12/13/2019 – Hong Kong’s Long View

Posted on Dec 13, 2019

source: By JIANLI YANG & AARON RHODES The struggle over Hong Kong seems headed toward stalemate. But while the Hong Kongers can tolerate not winning in the short term, the CCP is worried that they are not losing. The mass protests in Hong Kong ignited by the Extradition Law Amendment Bill (ELAB) have been raging for half a year and are evolving into a broad-based democracy movement, a movement that has become a classic example of pursuing democracy with broad support and participation, nimble tactics, and indomitable...

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10/01/2019 – CHINA’S NATIONALIST MOMENT Will Hong Kong Rain on Xi’s Parade?

Posted on Oct 1, 2019

source: CHINA’S NATIONALIST MOMENT Will Hong Kong Rain on Xi’s Parade?JIANLI YANG & AARON RHODES For China’s revanchist nationalists, the Hong Kong protests are as much an opportunity as they are a threat. Nationalism takes many forms and can mean different things. To be sure, there are benign varieties. But the nationalism on display in Beijing for China’s National Day celebrations is an aggressive assertion of ethnic and cultural superiority—the product of a mission to dominate and exploit lesser...

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09/17/2019 – From Tiananmen to Hong Kong: An Evolution of Protesting in China

Posted on Sep 17, 2019

source: The main differences boil down to experiences of freedom, realism, and technology. By Travis Sanderson September 17, 2019 Anti-government protesters throw rocks near Central Government Complex in Hong Kong, Sunday, Sept. 15, 2019.  Credit: AP Photo/Vincent Yu In recent months, Hong Kong’s “summer of discontent” has captivated the world. One question that has sat in the back of many minds and the front of newspapers is whether or not Hong Kong will become another Tiananmen Square, subject...

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09/17/2019 – Hong Kong’s Pro-Democracy Movement Why Hong Kong Should Keep Defending Its Democracy

Posted on Sep 17, 2019

source: Daniel Kao Daniel Kao is a data journalist and engineer for The News Lens based in Taipei. He enjoys exploring and creatively sharing stories hidden in data. Without skipping a beat, Hong Kong singer and activist Denise Ho, dissident artist Badiucao, Hong Kong human rights activist Johnson Yeung (楊政賢) and Chinese dissident Yang Jianli (楊建利) launched into stories of solidarity, resistance, and civil disobedience from Hong Kong’s summer of dissent at an Oslo Freedom Forum (OFF) panel on September 13. They recounted the...

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09/14/2019 – Democracy advocates gather in Taipei

Posted on Sep 14, 2019

source: By Davina Tham  /  Staff reporter Hong Kong singer and democracy advocate Denise Ho, right, is joined by independent Legislator Freddy Lim, center, and Human Rights Foundation president and Oslo Freedom Forum founder Thor Halvorssen as she points to a member of the audience at the Oslo Freedom Forum in Taipei yesterday. Photo: Fang Pin-chao, Taipei Times Democracy advocates, among them Hong Kong singer-activist Denise Ho (何韻詩) and exiled Chinese dissident Yang Jianli (楊建利), yesterday attended the Oslo Freedom Forum...

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09/04/2019 – Hong Kong: Where the Contradictions Lead…

Posted on Sep 4, 2019

source: By Jianli Yang & Aaron Rhodes on September 4, 2019 China needs to solve the Hong Kong problem, and time is running out before the October 1 National Day celebration, an event crucial to reinforcing the power, authority, and prestige of President Xi Jinping and his regime. But the policies being deployed do not suggest the goal of a peaceful solution to the conflict. Indeed, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and Hong Kong’s government have escalated a conflict they need to end within a month, a move that...

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08/30/2019 – 香港乱局的未来走向 人民币贬值猪肉价大涨 | 中国热评

Posted on Aug 30, 2019

来源: 香港反送中运动爆发已经有近三个月了。香港社会制度、政府权威和经济表现都处在危机当中。到目前为止,香港的乱局都没有缓解的迹象。未来的香港局势会如何发展?如果中国派军接管香港,一国两制能否维持?对中国又有什么影响呢? 过去两周,中国人民币持续贬值,本周对美元跌至接近7.2的水平。至今为止,中国外贸仍有每年数千亿美元的顺差,官方称外来投资也没有减少,为什么人民币会贬值?对中国会有什么样的影响?另外,中国人食用最多的猪肉,过去一年上涨了百分之五十,又凸显了什么经济现象和问题? 三位嘉宾: 美国非政府组织公民力量的负责人杨建利博士, 美国南卡莱罗纳州大学艾肯商学院金融财政学终身教授谢田...

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08/23/2019 – 公民力量关于中国外交部抹黑污蔑公民力量及其创办人杨建利的声明

Posted on Aug 23, 2019

来源: 8月22日中国外交部向在华的英国广播公司、华尔街日报、彭博新闻社、日本广播协会等国际媒体机构发布一份长达40多页的有关香港“反送中”抗议活动起始、发展和现状的材料汇编,其中引述中共操纵的香港文汇报2015年5月的一篇报道,使用“暴乱领袖”、“反华”、“分裂主义”、“间谍”等抹黑字眼大肆对公民力量、其创办人杨建利博士、公民力量主办的族群青年领袖演习营以及该研习营的香港参加者进行污蔑,公民力量对中国外交部利用政府的话语霸权对公民组织和个人进行无端指控和诽谤的卑鄙行径表示强烈的抗议。...

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08/16/2019 – In Hong Kong, the need for peaceful persistence

Posted on Aug 16, 2019

source: BY JIANLI YANG AND AARON RHODES, OPINION CONTRIBUTORS — 08/16/19 12:30 PM EDT THE VIEWS EXPRESSED BY CONTRIBUTORS ARE THEIR OWN AND NOT THE VIEW OF THE HILL © Getty Images In Hong Kong, hundreds of thousands of protesters are expected for weekend rallies following the aggressive pro-democracy demonstrationsat Hong Kong International Airport last week, bringing the region to the brink of military intervention by Beijing. Such tactics provide a clear pretext for mainland forces to punish and...

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08/07/2019 – Xi’s Hong Kong Options—and Ours 

Posted on Aug 7, 2019

source: Xi’s Hong Kong Options—and Ours    JIANLI YANG & AARON RHODES Hong Kong can show Xi Jinping that repressing freedom is a no-win proposition. On August 5, a day of unprecedented strikes and demonstrations, thousands of mostly young Hong Kongers gathered around the offices of the Legislative Council, near Admiralty station on Hong Kong Island. The event, constituting the main body of protestors in Hong Kong on that day, looked nothing like the images of violent clashes one typically finds in...

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