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February 20, 2018

It's wonderful to see so many old and new friends here at the 10th Geneva Summit for Human Rights and Democracy, and it is an honor to speak at the gathering again this year. And I am proud that my organization, Initiatives for China/ Citizen Power, is a partner of the...

February 19, 2018

By YANG Jianli

It's wonderful to see so many old and new friends here at the 10th Geneva Summit for Human Rights and Democracy. I want to express my profound gratitude to Hillel and his terrific team for putting together just another important assembly of people's voice...

December 11, 2017

Speech at Human Rights Day Tibetans Rally in New York

I'm honored and humbled to have been invited to speak here today. Thank you.

Today, December 10, is Human Rights Day, a day that commemorates the anniversary of the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Right...

November 14, 2017

Tokyo, Japan

Distinguished guests and friends:

Welcome to you all.

The Twelfth InterEthnic/InterFaith Leadership Conference has finally begun. In the course of preparing for this year’s Conference, we suffered the heavy blow of the tragic passing of Liu Xiaobo, and our wo...

October 28, 2017

Speech at Panel "CLASH OF CULTURES, VALUES AND PRINCIPLES: RIGHT OF THE PEOPLE OR HUMAN RIGHTS?"

The 2017 Convention of the Nonviolent Radical Party Transnational Transparency
Senate, Rome, Italy, Oct. 28, 2017

(Dr. Yang Jianli gave this speech remotely through Skype. He...

October 8, 2017

For speech at Forum 2000, Oct 2017
This speech would have been made by Dr. Jianli Yang, President of Initiatives for China, on the night of Oct. 8 at the opening ceremony of Forum 2000 held in Prague, Czech. Dr. Yang was not able to make it to the Forum due to a travel...

July 24, 2017

The world lost a hero when China's only Nobel Peace Prize laureate, Liu Xiaobo, died of liver cancer in Chinese custody on July 13, 2017.

In life as well as in death Liu Xiaobo represents the best of what China can ever be. He possessed a moral authority...

July 18, 2017

Hosted by Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation

Monday, July 17th, 2017 at Victims of Communism Memorial

Tonight we mourn the tragic passing of Liu Xiaobo, a great loss to the people of China, indeed, to the entire humanity.

Liu Xiaobo was not only the best known freed...

June 23, 2017

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 b...

June 12, 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...

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