We extend our deepest appreciation to the governments, organizations and individuals in the United States, Switzerland and elsewhere who worked so hard for Xiyue’s freedom and stood with our family over the past three and a half years. Our family is doing well, and we are overjoyed and filled with deep gratitude for all the support we have received. That said, our joy is tempered as our thoughts turn to all those who are still unjustly imprisoned and to their loved ones, who remain without them.
Xiyue’s release is a victory of humanity and diplomacy across nations and political differences. We urge world leaders to come together and find the compassion and common ground to free all political hostages as soon as possible. Where there is a will, there is a way.
– December 16, 2019