Thursday, September 01, 2016

U.S. Pressure On China Over Religious Freedom As Obama Heads There For G20

On Sept. 4-5, President Obama will attend the G20 Summit in Hangzhou, China. (Yahoo News).  Yesterday the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom issued a statement (full text) urging the President to raise religious freedom concerns with China's President Xi and asking him to press for the release of prisoners of conscience.  This follows a White House meeting on Tuesday by National Security Advisor Susan E. Rice with Chinese human rights advocates to discuss religious freedom and other human rights issues in China. (White House statement).