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06/27/2019 – The Specters Hanging over Hong Kong – and Communist China

Posted on Jun 27, 2019

source:https://www.demdigest.org/the-specters-hanging-over-hong-kong-and-communist-china/ Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam served up a cringe-inducing display of self-criticism on 18 June, no doubt prepared by Beijing strategists and resembling a watered-down Cultural Revolution struggle session, note analysts Jianli Yang and Aaron Rhodes. But it nevertheless failed to assuage concerns about proposed extradition legislation that could, if enacted, land Hong Kongers before Communist Chinese courts.  While Lam and the Chinese leadership had agreed to suspend the bill, she refused to...

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06/17/2019 – Hong Kong’s Freedom Movement Won’t Stop Now, or There

Posted on Jun 17, 2019

source:https://www.the-american-interest.com/2019/06/17/hong-kongs-freedom-movement-wont-stop-now-or-there/ XI’S WORST NIGHTMARE Hong Kong’s Freedom Movement Won’t Stop Now, or There JIANLI YANG & AARON RHODES The protests and the government’s backpedaling have exposed fissures running through the mainland, and even into Beijing’s ruling elite. For the first time in the 30 years since the Chinese Communist regime massacred thousands of pro-democracy demonstrators at Tiananmen Square, the government has backed down in the face of popular opposition. On June 15, Hong Kong Chief Executive...

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06/04/2019 – Project 2049 Published Report: Regime Resilience and Civil Resistance in Post-Tiananmen China

Posted on Jun 4, 2019

source:https://project2049.net/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/RegimeResilience_CivilResistance_PostTiananmen_China_Yang_Han_P2049_060419-1.pdf Project 2049 Published Report: Regime Resilience and Civil Resistance in Post-Tiananmen China By: Yang Jianli and Han Lianchao In the 1980s, conflicting patterns of economic liberalization led to a widespread protest movement across the People’s Republic of China (PRC, China). Tensions reached an apex in Beijing on June 4th, 1989, as the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) dogmatic insistence on unchallenged social control led to what became known...

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06/04/2019 – Regime Resilience and Civil Resistance in Post-Tiananmen China

Posted on Jun 4, 2019

source:https://project2049.net/2019/06/04/regime-resilience-and-civil-resistance-in-post-tiananmen-china/ Published by  Project 2049 Institute at  June 4, 2019 1989 Tiananmen Democracy Movement & 2018 Chinese #MeToo Movement. (Source: South China Morning Post & Harvard Magazine.) By: Yang Jianli and Han Lianchao | In the 1980s, conflicting patterns of economic liberalization led to a widespread protest movement across the People’s Republic of China (PRC, China). Tensions reached an apex in Beijing on June 4th, 1989, as the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) dogmatic insistence on...

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03/10/2019 – Speech by Dr. Yang Jianli at Rally Commemorating the 60th Anniversary of the Tibetan National Uprising March 10, 2019, Dharamsala, India

Posted on Mar 10, 2019

source:http://www.yibaochina.com/article/display?articleId=7895 Your Holiness the Dalai Lama, Your Honorable Mr. President Lobsang Sangay, Dear Brothers and Sisters: Tashi Delek. What an honor to be with all of you on this special day. Sixty years ago today, the Tibetan people rose up against the occupation of the Chinese Communist regime at a time when their culture, religion, property, indeed, their very existence was being seriously threatened. His Holiness the Dalai Lama was forced into exile, as the uprising was brutally suppressed. The CCP turned Tibet into a “hell on earth”.  The...

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01/04/2019 – Jimmy Carter is still soft on China

Posted on Jan 4, 2019

source:https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/jimmy-carter-shouldnt-be-soft-on-china/2019/01/04/53074c72-0f6f-11e9-8f0c-6f878a26288a_story.html?utm_term=.8838c24494cf Chinese President Xi Jinping speaks during an event to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the Message to Compatriots in Taiwan at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on Wednesday. (Mark Schiefelbein/AFP/Getty Images) By Letters to the Editor January 4 Former president Jimmy Carter’s Jan. 1 op-ed, “How can we avoid a modern-day Cold War,” was thoughtful and important. However, intentionally or not, there was no mention of...

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11/29/2018 – American Values Are United States’ Superweapon Against the CCP

Posted on Nov 29, 2018

source:https://www.citizenpowerforchina.org/single-post/2018/11/29/American-Values-Are-United-States%E2%80%99-Superweapon-Against-the-CCP Sino-US relations are currently undergoing the most profound changes of the past 40-plus years. The backdrop of these changes is the long-term and sustained expansion of China’s trade surplus with the United States. The so called Sino-US trade war began not long after Donald Trump became president. However, the trade war is merely one aspect, not the entirety, of changes in Sino-US relations. In reality, the backdrop of recent changes in Sino-US relations...

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Remarks Made by Dr. YANG Jianli at Ministerial to Advance Religious Freedom Hosted by US Department of State

Posted on Jul 25, 2018

来源:http://www.yibaochina.com/Article/Display?articleId       Remarks Made by Dr. YANG Jianli at Ministerial to Advance Religious Freedom Hosted by US Department of State July 25, 2018   Thank you, Mr. Ambassador Brownback, for hosting this important meeting. The recent moves on the part of the Holy See, in an effort to reach an agreement with the Chinese government on the selection of bishops and even to establish formal diplomatic ties with China, are truly worrisome. Chinese Christians and, indeed, the entire Chinese human rights community can testify that these moves have strengthened the...

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02/26/2018 – We don’t even know if this heroic Chinese lawyer is alive or dead

Posted on Feb 26, 2018

source:https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/democracy-post/wp/2018/02/26/we-dont-even-know-if-this-heroic-chinese-lawyer-is-alive-or-dead/?noredirect=on&utm_term=.3b1611c63a09   By Yang JianliFebruary 26 A man films Li Wenzu, left, wife of imprisoned lawyer Wang Quanzhang, who holds a paper that reads “Release Liu Ermin,” as she and supporters and activists stage a protest outside the Tianjin No. 2 Intermediate People’s Court in Tianjin, China, in August 2016. Liu Ermin, a wife of one of the activists, was arrested in July 2016. (Gerry Shih/AP) Yang Jianli is founder and president of...

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10/24/2016 – Say no to China’s membership on the U.N. Human Rights Council

Posted on Oct 24, 2016

source: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=.d51b7317139a By Yang JianliOctober 24, 2016 Chinese President Xi Jinping leaves at the end of the BRICS summit in Goa, India, on Oct. 16. (Manish Swarup/Associated Press) 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...

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