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Chinese Citizens Speak Out Against China's Prison Labor System. Former Masanjia Detainees Corroborate Forced Labor Plea Letter. It’s a modern-day version of a message in a bottle.

Former Masanjia Detainees Corroborate Forced Labor Plea Letter

From a Chinese labor.html">labor camp to the home of a US resident. On Sunday, the Oregon-based Oregonian newspaper reported a letter resident Julie Keith discovered inside a box of Halloween decorations. Chinese Lawyer Supports Falun Gong in China. By Albert Ding & Gary PanseyEpoch Times Staff Created: December 20, 2012 Last Updated: December 26, 2012 Prominent Chinese lawyer Guo Lianhui in his office.

Chinese Lawyer Supports Falun Gong in China

Guo recently posted an article defending Falun Gong practitioners and asserting that they should be free from persecution. (Courtesy of the subject) “Vast state financial resources have been used for a long time to persecute a spiritual group with many believers throughout China and the world. This is a barbarity indeed rarely seen in the history of mankind. Falun Gong is a qigong practice that became extremely popular in China during the 1990s before the Chinese regime launched a nationwide persecution in 1999. Abducted Taiwanese Testifies at U.S. Congress on Persecution of Falun Gong. The U.S.

Abducted Taiwanese Testifies at U.S. Congress on Persecution of Falun Gong

Congressional Executive Commission on China held a hearing on December 18 on the persecution of falun-dafa/" target="_blank">Falun Gong, a meditation practice in China. Present at the hearing was Chung Ting-pang, a Taiwanese citizen illegally arrested and detained by Chinese authorities in June when he visited his family in the mainland. [U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown]: "Authorities claimed he threatened national security by trying to broadcast Falun Gong materials in China. A Group in Hong Kong Appears as Front for Beijing. By Li ZhenEpoch Times Staff Created: December 19, 2012 Last Updated: December 22, 2012 Activists wearing green uniforms gathered along the roadside with anti-Falun Gong banners near the site of the Tuidang event; they later yelled and used horns to aggravate the Falun Gong protesters.

A Group in Hong Kong Appears as Front for Beijing

(The Epoch Times) Earlier this year an organization began making its presence felt throughout Hong Kong’s streets, harassing people, and presenting Chinese communist propaganda wherever its members congregated. Despite claiming to be a non-profit organization involved in charity work, by far the most prominent public activities by the Hong Kong Youth Care Association (HKYCA) so far have been directed towards harassing and sometimes threatening practitioners of the Falun Gong meditation discipline.

The organization’s actions have been widely criticized by Hong Kong’s citizens, and labeled as an assault on the freedoms of speech and belief. Read Original Chinese article. Watch Out for Dangerous Christmas Toys. The Christmas season is upon us and parents, relatives and friends will be scouring toy stores looking for the perfect children’s present.

Watch Out for Dangerous Christmas Toys

This year the US Consumer Product and Safety Commission stopped two million dangerous children’s products.html">products from entering the US. The US recently set higher standards for lead levels and required third party testing on all children’s products. Despite the new regulations, the CPSC said it recalled 38 toys.html">toys in 2012. Earlier this year, the Michigan Network for Children’s Environmental Health and the Ann Arbor Ecology Center tested 99 pieces of cheap jewelry from 14 different retailers.

New Details Come To Light In Henan School Stabbing. As families begin to rebuild their lives after Friday’s brutal schoolstabbings in Henan’s Guangshan County, new details are coming to light.

New Details Come To Light In Henan School Stabbing

[Wan Quan, Wounded Teacher]: "The culprit was slashing madly and the students were running everywhere protecting their heads. I climbed upstairs to try to fight with him. He slashed me back. " The assailant, Min Yingjun, is in custody and has been charged with jeopardizing publicsecurity, according to state-run CCTV. Jackie Chan Investigated Following Gun Claims.

Engineer: Hydroelectric Dam Linked to 2008 Sichuan Quake. The 2008earthquake.html">earthquake in Sichuan province claimed at least 80,000 lives.

Engineer: Hydroelectric Dam Linked to 2008 Sichuan Quake

A research published this month now suggests the devastating seismic activity may have been caused by human factors. In this report, Canada-based Probe International says evidence indicate that a hydroelectric dam in the area probably triggered the earthquake.html">earthquake. China Calls For Better Sino-Japan Relations from Shinzo Abe. Chinese Activist Hu Jia Assaulted At Home. Chinese activist Hu Jia was attacked by plainclothes national security officers from Tongzhou County in Beijing on Friday (December 14).

Chinese Activist Hu Jia Assaulted At Home

Hu was leaving his home when squadron commander Su Lijun led an attack. Hu was on the phone with a Reuters journalist at the time. [Hu Jia, Chinese Rights Activist]: "They had three people stop me. They pushed me, punched my chest and my shoulders. Hu Jia said he was planning to attend a memorial ceremony of Cultural Revolution victim Li Jiulian, but that trip has now been thwarted. Wang Lijun Penalized More Than 5,600 Policemen in 3 Years. By Leo ChenEpoch Times Staff Created: December 17, 2012 Last Updated: December 18, 2012 Wang Lijun, former Chief of Chongqing Public Security Bureau, in March, 2011. (Feng Li/Getty Images) Wang Lijun, who set off a political firestorm in February after attempting to defect to the U.S. Consulate, caused the demotion of at least 5,600 policemen during the three years he worked as chief of the Public Security Bureau in Chongqing City.

At least one official was severely tortured and another was executed under Wang’s watch. Some of the several thousand officers were fired, kept under house arrest, forced to take labor education or even sentenced to prison, according to a report from the Tianjin Evening News. The bureau announced on Dec. 11 that these cases are under review with the final redress policies yet to be decided. Chinese State-Media Skews Connecticut Massacre. Many across the world are mourning the massacre of school children in Connecticut, last Friday.

Chinese State-Media Skews Connecticut Massacre

But Chinese state-run media took it as an opportunity to fan the flames of nationalism. State-run CCTV provided round the clock in-depth coverage and analysis of the shooting, touting China’s zero-tolerance gun laws. Editor of China’s state-run Global Times, Hu Xijin, was also quoted saying, “Isn’t this a human rights disaster?” School Violence in China and U.S. Spurs Reflection, Debate. On Friday in Henan Province, a man walked into a primary school and stabbed 22 children. None were killed. The same day, in Newtown, Connecticut, a man armed with at least three semi-automatic weapons shot his way into an elementary school and killed 26 people, including 20 first graders.

The two eerily similar acts of violence against children have inspired inevitable comparisons, especially between the gun-loving culture of the U.S. and China, where guns are prohibited for personal use. Stop Organ Harvesting in China - Petition. Organ Harvesting in China: Supply and Demand. On October 24, 2012, Xinhua reprinted an article from another state media, China Youth Daily, which reported that the Guangzhou Military Command General Hospital has a computerized system that automatically matches and allocates organs to waiting patients.

Organ Harvesting in China: Supply and Demand

According to the article, “In this nationally connected system, a computer matches organs with patients waiting for a transplant without any human intervention.” The hospital is one of 160 involved in a pilot program for this system. Boxun: A CCP Official’s Story about Organ Harvesting in China. The Dark Side of China’s State-Run Sports Engine. China’s Economy Faces Nine Major Challenges. [Editor’s Note: Li Zuojun, Deputy Director of the Institute of Resources and Environmental Policy Research at the Development Research Center of the State Council, published an article discussing the major problems that the Chinese economy faces.

The Development Research Center of the State Council (DRC) is a leading policy research and consulting institution directly under the State Council. According to Li, the nine problems are: declining economic growth, inflation, economic bubbles, the changing economic growth engines, adjustments in our industries and regional business structures, environmental constraints, the social costs of development, the deteriorating international environment, and resistance to reform. Canadian MPs Tune in to Upheaval in China. Chinese Leader’s Fear Turned Country Inside Out. People have wondered how China suddenly exploded with scandals—former political heavyweight Bo Xilai removed in disgrace, his wife accused of murder, and the powerful Zhou Yongkang stripped of authority and placed under investigation.

In fact, these recent events are only the continuation of a drama that started 23 years ago. In China, Removing the Bloody-Hands Faction is Only the Beginning. A NOBEL MAN trailer 1st May. EXCLUSIVE: China’s Top Leaders Split Over Handling of Security Czar. By Lin FengEpoch Times Staff Created: April 16, 2012 Last Updated: April 22, 2012. « NTD Le Journal » du 13 avril 2012. Bo Xilai Removed From Politburo, Party Posts. By Matthew RobertsonEpoch Times Staff Created: April 10, 2012 Last Updated: April 18, 2012. China's Bo Xilai Purged From Party Posts. The Revenge of Wen Jiabao - By John Garnaut. The Moral Crisis in China, Part II – Traditional Chinese Culture. United States. Chongqing Mayor and Spokesperson Give Conflicting Accounts on Wang Lijun Affair. By Wang Haitian & Yang XueNew Tang Dynasty Television Created: March 6, 2012 Last Updated: March 8, 2012 Chongqing Mayor Huang Qifan being interviewed by Phoenix TV.

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