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The White House Responds to Petition for Peaceful Hong Kong

Posted on Sep 30, 2014 in Hong Kong, Hong Kong Democracy, News, Publications | Comments Off on The White House Responds to Petition for Peaceful Hong Kong

For Immediate Release By Initiatives for China/Citizen Power for China September 30, 2014 Washington, DC The “We the People” White House Petition for Peaceful Hong Kong (http://wh.gov/lhJ2E) reached a total of196,923 signatures. The White House has issued an official response to this petition: OFFICIAL WHITE HOUSE RESPONSE TO Support Hong Kong Democracy and Prevent A Second Tiananmen Massacre in Hong Kong Response to We the People Petition on the Protests in Hong Kong We are watching the situation in Hong Kong closely. Around the world, the United States supports internationally recognized fundamental freedoms, such as freedom of peaceful assembly and freedom of expression. We urge the Hong Kong authorities to exercise restraint, and for protestors to express their views peacefully.   The United States supports universal suffrage in Hong Kong in accordance with the Basic Law and we support the aspirations of the...

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Notice of Rally in support of Hong Kong’s Protests-the Umbrella Revolution

Posted on Sep 29, 2014 in Hong Kong Democracy, News, Publications | Comments Off on Notice of Rally in support of Hong Kong’s Protests-the Umbrella Revolution

Notice of Rally in support of  Hong Kong’s Protests-the Umbrella Revolution   Dear Friends, Amid growing violent repression from the policemen, Hong Kong residents deserve our immediate support from around the world for peace and democracy in Hong Kong. We at the Initiatives for China/Citizen Power for China now call for your actions right away to support Hong Kong people’s demand for a real popular election. Our planed protest in front of the Chinese Embassy in Washington DC (3505 International Pl NW, Washington, DC 20008) is scheduled for October 1, 2014 at 11:00AM EST. Please bring an umbrella with you to show your support of the Hong Kong Umbrella Revolution.   Contacts: YANG Jianli 857-472-9039   yangjianli001@gmail.com WANG Jun    571-236-7026   johnkinglawyer@gmail.com Please Sign Petition to the White House     We ask all the democracy-loving people living around the world to sign our We The People petition tothe White House on Hong...

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White House Petition for Peace Hong Kong has toped 170,000

Posted on Sep 28, 2014 in Hong Kong, Hong Kong Democracy, News, Publications | Comments Off on White House Petition for Peace Hong Kong has toped 170,000

Peace Hong Kong Initiative “We the People” White House Petition for Peaceful Hong Kong has toped 170,000 For Immediate Release By Initiatives for China/Citizen Power for China September 28, 2014 Washington, DC   The “We the People” White House Petition for Peaceful Hong Kong topped 170,000 signatures as of 10:00PM  ET Sunday night. The Peaceful Hong Kong petition is a joint initiative launched September 19 by 33 groups worldwide, including organizations in Hong Kong, Taiwan, Macao. It urges the U.S. government to publicly stand against the possibility of Beijing violently cracking down on peaceful demonstrators in Hong Kong. Such resolve from the U.S. government and the international community would send a strong message to the Chinese government that any attempt to solve political disagreements with violence would result in severe consequences. Dr YANG Jianli, the principal power behind the White House...

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The Guardian: Hong Kong riot police forcibly disperse pro-democracy demonstrators

Posted on Sep 27, 2014 in Hong Kong Democracy, News, Publications | Comments Off on The Guardian: Hong Kong riot police forcibly disperse pro-democracy demonstrators

Peace Hong Kong Initiative  The Guardian: Hong Kong riot police forcibly disperse pro-democracy demonstrators       Riot police in Hong Kong disperse and arrest protesters occupying the government headquarters on Saturday to protest China’s refusal to allow genuine democratic reforms in the semi-autonomous region. Student groups have been spearheading a civil disobedience campaign this week in response to Beijing’s announcement last month that it would choose who can stand for Hong Kong’s top post of chief executive in elections in 2017 Please Sign Petition to the White House     We ask all the democracy-loving people living around the world to sign our We The People petition to the White House on Hong Kong which urges the US government to monitor the constitutional crisis in Hong Kong, press the Chinese Government to honor their promise of democratic elections to the Hong Kong citizenry, and prevent a...

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WSJ: Head Off a Tiananmen Massacre in Hong Kong

Posted on Sep 23, 2014 in Hong Kong, Hong Kong Democracy, News, Op Ed, Publications | Comments Off on WSJ: Head Off a Tiananmen Massacre in Hong Kong

THE WALL STREET JOURNAL Head Off a Tiananmen Massacre in Hong Kong Beijing’s edict has made larger protests in Hong Kong inevitable. (http://online.wsj.com/articles/head-off-a-tiananmen-massacre-in-hong-kong-1411403467)  Hong Kong students have not been afraid to make their voices heard. GETTY IMAGES    Editor’s note: The following op-ed is written by Yang Jianli, Teng Biao and Hu Jia, who are all former political prisoners of China. Mr. Yang is the president of Initiatives for China. Mr. Teng is a human rights lawyer. Mr. Hu is a winner of the Sakharov Prize. Hong Kong students are boycotting classes this week and protesting for democracy. As widespread demonstrations grow against Beijing’s violation of its promise to allow universal suffrage, there is a danger the infamous 1989 massacre in Tiananmen Square could be repeated in Hong Kong. The crisis began in June, when Beijing released a white paper that reneged on the “One Country Two...

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