(some of the NED links went dead but you can still find the same info on the NED with a search)Liu Xiaobo, President of Chinese dissident group ICPC:
Liu Xiaobo, Celebrity: - ZoomInfo Business Information
ICPC received $135,000 from the NED in 2007:
$135,000 from the NED in 2006:
$85,000 from the NED in 2004:
Now, I’m pretty sure it is a violation of the Foreign Agent Registration Aact for someone US resident to take Chinese government’s money, then advocate/incite the overthrow of the US government and abolition of existing US constitution.
And ICPC is not the only source of tax dollar for Liu Xiaobo. He also gets money from Uncle Sam for minzhu zhongguo (Democratic China):
- $145,000 in 2007:
- $136,000 in 2005:
- $135,000 in 2004:
China | NED
The National Endowment for Democracy Extends Its Warmest Congratulations to Grantee Liu Xiaobo on Receiving the Nobel Peace Prizehttp://www.ned.org/for-reporters/the...-to-grantee-liThe National Endowment for Democracy (NED) joins democrats and human rights defenders in China and around the world in congratulating Charter 08 co-organizer Liu Xiaobo on receiving the 2010 Nobel Peace Prize. Liu Xiaobo's intellectual independence, moral courage, and thoughtful advocacy of democratic approaches to China's challenges have won him deep respect in his own country and abroad.
Among his many contributions to the advance of democratic ideas and values in China have been his work as editor of Democratic China magazine (English via GoogleTranslate) for several years until his arrest in 2008, and serving two terms as President of the Independent Chinese PEN Center, from 2003 to 2007. NED is pleased to have been able to provide grant support to both organizations for their activities supporting free inquiry and freedom of expression over the years.
NED unites with supporters of fundamental human rights worldwide in calling for Liu Xiaobo's release from prison and for respect for freedom of association, freedom of assembly, and freedom of the press in China.
For media inquiries, please contact Jane Riley Jacobsen at (202) 378-9700.
NED (National Endowment for Democracy)
National Endowment for Democracy - Wikipedia, the free encyclopediaThe National Endowment for Democracy, or NED, is a U.S. non-profit organization that was founded in 1983 to promote US-friendly democracy by providing cash grants funded primarily through an annual allocation from the U.S. Congress. Although administered as a private organization, its funding comes almost entirely from a governmental appropriation by Congress and it was created by an act of Congress. In addition to its grants program, NED also supports and houses the Journal of Democracy, the World Movement for Democracy, the International Forum for Democratic Studies, the Reagan-Fascell Fellowship Program, the Network of Democracy Research Institutes, and the Center for International Media Assistance. It has been accused by both right-wing and left-wing personalities of interference in foreign regimes, and of being set up to legally continue the CIA's prohibited activities of support to selected political parties abroad.
National Endowment for Democracy - SourceWatch
Foreign Agents Registration Act
Foreign Agents Registration Act - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The act requires people and organizations that are under foreign control ("agents of a foreign principal") to register with the Department of Justice when acting on behalf of foreign interests. This law defines the agent of a foreign principal as someone who:
Engages in political activities for or in the interests of a foreign principal;
Acts in a public relations capacity for a foreign principal;
Solicits or dispenses any thing of value within the United States for a foreign principal;
Represents the interests of a foreign principal before any agency or official of the U.S. government.
FARA can land you up to 25 years in jail.
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