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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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10/07/2021 – Xi’s draconian curbs stifling Chinese citizens: Dissident

Posted on Oct 7, 2021

source: https://sg.news.yahoo.com/xis-draconian-curbs-stifling-chinese-052505587.html Washington [US], October 7 (ANI): Chinese citizens are facing micro invasions of every aspect of their life by Chinese President Xi Jinping who is bent on putting restrictions on everyone including military representatives, gamers, or kindergartners, said a Chinese dissident. In an opinion piece, Jianli Yang, the founder and president of Citizen Power Initiatives for China, argued that Xi is “paranoid” about anything that can challenge his power, be it religion, corporates or celebrities....

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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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09/23/2021 – 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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