CHINA 18

Defending Freedoms Project


China Aid works closely with Members of Congress to advocate on behalf of those Chinese citizens who are incarcerated for their religious or political beliefs through the Defending Freedoms Project (DFP), in which Members of Congress adopt prisoners of conscience to help raise awareness of these individual cases and as symbolic of the thousands of prisoners of conscience in China.

For more information on the Defending Freedoms Project:
These are the current China 18 members who have been adopted through the Defending Freedoms Project:

Zhu Yufu (m), adopted by Representative Randy Hultgren (R-IL)
Alimujiang Yimiti (m), adopted by Representative Lynn Jenkins (R-KS)
Zhang Shaojie (m), adopted by Representative Mark Meadows (R-NC)