Welcome to China.
There are some new situations about Internet freedom and human rights in China since we met in February last year, and I hope I could have a chance to talk to you about them.
It would be better if you could chat with me in person. I would like to invite you to my home and have dinner together.
About Internet freedom:
Nowadays, Chinese authorities are censoring and deleting some online speech, landing some online commenters in prison for speech crimes. China’s people are still unable to freely access the World Wide Web.
The Great Firewall that restricts Internet freedom is now higher than ever before.The situation for Internet freedom in China is getting worse.
The existence of China’s Great Firewall is an embarrassment not just to China but to the human race, and an open challenge to public justice and the public consciousness.
For many years, Chinese who aspire for freedom have spilled their blood and sweat fighting for it.Chinese people will continue to try to push down every wall erected by their dictatorial government, but if the United States could help in the effort to tear down China’s notorious Great Firewall, it would help China realize Internet freedom sooner.
About human rights:
Since 1949, Chinese dictators have robbed their people of their freedom and systematically violated human rights.Many dissidents and activists were harassed,detained,imprisoned or killed,forcing the country’s citizens to live in fear.
The human rights situation in China is getting worse.Liu Xiaobo, Xu Zhiyong, Liu Xianbin, Chen Wei, Chen Xi, Wang Bingzhang, Peng Ming, Zhu Yufu, Guo Quan, Chen Kegui, Li Bifeng and other prisoners of conscience are still in prison.
Liu Xia remains under house arrest although she has not been charged with a crime.
Pu Zhiqiang, Guo Yushan, Gao Yu, Ilham Tohti, Zhang Lin, Yang Maodong, Liu Ping, Wei Zongping, Li Huaping, Zhao Fengsheng, Tang Jingling, Wang Qingying, Yuan Xinting, Ding Jiaxi, Zhao Changqing, Huang Wenxun, Zhang Shaojie, Chang Boyang, Lv Gengsong, Chen Shuqing, Wang Mo, Xie Wenfei,Wang Zang, Zhang Miao, Su Changlan, Chen Yunfei and others are suffering from political persecution.
Those Chinese prisoners of conscience currently imprisoned require our collective, sustained attention and support.
I call on the U.S. government to use the power of diplomacy and public opinion to request that China immediately free Liu Xiaobo, Xu Zhiyong and other prisoners of conscience jailed for political reasons, and refrain from any conduct that restricts their freedom.
Meanwhile I suggest that U.S. diplomats should pay attention to and supporting the families of prisoners of conscience.