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CPIFC Briefing Series: The People are Breaking the Laws, The Government Officials are Committing Crimes, Where’s the Exit?

Posted on Oct 28, 2018 in News, Publications, Rule of Law in China | Comments Off on CPIFC Briefing Series: The People are Breaking the Laws, The Government Officials are Committing Crimes, Where’s the Exit?

CPIFC Briefing Series*    Oct. 20, 2018 The People are Breaking the Laws, The Government Officials are Committing Crimes, Where’s the Exit? by Sun Dawu  (Chairman of Supervisory Board of Hebei Dawu Group, China) (This article is recommended by Chinese Entrepreneurs Rights Association) On July 25, 2018, a 77,000-square meter senior nursing homes in the small town of Dawu Kangyang, were confiscated by the Xushui District Land Bureau. The account is that the buildings were built without approval, an illegal occupation of land. We were not only given a deadline to remove the buildings and had of hundreds of millions of yuan’s worth of property confiscated, we also had to accept high fines. 1. Strange Punishment The Ecological Center of Nursing Homes of Dawu Group was approved in 2015. In 2016, the district chief, the executive deputy district chief and...

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A tightening grip: The rise of authoritarianism and the erosion of freedom in Hong Kong

Posted on Oct 21, 2018 in Hong Kong, News, Publications | Comments Off on A tightening grip: The rise of authoritarianism and the erosion of freedom in Hong Kong

Title: A tightening grip: The rise of authoritarianism and the erosion of freedom in Hong Kong   a discussion featuring Benedict Rogers Chair of Trustees of Hong Kong Watch, UK moderated by YANG Jianli President of Citizen Power Initiatives for China Thursday, November 1, 2018 7:30PM-9:00PM 415 2ND Street, NE, Suite 100, Washington, DC 20002 (new office of Citizen Power Initiatives for China) To RSVP: dcoffice@initiativesforchina.org Twitter: English @citizenpowerifc | 中文 @iforchina Live Broadcast at: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC2Gz65rU_l-9UcHAV9MsVpg   Media Are Welcome   Since the student-led pro-democracy protests of 2014, Hong Kong has experienced an unprecedented crackdown on its freedoms. Student protestors have been imprisoned, political candidates have been disqualified from running for election and legislators have been barred from the city’s legislature. Press freedom, academic freedom and the rule of law are all facing pressures in an atmosphere where Xi Jinping’s authoritarian...

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The Chinese Communist Party’s Control of Colleges and Universities — on the Essay  “the Confessions of College English Teachers under Cameras”

Posted on Oct 20, 2018 in Publications | Comments Off on The Chinese Communist Party’s Control of Colleges and Universities — on the Essay  “the Confessions of College English Teachers under Cameras”

CPIFC Briefing Series*    Oct. 20, 2018 The Chinese Communist Party’s Control of Colleges and Universities — on the Essay  “the Confessions of College English Teachers under Cameras” Confessions of a College English Teacher Under Cameras Eileen (Eileen, a college teacher in China, is a reporter for Yibao,an online magazine run by Citizen Power Initiatives for China) Since 2013, cameras had been installed gradually in each classroom of my university, and even five or six cameras in larger classrooms. We were told that the cameras would be mainly used for exam invigilation to release the burden of teachers. We hadn’t had time to jump for joy before we found that the invigilator task has not been reduced at all. Instead, there was a bad news from the Academic Affairs Office: “they will randomly check the teachers’ late arrival or early...

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Statement on the Meng Hongwei (孟宏伟) Incident from Citizen Power Initiatives for China

Posted on Oct 9, 2018 in News, Publications | Comments Off on Statement on the Meng Hongwei (孟宏伟) Incident from Citizen Power Initiatives for China

October 7, 2018    Washington, DC According to the midnight news on the website of China’s State Supervision Commission of the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection on October 7, Meng Hongwei, who had been missing for 12 days, is suspected of breaking the law and is currently under the investigation of the State Supervision Commission. Citizen Power Initiatives for China has expressed strong concern about this incident. Meng Hongwei is one of the heads of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). He is a deputy minister of the Chinese Ministry of Public Security. He also has a compelling identity — the first Chinese chairman of Interpol. On October 5, Meng Hongwei’s wife, Grace Meng, reported in Lyon, France, where the headquarters of Interpol is located, that Meng Hongwei had disappeared after returning to China in late September. Before the official announcement about Meng...

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Initiatives for China reports ten Chinese State Funded Media to DOJ that have failed to register as a Foreign Agent required by Foreign Agents Registration Act

Posted on Sep 27, 2018 in International Relations, News, Publications | Comments Off on Initiatives for China reports ten Chinese State Funded Media to DOJ that have failed to register as a Foreign Agent required by Foreign Agents Registration Act

Honorable Jeff Sessions Attorney General of the United States U.S. Department of Justice 950 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20530-0001 September 25, 2018 Dear Mr. Attorney General: I applaud your decision to order Xinhua News Agency and China Global Television Network, the two major Chinese state media firms, to register as foreign agents. This is a timely and urgent move much needed to counter the Chinese Communist regime’s aggressive foreign propaganda strategy aiming to gain political influence and win Americans’ hearts and minds. However, there are still hundreds of other Chinese state media outlets that serve as the backbone of the Chinese regime’s propaganda apparatus operating in this country. They have failed to comply with the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA) to register their firms as Chinese government agents and disclose information of acting on behalf of the Chinese government. I therefore urge...

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Released: NGO Letter to Secretaries Mnuchin and Pompeo re Xinjiang and Tibet

Posted on Sep 19, 2018 in Global Efforts, Publications, Tibet, Uyghur | Comments Off on Released: NGO Letter to Secretaries Mnuchin and Pompeo re Xinjiang and Tibet

Citizen Power Initiatives for China joined with 33 other NGOs and human rights organizations in a letter campaign led by the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation. The attached letter, which is signed by these organizations and their leaders, including Citizen Power Initiatives for China and its president Dr. YANG Jianli, has been sent Monday to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Secretary of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin urging them to impose Magnitsky sanctions on Chinese officials responsible for human rights violations in Xinjiang and Tibet. Read PDF...

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A Call for a UN Investigation, and US Sanctions, on the Human Rights Disaster Unfolding in Xinjiang

Posted on Aug 12, 2018 in News, Publications, Uyghur | Comments Off on A Call for a UN Investigation, and US Sanctions, on the Human Rights Disaster Unfolding in Xinjiang

A Call for a UN Investigation, and US Sanctions, on the Human Rights Disaster Unfolding in Xinjiang August 10, 2018   It is now clear, from numerous reliable sources, that shocking human rights atrocities are being perpetrated in the Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region of China (XUAR). The Communist Party authorities have established a large number of political re-education centers in Xinjiang, detaining people without any judicial process, stripping them of their personal liberty, imprisoning them, and detaining them for indeterminate ‘sentences.’ Estimates of the numbers detained range from hundreds of thousands to over a million, primarily targeting Uighurs, but also Kazakhs, Hui people, and other minorities who follow Islam. Among those detainees are peasants, workers, university, college, high-school and middle-school students, teachers, poets, writers, artists, scholars, the head of a provincial department, bureau chiefs, village chiefs, and even Uighur...

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