Yang Jianli's Articles
On Non-violence Principles
On Constitutional Democratic Movement
On Democracy and Human Right Movement
- The (New) Development and Prospects of China's Human Rights and Democracy Movement
- Please Uphold a Human Rights Concept That Does Not Degrade the Chinese People
- The Chinese Also Need Human Rights
- What the Chinese People Need Most Is June 4th Complex
On Economy and Trading
- On the Evaluation of Deng's Economic Reform and Predicting China's Economy in the Post-Deng Era
- The Periodic Economic Crisis -- Disequilibrium between Freedom, Order and Equity
- The Topic Besides China Joined WTO
On China Re-unification
- Understand the Basic Issues Involving the Relations between Both Sides of Taiwan Strait Using Basic Logics
- Open Letter to the Central Committee of the Chinese Communist Party Regarding the Peaceful Unification of the Country
On Other Issues
- Let Me Answer Your Questions -- Letter to Students of Beijing University
- No Civilization, No Modernization
- Who Can Say No to the Real History
- We Cannot Change Historical Figures, But Can Influence the Figures in Future
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Yang Jianli's Returning to China Event
Yang Jianli, Tiananmen Square activist in 1989, came to the United States,
earned two Ph.D.s, and then founded the Foundation for China in the 21st
Century. Given his political activism, he was blacklisted by the Chinese who
also refused to renew his passport.
Jianli returned to China in April, 2002 on a friend's passport to view
labor unrest in the northeastern part of China. He was detained when trying
to board an internal flight. Since his initial detention, Jianli has been held
incommunicado by the Chinese in violation of their own and international
law. On July 14, 2003, Yang Jianli is indicted by the Chinese government on
charges of espionage and crossing the national border illegally. On May 13, 2004,
China sentenced Yang Jianli to five years in jail for illegally entering the
country and spying.
About Yang Jianli
Dr. Yang Jianli, male, born in Shandong, China
Earned his B.S. degree from the Department of Mathematics, Liaocheng Teacher's College in 1982
Earned his M.S. degree from the Department of Mathematics, Beijing Normal University in 1985
Earned his Ph.D. degree from the Department of Mathematics, University of California at Berkeley in 1991
Earned his Ph.D. degree from Harvard kennedy School of Govermment in 2001
Chair of Foundation for China in the 21st Century and President of ChinaEWeekly
Statements and Letters of Support
More support letters ...
||The Communist government's refusal to give an official reason for the detainment is a violation of the PRC's own laws.
|Michael E. Capuano:
||His important work in human rights advocacy is widely recognized by the international community.
||He is a hero to me and many, many other people, both in the Congress and outside
||He is an extremely ethical man and thoughtful scholar.
||I understand he is a really special person; people like that you can meet very few times in life.
|| I knew, when I was with him - even though he was young and rather jolly - that I was in the presence of a great man. I said so, immediately, in my column. His cellmates - if he has cellmates - will sense his greatness too.
||Hereby, we appeal to the Chinese government to stop violating basic human rights and persecuting of political dissidents. We appeal to the Chinese government to give back Dr. Yang's freedom immediately and issue a valid passport to him as ordinary Chinese citizens should have the right to hold.
||His writings and the various research projects he helped to establish will profoundly contribute to and influence the democratic process in China for years to come.
||"A man wants to enter his own house to help his family members but a thief stole his key. He has to brook the window to get into the house. Unfortunately, the thief hire a corrupted policeman to arrested him as 'illegal enter' and put him in jail." Does any man/woman in the world have his/her basic right to enter his/her own houses? Who really brook the law: the thief or the man? How ridiculously the policeman did?
Everyone with common sense of justice will not difficult to figure them out.
||The Chinese government had no legal ground to deprive Jianli of his right to return to China, and Jianli resorted to the illegal way to defend his reasonable and legitimate rights.
Topics in Focus
Initiatives for China||Freedom Now||IFCSS|| Independent Chinese PEN Centre||American Foreign Policy Committee||Amnest Interational||Amnest Interational||All
Saints Parish, Brookline||Human Rights in China||Foundation for China in the 21st Century||China EWeekly||China EForum||China ESignature||Taiwan Asso for Human Rights||Chinese
News Net||Epoch Times||New-China||New Century||