Speeches

03/26/2019 –  Presentation of 2019 Courage Award to Dhondup Wangchen  by Yang Jianli

Posted on Mar 26, 2019

GENEVA SUMMIT FOR HUMAN RIGHTS AND DEMOCRACY  Presentation of 2019 Courage Award to Dhondup Wangchen  by Yang Jianli It has been an honor to be a part of the Geneva Summit over the past decade. Our annual assembly is a unique event, held in parallel with the UN Human Rights Council, which ensures that critical voices from oppressive regimes across the globe have a forum to stand up and speak truth to power. Today we have heard inspiring testimonies by courageous men and women from around the world. They put their lives on the line to defend human dignity, freedom, and equality in their...

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03/25/2019 – 第十一届日内瓦人权与民主峰会开幕 杨建利呼吁反制中国特色法西斯主义

Posted on Mar 25, 2019

来源:https://www.bannedbook.org/bnews/baitai/20190326/1103388.html   今天下午两点钟,第十一届日内瓦人权与民主峰会在日内瓦的联合国总部第十四会议厅开幕。公民力量发起人杨建利博士在开幕式上发表题为“挫败中国特色的法西斯主义,实现我们所有人的自由”(Defeat the Fascism with Chinese Characteristics and Ensure Freedom for Us...

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03/23/2019 – Talk at Tibetan Youth Summit, American University

Posted on Mar 23, 2019

Talk at Tibetan Youth Summit, American University by Yang Jianli March 23, 2019 Thank you for inviting me to speak to you. I feel privileged to be with you on this occasion. This month marks the 60th anniversary of the Tibetan National Uprising. I just came back from Dharamsala where I participated in and spoke at the commemorating event hosted by the Central Tibetan Administration. I was particularly honored because I was the only Chinese speaking at the event (link to my speech  https://www.citizenpowerforchina.org/single-post/Yang–Jianli-Dharamsala-Speech-2019 ).  I also had the...

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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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12/11/2018 – Jointly Counter Fascism with Chinese Characteristics –Opening Remarks at the 13th InterEthnic/InterFaith Leadership Conference

Posted on Dec 11, 2018

  December 10, 2018, Washington, DC Yang Jianli Distinguished Guests, Dear friends, Brothers and Sisters: Seventy years ago today, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights was born in the aftermath of World War II.  It embodies our most cherished principles and aspirations. It recognizes that “the inherent dignity and the equal and inalienable rights of all members of the human family is the foundation of freedom, justice and peace in the world” and that everyone is entitled to these rights, “without distinction of any kind, such as race, color, sex, language, religion, political or other...

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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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04/24/2018 – Red China and Red Notices: Yang Jianli’s Opening Remarks at XII International Journalism Festival

Posted on Apr 24, 2018

Opening Remarks at XII International Journalism Festival, April 14, Perugia, Italy Human rights in China under Xi Jinping is the worst since the Tiananmen crackdown. The situation for the Chinese human rights activists is drastically deteriorating since 2012 when Xi Jinping took power. Xi is convinced that the Chinese Communist Party is losing control over the Chinese people and the Chinese society, and particularly in the ideological front, despite numerous political campaigns to brainwash the Chinese people, particularly the young; Xi believes that the regime security is in a grave danger;...

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Concluding Remarks at the Opening Session of  10th Geneva Summit for Human Rights and Democracy

Posted on Feb 21, 2018

  YANG Jianli   Concluding Remarks at the Opening Session of 10th Geneva Summit for Human Rights and Democracy   It’s wonderful to see so many old and new friends here at the 10th Geneva Summit for Human Rights and Democracy. I want to express my profound gratitude to Hillel and his terrific team for putting together just another important assembly of people’s voices in the week leading to the opening of the annual session of the United Nations Human Rights Council. The camaraderie, and the sharing of experiences and strategies at this Summit has always given me hope, even during...

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02/20/2018 – Yang Jianli at the 2018 Geneva Summit opening

Posted on Feb 20, 2018

source:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mf9v0D_j6co Yang Jianli, Chinese dissident, former political prisoner, survivor of Tiananmen Square massacre, president of Initiatives for China. U.N. opening of the 10th Geneva Summit for Human Rights and Democracy, Feb. 19, 2018, at United Nations Headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland.

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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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