|Photo: Seal of the Taiwan Legislative Yuan|
By Ava Collins
(Taipei, Taiwan—Sept. 3, 2015) China Aid founder and president, Bob Fu, will testify before the Taiwan Legislative Yuan concerning the worsening state of religious freedom in China on Sept. 8. Fu will be joined by Anastasia Lin, the current Miss World Canada, and other human rights advocates and leaders of influential nongovernmental organizations.
The lawmaking branch of the Taiwanese government, the Legislative Yuan, will hear testimonies regarding the recent situation on religious freedom and rule of law in China. Topics will focus on the massive forced demolition of church buildings and crosses and the arbitrary arrest of lawyers and pastors.
China’s coastal Zhejiang province has been the focus of controversy lately as officials react with increasing force against churches and Christian protesters attempting to defend their places of worship. Frequently, the lawyers representing these churches in court have been detained to silence opposition, as in the case of Zhang Kai, who was recently charged with “endangering national security” and sentenced to six months in a black jail.
Fu previously traveled to Taiwan in March 2015 to meet with Taiwanese Vice President Wu Den-Yih and discuss similar topics of human rights and religious freedom in China and throughout the Asia Pacific region.
Fu will also speak with the City Council of Kaohsiung City, Taiwan’s second largest city, in a special symposium on Sept. 9 on these human rights violations and persecution against religious practitioners.
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