19th U.S.-China Human Rights Dialogue

Media Note
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
August 12, 2015

The next session of the annual U.S.-China Human Rights Dialogue will be held August 13-14 in Washington, D.C.

Assistant Secretary for Democracy, Human Rights and Labor Tom Malinowski and Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs Department of International Organizations and Conferences Director-General Li Junhua will lead their respective interagency delegations in the dialogue. During the dialogue, the two sides will discuss rule of law, freedom of religion, freedom of expression, Internet freedom, the rights of ethnic minorities, and other human rights issues.

The U.S.-China Human Rights Dialogue reflects the importance of human rights in the bilateral relationship. It will provide an opportunity to continue discussions of key human rights issues that were raised during the U.S. China Strategic & Economic Dialogue held June 23-24 and that will be addressed during President Xi Jinping’s state visit in September.

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