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Pelosi Statement on Release of Liu Xiaobo

Posted on Jun 26, 2017 in International Relations, News, Prisoners of Conscience, Publications | Comments Off on Pelosi Statement on Release of Liu Xiaobo

June 26, 2017 Contact: Ashley Etienne/Caroline Behringer, 202-226-7616 Pelosi Statement on Release of Liu Xiaobo Washington, D.C. – House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi issued the following statement after the release of the Nobel Peace Prize winner and Chinese democracy advocate Liu Xiaobo, following a diagnosis of late-stage liver cancer: “Liu Xiaobo is a hero who stands in the pantheon of great leaders for non-violence, justice and freedom throughout history.  His arrest and imprisonment were a disgraceful betrayal of the...

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CECC: Statement on the Medical Parole of Nobel Prize Laureate Liu Xiaobo

Posted on Jun 26, 2017 in International Relations, News, Prisoners of Conscience | Comments Off on CECC: Statement on the Medical Parole of Nobel Prize Laureate Liu Xiaobo

dawChairs Urge President Trump To Seek Immediate Transfer to U.S. for Treatment, Medical Parole for Other Detained Dissidents in Poor Health June 26, 2017 (Washington, DC)-Senator Marco Rubio and Representative Chris Smith, the chair and cochair respectively of the bipartisan Congressional-Executive Commission on China (CECC), issued the following statements about the reported transfer of 2010 Nobel Peace Prize laureate Liu Xiaobo from Jinzhou Prison in Liaoning province to a hospital in Shenyang municipality for treatment of late-stage liver cancer. ...

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IFC/CP Statement on Liu Xiaobo’s Condition

Posted on Jun 26, 2017 in House Arrest of Liu Xia, Liu Xiaobo's Case, News, No Category, Prisoners of Conscience, Publications | Comments Off on IFC/CP Statement on Liu Xiaobo’s Condition

We are shocked and saddened to learn that China’s only Nobel Peace laureate Liu Xiaobo has recently been diagnosed with advanced liver cancer. We are relieved that he has been released from prison for medical treatment. However, we are seriously concerned that the Chinese regime will continue to deny Liu Xiaobo freedom, restrict his movement, and prevent him from receiving adequate medical care. The transfer from prison to hospital does not guarantee that his friends or family will be...

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“Red Notices” for Human Rights Abusers

Posted on Jun 23, 2017 in Global Efforts, InterEthnic InterFaith Leadership Conference, International Relations, Op Ed, Publications | Comments Off on “Red Notices” for Human Rights Abusers

“Red Notices” for Human Rights Abusers by YANG Jianli Interpol, the intergovernmental organization that facilitates police cooperation among member states, often issues red notices to alert its members to locate and arrest wanted persons with the aim of extradition or similar lawful action.  Interpol’s mission is guided by the principle of neutrality and Article 3 of its Constitution forbids the organization involved in any political activities. However, authoritarian governments have increasingly used this process to target activists and journalists who are critical...

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The Prague Appeal for Democratic Renewal

Posted on Jun 15, 2017 in News, Publications | Comments Off on The Prague Appeal for Democratic Renewal

The Prague Appeal for Democratic Renewal Adopted in Prague on May 26, 2017 Liberal democracy is under threat, and all who cherish it must come to its defense. Democracy is threatened from without by despotic regimes in Russia, China, and other countries that are tightening repression internally and expanding their power globally, filling vacuums left by the fading power, influence, and self-confidence of the long-established democracies. The authoritarians are using old weapons of hard power as well as new social media and a growing arsenal of soft power to create a post-democratic world order in which norms of human rights and the rule of law are replaced by the principle of absolute state sovereignty. Democracy is also being threatened from within. Illiberalism is on the rise in Turkey,...

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Opinion: UCSD Chinese Should Welcome Dalai Lama -Not Parrot Party Line

Posted on Jun 12, 2017 in InterEthnic InterFaith Leadership Conference, News, Op Ed, Publications, Tibet | Comments Off on Opinion: UCSD Chinese Should Welcome Dalai Lama -Not Parrot Party Line

Opinion: UCSD Chinese Should Welcome Dalai Lama -Not Parrot Party Line June 11, 2017 By Yang Jianli What do Richard Spencer, Ann Coulter, and the Dalai Lama have in common? Each of them has been the target of college student protests opposing their speeches on campus. But unlike Mr. Spencer and Ms. Coulter, His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama was born on a straw mat in a cowshed to a poor Tibetan family, and is now one of the most beloved...

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Göran Lindblad: My Supporting Voice for Our Tiananmen Brothers

Posted on Jun 11, 2017 in News, Publications, Tiananmen Anniversaries, Tiananmen Massacre to Memory of the World Register | Comments Off on Göran Lindblad: My Supporting Voice for Our Tiananmen Brothers

My Supporting Voice for Our Tiananmen Brothers Göran Lindblad Again approaching the day to remember the heroic peaceful protests by students at Tiananmen Square 1989. The totalitarian communist regime responded to the non-violent manifestation with brutal force. Tanks against unarmed shocked the world. As time flies, and current world events consumes daily news media attention, we now, 28 years later need to commemorate and remember the heroes as well as not forget the perpetrators. The best symbol of the...

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IFC/CPFC Statement on the Human Rights Positions Taken by Secretary of State Tillerson and Ambassador Haley

Posted on Jun 8, 2017 in Challenge China's Membership to UN Human Rights Council, News, Publications, Tiananmen Anniversaries | Comments Off on IFC/CPFC Statement on the Human Rights Positions Taken by Secretary of State Tillerson and Ambassador Haley

Initiatives for China a.k.a Citizen Power in China (IFC/CPFC) enthusiastically applauds Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s June 4 statement on the 28th Anniversary of Tiananmen Square Massacre, and U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley’s June 6th remarks at the United Nations Human Rights Council and in the Graduate Institute of Geneva. We and many other participants in the 1989 pro-democracy movement and families of the massacre victims are very grateful that the Trump Administration has not forgotten the bloody crackdown of...

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Is China Trying to Turn the Tiananmen Square Massacre into Fake News?

Posted on Jun 8, 2017 in News, Tiananmen Anniversaries, Tiananmen Massacre to Memory of the World Register | Comments Off on Is China Trying to Turn the Tiananmen Square Massacre into Fake News?

The National Interest Is China Trying to Turn the Tiananmen Square Massacre into Fake News? Beijing has sought to use its leadership position in the UN system to obliterate the memory of Tank Man and Tiananmen Square. Dennis P. Halpin June 6, 2017   George Orwell, who understood the close connection between control of messaging and the shaping of history, wrote in his classic work 1984 that “who controls the past controls the future.” Never has this been truer...

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Will UNESCO Save the Tank Man of China?

Posted on Jun 7, 2017 in Publications, Tiananmen Anniversaries, Tiananmen Massacre to Memory of the World Register | Comments Off on Will UNESCO Save the Tank Man of China?

06/02/2017 09:12 am ET By Yang Jianli and Aaron Rhodes UNESCO’s Memory of the World Program is “an international initiative launched to safeguard the documentary heritage of humanity against collective amnesia, neglect, the ravages of time and climatic conditions, and willful and deliberate destruction.”  But what events deserve a place in this ambitious and influential project? Today the Memory of the World Program faces a crucial test of its intellectual and moral integrity:  Will it include photographs of the...

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