The “Nancy Chen Kidnap Case in Sichuan, China” which lasted 10 days, finally had a successful result on the Chinese New Year’s eve. This kidnapping case drew the attention of the Australian government and media.
(SFDI) – Due to the joint efforts of the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, the “Nancy Chen Urgent Rescue Team,” and many other concerned parties, Nancy Chen was finally released at about 10:30 a.m. on January 30, 2003 (Beijing time).
While visiting family members in Yongan, Mr. Chan Wing Yuen, then a 70-year-old man, was arrested on 12 December 2001 for displaying a small banner in a street that read “Truthfulness-Compassion-Tolerance”
I urge you to assist in the release of Ms Li from the re-education labour camp and thus permit her to continue with the processing of her spouse visa application in the public interest of the Australian citizen spouse visa sponsor.
Practitioners made two extensive trips along the East Coast of Queensland, Australia during 2002 and gave Queensland’s Members of State and Local Parliaments, Town Councillors and their communities a grand opportunity to share with Falun Dafa practitioners.
The Government also believes that China’s maltreatment of Falun Gong practitioners – including relatives of Australian citizens – contravenes the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR), which China has signed, but not yet ratified, and the Convention Against Torture.
It is important for people to realise that the Chinese Government continues to support a crackdown on a range of political movements, particularly Falun Gong.
On New Year’s Eve of each year, tens of thousands of citizens would gather to watch the show. The local practitioners decided to utilize this opportunity to demonstrate the Falun Gong exercises and distribute truth-clarifying materials by the Yarra River. Practitioners also wanted to welcome the New Year in such a meaningful way.
At one particular school her class consists of all mainland Chinese students who recently arrived in Australia. She said she feels sorry for them as she can see how they are suppressed and how they are “brainwashed” in China.
Since China joined the World Trade Organisation, it is meant to be trying to attain international standards in how it is operates its judiciary. The proposed changes to Article 23 of Basic Law in Hong Kong do not seem to be a step in that direction.