08/20/2021 – China intends to increase its political influence in Afghanistan: Dissident

Posted on Aug 20, 2021

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08/19/2021- China’s Political Calculations and Potential Options in Afghanistan

Posted on Aug 19, 2021

source: By Jianli YangAugust 19, 2021 The Afghan government backed by the United States collapsed after losing its military protection, and the speed was jaw-dropping. While international political stakeholders have rushed to respond, China seems to have made arrangements earlier than other countries. Still, its future options in Afghanistan are under scrutiny. In July, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi met with Taliban representatives in Tianjin. This was an important event following the...

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08/13/2021 – Taiwanese Identity Grows Stronger as China Seeks Reunification | Opinion

Posted on Aug 13, 2021

source: JIANLI YANG, FOUNDER AND PRESIDENT, CITIZEN POWER INITIATIVES FOR CHINAON 8/13/21 AT 7:00 AM EDT One summer day in 1998, not long after I came from China to UC Berkeley as a graduate student, I watched the Seoul Olympics on TV together with a few students from Taiwan. It was a women’s volleyball match between China and another county (I can’t remember which country anymore). Some of my Taiwanese schoolmates cheered on the Chinese team, shouting “Commies, go for...

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08/11/2021 – China eclipses Russia as the world’s ‘biggest bad’ actor

Posted on Aug 11, 2021

source: BY JIANLI YANG, OPINION CONTRIBUTOR — 08/11/21 03:00 PM EDT While the July 1 hundred-year anniversary of the Chinese Communist Party headlined in major media houses within and outside China, a second anniversary quietly flew by several days later. It was 50 years ago on July 9, 1971, that Henry Kissinger, then President Nixon’s national security adviser, made a secret visit to meet with Zhou Enlai, the first premier of the People’s Republic of China. In the middle of the...

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07/31/2021 – Do China’s new draft rules set up a possible war?

Posted on Jul 31, 2021

source: By Jianli Yang – – Saturday, July 31, 2021 ANALYSIS/OPINION: Recent news updates about China are all indicative of the country’s efforts to make itself war-ready.  This month, the Ministry of Veterans Affairs of China released a set of changes to the country’s draft regulations. The focus of these new amendments has been military veterans who now can re-join their original unit or can be placed somewhere else.  According to the new regulations, the Central Military Commission...

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07/30/2021 – Chinese Communist Party Trains African Leaders, Expanding its Influence

Posted on Jul 30, 2021

source: By Jianli Yang on July 30, 2021 The Communist Party of China (the CCP) celebrated its 100th anniversary earlier this month. Founded in July 1921, the party has transformed itself from one based on communist revolutionary ideas to one that is driven by state capitalism. The party largely draws its legitimacy from the economic success of China in the last two decades, but given the rising income inequality, aging population, structural slowdown, and environmental issues, the party is...

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07/21/2021 – Remarks by Dr. Yang Jianli at the Captive Nations Week Summit

Posted on Jul 21, 2021

source: hosted by the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation Last Tuesday (July 13) marked the 4th anniversary of the tragic death of Liu Xiaobo. His death still stands as a great loss for mankind, as well as an unfathomable loss for the entire dissident community in China. I will now analyze this loss, among others things, in my remarks under the panel’s theme of “The Role of Dissidents in Gaining Freedom.” Many people like Liu Xiaobo, including myself, have dedicated their lives to...

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06/19/2021 – China countering foreign sanctions through ‘Wolf Warrior’ diplomacy

Posted on Jul 20, 2021

source: In order to counter new foreign sanctions, China started with ‘Wolf Warrior’ diplomacy to dissuade G7 member states from imposing new sanctions against Beijing under pressure from the US. In order to counter new foreign sanctions, China started with ‘Wolf Warrior’ diplomacy to dissuade G7 member states from imposing new sanctions against Beijing under pressure from the US. It was Chinese President Xi Jinping himself who...

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07/19/2021 – California Court Case Defends America’s Democratic Values

Posted on Jul 19, 2021

source: By: Yang Jianli I have a fresh warning about the ongoing corruption of democratic values in the United States in service of the political interests of the Chinese Communist Party. In essence, one of America’s leading law firms is arguing that there would be “no public benefit” to ending internet giant Tencent’s practice of engaging in massive pro-CCP censorship of WeChat in the United States, specifically California. Put another way, a leading American institution is arguing against the...

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07/15/2021 – China’s Populist-Nationalist Empire

Posted on Jul 15, 2021

source: By JIANLI YANG July 15, 2021 2:08 PM Xi Jinping gives a speech in Beijing on July 1, 2021, to mark the hundredth anniversary of the founding of the CCP. (Li Xueren/Xinhua via Getty Images) Xi Jinping has established himself as a pillar of the state One person declares to another: “For a hundred years, I’ve loved you with all my heart.” He then pledges: “I’m ready to love you even more for another hundred years.” Anyone who has experienced love knows that this is an exciting yet overused...

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