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China: Human Rights 365 = Human Rights for All

Posted on Dec 9, 2014 in InterEthnic InterFaith Leadership Conference, Mongolia, News, Publications, Tibet, Uyghur | Comments Off on China: Human Rights 365 = Human Rights for All

EMBARGOED: 9 am (Beijing) 10 December 2014 To contact one of the spokespeople email campaigns@tibetnetwork.org or call: Tenzin Dorjee: +1 (646) 724 0748 Yang Jianli: +1 (857)472-9039 Enghebatu Togochog: +1 (917) 698-4367 Dolkun Isa (Rebiya Kadeer contact): +49 89 54321999   China: Human Rights 365 = Human Rights for All  A Statement of Solidarity from a  Tibetan, Uyghur, Southern Mongolian, and Chinese Activist   As 2014’s Human Rights Day comes to pass, we are reminded of the great sacrifices that people have made this year to obtain fundamental freedoms and human rights across the world.  This year’s theme, ‘Human Rights 365’, is particularly apt for the human rights heroes who live daily under the Chinese government’s brutal repression.   As Tibetans, Uyghurs, Southern Mongolians and Chinese we join together in solidarity to honor the bravery and spirit of our brothers and sisters who have dedicated their...

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Ninth InterEthnic/InterFaith Leadership Conference Held In Taiwan

Posted on May 16, 2014 in Buddhist, Christian, Falun Gong, Hong Kong, InterEthnic InterFaith Leadership Conference, Macao, Mongolia, Taiwan, Tibet, Uyghur | Comments Off on Ninth InterEthnic/InterFaith Leadership Conference Held In Taiwan

Ninth InterEthnic/InterFaith Leadership Conference Held In Taiwan Reported by Citizen Reporters: Duan Chao, Cao Jie, Li Zhong and Li Xuemei Organized by Initiatives for China/Citizen Power for China, the Ninth Interethnic / Interfaith Leadership Conference was held in Taiwan from April 24 through April 27. The four-day conference gave training to nearly 100 people in nonviolent resistance, with attendees including Chinese, Mongolians, Tibetans and Uyghurs residing in various region of the world, including Hong Kong, Mainland China, Macau, Taiwan,  Dharamsala of India, Mongolia, Japan, North America, Australia and Europe.  The diverse attendees hold beliefs such as Buddhism, Christianity, Falungong, Islam, and other faiths. Since its inception in 2000, this is the ninth Interethnic / Interfaith Leadership Conference.  It aims to promote understanding and cooperation among people of different ethnicities, religions and regions.  It also aims to promote tolerance and friendship,...

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Democracies: The Vote That Will Test Your Commitment to Democracy

Posted on Nov 6, 2013 in Challenge China's Membership to UN Human Rights Council, Falun Gong, Hong Kong, Macao, Mongolia, News, Publications, Taiwan, Tibet, Uyghur | Comments Off on Democracies: The Vote That Will Test Your Commitment to Democracy

Updates on Petitions Challenging China’s Seat in UNHRC:  + Petition on  Avaaz.org reaching almost 700,000. + Around 3000 more signatures of petitioner inside China added to Citizen Power for China’s petition, reaching a total of 12,000 signatories. —————————————————————–   By YANG Jianli Speech at the 6th annual briefing on Human Rights Council Candidates hosted by UN Watch and Human Rights Foundation November 4, 2013, UN Headquarters, New York   At about 9:00pm, September 24, I was on the phone with Ms. Zhang Jing in China, the wife of the street vendor Xia Junfeng. Four years ago, Xia Junfeng, acting in self-defense, stabbed two para-police who were beating him and taking his things. She and their son had just had the last meeting with Xia Junfeng who was that morning notified he was to be executed the same day. She cried to me for help. At the same time, the online community...

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Three Ongoing Campaigns Challenging China’s Next Term to UN Human Rights Council

Posted on Nov 4, 2013 in Challenge China's Membership to UN Human Rights Council, Highlights, Hong Kong, Macao, Mongolia, News, Taiwan, Tibet, Uyghur | Comments Off on Three Ongoing Campaigns Challenging China’s Next Term to UN Human Rights Council

430,000 on Avaaz.org. 8,500 on Citizen Power for China. 690 on Moveon.org Two more campaigns recently launched on Avaaz.org and Moveon.org, challenging China’s up coming election to UN Human Rights Council. On Avaaz.org campaign, there are more than 430,000 signatures collected. This campaign requests the UN Members States to “ask China for specific and monitorable commitments” on Tibetan human rights issues “as it seeks votes to return to the UN Human Rights Council.“ The other campaign is hosted on moveon.org, with 690+ signatures collected, directing to President Obama, asking to block China from UNHRC. The original campaign launched by Citizen Power for China, with so far over 8,500 signatures collected, also challenged China’s up coming election to UNHRC. Please join the petition by the following instruction: – For Tibetans, Uyghurs, Mongolians, Han Chinese from territories controlled by P. R. China, Hong Kong, Macao, and Taiwan, please sign petition at Avaaz.org and  Citizen Power for...

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Uyghur leader gives Chinese diplomats a history lesson at UN

Posted on Mar 26, 2013 in Highlights, International Relations, Mongolia, Tibet, Topics, Uyghur | 2 comments

The meeting at the UN in which Chinese representatives met with representatives from Xinjiang, Inner Mongolia and Tibet was marked by the diplomatically discourteous actions of the Chinese representatives and Rebiya Kadeer’s speech. Ms. Rebiya Kadeer   World Bulletin/News Desk   Heated debates arose during the “Human Rights in China” meeting organized in Geneva by the UN between Uyghur representatives and Chinese diplomats. The meeting chaired by Croatian Foreign Minister Paul Seferovich was attended by representatives of the diasporas of the occupied territories of East Turkestan, Inner Mongolia and Tibet. The representatives presented examples of the oppression, persecution and human rights violations in their territories under Chinese occupation. Meanwhile a speech by World Uyghur Congress President Rebiya Kadeer marked the meeting. A Chinese diplomat stated that no states named East Turkestan, Inner Mongolia and Tibet existed in China, and...

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Press Release for Ticking Time Bomb event on the Capitol Hill

Posted on Feb 2, 2013 in Highlights, International Relations, Mongolia, News, Publications, Tibet, Topics, Uyghur | Comments Off on Press Release for Ticking Time Bomb event on the Capitol Hill

At a forum on Capitol Hill on January 31st, four China issue experts sharply questioned the widespread assumption in the news that the newly-installed, younger leadership of the Chinese Communist Party, who now run China, will truly be “reformers,” at least when it comes to  human rights abuse, as opposed to economic policy and the Party machinery. The Forum, entitled “Ticking Time Bomb: The Ethnic Crisis Facing China’s New Leadership,” was held by Citizens Power for China, a grassroots pro-democracy group. The audience from dozens of congressional offices, heard representatives of different ethnic minorities repressed by the Chinese Communist Party: Tibetans, Uyghurs and Mongolians. The speakers described the brutal coercion and unlawful detention that each of those peoples have endured and continue to suffer. Mr. Enghebatu Togochog, the Director of the Southern Mongolian, explained that regarding China’s recent leadership...

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Civic Forum of the Citizen Power for China (Initiatives for China)

Posted on Jan 24, 2013 in International Relations, Mongolia, News, Publications, Tibet, Topics, Uyghur | 1 comment

Civic Forum of the Citizen Power for China (Initiatives for China)   cordially invites you to a panel discussion entitled Ticking Time Bomb: The Ethnic Crisis Facing China’s New Leadership     Featuring     Mr. Alim Seytoff President, Uyghur American Association Mr. Bhuchung K. Tsering Vice President, Special Programs of International Campaign for Tibet Mr. Enghebatu Togochog Director, Southern Mongolian Human Rights Information Center Dr. YANG Jianli President, Citizen Power for China (Initiatives for China)     Time 12:00-1:30 pm, Thursday, January 31, 2013 *Lunch served from 11:45am to 12:30pm     Place Room 122 Cannon House Office Building Independence Avenue and 1st Street, SE Washington, DC 20003      Details In the midst of the sensitive transition of China’s top leadership, the country is facing a severe ethnic crisis in the north and west of China which will...

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