Congressional-Executive Commission on China
Hearing of December 6, 2011
Reggie Littlejohn testified before the Congressional-Executive
Commission on China, December 6, 2011
On December 6, 2011, Reggie Littlejohn testified regarding blind activist Chen Guangcheng before the Congressional Executive Commission on China. Littlejohn also submitted a report from Chen Guangcheng’s 2005 investigation into coercive family planning in Linyi City, Shandong Province. A member of Chen’s team, celebrated human rights attorney Teng Biao, drafted the report, which contains extensive witness statements from cases Chen and his team were investigating before Chen was jailed. In this report are detailed accounts regarding:
- A woman forcibly aborted and sterilized at seven months;
- Villagers sleeping in fields to evade Family Planning Officials;
- Family Planning Officials who broke three brooms over the head of an elderly man
- Family Planning Officials who forced a grandmother and her brother to beat each other; and
- The use of quota systems and the practice of “implication” – the detention, fining and torture of the extended family of One Child Policy “violators.”
Littlejohn stated: “The Chen Guangcheng report makes clear: the spirit of the Cultural Revolution lives on in China’s Family Planning death machine."
Blind Activist Chen Guangcheng: The Price Paid for Exposing and Opposing Forced Abortion and Involuntary Sterilization Under China’s One Child Policy," Testimony of Reggie Littlejohn, President.
The Chen Guangcheng Report: Coercive Family Planning in Linyi, 2005.