Federation for a Democratic China

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Federation for a Democratic China
Logo of Federation for a Democratic China.gif
Abbreviation FDC
Formation 1989 (1989)
Type Human rights and pro-democracy organisation
Purpose Protection of basic human rights, social justice, development of the private economy, the end of the one-party dictatorship and establish a democratic China
Headquarters Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Region served
Global
President
Sheng Xue
Website http://www.fdc64.org

Federation for a Democratic China (FDC) is a political group that advocates the democratization of China through opposition of the Communist Party of China and support of human rights. It was founded on September 22, 1989 in Paris, France, following the June 4, 1989 Tiananmen Incident. It was a party of exiles active in Hong Kong, Australia, Canada, United States, Japan, England, and other European countries.

On October 8, 2012, during the 11th Congress of FDC, Sheng Xue, of Canada, was elected as the President of FDC, it was not only the first female president of FDC, but also the first female president of any major organization in the overseas Chinese pro-democracy movement.

On March 24, 2017, during the 13th Congress of FDC, Chin Jin, of Australia, was elected as the President, Jin Xiuhong of United States, Sheng Xue of Canada, Wang Dai of Japan and Zhang Jian of France were elected as the vice-prdsidents, and Luo Le, of Canada, was elected as the Chair of the Supervisory Committee.

Other former presidents of FDC included Yan Jiaqi and Wan Runnan, both lived in France during FDC's initial stage and later moved to United States. But Wan Runnan lives Paris now.

It was very active in the five years following the Tiananmen Square protests of 1989 and has been substantially reinvigorated and active since 2003 with large congresses attracting a broad cross-section of leading Chinese Democracy Activists and exiles.[1][2]

In 2005 Chen Yonglin, then Chinese consulate-general working in Sydney, defected to the Australian government by a formal claim for political asylum. Chen claimed that a network of 1,000 Chinese government spies were operating in Australia, leading the chairman of the Australian branch of the FDC to comment that such claims could "lead to [an] atmosphere of distrust and even antagonism towards the Chinese community."[3]

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  1. ^ "Berlin Congress Statement". Beijing Spring. 2006-06-30. Retrieved 2014-09-25.  |first1= missing |last1= in Authors list (help)
  2. ^ Fei, Liangyong (2007-06-07). "2006 Pro-democracy Movement Conference in Berlin Enormous Far-reaching Impact". epochtimes.com. Retrieved 2014-09-25. 
  3. ^ Danks, Katherine (2005-07-25). "Chen 'gave permission to confirm ID'". News.com.au. Retrieved 2008-01-26. [dead link]