Civil Movement

08/06/2015 – Beijing Olympic Scandal Redux -The 2008 games were a tragedy for human rights. Now 2022 looks similar. By YANG JIANLI And JARED GENSER

Posted on Aug 6, 2015

http://www.wsj.com/articles/beijing-olympic-scandal-redux-1438880174

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Crossing River with a Boulder On Back?

Posted on Mar 15, 2015

Yang Jianli   Right before the kick off of China’s annual “Two Meetings,” its state media began the widespread rollout of President Xi Jinping’s new ideological directive, the “Four Comprehensives.”   Two Meetings refers to the annual meetings of the National People’s Congress and Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference, which are both adjourned last weekend in Beijing. Xi follows in the footsteps of his predecessors: Mao Zedong’s “Thought” guided the first generation, Deng Xiaoping’s “Theory” the second, Jiang Zemin’s “Three Representatives” the third, and Hu Jintao’s “Scientific...

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09/30/2014 – Head Off a Tiananmen Massacre in Hong Kong. Opinion – Wall Street Journal

Posted on Sep 30, 2014

http://www.wsj.com/articles/head-off-a-tiananmen-massacre-in-hong-kong-1411403467

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09/30/2014 – Chinese Dissidents: Hong Kong and Ukraine Call for ‘Rebirth’ of U.S. Global Leadership. By Washington Free Beacon Staff

Posted on Sep 30, 2014

http://freebeacon.com/national-security/chinese-dissidents-hong-kong-and-ukraine-call-for-rebirth-of-u-s-global-leadership/

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06/21/2014 – Surviving Tiananmen, Envisioning Democracy: Yang Jianli in conversation with The Straddler. By YANG Jianli. The Straddler

Posted on Jun 21, 2014

http://www.thestraddler.com/201513/piece2.php

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05/30/2014 – Subcommittee Hearing: Tiananmen 25 Years Later: Leaders Who Were There

Posted on May 30, 2014

http://foreignaffairs.house.gov/hearing/subcommittee-hearing-tiananmen-25-years-later-six-leaders-who-were-there

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Ninth InterEthnic/InterFaith Leadership Conference Held In Taiwan

Posted on May 6, 2014

Reported by Citizen Reporters: Duan Chao, Cao Jie, Li Zhong and Li Xuemei Organized by Initiatives for China/Citizen Power for China, the Ninth Interethnic / Interfaith Leadership Conference was held in Taiwan from April 24 through April 27. The four-day conference gave training to nearly 100 people in nonviolent resistance, with attendees including Chinese, Mongolians, Tibetans and Uyghurs residing in various region of the world, including Hong Kong, Mainland China, Macau, Taiwan,  Dharamsala of India, Mongolia, Japan, North America, Australia and Europe.  The diverse attendees hold beliefs...

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Opening Remarks Speech at the Ninth InterEthnic/InterFaith Leadership Conference

Posted on Apr 23, 2014

Opening Remarks Speech at the Ninth InterEthnic/InterFaith Leadership Conference – Yang Jianli Our distinguished guests, friends, ladies and gentlemen, Good morning. First I would like to thank everybody for coming to the Ninth InterEthnic/InterFaith Leadership Conference.  Particularly, I would like to thank those who have come a long way from across the world — from mainland China, Hong Kong, Macau, India, Japan, Mongolia, the Americas, Europe and Australia. In fact, all of us here, including participants from Taiwan, are trekkers on a long and arduous journey. We represent groups of...

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China hasn’t earned a spot on Human Rights Council

Posted on Nov 2, 2013

By Yang Jianli, Published: November 1 Yang Jianli is founder and president of Initiatives for China. He was imprisoned in China from 2002 to 2007 for attempting to observe labor unrest. While it is debatable whether the United States should intervene in criminal cases in China, such as that of the recently executed street vendor Xia Junfeng, it is unacceptable for Washington to ignore China’s human rights record when it can raise the issue without being accused of “interfering in internal affairs.” Washington will have such an opportunity when the U.N. General Assembly chooses new members of...

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An Open Letter to Chinese Authorities Regarding the Recent Detention of Citizens including Zhao Changqing and Ding Jiaxi

Posted on Apr 24, 2013

April 19th, 2013 Mr. Xi Jingping, President of the People’s Republic of China, Mr. Meng Jianzhu, State Councilor of the People’s Republic of China, Mr. Guo Shengkun, Minister of Public Security of the People’s Republic of China, Mr. Fu Zhenghua, Chief of Beijing Public Security Bureau: At a time when all walks of life in China are still interpreting President’s Xi Jingping’s new concept of “the China Dream” with greatest goodwill, we are shocked to hear that the Beijing Public Security Bureau has criminally detained ten citizens with absurd excuses. They are Zhao Changqing (赵常), Ding Jiaxi...

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