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Statement On the Opposition Against the Dalai Lama As Commencement Speaker at the University of California San Diego

Posted on Feb 17, 2017 in Publications, Tibet | Comments Off on Statement On the Opposition Against the Dalai Lama As Commencement Speaker at the University of California San Diego

Statement On the Opposition Against the Dalai Lama As Commencement Speaker at the University of California San Diego  By Initiatives for China (Citizen Power) and International Chinese-Tibetan Association February 16, 2017 The University of California, San Diego (UCSD) recently invited the 14th Dalai Lama to attend its graduation ceremony and deliver the keynote speech on June 17, 2017. The invitation unexpectedly triggered a strong opposition from Chinese student organizations at UCSD, including the Chinese Students and Scholars Association, Chinese Student...

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In Human Rights Speech, Rubio Calls for Release of Two Chinese Political Prisoners

Posted on Feb 7, 2017 in International Relations, Prisoners of Conscience | Comments Off on In Human Rights Speech, Rubio Calls for Release of Two Chinese Political Prisoners

In Human Rights Speech, Rubio Calls for Release of Two Chinese Political Prisoners FEB 07 2017 Washington, D.C. – During a Senate floor speech last night, U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) highlighted the plight of two lawyers imprisoned by the Chinese government for their human rights advocacy. Rubio’s speech was his second in 2017 as part of his #expressionNOToppression initiative, which highlights human rights abuses around the world. Rubio, the Chairman of the Congressional-Executive Commission on China, called on Secretary of State Rex...

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China should not be allowed to interfere with US academic freedom: ICT

Posted on Feb 7, 2017 in News, Tibet | Comments Off on China should not be allowed to interfere with US academic freedom: ICT

China should not be allowed to interfere with US academic freedom  International Campaign for Tibet statement on Chinese students objection to UC San Diego’s invitation to the Dalai Lama The objections raised by the University of California, San Diego chapter of the Chinese Students and Scholars Association (CSSA) about the University’s invitation to the Dalai Lama to be its commencement speaker this year are without merit, and instead raise important issues of academic freedom in the United States. The...

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China Sees Space on the High Moral Ground

Posted on Jan 19, 2017 in International Relations, News | Comments Off on China Sees Space on the High Moral Ground

China Sees Space on the High Moral Ground Aaron Rhodes | January 19, 2017 Source: http://providencemag.com/2017/01/china-sees-space-high-moral-ground-xi-jinping-davos-world-economic-forum/ With Europe faltering and a new United States president attacking globalization and international organizations, and vowing to focus on national interests, leaders and experts are concerned about the threat of populism to what they still believe is the liberal democratic world order. In this situation, China has taken center stage. At Davos on January 17, President Xi Jinping spoke of his government’s determination to play a...

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China, the West, and Leverage

Posted on Jan 16, 2017 in International Relations, Liu Xiaobo's Case | Comments Off on China, the West, and Leverage

NATIONAL REVIEW   China, the West, and Leverage By Jay Nordlinger December 16, 2016 Yesterday, I wrote a post headed “The Quiet Death of ‘Liu Xiaobo Plaza.'” It was about the House GOP and its spiking of a move to honor a Chinese political prisoner. In that post, I wrote, My guess is, Republican donors don’t like the idea of “Liu Xiaobo Plaza,” because they want commercial relations with China. They fear that honoring a dissident will endanger commercial...

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A Joint Statement Upon the Establishment of China Human Rights Accountability Center

Posted on Jan 9, 2017 in Global Magnitsky Act, International Relations, News, Publications | Comments Off on A Joint Statement Upon the Establishment of China Human Rights Accountability Center

A Joint Statement Upon the Establishment of China Human Rights Accountability Center January 10, 2017 On December 23, 2016, President Obama signed into law “The Global Magnitsky Human Rights Accountability Act.” The law authorizes the U.S. president to levy sanctions against foreign nationals who engage in the following acts: significant corruption, extrajudicial killings, torture, violation of international human rights covenants, and persecution of those who expose government corruption or seek to defend internationally recognized human rights. The mechanisms it provides...

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Trump’s Unlikely Ally: The Chinese Dissident

Posted on Jan 1, 2017 in International Relations, News | Comments Off on Trump’s Unlikely Ally: The Chinese Dissident

The News Lens Trump’s Unlikely Ally: The Chinese Dissident By: Edward White Why you need to know A high-profile Chinese dissident sees U.S. President-elect Donald Trump as a potential game changer for human rights in China.   This March, Donald J. Trump, then standing to become the Republican presidential nominee, drew the ire of three prominent Chinese dissidents after referring to the 1989 Tiananmen Square Massacre as a “riot,” and praising the “strength” shown by the Chinese government in...

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A Statement of Solidarity from a Tibetan, Uyghur, Southern Mongolian, and Chinese Activist

Posted on Dec 9, 2016 in InterEthnic InterFaith Leadership Conference, Mongolia, News, Publications, Rule of Law in China, Tibet, Uyghur | Comments Off on A Statement of Solidarity from a Tibetan, Uyghur, Southern Mongolian, and Chinese Activist

A Statement of Solidarity from   a Tibetan, Uyghur, Southern Mongolian, and Chinese Activist Press Contact: Dorjee Tseten: [Tibetan, English] +91 9882511636 Yang Jianli: [Chinese, English]+1 (857)472-9039 Dolkun Isa (Rebiya Kadeer contact): [Uyghur, German, English] +49 89 54321999 Enghebatu Togochog: [Mongolian, English] +1 (917) 698-4367   10 December 2016 In 2016, for those under China’s rule, freedoms have continued on a steep downward spiral. 2016 has been a year of tumultuous, global social injustices and human rights violations. From...

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IFC Statement on Passage of Global Magnitsky Act

Posted on Dec 9, 2016 in Global Magnitsky Act, Highlights, News, Publications | Comments Off on IFC Statement on Passage of Global Magnitsky Act

Initiatives for China (IFC a.k.a Citizen Power for China) applauds the final passage of the Global Magnitsky Human Rights Accountability Act by Congress, which will allow the president to deny U.S. visas and freeze U.S.-based assets of any individual human rights abusers and corrupt  officials in the world.   IFC believes this paradigm shift will significantly strengthen and enhance the enforcement of international human rights laws, and give a powerful tool for global human rights activists fighting against authoritarian...

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CECC hosts Human Rights Hearing In advance of Human Rights Day

Posted on Dec 8, 2016 in Highlights, News | Comments Off on CECC hosts Human Rights Hearing In advance of Human Rights Day

Congressional Executive Commission on China hosts  Human Rights Hearing  In advance of Human Rights Day On Wednesday December 7, 2016, the Congressional Executive Commission on China (CECC) hosted hearing: Dissidents Who Have Suffered for Human Rights in China: A Look Back and A Look Forward. The hearing was led by CECC Chairman Representative Christ Smith and Cochairman Senator Marco Rubio, Representative Randy Hultgren and Representative Timothy Walz. Witness to the hearing are Ms. Kadeer Rebiya (President of World Uyghur Congress), Mr. Penpa...

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