Eleven years ago this week, the Chinese Communist Party launched a campaign to eradicate Falun Gong—a peaceful and popular spiritual practice embraced by tens of millions of Chinese citizens. But the practitioners of Falun Gong are not the only victims, and the lives destroyed and lost are not the only costs.
With the spotlight on human rights and fair trade in the world with China recently hundreds of Falun Gong practitioners and supporters will join a large-scale candlelight vigil and street parade this Sunday (19/07/09) to mark 10 years of brutal persecution against Falun Gong practitioners by the Chinese communist regime.
Sydneysiders will participate in a candlelight commemoration 6pm today at Town
Hall as part of a series of activities to commemorate lives lost and to call
for an end to the eight-year persecution of Falun Gong practitioners in China
that began on July 20, 1999.
The Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) persecution of Falun Gong has lasted for seven years. This persecution can be summarized in two words: fabrication and violence. Ever since the establishment of the CCP, it has used fabrication and violence as the means to take power and sustain totalitarian rule. In the persecution of Falun Gong, the CCP is utilizing its accumulated criminal experience of fabrication and violence.
The Australia-China human rights bilateral dialogue has completely failed to assist in lessening or ending this human rights atrocity.