Yang Jianli is a Tiananmen Square massacre survivor, former political prisoner, and a leader of the Chinese democracy movement. He is the founder of Initiatives for China/Citizen Power for China and Foundation for China in the 21st Century, and the founder and organizer of Interethnic/Interfaith Leadership Conferences and the online publication China E Weekly. Yang represented imprisoned writer Liu Xiaobo at the 2010 Nobel Peace Prize award ceremony in Stockholm.