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07/18/2017 – Dr. Yang Jianli’s Speech at “Remembering The Legacy Of Liu Xiaobo”

Posted on Jul 18, 2017

source: http://www.initiativesforchina.org/?p=2725 Hosted by Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation Monday, July 17th, 2017 at Victims of Communism Memorial Tonight we mourn the tragic passing of Liu Xiaobo, a great loss to the people of China, indeed, to the entire humanity. Liu Xiaobo was not only the best known freedom and democracy fighter of China, but, in life as well as in death, he represents the best of what China can ever be. In April 1989, when the Tiananmen democracy movement just broke out, he returned to Beijing from New York and became the most important intellectual leader...

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07/14/2017 – Dr. Yang Jianli’s Remarks on Congressional Hearing: The Tragic Case of Liu Xiaobo

Posted on Jul 14, 2017

source: http://initiativesforchina.org/?p=2720 Opening Remarks before the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations   Yang Jianli Initiatives for China/Citizen Power Hearing on “The Tragic Case of Liu Xiaobo”  July 14, 2017 Yang Jianli, Jared Genser, Perry Link. MICHAEL REYNOLDS/European Pressphoto Agency Chairman Smith and Ranking Members, I had a sleepless night. At this grievous moment, I would like to thank you for holding this critical hearing. It is critical for us to discuss how we can still lend a helping hand to...

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05/17/2016 – Deccan Herald: Reports on 11th Interethnic Interfaith Leadership Conference by Anirban Bhaumik

Posted on May 17, 2016

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05/15/2016 – A Chinese Spring is, of course, probable, says this dissident leader By Ramesh Ramachandran, DNA India

Posted on May 15, 2016

http://www.dnaindia.com/india/interview-a-chinese-spring-is-of-course-probable-says-this-dissident-leader-2210192

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Open up or break up, dissident Yang Jianli tells China

Posted on May 4, 2016

Source: http://www.catchnews.com/international-news/open-up-or-break-up-dissident-yang-jianli-tells-china-1462299461.html Chinese dissident leader Yang Jianli, the moving force behind the Interfaith Conference of China’s ethnic and religious minorities in Dharamsala recently, is not unduly disturbed by the cancellation of visas of some dissident leaders by India. He pointed out that despite the cancellation of four visas due to China’s protest, 69 participants, including at least eight Chinese activists and Uyghur American Association’s president Ilshat Hsan, had attended...

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04/20/2016 – UNPO Recognizes Dr. Jianli Yang’s Efforts for Minorities and Oppressed Groups in China

Posted on Apr 20, 2016

http://unpo.org/article/19109

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03/31/2016 – Xi’s Washington Visit Crashed by Unwelcome Guest. By Eli Lake & Josh Rogin

Posted on Mar 31, 2016

http://www.initiativesforchina.org/?p=2368

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03/18/2016 – Donald Trump defends the world’s bullies. By Yang Jianli, Fang Zheng and Zhou Fengsuo. The Washington Post

Posted on Mar 18, 2016

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03/11/2016 – Initiatives for China joins the Commemoration of the 57th Anniversary of Tibetan National Uprising Day

Posted on Mar 11, 2016

  Source: http://initiativesforchina.org/?p=2193 March 10, 2016 is the 57th 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 government to allow...

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03/11/2016 – Our Response to Trump and Kasich’s Remarks about the Tiananmen Massacre

Posted on Mar 11, 2016

http://www.initiativesforchina.org/?p=2205

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