“Operation New Yellow Bird receives special commendation from U.S. Congress for rescuing Hong Kong democracy protesters

The National Headquarters of the Chinese Democratic Party, which has launched “Operation New Yellow Bird” over the past few months to rescue at-risk participants in the 2019 pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong, received a “Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition” from Congresswoman Linda Sanchez of California on June 17. Sanchez (D-Calif.) issued a “Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition” for their efforts to help Hong Kong people who are fighting for democracy and freedom.

The Certificate of Appreciation says, “We appreciate your continued support for the people of Hong Kong during Operation New Yellow Bird and for your support of those who advocate for the principles of freedom and democracy. Your historic efforts will be remembered for generations to come.

In February of this year, a group of Chinese pro-democracy activists in the United States discussed and launched Operation New Yellow Bird on behalf of the China Democratic Party Federation to assist Hong Kong pro-democracy activists facing arrest and wishing to go into exile in the United States. The operation was named after the “Yellow Bird Operation” launched between 1989 and 1997 by Hong Kong pro-democracy activists led by former Hong Kong Alliance in Support of Patriotic Democratic Movements of China Chairman Szeto Wah to assist political dissidents wanted by the Chinese authorities after the June 4 massacre to flee to Hong Kong and then to Western countries.

After the launch of the “New Yellow Bird Operation”, it has received support and donations from organizations such as “Humane China” and “Visual Artists Association” as well as individuals. In early July, another person’s asylum case was scheduled to be heard in immigration court.

According to the New Yellow Bird Initiative, they will provide long-term assistance to politically persecuted Hong Kong residents and mainland Chinese dissidents who have been persecuted for their support of the Hong Kong protest. In addition, the United Democratic Party of China (UDPC) has assisted organizations formed by Hong Kong residents in the United States to continue their solidarity with pro-democracy activities in Hong Kong.