The Committee for U.S. International Broadcasting (CUSIB) welcomes a new member of its Advisory Board: journalist and human rights activist Jing Zhang, president of Women’s Rights in China. She is the author of a powerful personal testimony, “VOA Cannot Retreat from China,” on the importance of continuing Voice of America radio and television broadcasts.
Ms. Zhang suffered five years in prison for her belief in freedom and democracy. After leaving China, she built a career for twenty years as a newspaper editor in Hong Kong and the United States. Jing understands the trials Chinese women have to endure under one-party rule in a persistent patriarchal society.
She founded Women’s Rights in China in 2007 to popularize the concept of women’s rights and advocate for the weak and underprivileged in China. As the Operations Director of All Girls Allowed, Jing directs the projects aimed at the prevention of female infanticide, the education of abandoned female orphans, the reuniting of trafficked children with their families. She has testified multiple times in the United States Congress on behalf of AGA and WRIC on the problems of China’s One Child Policy and human trafficking. In these hearings, she also presented evidence of repression these underprivileged groups suffered in the hands of the Chinese government.
The Committee for U.S. International Broadcasting extends a warm welcome to Ms. Zhang and looks forward to use her expertise to promote free flow of uncensored news and information to countries without free media.