THE ASSOCIATION OF THE BAR OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK
INVITES YOU TO ATTEND
HUMAN RIGHTS ACTIVISM IN CHINA:
A ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION FEATURING CHINESE CIVIL SOCIETY ACTIVISTS
DISCUSSING WOMEN’S RIGHTS, LGBT ISSUES, HUMAN RIGHTS LAW, AND INTERNET
March 31, 2016 at 6:00
New York City Bar: 42 West 44th St, New York
Teng Biao: renowned human-rights lawyer, dissident, and exile from Beijing who has
spent years working on human rights issues and representing persecuted
individuals and groups. Mr. Teng will speak on the ongoing crackdown on human
rights lawyers, the government’s rationale in conducting the crackdown, and the
responses from the outside world that would have the most impact.
Hou Ping: Founder and president of LesGo, a nonprofit group working on LGBT rights in
China. Ms. Hou will speak on the LGBT community’s efforts to assert itself publicly
both on the national and local levels, the progress it has made, and continuing
challenges as LGBT groups navigate the current political climate.
Zhang RenWang: a former government-employed “internet monitor”, whose job involved
guiding online discussions away from sensitive topics or posting opinions in favor of
the government. Mr. Zhang will speak on the Chinese internet censorship regime
and specifically his experiences as an internet moderator.
Liu Wei: a women’s rights advocate/lawyer. Ms. Liu will discuss her experiences as a
women’s rights advocate and how the government has exerted increasing pressures
on her and her organizing activities, ultimately leading to her involuntary but self-
Elisabeth Wickeri: Executive Director, Leitner Center for International Law and
JusticeDirector, Asia Law and Justice Program. Professor Wickeri has long been
involved in China-related rights work, and will provide a summation and
Angus F. Ni: Secretary of the Asian Affairs Committee.
This event is free and open to the public, but please RSVP by e-mailing the Committee
Secretary, Angus Ni, at firstname.lastname@example.org or at: