Chairman Smith on the hearing: “China under Xi Jinping has been engaged in a race to the bottom when it comes to religious persecution. We have rightfully called out the Chinese government for its repression against Uyghur Muslims and Tibetan Buddhists. We must also hold Xi Jinping and his government accountable for their war against Christianity–a religion to which many people throughout China are increasingly turning.”

Opening Statements


Panel I
Tenzin Dorjee, Ph.D.
U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom
[full text of statement]

Panel II
Bob Fu, Ph.D.
Founder and President
[full text of statement]
[truth in testimony form]

Thomas Farr, Ph.D.
Religious Freedom Institute
[full text of statement]
[truth in testimony form]


Hearing transcript (PDF)