News reports on the congress by Canadian, German, Finnish and Hong Kong television agencies, all intended for home audiences, were blocked as they were beamed out of China, reporters said. The footage showed protests in Tibet, practitioners of the Falun Gong and other politically sensitive material.
On September 24 the Hong Kong government firmly publicized Article No. 23, making Hong Kong residents who have become accustomed to democracy and freedom to be at a sudden loss in the face of “instigating subversion” and “instigating splits”.
My family migrated to Australia 20 years ago from the PRC. Our whole family was persecuted during the Cultural Revolution, simply because my dad went to a Christian school when he was young and my grandparents were living overseas. My dad was separated from us at that time and I was about 5 years old. My sisters were discriminated against at school, and although my parents had established careers and lots of friends in China, they decided to leave China for our benefit.
The Chinese Consulate in Chicago offers money to Chinese students to rally a welcoming party for Jiang Zemin to the US – with strings attached.
According to a September 28th report of an overseas Chinese newspaper, the No. 1 Chinese website Sina Net displayed the main page of Falun Dafa’s Minghui Net yesterday. What happened? Internet users who are concerned about Minghui Net and Sina Net are wondering.
I am not a Falun Gong practitioner, but I know them well. I understand what they are thinking and doing. At the same time, since I am also a police officer and a civil servant. I know clearly what the police and civil servants are thinking and doing. I can say that Jiang’s persecution against Falun Gong practitioners, using the whole Party and state apparatus, is a huge mistake. To put it simply, the persecution can be called an outrageous crime.
Jiang’s regime has been interrupting VOA, BBC, Free Radio Asia and Taiwan Radio for many years. Not long ago, they started to block both Chinese and Western media and set up firewalls on the Internet to block overseas websites, with an intention to smother its people with the state ideology and prevent them from knowing the truth. The interruption of the Sinosat broke through the information blockade and exposed Jiang’s selling out the country.
It surprises me that some people think the Chinese government does have some reason to worry about 70 to 100 million people practising Falun Gong.
When people hear the truth about the persecution, they often ask, “Why does the the Jiang regime persecute Falun Gong? Why does this regime treat a group of people with such brutality, just for cultivating their bodies and minds?” Everyone with rational thinking finds it ridiculous.