Canadian Minister of Foreign Affairs Stéphane Dion recently emailed Li Xun, the president of the Canadian Falun Dafa Association, affirming the government’s support of Falun Gong. “Canada is concerned about the persecution of Falun Gong practitioners in China, including those with family ties to Canadians,” Dion wrote. “The promotion and protection of human rights is …
Sponsored by the organization, Free China, and co-sponsored by over 20 groups, a large-scale rally and parade with the theme, “The CCP Must Immediately Stop the Killing” was held on September 6, 2007 in downtown Sydney. A major focus of the rally and parade was a reenactment that exposed the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) organ harvesting from living Falun Gong practitioners. Numerous media organizations took photos of the reenactment from beginning to end.
The Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit is being held on September 3 to 9, 2007, in Sydney, Australia. Falun Gong practitioners from different states of Australia, Hong Kong, Japan, Taiwan, New Zealand and other places gathered in Sydney.
They are the quiet, constant protesters who are always left alone by police, even during this security-mad week. “We’re trying to raise awareness of the fact that human rights are never on the APEC agenda.”
The Canadians supervised calls to several hospitals by Mandarin speakers purporting to be acting for patients seeking urgent transplants, getting some doctors and officials to admit taking organs from young and healthy Falun Gong prisoners.
Members of the spiritual movement Falun Gong will hold a candlelight vigil outside
the Chinese embassy in Canberra to coincide with the visit of China’s president
Falun Gong and other groups have a regular presence outside the Chinese embassy in Canberra, where they protest against Beijing’s alleged human rights abuses.
The Falun Dafa (Falun Gong) Association of NSW is urging the Minister of Immigration and Citizenship, Kevin Andrews, to deny Chinese Commerce Minister, Bo Xilai, entry to Australia. He is expected to arrive in Sydney on 5 September for the APEC forum.
“We’re not protesting against APEC, we’re not protesting against the Howard Government, we just want people to realise thousands of Falun Gong people are held in camps in China and they’re killed for organ transplants,” said Falun Gong spokeswoman Kay Rubacek.
During the time of APEC meetings in Sydney, Falun Gong practitioners from around Australia request that our Prime Minister, John Howard, openly urge the Chinese Communist Party delegates at APEC ’07 that Australians want the Chinese Communist regime to immediately and unconditionally end the persecution of Falun Gong and release all Falun Gong prisoners of conscience.