Chairman Smith on the hearing: “The Chinese government is facing an unexpected phenomenon – effective advocacy campaigns waged by the wives of tortured and detained rights advocates. Through the testimony of these courageous women, this hearing will look at the almost two year effort by President Xi Jinping’s government to eviscerate China’s network of human rights lawyers and consider how the continued detention of Lee Ming-che has negatively impacted cross-strait relations between Beijing and Taipei.”

Witnesses

Ms. Lee Chin-yu
Spouse of Lee Min-che
[full text of statement]
[truth in testimony form]

Ms. Wang Yanfeng
Spouse of Tang Jingling
[full text of statement]
[truth in testimony form]

Ms. Jin Bianling
Spouse of Jiang Tianyong
[full text of statement]
[truth in testimony form]

Ms. Chen Guiqiu
Spouse of Xie Yang
[full text of statement]
[truth in testimony form]

 

***Any changes to the witness list will be reflected above.