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IFC/Citizen Power statement on Sulu Sou’s Victory

Posted on Sep 21, 2017 in InterEthnic InterFaith Leadership Conference, Macao, News, Publications | Comments Off on IFC/Citizen Power statement on Sulu Sou’s Victory

On September 18th, 2017, Macau’s semi-democratic elections resulted in an unprecedented victory for the democratic movement, securing 5 of the available 14 seats. This victory included the appointment of 26-year-old Sulu Sou, making him the city’s youngest-ever lawmaker. IFC team celebrates Sou’s unprecedented victory and congratulate him for his unwavering passion to bring democracy to Macau. Sulu Sou is the deputy director of New Macau Student Association and attended the 8th and 9th Interethnic Interfaith Leadership Conferences. The conference was founded in 2000 by then Foundation for China in the 21st Century president, Dr Yang Jianli. The conference empowers young leaders from Han Chinese, Tibetans, Uyghurs, Mongolians, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Macau, to build trust, understanding, and friendship for a common goal of democratic change in PRC. Mr. Sou speaks at the 8th Interethnic Interfaith Leadership Conference in Taiwan....

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UNPO Recognises Dr Jianli Yang’s Efforts for Minorities and Oppressed Groups in China

Posted on Apr 20, 2016 in Hong Kong, InterEthnic InterFaith Leadership Conference, Macao, Mongolia, News, Religious Freedom, Taiwan, Tibet, Uyghur | Comments Off on UNPO Recognises Dr Jianli Yang’s Efforts for Minorities and Oppressed Groups in China

Photo courtesy of United States Mission Geneva The Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization (UNPO) is delighted to praise Dr Jianli Yang, Chinese dissident and human rights activist for over 25 years, for his significant efforts to bring together different ethnic, religious and political groups from the territory of the People’s Republic of China and in getting them to work together to promote their common goals. UNPO commends his commitment to the non-violent struggle for human rights and democracy. For the past quarter of a century, Mr Yang has seen as his mission to facilitate a peaceful transition of the PRC to the respect of human rights, genuine rule of law, and democratic governance for all. He believes that such a transition can only be achieved by the peoples themselves, through united efforts but also thanks to the support of the...

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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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