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Hong Kong Democracy 'Occupy Central' PDF Print E-mail
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VOA   

A dispute over how Hong Kong residents should elect their local leader escalated on Saturday after pro-democracy student protesters forced their way into the port city’s government headquarters.

While police have arrested dozens of people and used pepper spray in an attempt to suppress the protests, many are coming out to join the students in a show of support.

Police have said they must disperse in a matter of hours.

Hong Kong television broadcasts of the police crackdown at Hong Kong’s government offices showed officers dragging and carrying away dozens of protesters — and in some cases tossing them aside violently.

Hundreds of protesters forced their way into government headquarters...

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South Africa Again Refuses Visa for Dalai Lama PDF Print E-mail
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VOA   

The Dalai Lama has again been refused entry into South Africa where he was going to attend a world summit of Nobel Peace Laureates in Cape Town, his South African representative said.

It is the third time the country has refused him entry. In the past, South Africa has cited concerns about angering China for refusing to grant a visa to the Dalai Lama.

The refusal could provoke a boycott of the 14th annual peace summit, according to a spokesman for South African laureate...

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Chinese Use UAV's Against Uyghur Civilians PDF Print E-mail
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WUC   

The World Uyghur Congress (WUC) has condemned in the strongest possible terms, Chinese military’s use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) during the operations against the Uyghur population in Yarkent county of East Turkistan. The WUC calls on international community to hold China accountable for its brutal crack down of targeting peaceful Uyghur civilians protesting against Chinese government repression since July 27, 2014.

As reported by Hangtian News on August 16, 2014, the...

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Report Exposes Confucious Institutes CCP Ideology PDF Print E-mail
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China Uncensored   

Confucius is a representative figure of traditional Chinese culture. The moral values he advocated, and the belief in heaven above, have been passed down through the generations for more than 2,000 years. After the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) seized power in China, the regime has been defaming and denouncing Confucius and Confucian Thought. As a result, China’s ancient traditions have been completely ruined and are absent in today’s China. However, since 2004, contrary to its previous...

Last Updated on Saturday, 26 July 2014 10:57
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It’s Time to Stand for Freedom, 15 Years On PDF Print E-mail
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Kean Wong/Free China   

Back in July 2009 when I first met Michael Perlman, director of Tibet: Beyond Fear, I shared this epiphany with him: “If you want to help Free Tibet…you need to help Free China first!” That same night we shook hands and agreed to make a film called just that “Free China.”

When I think back to the storyline of this film that I was so privileged to produce, I think back to how my grandparents also left China in search of freedom, a better life for...

Last Updated on Tuesday, 22 July 2014 20:18
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Taiwan, China, and Governance PDF Print E-mail
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Hon. David Kilgour   

It was a privilege to revisit Taipei in early April to support the “Sunflower Movement” and its well-founded concerns about Taiwan as a democratic and sovereign nation. Permit me to mention some points I made outside the Legislative Yuan:

Public support for the Sunflower coalition of students, academics, civic organizations grew increasingly during three weeks of protest; one estimate...

Last Updated on Thursday, 10 July 2014 16:50
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Hundreds of Thousands in Hong Kong March for Democracy PDF Print E-mail
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VOA   

Hong Kong residents marked the 17th anniversary of the handover of the city from Britain to China today by marching in protest of the Chinese government.

Hundreds of thousands of peaceful protesters, mostly young people, held banners demanding "real democracy" and chanted slogans against Hong Kong's pro-Beijing leader, Leung Chun-ying, as they marched from Victoria Park to the city's central business district.

Tuesday's protest coincides with the annual July 1...

Last Updated on Wednesday, 02 July 2014 17:30
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Cisco Systems Sued in Human Rights Case PDF Print E-mail
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China Uncensored   

The Human Rights Law Foundation (HRLF) reports that Doe v. Cisco Systems, Inc. is a case currently being litigated in the Northern District of California against Cisco Systems, Inc., a major American network technology corporation. The plaintiffs are a group of Falun Gong practitioners who have been subjected to serious human rights abuses in China through the use of China’s “Golden Shield” project. The Golden Shield is an unprecedented network security system used...

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Chinese Embassy to be Shamed by Road Name Change PDF Print E-mail
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China Uncensored   

In a move aimed to shame the Chinese regime for its abysmal human rights record, a Congressional committee has voted to rename the official address of the Chinese Embassy in Washington, No. 1 Liu Xiaobo Plaza.

Fourteen bipartisan Congressmen, led by Virginia Republican Frank Wolf, proposed the resolution, which calls for U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry to institute the name change. The call to change the name came in an amendment to the Fiscal Year 2015 State and Foreign...

Last Updated on Friday, 27 June 2014 18:36
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Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation Marks 20th Anniversary PDF Print E-mail
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Initiatives for China   

WASHINGTON D.C. - The Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation (VOC) yesterday hosted a day of commemorative and celebratory events. The Foundation celebrates its 20th year, seven years since the opening of its Capitol Hill memorial to the Victims of Communism, and 25 years since the fall of the Berlin Wall. In addition, the foundation awarded its highest honor, the Truman-Reagan Medal of Freedom to Ukrainian human rights advocate and former political prisoner Myroslav Marynovych...

Last Updated on Sunday, 22 June 2014 16:34
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Survivors of Tiananmen Sq. Massacre Testify on 25th Anniversary PDF Print E-mail
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Initiatives for China   

Survivors of the bloody 1989 Tiananmen Square Massacre-when the Chinese government unleashed tanks and bullets on unarmed and peaceful demonstrators-told their grim accounts of that fateful day and about their hopes and work for a better future for China’s people at a congressional hearing today held by Chairman Chris Smith (NJ-04), head of the global human rights...

Last Updated on Monday, 02 June 2014 23:58
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Chinese Regime Retaliates After U.S. Indictment PDF Print E-mail
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NTD   

On May 19, the U.S. indicted five People’s Liberation Army (PLA) officers for hacking and economic espionage on the computer systems of five U.S. companies and one trade union. The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) authorities are reluctant to back down. In addition to the angry response immediately after the charges were published, the CCP government later retaliated against U.S. companies Cisco and Microsoft.

One day after the U.S. charged five PLA Officers, the CCP government...

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US Warns China on Oil Rig in Disputed Waters PDF Print E-mail
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VOA   

The White House has described as a provocative act China's decision to put an oil rig in waters claimed by Vietnam, and is warning Beijing not to raise tensions in the region. 

China's decision to place an oil rig in a disputed area of the South China Sea has triggered protests in Vietnam.  On Friday, White House spokesman Jay Carney had a message for Beijing.

“We consider that act provocative and we consider it one that undermines the goal that we share, which is...

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