Lawsuit over politically motivated censorship and surveillance on WeChat filed in California
Citizen Power Initiatives for China (“CPIFC”) filed a lawsuit today in the Superior Court for the State of California, Santa Clara County, alleging that the censorship and surveillance practices and policies of WeChat, the dominant social media and payments application in the Chinese-speaking world, violates numerous aspects of California law. Joining the lawsuit are six California WeChat users who have suffered significant financial, emotional, and psychological harm as a result of those practices and policies. The lawsuit asks the court to declare that the challenged practices and policies are unlawful under California law, issue an injunction against them, and to order that defendants pay damages for the harms they caused. The defendants are Tencent America LLC and Tencent International Service. Ltd. [Read More]
Class Action Lawsuit Against Wechat
We believe that Tencent has become the technology shackle for the CCP to restrict the freedom of the people. What Tencent has been doing domestically and overseas constitutes a serious violation to human rights and violates Chinese, American laws as well as the international law. We must start a battle for the freedom of speech, taking a stand against WeChat. By doing so, we can open space for the freedom of speech in China. This is why Citizen Power Initiatives for China officially is starting a class action lawsuit against WeChat (Tencent) in the United States, a project we have been planning and preparing.
Forced Labor in the Uyghur Region
Our team led by Dr. Han Lianchao published a report, Cotton: The Fabric Full of Lies, on forced and prison labor in Xinjiang in August 2019. One of the key conclusions is that there is presence of forced labor at many steps of the cotton supply chain and some of these products have entered into international commerce, including the U.S. and European markets. Recently the U.S. State Department, Dept. of Treasury, Dept. of Commerce, and Dept. of Homeland Seucirty issued a joint advisory which cited the report on its findings.
Examining China’s Response to the Covid-19 Outbreak
This is a comprehensive report on how the global COVID-19 pandemic, which has already killed over half-a-million people, including 134,000 Americans, could have been avoided had the Chinese Communist Party acted in an honest and responsible manner. This book, currently available in Chinese, analyzes how the Chinese Communist Party responded to the virus, especially in the critical month between December 26, 2019 and January 25, 2020.
Based on meticulous analysis of data, much of it directly from sources in China, the report establishes a day-by-day, objective record documenting how Chinese authorities, from the top leadership to local governments, from biomedical institutions to public health administrations, from official media to foreign affairs functionaries, responded to the epidemic.
WUHAN MEMO – Timeline
CPIFC Team has put together a comprehensive timeline that documented the most crucial days of the COVID-19 outbreak in China. Such report contains the daily record for epidemic development and global countermeasure strategies. We sincerely hope it provides a panoramic index and guide for analyzing the development of the epidemic.
Dr. Jianli Yang gave a keynote talk “The Chinese Communist Party: Savior of Culprit?” at Covid Con on April 13, a virtual Oslo Freedom Forum event hosted by the Human Rights Foundation. The virtual conference focused on how tyranny sparked and is exploiting the novel coronavirus pandemic to crack down on civil liberties.
By: Jianli Yang - February 18, 2021The Central Commission for Discipline Inspection (CCDI) is the highest internal control division of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). They are tasked with countering corruption within the party. They concluded their fifth conference...
CPIFC Calls for Signatures on Petition Demanding Full Transparency Regarding WHO’s Recent Trip to China to Investigate Origins of COVID-19
For Immediate ReleaseCitizen Power Initiatives for ChinaFebruary 18, 2021Washington, DCContact: Dr. Jianli Yang Today, Citizen Power Initiatives for China (CPIFC) launched a worldwide petition on Change.org. The petition, addressed to Dr. Harsh Vardhan, Chairman of...
Jianli Yang, Founder and President of Citizen Power Initiatives for ChinaRui Liu, Research Associate of Citizen Power Initiatives for China On August 2020, the 7th Central Symposium on Tibet Work was held in Beijing. China under Xi Jinping has strengthened its grip...
Press Release Today, we, Citizen Power Initiatives for China, received from China an open letter to seemingly embattled Jack Ma, the richest man in the country and founder of Alibaba. Ma oddly vanished from public view for nearly three months only to reappear recently...
By Yang Jianli China is scrambling to retain its sovereign control over Hong Kong as Regina Ip, a member of the Legislative council of Hong Kong, has issued well-drafted threats to revoke the Chinese nationality of citizens who wish to migrate to UK through their...
Briefing: Alarmed over Chinese espionage, Japan boosts screening of land, defense and economic deals
By Dr.Jianli Yang The reports of spying and surveillance by Chinese companies in Europe, North America and Africa purportedly on the direction of Beijing have made Japan concerned about its safety. Japan has begun screening of land purchase near the county’s security...
CPIFC at the UN
We have collaborated with UN Watch to bring China’s records on human rights abuses to United Nations’ Human Rights Commission.
Our Voice at the United Nations