Sydney (FDI), Tuesday 26 August 2003 – An Australian resident subjected to torture and persecution in China is to have her case championed in the United Nations and the International Court of Justice with an eminent human rights lawyer Geoffrey Robertson.
Month: August 2003
My name is Helen Liu, a citizen of Australia. I went back to China to see my family and visited Tiananmen Square with my sister in July 2002. My sister stretched out her arms in Tiananmen Square, and suddenly some plainclothes policemen stopped her.
Beneath the veil of the rapid growth of the Chinese economy lies the question of whether or not it entails underlying dooming factors. While high economic growth is an aspect that many countries seek, it cannot be the sole aim of a nation’s economy.
Seeing the slanderous report on CCTV (China Central Television) piqued my curiosity and I wanted to find out more about the book, Zhuan Falun. Upon finishing the book, I came to understand that this is a good book for teaching people to become better people, and I later started to practice the Falun Gong exercises, too.
On the 20th of August, Belgian Falun Gong practitioners organised a press conference about the lawsuit against
Chinas dictator Jiang Zemin, at the Federation Court in Brussels, the capital
of Belgium. Major Dutch and Belgian media organisations attended the conference.
The Australian Senate passed a motion on 21st of August 2003, expressing concern about Hong Kongs proposed Article 23 legislation.
In order to compare the economic transformation of the Soviet Union and China, many studies have been drawn. They show that China is successful in the transition into a communist society in comparison to the USSR. Some optimistic views believe China will become the factory for the entire world and will eventually become a world power.
The World Organisation to Investigate the Persecution of Falun Gong have found that one quarter of Chinas financial resources are used to persecute Falun Gong practitioners. As China is one of our largest trading partners this figure is cause for serious concern here in Australia.
The ancient Chinese said, “Do not commit wrongdoing just because it is a minor offense, do not refuse to do a good deed simply because it offers a small help”, “Whoever harms others will certainly end up harming himself.” These proverbs are indeed true.
“I also told him that when the persecution began, like most others, I really had absolutely no idea of what to do. Something so good, that I have improved from for the past few years, is suddenly being persecuted, it didnt make sense…”