Canadian Daughter of Disappeared Chinese Human Rights Defender Launches Personal Plea to Vietnamese and Chinese Governments

After 31 months in hiding in Vietnam, Chinese human rights defender Dong Guangping was arrested on August 24, 2022 by Vietnamese police. There has been no news of his fate since then. His wife and daughter, who live in Toronto, are fearful that he has been handed over to Chinese authorities and that he will once again be jailed for his human rights activism, as he has been three times in the past.

Dong Guangping had been accepted for resettlement to Canada as a refugee, but the Canadian government was not able to convince Vietnamese officials to allow him to leave Vietnam and travel to Canada.

Dong Guangping’s daughter, Katherine Dong, will be making a plea, also on behalf of her mother, for the Vietnamese and Chinese governments to confirm his whereabouts and allow him to travel to Canada and be reunited with his family. After the press conference, Katherine Dong and supporters will go to the Chinese and Vietnamese Embassies and seek to deliver a personal appeal letter to those countries’ ambassadors to Canada.

Press Conference


Thursday, November 17, 2022


10:00 am


Press Conference Room
Room 125-B, West Block
House of Commons, Ottawa


Katherine Dong, Daughter of Dong Guangping
Winnie Ng, Chair, Toronto Association for Democracy in China
Alex Neve, Senior Fellow, Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, University of Ottawa
Jiaji Jiang, Board Member, Federation for a Democratic China (Canada)


Canadian family of disappeared Chinese human rights defender makes urgent plea to Vietnamese and Chinese governments, November 10, 2022.

Chinese human-rights activist accepted as refugee by Canada has gone missing, Globe and Mail, November 10, 2022.

For Further Information

Winnie Ng, [email protected] 647-291-3511

Alex Neve, [email protected] 613-852-3927