03/27/2020 – China Is Pushing a ‘Zero’ Myth on COVID-19

Posted on Mar 27, 2020

source: By JIANLI YANG  & AARON RHODES March 27, 2020 2:44 PM A woman wearing a protective mask walks past a portrait of Chinese President Xi Jinping on a street as the country is hit by an outbreak of the coronavirus in Shanghai, China, March 12, 2020. (Aly Song/Reuters) The regime’s censorship and distortions are a threat to global public health as well as a violation of human rights.Chinese president Xi Jinping has a new slogan: “Zero” — the goal of reducing to zero the number...

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03/20/2020 – Op-Ed: Communist China Escalates Media War During Global Crisis

Posted on Mar 20, 2020

source: Naohiko Hatta – Pool / Getty ImagesChinese President Xi Jinping attends a meeting with Tedros Adhanom, director-general of the World Health Organization, at the Great Hall of the People on Jan. 28, 2020, in Beijing. (Naohiko Hatta – Pool / Getty Images) By Jianli Yang and Aaron Rhodes Published March 20, 2020 at 12:50pm The United States government designated five Chinese media agencies as “foreign missions” on Feb. 18. The next day, the press credentials of three Wall Street Journal...

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3/18/2020 – Don’t let China turn the Wuhan virus narrative to its advantage

Posted on Mar 18, 2020

source: BY JIANLI YANG AND AARON RHODES, OPINION CONTRIBUTORS — 03/18/20 04:00 PM EDT THE VIEWS EXPRESSED BY CONTRIBUTORS ARE THEIR OWN AND NOT THE VIEW OF THE HILL © Getty Images At the end of February, Chinese Communist Party (CCP) propaganda underwent an important narrative shift and began to blame the United States for mishandling the outbreak of the Wuhan coronavirus, even insinuating that the COVID-19 disease originated in America. The Chinese Communist regime now triumphantly...

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03/17/2020 – Statement of Dr. Jianli Yang, CPIFC President, on Class Action Lawsuit Against Chinese Messaging Service WeChat

Posted on Mar 17, 2020

Citizen Power Initiatives for China (CPIFC) announces the launch of a class action lawsuits against Chinese Messaging service WeChat for its efforts on behalf of the Chinese Communist Party ranging from pushing wrong information on the current Coronavirus to harassment, monitoring and worse on individual Chinese citizens. Since the beginning of preparations for the lawsuits, CPIFC has received much information from individuals and organizations with their individual experiences with WeChat. With over a billion users, WeChat is owned by China based Tencent holdings and is the main messaging,...

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3/13/2020 – The Origin of the Virus? Xi Is Using Every Dictator’s Playbook

Posted on Mar 13, 2020

Jianli Yang March 13, 2020 On February 28, I wrote a letter to Vice President Pence who is in charge of the US response to Wuhan virus also known as Covid-19.  (Read Letter Here) In the letter I asked Vice President Pence to take lead in enforcing an international investigation into the origin of the virus and press China for its cooperation. The day before, on February 27, Professor Zhong Nanshan, China’s leading expert on COVID-19, publicly said that given outbreaks of the disease elsewhere, the virus may not have originated in China. I thought that given Zhong’s official...

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2/28/2020 – Dr. Jianli Yang’s Letter to Vice President Pence Urging International Investigation into the Origin of Covid-19

Posted on Feb 28, 2020

February 28, 2020 Dear Vice-President Pence: We welcome your leadership role in protecting Americans from the coronavirus (COVID-19).  I am taking the liberty to address you with information we believe highly pertinent to the United States Government’s relations with China concerning this threat. At a press conference on the “Prevention and Control of the Coronavirus Epidemic“ held by the City Government of Guangzhou on Feb. 27, Professor Zhong Nanshan, China’s leading expert on COVID-19, claimed that the origin of the coronavirus has yet to be established. While the...

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2/18/2020 – The Dalai Lama’s succession rests with Tibet, not China

Posted on Feb 18, 2020

source: © Getty Images There are many things most 85-year-olds cannot do — run, climb mountains, stay awake the whole day long — and no one begrudges them for that. There are things they do well — provide sane advice, take care of the grandchildren — and everyone thanks them for that. However, running circles around the second largest economy in the world is not what most 85-year-olds do, with the exception of Tenzin Gyatso, better known as the 14th Dalai Lama. And everyone except China...

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2/12/2020 – Western Journal Op-Ed Coronavirus Is Not the Only Epidemic Coming from China

Posted on Feb 12, 2020

source: The novel coronavirus outbreak that originated two months ago in Wuhan, China has become an international emergency. But parallel to this public health emergency, the Wuhan epidemic has revealed how another virus has infected the single most important international body coordinating efforts to contain the Wuhan epidemic among other epidemics — the World Health Organization. That virus is the Chinese Communist Party – what we will call the CCP virus. In a news conference on Jan. 30, Dr. Tedros Adhanom...

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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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