Commentary & Interviews

10/13/2020 – China, Russia and Pakistan set to join UN human rights council

Posted on Oct 13, 2020

source: https://www.wionews.com/world/china-russia-and-pakistan-set-to-join-un-human-rights-council-334862 Xi Jinping and Vladimir Putin Photograph:( Reuters ) Due to secretive back room deals, the only regional group in which the seats are being contested are in the Pacific and Asia. China, Russia, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Cuba, Nepal and Uzbekistan are among the candidates vying for four seats on the UN human rights council on Tuesday. If the countries get elected, the move is bound to leave human right campaigners in the countries aghast and they might plead to European Union States as a...

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10/13/2020 – ‘World’s worst abusers’ to join UN Human Rights Council

Posted on Oct 13, 2020

source: https://www.theaustralian.com.au/world/the-times/worlds-worst-abusers-to-join-un-human-rights-council/news-story/25bf76d41620d44629cb98fee3668702 China, Saudi Arabia, Russia, Cuba and Pakistan are set to win election to the UN Human Rights Council, prompting an outcry from campaigners and exiled dissident­s. Britain is one of the European democracies under pressure to publicly oppose the election of countries infamous for human rights abuses to the governing board of the organisation. UN Watch, a Geneva-based monitoring group, said allowing those countries on the council “is like...

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10/12/2020 – China, Russia and Saudi Arabia set to join UN human rights council

Posted on Oct 12, 2020

source: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/oct/12/china-russia-saudi-arabia-set-join-un-human-rights-council Rights campaigners voice concerns as Cuba and Pakistan also expected to be elected Patrick Wintour Diplomatic editor Mon 12 Oct 2020 07.55 EDTLast modified on Tue 13 Oct 2020 09.14 EDT Shares4200  Russia’s president, Vladimir Putin (left), and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman of Saudi Arabia in Riyadh last October. Photograph: Alexei Nikolsky/TASS China, Russia, Cuba, Pakistan and Saudi Arabia are expected to be elected to the board of the UN human rights council on Tuesday,...

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10/09/2020 – Yang Jianli Opposes China’s Election to the U.N. Human Rights Council

Posted on Oct 9, 2020

source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NREutAb8iZE&feature=youtu.be

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09/26/2020 – Agriculture, climate change and covid19

Posted on Sep 26, 2020

source: https://newsday.co.tt/2020/09/26/agriculture-climate-change-and-covid19/ DIANA FRANCIS WITHIN THE space of two days, three news headlines – one international and two local – essentially tell a story of two human development challenges on a collision course – climate change and covid19, both with unprecedented socio-economic implications. These articles are: “Another famine coming? China struggles to meet basic food demands” (thehill.com, September 17),” “FT Farfan outlet rebranded to Agri World” (Newsday.com, September 17), “High charges, rumours of sale cause anxiety among Trincity...

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09/22/2020 – Chinese Property Tycoon Ren Zhiqiang Sentenced to 18-Year in Corruption Case

Posted on Sep 22, 2020

source: https://www.voanews.com/east-asia-pacific/voa-news-china/chinese-property-tycoon-ren-zhiqiang-sentenced-18-year-corruption By Joyce HuangUpdated September 22, 2020 12:12 PM A court in Beijing Tuesday gave Chinese property tycoon Ren Zhiqiang, who once referred to China’s top leader, Xi Jinping, as a “clown,” an 18-year prison sentence and a fine of $620,000 after finding him guilty of corruption, bribery, embezzlement of public funds and abuse of power as an executive of a state-owned enterprise. Some Chinese dissidents called the verdict “shameless” and a “political persecution”...

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08/04/2020 – Beijing actions along LAC jeopardised India-China relations

Posted on Aug 4, 2020

source: https://www.bignewsnetwork.com/news/265987155/beijing-actions-along-lac-jeopardised-india-china-relations Washington [US], August 4 (ANI): The cordial relationship that India and China had built over the past years has been jeopardised due to Beijing’s actions along the Line of Actual Control (LAC), said Jianli Yang, a Chinese dissident and son of a former Communist Party leader. In an opinion piece in Newsweek, Jianli, who is founder and president of Citizen Power Initiatives for China, said that in its anxiousness to appear “strong” after it failed to effectively...

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08/04/2020 – India successfully gains allies while confronting China, feels expert

Posted on Aug 4, 2020

source: https://www.indiablooms.com/news-details/N/63727/india-successfully-gains-allies-while-confronting-china-feels-expert.html India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 04 Aug 2020, 06:26 pm #NarendraModi, #IndianPM, #Kashmir, #GalwanValley, #IndiaChinaConflict India’s own strong response and the support it received from other countries over the recent Galwan clash ‘rattled’ China, an expert said. In an opinion piece published in Newsweek, Jianli Yang, founder and president of Citizen Power Initiatives for China, wrote: “China’s weakness came to the fore...

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08/03/2020 – Unfooled by China for 65 Years — Just One Reason to Back Our Webathon Effort

Posted on Aug 3, 2020

source: https://www.nationalreview.com/corner/unfooled-by-china-for-65-years-just-one-reason-to-back-our-webathon-effort/ We are taking on all comers at NR. Not just the presidential contenders hiding in basements, or the thugs rioting in our cities, or the unalloyed leftist ideologues fulminating in our newsrooms. We’ve got a special thing for the ChiComs, to use a term that should never have gone out of style (and hasn’t in these precincts). They are the foes in what is surely too a fight (the fight?) for our civilization, and for the future of this nation as Freedom’s beacon to the world....

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07/31/2020 – Taiwan Mourns Death of ‘Mr Democracy,’ Former President Lee Teng-hui

Posted on Jul 31, 2020

source:https://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/mourns-07312020093026.html Taiwan on Friday mourned the death of its former president Lee Teng-hui, widely regarded as the man who brought about the island’s democratic transition. Flags were flown at half-mast to mark Lee’s death at the age of 97 on Thursday evening, while tributes poured in to honor a consummate politician who presided over Taiwan’s transition from authoritarian state under the Kuomintang (KMT) nationalist regime to a pluralistic democracy. In 1996, Lee graced the cover of Newsweek with the words “Mr....

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