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ICYMI: Freedom Collection’s Bob Fu Named The Midland, Texas Person Of The Year 2012

February 1, 2013 1 minute Read by Christopher Walsh

Chinese dissident Bob Fu has been named Midland, Texas 2012 Person of the Year.  The Midland Reporter-Telegram recognized Fu and his organization, ChinaAid, for their tireless work to promote religious freedom and human rights in China.  While Fu has endeavored to end persecution in China for a decade; it was his advocacy for prominent activist Chen Guangcheng that placed ChinaAid’s contributions in the national spotlight.  Fu’s efforts have helped hundreds of dissidents like Chen to receive financial aid, legal assistance, encouragement, and escape from China.  Moreover, Fu raises global awareness about the hardships being endured by Chinese dissidents.  His relentless pursuit of freedom and indomitable compassion make Bob Fu an exceptional choice for Midland’s Person of the Year. Learn more about Bob Fu’s work and his personal story of escape from China on the Freedom Collection:

This post was written by Christopher Walsh, Program Coordinator of the Freedom Collection.


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Christopher Walsh
Christopher Walsh

Christopher Walsh serves as a Manager for the Human Freedom Initiative at the George W. Bush Institute.  In this role, Christopher manages communications, evaluation, and public policy research projects that advance freedom and democracy in the world. He also develops and implements efforts to make the Bush Institute a welcoming place for today’s generation of dissidents and democracy advocates, overseeing visits for training, inspiration, and insight. 

Prior to joining the Bush Institute, Christopher worked with the International Republican Institute in Washington, D.C. As IRI’s program officer for Central and Eastern Europe, he coordinated political party building and civic advocacy programs in the Balkans and Turkey.

A native of Cape Cod, Massachusetts, Christopher is a graduate of American University with a B.A. in International Studies.  He currently lives in Dallas with his wife and three young children.

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