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Chinese Protesers’ Messages for Hu Jintao at UN Meeting

Posted by Author on September 23, 2009

By Phil Randell, Epoch Times Staff, Sep 22, 2009 –

Ms. Weidi Wang, a 20-year-old fashion design student (R), prepares to give a speech on behalf of her mother Shao Jie Qiu, 46, who is imprisoned in China for her spirtual belief in Falun Gong. (Aloysio Santos/The Epoch Times)

Ms. Weidi Wang, a 20-year-old fashion design student (R), prepares to give a speech on behalf of her mother Shao Jie Qiu, 46, who is imprisoned in China for her spirtual belief in Falun Gong. (Aloysio Santos/The Epoch Times)

NEW YORK— As ambassadors and heads of state on Tuesday prepared for the next day’s General Assembly meeting at the United Nations, hundreds of protesters gathered at Dag Hamarskjold Plaza, near the U.N. building. At least a dozen groups appealed for their causes, but most were protesting the human rights abuses of the Chinese Communist regime.

In attendance at the U.N. meeting is Hu Jintao, the head of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and Chinese military, during one of his rare visits to the United States. Hu met with President Obama on the sidelines on Tuesday during a meeting regarding climate change.

The largest group in attendance were practitioners of Falun Gong, a spiritual practice that the CCP has been persecuting in China and abroad since July 1999. Several Falun Gong practitioners who have family members imprisoned in China spoke, including Ms. Weidi Wang, a 20-year-old fashion design student.

Wang spoke of her mother Shao Jie Qiu, 46, a middle school history teacher who was taken forcibly from her home in China last March by the Chinese authorities simply for practicing Falun Gong. First she endured a brainwashing center, and when she did not recant her beliefs, she was sent to the Shandong Province Female Prison, located in Jinan City, and the prison is known for its brutal methods.

“I’m standing here not just for my mother, but also for all the practitioners in the mainland, appealing to members of the international community who can save them and help stop the persecution.”…… (more details from The Epochtimes)

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Leading Chinese Dissident Raises Profile, Campaigns Against CCP Violence In United States

Posted by Author on August 3, 2009

China Support Net

August 2, 2009 (CSN) — Leading Chinese dissident Tang Baiqiao doesn’t take misbehavior from the Chinese government sitting down. Recently, violence was directed against him with a suspicious attack in Flushing, New York.

The attack came after threats of violence that Tang received last year while Chinese pro-democracy campaigners were opposing the Beijing Olympics and CCP violence then directed against Falun Gong practitioners in Flushing, New York.

Tang was a leader in the student uprising of 1989 that led to the Tiananmen massacre. Tang escaped from China into exile in the 1990s, and now lives in the United States. As a Chinese dissident, his resume is lengthy and distinguished. Previously, he was known for his organizations including the China Peace and Democracy Federation–formerly called ‘China Peace’–and the All China People’s Autonomous Federation.

It is true to note that Tang’s group and the China Support Network have cooperated in the Global Coalition to Bring Jiang to Justice; the Tuidang campaign; the Freedom First Olympics Second Coalition; and the Human Rights Torch Relay. At the beginning of 2008, Tang became an officer and spokesman for the China Interim Government. As previously reported by CSN, Tang explains that–

“The goal of the Chinese Transitional Government is to overthrow the Chinese Communist dictatorship; to establish a democratic society. Because only the overthrow of the Chinese Communist tyranny can solve all the problems in China.”

It was July 6 when Tang was assaulted at the Hollywood Karaoke Bar on College Point Boulevard in Flushing, Queens of New York City. The attack was unprovoked, and caused injuries for which Tang was hospitalized, but the incident did not include robbery. Since nothing was stolen, that reinforces suspicions that the attack was politically motivated.

Last year on May 17, there began to be organized and orchestrated violence directed against Falun Gong practitioners in Flushing, New York. Investigation revealed that “diplomats” at the Chinese Consulate were involved, as the Consul General Peng Keyu was caught on a tape recording, bragging about his leadership to instigate the attacks. (See this link) Multiple Falun Gong practitioners were assaulted, and according to Wenyi Wang of the Tuidang campaign, 22 arrests were made. In June, Falun Gong practitioners living in Ireland reported recieving death threats and physical intimidation.

At roughly the same time, Tang Baiqiao was investigating the CCP violence in Flushing, and working for the China Interim Government, and campaigning against the then-upcoming Beijing Olympics. This is when threats of violence began to be directed against Tang……. (more details from China Support Net)

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(photo) Strong message: Ending the Chinese Communist Party is the only way to end the persecution

Posted by Author on July 20, 2009

Following banner appeared in Falun Gong’s anti-persecution parade in Washngton D.C on July 17, 2009.

It says in Chinese: Ending the Chinese Communist Party is the only way to end the persecution

(photo by The Epochtimes)

DC Parade, Banner: Ending the Chinese Communist Party is the only way to end the persecution"

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GIF resumes anti-censorship services to Iran due to election crisis

Posted by Author on June 18, 2009

Press Release, Global Internet Freedom Consortium, June 17, 2009 –

ATLANTA, June 17, 2009 – In response to increased attempts from Iranian web surfers to use its anti-censorship services, Global Internet Freedom Consortium (GIF) has resumed them to Iran. This step has been greeted by an extraordinary traffic spike.

Amidst the political tumult, web surfers in Iran have literally rushed to utilize GIF’s protocols in order to obtain secure and censorship-immune channels of communication.

“Due to the dynamic situation in Iran caused by the election and its protest aftermath, the number of daily ‘hits’ from Iran has tripled during the past week,” said Dr. Shiyu Zhou, Deputy Director of GIF.

Considering the special circumstances in Iran, GIF temporarily reopened its anti-censorship services to Iranian web surfers on June 13. More than 120 million web ‘hits’ to GIF immediately followed on the next day, up from less than 60 million before the reopening. On June 16, GIF protocols logged more than 200 million daily ‘hits,’ or 400,000 estimated unique users, from Iran.

Unfortunately, server crashes caused by overload have been reported from GIF data centers.

Iran had been GIF’s second largest user base, only trailing China, until the end of 2008. The growing, word-of-mouth popularity of GIF tools, including FreeGate and UltraSurf, raised late 2008 demand to the level of overloading the capacity of GIF’s servers.

Given the risk of worldwide GIF system crashes, major cutbacks of GIF’s “lifeline” services to Iran and elsewhere had to be put into effect in early 2009, resulting in a sharp drop in Iran-originated traffic and user outcries.

“Our technology is highly scalable, and we really want to provide our services to everyone in repressive regimes,” said Dr. Zhou. “However, with our very limited resources we cannot now afford infrastructure large enough to do that. Our current service enhancement for the Iranian users will therefore be temporary unless we can find the support to sustain the operation.”

Global Internet Freedom Consortium

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Iranian Internet lifeline– Chinese Falun Gong’s Software

Posted by Author on June 17, 2009

By NICHOLAS D. KRISTOF, The New York Times, June 17, 2009 –

The unrest unfolding in Iran is the quintessential 21st-century conflict. On one side are government thugs firing bullets. On the other side are young protesters firing “tweets.”

The protesters’ arsenal, such as those tweets on, depends on the Internet or other communications channels. So the Iranian government is blocking certain Web sites and evicting foreign reporters or keeping them away from the action.

The push to remove witnesses may be the prelude to a Tehran Tiananmen. Yet a secret Internet lifeline remains, and it’s a tribute to the crazy, globalized world we live in. The lifeline was designed by Chinese computer engineers in America to evade Communist Party censorship of a repressed Chinese spiritual group, the Falun Gong.

Today, it is these Chinese supporters of Falun Gong who are the best hope for Iranians trying to reach blocked sites.

“We don’t have the heart to cut off the Iranians,” said Shiyu Zhou, a computer scientist and leader in the Chinese effort, called the Global Internet Freedom Consortium. “But if our servers overload too much, we may have to cut down the traffic.”

Mr. Zhou said that usage of the consortium’s software has tripled in the last week. It set a record on Wednesday of more than 200 million hits from Iran, representing more than 400,000 people.

If President Obama wants to support democratic movements on a shoestring, he should support an “Internet freedom initiative” pending in Congress. This would include $50 million in the appropriations bill for these censorship-evasion technologies. The 21st-century equivalent of the Berlin wall is a cyberbarrier, and we can help puncture it.

Mr. Zhou, the son of a Chinese army general, said that he and his colleagues began to develop such software after the 1999 Chinese government crackdown on Falun Gong (which the authorities denounce as a cult). One result was a free software called Freegate, small enough to carry on a flash drive. It takes a surfer to an overseas server that changes I.P. addresses every second or so, too quickly for a government to block it, and then from there to a banned site.

Freegate amounts to a dissident’s cyberkit. E-mails sent with it can be encrypted. And after a session is complete, a press of a button eliminates any sign that it was used on that computer.

The consortium also makes available variants of the software, such as Ultrasurf, and other software to evade censors is available from Tor Project and the University of Toronto.

Originally, Freegate was available only in Chinese and English, but a growing number of people have been using it in other countries, such as Myanmar. Responding to the growing use of Freegate in Iran, the consortium introduced a Farsi-language version last July — and usage there skyrocketed.

Soon almost as many Iranians were using it as Chinese, straining server capacity (many Chinese are wary of Freegate because of its links to Falun Gong, which even ordinary citizens often distrust). The engineers in the consortium, worrying that the Iran traffic would crash their servers, dropped access in Iran in January but restored it before the Iran election.

“We know the pain of people in closed societies, and we do want to accommodate them,” Mr. Zhou said……. (more from the New York Times)

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Boeing engineer provided shuttle secrets to China, prosecution says

Posted by Author on June 2, 2009

By RACHANEE SRISAVASDI, The Orange County Register, USA, Tuesday, June 2, 2009 –

– A former Boeing engineer betrayed the United States by providing confidential information about the Space Shuttle program to the People’s Republic of China, a federal prosecutor said in opening statements Tuesday.

“Information, security and betrayal,” Assistant U.S. Attorney Greg Staples said in the trial of Dongfan “Greg” Chung. “These are the three pillars of the government’s case.”

The defense attorney for Chung,  a 73-year-old grandfather who resides in Orange � countered that his client refused Chinese officials’ overtures to reveal classified information on military and space technology secrets.

“So much of this evidence is (about) what my client didn’t do,” Thomas Bienert Jr. said. “It makes him a non-spy. People were trying to get him to give him things.”

Chung was arrested in February 2008, after an unsealed indictment accused Chung of giving secrets to China since the late 1970s. He is charged with 10 counts, including six of economic espionage, as well as acting as an agent for the People’s Republic of China.

The case comes two years after the conviction of another former Orange County engineer, Chi Mak, on charges of exporting sensitive defense technology to China.

Mak, who was sentenced to 24 years in prison, knew Chung.

In fact, federal agents interviewed Chung during the Mak investigation. During a September 2006 interview, Chung said he met Mak around 1980 at a meeting in Los Angeles organized by a Chinese organization, FBI Agent Kevin Moberly said during his testimony Tuesday.

“He told me he suspected Chi Mak was providing sensitive information to China,” said Moberly, the trial’s second witness.

Agents also found information in Mak’s home about Chung, prosecutors said.

During a search of Mak’s home in June 2006, a letter was found from a senior aviation official in China. That missive, dated May 2, 1987, was addressed to Chung and asked him to provide information on airplanes and the space shuttle, according to prosecutors.

Chung, who has been out on bond since his arrest, listened intently to the first day of testimony. His wife sat in the courtroom gallery’s back row and took notes. The couple’s two sons did not attend the proceedings.

Chung, a naturalized U.S. citizen, was born in China in 1936 and moved to Taiwan in 1948, according to the government’s trial brief. He came to the United States in 1962, and got a master’s degree at the University of Minnesota, and was later hired by Boeing, prosecutors said………

The Orange County Register

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US arrests 2 for exporting sensitive technology to China

Posted by Author on January 1, 2009

AFP, Dec. 31, 2008-

LOS ANGELES (AFP) — Two men were arrested in California and charged with illegally exporting to China thermal-imaging cameras, a national security controlled item, the Justice Department (DOJ) said Wednesday.

The US Attorney’s office in Los Angeles said Sam Ching Sheng Lee, 63, and his nephew Charles Yu Hsu Lee, 31, were charged under the International Emergency Economic Powers Act, and face up to 25 years in federal prison if convicted.

Charles Lee is a native of China and Ching Lee is a native of Taiwan, the DOJ said in a statement.

The two men are suspected of exporting thermal-imaging cameras to China from 2002-2007, without a license and in circumvention of export laws, through MBA, an import/export business located in Hacienda Heights, California,

“Thermal-imaging cameras are controlled for export to China by the Department of Commerce for national security and regional stability reasons because of their use in a wide variety of military and civilian applications,” DOJ said.

US Director of National Intelligence Mike McConnell recently accused China of aggressive spying for sensitive US military technology.


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China executes scientist

Posted by Author on November 30, 2008

The Sydney Morning Herald, Australia, November 30, 2008 –

CHINA has drawn worldwide condemnation after executing a scientist accused of passing information to Taiwan.

Wo Weihan, a 59-year-old medical scientist, was executed on Friday, said his daughter Ran Chen, who is married to an American.

“My father was put to death, so was our hope in the Chinese justice system,” Ms Chen and her sister, Di, said in a statement.

A US embassy spokeswoman, Susan Stevenson, said: “We are deeply disturbed and dismayed by reports that the Chinese Government has carried out the death penalty against Wo Weihan.”

The Sydney Morning Herald

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Rulers of China, Chinese in New York, and the NY Times

Posted by Author on November 28, 2008

Lev Navrozov, Special to The World Tribune, Wednesday, November 26, 2008 – (excerpt)

Lev Navrozov emigrated from the Soviet Union in 1972. He chaired the “Alternative to the New York Times Committee” in 1980, challenged the editors of the New York Times to a debate (which they declined) and became a columnist for the New York City Tribune. His columns are today read in both English and Russian.

At the last Chinese New Year celebration (February 2008), the “Chinese New Year Splendor” played in New York’s Radio City Music Hall a series of 15 shows, recreating in dances the history of Chinese culture. So far, so good. Many Westerners know that silks or porcelains had appeared in China centuries before they did in Europe.

But there was one scene in this serial of Chinese history that enraged the rulers of China. Before 2000, Falun Gong exercises had been shown, with the China rulers’ blessing, to foreigners (in New York, for example) as part of Chinese culture, just as silks or porcelains— or Chinese cuisine. But after 2000, Falun Gong practitioners in China began to be tortured to death, whereupon their organs were cut out and sold for surgical operations.

But this is also part of the Chinese history (of the last eight years), is this not?

Amerigo Fabre, dean of Pierson College and professor of modern literature at Yale University, described as follows “The Risen Lotus Flower,” one of the two dances in which three Chinese ladies depicted the Falun Gong persecution:

You have three women in prison, and one of them gives her life for the other two. These are great elements of the culture that are certainly conveyed by the show.

The show is spectacular. I mean amazing. They’re doing a great job bringing together the history of Chinese culture. The sound effects, the visual effects, the special effects, the singing—and the dancing are just amazing. (The Epoch Times, “Between Heaven and Earth,” page 5 of 8.)

Needless to say, the rulers of China no doubt regarded the creators of the 15-show serial as also worth the torture to death, for while they did not practice Falun Gong, they presented it in New York as a heroic bit of self-sacrifice in Chinese history. The 15-show serial had a tremendous triumph in all Western cities where it was shown, including New York. By attacking the 15-show serial, the rulers of China only added more fuel to the flames of delight.

Well, the rescue of the China rulers’ prestige came in the form of a New York Times negative review of the 15-show serial.

To understand the New York Times in 2008, let’s compare it with what happened in 1978. The CIA, and U.S. Sovietology in general, had been created by and with the Americans who learned Russian and Russia at American universities. In the 1970s the CIA decided to hold public discussions of their once-secret intelligence reports about Soviet Russia. I went to Washington, D.C., received a pack of such reports, and published a review of them in Commentary magazine of Sept.1978 under the title “What the CIA Knows About Russia.” The article was reprinted or retold in about 500 periodicals all over the West. But the New York Times did not notice it.

The newspaper had been repeating those “news from Russia” at which about 500 Western periodicals were now laughing.

The position of the New York Times with respect to the Chinese natives who created the 15-show series was similar. Besides, Western correspondents in China depend on its rulers, with their secret police and with their population having no more rights than did slaves. So the Western media should not antagonize the rulers of China on whom their correspondents in China depend.

The New York Times wrote that the 15 shows of the Chinese New Year Splendor are “political propaganda.” Plus boring Chinese mishmash—as the New York Times proclaimed in the headline of its review of Feb. 6: “A Glimpse of Chinese Culture That Some Find Hard to Watch.”

The article in The Epoch Times of Feb. 16 was entitled “The New York Times Parrots Communist Party Line.”

As for the totalitarian rulers of China, their survival is more precarious than was that of the Russian Tsars of Herzen’s time. Similarly educated aristocrats, they found a common language. When Alexander II had ascended to the throne in 1858, Herzen wrote a letter to the new tsar: “Your reign begins under an auspicious star. The Russian aristocracy can be revolutionary. It is omnipotent for good or evil.” In 1861, the law abolishing serfdom was signed and published. Well, in Britain, monarchy began to evolve in 1215 (“Magna Carta”) to what is today called constitutionalism and democracy.

The position of the totalitarian rulers of China is much more difficult, and they are inclined to safeguard themselves not by constitutional evolution of their country, but by the conquest of the rest of the world, to convert its population into their serfs/slaves or annihilate it.

The chasm between the totalitarian rulers of China and many, probably, most of 1.1 billion Chinese who have not become rich, was brought into salient relief by the demonstration in New York of the 15-show serial, depicting the history of Chinese culture, including the 2000s.

The World Tribune

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Speech (1/2): China amidst deep economic crisis before the global financial crisis: Chinese economist

Posted by Author on November 2, 2008

(excerpt) Qinglian He, Chinese economist, via Epoch Times , Oct 31, 2008-

FLUSHING, New York— On October 19, the Committee for recalling New York City Councilmember John Liu and New York State Assemblywoman Ellen Young held its 8th symposium in Flushing, New York City.

Chinese economist He Qinglian spoke at the seminar, entitled “The Global Financial Crisis and China’s Economic and Political Development.” She talked about how China blames the United States for its economic hardships, how there really isn’t a viable crisis in the United States and that the United States will recover from this supposed fall, while China may not.

He Qinglian illustrated, with extensive facts, that the Chinese economic crisis began before the global financial crisis occurred.

The following are excerpts from He Qinglian’s speech:

Chinese economist Ms. He Qinglian speaks at the “Global Financial Crisis and China’s Economic and Political Development” forum. (Zhong Tao/The Epoch Times)
Chinese economist Ms. He Qinglian speaks at the “Global Financial Crisis and China’s Economic and Political Development” forum. (Zhong Tao/The Epoch Times)

CCP Practices Deception Amidst Cooperation

The financial crisis in the United States has reverberated around the world. More surprisingly, China may not be dramatically affected by the U.S. financial crisis, unlike Japan and some European countries.

The Chinese communist regime reacted in a crafty way.

The CCP has had two different approaches in the way it speaks about the repercussions in China by this international crisis. For example, during an interview with CNN, China’s prime minister Wen Jiabao made it clear that China would do its best to work together with the United States at this difficult time because China holds one trillion U.S. dollars in U.S. securities.

The next day media reports around the world quoted his statement, but strangely his statement did not appear in any newspapers or websites in China. Reports only covered statements centered on “opposing Taiwanese Independence.” To say the least, the CCP only seemed to take some corporate measures after the U.S. government approved a $700 billion rescue plan followed shortly thereafter with other European countries taking steps to resolve the crisis.

China’s central bank immediately announced a decrease in its three-pronged rate, which includes the interest rate, the bank reserve ratio, and the bank loan interest rate. So, the United States and Europe should be pleased with such cooperation by the Chinese authorities.

China has never been one for cooperation, especially regarding human rights issues.  Because of this, it’s cursed by nations around the world. So now, everyone is somewhat relieved by the Chinese authorities’ apparent cooperation. What they fail to see, however, is what is going on behind the scenes. The Chinese authorities turned right around and are now blaming China’s entire economic crisis on the United States.

Chinese Regime Blames U.S. for the Subprime Lending Crisis

Newspapers in China have been publishing numerous series of articles that examine the problems in China’s real estate, stock market, and banks. These reports state that the root cause has been the U.S. financial crisis. They also state that China suffers additional losses from purchasing U.S. Treasury bonds. In fact, China’s stock market crises happened last year and the years before. The real-estate market first crashed in 2005. It was predicted that China would have an economic crisis.

One report said that 90 percent or more of Shanghai’s real-estate market was supported by foreign investors. It is no wonder their markets crash. Since no government’s real-estate can rely soley on foreign investment. Everyone knows that China’s real-estate is going through a desperate time.  All the business tycoons know of the hardships yet to come.  This seems to be a case of “shift the blame,” since they accuse the U.S. subprime lending crisis of being the cause.

China also suffered a wave of bankruptcies this past year. Tens of thousands of China’s export companies went bankrupt. In Zhejiang alone, there were around 67,000 bankruptcies, which has been also blamed on the U.S. subprime lending crisis, which has, in reality, only affected it very little, if at all.

Actually, the main reason for this is that many overseas nations had boycotted Chinese products.

Toys manufactured in China were found to pose a great risk as it was discovered that they contain large amounts of toxic lead.  Since a number of other raw materials used in China also contain toxic ingredients, China’s products have been boycotted by many nations around the world.  As a result, the amount of exported goods declined dramatically and many businesses were forced to shut down. Since January 1, China increased export taxes between 12 to 15 percent, thus minimizing profit margins.  However, the Chinese regime yet again blames this on the U.S. subprime lending crisis.

A Conceited Dream

What’s most surprising is the CCP has been patting itself on the back. It boasts that the Chinese and Russian models supposedly prospered, while stating that the financial crisis in the United States is due to its impoverished free market system and that its well-established freedom and democracy have collapsed. Then what is the Chinese model? Totalitarian dictatorship stimulates a market economy?

The CCP-controlled newspaper in Hong Kong, Wenhui bao, published an article that examined the free market economy promoted by the former U.S. President Ronald Reagan. Reagan was president during the critical period of the Cold War which ended with the collapse of the Soviet Union and the end of the arms race. In the United States, Reagan is regarded as a hero. Now, the CCP blames Reagan for the financial crisis because he promoted less government regulation of the economy.

There are indeed many problems in the world due to this financial crisis. However, this doesn’t mean that the Chinese model should replace the American model, and this doesn’t mean a bankruptcy of the free market system either. Although Americans currently feel terrified, I personally think the U.S. real economy is going well. The consumer price index (CPI), which is the most widely used measure of inflation, is normal. The balance between family income and expenditures in the United States is good. High-tech and other industries are all normal. Major problems are only in the virtual (hypothetical) economy related to financial derivatives, especially home mortgages. After the recovery, everything will gradually return to normal.

Exhaustion of the Labor Force

However, serious problems exist in China’s economy. China’s economy is export-dependent, with 60 percent of its products sold abroad. Therefore, if there is a recession in the exporting industry, its position of the world’s factory is at risk.

Second, the Chinese world factory is not the same as the one of the United Kingdom which, during the industrial revolution, had the world’s most advanced technology and led in developing manufacturing trends for centuries.

Chinese factories are labor-intensive and produce low quality products. Even when producing television sets and refrigerators, they still need to import key components. In other words, at best, China is an assembly workshop which has developed at the expense of the country’s environment and the exhaustion of its labor force. China hasn’t grasped core technologies and the standard of its real economy is not very high. (to be cont’d)

The Epochtimes

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Overseas Chinese Associations, Street Gangs and China consulates

Posted by Author on October 25, 2008

By Joshua Philipp, Epoch Times Staff, Oct 22, 2008 –

It is known internationally and throughout the Chinese community in New York that numerous Chinese associations, also referred to as “tongs,” act as the fronts of gang and mafia-like organizations, and often work under the direct orders of the Chinese consulates.

In 1927, Mao Zedong, the first leader of the Chinese communist regime recommended utilizing the criminals of society. Mao said, “The social scum and hoodlums have always been spurned by the society, but they are actually the bravest, the most thorough and firmest in the revolution in the rural areas.”

The Chinese Communist party’s utilization of gangs, criminals, and thugs, as a way to meet its objectives carries on till this day.

A document published by the NIJ International Center, United Nation Activities, entitled “Chinese Transnational Organized Crime: The Fuk Ching,” by Dr. James Finckenauer, explains the relationship between Chinese associations and street gangs.

“One of the structural characteristics that makes Chinese organized crime different from other forms is the relationship between some of the street gangs and certain adult organizations. The latter are called tongs. The Fuk Ching, for example, are affiliated with the Fukien American Association,” says the document.

A research document published in 1999, also describes the connection of the various Chinese associations in New York with street gangs. The document, entitled, “Chinese People Smuggling (Part I-text),” was published by the Social Contract Press and was written by Mark Craig, on the Faculty of Law, Department of Justice Studies, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia.

The document discusses how the associations run in two different forms; one that deals in the political sphere, and one that engages in organized crime. According to the report, “There are two layers of social order in Chinatowns, legitimate and illegitimate. The legitimate social order regulates political, economic, and social behavior, while the illegitimate social order oversees criminal activities.”

The report continues by giving a few examples of the various Chinese associations and their affiliated gangs: “in New York City the major tongs are all associated with gangs. The Hip Sing is supported by the Flying Dragons, the On Leong by the Ghost Shadows, the Tung On by the Tung On Gang, and the Fukien American Association by the Fuk Ching.”……

(mored details from The Epochtimes)

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5-day Traditional Chinese Performing Arts Wraps up Successful Toronto Run

Posted by Author on October 4, 2008

Epoch Times Staff  Oct 1, 2008  –

(Victor Chen/The Epoch Times)
(Victor Chen/The Epoch Times)

Celebrities, politicians, artists and CEOs alike were captivated by the Mid-Autumn Spectacular, a Chinese cultural show that just completed a five-day run at Toronto’s John Bassett Theatre.

The force behind the Spectacular is the New York-based Divine Performing Arts, a group of leading artists who have been reviving China’s ancient culture using the best of traditional Chinese performing arts.

Olympic figure skating champion Elvis Stojko, who attended Saturday night’s performance, said after the show that “everything was impressive.”

“I felt a sense of happiness and a sense of peace when I finished watching the whole thing,” said Stojko.

“It’s a breath of fresh air and there’s a great lyricism and a great sense of, how can I put it, there’s that delicacy to the way that the dances are done.”

Fashion designer Dan Liu, creator of the Tatsuaki fashion line sold at Holt Renfrew, said the Spectacular will inspire his next collection.

“The show is spectacular. I was surprised, honestly. I can only say — stunning, I must repeat again — I’m stunned,” said Liu.

“Trust me, the costumes gave me a lot of ideas for my next collection. I’m going to design more Chinese-style dresses and outfits. They looked fantastic. Tonight I’m going to go home and go back to my office and just close the windows, close the doors, and just start drawing.”

Vanessa Harwood, a former principal dancer with the National Ballet of Canada, is also a choreographer, artistic director, teacher and actor. It was Ms Harwood’s second time seeing the Spectacular.

“I enjoyed it again very much. As you know it’s my second time and once again I’m still taken with my Mongolian dancers. They’re still my favourite even though the whole program was very delightful. And the two MC’s were great too … very funny.”

Ms. Harwood said it was “very nice” to see Michelle Ren, one of the principal dancers in the Spectacular.

“She’s beautiful. She was delightful, very passionate. She has more experience and you can feel that in her portrayals of some of the more emotional things.”

Ms. Harwood attended the show with her friend, Nadia Potts, director of Ryerson’s Dance Program and also a former principal dancer in the National Ballet.

“I really enjoyed it,” said Ms. Potts. “I was impressed by the ardency and the passion of the dancers and how beautifully rehearsed they are. They all seem to really enjoy what they’re doing.”

The two also shared their observations on some of the unique characteristics of Chinese classical dance.

“The feet are very different, and the hands and everything because it’s all very specific – where the hands go, the way the arms are held, where the head is held and so on. And they’re very true to it … It was beautiful,” said Ms. Harwood.

“Everything has meaning,” added Ms. Potts. “Sometimes we miss that in today’s performers.”

…… (more details)

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Birds Nest’s Chinese Designer Boycotts Beijing Olympic Opening Ceremony

Posted by Author on August 10, 2008

By Sarah Matheson, Epoch Times Staff Aug 9, 2008-

Chinese artist Ai Weiwei refused to attend the opening ceremony of the Olympics, even though he helped design the Bird’s Nest Stadium.

Ai worked closely with the Swiss architects Herzog and de Meuron as an artistic consultant for the design of the project but he’s since become an outspoken blogger against the Games and the Chinese regime.

In an open letter, Ai said he is concerned that Chinese authorities are using the Games to strengthen their control over the Chinese people.

Ai also openly called for drastic political reform in China.

“We must bid farewell to autocracy. Whatever shape it takes, whatever justification it gives, authoritarian government always ends up trampling on equality, denying justice and stealing happiness and laughter from the people,” reads Ai’s letter.

Almost 60 years after the founding of the People’s Republic, Chinese people still live under autocratic rule without universal suffrage, he continued.

He also said: “China has endured disasters, suffering, humiliation, and a darkness that made people hopeless.

“We do not have an open media even though freedom of expression is more valuable than life itself.

“Today is not the time to dwell on our problems, but neither should we accept those who tell us these games are not political.”

Ai is one of very few critics of the Chinese Communist Party that has not been censored by authorities.
For example, when Chinese human rights lawyer Gao Zhisheng, published a series of letters to the Communist Party leadership in 2006 calling for an end of the persecution of the Falun Gong, he was stripped of his license to practice law and arrested multiple times.

Last November, he again voiced concerns about the human rights violations in the run-up to the Olympics and was again arrested and severely tortured.

In Ai’s letter he described how in China, everything today is viewed as “political,” although some people have insisted that the Olympics should be different.

“They imply that this fortnight of sport is somehow disconnected from history and psychology, unrelated to theory and morality and on a more elevated plane than base human nature,” he said.

“They argue that anyone who links the games with politics has sinister ulterior motives, that they are anti-Chinese,” he said.

Ai went on further to explain that while the Bird’s Nest National Stadium was designed to embody the Olympic spirit of “fair competition,” he was boycotting the opening ceremony because he believes that fair competition requires freedom of choice.

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Rally in Washington D.C. Supports ending Communism in China

Posted by Author on July 22, 2008

By Gary Feuerberg, Epoch Times Washington, D.C. ,  Jul 20, 2008-

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) is in a weakened state, and a new China—free and democratic—will soon emerge, according to the themes of the rally at the Washington Monument late in the morning on a very hot Friday afternoon, July 18.

The large rally marks the passing of 40 million people who have quit the CCP or its affiliations. The speakers came from the many organizations that have formed in opposition to the suppression of freedom in China and its neighboring countries, North Korea, Cambodia, Laos, and Vietnam.

One of the banners said, “Support forty million people resigning from the Chinese Communist Party.”

Dr. Dawei Gao, co-founder and president of the Global Service Center for Quitting the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) asserted that the natural disasters China is undergoing, referring to the earthquake in Sichuan, is an indication from heaven that the CCP is crumbling.

About 2000 people, many of whom were Falun Gong practitioners from around the world, attended. Afterwards, at noon, they marched to Farragut Square, led by a 200 member band in blue and white uniforms, while a rousing drum contingent in yellow and red ancient costume brought up the rear.

One banner said, “Stop CCP’s Tyranny / End CCP’s Nine Year Persecution of Falun Gong.”

An evening candle-light vigil for those killed by the regime and for those still held in labor camps and prisons capped off the day.

Perhaps the most dramatic moment came when Jun Wang, who is chairman of the China Democracy party World Union, announced that he had brought today the names—real names, not aliases—of 60 Chinese who had denounced the CCP. He was flanked by many of his supporters who each held their political party’s flag, modeled after the U.S. flag, with red and white stripes, and a blue section in the upper left corner with many stars surrounding one big star.

Also, very moving was the singing of Courtney Dove, whose song she composed, Tuidang, Set Them Free, is based on the Chinese word, Tuidang, for “withdraw.” One line from the song is, “too many people misled,” referring to the wholesale propaganda the CCP engages in by its control of the media.

Dr. Clive Ansley, a Canadian Human Rights attorney, who is the North American Chairman of the Coalition to Investigate the Persecution of Falun Gong in China, cannot understand why the Western media does not report on the persecution of Falun Gong, especially after the publication of Bloody Harvest by two Canadian attorneys, which gives “impeccable evidence” of the involuntary removal of vital organs of living Falun Gong practitioners.

A “direct” genocide is going on now, said Ansley, with perhaps 100,000 Falun Gong practitioners killed on the operating table.

“The authors David Matas—the leading human rights attorney in Canada—and David Kilgour, former Secretary of State for Far Eastern affairs—are unimpeachable sources,” Dr. Ansley said. “It is not coming from the National Enquirer or Fox News.”

President Bush’s plan to attend the opening ceremony was also criticized. “He missed a one-time opportunity,” said Mr. Karma Zurkhang, former chairman of Tibetan-American Association. He said that the best estimates are that about 1,000 Tibetans were killed during the March 14, 2008 protests and around 5,000 are being held in custody.

With China’s ascendency in world affairs and becoming an economic powerhouse and host of the 2008 Olympic Games, one might conclude that the rulers of China are secure in their position. But the speakers at this rally said the Olympics is just a show, like the Nazi’s 1936 Berlin Olympics, and the party structure is crumbling as the Chinese people learn about the history of the Party through the publication of the Nine Commentaries.

Another theme at the rally is that now we can imagine China without the CCP. This idea is a new one for most Chinese. For example, in the forced-labor camps where hundreds of thousands of Chinese citizens are sentenced to labor without a trial, the CCP tries to indoctrinate their prisoners that China’s economic success in the world depends on the CCP, and that the two are inseparable. Even detainees learn to sing about this.

Media censorship from the regime is manifested most recently by pressuring the Eutelsat, a European satellite operator, which was conveying New Tang Dynasty TV (NTDTV) signals to mainland China. NTDTV is the only Chinese language station that provides uncensored news to mainland China. Allegedly due to pressure from the regime, on June 16, Eutelsat cut off the station in the hope of courting favor with China just weeks before the Chinese Olympics.

But the 40 million people resigning from the CCP or its affiliates would seem to indicate that Eutelsat is placing itself on the wrong side of history, said Shujia Gong, a columnist for the Chinese Epoch Times. “It’s a clear signal that the Chinese people are repudiating the CCP.”

Referring to Eutelsat’s president and CEO, Guiliano Berretta, Mr. Gong said: “President Berretta is still trying his best to please the Chinese dictators by trading in Eutelsat principles of non-discrimination, equal access, and respect for media pluralism.”

Pointing out the elaborate precautions the Chinese communist officials are making in preparation for the Olympics, Mr. Gong says: “…you can hardly tell if it is for a Game or for a war! And clearly, these security measurements are not targeting the terrorists, but ordinary Chinese people! President Berretta, the CCP is on the brink of collapse!”…… (more details from The EpochtimesDC Rally Celebrates a New China)

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China’s Hidden Communist Liaison Base in New York Revealed

Posted by Author on June 25, 2008

By Anna Zhang, Epoch Times New York Staff, Jun 24, 2008-

The Chinese Communist regime has been inciting mobs to attack Falun Gong practitioners in Flushing for more than a month. In order to continuously stir up trouble, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) had no choice but to pay a huge price—that is, exposing many of its hidden liaison locations and covert agents who had been secretly working for the CCP in Flushing for years.

In Order to Deal With Falun Gong, the CCP Showed Its Hand

The Queens Library area in Flushing used to be a bustling neighborhood of Korean immigrants. However, over the past ten years, Chinese consulate officials have set up their U.S. East Coast base of operations in Flushing.

(Photo above: The woman on the left with a pigtail allegedly held the Chinese Epoch Times outside Starbuck Coffee and yelled, “Look at me! I am the CCP special agent and CCP hooligan!” /The Epoch Times)

The Chinese consulate spent huge amounts of money purchasing stores on Main Street in Flushing, especially in the vicinity of the library. The CCP allowed special agents and key thugs to manage these stores, supporting their businesses with low interest rate loans. These stores were developed into CCP’s

liaison sites—the special agents were arranged to work in these stores so as to collect information.

During this round of attacks on Falun Gong practitioners, the CCP chose the Flushing area because of its

network of covert operations there. It is no exaggeration to say that the CCP is showing its hand in order to attack Falun Gong.

(Photo: On June 21, an alleged CCP thug (white T-shirt, with strap across chest) stirred up trouble at the Flushing exit of Subway No. 7. /The Epoch Times)

On May 17, 2008, the CCP hatched a plot to attack the “Quitting the CCP Rally” in front of the Queens Library in Flushing. Shortly after the rally started, a mass of nearly one thousand gathered to surround the Falun Gong rally. As a matter of fact, the CCP thugs, who were either deceived or bought by the CCP, were scattered in different stores (CCP’s main liaison points) near the library that morning. That’s why the CCP was able to mobilize nearly 1,000 “en mass” in a few minutes.

Colluding in Their ‘Street Skits’

On June 21, the CCP thugs played different roles in their “street skits” outside the Starbuck Coffee Shoppe in Flushing. Some played the role of distributing flyers to defame Falun Gong; others pretended to be passers-by who accepted the flyers; some acted as onlookers and made comments about Falun Gong; still others pretended to be pedestrians and went to the police to “explain the situation.”

According to a local resident who reported to the Service Center to Quit the CCP, Chinese consulate officials were instigating these “actors and actresses” among the crowd. A consul surnamed Huang camouflaged himself in the crowd and incited other people. As soon as he noticed that someone recognized him, he left in a rush and disappeared into the Shengjin Restaurant. According to this person, this restaurant is a liaison site for special agents in Flushing. There was also a special agent from the Chinese Department of State Security in this restaurant. Huang sneaked into the restaurant at around 7 p.m. on June 21.

The CCP’s Unbridled Frenzies

An alleged woman thug had been exposed by the Chinese Epoch Times and her photo was published in the paper. On June 21, she held the copy of Chinese Epoch Times with her photo on it and yelled out: “I am the CCP special agent and CCP hooligan!”

Suddenly, many people gathered around her, acting in different roles. Some were the CCP’s thugs who pretended to be pedestrians, some were CCP special agents, some were local agents, and some were acting as Falun Gong practitioners. As police came over to scatter the crowd, a CCP special agent quickly approached the police to slander Falun Gong in fluent English, and expressed his sympathy towards the woman thug.

An insider revealed these people’s backgrounds to the service center. He said, “The CCP started to exploit and expose their higher-level special agents. These agents have been hiding for many years. The regime has spent huge amounts of money training these agents inside the CCP State Security system. Now they are all being used to persecute innocent people. The CCP is insane!”

– Original report from The Epochtimes: Communist Base of Operations Revealed in Flushing, New York

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(Photos) New York: Staged Activities of Chinese Communist Accomplices Continue

Posted by Author on June 23, 2008

By Ji Da, The Epoch Times New York Staff, Jun 21, 2008-

FLUSHING, New York City—The ongoing mob assaults on Falun Gong practitioners in Flushing have exposed local residents and the world to the fraudulent tactics of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP).In order to deceive the public, CCP collaborators have disguised themselves as pedestrians, shoppers, flier

The police drove away an alleged accomplice of the Chinese Communist Party distributing hate propaganda against Falun Gong. (The Epoch Times)

distributors, earthquake relief donators, missionaries, and others. They are easily identified because they are often seen in the same areas causing commotion, and many have been identified by Flushing residents as unemployed people, gamblers, illegal immigrants, and thugs. Occasionally, some non-Chinese people have participated in such acts.

(photo: The police drove away an alleged accomplice of the Chinese Communist Party distributing hate propaganda against Falun Gong. /The Epoch Times)

CCP Collaborators Disguised as Pedestrians, Flier Distributors, and Tourists

The agents are usually located on Main Street and are disguised as flier distributors, pedestrians, and

The Chinese woman with a visor and rolling luggage stood near another man who was distributing hate propaganda materials against Falun Gong. When the police tried to drive the man away from the area, she allegedly acted as if  she was just passing by the area, and made complaints against the police. (The Epoch Times)

tourists. As soon as a thug causes a commotion near Falun Gong practitioners, the collaborators will quickly leave the stores from across the street or gather around nearby intersections to make it look like as though Falun Gong practitioners are being besieged by the Chinese community instead of the CCP agents. A conveniently placed cameraman will immediately videotape the “act,” which becomes the source of edited video footage published on the Internet and on SinoVision. Flushing has apparently become a makeshift TV studio for CCP special agents.

(photo: The Chinese woman with a visor and rolling luggage stood near another man who was distributing hate propaganda materials against Falun Gong. When the police tried to drive the man away from the area, she allegedly acted as if she was just passing by the area, and made complaints against the police. /The Epoch Times)

On June 18, many communist collaborators gathered around Main Street, near the Queens Library, in front of a Starbucks, and downstairs from the Global Service Center to Quit the CCP. They gatered around Falun Gong practitioners who were distributing The Epoch Times newspapers. Some agents pretended to be pedestrians and then followed and spied on Falun Gong practitioners.

Collaborators Cause a Commotion at the Slightest Excuse

On June 18, a Falun Gong practitioner was talking with a Taiwanese woman near the Queens Library when a communist collaborator approached them and started cursing and berating Falun Gong. As the Taiwanese

woman engaged the man, a group of “pedestrians,” including a flier distributor and a “shopper” flocked to the scene. The Taiwanese woman realized that it was a premeditated act.

“So this is how the Chinese Communist Party’s special agents ‘act.'” You disguise yourselves as passersby to besiege [Falun Gong practitioners]. You are despicable!” said the Taiwanese woman.

“The Chinese Communist Party is too wicked! Falun Gong is admirable! Now I understand everything,” declared the Taiwanese woman.

(photo: On May 31, the man and woman in white allegedly pretended to be “shoppers,” but were seen repeatedly passing by the Queens Library in Flushing and shouting insults and making death threats to Falun Gong practitioners. /The Epoch Times)

The next day, a communist collaborator wore a white shirt with a phrase defaming Falun Gong and stood downstairs from the Global Service Center to Quit the CCP, distributing fliers containing hate propaganda against Falun Gong. His accomplices, who were disguised as pedestrians, repeatedly passed him and accepted fliers from him. Any time a person objected to the hate propaganda, the man would curse loudly. His accomplices would immediately come over to join the verbal assault and even make death threats against Falun Gong practitioners.

Such a disturbance could easily be misunderstood that the local Chinese community was besieging Falun Gong practitioners. However, similar disturbances took place many times that day. The policemen on duty repeatedly drove the ringleader from the area, but he would move to a different location, and his accomplices would follow.

Special Agents and the Supervisor of the Collaborators Are Always Nearby

May 17 was the first day of the mob attacks in Flushing. Abundant evidence has shown that the CCP’s special agents hired people to disguise themselves. The special agents had them standing near Falun Gong practitioners’ rally to celebrate the growing trend to quit the CCP, its Youth League, and its Young Pioneers. Special agents hid among the mob to direct hired thugs. When the rally began, these CCP accomplices converged on the scene.

CCP special agents have repeatedly been spotted sitting in a nearby Starbucks or in Chinese restaurants to supervise hired thugs and spy on Falun Gong practitioners. Over the past month, these special agents have come to the area almost daily.

The CCP Has Been Networking on Flushing’s Main Street for Years

Special agents of the CCP have been networking on Main Street in Flushing for years. Multiple communication points have been set up by the CCP at nearby intersections and have used Flushing as one of its bases to launch a series of mob attacks. These acts have exposed the CCP and its “Red Terror” to Western societies.

– Original report from The Epochtimes: Staged Activities of Chinese Communist Accomplices in Flushing

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Chinese engineer jailed for theft of US military technology

Posted by Author on June 23, 2008

AFP, Jun. 18, 2008-

LOS ANGELES (AFP) — A Chinese engineer who stole sensitive military technology from US firms and tried to sell it to China, Thailand and Malaysia was jailed for two years, justice officials said Wednesday.

Meng Xiaodong, 44, a former Chinese national now living in California, was arrested in 2006 on allegations he stole trade secrets from San Jose-based firm Quantum 3D throughout 2003 and 2004 with the aim of selling them overseas.

He later pleaded guilty to charges of violating the Economic Espionage Act and one count of violating the Arms Export Control Act before being sentenced by a federal judge in San Jose on Wednesday.

“Today’s case demonstrates the importance of safeguarding sensitive US military technology as well as trade secrets,” Patrick Rowan, acting assistant attorney general for national security, said in a statement.

“It should also serve as a warning to others who would compromise our national security for profit.”

The technology involved in the case included Quantum 3D products used for precision training of fighter pilots in night-time conditions, as well as infra-red and night-vision goggles.

Prosecutors said Meng, a former executive of Quantum who left the company in March 2003, allegedly demonstrated the technology in sales pitches to China and the air forces of Malaysia and Thailand.

Meng was accused of attempting to sell Quantum’s technology after leaving the firm to work for a rival company.

US officials have accused China’s foreign secret service of aggressively attempting to steal US military technology and information, claims repeatedly rejected by Beijing.

Original report from AFP

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(photo) Newspaper Editor Attacked In New York Flushing Riots by Chinese Mob

Posted by Author on June 21, 2008

By Xing Fei, Epoch Times Staff, Jun 18, 2008-

On June 16, the Epoch Times New York edition published the photos of several Chinese Communist Party (CCP) accomplices on the front page. All of those pictured had violently assaulted Falun Gong practitioners and attempted to incite hatred toward Falun Gong during riots in Flushing.

One of these individuals, seeing his photo in the paper, attacked an Epoch Times editor and destroyed his camera. Police arrested the assailant as he attempted to attack another Epoch Times photographer, even while police were questioning him about the first assault.

Cheng Feng Hsiao, a Falun Gong practitioner from California, who was involved in the incident, describes what happened. “I was distributing the newspaper on the street by a Chinese herb store. A man from the store took a copy, and then asked if I knew the person in the front page picture. He told me it was the proprietor of this store.”

Just after the conversation, the proprietor of the herb store came out. “He came up and stole all the papers from me,” Cheng explained.

The man scolded Cheng while she was resisting and claimed that he was not afraid even if the police came. Cheng, unable to stop the stronger man from stealing the papers from her, shouted for help from other Falun Gong practitioners nearby.

Epoch Times Deputy Chief Editor Mr. Pan Hongyi happened to be nearby, so he went to the spot and photographed the scene. “When he realized that I was taking his photo, he charged over and punched my right arm. My camera dropped, and he stepped on it and completely smashed it,” said Pan.

“The police arrived at the scene swiftly. An officer told the man to wait at the door while the officer got everyone’s stories and figured out what really happened. The man was leisurely smoking and making phone calls, as if nothing had happened. When another reporter took his picture, the man rushed over trying desperately to grab the camera, but he was restrained by the police.”

Later, a senior police official arrived at the scene, and the police arrested the man. He violently resisted.

Police arrest the attacker. (Li Xusheng/The Epoch Times)

More police officers arrived, grabbed the attacker, held him down, and cuffed him. He turned to a person in the crowd (who has been reported by local Chinese as a Chinese Communist Party (CCP) spy) and yelled, “Save me, save me…” before being carried into a nearby police vehicle.

(photo: Police arrest the attacker. Li Xusheng/The Epoch Times)

Zhang Xiuhua, another Falun Gong practitioner from California who also witnessed the entire event, said, “The man blatantly threatened Falun Gong practitioners with death. The words that he used were very dirty, vicious, and revolting.”

Mr. Pan commented on the incident, “The communist regime has turned Flushing into its test site to export its communist violence.

“The recent Flushing red terrorism was definitely not a simple conflict of opinions, but a result of the CCP’s systematic propaganda of hatred—a terrorism planned using all means. This is exactly what the CCP wanted and planned.

“The regime is testing the reaction of the free world, testing the limits of Americans, and the government.”

According to a Flushing resident, CCP organizers told those accomplices not to worry about being arrested, because they would be released within a few hours.

“The support of the CCP and its infiltration of some U.S. organization are the reasons that these men dare to repeatedly attack Falun Gong practitioners. It also points out that the present response mechanism is inadequate to stop the men from their evil conduct.

“We hope the United States government and the judicial system will respond appropriately to the CCP’s terrorism, particularly by launching an anti-terrorism mechanism. The damage is not merely the destruction of property or causing financial loss; it is a destruction of the essence of American values and of the foundation of this nation that the entire world is proud of. The United States government must seriously face up to this problem.”

– Original report from The Epochtimes: Epoch Times Deputy Chief Editor Attacked In Flushing

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Letter: Expose the Bad Chinese Guys in New York’s Flushing Incident (photo)

Posted by Author on June 5, 2008

By Ming Bai, The Epoch Times, Jun 01, 2008-

When passing by a Quit the CCP Service Center in Flushing, NY, I saw a crowd including some that looked like students holding red Chinese national flags shouting and scolding people. It was as if the Chinese Cultural Revolution appeared in the United States.

A Falun Gong practitioner handed a pamphlet to a man wearing glasses, this young man used the red flag in his hand to knock down the pamphlet. As I took a picture of this scene, his companion covered his face with his hands, to avoid being photographed. The young man threatened me with my life. Then he pointed his middle fingers up. (photo above, from the Epochtimes)

This young man then made a call on his mobile phone and told the person on the other end the kind of shirt I was wearing and said, “Follow him.” On my way home, a man in a T-shirt with horizontal black stripes directed two men to follow me.

The above triggered me to write this letter. Possibly, Epoch Times readers can help answer the following questions:

Is this young man a student?

Are there any teachers or students who know him?

Who incited him to threaten another person’s life?

Whom does he represent by holding the five star little red flag?

Who is his boss that he called on his mobile phone?

– Original from the Epochtimes: Letter to Readers: Expose the Bad Guys in Flushing

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33-year-old Chinese woman admits spying U.S. military secrets

Posted by Author on May 29, 2008

AFP, May 28, 2008-

WASHINGTON (AFP) — A Chinese woman pleaded guilty in a US court Wednesday to helping to spy for Beijing in a Pentagon-linked espionage case, the Justice Department said.

Yu Xin Kang, 33, admitted to “aiding and abetting” a Taiwanese-American, Tai Shen Kuo, who had earlier pleaded guilty to spying for China involving sensitive military secrets.

Businessman Kuo had obtained secret information from Pentagon weapons systems policy analyst Gregg William Bergersen and passed them to a Chinese government official, court documents have shown.

Kuo faces life imprisonment while Bergersen, who had also pleaded guilty to conspiracy to disclose national defense information to unauthorized persons, faces up to 10 years in jail.

Kang, a Chinese citizen and US permanent resident, also faces up to a decade in prison when she is sentenced on August 1.

She assisted Kuo by “serving as a conduit for information” between him and the Chinese government official, the Justice Department said.

Kuo was said to have met with the Chinese official inside Kang’s Beijing apartment, and on at least one occasion, left a sealed envelope containing US Defense Department documents there for retrieval by the official.

The successful prosecution “should serve as a warning to others seeking to steal America’s military secrets for the benefit of foreign powers,” Patrick Rowan, acting assistant attorney general for national security, said earlier this month.

China’s foreign secret service is among the “most aggressive” in trying to steal sensitive US military technology and information, Director of National Intelligence Michael McConnell has charged.

– AFP: Chinese woman admits to helping Pentagon-linked spying

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Best of New York: Chinese New Year Splendor to Start From Wed. Jan 30 (video)

Posted by Author on January 29, 2008


If you would like to experience the magic and splendor of the crown jewel of ancient Chinese civilization, look no further.

Every year, New Tang Dynasty (NTD) Television, a rising star in global Chinese language media, brings the best of Chinese culture in all its glory to your doorstep right here in the New York City with their unparalleled winter shows: Holiday Wonders at Beacon Theatre and Chinese New Year Splendor at Radio City Music Hall.

Video: Brief of the show and Feedback for the Holiday Wonders

Chinese culture is considered one of the greatest and certainly one of the oldest existing cultures that has left the world a lasting intellectual, social, and artistic legacy. Unfortunately, the social upheaval and political crises of the last 100 years in Mainland China have left this once rich and refined civilization a mere shadow of its former self. Decades of Communist rule have not only destroyed so much of the architecture, art, and social mores but have undermined the very essence of China’s culture – its emphasis on virtue and spirituality.

True Chinese culture was based on a divine connection between heaven and earth and harmony between nature and man. To be truly Chinese was to be honest, loyal, gracious, faithful, and civilized.

The golden age of China, the Tang Dynasty (618 to 906 AD), truly embodied the best of Chinese culture with its reverence for the divine, respect for learning, and its openness. This spirit of pluralism and multiculturalism brought about many brilliant achievements, including the invention of block printing, the perfection of the civil service examination system and the flourishing of Buddhism after it had been brought in from India. The Tang Dynasty was truly sophisticated, cosmopolitan, and prosperous, not unlike the New York City of today.

The artists and performers of NTD have spared no effort in creating truly magical productions that aim to transport the viewer not only to that glorious time and place of the Tang Dynasty but to travel to even more magical realms where dragons dance, heavenly maidens frolic, and giant drums roar. With meticulous attention to every detail, from the costumes and intricate hairstyles to the stunning backdrops, NTD has sought to not only recreate the past glory of the Tang and other dynasties in their genuine and authentic form but also to truly bring the profound essence and ingenerate beauty of the Chinese culture to life through the magic and wonder of the stage.

All the hard work has been worthwhile; audience response to the Chinese New Year Splendor has been most gratifying. WNYC said: “SUPERB!!! Every performance was stunning. Amazing, amazing, amazing!” said: “A tantalizing and fascinating evening that made me want to stay and see more. In a word, I was simply captivated!”

Stanley, a young boy in Chinatown, became interested in lion dance at age three because his father was a lion dancer in NTD’s Chinese New Year Shows. Following his father learning and practicing the traditional performance, Stanley enriched himself in the heritage, showed his talent and made into the upcoming Chinese New Year Splendor at Radio City playing a lovely role in a legend.

NTD kicked off the inaugural Chinese New Year Global Gala, later renamed the Chinese New Year Spectacular, at the Hammerstein Ballroom at the Manhattan Center in 2004. NTD’s affiliates in four cities in the U.S. and other countries joined the Global Gala in their cities. The show drew upon traditional tales and featured dances ranging from an exhilarating Mongolian folk dance where the dancers balanced real ceramic bowls on their heads to ethereal dances depicting heavenly beings and divine realms. The scale, spirit and presentation of the shows took both the Western and Chinese communities by surprise. There was no longer any question in anyone’s mind — this upstart television network was not only here to stay but was destined for big things.

It certainly was. By the second year, the Gala had sold out Madison Square Garden and was joined by Galas in six cities and countries. Heartened by the unqualified success at the Garden, complete with a standing ovation at the end of the show, NTD decided to expand to the legendary Radio City Music Hall. As Cable World says, “There’s nothing like doing a show at Radio City Music Hall, one of the best places to stage anything.” To stage not only one but three shows City with a cast of hundreds of singers, dancers, and musicians at Radio City with a total of more than 15,000 seats to fill was truly not a task for the feint of heart. But NTD remained true to its vision and put on a tremendous show making full use of Radio City’s massive new LED screen to create an utterly unique and stunning visual experience.

One woman in the audience attended two nights in a row because she was so enchanted by the whole experience of music, song, and dance: “Oh! I wish I were a writer to describe my delight. I felt like a child unwrapping a shiny present, discovering a colorful picture book that I had been needing all along without knowing it. What magical evenings!”

By 2006, NTD’s show had not only played at Radio City but had grown to 16 cities around the world, making it the largest Chinese community event in the world. NTDTV’s Chinese New Year Splendor had truly arrived.

The 2007 season can only be even better and grander. The choreographers, composers, and costume and stage designers continue to search for inspiration in the vast and profound world of ancient Chinese culture. The dancers and performers are also striving to perfect their technique and their artistry. The 2007 shows promise to be an entirely original, authentic and even more beautiful expression of true Chinese culture.

NTDTV is an independent, not-for-profit, television network founded by Chinese Americans, many of whom emigrated from China and entered professional careers here in the US. Established in 2002 and headquartered in New York City, NTD’s 24/7 comprehensive news, cultural and entertainment programming covers North America, Asia, Europe, and Australia via satellite, and reaches an estimated 200 million people. NTD is also available on channel 32 in lower Manhattan and 15 other metropolitan areas in North America.

In keeping with the spirit of the pluralism, multiculturalism, and innovation of the Tang Dynasty, we at NTD take great pride in showcasing genuine Chinese traditional values and culture to both the West and to the Chinese community. We find it enormously rewarding to help different generations of ethnic Chinese rediscover their cultural heritage and show them there is a lot to be proud of even though so much has been lost in modern times. We believe all our lives can be enriched by programs and events that remind us of our shared values and our common humanity. As Donn Murphy, PhD, President and Executive Director of the National Theatre in Washington, DC says of the NTDTV Chinese New Year Splendor: “This is not only entertainment, but a valuable cross-over cultural event: a strong, gracious gesture toward international understanding, in an all-too-troubled world.”

We invite you come to join us for the Holiday Wonders show at Beacon Theatre ( from Dec. 18 to 26, 2007) and the Chinese New Year Splendor at Radio City Music Hall ( from Jan. 30 to Feb. 9, 2008) Through these shows you will see imperial pageantry, folk customs, spiritual faith, and legends brought to life through art.

Come experience the beauty, elegance, and grandeur of the golden age of Chinese civilization and be a part of the wonder and prosperity of a New Tang Dynasty.

– From

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First Ever in Asia: South Korea Court Grants Refugee Status to Two Chinese Falun Gong Trainees

Posted by Author on January 18, 2008

By Bae Ji-sook, The Korea Times, South Korea, Staff Reporter, 01-17-2008-

A court acknowledged two Chinese Falun Gong trainees as “refugees” Thursday, the first such ruling in Asia for the “mind and body cultivation” trainees.

Seoul Administration Court ruled in favor of the two Chinese nationals who filed a suit against the Korean justice minister’s decision of refusing to grant them refugee status. The court said in the ruling that: “The two complainants were able to prove their suppression by the Chinese government over their training. Also they have been leading Falun Gong activities in Korea ― which may draw the attention of the Chinese government ― and the fact that if they were to be deported, they would undergo suppression once again, sounds very reliable.”

However, the court rejected 30 other requests for acknowledgement because they could not prove being suppressed for their training activities nor for taking leading roles in Korea concerning their belief.

Falun Gong was introduced to the public in China by Li Hongzhi in 1992 as a form of Qi practice. In 1999, following seven years of rapid growth in the mainland, the Chinese government banned the practice, declaring the trainees as a “highly organized political group opposed to the Communist Party and the central government.”

– Original report from The Korea Times: Court Grants Refugee Status to Two Falun Gong Trainees

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Chinese Traditions Take Centre Stage– New Year Show Combines Ancient And Modern With Spectacular Pageantry

Posted by Author on January 15, 2008

By DENIS ARMSTRONG, the Ottawa Sun, Canada, Sat, January 12, 2008-

China’s former leader Chairman Mao couldn’t stand public holidays.

He thought they distracted the people from the sober utopia of the communist revolution. So Mao and his Gang of Four eliminated New Year’s, or any celebrations that might inspire pleasure or national pride, during the cultural revolution between 1966-1976.

But since trading Mao’s communism for some western-style capitalism, the Chinese have been not-so quietly reviving their holiday traditions in spectacular style.

To bring in the new Year of the Rat (which begins officially on the Chinese calendar on Feb. 7), New Tang Dynasty Television is throwing a Chinese New Year Spectacular, an Olympic-sized pageant of 100 dancers and musicians including a live symphony orchestra at the National Arts Centre, Sunday and Monday (in Ottawa).

The wholesome, family-friendly musical revives cultural holiday traditions, some dating back 5,000 years, which had all but been forgotten. Stylized ancient dances, Chinese and western orchestral music and fable storytelling with state-of-the-art digital video and live animation blend in an epic tale of good versus evil meant for both Chinese and Western audiences.

“We are trying to revive the culture and courageous spirit of the country,” explained the show’s local coordinator Jean Zhi. “We want to celebrate a traditional Asian way of life in which the family is central.”


“As long as the curtain is raised, you see a perfectly beautiful picture,” Zhi adds. “The music and movement are gentle but there is also choreography based on martial arts, taken from ancient dynasties that have been thoroughly researched. Many of our cultural traditions were lost during the cultural revolution. We’re proud of our heritage and want to share it with the rest of the world.”

After generations of cultural repression, it’s not surprising that the show is both extravagant and a showcase for unabashed national pride.

Zhi notes that China’s historic transformation into one of the globe’s dominant economies and being chosen to host the 2010 Olympics has caused a renaissance in Chinese arts, and finally they’ve begun ramping up their cultural exports. Performed by the New York-based Divine Performing Arts Company, the multi-lingual show has become a popular annual holiday event in 34 cities worldwide, including Montreal, Toronto, Vancouver, Calgary and Edmonton since it began touring 2004. Ottawa was added to the tour in 2007.

“Good values are universal,” Zhi concludes.

A complete program is listed on the show’s website at

Tickets for “Chinese New Year Spectacular” are $158-$38 at the NAC box-office and online at and

Original report from the Ottawa Sun

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