On June 18, 2007, Cambridge City Councilor Henrietta Davis sponsored Resolution # 32 "Welcoming Mr. Sun Shousan and the delegation from the People's Republic of China's General Administration of Press and Publication to Cambridge." Five members of the public spoke against this resolution reporting to the City Council some serious abuses of human rights killing prisoners, selling their organs to medical professionals in the US, placing persons into psychiatric hospitals for their expression in China. One of the speaker's mother is being held at present.
After Councilor Craig Kelley expressed concerns about this resolution, Davis withdrew it. She said she was unaware of any "controversy." China's human rights abuses are known to persons who read newspapers. It is curious that a city official who admires the biotech industry is clueless about such prominent human rights abuses.