Wu Zeheng



"The value of life is measured in love." - Wu Zeheng

16 Members of US Congress Urge Chinese Government to Cease All Restrictions


August 8, 2011, a strong bipartisan group of 16 Members of Congress sent a letter to Chinese Ambassador Zhang Yesui regarding China's ongoing mistreatment of  Wu.


Wu previously spent 11 years in prison after advocating for greater government transparency, rule of law, and an end to corruption.  “Wu Zeheng was released at the end of his sentence in February 2010; yet, he continues to face harassment, surveillance, intimidation, and restrictions on his rights to movement, speech, and religious freedom,” said the Members of Congress in the letter. “ We ask that your government cease all restrictions and harassment directed at him and that he be provided his passport as Jieyang Huilai had committed in writing would be completed by July 27, 2010,” they added.


The letter was co-sponsored by Reps. Trent Franks (R-AZ) and Heath Shuler (D-NC) as co-chairs of the House International Religious Freedom Caucus. Reps. Frank Wolf (R-VA) and Jim McGovern (D-MA), co-chairmen of the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission also signed the letter, as did Reps. Christopher Smith (R-NJ), chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, and Human Rights, among others.


“We are very grateful that so many Members of the Congress support our teacher Wu Zeheng", said Yong-ming, one of the followers in USA, “Wu has maintained his religious practice in the face of ongoing persecution and we need global support from those who support religious freedom so that he can obtain justice.”  (Download PDF Version)




Wu's " Thank You" letter to Congressmen


Aug 25th, 2011


Thank you for your support and concern about the cause of Buddhism!


The essence of Buddhism is: “All living beings are equal, full of enlightenment of oneself and the awakening of others” which is a harmonious blend of the universal value of “all humans are created equal.” Thus we have a common goal to pursue!


For the rest of my life, I will spare no effort to practice and promote this great mission to assist people who share the same universe to enjoy the living environment and living space of “Freedom, Equality and Compassion”. The mission will never change!


I am looking forward to having further communication with you in the future!

Thank You Again!


The eighty-eighth descendant of Zen (Chan) Buddhism, Mahayana Buddhism

Wu Zeheng (Shi Xingwu)