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Questions We Would Have Asked Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton (Perspective)

Posted on Nov 3, 2016 in News, Op Ed, Publications | Comments Off on Questions We Would Have Asked Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton (Perspective)

https://bol.bna.com/questions-we-would-have-asked-donald-trump-and-hillary-clinton-perspective/ Editor’s Note: The authors of this post are Chinese human rights activists. By Yang Jianli, Founder and President of Initiatives for China, and Teng Biao, Visiting Scholar at The Institute for Advanced Study and New York University We have watched the three presidential debates in dismay and surprise: While the third and final debate dealt with several important issues, it repeated a glaring omission of the prior two debates. Why hasn’t anybody raised questions about U.S. human rights policy toward China? It undoubtedly concerns...

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Washington Post | Opinion Say no to China’s membership on the U.N. Human Rights Council

Posted on Oct 30, 2016 in Challenge China's Membership to UN Human Rights Council, News, Op Ed, Publications | Comments Off on Washington Post | Opinion Say no to China’s membership on the U.N. Human Rights Council

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/global-opinions/wp/2016/10/24/say-no-to-chinas-membership-on-the-u-n-human-rights-council/?utm_term=.516c08ed9bbc#comments Yang Jianli is founder and president of Initiatives for China. A former Tiananmen Square activist, he was imprisoned in China from 2002 to 2007 for attempting to observe labor unrest. On March 14, 2014, Cao Shunli, a Chinese human rights activist, died in a Chinese military hospital after five and a half months in detention, with her body showing clear signs of brutal physical mistreatment. She had been arrested in September 2013 at the airport while trying to leave China to...

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China Forum

Posted on Oct 18, 2016 in International Relations | Comments Off on China Forum

The China Forum brings scholars and leaders from China together with experts and policymakers in a yearly dialogue on the issue areas of trade and economics, foreign policy and security, and political development. This year’s China Forum continues the important mission of equipping Americans with a more realistic and comprehensive understanding of China.  REGISTER NOW Wednesday, October 19, 2016 Opening Dinner “The Cultural Revolution 50 Years Later” with Dr. Frank Dikötter BY INVITATION OR SPONSORSHIP 6:30pm reception 7:30pm dinner Hyatt...

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Steps to Make the United Nations Address China’s Human Rights Situation More Effectively

Posted on Sep 27, 2016 in News, Op Ed, Publications | Comments Off on Steps to Make the United Nations Address China’s Human Rights Situation More Effectively

Steps to Make the United Nations Address China’s Human Rights Situation More Effectively   The following suggestions were made by Dr. Yang Jianli, president of Initiatives for China/Citizen Power for China at the Forum entitled “Advance Human Rights:  the United Nations and China”. The forum was hosted by Freedom House and the United Nations Association on September 27, 2016. Yang Jianli: There are many general steps that the U.S. could take to improve UN human rights mechanisms. FIRST, in...

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Ilham Tohti listed as one of the 2016 Sakharov Prize Nominees.

Posted on Sep 16, 2016 in News, Uyghur | Comments Off on Ilham Tohti listed as one of the 2016 Sakharov Prize Nominees.

Sakharov Prize 2016: nominees revealed http://www.europarl.europa.eu/news/en/news-room/20160909STO41754/sakharov-prize-2016-nominees-revealed Journalist Can Dündar and fellow defenders of freedom of thought and expression in Turkey, the Crimean Tatar leader Mustafa Dzemilev, the Yazidi survivors and public advocates Nadia Murad Basee and Lamiya Aji Bashar as well as Uyghur scholar Ilham Tohti are this year’s nominees for the Sakharov Prize. The Parliament awards the Sakharov Prize every year to honour exceptional individuals and organizations defending human rights and fundamental freedoms. The laureate is selected in...

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A statement on the victory of Democrats in Hong Kong’s Legislative Council Election by Initiatives for China/Citizen Power for China (IFC/CPFC)

Posted on Sep 9, 2016 in News, Op Ed, Publications | Comments Off on A statement on the victory of Democrats in Hong Kong’s Legislative Council Election by Initiatives for China/Citizen Power for China (IFC/CPFC)

A statement on the victory of Democrats in Hong Kong’s Legislative Council Election by Initiatives for China/Citizen Power for China (IFC/CPFC) Sept. 5, 2016   The results of the sixth Hong Kong’s Legislative Council (LegCo) election was announced today, and the non-establishment camp won 30 seats, with winners including the traditional pan-democratic groups and local groups that rose from the Umbrella Movement. They won three more seats than in the last LegCo and successfully held the “critical minority” – one third of the...

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G20 Leaders, Please Put People before Chinese Party-State’s Glory

Posted on Sep 2, 2016 in International Relations, News, Op Ed, Prisoners of Conscience, Publications | Comments Off on G20 Leaders, Please Put People before Chinese Party-State’s Glory

By Yang Jianli & Han LianchaoOne of the main themes of the 2016 G20 Hangzhou summit which China’s president Xi Jinping will chair next w  eek is to build an inclusive world economy. To achieve that goal, the Chinese organizer claims that “China is working with all parties to pull in one direction in the spirit of a win-win partnership and to help pool wisdom and form synergy.” However, for 2.5 million Hangzhou residents, the upcoming summit put them in...

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Open Letter to G20 Leaders from Chinese, Tibetan, Uyghur, Hong Kong, and Southern Mongolian democracy and rights movement leaders

Posted on Aug 31, 2016 in Highlights, International Relations, News, Publications | Comments Off on Open Letter to G20 Leaders from Chinese, Tibetan, Uyghur, Hong Kong, and Southern Mongolian democracy and rights movement leaders

Open Letter to G20 Leaders attending the 2016 G20 Summit in Hangzhou, China from Chinese, Tibetan, Uyghur, Hong Kong, and Southern Mongolian democracy and rights movement leaders For Immediate Release, 31 August 2016 2016’s G20 Summit will take place during a period in which the host, the government of the People’s Republic of China, is undertaking an extreme crackdown on human and civil rights across all areas under its rule. Since 2013, when President Xi Jinping assumed power, the authorities...

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Embrace Australian Values: Stop Maoist Concert in Melbourne

Posted on Aug 30, 2016 in International Relations, News | Comments Off on Embrace Australian Values: Stop Maoist Concert in Melbourne

Change.org Petition Embrace Australian Values: Stop Maoist Concert in Melbourne By: Embrace Australian Values Alliance This petition will be delivered to:   Melbourne City Council Melbourne Lord Mayor Robert Doyle   Director City Economy and Activation at City of Melbourne Katrina Mckenzie Please sign petition at: https://www.change.org/p/melbourne-lord-mayor-robert-doyle-embrace-australian-values-stop-maoist-concert-in-melbourne To the Melbourne Lord Mayor Robert Doyle and fellow Melbourne City Councillors We are Australian Citizens deeply concerned about a concert in tribute to Mao Zedong (Mao Tse-tung), to be held at the Melbourne Town Hall on...

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Times Wang: When Trudeau visits China, spare a thought for my father

Posted on Aug 29, 2016 in No Category | Comments Off on Times Wang: When Trudeau visits China, spare a thought for my father

The Global and Mail When Trudeau visits China, spare a thought for my father Times Wang Published Friday, Aug. 26, 2016 6:00AM EDT   Times Wang of Montreal is a lawyer based in Washington, D.C. His family’s website provides details about his father’s case. When Prime Minister Justin Trudeau visits China next week, my family and I will be watching very closely. We are Canadian Chinese, but our particular interest in his visit stems not from heritage, but from heartache. My father...

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