05/27/2021 – Mocking India’s Health Crisis Reflects the CCP’s Wicked Thinking and Hurts China’s Soft Power

Posted on May 27, 2021

source: By Jianli Yang on May 27, 2021 he coronavirus outbreak in China in late 2019, which killed thousands there, saw people across the globe expressing solidarity with the Chinese. Now the virus is still creating worldwide havoc, and some Chinese prefer to derive sadistic pleasure from others’ agony. For example, on social media the ruling China Communist Party (CCP) mocked COVID-19 deaths in India, and many Chinese people cheered. China has become an economic and...

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05/27/2021 – IOC Faces a Test Ahead of 2022 Beijing Olympics | Opinion

Posted on May 27, 2021

source: JIANLI YANG , FOUNDER AND PRESIDENT, CITIZEN POWER INITIATIVES FOR CHINAON 5/27/21 AT 8:00 AM EDT t a bipartisan congressional hearing hosted by the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission on May 18, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi made rightful calls for a diplomatic boycott of the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics on the grounds of China’s abysmal human rights record. After the hearing, Chinese foreign ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian said that Pelosi was “full of lies,” adding that...

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05/06/2021 – China’s military modernization continues unabated

Posted on May 6, 2021

source: To mask its growing military ambitions, China finds new ways to conceal its spendingFollow Us SearchSearch Keyword: By Jianli Yang – – Thursday, May 6, 2021 ANALYSIS/OPINION: Amidst growing territorial disputes with its neighbors and military tensions with the United States, China has projected defense expenditure growth of 6.8% this year.  This allocation is the sharpest increase since 2019 and the third...

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Posted on Apr 27, 2021

China’s Attempt to Spy on Uyghurs at Home and Abroad | Opinion source: JIANLI YANG AND DOLKUN ISAON 4/27/21 AT 8:00 AM EDT China today hosts a complex web of surveillance systems to keep track of its citizens and critics, both at home and abroad. Not only does the Chinese state operate multiple systems to maintain surveillance on its citizens, but it also tasks private companies working in China to further enhance its network of human and technical spies. Scores from China, including Uyghurs living abroad,...

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04/23/2021 – China ‘neutralised Human Rights Criticism, Not Carbon’ During Climate Crisis Summit

Posted on Apr 23, 2021

source: As World leaders called for global cooperation,China used the Leaders Summit on Climate to neutralise the widespread condemnation of its human rights violations Written ByAstha Singh From the US President Joe Biden to French President Emmanuel Macron and Prime Minister Narendra Modi– as these World leaders from around the world called for global cooperation to tackle the climate crisis, China on the other hand used the Leaders Summit on Climate to...

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04/22/2021 – For China, a summit to neutralize criticism, not carbon

Posted on Apr 22, 2021

source: BY JIANLI YANG AND AARON RHODES, OPINION CONTRIBUTORS — 04/22/21 07:30 AM EDT  © Getty Images President Biden’s virtual Leadership Summit on Climate is meant to counteract what is considered damage to the nation’s environmental image by the Trump administration, and the exercise hopefully will have concrete results for reducing carbon emissions. But by providing China with its own public relations opportunity, the event may well be judged by history as emblematic of the process...

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04/14/2021-How China Censors Foreign Journalism

Posted on Apr 14, 2021

source: By Jianli Yang April 14, 2021 6:30 AM A police officer attempts to prevent the photographer from taking pictures at a checkpoint at the Jiujiang Yangtze River Bridge as the country is hit by an outbreak of a new coronavirus in Jiujiang, Jiangxi Province, China, February 1, 2020. (Thomas Peter/Reuters) The recent departure from China of a veteran journalist shines a light on how that nation’s regime suppresses journalism from other countries. Late last month, after nine years in China, BBC Beijing...

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04/06/2021 – China contemplates military action against Taiwan

Posted on Apr 6, 2021

source:  PrintBy Jianli Yang – – Tuesday, April 6, 2021 ANALYSIS/OPINION: There have been some developments in the past that may have led to negative sentiments against China. The failure to contain the COVID-19 outbreak, and human rights violations in Xinjiang, Hong Kong and Tibet are some of the issues that have become matters of concern. Now there is one more.  China is now contemplating...

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04/02/2021 – Determining the Origins of COVID-19 is of Paramount Importance | Opinion

Posted on Apr 2, 2021

source: JIANLI YANG , FOUNDER AND PRESIDENT, CITIZEN POWER INITIATIVES FOR CHINAON 4/2/21 AT 7:00 AM EDT Ascertaining the origins of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, is vital in order to address the current pandemic and reduce the risk of future ones. Although we may never be able to conclusively determine the coronavirus pandemic’s origins, it is nevertheless critical that we make every possible effort to do so. That is why the WHO‘s fruitless investigation into the...

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03/31/2021 – Keine Deals mit Völkermördern!Europe’s German-driven China policy is on auto-pilot

Posted on Mar 31, 2021

source: By: Aaron Rhodes & Jianli Yang – March 31, 2021 Partially Translated from German:Popularly known under the acronym CAI, the Comprehensive Agreement on Investment between the European Union and China might be a blessing for German and other European business enterprises, but it is a curse on efforts to constrain Chinese expansionism and human rights violations, not to mention Germany’s image among Western democracies.The CAI was finalized on 30...

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