Jianli Yang

Dr. Jianli Yang, a former political prisoner of China and a Tiananmen Massacre survivor, is founder and president of Citizen Power Initiatives for China and the author of For Us, The Living: A Journey to Shine the Light on Truth.

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“Economy is Security, Security is Economy”: Will South Korea set an example for other Eastern Asian countries?
“Economy is Security, Security is Economy”: Will South Korea set an example for other Eastern Asian countries?

The fact that President Joe Biden chose South Korea as the first stop of his first Asian tour since his inauguration is significant. Washington and Seoul are seeking to upgrade their military alliance into a “comprehensive global strategic alliance.”

The West Must Not Let Xi Jinping Protect Putin’s Rule and Give the CCP Another “Strategic Opportunity”
The West Must Not Let Xi Jinping Protect Putin and Give the CCP Another “Strategic Opportunity”

Xi understands well that if Putin’s regime falls, China will lose an important bulwark.

The World Must Investigate COVID-19’s Origin
The World Must Investigate COVID-19’s Origin

If any government has the most need to know COVID-19’s origin, it is the Chinese government ruled by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP)’s general secretary, Xi Jinping.

Tibet’s Climate Crisis and the CCP’s Responsibility
Tibet’s Climate Crisis and the CCP’s Responsibility

The Chinese Communist Party not only governs Tibet but also exploits the region as a dumping ground for toxic waste. And it has failed to provide Tibet with the resources needed to protect its fragile ecosystem and unique biome.

On Taiwan: Goal Clarity, Strategic Tacitness, and Tactical Ambiguity
On Taiwan: Goal Clarity, Strategic Tacitness, and Tactical Ambiguity

“Strategic ambiguity” does not accurately describe the US policy on Taiwan that has been executed by successive Republican and Democratic administrations over the past 40-some years. A better description would be “strategic tacitness.”

Common Prosperity or CCP Prosperity? The Real Motivation Behind China’s Wealth Redistribution Plan
Common Prosperity or CCP Prosperity? The Real Motivation Behind China’s Wealth Redistribution Plan

Chinese President Xi Jinping has revived a decades-old term to refer to a key goal that China is now eager to achieve: “common prosperity.”

China-Taliban Tango Encourages Unholy Marriage
China-Taliban Tango Encourages Unholy Marriage

China is brimming with optimism about the Taliban in Afghanistan. But a bombing that killed scores of people, including 13 American troops, outside the Kabul airport on August 26 has led many to distrust the Islamic group’s promise to not let anyone use the land-locked country’s soil to target another.

Chinese Communist Party Trains African Leaders, Expanding its Influence
Chinese Communist Party Trains African Leaders, Expanding its Influence

China-Africa relations is a case in point where Africa has become a prime testing ground for expanding the political outreach of the Communist Party of China.

China’s Geopolitical Plans Generate Peacemaker Ambitions
China’s Geopolitical Plans Generate Israel-Palestine Peacemaker Ambitions

Beijing aspires to be the new, responsible superpower that can mediate the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and offer the Middle East stability.

Mocking India’s Health Crisis Reflects the CCP’s Wicked Thinking and Hurts China’s Soft Power
Mocking India’s Health Crisis Reflects the CCP’s Wicked Thinking and Hurts China’s Soft Power

This racism and mockery have certainly dented China’s image and drained its already meager soft power while the CCP tries to forge its soft power narrative of a “Community of Common Destiny for Humankind.” Such behavior will hurt its rise on the world stage.