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Remarks Made by Dr. YANG Jianli at Ministerial to Advance Religious Freedom Hosted by US Department of State

Posted on Jul 25, 2018

来源:http://www.yibaochina.com/Article/Display?articleId       Remarks Made by Dr. YANG Jianli at Ministerial to Advance Religious Freedom Hosted by US Department of State July 25, 2018   Thank you, Mr. Ambassador Brownback, for hosting this important meeting. The recent moves on the part of the Holy See, in an effort to reach an agreement with the Chinese government on the selection of bishops and even to establish formal diplomatic ties with China, are truly worrisome. Chinese Christians and, indeed, the entire Chinese human rights community can testify that these moves have strengthened the...

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02/26/2018 – We don’t even know if this heroic Chinese lawyer is alive or dead

Posted on Feb 26, 2018

source:https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/democracy-post/wp/2018/02/26/we-dont-even-know-if-this-heroic-chinese-lawyer-is-alive-or-dead/?noredirect=on&utm_term=.3b1611c63a09   By Yang JianliFebruary 26 A man films Li Wenzu, left, wife of imprisoned lawyer Wang Quanzhang, who holds a paper that reads “Release Liu Ermin,” as she and supporters and activists stage a protest outside the Tianjin No. 2 Intermediate People’s Court in Tianjin, China, in August 2016. Liu Ermin, a wife of one of the activists, was arrested in July 2016. (Gerry Shih/AP) Yang Jianli is founder and president of...

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10/24/2016 – Say no to China’s membership on the U.N. Human Rights Council

Posted on Oct 24, 2016

source:https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/global-opinions/wp/2016/10/24/say-no-to-chinas-membership-on-the-u-n-human-rights-council/?utm_term=.d51b7317139a By Yang JianliOctober 24, 2016 Chinese President Xi Jinping leaves at the end of the BRICS summit in Goa, India, on Oct. 16. (Manish Swarup/Associated Press) Yang Jianli is founder and president of Initiatives for China. A former Tiananmen Square activist, he was imprisoned in China from 2002 to 2007 for attempting to observe labor unrest. On March 14, 2014, Cao Shunli, a Chinese human rights activist, died in a Chinese military hospital...

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Open up or break up, dissident Yang Jianli tells China

Posted on May 4, 2016

Source: http://www.catchnews.com/international-news/open-up-or-break-up-dissident-yang-jianli-tells-china-1462299461.html Chinese dissident leader Yang Jianli, the moving force behind the Interfaith Conference of China’s ethnic and religious minorities in Dharamsala recently, is not unduly disturbed by the cancellation of visas of some dissident leaders by India. He pointed out that despite the cancellation of four visas due to China’s protest, 69 participants, including at least eight Chinese activists and Uyghur American Association’s president Ilshat Hsan, had attended...

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03/31/2016 – Xi’s Washington Visit Crashed by Unwelcome Guest. By Eli Lake & Josh Rogin

Posted on Mar 31, 2016

http://www.initiativesforchina.org/?p=2368

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03/31/2016 – Havel and the Dalai Lama. By Raymond Johnston

Posted on Mar 31, 2016

http://www.initiativesforchina.org/?p=2310

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03/18/2016 – Donald Trump defends the world’s bullies. By Yang Jianli, Fang Zheng and Zhou Fengsuo. The Washington Post

Posted on Mar 18, 2016

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02/10/2016 – Q&A with pro-Democracy activist Yang Jianli at Principia College. By Colby Bermel, Principia College

Posted on Feb 10, 2016

http://college.usatoday.com/2016/02/10/qa-with-pro-democracy-activist-yang-jianli-at-principia-college/

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Winter 2015 – Surviving Tiananmen, Envisioning Democracy: Yang Jianli in conversation with The Straddler.

Posted on Dec 31, 2015

http://www.thestraddler.com/201513/piece2.php

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Head Off a Tiananmen Massacre in Hong Kong

Posted on Sep 23, 2015

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...

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