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Archive for the ‘Video’ Category

Video Interview: Details of China Human Organ Harvesting – David Kilgour, David Matas

Posted by Author on July 3, 2012


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Yueyue, Chinese toddler struck in hit-and-run, reported brain dead (Video)

Posted by Author on October 19, 2011


A Chinese toddler who was ignored by 18 passersby and left in the street after she was run over twice is now brain dead, doctors said Wednesday.

A state-run paper China Daily, however, is still confidently reporting that Yueyue is alive. Her “blood pressure and heart beat shows signs of stability,” their most recent story reads.

Is it possible that China’s censors are at work? It’s unclear, as state-run news agency Xinhua is reporting her death.

Either way, Yueyue’s story does not look good for the government.

The seven excruciatingly long minutes in which 18 people decide not to help a bleeding two-year-old girl lying in the road make China look like anything but the “harmonious society” President Hu Jintao has envisioned. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in Children, China, Life, News, People, Social, Video | 1 Comment »

Chinese general Jin Yinan’s sensitive spy talk leaked online

Posted by Author on August 30, 2011


Footage of a Chinese general discussing sensitive spying cases has been leaked on to YouTube in what appears to be an embarrassing failure of secrecy for the usually tightlipped military.

It was not clear when or where Major General Jin Yinan made the comments and China’s defence ministry did not respond to questions about the video. Calls to the National Defence University, where Jin is a lecturer, went unanswered.

While some of the cases had been announced before, few details had been released, while others involving the military had been entirely secret. Read the rest of this entry »

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(video) Missing Chinese Lawyer Gao Zhisheng awarded Bindmans Law and Campaigning prize, wife Geng He accepted the award on his behalf

Posted by Author on March 26, 2011


Chinese lawyer Gao Zhisheng was named the winner of the Bindmans Law and Campaigning Award at tonight’s Index on Censorship’s Freedom of Expression awards, sponsored by SAGE.

Gao Zhisheng was unable to attend and his wife, Geng He, accepted the award on his behalf, via video.

Read the rest of this entry »

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Exclusive Video Shows China’s Ill Treatment & Illegal Detention of Blind Activist Chen Guangcheng

Posted by Author on February 10, 2011


China Aid Association-

(Washington, D.C. – Feb. 9, 2011) In the first news of blind human rights activist Chen Guangcheng in five months, ChinaAid on Wednesday obtained an exclusive video showing the persecution he and his family are suffering at the hands of the Chinese government, which has put him under illegal house arrest since his release from prison.

ChinaAid founder and president Bob Fu, who is currently in D.C., immediately arranged to meet on Wednesday afternoon with U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Human Rights Michael Posner and two deputy secretaries of state to discuss ways to end the persecution of Chen and Christian human rights lawyer Fan Yafeng by the Chinese government in violation of its own laws and disregarding its pledges to the international community to improve its human rights record. Read the rest of this entry »

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(video) Amazing Beauty- Shen Yun 2011 Is Coming

Posted by Author on October 16, 2010


For details, check official website:

http://www.shenyunperformingarts.org/

Posted in Arts, China, Chinese Culture, Chinese dance, Chinese music, Culture, Dance, Entertainment, Life, Music, News, performing arts, Shen Yun show, shows, Social, Video, World | 1 Comment »

UFO Forces China’s Airport to Shutdown For One Hour (video)

Posted by Author on October 5, 2010


telegraph.co.uk, Oct. 5, 2010 –

An airport in Baotou, Inner Mongolia, was forced to shut to prevent passenger jets crashing into a UFO, according to reports.

Three flights to Baotou from Shanghai and Beijing were reportedly forced to circle the airport until the UFO disappeared. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in China, Inner Mongolia, News, North China, transport, Video | 1 Comment »

First Batch of China’s Torture Victims’ Personal Account Video- Case 2, Wang Xinchun

Posted by Author on August 20, 2010


victim-wangxinchun

First batch of 7 (seven) videos documenting the tortures suffered by Falun Gong practitioners in China has been released by WOIPFG (World Organization to Investigate the Persecution of Falun Gong). Most of these video recordings were done after 2007, with the latest ones done on August 2008.

Some of the victims could no longer speak, some of them died shortly after video taping was done due to severe injury.

The personal account of the victims reflects just how savage and brutal the torture has been over the past 10 years and is still going on today in China.

Case 2

Name: Wang Xinchun (王新春)
Gender: Male (男)
Status: released from police custody
Location: Yichun city(伊春市), Heilongjiang province (黑龙江), P.R.China (中国)



Brief (简介):

Mr. Wang Xinchun was a Falun Gong practitioner from Yichun city, Heilongjiang province. He had been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. After he started cultivating Falun Gong in 1998 his health was completely recovered.

He was sent to labor camp after he went to Beijing to appeal for Falun Gong. In early 2002, while Wang Xinchun was distributing Falun Gong truth clarification flyers, the police spotted him and chased after him. He ran into a remote mountain area in minus 30 degrees Celsius weather and his two feet suffered frostbite. The police later captured him.

Wang Wei, the police station chief and others forced Mr. Wang to put his injured feet into hot water (which is the wrong thing to do and will aggravate frostbite and cause severe injury). As a result he lost both feet.

After Wang Xinchun became handicapped, the police continued persecution by harassing and beating him, as well as cutting off his financial support.

Detail reports of this case:

English: http://www.clearwisdom.net/emh/articles/2005/9/21/65138.html
Chinese(中文) :http://www.minghui.org/mh/articles/2005/9/4/109741.html

Related:
International Investigation Organization Releases First Batch of China Torture Victims’ Personal Account Video- Case 1

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International Investigation Organization Releases First Batch of China Torture Victims’ Personal Account Video- Case 1

Posted by Author on August 18, 2010


World Organization to Investigate the Persecution of Falun Gong (WOIPFG) –

WOIPFG
recently released partial video recordings documenting the tortures suffered by Falun Gong practitioners in China. Some of the videos give personal account of the torture suffered by individual Falun Gong practitioners, some of them could no longer speak. Some of them died shortly after video taping was done due to severe injury. Most of these video recordings were done after 2007, with the latest ones done on August 2008.. Many of the incidents of persecution against Falun Gong practitioners in these videos have been reported on the Clearwisdom.net. Upon release of this report we will provide all related web links for reference.

The personal account of the victims reflects just how savage and brutal the torture has been over the past 10 years and is still going on today. By releasing this evidence, WOIPFG hopes to gather world wide attention and to jointly work to stop this crime against humanity. WOIPFG will continue collecting evidence as before, tracking down those who initiate, instigate, promote and carry out this persecution, and to prosecute them to the fullest extent of the law.

This batch of videos covers the accounts of seven Falun Gong practitioners.

Case 1

Name: Yu Fengchun
Gender: Female
Status: deceased
Location: Shuangyashan city, Heilongjiang province, P.R.China



Details:

Yu Fengchun was a Falun Gong practitioner living in Shuangyashan city, Heilongjiang province. Previously she had fluids in her abdomen. After cultivating in Falun Gong, she benefited both mentally and physically, and her health fully recovered. She had been abducted and detained 5 times since July 1999. On August 31, 2007, Police Chief and four of his men from Shuangyashan Public Security Bureau broke into her home, ransacked the hose, and seized all personal belongings. They threatened and intimidated her. Prolonged mental and physical persecution caused her condition to deteriorate, and she was persecuted to death on December 27, 2007. Video recording was her personal account before her death.

Full story of this case:

English: http://www.clearwisdom.net/emh/articles/2008/1/4/92916.html
Chinese(中文): http://www.minghui.org/mh/articles/2008/1/2/169453.html

…….(more details from The World Organization to Investigate the Persecution of Falun Gong)

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UN Protestors Highlight China’s Forced House Eviction Problem

Posted by Author on August 9, 2010


NTDTV, Via Dailymotion.com, Aug. 9, 2010 –

[Chen Xuxing, Forced Eviction Victim]:
“This is a photo of my house. It had 4 floors and was close to 500 square meters.”

Chen Xuxing’s house is gone. A local real estate developer in Wuhan wanted to use his land to build a park, but Mr. Chen didn’t agree. So the company forced him out of him home—and then demolished it.

It’s known as forced eviction, and in China, it’s one of the most serious problems facing the country today. Developers, often working with local officials, have rushed to cash in on a real estate boom. Often, it involves driving residents off desirable land.

Residents have little legal protection—even when companies do illegal things to force them out.

[Chen Xuxing, Forced Eviction Victim]:

“Because we didn’t reach an agreement, three days later they employed thugs to break into my house.”

This is video footage from the surveillance camera on Mr. Chen’s house.

[Chen Xuxing, Forced Eviction Victim]:
“Several dozen people came, thugs came to break down my door…After beating me in the house until my head was bleeding, they pulled me outside to beat me. They said they had taken me outside to beat me so the neighbors could see, and that whoever doesn’t move will end up like this.”

Mr. Chen was hospitalized for two months.

He shot this footage after leaving the hospital. His street is filled with the debris of demolished houses. This couple stands in the ruins of their home—torn down with all their belongings still inside. Other houses are marked with the word “demolish.”

Mr. Chen says the development company was colluding with local officials. When Mr. Chen was attacked, neighbors called the police, but they didn’t show up until the following afternoon. Local authorities also refused to listen to the residents’ protests.

According to the Asia Advocacy Director at Human Rights Watch, this type of corruption is common in China.

NTDTV

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(video) Mao’s Last Dancer — Film Trailer

Posted by Author on August 7, 2010


Mao’s Last Dancer

DIRECTOR:
Bruce Beresford
CAST: Kyle McLachlan, Bruce Greenwood, Amanda Schull, Joan Chen, Chi Cao
CLASSIFICATION: 10M
RUNNING TIME: 114 minutes

Houston Business Journal – by Ford Gunter Reporter –

Nearly 30 years ago, Chinese ballet dancer Li Cunxin and Houston attorney Charles Foster were at the center of a politically charged international controversy. This weekend, their story comes alive again in a feature film making its U.S. debut at The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.

A 1981 incident at the Chinese Consulate on Montrose Boulevard made international headlines after a ballet dancer and his attorney announced the dancer’s intention to defect. Almost three decades later, the principal figures in that ordeal — Li Cunxin and Houston attorney Charles Foster — will reunite in Houston this week for the U.S. premier of “Mao’s Last Dancer,” a feature film based on Li’s autobiography.

Directed by Bruce Beresford (“Driving Miss Daisy,”) the film tells the story of Li as a young man rising through the Chinese ballet academies, his exchange program with the Houston Ballet starting in 1979, and his decision to defect in 1981. A decision that led to his detainment at the consulate for 21 hours, where he was grilled intensely and feared for his life.

During recent interviews, the two people at the center of the story recalled the intimate details of the real-life drama as if it happened a week ago, and are thrilled and relieved that the celluloid version is equally poignant. The film will be screened July 31 at The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.

“I was held on the third floor, locked in a small room being endlessly interrogated,” Li says, speaking from his home in Melbourne, Australia. “Every half-hour, somebody new was coming in trying to persuade me to come back to China (saying) ‘If you don’t agree, we’ll kill you.’ ”

Attorney Foster, who is portrayed in the film by “Sex and the City” actor Kyle McLachlan, first met Li several months before, after the dancer had decided to defect and had fallen in love with Elizabeth Mackey, an American dancer he planned to marry. Li confided his intentions to a close friend outside the ballet world, and together they contacted The University of Texas law school to find an attorney in Houston. They met in Foster’s office.

“Li was smart enough to know it was going to set off a huge reaction on the part of the Chinese,” Foster recalls. “Li was at the top of the pyramid toward the end of the Cultural Revolution; he had been selected and trained as a secret weapon to compete with the Russians. He was the first person sent over (to the United States) to represent China.”

Political asylum

Foster discouraged the dancer from applying for political asylum because it involves breaking all ties with the home country — something he felt Li did not want to do — and would likely be viewed as a great insult by China.

Instead, they focused on how he could qualify for employment in the U.S. through his job skills, which is the preferred method for artists, performers and athletes. A few months later, word leaked back to the Chinese that Li was planning on staying, and the government accused the Houston Ballet of kidnapping.

“As a compromise, Li agreed to take all responsibility and say that no one made him stay,” Foster says.

Good friends at this point, Li and Foster met at their favorite Chinese restaurant and agreed to go to the consulate. The night before, Li and Mackey had married.

“I tell him, before we go in, when we walk in that door we’re technically on the soil of China,” Foster recalls. “He said, ‘Can you keep me in the U.S.?’ I said yes, with some reservation. I felt confident all the cards were in our hands. The one thing I didn’t think about is that five guys would charge in and grab Li and beat him up and knock him down and drag him out of the room.”

Before the detainment, Foster says, negotiations had been going nowhere. After Li was removed, Foster was invited to another room for a more circular discussion.

Meanwhile, Li was due at a white-tie party hosted by Louisa Sarofim and his absence had been noticed.

“By early morning it became clear that they were going to take him to the airport and put him on a plane and take him back to China,” Foster says. “The press were covering the (Sarofim) party, so they showed up outside. By three or four in the morning, it was clear these society reporters were not going to miss the chance to be on the front page, above the fold, with a bold headline.”

At 8 a.m., when the bundle of Houston Post newspapers was delivered to the consulate with those screaming headlines, Foster left to file for a restraining order.

Li, meanwhile, was giving up hope.

“Officials told me halfway through, ‘Your so-called friends have all left. You are totally alone. You have no one left but us’,” Li recalls. “I sort of believed them.”

Around the time Foster returned with the restraining order, the national media had arrived en masse, diplomats from both nations were entrenched and the Federal Bureau of Investigation had the building surrounded. Negotiations dragged on for another 12 hours, but the Chinese eventually caved, after a last-ditch appeal.

“After 21 hours, only at the very last minute, the main consulate came in,” Li says. “I thought they were going to take me away and shoot me. He asked me one last time to return to China and I said no. Then he said, ‘Look, we now have the Chinese government’s permission to release you. From now on you are totally alone. You are a man without a country’.” …… (more details: Li Cunxin’s ballet dance with the devil – Houston Business Journal)

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Review: 11 Years of Persecution of Falun Gong in China (video)

Posted by Author on July 20, 2010


More:
State secret: A Staged Tragedy by Chinese Authority: Self-Immolation in Tiananmen Square, 2001

Posted in China, Crime against humanity, Falun Gong, Human Rights, July 20, Law, News, People, Politics, Religion, Religious, Social, Special day, Torture, Video, World | Comments Off on Review: 11 Years of Persecution of Falun Gong in China (video)

Video: Red Shadow over the Free World – Part 1

Posted by Author on June 24, 2010


by NTD TV –

Vodpod videos no longer available.

Chi Mak’s espionage case attracted quite a bit of media coverage. But his is not the only case. In the past few years, the FBI has arrested approximately 30 Chinese-born Americans who have been involved in stealing information about secret U.S. technology. Fox News Channel reported that there are more than 400 similar cases currently being investigated by the FBI. Spies are not just the technologically savvy—they include illegal immigrants, students studying abroad and employees of western governments. These are the most likely to be approached by Chinese authorities to act as ad hoc spies.

In this episode of Zooming In, we will take a look at some of the ways Chinese authorities manipulate Chinese people living abroad to serve its totalitarian regime.

– Source: NTD TV

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(video) Tank Man– Courage that Inspires Not Only Chinese

Posted by Author on June 3, 2010


Captured by Western photographers watching nearby, this confrontation on June 5, 1989 (in Beijing, China) became an icon for the fight for freedom around the world.

Related:
Videos: Tiananmen Square Massacre 18 Years Ago in China

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Shocking Documentary (must watch): Buried– Earth Quake, From 1976 Tangshan to 2008 Sichuan Wenchuan in China (video)

Posted by Author on May 16, 2010


Buried, a Documentary (With English and Chinese caption) produced by Wang Libo, won the prize in Chinese Documentary Exchange Week in 2009.

Director’s Statement: The 1976 Tangshan Earthquake left a lot of open questions. Before the earthquake, seismological personnel in Tangshan and quake experts in Beijing had already warned of an imminent quake. But in the end, more than 240,000 people had to pay with their lives, causing a shocking tragedy of massive proportions. Why did this happen? In the 2008 Wenchuan Earthquake about 100,000 people were killed. Faced with terrible quakes, the human race repeats tragedy time and time again. It is terrible that people can only offer money and bland tears after the disaster – when better preparation could have saved lives. A nation has to courageously face its own weakness to remain hopeful.

The film has been cut into 11 videos and posted on Youtube which you can find from following link:

http://www.youtube.com/user/syd1039#p/u/12/ssnaL35-CL0

Video 1: (With English and Chinese caption)

All 11 pieces of the video can be found from:

http://www.youtube.com/user/syd1039#p/u/12/ssnaL35-CL0

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April 25 Beijing Appeal Incident- Falun Gong’s effort to stop the escalation of the persecution in China (Video)

Posted by Author on April 24, 2010


Data  re-organized from article “Behind the April 25 Incident”, The Falun Dafa Information Cenetr –

On July 20, 1999, then Chinese president Jiang Zemin used two secret documents to accuse Falun Gong of two crimes that he wanted to charge them with – namely conspiring with foreign forces and being directed by senior insiders in the Communist Party.  In the absence of any corroborating evidence, Jiang decided on a policy of persecution of Falun Gong in China.

The persecution was formally started on July 20, but the development and escalation of oppression actually started from 3 years earlier, in 1996.

Therefore, we can  see clearly that the well-known incident of April 25 ten thousands people’s appeal in Beijing 3 months before the formal crackdown was an effort by Falun Gong practitioners to stop the upcoming nationwide persecution.

Here are some events happened before the April. 25 appeal, listed in chronological order:

1996, June 17– Guangming Daily, the mouthpiece of the State Council, published an article by a columnist denouncing Falun Gong

1996, July 24– the Chinese News Publication Office issued a nationwide circular banning the distribution of all Falun Gong publications.

1997– the Public Security Bureau began a nationwide investigation to gather evidence in the hopes of casting Falun Gong as an “evil cult.”  However, all of the police stations around the country finally reported after much investigation: “no evidence found so far.”  The investigations thus came to an end.

1998, end of MayHe Zuoxiu (a prominent Marxist-atheist) denounced Falun Gong in an interview on Beijing Television, saying how it was harmful and such.  After that, when showing an interview at a Falun Gong practice site, the program said that Falun Gong was “feudalistic superstition.”  After the program was broadcast, practitioners who actually knew those people who had been brought up as examples by He Zuoxiu in the program immediately pointed out to He Zuoxiu and the TV station that the program was contrary to the facts because those people weren’t even Falun Gong practitioners.  In the ensuing days, more practitioners visited or wrote letters to the TV station by telling their own personal experiences of practicing Falun Gong.  Their responses were based on the central government’s official “Three No’s” policy towards Qigong:  “no beating, no argument, no reporting.” Later, the executives of the TV station said that broadcasting that program had been the most serious mistake ever made since the startup of the TV station.  So, as a correction, the TV station very quickly broadcast a positive program on Falun Gong showing practitioners peacefully practicing their morning exercises along with other people in the park.

1998, July 21– the First Division of the Public Security Bureau issued a 1998-No. 555 circular “Notification Regarding Starting an Investigation on Falun Gong.”  The “Notification” claimed that (Falun Gong founder) Mr. Li Hongzhi was spreading rumors and evil teachings and that some core practitioners were engaged in illegal activities in the name of Falun Gong.  However, the circular then also mentioned that the Public Security Political Protection Departments in each area should begin a thorough investigation to get inside information on Falun Gong activities and find evidence of crimes committed by core practitioners using Falun Gong.  We can see that the circular followed the procedure of convicting Falun Gong of a crime and then looking for evidence later.  This “Notification” resulted in the local Public Security departments in a number of areas around the country to illegally raid Falun Gong practice sites, forcibly disperse practitioners, search homes, break and enter into civilian residences, confiscate people’s private property, and so on.

1998, latter half of the year– a group of retired National People’s Congress cadres led by Qiao Shi [the former Chair of the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress] conducted a detailed investigation and study over a certain period of time on Falun Gong because so many members of the public had sent letters mentioning the Public Security Bureau’s illegal treatment of Falun Gong practitioners.  The conclusion of the study was that “Falun Gong only benefits and does no harm to the nation and the people.”  This report was delivered to the Politburo headed by Jiang Zemin.

1998, September– The National Sports Commission had also conducted a comprehensive investigation and study into Falun Gong in May 1998.  So in September, in order to coordinate with this study, a team made up of medical experts did a questionnaire survey of a sample of 12,553 Falun Gong practitioners.  The results clearly indicated that the rate of effectiveness for improving health and fitness was 97.9%.

1998, October 20– the head of the research team sent to Changchun and Haarbin by the National Sports Commission said:  “We feel that both the Falun Gong exercises and their effectiveness are quite good.  The impact on the stability of society and the strengthening of the spiritual culture are all quite evident.  This deserves to be fully recognized.”  During this time, non-government studies into the efficacy of Falun Gong in Dalian, Beijing, and elsewhere also produced consistent results.

1999, April 11He Zuoxiu (again) published an article in the Tianjin College of Education’s Youth Reader magazine entitled “I Do Not Agree with Youth Practicing Qigong.”  In this article, He drew upon the same examples to slander Falun Gong as he had presented on the Beijing TV Station program in 1998.  Because these examples had already been fully clarified in the Beijing TV Station incident, this article of He’s had already been strictly boycotted by Beijing’s media and propaganda system.  Now that this article was appearing in Tianjin, some practitioners in Tianjin felt that it was necessary to explain the facts and the truth to Tianjin officials.  They also hoped to lessen the negative impact of the article through contact with the editors of the magazine.

1999, April 18 to 24
– some practitioners went to the Tianjin College of Education and other related governmental agencies to clarify the truth.

1999, April 23 and 24
– the Public Security Bureau of Tianjin dispatched riot police to beat up the Falun Gong practitioners who had come to appeal, resulting in injuries to the practitioners.  The police arrested 45 people.  When Falun Gong practitioners requested the release of the detained practitioners, they were told at Tianjin City Hall that the Public Security Bureau had become involved in this matter, so the arrested Falun Gong practitioners would not be released without authorization from Beijing.  The Tianjin police suggested to Falun Gong practitioners, “Go to Beijing.  Only going to Beijing can resolve the problem.”

From using attacks in the media in previous years to this incidence whereby police actually used violence against Falun Gong practitioners in Tianjin, the escalation of the persecution shocked Falun Gong practitioners.  Word of the “Tianjin Incident” spread rapidly among Falun Gong practitioners all across the country.

1999, April 25-
10,000 people went to appeal at the State Council Appeals Office, Beijing City (video)

Premier Zhu Rongji personally met with the Falun Gong practitioners who had gone to appeal.

At noon on April 25, Li Chang and Wang Zhiwen of the Falun Dafa Research Society and three other Beijing practitioners, acting as representatives of Falun Gong, entered the State Council to have talks with the government officials.  They presented three requests from Falun Gong practitioners:

  1. Release the Falun Gong practitioners who were arrested in Tianjin
  2. Give Falun Gong practitioners a loose and relaxed cultivation environment
  3. Allow Falun Gong books to be published.

The government officials who took turns participating in the talks included officials from the Appeals Office of the State Council, officials from the city of Beijing, and officials from the city of Tianjin.  At dusk, Tianjin released all of the detained Falun Gong practitioners in accordance with instructions from the central government.

More details from Behind the April 25 Incident

******

Persecution started

Unfortunately, during a high level meeting on July 19, Jiang Zemin officially announced confirmation of a total ban on Falun Gong.  July 20th saw the beginning of a wave of arrests of Falun Gong practitioners all across the nation.

Till today, at least 3369 Falun Gong practitioners are confirmed to have died in the persecution (detail name list: http://clearwisdom.net/emh/special_column/death_cases/index.html).

In addition to the deaths, over 100,000 have been sentenced to forced labor camps. Many thousand mentally-healthy practitioners have been locked up in psychiatric hospitals, brutally beaten, and drugged into submission with anti-psychotic drugs. Huge numbers have been forced into brainwashing sessions organized to coerce them to renounce their beliefs. Tens of thousands have been detained, jailed and/or imprisoned.

– Sources:
1. Behind the April 25 Incident, The Falun Dafa Information Center, Apr. 08, 2001
2.
Gruesome Death Toll, clearwisdom.net

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Documentary (video): Ways the Chinese Authorities used to Manipulate Overseas Chinese People to Serve Its Totalitarian Regime – (2)

Posted by Author on April 12, 2010


Originally “Red Shadow over the Free World – Part 2”, by NTD TV –

Vodpod videos no longer available.

Over the past 10 years, the Chinese Communist Party, or CCP, has sent out numerous variety performance troupes to western countries. Their performance programs may differ, but they all have two common features – that is, directly or indirectly they all praise the CCP, and they are financed by the taxpayers’ money, regardless if they make profit or not. Recently, even the Cultural Revolution was dramatized, becoming a cultural classic on stage, and boldly performed in theatres in the United States. Without doubt, the costly propaganda did have brainwashing effects on the overseas Chinese. To keep up its daily propaganda, the CCP penetrates into overseas Chinese media in several ways – by providing financial support to them, directly getting people involved in their organizations with news articles, or after re-packaging, forwarding those programs to be shown on western TV networks.

In this episode of Zooming In, we will continue to explore how the Chinese authorities manipulate Chinese people to serve its totalitarian regime.

– Source: NTD TV

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Documentary (video): Ways the Chinese Authorities used to Manipulate Overseas Chinese People to Serve Its Totalitarian Regime – (1)

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Documentary (video): Ways the Chinese Authorities used to Manipulate Overseas Chinese People to Serve Its Totalitarian Regime – (1)

Posted by Author on April 11, 2010


Originally “Red Shadow over the Free World – Part 1”, by NTD TV –

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Chi Mak’s espionage case attracted quite a bit of media coverage. But his is not the only case. In the past few years, the FBI has arrested approximately 30 Chinese-born Americans who have been involved in stealing information about secret U.S. technology. Fox News Channel reported that there are more than 400 similar cases currently being investigated by the FBI. Spies are not just the technologically savvy—they include illegal immigrants, students studying abroad and employees of western governments. These are the most likely to be approached by Chinese authorities to act as ad hoc spies.

In this episode of Zooming In, we will take a look at some of the ways Chinese authorities manipulate Chinese people living abroad to serve its totalitarian regime.

– Source: NTD TV

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(video) Shen Yun music “fabulous”, says Vancouver symphony conductor

Posted by Author on April 1, 2010


Shen Yun’s four-show run in Vancouver drew in people from various musical backgrounds. Here’s what a symphony conductor and percussionist had to say.

Shen Yun’s performance at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre in Vancouver really impressed symphony conductor Lindsay Mellor.

[Lindsay Mellor, Conductor, Fraser Valley Symphony]:
“The music was just a wonderful blend of sounds and really enhanced the performance on stage. It was fabulous.” …… (more details from NTD TV News)

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(video) Shen Yun in Australia, New Zealand 2009: Reviews, Comments and Feedback from Audience

Posted by Author on March 13, 2010


Video length: 13’44”

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– (video)  Shen Yun in Europe 2009: Reviews, Comments and Feedback from Audience

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(video) Shen Yun in Europe 2009: Reviews, Comments and Feedback from Audience

Posted by Author on March 13, 2010


In 2010 from March to April, Shen Yun will be performing in following cities/countries in Europe: (schedule)

Amsterdam / Holland; Bruges / Belgium; Frankfurt, Dresden / Germany; Lausanne / Switzerland; Lyon, Paris / France; Bregenz, Vienna, Wien /Austria; Dublin / Ireland; Aarhus / Denmark; Stockholm,Linköping/ Sweden; Oslo/ Norway;Brno / Czech Republic; Cardiff / United Kingdom

Here’s a review video of Shen Yun Performing Arts’ show in Europe in 2009. Video length: 11’21”

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– (video)  Shen Yun in Asia 2009 (2)- Taiwan: Reviews, Comments and Feedback from Audience

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(video) Shen Yun in Asia 2009 (2)- Taiwan: Reviews, Comments and Feedback from Audience

Posted by Author on March 12, 2010


Video length: 11’02”

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Review (video): Shen Yun Performing Arts’ Chinese Dance and Music Show
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(video) Shen Yun in Asia 2009 (1)- Korea, Japan: Reviews, Comments and Feedback from Audience

Posted by Author on March 12, 2010


Video length: 11’09”

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Shen Yun review (video 2): Chinese dance and music

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