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

Posted on Sep 17, 2019

source: https://thediplomat.com/2019/09/from-tiananmen-to-hong-kong-an-evolution-of-protesting-in-china/ 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: https://international.thenewslens.com/feature/hkantielab/124857 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: http://www.taipeitimes.com/News/front/archives/2019/09/14/2003722247 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:https://providencemag.com/2019/09/hong-kong-where-the-contradictions-lead/ 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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08/16/2019 – In Hong Kong, the need for peaceful persistence

Posted on Aug 16, 2019

source: https://thehill.com/opinion/international/457621-in-hong-kong-the-need-for-peaceful-persistence 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: https://www.the-american-interest.com/2019/08/07/xis-hong-kong-options-and-ours/ 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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07/17/2019 – ‘Unmatched Wickedness’ in China Needs Action From All Nations, Says Human Rights Group

Posted on Jul 17, 2019

source:https://m.theepochtimes.com/unmatched-wickedness-in-china-needs-actions-from-all-nations-says-human-rights-group_3006524.html WASHINGTON—Setting the stage for 1,000 foreign ministers, religious leaders, and others from 115 nations to gather for the second Ministerial to Advance Religious Freedom on July 16–18, researchers and human rights activists said it’s time for nations, organizations, and individuals to take concrete actions to stop the crime against humanity in China of killing people to harvest their organs. On an Industrial Scale At a side event of the Ministerial held at the...

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06/18/2019 – Human Rights Activists: Chinese Communist Party Is Biggest Threat in the World Today

Posted on Jun 18, 2019

source:https://www.theepochtimes.com/human-rights-activists-chinese-communist-party-is-biggest-threat-in-the-world-today_2968581.html BY KITTY WANG, NTD STAFF June 18, 2019 Updated: June 18, 2019     This year marks the 32nd anniversary of one of the most famous and historically impactful speeches delivered in American History. On June 12th, 1987, President Ronald Reagan gave his famous address in front of the Brandenburg Gate, between East and West Germany, at the Berlin Wall. The Victims Communism Memorial Foundation hosted the twelfth wreath-laying ceremony in Washington, D.C. on June 14....

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06/18/2019 – Dr. YANG Jianli Honored with Order of Merit of Human Solidarity

Posted on Jun 18, 2019

On June 18, The Assembly of the Cuban Resistance in Representation of the Captive Cuban people, which is convening this week in Miami, bestowed Dr. YANG Jianli, founder and president of Citizen Power Initiatives for China, Order of Merit of Human Solidarity ” in recognition of the life time of dedication to the enlightenment of humanity through science, mathematics and the struggle for human rights of former Chinese political prisoner, leading democracy advocate and co-founder of the Justice Cuba Commission”. Here is Dr. Yang Jianli’s acceptance speech.   Your Liberty Will...

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06/07/2019 – Miss Iraq to receive Ambassador for Peace award in Geneva for promoting tolerance

Posted on Jun 7, 2019

source:https://www.heritagefl.com/story/2019/06/07/news/miss-iraq-to-receive-ambassador-for-peace-award-in-geneva-for-promoting-tolerance/11648.html June 7, 2019 American Jewish Committee Former Miss Iraq Sarah Idan speaks at the 2018 American Jewish Committee Global Forum. (JNS)-Geneva-based non-governmental organization United Nations Watch has announced that Sarah Idan, who as Miss Iraq in 2017 faced death threats for posting a photo of herself with Miss Israel, will receive the Swiss organization’s Ambassador for Peace Award. In recognition of her courageous and extraordinary...

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