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11/09/2021 – China’s ‘counteraction’ sends warships into U.S. waters

Posted on Nov 9, 2021

source: https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/nov/9/chinas-counteraction-sends-warships-into-us-waters/ By Jiangli Yang – – Tuesday, November 9, 2021 OPINION: The entire world is well aware of the rift between China and the United States. China has long been trying to surpass the U.S. economically, technologically and militarily. However, some of Beijing’s most recent transgressions show that the Chinese government does not intend to play the defensive card. The U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) recently released images of a fleet of four ships of China’s “People’s Liberation Army...

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11/03/2021 – The truth about the media in China

Posted on Nov 3, 2021

source: https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/nov/3/the-truth-about-the-media-in-china/ By Jianli Yang and Rongbin Zhang – – Wednesday, November 3, 2021 OPINION: It’s crackdown season for China with the launch of the new “Five Year Governance Plan” by President Xi Jinping’s Communist Party, chiefly targeting the private sector. Over the past few weeks, the Chinese government has unveiled a series of plans that are seen to further consolidate the CCP’s control over the media. In early October, China’s National Development and Reform Commission released its “Negative Market...

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10/29/2021 – Xi Jinping’s ‘Historical Resolutions’ | Opinion

Posted on Oct 29, 2021

source: https://www.newsweek.com/xi-jinpings-historical-resolutions-opinion-1643510 JIANLI YANG , FOUNDER AND PRESIDENT, CITIZEN POWER INITIATIVES FOR CHINAON 10/29/21 AT 8:00 AM EDT The sixth plenary session of the 19th Chinese Communist Party (CCP) Central Committee is to be held on Nov. 8, 2021. The plenary session’s much-anticipated focus is the consideration and adoption of the “Resolution of the CCP Central Committee on the Major Achievements and Historical Experiences of the Party’s Centennial Struggle.” Judging from the title, this historical resolution mainly...

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10/01/2021 – Biden calls for international cooperation, but how to cooperate with China?

Posted on Oct 1, 2021

source: https://thehill.com/opinion/international/574380-biden-calls-for-international-cooperation-but-how-to-cooperate-with BY JIANLI YANG, OPINION CONTRIBUTOR — 10/01/21 04:00 PM EDT In his recent speech to the United Nations General Assembly, President Biden aimed remarks at America’s two rival nuclear powers — and particularly China — even though he didn’t name names. He criticized China’s human rights violations and its use of sophisticated technology to surveil and control China’s population, and warned against the intrusion of authoritarianism in various countries. He pledged to...

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09/23/2021 – Is China’s ‘Cultural Revolution 2.0’ upon us?

Posted on Sep 23, 2021

source: https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/sep/23/is-chinas-cultural-revolution-20-upon-us/?utm_campaign=shareaholic&utm_medium=twitter&utm_source=socialnetwork By Jianli Yang – – Thursday, September 23, 2021 ANALYSIS/OPINION: Echoes of the Cultural Revolution are reverberating throughout China today, with the Chinese government harking back to the past and placing curbs on many aspects of ideology and culture. As pointed out in a recent story published by Japan-based newsmagazine Nikkei Asia, “the use of cultural avenues to tighten the [CCP’s] grip on society is...

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09/21/2021 – Hostage Diplomacy rears its head in Beijing, as Meng Wanzhou case reaches a close

Posted on Sep 21, 2021

By Jianli Yang – September 21, 2021 On 19th August, 2021, the Chinese Foreign Ministry’s spokesperson Hua Chunying made a statement, asserting the country’s stance on the arrest of Meng Wanzhou. According to her, Beijing has urged the Canadian Government to “immediately correct its mistakes and release” the Huawei Chief Financial officer. The statement was made after Meng’s extradition hearing in Canada was closed, with no date fixed for the delivery of the verdict.  Meng Wanzhou’s arrest has become a major point of contention between China, US and Canada. Meng was detained...

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09/16/2021 – China-Taliban Tango Encourages Unholy Marriage

Posted on Sep 16, 2021

source: https://providencemag.com/2021/09/china-taliban-tango-encourages-unholy-marriage/ By Jianli Yang on September 16, 2021 China is brimming with optimism about the Taliban in Afghanistan. But a bombing that killed scores of people, including 13 American troops, outside the Kabul airport on August 26 has led many to distrust the Islamic group’s promise to not let anyone use the land-locked country’s soil to target another. “The explosions show that the security situation in Afghanistan remains complex and grave,” Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Zhao Lijian said during a regular...

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09/15/2021 – China asks its sworn rival, the United States, to ‘guide’ the Taliban

Posted on Sep 15, 2021

source: https://thehill.com/opinion/international/572170-china-asks-its-sworn-rival-the-united-states-to-guide-the-taliban BY JIANLI YANG, OPINION CONTRIBUTOR — 09/15/21 06:30 PM EDT Following the U.S. pullout from Afghanistan, many countries are watching the situation carefully, since a lot of diplomacy hinges on which side of the line each nation stands with respect to Afghan politics. According to reports, in a late August telephone call between a top Chinese diplomat and U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken, China expressed its desire that the international community, including the...

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09/11/2021 – Jianli Yang: A Lamentation

Posted on Sep 11, 2021

source: https://www.westernjournal.com/jianli-yang-lamentation/ The Western Journal is publishing the following poem by Chinese dissident and human rights activist Jianli Yang to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the events of Sept. 11, 2001. Of his poetry, Yang writes: “The first anniversary of 9/11 happened during my solitary confinement [in a Chinese prison]. My mental health had deteriorated under the weight of prolonged isolation, repeated interrogations and endless psychological and physical torture. I prayed and prayed to God for understanding of his purpose for me and for spiritual...

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08/26/2021 – China’s ‘Wolf Warrior Diplomacy’ Remains Unhindered and Unabashed | Opinion

Posted on Aug 26, 2021

source: https://www.newsweek.com/chinas-wolf-warrior-diplomacy-remains-unhindered-unabashed-opinion-1622663 JIANLI YANG , FOUNDER AND PRESIDENT, CITIZEN POWER INITIATIVES FOR CHINAON 8/26/21 AT 6:30 AM EDT President Joe Biden on May 26 ordered his national security staff to submit a report on the origins of the COVID-19 pandemic. His team had 90 days to review the virus’s origins, before submitting a report this week. This deadline has been so overshadowed by the crisis in Afghanistan that few have paid attention to it. But Beijing certainly has. “What the U.S. cares about is not...

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