Due to the resignation of Ms. Golden Chang in the February, the Laogai Human Rights Foundation elected Dr. Yang Fengshi as a new Director of the Board. The Laogai Human Rights Foundation is a supervisory organization of the Laogai Research Foundation, in particular, it manage all of its endowment. The new Board of Directors includes 1) Mr. Jeff Field, the Chairperson who is a well-known union leader and co-founder of the Laogai Research Foundation; 2) Dr. Lee Edward, Chair of the Communist Victim Foundation, and 3) Dr. Yang Fengshi.
After Dr. Yang left the Laogai Research Foundation, Prof. Ming Xia became the Chair of the Board by election. Prof. Ming Xia is currently a professor of political science at the City University of New York. He is a renowned expert in China studies and human rights activist. Another two Board of Directors are 1) Prof. Yongyi Song (California State University, Los Angeles), and 2) Dr. Chen Kuide (the Chair of Princeton China Initiative).