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Rubio, Cardin Introduce Bill Targeting Chinese Aggression in South China Sea

Posted on Mar 16, 2017 in International Relations, News | Comments Off on Rubio, Cardin Introduce Bill Targeting Chinese Aggression in South China Sea

PRESS RELEASES Rubio, Cardin Introduce Bill Targeting Chinese Aggression in South China Sea   MAR 15 2017 Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senators Marco Rubio (R-FL) and Ben Cardin (D-MD) today introduced the South China Sea and East China Sea Sanctions Act which would sanction Chinese individuals and entities that participate in Beijing‘s illegitimate activities in the South China Sea and East China Sea. “China‘s illegitimate actions in the South China Sea threaten the region‘s security and American commerce,“ said Rubio, a senior...

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Speech by Adela Lan (of IFC & Int. Chinese-Tibetan Association) at the 58th Tibetan Uprising Day Rally

Posted on Mar 13, 2017 in News, Publications, Tibet | Comments Off on Speech by Adela Lan (of IFC & Int. Chinese-Tibetan Association) at the 58th Tibetan Uprising Day Rally

March 10, 2017 is the 58th anniversary of the Tibet Uprising, when Tibetans in Lhasa revolted against the People’s Liberation Army control, triggering the H.H. Dalai Lama’s flight into exile a week later. It is commemorated by Tibetans worldwide as their National Day. This year’s commemoration in Washington D.C. is organized by Capital Area Tibetan Association. Tibetans and their supporters started with a rally in front of the Chinese Embassy, then marched to the White House. They demanded the Chinese...

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Initiatives for China joins the Commemoration of the 58th Anniversary of Tibetan National Uprising Day

Posted on Mar 13, 2017 in News, Publications, Tibet | Comments Off on Initiatives for China joins the Commemoration of the 58th Anniversary of Tibetan National Uprising Day

March 10, 2017 is the 58th anniversary of the Tibet Uprising, when Tibetans in Lhasa revolted against the People’s Liberation Army control, triggering the H.H. Dalai Lama’s flight into exile a week later. It is commemorated by Tibetans worldwide as their National Day. This year’s commemoration in Washington D.C. is organized by Capital Area Tibetan Association. Tibetans and their supporters started with a rally in front of the Chinese Embassy, then marched to the White House. They demanded the Chinese...

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A human rights agenda for the Trump administration and the 115th Congress

Posted on Feb 28, 2017 in International Relations, News, Op Ed | Comments Off on A human rights agenda for the Trump administration and the 115th Congress

A human rights agenda for the Trump administration and the 115th Congress BY FORMER REPS. FRANK WOLF (R-VA.), TONY HALL (D-OHIO), OPINION CONTRIBUTORS –  02/24/17 12:55 PM EST   President Reagan once said the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution are a covenant, not only with the people of Philadelphia in 1776 and 1787, but with the people of the world. This covenant extends not only to those who live in free and democratic countries, but also the people...

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Unfair Trade Hurts Ordinary Workers in Both China and the U.S.

Posted on Feb 25, 2017 in International Relations, News, Publications | Comments Off on Unfair Trade Hurts Ordinary Workers in Both China and the U.S.

National Review Unfair Trade Hurts Ordinary Workers in Both China and the U.S. Jianli Yang & Lianchao Han February 23, 2017 4:00 AM http://www2.nationalreview.com/article/445160/donald-trump-china-trade-human-rights-tougher-stance By getting tough with Beijing, President Trump can make life better for American and Chinese citizens alike. President Trump’s views on China are ridiculed by China hands and foreign-policy pundits because they stray from the last 25 years of conventional wisdom about the PRC. But there is much more to his perspective than meets the eye....

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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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