Why China fears the Falun Gong; etc.

4-24-2015     Since before 2002, the South Korean government has been pressured by the Communist regime in China to take the same line with Falun Gong as is used in China to this day, namely, “Ruin their reputations, bankrupt them financially, and destroy them physically.” This directive was issued in 1999 by Jiang Zemin, then head of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and the governing regime….

Since 2002 about 100 Falun Gong practitioners applied for asylum to the Ministry of Justice in South Korea.  Up to now, not one has been granted asylum despite all of them having filed appeals.  Only two eventually won their cases.

Yin Xiangxi (Chinese falun gong practitioner) was deported from South Korea on January 30, 2010….She was sent to her hometown of Yanji, Jilin Province.  In her statement she says:  “During the two 72-hour interrogations, I found out that the CCP police system had extensive knowledge about Falun Gong practitioners in South Korea.  They mentioned on various occasions the names of numerous coordinators in South Korea as well as names of several practitioners who went to South Korea from Yanji City.”  http://www.theepochtimes.com/n3/1332818-56-falun-gong-practitioners-in-south-korea-face-deportation-to-persecution-in-china/

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3-10-2000      One of the challenges facing the Communist regime on the Chinese mainland involves a movement that professes to teach people “the simple spiritual things of life” and eschews political ambitions.

The movement, Falun Gong, has roots in Buddhism and Taoism.  It has put the Communist leadership in a state of perplexed helplessness, with Beijing’s only response coming in the form of a crackdown on followers who have engaged in quiet and peaceful, but persistent, protests against the government on the mainland.  http://www.taiwantoday.tw/ct.asp?xItem=17845&ctNode=451

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11-7-2013     Released from the labor camp but afraid to be sent back, he agreed to his first television interview on the condition that CNN concealed his identity.  “Mr. Zhang” claims he was detained by police several months before the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing and sentenced to two and a half years in the Masanjia labor camp in northeastern China.

“For people who have never been there, it’s impossible to imagine,” he said. “The first thing they do is to take your human dignity away and humiliate you.”

Zhang recounted the systematic use of beatings, sleep deprivation and torture, especially targeting those like him who refused to repent.  Some gruesome details are too specific to him to be reported….

By all accounts, Masanjia is but one of hundreds of labor camps in China borne under the laojiao — or “re-education through labor” — scheme.

Set up in 1957, the system allows the police to detain petty offenders — such as thieves, prostitutes and drug addicts — in labor camps for up to four years without a trial.  China’s judicial process itself is already controlled by the ruling Communists in a one-party regime.

The male inmates' quarters at the Masanjia labor camp stand behind fields covered in haystacks.
 -The male inmates’ quarters at the Masanjia labor camp stand behind fields covered in haystacks.       http://www.cnn.com/2013/11/06/world/asia/china-labor-camp-halloween-sos/
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11-17-2010    After 1980, the party-state began withdrawing funds from the health system as a whole across China.  Selling the organs of executed convicts soon became a major source of funds because of world demand created by chronic organ shortages.  Falun Gong later became a major additional source of organs for patients from China and elsewhere. Many Falun Gong were sent to labour camps after mid-1999 without any form of hearing on only a police signature. Organ price lists were posted on Chinese websites.  Hospitals boasted openly on their websites about the money being made from the sale of organs. …

Falun Gong today comprise about two-thirds of the torture victims and half of those in forced labour camps across China.  According to research David Matas and I have done, set out in our book Bloody Harvest, practitioners have been killed in the thousands since 2001 so that their organs could be trafficked to Chinese and foreign patients.  For the period 2000 –2005 alone, Matas and I concluded that for 41,500 transplants done the only explanation for sourcing was Falun Gong.    http://www.david-kilgour.com/2010/Nov_17_2010_01.php

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2-25-15     An incident last July may be part of the explanation.  Back then, three US congressmen – Frank Wolf, Dana Rohrabacher and Christopher Smith – penned high-profile protest letters to Taiwanese President Ma Ying-jeou, blasting his government’s plan to tear down Taiwan-based shortwave radio towers used by the Falun Gong to broadcast deep into China.

Two years earlier, Rohrabacher had threatened “to end his strong legislative support for Taiwan” as the result of a state-owned company’s decision to terminate satellite services for a Falun Gong-connected TV channel.  According to Gary D Rawnsley, a professor at the UK’s Aberystwyth University specialising in Taiwan’s public diplomacy, it is this kind of international attention that is bringing about Taiwan’s hands-off approach towards the Falun Gong.                http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/features/2014/02/taiwan-falun-gong-dilemma-2014224134148830280.html

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During a Falun Gong rally in Taiwan in 2006, four demonstrators play in an action drama against what they said was the Chinese communists' killing of Falun Gong followers and harvesting of their organs in concentration camps. China recently placed the outlawed group at the top of its list of terrorist organizations, despite no history of violence against others. (Photo by Patrick Lin/Getty Images)-During a Falun Gong rally in Taiwan in 2006, four demonstrators play in an action drama against what they said was the Chinese communists’ killing of Falun Gong followers and harvesting of their organs in concentration camps.  China recently placed the outlawed group at the top of its list of terrorist organizations, despite no history of violence against others.  (Photo by Patrick Lin/Getty Images)

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On April 25, 1999 more than 10,000 practitioners gathered near the Zhongnanhai government compound in Beijing to demand an end to official harassment.

Then-party general secretary Jiang Zemin was reportedly enraged by the audacity and scale of the protest — the largest since the Tiananmen Square demonstrations of 1989 — and demanded the movement be “defeated.”

On July 20, 1999, security forces swooped, detaining several thousand leading Falun Gong practitioners.  Days later the group was made illegal for “advocating superstition, spreading fallacies, hoodwinking people, inciting and creating disturbances, and jeopardizing social stability.”  Since the crackdown began, hundreds of thousands of practitioners have been arrested and detained.   http://www.dailynews.com/general-news/20140714/why-china-fears-the-falun-gong

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Children of the Sun, reinforcements of freedom everywhere, I call you.  I call you to the deepest consideration of the sacrifice of your life—one life for your country, for the souls of Earth.  And i say to you as in Tibet, as in Russia, as in Eastern Europe, in Vietnam and Cambodia, as in China as one by one souls of light have been slaughtered so it will also come upon this soil unless enough will hear my call and make that sacrifice.      -Saint Germain:  11-20-1977 at Pasadena via Messenger Elizabeth Clare Prophet      IMG_1818.JPG4270361604_7f244134cc_o.jpg -Saint Germain & Kuan Yin, in Prayer & Meditation, 1978

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The discovery, which Apache is calling “Alpine High,” is in an area near the Davis Mountains that had been overlooked by geologists and engineers, who believed it would be a poor fit for hydraulic fracturing. It could be worth $8 billion by conservative estimates, or even 10 times more, according to the company. Shares rose by as much as 13% after U.S. markets opened Wednesday.

Apache started acquiring mineral rights in the area two years ago and subsequently discovered its potential. The company then quietly went about locking up more land in the field, believed to be up to 450,000 acres overall. Its position now exceeds 300,000 acres, or roughly two-thirds of the field, and is about 20 times the size of Manhattan.

The company has begun drilling in the area and says the early wells, which produce more natural gas than oil, are capable of providing at least a 30% profit margin at today’s prices, including all costs associated with drilling.   http://www.wsj.com/articles/apache-has-high-hopes-for-new-oil-field-discovery-in-texas-1473245702

 

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