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The Persecution Before the Persecution, in China

Posted by Author on April 25, 2011


On April 25, 1999, the most “serious political incident” since 1989 occurred in China. Over 10,000 practitioners of Falun Gong, a spiritual practice, had quietly gathered on the streets of Beijing and silently stood and sat from morning to night, seeking to be allowed to practice their faith free from harassment.

The incident is often seen as the catalyst to what happened next: a nationwide Cultural Revolution-style persecution featuring incessant propaganda, cruel violence, labor camps, and thought reeducation campaigns that continues to this day. But a look at the three years that preceded that incident shows that rather than being the catalyst to the persecution, it was practitioners’ last-ditch effort to head off what hardliners inside the Communist Party had been hatching since 1996. Read the rest of this entry »

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Dozens Chinese Detained At Easter: Unofficial Christian church members are targeted in the latest clampdown

Posted by Author on April 25, 2011


Authorities in the Chinese capital have detained dozens of members of an unofficial Christian group as they tried to attend an outdoor Easter service.

At least 30 worshippers from the unregistered Shouwang church were held by police on Sunday in Beijing’s western district of Zhongguancun as they showed up for the service, according to U.S.-based Christian rights group ChinaAid.

“There were more than 1,000 police officers in Zhongguancun [on Sunday],” ChinaAid founder Bob Fu said. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in Beijing, China, Freedom of Belief, Human Rights, News, People, Politics, Religion, Religious, Social, World | Comments Off on Dozens Chinese Detained At Easter: Unofficial Christian church members are targeted in the latest clampdown

Besieged Tibetan Monks ‘Tortured’ by Chinese Authorities

Posted by Author on April 21, 2011


Chinese authorities in southwestern Sichuan province have detained and tortured Tibetan monks amid a siege of a major monastery there, according to exile sources.

Tensions have been running high at the besieged monastery of Kirti in Sichuan’s Ngaba prefecture, which is home to some 2,500 Tibetan monks who say they are now running out of food.

The siege of the monastery was sparked by the death of a monk last month in a self-immolation protest against Beijing’s rule. A number of detentions, beatings, and attacks on unarmed local people with trained police dogs have been reported since. Read the rest of this entry »

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At least 11 Tibetans detained for supporting dead monk

Posted by Author on April 20, 2011


At least 11 ethnic Tibetans have been detained following the death of a monk who set himself on fire in protest against government policies. They are at risk of torture and other ill-treatment.

On 16 March, a 20-year-old Tibetan monk called Phuntsok set fire to himself at a market in Ngaba County (in Chinese: Aba), Sichuan province, in protest against repressive government policies in Tibet Autonomous Region and other Tibetan populated areas in China. He died in hospital early in the morning of 17 March. Read the rest of this entry »

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‘Absolutely impossible’ that city Vancouver not pressured by China to remove Falun Gong

Posted by Author on April 16, 2011


By Pete McMartin –

Last Saturday, I wrote about the City of Vancouver’s clumsy attempt to draft a bylaw that would effectively ban the Falun Gong from maintaining a 24-hour vigil outside the Chinese consulate on Granville Street.

To recap our story so far:

– In 2001, the Falun Gong begin their vigil to protest what the group claims is persecution by the Chinese government.

– In 2006, after five years of the Falun Gong’s peaceful vigil, then mayor Sam Sullivan decides the Falun Gong’s little shack and banners must go -not because of pressure by the Chinese government that they be removed, the mayor says, but because they contravene a street-and-traffic bylaw. Read the rest of this entry »

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China’s spreading crackdown target ‘unofficial’ church, More than 100 detained

Posted by Author on April 13, 2011


Unofficial Christian church members and leaders are being targeted by China’s government in its latest clampdown on dissent sparked by calls for “Jasmine” rallies inspired by recent uprisings in the Middle East.

More than 100 members of the Shouwang Protestant church were detained by police in Beijing after they attended an open-air prayer gathering on Sunday.

Shouwang’s Pastor Jin said the authorities had released most of the congregation by Monday night. Read the rest of this entry »

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Wife Seeks Release of Husband and Lawyer in China

Posted by Author on April 12, 2011


Tian Lu is a quiet young woman with bright eyes and a winning smile—until the conversation moves to her family. That family has been shattered, and Ms. Tian has fled to the United States from China to try to rescue her husband and the lawyer who sought to help them.

Known to her friends as Lu Lu, Ms. Tian has suffered imprisonment and torture; her husband and the lawyer who tried to defend him have been imprisoned and tortured; and her grandmother, her husband’s mother, and her husband’s grandfather have died prematurely due to worry over her and her husband, Lu Lu says. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in China, Dalian, Freedom of Belief, Human Rights, Law, Liaoning, NE China, News, People, Politics, Religious, World | Comments Off on Wife Seeks Release of Husband and Lawyer in China

Christian Persecution: Chinese expand their tactics, report says

Posted by Author on April 5, 2011


WASHINGTON (BP)–The Chinese government intensified its pressure against Christians in 2010 for a “fifth straight year of escalating persecution,” according to ChinaAid Association, a Christian human rights organization based in Washington.

Beatings, torture, arrests, harassment and church demolitions are among the 90 recorded cases of persecution, a nearly 17 percent increase over 2009, according to a report released by ChinaAid on March 31.

The cases “are just the tip of the iceberg,” according to a ChinaAid news release. “The Chinese government’s stranglehold on information and the authoritarian regime’s other security measures make getting a true picture of the extent of persecution impossible. Nevertheless, the fact that the documented incidences of persecution came from all parts of China and involved people from all levels of society makes the report a useful guide.” Read the rest of this entry »

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Chinese Restaurant Owner Dies from Labor Camp Torture

Posted by Author on March 20, 2011


New York – A 42-year-old owner of a dumpling restaurant in Northeast China died in his home at the end of February, unable to recover from one and half years of physical and mental torture in a Re-education Through Labor (RTL) camp, the Falun Dafa Information Center has learned. His is one of over 400 documented Falun Gong deaths in Liaoning province since 1999.

Mr. Shi Hongbo (史红波), who owned a restaurant in Jinzhou district of Dalian in Liaoning province, was abducted outside of his home on October 14, 2008 while en route to work. Three weeks later he was sentenced to the Dalian RTL Camp for one and a half years. Camp personnel subjected him to numerous rounds of torture, including shocking him simultaneously with multiple electric batons and tying him down for several days at a time with all four limbs stretched out. As a result, Shi developed heart problems and high blood pressure. In September 2009, Shi was transferred to Weiningying Re-education Through Labor (RTL) Camp. Read the rest of this entry »

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House church in Southwest China raided and Leader arrested

Posted by Author on March 11, 2011


At 5 p.m. local time, March 10, Ms. Liao Zhongxiu, leader of a house church in Qu County, Sichuan Province, was arrested on so called “suspicion of utilizing a cult organization in undermining the implementation of the state law and regulations.” She is currently detained at Qu County Detention Center.

At about 3:30 p.m. local time, September 26, 2010, Youqing Church in Qu County, Dazhou, Sichuan Province was raided by the local Public Security Bureau (PSB). The police officers smashed the items of the church, confiscated books, took people to the local police station and then forced their families to pay money to bail them out. At 5 p.m., September 29, some Christians of the church went to the PSB station to negotiate in the hope of retrieving the confiscated items in accordance with law. It ended up with five of the believers were arrested on the spot and were detained for 15 days. Read the rest of this entry »

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International Women’s Day: Violence against Women A Chinese Communist Party Tool of “Transformation”

Posted by Author on March 7, 2011


New York— A 25-year old kindergarten teacher unable to walk after being sexually assaulted with a broom in a Hebei labor camp (news). A once-brilliant Tsinghua University student driven to insanity by sexual abuse and rape (news). A woman from Hunan in her eighth month of pregnancy given a forced abortion and then sent to a prison camp for six years.

These are three of the reports the Falun Dafa Information Center received in the last year from friends and relatives of female Falun Gong practitioners in China. They represent only a small sample of abuses inflicted by the Chinese authorities on women who practice Falun Gong. Read the rest of this entry »

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Chinese Christians Persecuted in Two China Provinces Henan and Jiangsu

Posted by Author on March 7, 2011


(Henan and Jiangsu – March 7, 2011) On the afternoon of March 1, agents from the DSPS (Domestic Security Protection Squad) of Xiayi County, Henan Province came to a house church in Hanzhen Town and took away three Christians, two of whom were women. The agents seized copies of the Bible, over 1,000 yuan of cash and copies of a book titled “A Stormy Life” by Zhang Mingxuan, president of the Chinese House Church Alliance.  After the DSPS agents conducted an interrogation that lasted over three hours, they released the three Christians and warned them not to associate with Pastor Zhang Mingxuan.  The agents also accused them of believing in a cult.

At 7 p.m. on March 4, Public Security Bureau agents from Suqian, Jiangsu Province went to Nanyang, Henan Province and took Pastor Shi Enhao, vice-president of the Chinese House Church Alliance, back to Jiangsu for detention. The latest update is that he was released on March 6. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in Central China, China, Christianity, Freedom of Belief, Henan, Human Rights, Jiangsu, Law, News, People, Politics, Religion, Religious, SE China | Comments Off on Chinese Christians Persecuted in Two China Provinces Henan and Jiangsu

Falun Gong Practitioner in Northern China Dies from Labor Camp Torture

Posted by Author on February 28, 2011


NEW YORK–A Falun Gong practitioner from Hebei province died on February 20, 2011, four days after labor camp officials sent him home on the verge of death, the Falun Dafa Information Center has learned.

Sources inside China report that Mr. Pei Yangqing (裴彦庆) was sent home on February 16, 2011 from Qinhuangdao Re-education Through Labor (RTL) Camp. His chest was covered in bruises and he was incontinent. Four days later, unable to recover from the torture inflicted on him in the camp, Pei passed away. Read the rest of this entry »

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Chinese Christian dissidents hear Obama’s ‘silence’

Posted by Author on February 5, 2011


By Ben Birnbaum, The Washington Times, February 3, 2011-

Leading Chinese Christian dissidents blasted the Obama administration Thursday, saying it had done virtually nothing to advance the cause of religious freedom.

“For the past two years, in public it’s been almost dead silence,” said Bob Fu, founder and president of the China Aid Association, an international Chirstian human rights group.

He said private pleas to State Department officials to publicly mention names of jailed and “disappeared” Christian leaders had fallen on deaf ears. Read the rest of this entry »

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Ten Things to Know about China as Hu Jintao Arrives in the United States

Posted by Author on January 18, 2011


NEW YORK— On the eve of Chinese leader Hu Jintao’s arrival in the United States for a state visit, the Falun Dafa Information Center urges the media, human rights groups, the American public, and especially, U.S. officials meeting with the delegation, to keep the following ten facts about China at the forefront of their minds.

  1. The Chinese Communist Party is engaged in a widespread, systematic campaign against tens of millions of innocent people.
  2. The Chinese Communist Party’s campaign involves a deliberate top-down strategy to use extraordinary levels of violence.
  3. Falun Gong practitioners are the largest group of prisoners of conscience in the world, numbering in the hundreds of thousands at any given time.
  4. Every three days, a new case of a Falun Gong practitioner dying from abuse in police custody is reported.
  5. The victims of these atrocities are people from every walk of life in Chinese society.
  6. Falun Gong practitioners are not the only victims; all Chinese people are affected.
  7. The Communist Party has gone to great efforts to cover-up and deflect attention from these crimes.
  8. A large-scale, grassroots Samizdat-like effort is informing Chinese people about persecution occurring in their neighborhoods, towns and cities.
  9. International public pressure does protect people in China.
  10. Communist Party officials have sought to expand the persecution of Falun Gong beyond China, including to the United States.

Read the rest of this entry »

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Three Tibetan Monks Flee China After Arrest Warrant Issued

Posted by Author on December 24, 2010


NTD TV, Dec. 2010 –

On November 15th, 2010 these three Tibetan monks arrived in Dharamsala, India after escaping from China. They had feared for their lives after holding a protest against Chinese communist rule.

Their names are Lobsang Norbu, Khedup Gyatso, and Kunga Rinchen. They’re from a Tibetan region of Sichuan province called Kardze Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture.

This man translated for the monks. Read the rest of this entry »

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Freedom to Believe- A powerful message Chinese former prisoner of conscience Bu Dongwei shared with Amnesty members

Posted by Author on December 22, 2010


Dear Amnesty Supporter,

Are you celebrating a holiday this December? Gathering in a place of worship? Displaying a symbol of your faith?

I was tortured for my faith — forced into a Chinese “re-education through labor” camp for more than two terrifying years for being a practitioner of Falun Gong.

I will never forget the day when seven policemen rushed into my home and arrested me. I was preparing a bath for my daughter – she was only 1 ½ years old. Read the rest of this entry »

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Vatican Lashes Out at China Over Bishop’s Appointment

Posted by Author on November 24, 2010


By STACY MEICHTRY, Wall Street Journal, Nov. 24, 2010 –

The Vatican lashed out at China Wednesday for consecrating a bishop without Pope Benedict XVI’s approval, ratcheting up tensions between the world’s most populous nation and its largest church.

In an unusually strong-worded statement, the Holy See accused the Chinese government of forcing other Catholic bishops to attend a ceremony on Saturday, in which the Rev. Joseph Guo Jincai was consecrated as the bishop of Chengde located in the eastern province of Hebei. The Vatican said it had warned Chinese authorities that it opposed Bishop Guo’s consecration, noting that the bishop was “exposing himself” to church sanctions that call for the excommunication of bishops who don’t have papal approval. Read the rest of this entry »

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25-year-old Woman Unable to Walk from Sexual Abuse in northern China Labor Camp

Posted by Author on November 18, 2010


Press Release, The Falun Dafa Information Center –

NEW YORK— A 25-year-old kindergarten teacher was severely sexually abused in a Hebei Labor Camp in June 2010, the Falun Dafa Information Center has learned. Months after the attack, she continues to have trouble walking and her family has been denied access to visit her. The Center urges the international community to investigate her case and pressure the Chinese authorities for her immediate and unconditional release.

Police abducted Ms. Hu Miaomiao (胡苗苗), a Falun Gong practitioner from Chaigoupu Town in Hebei province’s Huai’an county, from her home on the morning of June 15, 2010. Without informing her family, she was quickly sent to the Hebei Province Women’s Re-education Through Labor Camp in Shijiazhuang. At the instigation of the unit leader Wang Weiwei, three criminal inmates beat and tortured Ms. Hu in an effort to force her to renounce her belief. Read the rest of this entry »

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House Church in East China Raided, Members Detained

Posted by Author on November 13, 2010


ChinaAid, November 13, 2010 –

ANHUI — At 7:00 a.m. on November 12, 2010, Bozhou Municipal Public Security Bureau in Anhui and Bozhou Bureau of Religion raided a house church On Qingming Street.

More than 10 believers were taken away by the officials; five of them were detained and were not released until that afternoon. Without going through any paperwork, the government officials confiscated items belonging to the church. Read the rest of this entry »

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Falun Gong News Bulletin on Events inside China- November 3, 2010

Posted by Author on November 3, 2010


The Falun Dafa Information Center, Nov. 3, 2010 –

Inside China

Key Cases of Falun Gong Deaths from Abuse Documented in October 2010:

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Tibetan Students’ Protests Spread to Beijing Over China’s Language Education Policy

Posted by Author on October 22, 2010


Radio Free Asia, Oct 22, 2010 –

Tibetan students protesting against China’s education policies brought their campaign to the nation’s capital, with some 400 of them holding demonstrations at the Beijing National Minorities University.

The protests in Beijing on Oct. 22 came on the heels of demonstrations by thousands of Tibetan high school and college students this week in the remote western province of Qinghai amid fears they will be forced to adopt a Chinese-language-only curriculum. Read the rest of this entry »

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Falun Gong Wins in Protest Site Legal Battle in Vancouver

Posted by Author on October 20, 2010


By Joan Delaney, Epoch Times Staff, Oct 20, 2010 –

Falun Gong adherents are claiming victory after a section of a city bylaw prohibiting the group’s protest signs and small hut in front of the Chinese consulate in Vancouver was struck down as unconstitutional on Tuesday.

The City of Vancouver was granted an injunction requiring the removal of the structures outside the consulate on Granville St. in 2006 after a B.C. Supreme Court judge ruled that they constituted an obstruction.

Falun Gong appealed, arguing that the signs and hut were an essential part of their protest and a form of political expression protected by the Charter of Rights and Freedoms. Read the rest of this entry »

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