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A Call for a UN Investigation, and US Sanctions, on the Human Rights Disaster Unfolding in Xinjiang

Posted on Aug 12, 2018 in News, Publications, Uyghur | Comments Off on A Call for a UN Investigation, and US Sanctions, on the Human Rights Disaster Unfolding in Xinjiang

A Call for a UN Investigation, and US Sanctions, on the Human Rights Disaster Unfolding in Xinjiang August 10, 2018   It is now clear, from numerous reliable sources, that shocking human rights atrocities are being perpetrated in the Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region of China (XUAR). The Communist Party authorities have established a large number of political re-education centers in Xinjiang, detaining people without any judicial process, stripping them of their personal liberty, imprisoning them, and detaining them for indeterminate ‘sentences.’ Estimates of the numbers detained range from hundreds of thousands to over a million, primarily targeting Uighurs, but also Kazakhs, Hui people, and other minorities who follow Islam. Among those detainees are peasants, workers, university, college, high-school and middle-school students, teachers, poets, writers, artists, scholars, the head of a provincial department, bureau chiefs, village chiefs, and even Uighur...

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CECC Statement on Anniversary of Liu Xiaobo’s Death & Welcoming Release of Liu Xia

Posted on Jul 13, 2018 in House Arrest of Liu Xia, Liu Xiaobo's Case, News, Publications | Comments Off on CECC Statement on Anniversary of Liu Xiaobo’s Death & Welcoming Release of Liu Xia

Statement by Chairs on Anniversary of Liu Xiaobo’s Death  &  Welcoming Release of Liu Xia Press Contact: Scott.Flipse@mail.house.gov July 12, 2018 (Washington)-Senator Marco Rubio and Representative Chris Smith, Chair and Cochair of the bipartisan Congressional-Executive Commission on China (Commission), issued the following statements to commemorate the first anniversary of the death of Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Liu Xiaobo and the release of his wife Liu Xia. “Friday marks the one-year anniversary of Chinese Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo’s death in state custody,” said Senator Rubio.  “His legacy and the vision that he and others set forth in Charter 08 remain unfulfilled for millions of Chinese citizens.  Liu Xiaobo dreamed of a ‘future free China’ ruled by law, with full respect for and protection of human rights. His legacy animates the efforts today of China’s rights lawyers and defenders, religious adherents, dissidents and activists,...

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Initiatives for China Congratulates Dr. Tenzin Dorjee Elected as Chair of U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom

Posted on Jun 14, 2018 in News, Publications | Comments Off on Initiatives for China Congratulates Dr. Tenzin Dorjee Elected as Chair of U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom

Initiatives for China Congratulates Dr. Tenzin Dorjee  Elected as Chair of U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom On June 12, 2018, the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom, a bipartisan body, unanimously elected Dr. Tenzin Dorjee as its Chair. Initiatives for China congratulates Dr. Tenzin Dorjee for his new position. Dr. Tenzin Dorjee and Dr. Yang Jianli Dr. Tenzin Dorjee is Associate Professor at the Department of Human Communication Studies, California State University, Fullerton (CSUF). He dedicated his work in religious freedom, this includes his travel to Burma and Iraq to monitor religious freedom conditions there. He testified before U.S. Congress about the religious freedom conditions in Tibet and China, and Long Arm of China in the U.S. academic institutions. He spoke at various venues, such as USCIRF events and Parliament of the World’s Religions, about Tibet, Buddhism, Tibetan culture...

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IFC Participated in Panel Discussion “Mongolian Experience and Countermeasures in China”

Posted on Jun 13, 2018 in News, Publications | Comments Off on IFC Participated in Panel Discussion “Mongolian Experience and Countermeasures in China”

IFC Participated in Panel Discussion “Mongolian Experience and Countermeasures in China” On June 9, 2018, the “Mongolian Experience and Countermeasures in China” conference was held in New Brunswick, New Jersey, United States. The conference was organized by the “Southern Mongolian Human Rights Information Center” and co-organized by several other non-governmental organizations such as the Mongol American Cultural Association, Chinggis Khan Memorial Foundation, Mongol Heritage Foundation, and Buryat Association Inc. Over than 30 religious leaders, experts and scholars, human rights activists, and NGO executives from the United States, China, Japan, and Sweden attended the conference. Dr. QIU Jiajun, Director of Citizen Power Institute, participated and spoke at the conference on behalf of Dr. Yang Jianli, President of Initiatives for China/ Citizen Power. His Eminence Arjia Rinpoche—host of the Qinghai Ta’er Temple, director of the Tibetan Mongolian Buddhist Cultural Center, and...

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Our Demands to Facebook

Posted on Jun 11, 2018 in Facebook, News, Publications | Comments Off on Our Demands to Facebook

Our Demands to Facebook Initiatives for China/Citizen Power  June 11, 2018   We noticed that Facebook, after being pressed by the media, admitted on June 5 to having signed multi-year cooperation agreements with Huawei, Lenovo and other Chinese mobile phone manufacturers. Under the terms of these agreements, Facebook allowed mobile phones produced by these firms to be “compatible with U.S. social networks at a technical level.” Specifically, Chinese mobile phone makers were allowed to obtain the personal data of Facebook users and their friends. Of particular consideration is the close relationship between China’s handset makers and the Chinese government, as well as the Chinese government’s long-term adoption of strict monitoring measures against its people. In light thereof, as an NGO committed to the protection of human rights in China, Initiatives for China expresses regret about the latent risks associated...

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Initiatives for China Congratulates Hillel Neuer, Executive Director of UN Watch, on receiving Honorary Doctorate of Law of McGill University

Posted on Jun 11, 2018 in News, Publications | Comments Off on Initiatives for China Congratulates Hillel Neuer, Executive Director of UN Watch, on receiving Honorary Doctorate of Law of McGill University

UN Watch Initiatives for China Congratulates Hillel Neuer, Executive Director of UN Watch, on receiving Honorary Doctorate of Law of McGill University Congratulations to Hillel Neuer on being selected by McGill University for an Honorary Doctorate of Laws. Hillel surely deserves such an honor. Hillel is one of the world’s most committed, energetic human rights leaders. He has helped the cause of human rights and democracy in many countries including my homeland China particularly by giving us a platform at the United Nations. His constant and passionate voices stirs the consciences of the world’s statesmen and the public and rallies diplomats, scholars, activists, students and business people to the cause of defending basic human freedoms within the borders of the most powerful countries such as China, which so many world leaders are afraid of confronting about human rights issues. Please...

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Congressman Chris Smith Speaks at the Commemoration of the 29th Anniversary of 1989 Tiananmen Square Massacre

Posted on Jun 8, 2018 in News, Publications | Comments Off on Congressman Chris Smith Speaks at the Commemoration of the 29th Anniversary of 1989 Tiananmen Square Massacre

Congressman Chris Smith Speaks at the Commemoration of the 29th Anniversary of 1989 Tiananmen Square Massacre and Presents Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation Human Rights Award to Mr. Fang Zheng Event organized by Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation  ...

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