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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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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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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02/10/2016 – Q&A with pro-Democracy activist Yang Jianli at Principia College. By Colby Bermel, Principia College

Posted on Feb 10, 2016


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Opening Remarks by Dr.YANG Jianli [Congressional Hearing: Survivors of Tiananmen Sq. Massacre Testify on 25th Anniversary]

Posted on Jun 1, 2014

Opening Remarks by Dr.YANG Jianli at the hearing of the Committee on Foreign Affairs held by the Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations on the Topic “Tiananmen 25 Years Later: Leaders Who Were There”.   May 30, 2014   Mr. Chairman,   Thank you very much for hosting this timely hearing.   If I remember correctly, this is the 15th hearing you have hosted on human rights in China. Your leadership is remarkable. The statements you and other members just made have made clear once again that we have not been fighting alone. Today I will not...

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