It is now clear that the Beijing Olympics Games did not help to improve human rights in China. On the contrary, unknown thousands of innocent people have fallen victim to the Beijing Olympics. Knowing that it had the Olympics secured, the Chinese regime not only refused to honor the promise it made to improve human rights when it bid for the 2008 Olympic Games,1 but it used the Olympics’ security as a pretext to apprehend, torture, and murder people who had already suffered prolonged human rights violations in China.
Mr. Wang Chongjun, age 65, died at home on August 23, 2008 after being
injected with an unknown drug in a Beijing labor camp, according to sources
in China. His wife, Ms. Wang Zhiqin, remains illegally detained and is unaware
of her husband’s death.
With one month to go before the Olympic Games’ opening ceremony, Chinese security agencies continue to arrest Falun Gong adherents throughout China in large numbers. In Beijing alone, hundreds have been arrested and dozens sentenced to labour camps without trial.
U.S. coverage of China has been weak and our policies inconsistent. Terribly so. But it doesn’t render us incapable of doing the right thing. Falun Gong has been getting little press in the torch relay fracas. That’s not surprising. As an indigenous Chinese movement, rather than a separatist one, Falun Gong has taken a neutral position on boycotting the Chinese Olympics, sensing correctly that it has become a matter of Chinese “face” that the Olympics continue.
Statement on behalf of the Falun Dafa Associations of NSW, Victoria and Queensland. Falun Gong practitioners will not be protesting on the Olympic Torch route in Canberra on 24 April.
Chinese security agencies have been conducting large-scale arrests of Falun Gong adherents throughout China in recent months as authorities step up efforts to “stamp out” the practice in advance of the Olympic Games in August, according to the New York Falun Dafa Information Centre (FDI).
According to sources from Beijing, from the end of 2007 to early this year, at least 100 Falun Gong practitioners with confirmed names have been arrested in Beijing.
In order for the Chinese people to see a world with the same human rights, the Forum announced the launching of a plan to promote the Human Rights Torch Relay into China by the end of March, 2008 in response to the Chinese people’s call for human rights and against the Olympic Games.
Ever since the Olympic Committee granted Communist China the honor of hosting the 2008 Olympics in 2001, the world has been waiting for the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) to fulfill its promise of improving human rights. Seven years have passed, and the CCP has tried to appear peaceful on the surface, but they are actually concealing human rights persecution in order to deceive the international community.
US Congressman Dana Rohrabacher pointed out that while the Chinese Communist Party persecutes peaceful Falun Gong practitioners, the United States should not participate in an Olympics hosted by such a criminal government.