Falun Gong practitioners held an experience sharing conference in New York from April 10 to April 11, 2004. On the afternoon of April 10, more than three thousand Falun Gong practitioners from all over the world staged a “Journey of Falun Dafa” grand parade in Manhattan’s Chinatown.
The Changji Labor Camp has to meet Tianshan Wooltex’s quota of Kashmir sweaters, or the guards won’t get their bonus. The Chinese “reform through labor” camps have become privatized. They are small enterprises that sign contracts with big companies and export products to overseas shopping malls.
It is a place where torturers get rich, and where Falun Gong practitioners slave to pay for the purchase of the electric batons that will shock them if they slow down. These are places where persecution drives profit.
The government’s use of mental hospitals and psychiatric misuse in the abuse of Falun Gong practitioners was the cause of great concern for international human rights groups, mental health organizations and professionals who are concerned with the development of psychiatry in China.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED THAT the Commission should urge the People’s Republic of China to immediately stop the repression of spiritual and political groups, including but not limited to Falun Gong practitioners,
Over 100 Chinese officials could be denied entry into the United States, or face deportation if they are already here, for their particularly severe violations of religious freedom according to two NGOs who submitted a report on the Chinese officials to U.S. authorities.
The 2004 edition of the Falun Dafa InfoCenters Compassion magazine was released. The magazine provides an in-depth look at the genocide targeting Falun Gong in China, legal actions around the world to stop it as well as a nation-wide campaign of peaceful civil disobedience by millions of Falun Gong practitioners in China.
While on tour promoting his book on Falun Gong appeals in Tiananmen Square, a Canadian citizen was barred from Hong Kong.
Chinese-American Ms. Zhang, a resident in New York City, seeks support from all circles in society and requests the Chinese authorities to immediately release her elder sister Ms. Jun Zhang and Jun’s daughter Chiyue Li, who are currently imprisoned in the Beijing Chaoyang Detention Center.
“Compared to Hitler’s crime in slaughtering the Jews, the Chinese government’s killing of innocent people is more covert, and is more sinister. This action is hidden under lies, for example, “for the sake of the stabilization of society and citizens,” and the cruel persecution focuses on destroying innocent people’s will and morality. The genocide against Falun Gong practitioners is the most noticeable crime right now.”
On February 3, 2004, the Ontario Superior Court began proceedings for the libel lawsuit filed by Toronto Falun Gong practitioner Mr. Joel Chipkar against the Deputy Consul General of China in Toronto, Mr. Pan Xinchun.
This is the first time where a Falun Gong practitioner has brought and won a lawsuit against a Chinese diplomat for persecuting Falun Gong outside of China. This is also the first court case where a Chinese diplomat was sued for slander and spreading hatred against Falun Gong.