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10/04/2021 – 新闻通告:公民力量集体诉讼微信案赢第一步——法院否决腾讯将该案转为私人仲裁的诉求

Posted on Oct 4, 2021

来源:https://yibaochina.com/?p=243412 公民力量新闻组 2021年10月3日 2021年9月30日,圣克拉拉高等法院的Patricia M. Lucas法官裁定,由中国公民力量组织等数位微信用户对腾讯提起的集体诉讼必须在法庭上进行,拒绝了腾讯(微信的母公司)将案件转为私人仲裁的诉求。对公民力量等原告来讲,这是至关重要的第一步胜利,因为它确保了提出具有重大公共意义的诉讼将在一个公共论坛上展开,而不是在私人仲裁中进行。 公民力量创办人杨建利博士说:”我们知道前面还有一场漫长的艰苦工作,但我们很高兴法院做出了正确决裁决。这表明,在美国,法治意味着,即使是一个富有的、有政治关系的强大公司也必须在法律面前低头。对于许多习惯于中共政治主导的法律体系的华裔社区来说,这提醒我们,独立的司法机构如何有助于确保一个公平的社会。我们期待着继续推进我们的案件”。 该诉讼于2021年1月提交,对腾讯在加州的一些做法和政策提出质疑,认为根据州法律是不合法的。其中包括腾讯被指控将加州微信用户的私人数据交给中华人民共和国政府的做法,以及腾讯的政策,即加州的用户如果碰巧是中国公民,在使用微信时必须遵守中国法律,尽管是在加州的土地上。 该案件是CPIFC等诉腾讯美国有限公司等,案件编号21CV375169,圣克拉拉高级法院。...

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10/02/2021 – Press Release: Court rules in CPIFC’s favor and against Tencent in early fight over where the lawsuit against Tencent will be heard

Posted on Oct 2, 2021

For Immediate ReleaseCitizen Power Initiatives for China (CPIFC)Contact: Daniel GongTel: +1 (202) 827-5762Email: dcoffice@initiativesforchina.orgWASHINGTON, DC, October 2, 2021 On September 30, 2021, the Judge Patricia M. Lucas of the Santa Clara Superior Court ruled that the lawsuit brought by Citizen Power Initiatives for China and six WeChat users against Tencent must proceed in court, denying Tencent’s attempt to divert the case to private arbitration. This is an important early win, because it ensures the proceedings, which raise issues of great public importance, will unfold in a...

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10/02/2021 – Dealing with China becoming difficult on climate change, COVID-19 pandemic: Expert

Posted on Oct 2, 2021

source:https://sg.news.yahoo.com/dealing-china-becoming-difficult-climate-120716424.html ANI2 October 2021·2-min read Joe Biden (L) and Xi Jinping (R) Washington DC [US], October 2 (ANI): At a time when international partnership is need of the hour on several global issues like climate change and the COVID-19 pandemic, dealing with China is becoming increasingly difficult even on issues that fall in the area of cooperation. In an opinion piece for American digital media company The Hill, Chinese dissident Jianli Yang wrote that the world’s two major powers — the US and China...

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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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09/27/2021- VOA连线:杨建利:孟晚舟与两名加拿大公民被逮捕后的不同境遇可作教科书案例

Posted on Sep 27, 2021

来源:https://www.voachinese.com/a/6246323.html 华为首席财务官孟晚舟周五与美国检方达成同意接受暂缓起诉协议后,于周六返回中国。与此同时,被拘禁超过千日的两位加拿大人飞离中国返回加拿大。在美国国务院发表的一个声明中,国务卿布林肯对两位加拿大人获释表示欢迎。 纽约时报中文网报道:两名加拿大公民于2018年在高管孟晚舟被捕后不久就遭扣押,似乎是作为针对孟晚舟案件的人质而入狱。对此,中国方面坚决否认,强调中国是个法制国家。对比孟晚舟与两名加拿大公民于2018年12月被逮捕后的不同境遇以及国际媒体对人质外交的质疑。...

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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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09/23/2021 – 时事大家谈:中共制定共同富裕行动纲要:一个时代的落幕?

Posted on Sep 23, 2021

来源:https://www.voachinese.com/a/io-xi-china-common-prosperity-20210922/6241662.html 习近平正式宣布共同富裕理念的一个月之后,中国国家发改委披露,将按照党中央决策部署,制定促进共同富裕行动纲要,推动构建初次分配、再分配、三次分配协调配套的基础性制度安排。中国官媒和海外亲中媒体表示,中国将进入一个以实现共同富裕为中心的新时代。 但中国国内外众多舆论都对共同富裕报以怀疑目光,许多观察人士从最近国家加强监管民营经济,私企大佬七零八落的的现实中,看到改革开放以来市场经济的没落,监管经济的兴起以及向计划经济回归的试水。 中共将如何制定促进共同富裕的“制度性安排”? 中国将通过经济税收机制还是非经济强制手段走向共同富裕?民营经济在“回归社会主义本质”的过程中还有多大的发展空间? 人权组织“公民力量”创办人杨建利表示,从历史角度来看,中共不会实现共同富裕。他说,中共有普遍贫穷的历史,有贫富不均的历史,唯独没有共同富裕的历史。...

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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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