China Aid Association
(Philadelphia—Feb. 11, 2011) ChinaAid founder and president Bob Fu spoke at the University of Pennsylvania recently about religious freedom and the rule of law in China and U.S. foreign policy.
Fu was invited by the director for the Center for East Asian Studies, Prof. Jacques deLisle, and his Jan. 30 appearance was part of the center’s Human Rights in China Colloquium lecture series.
Speaking to a packed standing-room only hall in the School of Law, Fu introduced the cases of Gao Zhisheng, Chen Guangcheng, Alimujiang, all of whom have suffered cruel persecution for exercising their right to religious freedom and for defending human rights. He also described the overall deterioration in religious freedom and rule of law over the past year, and pointed out that the free world, including the United States, have adopted a policy of appeasement toward China, which can only result in evil historic consequences.
Fu also brought to the colloquium Li Jing, the wife of longtime political activist and Christian Guo Quan, who is serving a 10-year prison sentence. Li had just fled to the the United States with their elementary school-age son.
A lively Q&A session followed Fu’s lecture, with animated discussion by students and professors.
Prof. Jacques deLisle holds the following titles at the University of Pennsylvania:
Stephen A. Cozen Professor of Law
Professor of Political Science
Director, Center for East Asian Studies
Faculty Associate Director, Center for the Study of Contemporary China