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Remembering Tiananmen Square – Including the Two ‘Tank Men’

Posted on Jun 7, 2017 in News, Publications, Tiananmen Anniversaries, Tiananmen Massacre to Memory of the World Register | Comments Off on Remembering Tiananmen Square – Including the Two ‘Tank Men’

NATIONAL REVIEW Remembering Tiananmen Square – Including the Two ‘Tank Men’ by JAY NORDLINGER June 3, 2017 5:01 PM Tomorrow is the anniversary of the Tiananmen Square Massacre – the 28th. I’m not much for anniversaries, so I’m writing today. A young man holding grocery bags stepped in front of a column of tanks. The lead tank tried to maneuver around him, but he kept standing in the way of it. Eventually, he climbed up onto the tank. He appeared to chat with someone in the tank. Then he climbed off. To see a video of this remarkable, historic event, go here. At some point, two people pulled him away. And that’s all we know. Who was – who is – “Tank Man,” as he came to be called? No one knows. Where is he? Murdered? Alive? No one...

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Remarks by Secretary of State: 28th Anniversary of Tiananmen Square

Posted on Jun 5, 2017 in News, Tiananmen Anniversaries | Comments Off on Remarks by Secretary of State: 28th Anniversary of Tiananmen Square

 28th Anniversary of Tiananmen Square Press Statement   Rex W. Tillerson Washington, DC June 4, 2017 This year marks the 28th anniversary of the Chinese government’s violent suppression of a peaceful protest that took place in and around Tiananmen Square. We call again on China to make a full accounting of those killed, detained, or missing due to the events of June 4, 1989. We urge China to cease harassment of family members seeking redress and to release from prison those who have been jailed for striving to keep the memory of Tiananmen Square alive. The United States views the protection of human rights as a fundamental duty of all countries, and we urge the Chinese government to respect the universal rights and fundamental freedoms of all its...

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The Only Liquor That Can Subvert a Regime

Posted on Jun 4, 2017 in InterEthnic InterFaith Leadership Conference, Publications, Tiananmen Anniversaries, Tiananmen Massacre to Memory of the World Register | Comments Off on The Only Liquor That Can Subvert a Regime

–Commemorating the 28th Anniversary of the Tiananmen Massacre by Yang Jianli June 3rd, 2017 I put it in an eye-catching place instead of the wine cabinet. Anyway, the cabinet is not big enough to place this bottle of liquor. This is the world’s most expensive liquor. which used twenty-eight years to brew. Across young to older ages, its raw materials are the blood of the warriors, tears of their beloved and the pain of countless people. This bottle of liquor traveled across Asia and Europe to my hands. Its journey started in southwest China from the hands of a brother whom I have never met. It is not for anyone to enjoy at the dinner table. It still has a long way to go, and I am designing its itinerary for more people in the world to see the...

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Remembering Tiananmen Square – Including the Two ‘Tank Men’

Posted on Jun 4, 2017 in News, Op Ed, Tiananmen Anniversaries | Comments Off on Remembering Tiananmen Square – Including the Two ‘Tank Men’

NATIONAL REVIEW Remembering Tiananmen Square – Including the Two ‘Tank Men’ by JAY NORDLINGER June 3, 2017 5:01 PM Tomorrow is the anniversary of the Tiananmen Square Massacre – the 28th. I’m not much for anniversaries, so I’m writing today. A young man holding grocery bags stepped in front of a column of tanks. The lead tank tried to maneuver around him, but he kept standing in the way of it. Eventually, he climbed up onto the tank. He appeared to chat with someone in the tank. Then he climbed off. To see a video of this remarkable, historic event, go here. At some point, two people pulled him away. And that’s all we know. Who was – who is – “Tank Man,” as he came to be called? No one knows. Where is he? Murdered? Alive? No one...

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CECC Marks 28th Anniversary of Tiananmen Massacre with Bipartisan Congressional Letter To Chinese President Xi Jinping

Posted on Jun 2, 2017 in News, Tiananmen Anniversaries | Comments Off on CECC Marks 28th Anniversary of Tiananmen Massacre with Bipartisan Congressional Letter To Chinese President Xi Jinping

CECC Marks 28th Anniversary of Tiananmen Massacre with Bipartisan Congressional Letter To Chinese President Xi Jinping   CECC Commissioners Say Transparency About 1989 Events a “Vital Concern” for Those Seeking More Productive U.S.-China Relations   Press Contact:  Scott Flipse (202) 226-3777 June 1, 2017 (Washington, DC)-A bipartisan group of lawmakers from the Congressional-Executive Commission on China (CECC) urged Chinese President Xi Jinping to lift restrictions on public discussion of the Tiananmen protests and their violent suppression and to release individuals detained for commemorating the June 4 anniversary and human rights lawyers detained in the “709” crackdown. In the letter, Commissioners expressed their belief that “greater transparency, adherence to international standards, and the development of the rule of law are the keys to advancing a range of mutual bilateral interests from fighting corruption to building investor confidence, from ensuring cybersecurity to maintaining stability and security in...

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A High-Proof Tribute to Tiananmen’s Victims Finds a Way Back to China

Posted on May 31, 2017 in Hong Kong, Prisoners of Conscience, Tiananmen Anniversaries, Tiananmen Massacre to Memory of the World Register | Comments Off on A High-Proof Tribute to Tiananmen’s Victims Finds a Way Back to China

  By Didi Kirsten Tatlow May 30, 2017 BEIJING – It’s a big journey for a little bottle, even one so potent in alcohol and symbolism. The liquor bottle – whose label commemorates the 1989 crackdown on democracy demonstrators in Tiananmen Square in Beijing – made a monthslong trip around the world and arrived in Hong Kong days before the 28th anniversary of the killings on Sunday and one year after it was produced in Chengdu, in the southwestern Chinese province of Sichuan. It was carried by hand, reportedly by a sympathetic Chinese official, from Chengdu to the Middle East and then by someone else to Paris, where it was mailed to Washington, arriving about four weeks ago, said Yang Jianli, a Chinese-born rights activist based in Washington who aided its passage around the world. Finally, coming nearly full...

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Archbishop Tutu Supports the Campaign to Seek the Truth about the Two Tiananmen Tank Men

Posted on Jun 14, 2016 in News, Publications, Tiananmen Anniversaries, Tiananmen Massacre to Memory of the World Register | Comments Off on Archbishop Tutu Supports the Campaign to Seek the Truth about the Two Tiananmen Tank Men

On June 5, Citizen Power’s founder Dr. Yang Jianli received a notice from Roger Friedman, assistant of Nobel Peace Prize laureate, and South African Archbishop Desmond Tutu. Initiatives for China/Citizen Power for China (IFC/CPFC) was informed that the archbishop had signed the appeal initiated by IFC/CPFC to seek the truth about the two Tiananmen tank men. Although the archbishop no longer participates in public events and no longer issues public statements, on the 27th anniversary of the June 4th massacre, he expressed his support for this campaign. Archbishop Tutu welcomed Dr. Yang Jianli during their meeting after Dr.Yang was released from Chinese prison.   IFC/CPFC’s team is greatly encouraged by Archbishop Tutu’s support. Yang Jianli said that with the support of such a charismatic human rights leader, who vigorously supports democracy and freedom for the Chinese people, this campaign and that applying...

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