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An appeal for public, clear opposition to China’s rights record on Xi Jinping’s visit

Posted on Apr 5, 2017 in News, Publications, Religious Freedom, Rule of Law in China, Xi Jinping Visit to America | Comments Off on An appeal for public, clear opposition to China’s rights record on Xi Jinping’s visit

A Joint Statement by Human Rights NGOs An appeal for public, clear opposition to China’s rights record  on Xi Jinping’s visit We write to the US administration as a group of International US-based organizations advocating for human rights in China, Tibet, East Turkestan, and other regions. For decades, we have regularly engaged with successive U.S. governments and representatives – sharing information, raising concerns and advancing recommendations for U.S. policy on China. Our groups provide a wide breadth of advocacy expertise and experience with respect to human rights in China. Today, during the Chinese President’s visit to the Mar-a-lago resort, we call on US President Trump and his administration to share our concerns and recommendations, and to clearly and strongly communicate them. Our group shares the common view that advocacy for human rights and freedom cannot be compromised in the...

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Why President Trump Should Break the ‘One China’ Spell

Posted on Apr 5, 2017 in News, Op Ed, Publications, Taiwan, Xi Jinping Visit to America | Comments Off on Why President Trump Should Break the ‘One China’ Spell

NATIONAL REVIEW Why President Trump Should Break the ‘One China’ Spell Standing up for Taiwan, a key democratic ally, will benefit American interests in the long run. By Jianli Yang – April 5, 2017 During China’s recent “Two sessions,” in which some 5,000 governing elites gathered in Beijing to rubber-stamp the agenda of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), Wang Hongguang, a retired Chinese general, publicly dared the United States to deploy a Terminal High Altitude Area Defense system (THAAD) in Taiwan. He boasted that the deployment would provide the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) with an excuse to use force to “liberate” the island. Wang had earlier dared the U.S. to deploy Marines to guard the site of the American Institute in Taiwan, the de facto American Embassy on the island. He has threatened to use harsh countermeasures to retaliate against...

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China “Stateless” Breakfast to Honor Human Rights Activists

Posted on Sep 24, 2015 in International Relations, News, Publications, Xi Jinping Visit to America | Comments Off on China “Stateless” Breakfast to Honor Human Rights Activists

As Chinese President Xi Visits White House, McGovern Hosts Breakfast to Honor Human Rights Activists Silenced in China WASHINGTON, D.C. – Tomorrow, September 25th, as Chinese President Xi Jingping meets with President Obama at the White House, Congressman Jim McGovern (D-MA), Co-Chairman of the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission, will host a “Stateless” Breakfast to honor human rights defenders who have been imprisoned, intimidated, and silenced by the Chinese government. “America has a responsibility to stand up for human rights at home and abroad and that must not stop with our allies,” Congressman McGovern said. “The U.S. must do more to hold China accountable for their human rights abuses and with this breakfast we will raise the voices of all those who are fighting for the reforms that are needed. Our two countries have worked together on a wide range of issues and strengthening...

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Newseum Freedom Week: Fighting for Free Expression Around the World

Posted on Sep 24, 2015 in Highlights, News, Publications, Rule of Law in China, Xi Jinping Visit to America | Comments Off on Newseum Freedom Week: Fighting for Free Expression Around the World

The Newseum Institute presents a series of programs and special events at the Newseum Sept. 21 to 26, 2015, covering a range of international issues from religious persecution to the wrongful imprisonment of journalists. Dubbed “Freedom Week,” the week highlights the Newseum and the Newseum Institute’s ongoing efforts, along with those of a number of international organizations, to call the world’s attention to threats faced by journalists, human rights activists and others who work to bring information and freedom to those living under repressive governments. Throughout the week, daily public programs in the Knight TV Studio and in various Newseum galleries will feature experts on a range of topics related to free expression, journalism and human rights. Coinciding with the upcoming visit of Chinese President Xi Jinping to Washington, D.C., the Newseum will host a program exploring U.S.-China relations featuring a...

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Rally Confirmed: “Let Freedom Ring for Chinese, Tibetans, Uyghurs, Mongols and Taiwanese”

Posted on Sep 23, 2015 in News, Publications, Rule of Law in China, Xi Jinping Visit to America | Comments Off on Rally Confirmed: “Let Freedom Ring for Chinese, Tibetans, Uyghurs, Mongols and Taiwanese”

Rally Urging President Obama to Press Chinese President Xi Jinping on human rights in China, September 25, 11 am – 1 pm, near the White House International Campaign for Tibet (ICT) Media contact: Matteo Mecacci, President of ICT Initiatives for China (IFC) Media contact: Yang Jianli, President & Founder of IFC As President Obama hosts Chinese President Xi Jinping for a State visit, a coalition of human rights groups will hold a rally near the White House to highlight China’s dismal human rights record and to urge President Obama to send a strong public message to the Chinese leadership that human rights abuses in China must end. Since Xi Jinping became the top leader of China, Chinese Christians, writers, human rights lawyers, Tibetans, Uyghurs, Mongols and many other communities have suffered increased persecution and an unrelenting assault on their...

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Freedom Now released letter from Nobel Peace Prize Laureates to President Obama

Posted on Sep 23, 2015 in Liu Xiaobo's Case, News, Publications, Xi Jinping Visit to America | Comments Off on Freedom Now released letter from Nobel Peace Prize Laureates to President Obama

Washington, D.C.: Today, Freedom Now released a letter sent by a dozen Nobel Peace Prize Laureates to President Barack Obama on September 2, 2015, urging him to call publicly for the release of Liu Xiaobo and Liu Xia. The letter states:   “We are writing as your fellow Nobel Peace Prize Laureates to ask that you call publicly on the Government of China to release from house arrest Liu Xia, the wife our imprisoned fellow Laureate Dr. Liu Xiaobo, and to allow her to travel abroad for medical treatment as she has requested. We also ask that you urge his immediate release as well . . . All attempts to resolve their detentions through private diplomacy have failed. We believe that unless leaders like you take urgent action, both publicly and privately, that China will continue to believe it can...

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Rally: “Let Freedom Ring for Chinese, Tibetans, Uyghurs, Mongols and Taiwanese”

Posted on Sep 22, 2015 in Highlights, InterEthnic InterFaith Leadership Conference, News, Publications, Rule of Law in China, Xi Jinping Visit to America | Comments Off on Rally: “Let Freedom Ring for Chinese, Tibetans, Uyghurs, Mongols and Taiwanese”

Press Advisory “Let Freedom Ring for  Chinese, Tibetans, Uyghurs, Mongols and Taiwanese” Rally Urging President Obama to Press Chinese President Xi Jinping on human rights in China, September 25, 11 am – 1 pm, near the White House  International Campaign for Tibet (ICT) Media contact: Matteo Mecacci, President of ICT  Initiatives for China (IFC) Media contact: Yang Jianli, President & Founder of IFC As President Obama hosts Chinese President Xi Jinping for a State visit, a coalition of human rights groups will hold a rally near the White House to highlight China’s dismal human rights record and to urge President Obama to send a strong public message to the Chinese leadership that human rights abuses in China must end. Since Xi Jinping became the top leader of China, Chinese Christians, writers, human rights lawyers, Tibetans, Uyghurs, Mongols and many...

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