Photographer died in China Custody after injected unknown drugs by police


Falun Dafa Information Center, Feb 25, 2010-

NEW YORK— As families across China prepared to celebrate the Chinese New Year, the relatives of Ms. Gao Qiying were coping with the sudden death of the 40-year-old photographer.

Gao, a Falun Gong practitioner from Guizhou, had been abducted in 2008 before the arrival of the Olympic torch in her town. She died in custody on February 12, 2010, two days before the holiday and within weeks of complaining to her family that prison authorities had injected her with an unknown drug. Gao is the 10th Falun Gong practitioner whose death from abuse the Falun Dafa Information Center has confirmed in 2010, though the actual toll is almost certainly higher.

“Sadly, Ms. Gao’s case contains two aspects that are all too common among the cases of Falun Gong practitioners in China,” says Falun Dafa Information spokesperson Erping Zhang. “One is the use of unknown drugs to mentally and/or physically incapacitate practitioners in an effort to force them to renounce their beliefs, and the second is the use of ‘Olympic security’ as an excuse to illegal abduct Falun Gong practitioners. There are many cases where both of these unfortunate aspects are present.”

Ms. Gao was a resident of Zunyi in Guizhou, where she worked photographing tourists in order to provide for her two sons and their education. She had been born with a physical disability to her back and chest, which caused her difficulty walking and breathing. Her health improved dramatically after she began practicing Falun Gong in 2000.

The Olympic torch was scheduled to arrive in Zunyi on June 14, 2008. As occurred in many parts of the country, security agencies intensified the monitoring and persecution of local residents known to practice Falun Gong ahead of the international event. One police station in Zunyi’s Huichuan District alone reportedly detained at least ten Falun Gong adherents.

On June 12, dozens of officers raided Ms. Gao’s home, abducting her and confiscating the computer and printer she used for her photography business. Ms. Gao was taken to Nanbai Town Detention Center, where she was reportedly tortured. She was subsequently hospitalized in critical condition.

Ms. Gao eventually recovered, but was then “sentenced” in a sham trial in late 2008 to a prison camp. She was transferred to Yangai prison to serve her term.

At the end of January, 2010, Ms. Gao’s family members visited her at the prison. During the visit, she complained that the prison authorities had forced her to take an unknown drug that was causing severe numbness in her feet.

On February 11, the prison authorities called Ms. Gao’s family to inform them that she was being taken to a police hospital in Guiyang, over two hours away. She died at 12:55pm the next day, while her family was still en route. Additional details of the circumstances surrounding her death are being investigated.

Psychiatric torture— both in medical and penal facilities—is a routine tactic used by the Chinese authorities against Falun Gong practitioners in an effort to force them to renounced their belief. The Falun Dafa Information Center reported a similar case from Hunan in September. Ms. Chen Chunjun, also 40 years old, had been detained in May 2008 when the Olympic Torch was to pass through her area; she died in March 2009 at a psychiatric hospital. (news)

- Falun Dafa Information Center

Related:
- Photo: China Modern Torture Methods (4)- Psychiatric & Drug Abuse
- List of China Modern Torture Methods (slideshow)

(photos) Land Dispute- Village sealed off, news blackout after violent clashes between residents and police in southwestern China


Radio Free Asia, jan 26, 2010-

Protesting villagers are dispersed by police in Pingle county, Guangzhou, Jan. 19, 2010. (RFA)

HONG KONG— Authorities in the southwestern Chinese region of Guizhou have sealed off a village and ordered a news blackout following violent clashes between local residents and police in a land dispute.

“The villagers put up some reports about what happened on the Internet, but they were taken down by the authorities very quickly,” said a resident of Tongle township near the scenic tourist city of Guilin.

“Right now the authorities have totally sealed off the area. The villagers are using text messaging to exchange news,” said Zhang, adding that he had been warned by other villagers that the police were still detaining people.

Police move to confront villagers protesting a land grab in Guizhou, Jan. 19, 2010. Credit: Tongle villager Zhang (RFA)

Zhang said riot police fired tear gas and used electric shock batons on elderly protesters trying to prevent the takeover of their farmland for development.

“Things got very serious at the scene,” he said. “The people trying to protect the land were all elderly, women, and children. How could they resist?”

“They were attacked by the riot police first, and a lot of those injured were then taken away by police.”

Photos posted online of the clashes showed crowds of people, many of them elderly, some of whom had sustained injuries to their arms and legs. Some showed people bandaged, and still bleeding from head injuries.

‘Handled according to law’

A villager nurses his wounds after police clashed with protesters in Guanzhou, Jan. 19, 2010. Credit: Tongle villager Zhang

An employee who answered the phone at the Pingle county government, which oversees Tongle village, said the authorities had already issued the legally required amount of compensation to the villagers.

“Our leaders here have already dealt with this situation,” the employee said. “Everything we did went through the municipal level authorities for approval, and the entire affair was handled according to law.”

An official who answered the phone at the Guilin municipal politics and law committee confirmed the clashes had taken place as part of a land dispute.

“There was a land dispute there. But I haven’t got time to explain the details to you.”

An official who answered the phone at the Guilin municipal public security department declined to comment on the incident.

However, an officer at the Tongle village police station said: “We are currently dealing with this issue. If you want to know more, you’ll have to go to the [county level] public security department.”

Cut off

Local residents said around 700 riot police were dispatched to the village, and that the community was still cut off from the outside world.

An engineer surnamed Li at the Tongle Village Transformer Station said police had sealed off several entrances to the village, and blocked roads in the area.

“Right now, vehicles from outside can’t get into Tongle village. The roads have all been sealed off by the authorities,” Li said.

“They have blocked the exit for the village on the Chajiang Bridge highway.”

The dispute flared after villagers saw officials begin to move in to begin work last Tuesday on a plot of around 1,000 mu (67 hectares) of land in the village, which was requisitioned more than two years ago by the Pingle county government for redevelopment.

Local residents were angry because the authorities had sold the land for 10 times the amount of the compensation doled out to villagers, and because they have been promised 20,000-30,000 yuan (U.S. $4,394) per mu but have yet to receive it.

An open letter posted online by villagers cited guidelines issued by the central government, which “states clearly that it is not permitted to take possession of the land before the compensation has been paid.”…… (more details from Radio Free asia)

China Detained Activist Ahead of World Human Rights Day


Radio Free Asia, Dec. 8, 2009-

HONG KONG—Authorities in the southwestern Chinese province of Guizhou have detained an activist who applied to hold a symposium on World Human Rights Day next week, one year after Chinese democracy activists signed a charter calling for political reform, his relatives said.

Guizhou police are believed to have detained Chen Xi, organizer of the human rights symposium, after escorting him away from his home, his wife said.

Chen had still not returned home late Monday.

“He has not yet come back and I don’t know his whereabouts,” his wife said.

“This is definitely related to World Human Rights Day,” she said.

Fellow activist Li Renke said police had told the symposium organizers that they would have to apply to register the event, and that it couldn’t go ahead.

“I told them that there was no law requesting a symposium to be registered, and there was no such thing as a pre-registered symposium either,” Li said.

“Therefore, their banning the symposium was illegal.”

More surveillance

Police in Zhejiang also stepped up surveillance of activists ahead of World Human Rights Day.

Zhejiang-based activist Zhu Yufu said police were sitting outside his house, carrying out round-the-clock surveillance.

“I asked them why, and they said they didn’t know,” Zhu said. …… (Radio Free Asia)

China: Public Officials On Trial for Using Young Girls As Prostitutes


Central News Agency, Via The Epochtimes, Apr 11, 2009 -

TAIPEI— On April 8, the Xishui County People’s Court in China’s Quizhou Province held a non-public trial involving a case about public officials who used young schoolgirls as prostitutes. The matter was notorious enough to be talked about in the whole country. Seven suspects, including five public officials, appeared in court for the trial.

The trial was not made public because the case involved both minors and personal privacy. Even so, hundreds of angry people gathered outside the courthouse during the trial. The court has decided to choose a date to adjudicate the case.

Xishui County Party Committee member Li Ling said on Voice of America that the public officials who were involved in this case have either been dismissed, suspended or had their salaries suspended.

Guiyang City freelance writer Zeng Ning suggested that this case was just another symptom of the moral bankruptcy and rampant corruption seen in China today.

“Just look at how bad China’s current education system has become. Young girls were deceived by their teachers to be used as prostitutes for public officials. It seems that some teachers will do anything to profit from students and parents. I think this action should be condemned by society and those public officials should also be subjected to severe legal sanctions,” said Zeng.

Former “Bijie Daily” reporter Li Yuanlong said that with such a heinous crime, this case is supposed to be sent to an intermediate court rather than the Xishui County People’s Court. He suspects that some high-ranking authorities are protecting the defendants in secret. He also noted the manipulative, exculpatory terminology “visiting young girl prostitutes” being used in the trial and in the media.

Li believes that the terminology used in the case is not right. Officials are reported as ‘visiting prostitutes,’ which suggests that there is an adult voluntarily offering a service. In a voluntary situation with an adult there would be no charge, and such behavior should only be penalized by administrative means. However, Li points out that this case involves young girls who were used for sex against their will, which should be regarded as rape.

Beijing attorney Li Heping said that the rape of young girls is to be severely punished—commanding a sentence of at least three to seven years. “Raping a young girl could earn a sentence of over seven years in jail. A perpetrator could even be sentenced to death in more serious cases,” he said.

- The Epochtimes

Sacked China police chief alleges corruption: official media


AFP, Jul. 9, 2008-

BEIJING (AFP) — A police chief sacked after major riots in southwest China has accused former colleagues of being linked to triad mobsters and a history of crushing dissent, state-run media reported Wednesday.

“Local policemen know people in the triads, especially the gangs’ heads,” former Weng’an county public security director Shen Guirong said, according to the China News Weekly which conducted an extensive interview with him.

“Some people inside the public security forces were definitely connected with the triads, even though we were not sure exactly who was corrupt.”

Shen was stripped of his post last week after 30,000 people rampaged through Weng’an, a remote county in Guizhou province, in anger over the alleged cover-up by police of the murder and rape of a local schoolgirl.

The late June riots came at a particularly sensitive time for China’s communist rulers, who have been trying to portray the nation as harmonious and stable ahead of next month’s Olympic Games in Beijing.

China experiences tens of thousands of riots — officially termed “mass incidents” — each year, many of which result in tough crackdowns by the police and detention or intimidation of the protest leaders.

Many of these protests emanate from grievances over injustices committed by the police, government officials, businessmen and others in positions of power.

Chinese President Hu Jintao has repeatedly warned that corruption within the ruling Communist Party is the greatest threat to its legitimacy.

In the interview, Shen, who had been the police chief in Weng’an for six years, reportedly showed the district to be a microcosm of those problems.

“The police were mobilised whenever a mass incident occurred… we offended everyone,” he said, according to the China News Weekly.

Shen complained that police had been used inappropriately to quell at least five major incidents of unrest in recent years, sparking angry responses from the community.

“Our authority was lost long ago. Our offices were attacked very often,” he said, citing as an example the arrests of several farmers who had been in a dispute with a mine developer.

“We arrested them for disturbing social order. As a result, other farmers in the township organised and attacked the county’s criminal police office.”

Such accounts of police problems and corruption are rarely carried in China’s government-controlled press. But the China News Weekly article also appeared on the website of the official Xinhua news agency.

- Original: AFP

China Guizhou Riots ‘Stem From Oppression’


Radio Free Asia, 2008-07-08-

HONG KONG—Recent unrest in China’s southwestern province of Guizhou is part of a much darker picture of oppression meted out by officials who use armed security forces “however they like” to solve disputes with citizens, according to the provincial Communist Party boss and a former top aide.

In line with official comments on the June 28 riots, which were sparked by the death of a 17-year-old girl amid allegations of rape and a cover-up of official wrongdoing, Guizhou Party chief Shi Zongyuan has blamed the incident on “some people with ulterior motives” who “incited the mob to frenzy.”

But in a striking departure from government-style rhetoric, he went on to say that it was the shortcomings of local officials that had caused long-simmering anger among local people, blaming them for failing to pay attention to disputes over mines and the relocation of migrant workers.

“Their actions don’t accomplish anything, and they don’t get to the crux of the matter,” Shi told a crisis meeting on the unrest in Weng’an county last week. “As soon as something happens, they simply call out the public security bureau and send them off to the front line.”

His comments were taken up by former top Communist Party official Bao Tong.

“Mr. Shi’s comments are subtle, yet very much to the point,” Bao said in an essay broadcast on RFA’s Mandarin service.

“In other republics, the government has been elected by the people. But China specializes in delivering political power through the barrel of a gun,” he wrote from his Beijing apartment, where he has been held under house arrest since being released from jail in the wake of the 1989 military crackdown on student-led protests in Tiananmen Square.

‘Tradition of abuse’

Bao’s late former boss, Chinese premier Zhao Ziyang, fell from power after calling for dialogue with students in 1989. Bao said the Guizhou incident was symptomatic of a long tradition of power abuse at every level of the Communist Party and its government.

“There are some officials in China, great and small, who have become so used to being officials that that becomes their starting point for everything. This attitude means that in sizing up a situation and in calculating what to do about it, they automatically oppose themselves to the people,” Bao said.

“Instead of seeing the people as the ultimate value, they turn that value on its head and see them with hatred, as the enemy.”

Shi’s comments made him stand out from the crowd, Bao added.

Shi also told the meeting: “The people’s rights and interests have been violated time and again during the course of the development of the mining industry in Weng’an county, what with the large influx of migrant workers and all the demolitions and evictions that it brought in train.”

“In the course of resolving social conflict and disputes that arose, some officials employed cruel and crude tactics,” Bao quoted him as saying. “Their approach was simple. They simply used the police to enforce their will.”

Widespread pattern

Bao said he knew no better than anyone else what had actually happened in Guizhou, where greatly differing versions of events are posted rapidly online before being tracked down and removed by censors based on key “forbidden words.”

But he said the facts of the case were less important than the political reality against which they were played out, because the problems of Guizhou are continually re-enacted across China in thousands of “mass incidents” every year.

“It’s not just certain key officials and local leaders on the Weng’an county Party committee and county government who see ordinary citizens trying to stand up for their rights as the enemy. You can find this attitude among officials serving on a large number of county Party committees and in county governments,” he said.

“It often goes right down to the village Party committee and branch committee level. If we trace the source back upstream, you can find such officials at municipal and provincial level, and in the central government.”

Autopsy result expected

Authorities in Weng’an were poised to announce the results of a second autopsy on the body of Li Shufen on Tuesday. The original enquiry returned a verdict of “suicide by drowning.”

Meanwhile, Guizhou-based Shen Younian, said fellow activists Chen Xi, Liao Shuangyuan and Wu Yuqin were planning to carry out their own investigation into her death.

“They should be on their way to Weng’an right now to find out the true cause of this incident and how this incident escalated into a riot,” Shen said.

But another Guizhou-based dissident, Quan Linzhi, said the government had already forbidden civilians from getting involved.

“Some friends wanted to do their own investigation, but the government stopped them and no reason was given,” Quan said. “Authorities just told them not to go. They don’t like others getting involved in the investigation.”

He said the group would start collecting all available information and picking up on “suspicious areas” in the government version of events.

Bao said the Guizhou unrest stemmed from a systemic failure to apply the rule of law, which he blamed on the ideological politics of division and conflict. This, he said, was exemplified by the late chairman Mao Zedong and continued by former supreme leader Deng Xiaoping in his suppression of the 1989 Tiananmen protests.

“These living specimens have been created by the system,” Bao said. “You can find them at all points of the compass, higher up and lower down. It is forbidding terrain indeed, and these snakes in the grass are usually at the heart of any incident of popular unrest.”

He called for the ghosts of Mao and Deng to be laid to rest once and for all, so that they would “no longer interfere in the running of the country.”

“So who has the power to ‘deploy police force’ whenever they want to? It certainly isn’t ordinary Chinese people, nor is it a democratically elected government,” Bao wrote.

“It is a pack of bureaucrats nominated by the Communist Party, whose names have been picked out of a mechanical ‘election’ process, who have been given a franchise on state power, with no competition.”

- Original: Guizhou Riots ‘Stem From Oppression’

(photos) Girl’s Murder Triggers Thousands Riot in South China, Police Station Torched


By Xin Fei, Epoch Times Staff, Jun 29, 2008-

The scene of the protest. Photos like these have been posted on Chinese blogs.

Over 10,000 people rioted and torched the local police station and government buildings in southwest China’s Guizhou province Saturday, June 28, to vent anger towards the local government’s cover up of an alleged rape and murder of a female student.

(photo: Photos of the protest have been posted on Chinese blogs.)

The victim’s foster father, Xie Xinfa, and several other locals told the Epoch Times , “The officials have become the protective umbrella of bad people and mobsters. Rich and powerful people can engage in illegal activities without any consequences, while the common people are without money and can barely make enough money to stay alive.”

According to an investigation by the Epoch Times , the victim, Li Shufen, was a student from Weng’an County No. 3 High School. Li’s brother found her dead in a river around midnight on June 21. There were also two males and one female standing on a nearby bridge near the scene of the crime. The female, surnamed Wang, is Li’s classmate and claimed that Li committed suicide by jumping into the river.

Li’s brother found no water in Li’s stomach, and he had never saw any indicators that Li had suicidal tendencies. They took Wang and the two other men to the local police station. The three were unconditionally released the next morning and the police claimed that the victim died from suicide. There was no investigation written record provided, according to witnesses.

Local residents told Li’s family that they heard people yelling for help around 11 p.m. that evening. One person said Li was raped, then killed and tossed into the river. The police did not conduct a comprehensive autopsy, or take any precautionary measures, and the family’s request for a complete autopsy was ignored.

According to Li’s family, they learned that the three suspects are all connected to the local police, party committee leaders, and provincial party committee leaders. The three suspects were released within 8 hours.

On Monday, June 23, the medical examiner also concluded that the case was a “suicide.” The family and relatives went to the county party committee to appeal on behalf of Li’s death. As the result, one of Li’s uncles was severely beaten by six plainclothes policemen and died in a hospital.

“The police even attempted to forcibly burn Li’s body. Li’s family refused and they were all beaten. Fortunately, now many people are guarding the body,” said Xie, adding that the police also tried to get the family to admit that the body was pulled up by the fire brigade instead of by her family members.

Local resident Mr. Wang said, “An uncle of Li was not only beaten to death but others who helped to appeal were also beaten to death. We don’t know even the number of deaths right now. There are also a few dozen students seriously injured from the beatings.”

The tragedy has brought out the local people’s indignation and disdain for the government, according to locals.

Students from four high schools in Weng’an County went to the police station to appeal and the local government mobilized armed forces to suppress these appeals. As a result, students and some local people set fire to the police station, and turned over and burned a few dozen police vehicles.

The police were surrounded and could not escape. Police reinforcements from other places came to Weng’an County.

A local resident, Ms. Liu, said, “A group of students held banners and went to the government to redress this injustice and no one responded. They then went to the police station. The police used electric batons to beat the students. When the local people heard about the situation, they rushed over to join the students, smashed a few dozen police vehicles, and later set fire to the police station.”

Mr. Wang joined the protest on June 29 and said more and more people came on Saturday. As many as 10,000 people gathered and torched the police station, county government building, and Civil Affairs Bureau building.

Wang claimed, “The fire brigade was also surrounded by the public and were not allowed to enter. The regime finally saw the true power of the people like the old saying, ‘If the people fear no death, how could they be threatened by death!’”

According to local residents, the county government and the police have engaged in lawless activities in the past. Locals say the police partnered with mobs to bully, suppress, and arrest people at will, and the people have nowhere to appeal.

Liu said, “Many girls have been murdered in a similar fashion and the suspects were often let go. No one was ever caught. The regime has frequently collaborated with local mobs and covered up such crimes. There have been a lot of cases like this.”

(Above photos are posted by  Chinese netizen)

A local resident, Mr. Yang, said, “The corruption in the local mining industries and the water pollution problem have caused such a shortage of water that we don’t even have water to cook. Whoever appealed against this would be arrested for sure. I knew seven people had been sentenced for ‘disturbing the social order.’ One of them was sentenced to six years in prison. This time, we are not just asking for justice for Li, but for other people as well.”

The Epoch Times attempted to speak the local government and police station but there was no response. The Chinese Communist party has already began to censor information about this incident on the Internet. Some messages that appeared on Mainland bulletin boards were deleted quickly.

- Original from The Epochtimes: Girl’s Murder Triggers Riot in Guizhou Province

China acts to preempt unrest as Olympics near


AFP, Jun. 30, 2008-

BEIJING (AFP) — China has ordered local officials to head off any protests that could tarnish the Olympics, the government said Monday, after a violent riot by 10,000 people threw the spotlight on deep social tensions.

Local governments across the country were told in a weekend teleconference to go “all-out” to prevent regional grievances from escalating to the point that they mar the August 8-24 Beijing Games, various official accounts said.

“Ensuring a smooth hosting of the Beijing Olympics has become a battle that all (government) levels and departments must win,” said one report of Saturday’s teleconference posted on the government web site of Deqing city in eastern Zhejiang province.

“From now on, we must go on a war footing,” it added.

As the teleconference, organised by the central government, was being held, about 10,000 residents of southwestern Guizhou province rioted over the alleged rape and murder of a local girl.

Authorities have ordered those involved to surrender over the riot in Weng’an county, where government and police facilities were set ablaze.

Public anger was triggered by reports that local officials were protecting the suspect, who has been identified as the son of the county’s deputy chief.

Residents told AFP that order had returned Monday amid a heavy police presence.

China sees thousands of such outbursts each year as ordinary Chinese — faced with an unresponsive legal system, rampant official corruption and no free media — resort to street protests.

China typically cracks down harshly on such action and metes out stiff punishments for protesters.

However the nation’s ruling Communist Party has been desperate to portray a stable and harmonious nation ahead of the August Beijing Olympics.

Human rights groups have repeatedly accused the government of a massive campaign to quell all forms of dissent.

This has included the detention of thousands of people in restive areas such as Buddhist Tibet and Muslim Xinjiang, as well as the intimidation and jailing of dissidents in Beijing, the rights groups and other critics have said.

The weekend’s orders focused on the handling of the countless commoners’ petitions, which typically seek redress over injustices often committed by government officials.

The central government urged that they be handled in a way to prevent them exploding into large protests and to discourage petitioners from taking their grievances to the central government in Beijing with the Olympics approaching.

Officials should “earnestly solve the reasonable appeals of the masses,” said the government of the city of Anshun, in Guizhou.

However, another account also said local governments should “strictly deal with any unreasonable troublemakers or matters that disrupt the normal social order.”

The latter approach appeared to be have been taken in Weng’an, where more than 2,000 armed police have been sent to quell the unrest, the Hong Kong-based Information Centre for Human Rights and Democracy said Monday.

It added that more than 300 people had been arrested.

The dissident website Boxun.com featured a photo of a public notice ordering those involved in the rioting to turn themselves in.

The anger in Weng’an was further fuelled by the death in police custody of the girl’s uncle after he protested the handling of the case, locals told AFP.

The state-run China Daily newspaper on Monday quoted officials as saying 10,000 protesters had taken to the streets due to “officials’ alleged attempt to cover up a murder case of a girl student.”

Phone calls by AFP to the local police station went unanswered on Monday.

Although numerous Internet postings on the violence were seen over the weekend, few could be found Monday. The government’s Internet censors typically block information on such clashes.

- Original from AFP

China: House Church Christians Detained for bible study and earthquake aid


China Aid Association (CAA), Inc. May 20, 2008-

Guizhou Province- CAA has learned that on March 15, 2008, several house church members were gathered at the home of Wu Yaohua in Erli Village, Xishui County, Guizhou Province, when several police officials disrupted their meeting and ordered the members to stop their activities. The officials confiscated hymn books and leaflets from the house church.

Police officials disrupted the church meeting again on March 29. One of the house church members, Wu Guangqing, began to argue the legality of the gathering by reading to the officials the law and regulations regarding citizen’s rights of Religious freedom. The officials ignored his remarks and confiscated Bibles, flashlights, and the book of law and regulations that Wu had read from.

Two of the church members, Wu Xinquan and Wu Guangqing were summoned to the Erli Police Station. Two more members, Li Shizhen and Zhang Shaolin were taken by force in the afternoon of the same day.

The members were detained and charged with “participation in an evil cult”. Family members of those detained were informed of the charge and told to take legal action if they so desired. Police officials failed to give proper documentation concerning the arrest and detentions. Four house church leaders were detained for 15 days under the charge of “disturbing the social order”. All four were released at 8:30am on May 20.

According to sources the names of those detained are: Wu Guangqing-65 Li Shizhen-53, elementary school teacher Zhang Shaolin-58, and Wu Xinquan-65. Li Shizhen has been arrested several times before, and in 2000 was sentenced to 2 years reeducation through labor. All 4 leaders were forced to pay 1500 Yuan for their meals while in detention. The families of 2 of the leaders were able to help pay the fine, however the other two were not able to afford the penalty. The house church plans on filing an administrative lawsuit against the Erli Police officials for illegal detention.

This case is yet another incident revealing the pretentiousness of this Government’s policy on tolerance and religious freedom. In no way were these church members afforded fair or adequate treatment concerning proper legal procedure which is a constitutional right afforded to all Chinese citizens. CAA and its supporters call for the members of the Erli house church to be adequately and fairly recompensed for the injustices done to them by corrupt Government Officials.

CAA has also learned that Government officials have turned away and also arrested some house church members who have volunteered to help those who have been affected by the recent devastating earthquake in Sichuan Province. These actions are comparable to the recent events in Myanmar, where the ruling Junta refused free aid while thousands of victims suffered without food or shelter. Such biased behavior is a reminder of the irrational prejudice the CPC holds against house church members who want nothing more than to have true religious freedom and help their fellow countrymen in this hour of need. CAA will continue to monitor the situation.

Issued by CAA May 20, 2008: House Church Members Detained in Guizhou Province/ Government Officials arrest volunteer House Church earthquake aid workers

China: Former Reporter Joins The Wave of Quitting the Communist With 35 Million Chinese


By Xin Fei, Epoch Times Staff, Apr 12, 2008-Li Yuanlong

According to data published on The Epoch Times’ Tuidang (Withdraw from the Party) Web site, since early 2005, more than 35 million people have quit the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), the Communist Youth League (CYL), and the Communist Young Pioneers (CYP). Chinese people from all walks of life, from common citizens to high-ranking officials, have announced their “three withdrawals” in place at the provincial, municipal, and county or township level nationwide.

On April 10, Li Yuanlong, a former reporter of the Bijie Daily in Guizhou Province, used his real name to quit the CYL on the Tuidang Website.

(photo at right: Mr. Li Yuanlong/ the Epochtimes)

In an interview with The Epoch Times, he said that he denounced his membership from the CYL to seek freedom of conscience. He pointed out that the grand tide of resigning from the CCP has a noticeable influence on the minds and souls of the Chinese people who have declared the three withdrawals, in a sense of spiritual awakening and uplifting human nature. Meanwhile, the campaign has inspired more Chinese people to reflect inward and examine the facts.

Li’s withdrawal statement went as follows: “I am Li Yuanlong, male, Han nationality, born in Guizhou’s Bijie City in 1960. On August 27, 1980, I reluctantly joined the Communist Youth League. Since then, I’ve accrued a moral debt, living with a guilty conscience. As of this moment, I formally declare my resignation of the CYL.”

According to Li, many Party members in Bijie were ashamed to admit their Party membership, considering it a lack of self-respect to have joined the CCP in the first place.

“There’s nothing honorable! They are ashamed to confess it. Anyone with a little conscience left knows that it is a shame to join the Party, feeling too embarrassed to talk about it openly,” he said.

Withdrawal from the CCP and its affiliated organizations has displayed for many Chinese their nonviolent resistance and their determination not to be considered part of the CCP with all its wrongdoing. Above all, it shows their genuine insistence on truth and the firm belief in justice. On the other hand, as resignations of the CCP are being promoted inside and outside China, more and more Chinese people have awoken. This awakening has lead to a shrinking target population for the CCP.

Li continued, “The increasing number of resignations reveals that the CCP has been losing its supporters and is treated with contempt. When these resignations come from Party officials it strikes the CCP a more severe blow and has a greater awakening effect on people.”

As for the Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party , Li said, “This Epoch Times editorial series directly, systematically, intensively expose the CCP’s evil nature and criminal behaviors and offer a deep historical insight. The content of the editorials was based on fact, dismantling the façade the CCP has built up for years to deceiving the public with propaganda.”

In recent years, the CCP has not only blocked media promoting the three withdrawals but also secretly intimidated any participants. In addition, the CCP has desperately demanded its Party members review its pledge of allegiance. Elderly have been persuaded to join the Party. Elementary school students, regardless of their ages, have been requested to join its affiliated organizations. Even whole classrooms are being enlisted as members of the CYL or the CYP. Limitations on joining the CCP, the CYL, and the CYP have been lifted.

Regarding the CCP’s desperate efforts to increase the number of its Party members, Li said matter-of-factly that the CCP has been aware of its crisis, fearing that more people would quit the CCP and its associates. He said, “Some of our staff once asked to quit the CCP. The newspaper administration was panicked by the request, fearing that spread of the news would have a negative influence on their official posts. This is typical of the CCP.”

Li concluded that deceit and threat won’t last very long. He believes that the CCP’s totalitarian regime will be dissolved in the near future.

- Original report from The Epochtimes: Former Reporter Quits the Communist Youth League

Southwest China: Crematoriums Have No Fuel to Burn the Bodies of Snowstorm Victims in Guizhou Province


By Feng Changle, Epoch Times Staff, Feb 03, 2008-

Current heavy snowstorms have caused power failures and severe daily supply shortages in many areas of China. For days, The Epoch Times has received messages from Internet users in those cities. On January 30, an IT employee from southwest China’s Guizhou province traffic department sent out messages.

He reports that a snowstorm caused the breakdown of the main rail line in Guizhou and has cut off electricity in the eastern part. Renhuan City in Guizhou has been hit most severely with no water or electricity for two weeks already. All roads to the outside have been closed. The entire police department he belongs to was sent to the Renhuan area for rescue work.

He sent the following message: “Some people have already frozen to death but crematoriums have no fuel to cremate the bodies. If the central government does not take emergency measures to airdrop food supplies, there will soon be many more deaths here.

“Renhuan City is now a dead city. The central streets are covered by a layer of ice; some roofs are covered with ice 7cm (2.75 inches) thick. Due to a manpower shortage, our entire traffic police force are on the streets and they are about to collapse from exhaustion. This is the most brutal disaster that I have ever experienced. Sometimes I can’t help but wonder if this is just a movie. How nice it would be to have stability and peace.

“Nothing can be sent here. Roads are treacherous. Oil trucks have skidded and turned over on the highway and even the administration center has no electricity. Coal costs 24 yuan (US$3.20) a kilo, candles 5 yuan (US$ 0.67) a stick, frozen cabbage 10 yuan (US$1.35) a kilo and there are limited quantities. The government is helpless too. The situation here can only last 2 days at the most.

“We have lost contact with the counties and towns under us for half a month. The situation over there is probably even worse. All cell phones and equipment are out of electricity. How can we communicate or take photos?

“I am currently using the only usable fiber optical channel, which is currently dedicated for government use only, but the alarm on its UPS (Uninterrupted Power Supplier) has sounded several times and it to will soon be dead.

“There are so many areas hit by this adversity spreading to so many provinces, cities, districts, counties and towns. I can’t be overcritical to investigate who is responsible for causing such a calamity, but can only hope the central government will step up rescue efforts and mobilize all possible means to rescue our homes and fellow countrymen.”

- Original report from the Epochtimes

China faces up to the horrible truth about its Mao-made economic disaster


John Garnaut, The Age, Australia, December 27, 2007-

WU JIHUAI turned 46 this year and has lived his life in a poor village called La Pa in China’s poorest province, Guizhou. Those facts are enough for a thoughtful Chinese person to deduce that he comes from a privileged family and is lucky to be alive.

Wu’s uncle, Liao Zhengxue, 59, remembers that one in three of La Pa’s 300 residents starved to death in 1960 and 1961. First were the elderly, followed by young girls, young boys, men and finally women.

“Anyone over 50 just vanished,” says Liao. Survivors still laugh about how strange they looked, with their emaciated limbs and stomachs distended from eating dirt.

The most common estimate is that China’s Great Famine killed up to 30 million people, making it the worst in history.

Wu, now a village leader and informal Christian preacher, was malnourished and grew up shorter than he should have. But no one in his family died and he is keen to move the conversation on.

Like many famine survivors, he seems to carry a hint of embarrassment, or perhaps guilt. He was born into a famine that no local baby survived – except those with parents who had Communist Party connections and privileged access to food stores.

Nobel laureate Amartya Sen makes the point that there is no such thing as a natural famine. But some are more man-made than others. At the top of the list is Mao Zedong’s insane attempt to turn China quickly into an industrial and agricultural powerhouse.

In November 1957, Mao said China would overtake Britain’s steel production within 15 years – at a time when China was producing 5 million tonnes of steel a year compared with Britain’s 40 million tonnes.

The following March, Mao’s acolytes said China was entering a period of time compression in which “a day equals 20 years”. In May, Mao’s 15-year timetable was reduced to seven, and by September it was down to one.

To chase their steel production targets, peasants abandoned their harvests and melted their sickles and woks in backyard furnaces. Officials reported that grain production doubled in 1959, when in fact it fell by a quarter. The Communist Party siphoned grain from the countryside, starving peasants were barred from leaving their foodless villages, and Mao’s “Great Leap Forward” ran unchecked for three more years because honest and sensible officials were purged.

There are many Chinese who still blame the weather, or the Russians for withdrawing their aid. The Mao-made calamity is still known by its euphemism, “the three-year natural disaster”.

Much remains airbrushed from public discussion, but Chinese scholars are slowly burrowing into the truth of the Chinese Communist Party’s darkest moment.

Historian Yang Xianhui has published two harrowing accounts from his home province of Gansu. One details how 3000 political prisoners – “Rightists” – starved to death in a labour camp. The other describes the dying in Gansu’s orphanages. Both books are available in Chinese bookstores.

“It is important for children to know this history so we never repeat this past,” he says.

As is often the case in China, economists have been given more latitude than others to investigate some of the most politically sensitive questions.

Peking University’s Professor Justin Lin’s 1998 study pinned responsibility on the Communist Party’s state and urban-biased food rationing system, as well as farm policy failures. Provocatively, the paper was entitled The causes of China’s agricultural crisis and the Great Leap Famine.

Lin is not a Communist Party member but is tipped for promotion to a minister-level post in the new year.

Most recently, Chinese and American economists have run their models over modern census data to reconstruct famine death rates, which rose in 1959, peaked in 1960 and remained high in 1961.

Douglas Almond, Lena Edlund, Li Hongbin and Zhang Junsen looked at the people who were born or should have been born in the period. It turns out the cohort born in the famine years is 25% to 50% smaller than it should be, compared with the preceding and subsequent cohorts.

Not only did millions of infants die or fail to be conceived, but famine babies who survived grew up to be physically and mentally less capable.

“Women born in high-famine areas had larger increases in disability rates and larger reductions in house sizes,” says the paper, Long-term effects of the 1959-61 China famine, published by the National Bureau of Economic Research.

“For men, differences in literacy, work status, disability, and house size correspond to famine severity.”

History’s worst economic policy failure is mapped into the biology of Chinese people aged 46, 47 and 48. It is a ubiquitous reminder of what the Chinese people once endured, and why post-Mao China is a more satisfied place than many outsiders expect to find it.

Wu Jihuai, in La Pa village, is not ready to concede that life is better now than it was. He had nowhere to deliver his Christmas Eve Service because his church was drowned by a hydro-power project 10 years ago, along with his most fertile land. “Our best corn-growing land was down on the river bank and we received nothing for it,” he says.

Still, Wu’s three sons are now earning money in coastal factories and they sent 1000 yuan ($A156) home this year. Some of his fellow villagers receive a modest new social security payment. A road has just been bulldozed in from the highway, which means they no longer have to take a boat across the lake and walk over mountains to get to town.

The Communist Party is still authoritarian and often callous in the way it treats its citizens. But its propaganda machine is gradually making space for intellectual disciplines such as economics and history.

La Pa remains dirt-poor but it is no longer quite so desperate. Another famine is inconceivable, perhaps for the first time in a thousand years.

- Original report from The Age 

China: Innocent Journalist Released After 2 Years Jail


AFP, 15 Sep 2007-

BEIJING (AFP) — A Chinese journalist imprisoned for two years for posting politically sensitive essays on the Internet said Sunday he had been released.

Li Yuanlong, 47, was detained in September 2005 and convicted of “inciting subversion of state sovereignty” for his essays carried by several overseas websites banned in China.

Li told AFP he was released Friday on completion of his jail term and insisted on his innocence.

“I have never done anything against my conscience, nor anything illegal… I am innocent,” he said.

Li, a reporter with the Bijie Daily newspaper in the southwestern province of Guizhou, was picked up by state security agents at his office on September 9, 2005.

He said he was indicted for his criticism of the Chinese government in several of his articles, including one entitled “On Becoming an American in Spirit”.

“I believe this day will not be not far off: that socialism under the leadership of the Chinese Communist Party will crumble,” he wrote.

The piece held the communist regime responsible for the death of tens of millions of people under its “Fascist rule” since it took power in 1949.

He said his reporter status had been revoked and that he was barred from working at any state entities, including China’s state media, for at least two years.

Despite China’s pledge to ease control over the media ahead of the 2008 Olympics, human and media rights groups say its leaders continue to tighten their crackdown on dissent amid increasing social unrest.

Paris-based campaign group Reporters Without Borders said at least 35 journalists as well as 51 cyber-dissidents were currently detained in China.

The watchdog ranks China 163rd out of 167 countries on its global press freedom index.

- Original report from AFP: Chinese journalist freed after two years

China: Name List of 11 Corrupt Officials At Provincial Level Since 2002


Chinascope Magazine, USA, 09/06/2007-

On September 1, the website of Procuratorial Daily (检察日报) published a short list of officials at the provincial level who have been found to be corrupt since the 16th National Congress of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) held in 2002. [1]

1. Liu Fangren, former Secretary of the Guizhou Provincial Party Committee, former Chair of the Standing Committee of the Guizhou People’s Congress,

Alleged Crimes: Individually or collectively accepting 6,770,000 Yuan
of illegal money Sentence or Decision: life imprisonment, forfeiture of ill-gotten money, confiscation of all personal property

2. Gao Yan, former General Manager of the State Power Corp. Of China

Alleged Crimes: economic crime
Sentence or Decision: Expelled from the CCP and official duties

3. Wang Huaizhong, former Vice Governor of Anhui Province

Alleged Crimes: Accepting a bribe of 5,170,000 Yuan; no legitimate sources for personal assets of 4,800,000 Yuan
Sentence or Decision: Death penalty with deprivation of political rights for life and confiscation of all personal property

4. Han Guizhi, former Chair of the Political Consultative Conference of Heilongjiang Province

Alleged Crimes: Accepting 7,020,000 Yuan in illegal money Sentence or Decision: Death penalty with a two-year reprieve, deprivation of political rights for life and confiscation of all personal property

5. Wang Zhaoyao, former Chair of the Political Consultative Conference of Anhui Province

Alleged Crimes: Accepting illegal money and items with a total value of 7,040,000 Yuan; no legitimate sources for personal assets of 6,500,000 Yuan
Sentence or Decision: Death penalty with a two-year reprieve, deprivation of political rights for life and confiscation of all personal property

6. Wang Youjie, former Vice Chair of Political Consultative Conference of Henan Province

Alleged Crimes: Accepting illegal money and items with a total value of 6,340,000 Yuan; no legitimate sources for personal assets of 8,900,000 Yuan
Sentence or Decision: Death penalty with a two-year reprieve, deprivation of political rights for life and confiscation of all personal property

7. Jing Fusheng, former member of the Fujian Provincial Party Committee, former Director of the Provincial Propaganda Department

Alleged Crimes: Accepting multi-millions of Yuan in illegal money; a corrupt life style
Sentence or Decision: Expelled from the CCP and official duties, transferred to the judicial authority for investigation into the alleged crimes

8. Du Shicheng, former Secretary of the Shandong Provincial Party Committee, former Secretary of the Qingdao Municipal Party Committee

Alleged Crimes: Individually or collectively, along with his mistress, accepting illegal money and items with a value of 1,000,000 Yuan; a corrupt life style
Sentence or Decision: Expelled from the CCP and official duties, transferred to the judicial authority for investigation to the alleged crimes

9. Liu Zhihua, former Vice Mayor of Beijing

Alleged Crimes: Accepting multi-millions of Yuan in bribes; having a mistress and using his power to contract construction projects for his mistress as a way to reap huge illegal profits
Sentence or Decision: Expelled from the CCP and official duties, transferred to the judicial authority for investigation into the alleged crimes

10. Qiu Xiaohua, former Director of the National Bureau of Statistics

Alleged Crimes: Accepting cash gifts from illegal business owners, a corrupt life style, and bigamy
Sentence or Decision: Expelled from the CCP and official duties, transferred to the judicial authority for investigation to the alleged crimes

11. Zheng Xiaoyu, former Director of the State Food and Drug Administration

Alleged Crimes: Accepting illegal money and items with a total value of 6,490,000 Yuan; negligence at work
Sentence or Decision: Death penalty with deprivation of political rights for life and confiscation of all personal property

- Original report from ChinaScope.org : Officials at the Provincial Level Found To Be Corrupt Since the 16th National Congress of Chinese Communist Party

Prophecy On Stones Realized In China History And The Collapsing of CCP


A Special Report by The Epoch Times-

Many people have heard of Qin Shi Huang, the first emperor of the Qin Dynasty who united China. Perhaps many don’t know that the demise of the Qin Dynasty was predicted by writings on a meteorite.

In Year 12 of the Qin Emperor’s rule, a meteorite fell from the sky. On the meteorite, there were seven characters that read, “Qin Emperor dies and the land is divided.” The next year, the emperor died. One year later, the rebellion by Chen Sheng and Wu Guang began, and the old royalties of the six states that Qin had conquered divided up China to reestablish their states. Three years after Emperor Qin died, the Qin Dynasty ended. The prophecy was realized.

In the late Yuan Dynasty, a folk rhyme said, “A stone man with one eye can turn the Yellow River and the world will revolt.” Later, the prime minister was leading a project to manage the flow of the Yellow River when a stone man with just one eye was found. The rhyme was carved on the back of the stone man. Very shortly, many peasant revolts broke out, and the Yuan Dynasty ended.

The two above examples were recorded in “Records of the Historian” and “Yuan History.”

They remind us of the prophecy that recently appeared on a huge rock in China: “The Chinese Communist Party collapses.”

This rock was found in a National Park in Zhangbu, Pingtang County, Guizhou Province in 2002. A crack that formed 500 years ago in the 270-million year old megalith reveals six characters in the manner of neatly brush-written Chinese; the characters say “The Chinese Communist Party Collapses” [Zhong Guo Gong Chan Dang Wang].

The Will of Heaven270-million year old megalith

The appearance of the megalith shows that the fate of the Chinese nation is closely related to the will of heaven at an historic moment in time.

(Photo of the rock printed on the ticket to the national park. The six characters read, “Chinese Communist Party Collapses.” /The Epoch Times)

The two sections of the stone are each seven meters in length, nearly three meters tall and weigh 100 tons. The stone is extremely hard— in fact, too hard to carve on. The characters are each about one foot across. The characters were written in a square style and were very clear. They are slightly raised in relief. The last character, “Collapses,” was bigger than the other characters, showing that the demise of the Chinese Communist Party is not just the collapse of an ordinary political party.

This supernormal site has been reported by over 100 newspapers, TV stations, and websites in China, although nobody has dared to mention the last character, “Collapses.” They only dare say that the stone bears the characters for “Chinese Communist Party.”

Although the photo of the stone was on the ticket to the national park in which the stone was found, visitors to the site are directed to not talk about it. Sources say that many high-ranking CCP officials have visited the site in person. They were shocked inside and understood what it meant. Like Emperor Qin Shi Huang, they are only trying to postpone the collapse of their power…… ( more details from the Epochtimes’ report: Withdrawals Accelerate the CCP’s Disintegration)
[Note]:
To date of today, 25,847,721 Chinese people have announced quit the Chinese Communist Party by posting their statements on the Quit CCP Website (in Chinese) ]

Related:
- Video: Geology Wonder- 200 Million-Year-Old Stone Says “Chinese Communist Party Collapses” 

Video: Geology Wonder- 270 Million-Year-Old Stone Says “Chinese Communist Party Collapses”


The Epoch Times-270 million-year-old “hidden words stone”

In June 2002, a 270 million-year-old “hidden words stone” was discovered in Guizhou (province, in southwest China).

A crack that formed 500 years ago in a megalith reveals six characters neatly brush-written in Chinese; the characters represent “The Chinese Communist Party Collapses [Zhong Guo Gong Chan Dang Wang].” The character “collapse” (亡) is especially large.

The official media in Mainland China have all reported this news, but they have hidden the word “collapse” and only mention the written words “The Chinese Communist Party”. However, the word “collapse” can be clearly seen in photos posted on the People’s Daily Online and Xinhua.Net.

(photo above: Stone clearly showing the characters, from China official Xinua.Net)

(Video below: An advertisement TV video made by local government to promote the “hidden words stone” to attract tourists, certainly, the word “collapse” is not reported, thought its clearly shows there. Video was made in Chinese. )

According to an overseas edition of the People’s Daily, Pingtang is a high mountain valley in Guizhou province, a southwestern part of China. Zhangbu village in Pingtang County is a very scenic spot spanning over six kilometers. The natural and beautiful scenes can be viewed with many mystical mountains, rivers, rocks, caves, bamboos, trees, and fish. The area is very isolated, and has remained untouched by humans for a long time.

In June 2002, the Duyun international photography exposition recommended this area as a scenic spot for taking photographs. During routine cleaning of the area, this “hidden words stone” was accidentally discovered.

The “hidden words stone” is split in half due to having fallen from a cliff, and the gap is wide enough to accommodate two people. The two sections are each seven meters in length, nearly three meters tall and weigh 100 tons. The neatly written words “The Chinese Communist Party Collapses” can be clearly seen on the right stone, and every character is nearly a square foot in size. The characters are so clearly written that they appear as if carved.

After going to the scenic area in Zhangbu village in October 2003, the vice-editor of the People’s Daily, Liang Heng wrote, “While on cliffs people may often discover that white clouds may appear to look like dogs, or something looks like a person or a beast, a picture or a chart, however, all such things are restricted by the appearance of the picture. If today a megalith suddenly can write, speak, carve, develop writing technique, or use political terminology, how are people able to believe that? Do they even dare to believe that? However, facing these two pieces of the split “hidden words stone”, we have no alternative but to believe.”

Tourists who come to search for unusual phenomena do not actually dare to believe it. Though the craftsmanship is heavenly and Godly, how could it possibly be that skillful? There has been “the book from heaven”, “the solar stone”, “the God stone” etc. and now there is the “hidden words stone”, which has become Zhangbu valley’s main wonder of the “seven wonders,” and has received admiration from many people.

During August 2003, Pingtang County invited a geology expert from Guizhou province to investigate Zhangbu, who later wrote a detailed report about the inspection. It was determined that the “hidden words stone” fell from a high mountain cliff by the Zhangbu river valley. On the steep mountain cliff, one can see a corresponding dent from where the rock must have fallen. After the megalith fell, it split into two, and the large brush-written characters of “The Chinese Communist Party Collapses” can be clearly seen on the right hand side behind the fracture.

Three months later, the famous Chinese scientific culture inspection group for Guizhou Pingtang geological anomalies had been formed to investigate the “hidden words stone” during December 5th through 8th, 2003.

The fifteen-person team included Li Tingdong, who is an academician from the Chinese Academy of Sciences, assistant director of the Chinese Academy of Geological Sciences and an expert on Aerial Geology and Geographic Charts; Liu Baojun, academician of Chinese Academy of Sciences and renowned geologists, Li Fenglin, professor at China University of Geosciences and committee member of National Geoparks in the National Land Resources Department.

Experts believed that the “hidden words stone” in Zhangbu river valley was from roughly 270 million years ago, the Permian period. The even arrangement of the characters on the “hidden words stone” may be explained from a geological perspective that there are no traces of having been man made, though the probability is small. This “hidden words stone” not only is a world-class marvelous sight, but also has great geological research value.

During this investigation, People’s Daily, CCTV, Guanming Daily, Technical Daily, Travel Satellite, China International Broadcasting station, and 20 other media reporters including People’s Daily.Net, Sina.Net, Eastern Net, Sohu.Net, Yahoo, and New China ally reported on the finding. More than 100 other newspapers, television stations, and websites have retransmitted the news about the scientific investigation.

Even though no one dares to mention the sixth character, “collapses”, and only report the first five characters, everyone who can see it understands its meaning.

In an infinite universe which allows infinite possibilities, anything might occur. In our infinite space-time, nature can always create the most ideal design; while this coincidence could only happen once in a billion years, unexpectedly it has occurred in Buyi Village, Pingtang County.

- Original report from The Epochtimes: 200 Million-Year-Old Stone Bears Words: “Chinese Communist Party Collapses”

[Note]:
Most of Chinese communist party’s current 9 members of Standing Polibureau have gone to see the stone from 2002 to 2005. The date they went there can be found in the above Youtube video’s description.

Raped By Teachers in China: Nightmares for Young Girls


ChinaScope, 08/12/2007-

In China, teaching has always been regarded as a highly respectable and honorable profession. However, in recent years, the number of teachers who rape and harass young students has increased, thus tarnishing that image.

On Jan 1, 2005, the New York Times reported that an elementary school teacher, Li Guang in Xinji, Gansu raped 26 students, the oldest of them being 14.

In 2003, the Chinese Ministry of Education reported 10 cases in which treachers in multiple provinces raped students.

In June 2007, a middle school teacher in Tongwei, Gansu was executed for raping 18 female students. These cases reflect the shift in moral values from traditional Chinese culture to Chinese Communist Party culture.

13-year-old girl Na Li’s Cases:

On March 10, 2005, 13-year-old Na Li’s life changed dramatically. Na was a student at the Puliqiao middle school in Lengshuitan district, Yongzhou City, Hunan. She had been living with her grandmother since her father’s death and her mother’s re-marriage. [1]

While she was doing math, her chief class teacher Junwei Wang took her to the hall and said, “The principals are not satisfied with your grades. You need my help to get good grades.”

Wang asked her which courses she did not pass last semester. Na answered, “English and Biology.”

Wang then asked her to bring her Biology and English books to his room. He took her to the bedroom, opened the Biology book to the chapter on female physiology and asked whether she knew where her body part was located. Na flushed, but Wang told her, “Don’t be shy in front of your teacher. Let me point to where it is.” He then stripped off her pants and raped her, warning her not to tell anyone.

On March 14, while in the physical education class, Wang told her that she was appointed the commissary for the PE class, and asked her to go to his room to write down her duties. Once in his room, he raped her again.

Na was under extreme fear. She went to her mother’s house and cried for days, but would not tell her mother what happened. Her mother persuade her to go back to school, where Wang attempted to rape her a few more times, but she refused to go to his room again. She became silent, sluggish, was in a trance state, and declined physically until she was very sick.

Wang also raped or harassed 7 other students. On December 25, 2005, several of them left school and home, which led Wang’s crimes surfacing. However, he was only sentenced to 5 years with the excuse that “the crimes were not so bad,” because he “did not rape them many times.” [1]

“A Nightmare for 26 Pupils”

On Jan 1, 2005, an article titled “Rape in China: A Nightmare for 26 Pupils” appeared in the New York Times. An elementary school teacher, Guang Li, raped 26 female students in his class. “The teacher always sent a girl to buy his cigarettes. He left the class unsupervised and waited in his office. When the girl returned to class with flushed cheeks and tousled hair, the other students said nothing.” [2]

“School is where our children learn,” said Cheng Junyin, the mother of a 14-year-old victim. “We thought it was the safest place for them.”

Quite a few similar cases have been exposed recently.

From Year 1998 to 2002
In 2002, a teacher, Daqing Ren, from Huiyao elementary school in Jiuquan City, Gansu was sentenced to death for raping 7 and harassing 6 female students. Of them 7 were under the age of 14. His death sentence was suspended. [3]

From 1999 to 2002, an elementary school teacher, Feng Su, raped and harassed 19 female students under 14 in the classroom, the water house of the school and his home. He told them, “I will kill you if you let others know.” He was executed in March 2003. His father, a district representative of China’s National People’s Congress, was also sentenced to two years for hiding his criminal son.

Su often gave the pupils extra lessons until 6-7 p.m. free of charge, visited students at home, appeared very polite and smiled sweetly. Therefore the parents had a good impresson of him and felt he was “diligent and responsible.”

When the children swore at him and hid from him when he visited, the parents thought their children were “ignorant” and scolded or beat them. [4]

In 2003, the Chinese Ministry of Education published a notifice that teachers had raped students in multiple provinces during the years from 1998 to 2002. [5]

The notifice mentioned 10 cases of theachers raping students in Liaoning, Jilin and other Provinces. Two of the criminals were executed. In addition, the principals of the schools and the education department officials were fired; the Party secretaries of the education department and the town were expelled from the Party and fired.

Year 2004

In January 2004, an elementary school teacher Guan Lin in Beiliu, Guangxi was sentenced to death for raping 4 female students. Those girls were only 9 to 12 years old. [7]

On June 8, 2004, in Linxia County in Gansu Province, a teacher from the Lujia elementary school, Huisheng Zhao, was arrested for raping and harassing 9 female students in his class. The oldest of them was under 15; the others were only 9 to 10 years old. One of them was raped about 100 times, as often as once a week. [6]

Year 2005

In December 2005, an elementary school teacher, Hongxian Liang, in Nanning City, Guangxi was executed for raping and harassing 14 students from 2003 to 2005. Most of them were only 7 to 8 years old. [8]

Year 2007

In January 2007, a teacher, Wu, in an elementary school in Luzai City, Guangxi was arrested for raping two 8-year-old female students. The teacher had been awarded “model” teacher 4 times and in 2006 had been promoted to advanced teacher. [9]

A middle school teacher, Laifu Cheng, in Changhe Town, Dingxi City, Gansu raped 18 students more than 70 times from 2001 to 2005. [10]

Sensitive Topic

According to the New York Times, the Chinese authorities are very sensitive to negative publicity and have limited the media from reporting these rapes [2]. Especially before the 17th National People’s Congress of the Chinese Communist Party, they have tinghtened control of the media. The guideline is to post “positive” reports as the mainstream and limit negative reports so as to create an impression of a “harmonious society.” [11-16]

A result of the Chinese Communist Party’s effort

According to the values of traditional Chinese culture, “promiscuous sex is number one of 10,000 evils.” Throughout China’s long history, there are no records of young students being raped or harassed.

Since 1949, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has launched numerous campaigns, including the Cultural Revolution, whose purpose was to destroy traditional Chinese culture and replace it with its own. It has promoted hatred, fighting and class struggle (for more details, refer to the sixth of the Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party [17]). China has become more and more erotic, and CCP officials appear to be leaders in the spread of pornography.

According to one study, 95% of the high-ranking officials had a second wife. Porn websites have proliferated and even wife swapping has become common [18-19].

Notes:
[1]~[19] Please check Original report from ChinaScope.Org : Nightmares for Young Girls in China: Increasing Cases of Elementary and Middle School Teachers Raping Students

China Suffers Severe Drought and Floods in July


By Xin Fei, Epoch Times Staff, Aug 11, 2007-

Recent climate anomalies in China has caused ceaseless droughts in some areas and continuous floods in other places. Experts have pointed out that the global greenhouse effect and other human factors were the main reasons for the disasters.

Continuous droughts and high temperatures have been afflicting many areas including Hunan, Jiangxi, Heilongjiang, Inner Mongolia, Zhejiang, Xinjiang, Fujian provinces and Shanghai City, with Jiangxi and Hunan being the hardest hit. The drought in the mid-eastern part of Inner Mongolia has lasted a long time, and the situation keeps worsening.

According to the latest official figures, this year 23 million acres of cultivated area suffered from the droughts, which is 2.7 million acres higher than average. The droughts affected 21.7 million acres of crops, among which 7.8 million acres are severely affected, and 1.4 million acres completely withered. The drought has also caused a fresh water shortage for 5.88 million people and 4.7 million cattle.

Since this summer, heavy rainfalls have caused floods in many parts of China, especially in Chongqing City as well as Sichuan, Guizhou, Xinjiang, Guangxi and Hubei provinces. So far the flood has killed nearly 700 people, affected 120 million, and caused US$7 billion economic losses.

Jiangxi is experiencing the worst drought in 50 years, with 1.06 million people facing a drinking water shortage, and 1.3 million acres of crops affected by the drought. The drought is still worsening, and is spreading quickly from the middle to the rest of the province.

According to latest figures, from April 1 to July 30 this year, the average rainfalls in Jiangxi is 594 mm, 32 percent below that in the same period of past years, and 20 percent blow that in the same period of 2003.

In Hunan Province the drought has continued for four weeks, which omens a dry autumn. Several million people are facing a drinking water crisis. Rainfall is down by 25 percent compared to previous years, leaving half of the two million water reservoir facilities empty.

According to the Hunan Meteorological Bureau’s forecast, the temperate will reach up to 40° C (104° F) in most of August.

Since June, high temperatures and low rainfall have affected the northeast Heilongjiang and some other areas in the province. The provincial Sanjiang Plain area is afflicted by a summer drought, which has not occurred in that area for many years. Some areas experienced over 40 continuous rainless days. A lot of farmlands are covered with a 30-centimeter (11.8 inches) deep layer of dry soil.

In Fuzhou, capital city of Fujian Province, high temperature as lasted for 31 days by July 30, the longest period since the city’s first official weather record was made in 1880. In many other parts of Fujian, hot weather has also lasted for 26 to 35 days.

In Zhejiang the continuous hot weather has lead to water shortages in many places and the situation is becoming more serious.

Recently Shanghai has suffered continuous hot days with temperature as high as 39° C (102° F) or even higher.

According to a meteorological department report, Shanghai’s temperature peeked at 39.6° C (103° F) on July 29. The last time Shanghai had the same temperature was on July 25, 2003, and it broke a 63 years’ record.

So far nearly 700 people have died as a result of the flood, lightning and mudslides across China. The flood has affected up to 120 million people with economic losses amounting to $7 billion.

Chongqing City recently was hit by the heaviest rainfalls in the century. Millions of people were affected and nearly 100 were killed or missing. The losses reached 2.978 billion yuan ($0.39 billion).

Guangxi Province was also hit by continuous torrential rainfalls, resulting in mountain torrents and river flooding which affected 8.3 million people and caused a direct economic loss of 9.84 million yuan ($1.3 million).

From July 27 to 31, heavy rains hit Sanmenxia City of Henan Province, the south part of Shanxi Province, middle southern parts of Shannxi Province. Serious rainstorms and landslides have occurred in many areas. According to preliminary statistics, 57 people were killed and 43 were missing as of August 10.

- Original report from the Epochtimes

China Mining Accidents Cause 13 Deaths Per Day in 2006


The China Scope, 4/13/2007-

According to the Chinese State Administration of Work Safety, recent accidents in the Wangjiasai Coal Mine and the Baijiao Coal mine (two major national coal mines in Guizhou and Sichuan respectively) have resulted in fourteen deaths.

On March 27, 2007, inadequate safety measures resulted in an explosion at the Wangjiasai Coal Mine, and a similar accident took place on April 1, 2007, at the Baijiao Coal Mine.

According to the State Administration of Work Safety, these two incidents reveal troubling issues related to the safety, work and mining conditions of the nation’s state-owned mines.

Moreover, a total of 2,845 mining accidents were reported in 2006, resulting in 4,746 deaths, or an average of 13 deaths per day.

- original report from The China Scope report: Government Reveals 2,845 Mining Accidents Reported In 2006

photo: Quit the CCP Slogans Found Throughout China(4)


The Epoch Times, Sep 02, 2006- (cont’d)

Beijing City, Tianjin City and Other Areas of Hebei Provinceslogan-quit-ccp-Beijing-2

Between July 17th and 19th people from Beijing City, Tianjing City, Heibei Province, and around the world had miraculously delivered 80,000 copies of the Nine Commentaries as well as information on quitting the CCP to people of all different backgrounds in just three days. They post flyers on streets, public transportation, metros, and various public places. The advocates said that there are flyers posted at every stop of the Beijing metro.

Guangxi Province

It was reported on June 6th 2005 that before andslogan-quit-ccp-guangxi after June 4th 2005 slogans stating, “Declare your withdrawal from the CCP”, “Withdrawal from the CCP exceeds two million”, “the heavens want to destroy the CCP, resign to ensure your safety”, appeared on the streets of Nanning City, Guangxi Province. Posters further advocating withdrawal from the CCP appeared as well. These were found on street and park benches, the walls and gates around swimming pools, road signs, on public transportation, and electricity poles. (to be cont’d…)

Page: 1 2 3 4 5

Related:
- How Global CCP Resignation Statistics Are Calculated, August 2nd, 2006