I am deeply saddened by the passing of Representative John Lewis.
The life of John Lewis is a testament to the power of nonviolence in achieving justice.
We will not only remember Rep. Lewis for his remarkable contributions to the American civil rights, but for his unwavering support for human rights in China. On personal level, Rep. Lewis was a strong voice for my freedom during my 5 years of political imprisonment in China (2002-2007). I owe my freedom even life to the great country the United States of America and its freedom-loving and generous people and leaders like John Lewis.
John Lewis. An angry young man. An angry old man. Always impatient with injustice yet faithful and peaceful.
“One generation shall commend your works to another, and shall declare your mighty acts.”-Psalm 145:4
Brother John Lewis, Rest in Peace, Power and Glory.
Dr. Jianli Yang
Founder and President
Citizen Power Initiatives for China