Subject:    Invitation to April 17 China discussion

   Date:      Wed, 11 Apr 2001 15:50:17 -0400 (EDT)

   From:     Asia Pacific Center for Justice and Peace <>



After the Spy Plane Standoff:

Where Do We Go from Here?

Tuesday, April 17, 2001 o 1:00-3:00 p.m.

Friends Committee on National Legislation o 245 2nd St. NE

Washington, DC

The Asia Pacific Center for Justice and Peace, Friends Committee on National Legislation, and the Foreign Policy In Focus project invite you to gathering of progressive, religious, labor, environmental and human rights activists to discuss U.S.-China relations in light of the Hainan spy plane controversy.

In the long term, issues such as U.S. arms sales to Taiwan, China’s accession to the WTO, crackdowns on religious and labor organizations, and human rights violations in Tibet and Xinjiang are all more significant than this tragic accident. The aftermath of the standoff will put these and other issues in the spotlight.

We will also share draft copies of a Progressive Statement of Principles on U.S.-China Relations, developed out of the first forum we held on February 20. During this time of continuing tension, what can the U.S. government do to help advance the causes of peace, human rights, social and economic justice, and environmentally sustainable human development in solidarity with the peoples of China?  How should progressive human rights, labor, faith-based, trade, and security NGO’s advise the new administration and Congress to proceed?

The discussion will follow a round-table format and include experts on security relations, human rights, and trade between the U.S. and China.

For more information please contact:

Andrew Wells-Dang

Asia Pacific Center



Erik Leaver

Foreign Policy In Focus

202-234-9382 x240


Ned Stowe

Friends Committee