Lors d'un rassemblement rejoint par des milliers de practitiioners Falun Gong à Taipei 23 avril 2006, quatre manifestants jouent dans un drame d'action contre ce qu'ils ont dit était le meurtre des communistes chinois des adeptes du Falun Gong et la récolte de leurs organes dans les camps de concentration.  (PATRICK LIN / AFP / Getty Images)Lors d'un rassemblement rejoint par des milliers de practitiioners Falun Gong à Taipei 23 avril 2006, quatre manifestants jouent dans un drame d'action contre ce qu'ils ont dit était le meurtre des communistes chinois des adeptes du Falun Gong et la récolte de leurs organes dans les camps de concentration.  (PATRICK LIN / AFP / Getty Images)

« Il y avait des saignements. Il était encore en vie », médecin chinois, Enver Tohti, rappelé à un groupe d'experts en Irlande sur la pratique lucrative de la Chine de prélèvement d'organes sur les prisonniers d'opinion.

Le Comité mixte des affaires étrangères et du commerce, et la défense a écouté les preuves présentées par les organes experts de récolte, y compris David Matas et Ethan Gutmann, qui ont tous deux été nominé pour le Prix Nobel de la paix pour leur travail d'investigation en Chine.

Le panel a énuméré une série de recommandations au comité, notamment pour exhorter le gouvernement à interdire « organe tourism'-une entreprise extrêmement rentable principalement abusé par la Chine, où les citoyens voyagent à l'étranger pour recevoir une greffe d'organe.

Le corps principal des victimes de ces transplantations d'organes est de praticiens de la Falun Gong-a paisible, la pratique de la méditation traditionnelle dont les principes principaux sont la véracité, la compassion, et la tolérance. Le Parti communiste chinois a commencé une persécution sanglante de ses praticiens 1999 qui continue à ce jour.

Des centaines de milliers de pratiquants sont dans le vaste réseau de camps de travail à travers la Chine à un moment donné et sont très vulnérables à être mis sur les listes pour l'extraction d'organes.

le tourisme d'organes est déjà interdit en Israël, Taïwan, Italie, et de l'Espagne. Gutmann a déclaré que ces pays ont fait d'un sentiment de « l'intégrité, un sens très développé de la tragédie, une sagesse historique de savoir que les grands joueurs, [tel que] les Etats Unis. la Grande-Bretagne., ne peut pas interférer dans une tragédie mondiale « .

Gutmann a poursuivi en disant que c'est un moment critique dans un moment critique, et est maintenant le temps d'agir.

Dr. Tohti a dit qu'il a effectué une opération de prélèvement d'organes dans les années 1990 et a pensé qu'il faisait son devoir de « éliminer l'ennemi de l'Etat. »

« Chaque fois que je donne ce compte, il semble comme une confession," il a dit, avant de parler au comité.

Il décrit comment la société chinoise, sous le régime communiste, vous devenez un esclave complaisant, un « membre à part entière de la société programmée, prêt à remplir la tâche à venir sans poser de questions « .

Dans 1995, il a dit deux chirurgiens en chef lui a demandé de préparer une équipe pour « la plus grande opération possible » pour le lendemain matin.

Tohti et son équipe ont été amenés à l'extérieur de l'hôpital et a dit attendre des coups de fusil.

« Après des coups de feu ont été entendus, nous nous sommes précipités dans. Un officier armé nous a dirigé vers le coin droit, où je peux voir un homme en civil allongé sur le sol avec une blessure par balle à la poitrine droite,» A déclaré Tohti.

Puis il a dit les chirurgiens en chef a ordonné et guidé pour extraire le foie et deux reins. « L'homme était vivant," il a dit. L'homme blessé a essayé de résister, mais était trop faible.

Après avoir signé pour les transplantations d'organes en dehors de la Chine, les temps d'attente sont des mois à des années, en fonction du type d'organe. Mais ce que les experts ont constaté que si l'organe a été acheté en Chine, un organe frais peut être livré dans les jours ou semaines.

L'un des facteurs déterminants qui poussent ce commerce du tourisme d'organes est la grande demande d'organes.

Tohti a décrit la nature impitoyable du commerce d'organes en Chine, termes de référencement utilisés sur les sites de transplantation chinois tels que « offre illimitée » et « Évincer pour votre transplantation cardiaque. »

« Il est inacceptable qu'un modèle commercial normal « par un-get-one-libre » peut être vu dans la transplantation d'organes," il a dit.

Tohti a également évoqué les récents rapports de santé gratuits nationaux contrôles dans la région du Xinjiang pour « améliorer la qualité de vie des Ouïghours. »

« Nous soupçonnons que le PCC est la construction d'une base de données nationale pour le commerce d'organes," il a dit. Ouighours sont une minorité ethnique musulmane également la cible de persécution par le PCC et ont aurait également été ciblé pour le prélèvement d'organes.

Gutmann et Matas ont constaté que la Chine il y a entre « 60.000 transplantations à 100,000 greffes par an » dans un rapport de près de 700 pages, ils ont publié l'année dernière en Juin.

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A ceremony at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on July 1, 2016. (Wang Zhao / AFP / Getty Images)A ceremony at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on July 1, 2016. (Wang Zhao / AFP / Getty Images)

China has the world’s second largest economy and one of the biggest stock exchanges. Modern high-rise skyscrapers dot the skyline in Beijing, Tianjin, and Shanghai. All makes of cars can be found on public roads, and Chinese citizens carry the latest model of smartphones.

Surely the People’s Republic of China is a modern capitalist state and merely communist in name?

The Chinese Communist Party has adopted some aspects of capitalism, but China remains a textbook communist country: The Party controls the commanding heights of the economy and all land; it maintains strict controls on speech, assembly, and belief; and the Chinese regime’s political structure is a classic Leninist dictatorship.

China would not have been able to enjoy stretches of double digit GDP growth in recent years if the Party under paramount leader Deng Xiaoping had not turned away from pure socialism and experimented with economic reform starting in 1978.

Over the decades, the Party slowly relinquished some control over the means of production, and allowed private enterprise and entrepreneurs. The top Chinese leadership now refers to its five-year plans as “guidelines” in recognition that the Party no longer oversees a classic command economy.

But the Party runs what could be termed a “neo command economy.”

State-owned enterprises may make up only 3 percent of all companies in China today, but they produce an estimated 25 à 30 pour cent of the total industrial output. The Party maintains command over the economy by having top Party officials or family members own several key industries. Par exemple, Jiang Mianheng, the son of former Party leader Jiang Zemin, is known as China’s “Telecommunications King” due to his sizable interests and control over the industry.

China’s impressive GDP growth figures are widely known to be manipulated. Li Keqiang, the current Chinese premier, told a U.S. official in 2007 that official figures are unreliable and he instead looks at railway cargo volume, electricity consumption, and new loans disbursed by banks to better gauge China’s economic growth.

Many top Chinese businesspeople are Communist Party members who serve on the regime’s rubber stamp legislature or its political advisory body. Part of the reason is a Party policy to co-opt Chinese business elites, but businesspeople join up anyway because Party membership guarantees business advantage.

And in line with textbook Marxist teachings, the Party is the only true landowner in China; the Party leases land to the Chinese people.

Chinese society continues to be tightly controlled by the Party.

The Party employs over two million internet police to censor public opinion, and maintains a powerful internet firewall to keep out the global internet within China’s borders. Population control officers force Chinese women to stick to the state mandated child limit, and carry out forced abortions and sterilizations against women who don’t conform.

Regime dissenters, as well as religious communities and ordinary members of civil society, live under the constant threat of being declared political enemies by the Party and then “invited to tea,” code for being interrogated by dreaded public security officers. Dissidents are abused, torturé, and frequently made to carry out forced labor in detention centers.

The regime secures an almost perfect conviction rate against its political enemies in the courts, which it contrôles. Prominent dissidents find themselves under house arrest the moment they complete their often lengthy jail stints.

The Chinese constitution guarantees freedom of belief, but the Party ignores its own laws. Par exemple, former Communist Party general secretary Jiang Zemin forced through the unpopular persecution of the Falun Gong spiritual practice in 1999, and created an extralegal organization to ensure that the regime’s law and security apparatus to carry out Jiang’s policy.

Politically, China is still run by a Leninist Party obsessed with control.

The Chinese Communist Party has been the only governing political party since 1949; other parties exist under a “united front,” but are not independent of the communists.

The Party’s leader or general secretary doesn’t run a cabinet, and is instead part of a Political Bureau, a collection of top officials that make all the top decisions in the country. He is also handpicked by Party elders and elites, not democratically elected.

These days, the leaders of China may have traded in their grey, five-button, Mandarin-collared Mao suits for dark business suits. But as long as the hammer and sickle remains in the Great Hall of the People, communism hasn’t yet been relegated to the dust heap of history in China.

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Chinese workers weld at a construction site in heavy pollution on Nov. 29, 2014 à Beijing. (Kevin Frayer / Getty Images)Chinese workers weld at a construction site in heavy pollution on Nov. 29, 2014 à Beijing. (Kevin Frayer / Getty Images)

Deng Xiaoping’s 1992 southern tour is generally referred to by official Chinese propaganda as a new starting point of reform. En fait, from the perspective of institutional transition, China’s socialist economic system officially came to an end in 1997, when China began to implement the privatization of state-owned enterprises (Les entreprises publiques).

SOEs are considered one of the pillars of the socialist economic system. When most SOEs are privatized, the socialist economic system will completely disintegrate because an economic system characterized by private ownership is in fact capitalism.

Cheng Xiaonong (Epoch Weekly)

But interestingly, le Parti communiste chinois (CCP) is in denial about its privatization policy. Although it actually did take place, the CCP has never admitted that it already completed privatization more than a decade ago. The authorities have covered up privatization with the term “SOE reform,” but deliberately avoided talking about what kind of system they were reformed to. En fait, there were only two possibilities for SOE reform: either complete privatization, turning it into a completely private enterprise, or partial privatization, allowing partial private ownership with the main share owned by the state.

1990s Banking Crisis

There was a reason for the government to choose privatization but deliberately remain vague about it.

Zhu Rongji, China’s premier at the time, took two factors into consideration when making the decision. Premier, SOEs had become heavy financial burdens for the government, leading the banking system to the verge of collapse. The economic reforms of the Deng Xiaoping era could not resolve the serious problems facing SOEs, which relied unconditionally on state bank loans. However, business conditions deteriorated, and many SOEs ceased to repay their bank loans and even interest payments. From the mid-1990s, a potential banking system financial crisis became increasingly apparent.

In this case, China’s SOE managers became the new owners, basically through illegal means

In the early 1990s, plus que 20 percent of loans by four major state-owned banks were bad debts. Dans 1994, China’s banking industry suffered its first serious nationwide loss. Par 1996, seventy percent of overall bank loans had become bad or overdue.

In the second half of 1997, to save the banking system from collapse, the government had to roll out a restructuring plan for SOEs—namely, privatization—to rid itself of most of the more than 10,000 SOEs and their “burden” on the state.

World Trade Organization Requirements

en outre, China was eager to join the WTO to expand exports. But the WTO had the precondition that China must establish a market economy within 15 années, abolish its planned economy, and implement privatization of SOEs. If China could not prove the implementation of SOE privatization, it would not be allowed into the WTO.

Since the government and the media covered up the facts about SOE privatization, people who never worked at SOEs were unaware of the meaning of “SOE reform.” In fact, the so-called “reform” was to allow the privatization of small and medium enterprises and allow large SOEs to be listed on the market for partial privatization.

The authorities let the directors and managers of SOEs implement “restructuring” and layoffs. Any social discontent and anger arising from the reform would thus be transferred to those people instead of to the government. Bien sûr, these directors and managers did not take the blame for nothing; they were handsomely compensated.

The key question in this privatization plot was: who would buy these SOEs? Just as was the case in Russia, directors and managers of Chinese SOE did not have the millions or hundreds of millions in savings to acquire businesses, and foreign capital played a minimal role in the SOE privatization process. In this case, China’s SOE managers became the new owners, basically through illegal means.

Workers construct an oil rig in Daqing, Heilongjiang province on May 2, 2016. (Nocolas Asfour/AFP/Getty Images)

Cover-up

This is the reason why the Chinese government has not allowed domestic researchers to study the process of SOE privatization, and Chinese media simply does not report the truth.

Ironiquement, despite being a forbidden topic for Chinese media and researchers, it is open to outside researchers. Foreign researchers, through international organizations such as the World Bank, could enter China freely and conduct nationwide sample surveys on SOE ownership status after privatization. Over the past decade, those researchers have published a number of books in English on the results of China’s privatization. However, none of these books were translated or published in China.

The Chinese government allowed foreign researchers to study SOE ownership in order to provide information on the progress of privatization in China to the World Bank and other international organizations and to pave the way for China’s entry into the WTO.

Since privatization of China’s SOEs has already been revealed to the world, the Chinese government’s attitude inside China can only be called self-deception.

Dr. Cheng Xiaonong is a scholar of China’s politics and economics, based in New Jersey. He is a graduate of Renmin University, where he obtained his Masters degree in economics, and Princeton University, where he obtained his doctorate in sociology. En Chine, Cheng was a policy researcher and aide to former Party leader Zhao Ziyang, when Zhao was premier. Cheng has been a visiting scholar at the University of Gottingen, Germany and at Princeton, and served as chief editor of the journal Modern China Studies. His commentaries and columns regularly appear in overseas Chinese media.

See the first essay ici.

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This narrative, edited and abridged, is a recollection of the open yet orderly atmosphere that characterized three weeks in May 1989 when Beijing enjoyed a brief respite from Party control. Author Chen Gang, a college student during the iconic events, recalls his personal experience from the student demonstrations that involved millions of people.
There are concerns that China, removed from the one-Party state’s dominance, would suffer great chaos. As a matter of fact, we in Beijing enjoyed some twenty days of peace and order in the spring and summer of 1989—outside the grip of the Chinese Communist Party.
Starting May 13 de cette année, college students from many of the Chinese capital’s institutions flocked to Tiananmen Square to take part in the demonstrations and hunger strike in support of human rights and to protest the corruption of Party officials. Ordinary residents as well as students, spontaneously joined in the events, making a peak of of three million people across Beijing.
It was from this day on that the Communist Party began to lose control, and anarchy seemed to loom over the capital.
Spontaneous Order at Tiananmen
À l'époque, I was a junior in college. En mai 16, I went with my fellow students and professors to Tiananmen to support those on hunger strike. Every day, thousands upon thousands of Beijingers of different class backgrounds swarmed into the square or marched in parades around the area.
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The police—those managing traffic, public security officers, and military police—had all left their posts at Tiananmen and in the general vicinity. But there was no chaos at all. Plutôt, students simply occupied the empty positions to maintain order. I was at the square every day, and I neither saw nor heard of any theft or violence.
To support the students, people from all over the capital sent a wide variety of food, drink, and other goods to the square. The supplies piled up in mountains. We immediately began a sincere effort to share the responsibilities of distribution. As firstcomers, we did not abuse our privilege. We instead handed out the food and supplies to others before seeing to our own needs. And those who came took just what they needed.
Hundreds of thousands of Chinese gathering in Tiananmen Square demanding democracy despite martial law in Beijing on June 2, 1989. (Catherine Henriette / AFP / Getty Images)
It was an emotional moment: I had never expected that the communist slogan of “Assign the abundant material goods to the people according to their need” would be first realized there at a Tiananmen Square—freed of the Party organization.
The patriotism of the students’ movement was a great motivator. The people set aside their selfishness and put their hearts to the future of the state and our nation. Among the students were no lack of beautiful girls from around the country. I was very young and without a girlfriend, and indeed there were many opportunities for me to find a like-minded young woman there on the square. Encore, for fear of blaspheming this great patriotic undertaking, I dared not be moved by any personal desires. I never asked the names or hometowns of those pretty girls standing next to me side by side.
Without the Party
En mai 20, seeing power and personal privilege slipping from their hands, the Communist Party leadership declared martial law. Hundreds of thousands of soldiers from the People’s Liberation Army were deployed outside Beijing and prepared to suppress the students and “resume normal order” despite the fact that it had never been lost and that the millions of Beijing residents were working and living in peace.
And it was with peaceful disobedience that hundreds of thousands of people blocked the People’s Liberation Army formations marching into the capital from all directions. The Beijing government, all but paralyzed, fell out of Party control. The capital’s higher institution set up autonomous students’ and workers’ associations, all without Party leaders.
Beijing magistrates in their court uniforms join workers demonstrating in Beijing streets on May 18, 1989, in support of student hunger strikers gathered at Tiananmen Square. (Catherine Henriette / AFP / Getty Images)
Fully-armed soldiers arriving in combat vehicles were at a loss when they saw what the capital looked like. En mai 21, I went to the Gucheng Street in Shijingshan District, which was near my home. I saw only a long column of military vehicles snaking through the street, stopped in place by a human chain of residents.
The troops had been fooled by the authorities, who claimed that there was “turmoil in Beijing” and that order needed to be restored. Locals surrounding the soldiers spoke to them about the truth of the circumstances, that the students were protesting against corruption, that Beijing was in good order, and that the PLA was not needed to restore anything. The only request was for the patriotic students and citizens to be spared bloodshed.
Everywhere the people of the capital used their bodies to halt the army vehicles. The words of a middle-aged lady stuck in my mind: “Why doesn’t the United Nations send peacekeeping forces to protect us here in Beijing?"
Pro-democracy demonstrators applaud students from Beijing University standing on People’s Liberation Army (PLA) armored personnel carriers in Beijing on May 21, 1989, trying to convince the soldiers to defy the Martial Law which was proclaimed the previous day. (Catherine Henriette / AFP / Getty Images)
No police, military police, or soldiers occupied Beijing proper or its outskirts. The capital was simply out of the Communist Party’s domain. Not wanting to give the authorities any excuse to suppress the demonstrations, the students cooperated to institute a meticulous regime of social law and order, starting with directing traffic.
À ce moment-là, there was no “riot,” and even thieves renounced stealing. Beijing police statistics showed a visible decrease in all crimes during those events. Traffic accidents reached an all-time low. Commercial activity continued without interruption.
Pro-democracy demonstrators surround a truck carrying People’s Liberation Army soldiers on their way to Tiananmen Square in Beijing on May 20, 1989. (Catherine Henriette / AFP / Getty Images)
Common Hopes
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NEW YORK—Presque 10,000 people from 53 countries gathered near the United Nations at Dag Hammarskjold Park on May 13, in a rally supporting Tuidang, a large grassroots movement in which Chinese people renounce their affiliation or support with the Chinese Communist Party.
"Chine, without communism, is good for the stability of the Chinese society and the peace of the world,” said Yi Rong, organizer of the rally and president of the Tuidang Center, a non-profit organization that solicits and catalogues the renunciation statements. “This rally is to support those who have cut ties with the Chinese regime.
In addition to Yi Rong, the rally featured speeches by Alan Adler, chair of Friends of Falun Gong, and Manyan Ng of the German International Human Rights Association. A Taiwanese human rights lawyer and the heads of the Falun Dafa Associations in both Taiwan and Hong Kong also spoke. Falun Dafa, most commonly known as Falun Gong, is a traditional Chinese practice of meditation; the Associations of the practice in various countries are voluntary groups that coordinate the public activities of practitioners.
The movement to quit, or renounce, le Parti communiste chinois, called ‘Tuidang’ en chinois, began shortly after the Chinese-language Epoch Times published the editorial series “Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party.The series aimed to shed light on the use of violence and propaganda as key tools of Party rule since the founding of the regime.
David Tompkins, spokesperson of the Tuidang Center. (Frank Fang/Epoch Times)
The Tuidang movement, instead of calling for revolution or protests, “is about persuading Chinese people, one at a time, to understand that what they have experienced is indoctrination, and that the path to freedom for them is to quit the Party,” said David Tompkins, the spokesman for the Tuidang Center.
“We are not against the Chinese people, we are actually for the Chinese people,” at-il ajouté.
The organization holds a rally annually in May, coinciding with the celebration of Falun Dafa Day on May 13. Tompkins believed the number of Chinese people who have renounced the Party, currenting standing at 237 million, will reach 240 million within a couple of months. The daily number of people quitting is 115,000, il a dit.
The numbers are based on the figure of renunciation statements registered at tuidang.dajiyuan.com (dajiyuan is the Chinese version of this newspaper) and is publicly verifiable. Tompkins says that volunteers at the Tuidang Center vet the statements received for their veracity.
One of the participants who took place in the rally was Pan Kaixiang, former assistant psychology professor from China’s Zhejiang University, who came to United States a year ago, after quitting the Party in 2005. He was thrown in jail because he was a practitioner of Falun Gong, a spiritual practice that has been the target of persecution by the Chinese regime since July 1999.
Pan Kaixiang, former psychology assistant professor in China. (Frank Fang/Epoch Times)
Pan decided to come to support the rally because he believed the Tuidang movement was a sign of “spiritual awakening of the Chinese people, as well as moral awakening.Pan said that his greatest trauma while in prison was how the regime tried to “change his free-will and soulwith lies, des menaces, and brainwashing.
A highlight of the rally was when four men and two women stepped to the podium and announced their withdrawals from the Chinese Communist Party.
“I believe the Chinese Communist Party not only pollutes the environment, but it’s behind the greatest pollution of allthe pollution of people’s spiritual environment,” said Jiang Yu from Heilongjiang Province. “Falun Dafa, d'autre part, precisely solves this spiritual pollution.
The practice teaches slow-moving meditative exercises as well as the principles of truthfulness, compassion and tolerance.
In an interview with New York-based New Tang Dynasty Television (NTD), Jiang said that he often used Freegate to access the websites of Epoch Times and NTD, both of which are censored in China. Freegate is an anti-censorship software that allows users to circumvent China’s Great Firewall.

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La guerre d'enchères pour acquérir Starwood Hotels intensifié après assureur chinois Anbang a relevé son offre lundi, Mars 28. La nouvelle offre est susceptible de menacer le projet de fusion de Marriott avec Starwood.
Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc.(NYSE: CHAUD) a annoncé lundi qu'il a reçu une offre non contraignante révisée du consortium dirigé par le groupe d'assurance Anbang. L'offre est susceptible de conduire à une «proposition supérieure” et permettre à Starwood d'engager des discussions avec le consortium, selon le communiqué de presse de la compagnie.
Le consortium a révisé son offre pour $82.75 par action en numéraire, une augmentation de la $78 par proposition d'actions faites sur Mars 18. Cette dernière offre en tête de Marriott sur Mars 21, qui a été évalué à $79.53 (en espèces et en actions). 
nouvelle offre de Anbang a soulevé la valeur de Starwood à $14 milliard, L'offre de Marriott était $13.6 milliard.
Marriott international, Inc.(NASDAQ: MAR) réaffirmé son engagement à acquérir Starwood lundi et a déclaré: "La société combinée offrira actionnaires significative envers l'équité et une plus grande valeur à long terme tirée par une présence mondiale plus grande, plus grand choix de marques pour les consommateurs, d'importantes synergies de revenus, et l'économie aux propriétaires et franchisés menant à la croissance mondiale accélérée améliorée et continue de solides rendements ».
Dans sa déclaration, Marriott a également mis en doute la capacité de Anbang pour financer la transaction et obtenir les approbations réglementaires nécessaires: 
«Actionnaires Starwood devraient examiner sérieusement la question de savoir si le consortium Anbang dirigé sera en mesure de conclure la transaction proposée, avec un accent particulier sur la certitude du financement du consortium et le calendrier des approbations réglementaires requises ».
Starwood, le propriétaire de St. Regis, W, Westin, et les marques Sheraton, devra payer Marriott $450 millions de rompre l'accord de fusion.
Les deux Marriott et Starwood ont annoncé qu'ils avaient convenu de fusionner dans un numéraire et en actions accord qui valoriserait Starwood à $12.2 milliards Novembre dernier. Les deux sociétés ont signé un accord de fusion modifiée après Mariott édulcoré son offre pour Starwood sur Mars 21, valorisant la société à $13.6 milliard.
La fusion, si elle va encore à travers, créerait la plus grande compagnie d'hôtel du monde. Marriott est confiant qu'il peut atteindre $250 millions de synergies de coûts annuelles dans les deux ans après la fermeture de la transaction Starwood.
Après les nouvelles lundi, actions de Starwood ont augmenté de 2 pour cent, à $83.78. Et les actions de Marriott ont augmenté 3.93 pour cent, à $71.34.
(Google Finance)
Les autres membres du consortium agissant de concert avec Anbang dans l'affaire Starwood sont les deux sociétés de private equity J.C. Fleurs & Co. et Primavera Capital Limited.
Fondée en 2004, Anbang a fait un geste surprenant aux Etats-Unis l'an dernier par l'acquisition de New York City Waldorf Astoria Hôtel. La société a activement pris des milliards de la Chine et de les investir dans les compagnies d'assurance aux Etats-Unis, Belgique, les Pays-Bas, et la Corée du Sud.
Il a également offert $6.5 milliards pour acheter Strategic Hotels & Resorts Inc., qui possède plusieurs propriétés haut de gamme, y compris l'Essex House JW Marriott à New York et Hôtel Del Coronado à San Diego.
Le Waldorf Astoria Hôtel à Midtown East à Manhattan le oct. 6, 2014. (AP Photo / Mark Lennihan)
Offres récentes peuvent attirer examen
Étant donné les liens de Anbang au Parti communiste chinois, ces opérations sur les questions de sécurité actuelles.
Il y a beaucoup de raisons pour la controverse. Le président du Anbang, Wu Xiaohui, est le petit-fils-frère de l'ex-chef du Parti communiste chinois, Deng Xiaoping.
L'un des consultants de Anbang est Chen Xiaolu, fondateur du Corps de police de la Garde Rouge pendant la période de la Révolution culturelle de Mao Zedong, qui avait déjà admis qu'il faisait partie de la torture et à la persécution des enseignants pendant la Révolution culturelle. Son père était l'un des généraux fondateurs du régime communiste.
Anbang de $1.95 milliards d'acquisition de l'emblématique Hôtel Waldorf Astoria l'année dernière, attiré l'examen du Comité des investissements étrangers aux États-Unis (CFIUS), qui examine les offres plus possibles problèmes de sécurité nationale, mais a finalement été approuvé. Selon les experts, CFIUS également jeter un oeil à les dernières activités de Anbang.

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A party of Chinese men and women upset local diners at a restaurant in Seoul’s Myeongdong District by engaging in lewd sexual behavior at the table. The group ignored complaints about the disturbance and eventually had to be reseated.
In attendance at the Feb. 23 dinner were three Chinese diplomats stationed in Korea, including Consul Wang Xianmin, South Korea’s JTBC Television reported on Feb. 26.
How can such people represent their country as diplomats?— Korean netizen

The party, numbering over a dozen people, had devolved into a drunken din. Several of the men made obscene contact with the women sitting around them, and their moans were audible throughout the restaurant.
“In addition to kissing, caressing, and men burying their faces in female bosomssome of the women sat in the men’s laps,” ChinaGate, a major overseas Chinese-language news outlet, signalé.  
Heavily censored screenshots from video taken at the scene. (Images via JTBC)
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About thirty other customers were in the restaurant, including high school girls and young children.
One witness interviewed by JTBC saw a woman in the party wearing the torso piece of a traditional Korean dress.
The licentiousness spilled into the restroom when a man and woman went in there together in an intoxicated state, a high school girl at the restaurant said. The couple’s sounds of ecstasy could be heard from outside, she told JTBC.
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The party was reseated after complaints from other customers at the family restaurant. Staff said that the party had come from the Chinese embassy.
According to the JTBC report, Consul Wang Xianmin is an expert with over ten years in Sino-Korean relations, while the other two are lesser diplomats stationed at the embassy.
Koreans were enraged by the reports, which soon made it to the top of web traffic lists on Duam, a major Korean net portal. Internet users left 1,700 comments within four hours of the JTBC broadcast.  
Already-weak ties between China and South Korea could only suffer from the scandalous incident, the JTBC report said.
“How can such people represent their country as diplomats?” one angry netizen wrote. “They humiliate their own nation and won’t gain any respect from other countries.
“These diplomats of the Chinese Communist Party are on the same level as hoodlums, the restaurant boss should have reported this to the police,” another said. “To have this sort of promiscuous behavior in a restaurant is sin.
This is a common occurrence in China, there’s nothing special about it.Chinese netizen

“High in position, low in nature,” said one user with regard to the diplomats.
Chinese netizen reactions were mixed. Some expressed shame at the incident, while others rebuked the Koreans.
“Why have the Korean gooks suddenly become so conservative?” one slur-slinging Chinese user wrote. “This is a common occurrence in China, there’s nothing special about it.
A more critical comment goes: “You’re a diplomat in a foreign country but you can’t control the lower half of your body. How about you do surgery and become a eunuch first?”
One lampooned the communist system by parodying the iconic propaganda song “The East Is Red.“The Communist Party has undergone highly advanced sexual education and has a powerful libido. They’ll do it wherever they go. The Communist Party is like the sun, shining wherever it goes.
“This incident tells us that when barbarian lowlifes hold power, they make a huge mess around the world,” a Korean web user wrote. “The Korean authorities and common citizens should all realize this.
It’s not the first time Chinese embassy staff have been in the media spotlight by unwelcome behavior in Korea. En mai 2008, a worker at the Chinese consulate in the city of Gwangju was stopped by police when he caused an accident while driving drunk. He was detained after he tried to kick the officers.
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NEW YORK—Every year a wide variety of community groups come together to celebrate the Chinese New Year in Chinatown, Flushing. A colorful procession of floats and performersdrummers, lion dancers, celestial maidensmove through the streets. But for the last few years, a group focused only on inciting hatred has also made its presence knownand according to secretly-recorded footage, they get paid for it.
“We’re the Huasheng Marching Band,” says a man in a secretly recorded audio last week. “We get paid $100 up front when we arrive to take part, and then another $10 for food. We get paid every year. If we didn’t get paid, are we going to come out? We come and play a bit for money, then go home.
The band accompanied the Chinese Anti-Cult World Alliance, which dressed in red and focused on harassing practitioners of Falun Gong, during the New Year parade on Feb. 13. Falun Gong is a traditional spiritual practice that has been persecuted in China since 1999. CACWA is widely suspected of having close ties with the Chinese consulate in New York, part of whose mission it is to suppress the voice of groups that are deemed dissident by the Chinese authorities.
Les pratiquants de Falun Gong, who raise awareness about the abuse, torture, and organ harvesting against them in China, are one of the major targets for China’s diplomatic outposts. The practice itself involves performing five exercises and adhering to the principles of truthfulness, la compassion, et la tolérance. It is believed to have become a target by the Chinese state in the late 1990s because of the number of people practicing it, and their independence from the regime’s control.
Falun Gong practitioners take part in the Chinese Lunar New Year parade in Flushing, Queens, N.Y., le févr. 13, 2016. (Benjamin Chasteen / Epoch Times)
The use of astroturfing techniquesdeploying groups that appear to have no relation to the government, but which are in fact supported by the Party, and push a Party-lineis a well-known modus operandi of the Chinese Communist Party. Such techniques have been used expertly by the Party since the Civil War years in the 1930s and 1940s in China. Dans 2008 the Chinese consular general, Peng Keyu, was caught in a secretly-recorded telephone call boasting about how he had organized angry mobs to besiege Falun Gong on the streets of Flushing.
New Tang Dynasty Television, an independent Chinese-language broadcaster based in New York City, made the secret recording of the Huasheng band member this year. Huasheng is one of China’s official bands based in the United States, according to another secretly recorded interview by NTD last year.
The NTD reporter even followed the band members, and the CACWA group, as they bundled out of the cold and into a large Chinatown restaurant for their lunch banquet.
“Is everyone here? Once everyone is here I will pass out the tickets. Those who are with us, find your own seats. Then tell me the number of people at your table, and I will pass out the tickets,” said Li Huahong, the organizer of the group, in undercover footage recorded on Feb. 13. It was not made explicit in her public statements, but it seemed that the tickets were exchangeable for either cash or the meal.
A still from the New Tang Dynasty Television report showing Li Huahong and members of her group at a restaurant in Flushing, Chinatown. Li is heard calling out instructions for participants to receive their “tickets.” (NTD)
Li has gained a reputation for her virulent propaganda against Falun Gong, which largely copies the official anti-Falun Gong propaganda spread in China by the Communist Party. One of the Party’s most well-known lines is to compare practitioners of Falun Gong to vermin, or a threat to public security who must be struggled against and eliminated.
En mars 2013, 13 New Yorkers filed a lawsuit accusing members and supporters of CACA of violating the freedom of belief of those who practice Falun Gong (11 of the plaintiffs are adherents of the discipline). Days before the parade in Flushing this year, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York released a 28-page decision rejecting the motion, filed by counsel for Li Huahong, to dismiss the case.
“I have always said that what the Chinese Communist Party has committed against Falun Gong is genocide,” said Ye Ning, a human rights lawyer in the United States, in an interview with NTD.  “The so-called Anti-Cult Alliance is purely an expansion of the Party’s genocide overseas.

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The Chinese regime may be changing its policy on nuclear weapons, from one based on “survivabilityto one that has its missiles ready to launch at any moment.
Recent discussions in the Chinese military “suggest pressure is building to change China’s nuclear posture,” says a new report from the Union of Concerned Scientists.
It may be moving, the report says, “toward a policy of launch-on-warning and hair-trigger alert.
As the report notes, the United States “keeps hundreds of nuclear weapons on hair-trigger alert.But if China were to change its policy, it would make the threat of nuclear war more present.
“Such a change would dramatically increase the risk of a nuclear exchange or accidenta dangerous shift that the United States could help avert,” il est dit.
There has been a chain of incidents leading to the alleged shift.
Dans 2012, the leader of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), Xi Jinping, gave a speech on nuclear policy, and its nuclear troops were told to “maintain a high alert levelassuring that if something happens we’re ready to go.
Dans 2013, an updated text on Chinese military strategy, which the report says the Union of Concerned Scientists partially translated, said China’s nuclear forces would move towards a “launch-on-warningposture.
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It says that these examples, along with others, “suggest that a domestic conversation about raising the alert level of China’s nuclear forces is taking place.
The report warns that if China adopts a hair-trigger policy for nuclear launch, it would increase the “risk of an accidental, mistaken, or unauthorized nuclear launch, as evidenced by dozens of close calls in the United States, Russie, and former Soviet Union.
“Technical and human errors are especially likely early on, as radar and satellite warning systems are developed,” il est dit.

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La campagne anti-corruption du chef du Parti communiste chinois Xi Jinping entame sa quatrième année. Des dizaines de milliers de fonctionnaires du PCC ayant été étudiés, et plusieurs de ceux qui étaient autrefois certains des hommes les plus puissants en Chine ayant été purgés et condamnés. Sur Jan. 12, le premier fonctionnaire de haut rang de 2016 a été reconnu coupable et condamné.
Nouvelles rapports dans l'ouest de la condamnation de l'ancien vice-ministre de la Sécurité publique Li Dongsheng porté sur la peine de 15 ans, il a reçu pour corruption. Mais la couverture du procès de Li en Chine a révélé beaucoup plus, suggérant la direction actuelle qui concerne la persécution du Falun Gong pour être le travail de la faction fidèle à Jiang Zemin.
Depuis le début, les accusations portées contre Li Dongsheng pour corruption ont été liée à son rôle dans la persécution du Falun Gong.
Les accusations de corruption contre l'ancien vice-ministre de la Sécurité publique Li Dongsheng ont été liés à son rôle dans la persécution du Falun Gong.

En décembre 2013, lorsque le site officiel de la Commission centrale de Contrôle de la Discipline a annoncé l'enquête de Li Dongsheng, il a utilisé trois de ses titres: vice-chef du Groupe central de pointe pour la prévention et la manipulation des cultes-questions connexes; chef du bureau du Groupe pilote, alias. la 610 Bureau; et vice-ministre de la Sécurité publique.
Ce fut la première fois que les autorités chinoises officiellement admis l'existence du groupe de tête et son 610 Bureau, qui a été créé le Juin 10, 1999 alors chef du Parti Jiang Zemin pour éliminer la pratique spirituelle du Falun Gong. L'exposition du nom de cette agence secrète fortement suggéré que le véritable crime de Li Dongsheng a été en quelque sorte lié à elle.
Lorsque Li Dongsheng a été condamné, le seul titre mentionné dans le rapport par l'agence de nouvelles Xinhua Etat a été vice-ministre de la Sécurité publique, mais le même jour, le magazine économique Caixin a mis les crimes de Li retour dans le cadre de son rôle dans la persécution du Falun Gong.
Li Dongsheng, ancien chef de la tâche de la police force secrète la 610 Bureau, dans le Grand Palais du Peuple à Beijing le oct. 14, 2007. (Frederic J. Brown / AFP / Getty Images)
Sharp Arme’
Caixin a joué un rôle particulier en Chine au cours des trois dernières années. Il publie régulièrement des nouvelles qui semble venir directement à partir de l'intérieur de Zhongnanhai, Le composé de la direction du Parti. Compte tenu de ses scoops sur la campagne anti-corruption, le magazine est largement supposé avoir une relation étroite avec la tête de cet effort, Wang Qishan. Caixin est également répandu pour être proche de chef du Parti Xi Jinping.
le magazine Caixin a joué un rôle particulier en Chine au cours des trois dernières années. … Il est également répandu pour être proche de chef du Parti Xi Jinping.

L'article de Caixin portait le titre, "Trusted Aide Zhou Yongkang, Ancien vice-ministre de la Sécurité publique Li Dongsheng Condamné 15 Années dans son premier procès.” Dans 2009, Li a été promu à la tête du 610 Bureau et vice chef du groupe de tête, ainsi que de la position du sous-ministre de la Sécurité publique. Un paragraphe mentionne deux titres de Li liés à la persécution du Falun Gong, et déclare ensuite que Li a été officiellement promu pour être un haut responsable au niveau du ministère et est ainsi devenu "arme tranchante de Zhou Yongkang” en octobre 2009.
L'expression «arme tranchante de Zhou Yongkang’ est très intéressant.

L'expression «arme tranchante de Zhou Yongkang” est très intéressant. Aucune loi autorise la persécution Li effectuée. Au lieu, il est la campagne politique du Parti. Lorsque Li Dongsheng a pris les positions dans le groupe de tête et son 610 Bureau, il aurait dû être considéré comme l'arme du Parti, pas de Zhou Yongkang.
Lorsque Jiang Zemin a commencé la campagne contre le Falun Gong, il était le chef suprême du Parti et le Parti dans son ensemble a rejoint la campagne. Au cours de cette période, Jiang et le Parti étaient les mêmes. Celui qui dans la direction du parti qui n'a pas participé activement à la persécution était l'exception, et donc que lui-même ou elle-même représentée, pas le Parti.
Lorsque Jiang Zemin partiellement pris sa retraite en 2002 et entièrement pris sa retraite en 2004, il y avait des changements subtils dans la façon dont le Parti a été exécuté qui ont affaibli l'autorité du chef du Parti, augmentation de l'autonomie des dirigeants du Parti individuels, et a donné Jiang Zemin a continué d'influence sur la direction du Parti. Le nombre de membres du Comité permanent du Politburo—le corps le plus puissant du Parti—porté à neuf. Les autres membres étaient fidèles à Jiang, et, combiné avec les membres titulaires qui étaient aussi loyaux envers lui, a donné Jiang une influence prépondérante.
Zhou Yongkang, ancien membre chinois Comité permanent du Bureau politique du Parti communiste chargé de la sécurité, est assis dans une salle d'audience à la cour des Premières populaire intermédiaire de Tianjin à Tianjin, China, en juin 11, 2015. Zhou a été condamné à la prison à vie. (CCTV via AP)
En plus d'augmenter la taille du Comité, Jiang a décidé que chaque membre était seulement responsable de son propre portefeuille et personne ne devrait avoir le pouvoir de veto sur les autres. Luo Gan, et Zhou Yongkang, qui a remplacé Luo dans 2007, sont devenus les membres du Comité permanent chargés de l'exécution de la persécution, et les nouvelles dispositions leur a donné une main libre.
Le message caché de l'article Caixin se référant à "arme tranchante Zhou Yongkang” est que Hu Jintao et Wen Jiabao, les deux principaux dirigeants de l'époque, ne sont pas responsables de la persécution.
Conspiration
En juin 2015, Zhou Yongkang a été condamné à la prison à vie pour trois crimes: recevoir des pots de vin, abus de pouvoir, et divulgation de secrets d'Etat. Mais ces charges ne comprenaient pas tous ses crimes ou même le pire de ses crimes. Ses crimes réels peuvent être divisés en au moins trois parties: la corruption, conspiration contre Xi Jinping (maintenant fait allusion dans la presse officielle que les activités politiques non-organisationnelles), et la persécution du Falun Gong et d'autres groupes religieux.
L'article de Caixin implique que la corruption et la persécution de Li Dongsheng du Falun Gong étaient liés à Zhou Yongkang. Est-ce que Caixin implique également Li était une arme dans la conspiration de Zhou?
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Au nom de "maintien de la sécurité sociale,” le régime chinois dépense des milliards de dollars pour renforcer son appareil de sécurité chaque année. However, malgré cette dépense exorbitante, les autorités de Pékin ne pensent toujours pas ses habitants de manière adéquate à l'abri des idéologies prétendument dangereuses.
Lors d'un Jan. 13 conférence de presse, le Bureau municipal de la Sécurité publique de Pékin a loué les réalisations de quatre groupes de volontaires de sécurité du district, et dévoilé publiquement un cinquième groupe, les bénévoles de la police en ligne.
Établi en 2014, les 3000 membres forts bénévoles police en ligne est composé principalement de jeunes—80 pour cent sont nés après 1980—et les gens de tous les horizons de la vie, selon Net populaire, la version en ligne de l'Etat porte-parole Quotidien du Peuple. Les bénévoles sont responsables de récurer l'Internet chinois pour "pistes criminelles,” aider la police à la censure de l'Internet et la cybersécurité, et les rapports des internautes qui "répandent des rumeurs.”
Citoyens bénévoles de la sécurité publique servent les yeux et les oreilles du Parti communiste chinois sur le terrain, la surveillance et l'espionnage sur leurs concitoyens. Loin de stabiliser la société, les utilisateurs et les observateurs de l'Internet chinois suggèrent que la présence de ces informateurs ne génère des frictions entre le peuple chinois et le régime communiste.
De nombreux internautes chinois ont réagi avec colère au dévoilement des Volontaires police en ligne sur Sina Weibo, un site de micro-blogging populaire.
Le nouveau groupe de sécurité bénévole »va bientôt devenir eux-mêmes les objectifs de l'harmonie sociale et la stabilité,” a écrit l'internaute "Adil—–” dans un post. Les autres utilisateurs d'Internet ont comparé le groupe à des «complices criminels,” «voyous nazis,” et même "gardes rouges modernes.”
Les gardes rouges étaient des jeunes chinois impressionnables dans les années 1960 mobilisé par Mao Zedong pour attaquer "contre-révolutionnaires"—ennemis politiques du Parti communiste—et détruire la culture traditionnelle chinoise au cours de la décennie tumultueuse de la Révolution culturelle.
La réaction en ligne forte peut être en partie expliquée par une législation chinoise récemment adoptée qui vise la soi-disant "propagation de rumeurs.” Comme de Nov. 1, 2015, les personnes reconnues coupables de la rumeur mongering visage jusqu'à sept ans de prison.
La mise en place de groupes d'informateurs est une tentative par les autorités chinoises pour obtenir les «masses à lutter les uns contre les autres,” dit Xu Lin, un militant de la ville méridionale chinoise de Guangzhou droits de l'homme, à la chaîne internationale Radio Free Asia (RFA). Il ajoute que les autorités chinoises ne seraient pas en mesure d'intimider efficacement les millions d'internautes chinois avec leurs bénévoles en ligne relativement maigres policiers des citoyens.
Mais la simple présence d'informateurs des citoyens approfondit définitivement le fossé entre le régime et le peuple, blogueur chinois Ye Du dit RFA dans une interview.
"Il est comme une épée de Damoclès suspendue au-dessus de la tête—tout le monde peut être rapporté à tout moment.”

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A Chinese husband and wife whose experience of separation and persecution has extended over nearly a decade were hauled into a courtroom again recently. Once again, they faced a kangaroo court and highly politicized charges.
The romantic and tragic saga of the couplewho were married while the man, Zhou Xiangyang, was in a detention centerhas previously been documented by Amnesty International and other human rights organizations. After their marriage in 2009, Zhou and Li Shanshan, his wife, have only been able to meet for brief snatches of time before one or the other of them is again taken away by police and detained.
On Nov. 30, the two were together again, in the Tianjin Dongli District Court. They were being accused of having “undermined the lawby practicing Falun Gong, a traditional discipline of self-cultivation which includes exercises and the moral teachings of truthfulness, la compassion, et la tolérance, and for raising awareness about the persecution of the practice.
Since July 1999 Falun Gong has been marked for elimination by the Chinese Communist Party, after a decision to launch a nationwide campaign by former Party leader Jiang Zemin.
Zhou and Li had been held in a detention center in the eastern Chinese city of Tianjin since March, after police raided their home and arrested them for possessing Falun Gong material, selon la Minghui.org, un centre d'échange d'informations sur la persécution du Falun Gong. Such material typically includes the Falun Gong teachings and flyers and CD-ROMs about the abuses of those who practice it in China.
The Chinese regime’s persecution of Zhou Xiangyang and Li Shanshan was picked up by Amnesty International in 2011. (Screen shot/Amnesty International)
As is typical in similar cases, where the court system is used to enforce a political decision, the trial was marked by irregularities.
The defendants, par exemple, were absent legal counsel, after one of their lawyers was prevented from arriving due to heavy smog, and the other resigned in protest at the judge’s peremptory decision not to suspend the trial because of the absence of his colleague.
Zhou and Li were also unable to defend themselves, forced to respond only with a “yesor a “noto the hectoring questions of the judge. The judge, Zhang Yaling, was also observed to be wearing a telephone headpiece, raising the question of whether he was receiving instructions from a third party.
Judge Zhang concluded the trial in 30 minutes, after the couple’s cellphones containing Falun Gong information were held up as evidence. The verdict has not been released yet; Chinese courts typically pass sentence within two months, though an appeal, lodged by lawyer Li Zhongwei on Dec. 22, is now in process, which may delay or alter the conclusion of the case.
Saga of Separation
The love story of Zhou Xiangyang and Li Shanshan’s is the stuff of a tragic drama, or perhaps a live example of the Chinese folktale in which a pair of star-crossed lovers are permitted by Heaven to only meet once a year.
The Tianjin couple had met only briefly, on three occasions, before Zhou was arrested by police for telling others about Falun Gong in May 2003. He sentenced to prison for nine years, beginning in August 2004. Speaking about the persecution of Falun Gong publicly, or handing out information regarding the Chinese regime’s violent abuses of practitioners, may be considered criminal offenses in China and punished with either jail time or years in a forced labor camp.
Having learned about Zhou’s detention through his family and friendsZhou was verbally abused, beaten unconscious, and shocked with electric batons in a forced labor campLi grew to sympathize and admire him.
Dans l'hiver 2004, she decided to visit Zhou at Tianjin’s Gangbei Prison. However, after spending an hour on a bus and walking half an hour in heavy snowfall to get there, she was rebuffed at the gates by prison guards. Only relatives were allowed in, ils ont dit.
Sitting outside the gates and staring at the empty, reed-strewn lands around the prison, Li grew despondent.
“I felt that this world was colder than the winter itself. Xiangyang just wanted to live by truthfulness, la compassion, et la tolérance. He did not commit any crime,” Li wrote in an account on Minghui.org, a Falun Gong website.
On the spur of the moment, Li asked the prison officers to marry the two of them. She request startled them: usually, the only marriage-related requests received by such men were requests for divorce from spouses whose families had been shattered by the Party’s ceaseless campaign of persecution. They finally relented and let her see him as fianceafter she persisted in her request for five months.
The couple were finally married in October 2009, two months after Zhou was released from detention on medical parole.
Like the lovers in the Chinese folktale, toutefois, they didn’t stay together for long.
En mars 2011, they were again detained by the authorities. Because the two were well-liked by local residents, and their story had been passed around locally, over 7,000 Chinese signed a petition demanding the couple’s release. This an unusual feat given the relentless campaign of vilification carried out by the Party’s propaganda organs since the beginning of the anti-Falun Gong campaign.
A sample of the petitions signed by regular Chinese citizens in Tianjin calling on the Chinese authorities to release Falun Gong practitioner couple Zhou Xiangyang and Li Shanshan. (Epoch Times)
The efforts of the couple’s parents were also moving. Zhou Xiangyang’s father, a burly man from the countryside, would walk around with a white smock upon which he had written the tale of his son’s persecution. Dans 2012, the parents drove a tractor to the prison compound, on which they had hung banners of protest, and passed three cold nights under it, until security forces arrested them and put the elderly couple in a re-education center.
En décembre 2011, Amnesty International released an urgent appeal calling for the release of Zhou Xiangyang and Li Shanshan, and the persecution of the couple became known internationally.
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With their tenets for daily living of truthfulness compassion, et la tolérance, thousands of Falun Gong practitioners from around the world, in yellow T-shirts emblazoned with “Falun Dafa is Good,” take to the streets of major U.S. cities a couple of days each year. Rallies and parades are held, politicians contacted, and flyers are handed out to help raise public awareness and consciousness. These efforts started when the Chinese Communist Party began persecuting 100 million Falun Gong practitioners on July 20, 1999.
Not too long ago, the response to this type of persecution had the potential to result in trade sanctions, robust talks in the United Nations human rights committee, support on Capital Hill, and major media coverage. The situation certainly warrants it. Yet many countries have found they are in an economic dance with China, which may cause major players to sit on the sidelines.
For the last 16 années, tireless efforts have been made to educate and move the hearts of the public. These have been carried out by the individual efforts by thousands upon thousands of Falun Gong practitioners, both inside and outside of China, as well as a handful of investigators who have compiled books or created grassroots documentaries.
For the last 16 années, Falun Gong practitioners have been working tirelessly to educate the public on the atrocities perpetrated by the Chinese regime.

Such efforts have been rewarded in the past. Modern history has shown that nonviolent means have resulted in what had appeared to be the impossible: establishing the independence of India in 1947, and the toppling of communismthe Berlin Wall in 1987, and USSR (communist Russia) dans 1991.
The most recent grassroots events organized by Falun Gong practitioners was held in Los Angeles and its surrounding communities on Oct. 14 through 16, 2015. With permit in hand for public assembly, the yellow T-shirt wearers delivered their messagespecifically that the persecution of Falun Gong in China is severe, massive, and includes the Communist Party sanctioning of organ transplants from live Falun Gong practitioners. This business is known as Transplant Tourism.
Transplant Tourism in China
Transplant Tourism is murder on demand for an organ purchased by someone who then travels to China for a transplant operation. It is a big money maker for the Chinese military and for private hospitals, explains investigators and Nobel Prize nominees, David Matas, an international human rights attorney, and David Kilgour, the former Canadian secretary of state for Asia-Pacific.
Evidence about forced organ harvesting in China on prisoners of conscience has mounted ever since Matas and Kilgour published their first investigative report in 2006. They concluded that the vast majority of the victim pool comes not from death row prisoners but from prisoners of conscienceprimarily Falun Gong, who are also the largest group in China’s prison systems.
In the 2006 report, Matas called this systematic forced organ harvesting by the Chinese Communist Party “a new form of evil we have yet to see on this planet.
Dr. Dana Churchill, un membre du conseil d'administration de Médecins contre le prélèvement d'organes forcé, at a public park rally in Los Angeles on Oct. 15, 2015. (Cat Rooney / La Grande Époque)
Dr. Dana Churchill, one of the founding board members of Doctors Against Forced Organ Harvesting (DAFOH), a not for profit organization based in Washington, D.C., spoke at the rallies in Los Angeles and Santa Monica beach in October.
“The world has never seen more horrific and barbaric crime as the Chinese Communist Party has committed against Falun Gong. But, not just Falun Gong, the Uyghurs, Christians, [et] Tibetans have all been organ harvested while they are alive, unwilling, and between 20 et 40 ans—the prime of their life,” said Churchill, a naturopathic physician from Pasadena, Calif.
The world has never seen more horrific and barbaric crime as the Chinese Communist Party has committed against Falun Gong.— Dr. Dana Churchill, founding board member, Médecins contre le prélèvement forcé d'organes

Recent released findings on the number murdered go far beyond the original estimates of various investigators and organizations. “With Falun Gong, approximately 65,000 have been murdered, and that is according to DAFOH, our organization,” Churchill said.
En juillet 17, 2015, at a Washington, D.C., rally, after nine years of investigation, WOIPFG announced that it “has concluded that since July 20, 1999, le Parti communiste chinois (CCP), led by its former head Jiang Zemin, has utilized China’s entire state apparatus to harvest organs from living Falun Gong practitioners as part of Jiang’s campaign to ‘physically destroy’ praticiens. This is genocide and a crime against humanity.
Judy Feng, from New Jersey, volunteers to collect signatures at Santa Monica beach walkway with other Falun Gong practitioners wearing yellow T-shirts on Oct. 17, 2015. (Cat Rooney / La Grande Époque)
Message to the Public
The messages of Falun Gong practitioners rallying in U.S. parks and streets are straight forward in their speeches, flyers, and banners, which include a call for bringing Jiang Zemin to justice and for mainland Chinese to withdrawal their membership from the CCP.
“We want the public to know that organ harvesting is happening in China, and we want it to stop,” said Judy Feng from New Jersey, who offered a flyer and petitions to people on the Santa Monica walkway on Oct. 16, 2015. She was one of several hundred Falun Gong practitioners wearing a yellow T-shirt that day who gathered there. She stood yards away from the rally where Churchill spoke and where dozens of people demonstrated Falun Gong’s gentle exercises.
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For any grassroots movement to be successful, it needs the public to be more than informed. They need to be moved and so become active in supporting the humanitarian cause.
Dr. Churchill’s message to the public was to get involved by talking to others: “Stand up. Do whatever you can to talk to somebody about it. Tell your relatives, your friends, your politicianseverybody you know. Just tell people about it and don’t stop until it’s stopped. Don’t give up.
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Since meeting with former U.S. secretary of state Henry Kissinger on Nov. 2, Wang Qishan, the head of the Chinese Communist Party’s internal disciplinary agency, hasn’t made a single public appearance by himself. That’s nearly two months. pendant ce temps, Wang’s deputies have been busy lecturing and investigating wayward cadres all around China.
His absence has been conspicuous and noted in the Chinese press. Popular Chinese Web portal Sina, par exemple, wrote a piece asking, “With Wang gone for over a month, what ‘big moveis the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection planning?” (Réellement, Wang has made perfunctory appearances, along with other members of the seven-member Politburo Standing Committee, since Nov. 2, but he has never been featured in a solo appearance since then, which triggered the current speculation.)
Wang’s disappearance from public view is the subject of speculation in Chinese media because over the last couple of years, Wang’s lengthy absences have always been followed by the fall of a “big tiger”a Party term for high-ranking cadres, still in office or retired, who are widely suspected of corrupt activity.
Analysts say that Wang is likely preparing to take down members in the inner circle of Jiang Zemin, the former Party leader whose political faction, which had effectively run China for decades, has been decimated by Xi Jinping’s sweeping anti-corruption campaign.
The last time Wang “disappeared” en juillet, General Guo Boxiong, the former No. 2 in China’s military, was expelled from the Party and handed to military authorities to be prosecuted.
Shortly after Wang resurfaced after “disappearingfrom May to June last year, the late General Xu Caihou, Guo’s counterpart in the Central Military Commission, and former security czar Zhou Yongkang, were formally investigated for corruption.
In this instance, it has been nearly two months since Wang met Kissinger at Zhongnanhai, the leadership compound in Beijing for the Party’s elite.
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During Wang Qishan’s latest absence, seven of his deputiesZhang Jun, Wu Yuliang, Liu Jinguo, Yang Xiaodu, Wang Lingjun, Xiao Pei, and Chen Yongvisited 25 different Chinese cities, regions, and provinces to brief Party cadres on the updated Party disciplinary standards and regulations, which will be rolled out in January.
Party officials were investigated wherever Wang’s seven deputies lectured, sometimes even during the lunch recesses. According to Chinese business publication Caijing, Bai Xueshan, the vice chairman of Ningxia Autonomous Region, was arrested by disciplinary officers during a brief break in an all-hands cadre meeting there.
Ensuring that Party cadres run a tight ship in China isn’t the only thing concerning Wang and his seven deputies.
“When these high-ranking CCDI officials went to the various places, they weren’t there only to explain new discipline regulations,” recently wrote Zhou Xiaohui, a columnist for the Chinese edition of the Epoch Times. “They were there to oversee the next step of the anti-corruption campaign or even to do the preparatory work for Wang Qishan’s next ‘tigertakedown.
“If a ‘big tigeris indeed purged or reported to higher authorities, he will be at least a deputy at the state level or a retired elite cadre with political influence,” Zhou wrote. Donc, he speculated that “Zeng Qinghong and Ling Jihua are thus two likely candidatesfor a takedown after Wang re-emerges.
Zeng Qinghong, the former vice president of China, is ex-Party boss Jiang Zemin’s powerful backroom operator and hatchet-man. While Ling Jihua, formerly a top aide to former Party leader Hu Jintao, was investigated in 2014 and expelled from the Party this July, he has yet to be formally prosecuted and sentenced.
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Political commentator Zheng Jiangwei told New York-based broadcaster New Tang Dynasty Television that Wang Qishan’s “disappearancewas in step with Xi Jinping’s military reform, a move that analysts say was in part carried out to consolidate Xi’s control of the military and his power.
“The dispatching of top CCDI officials from Beijing was actually a form of intimidation under the name of ‘providing guidance,’” Zheng said. “Its purpose is maintaining order and stability within the Party as the military is undergoing reform.
And the “tight coordinationbetween the Wang and Xi suggests that “the top leadership is planning on making a major move,” at-il ajouté.
In Zheng’s opinion, Wang and Xi are playing a game of chess, and their endgame is likely the arrest of Jiang Zemin. Once Xi Jinping fully controls the military, “the checkmate of the Jiang faction will become a reality,” Zheng said.

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The Chinese regime’s mad creation to its east may have finally turned on its master, and it appears that Chinese leaders aren’t ready to accept the fact.
North Korea’s all-girl Moranbong Band was set to hold three invitation-only “friendship performances” à Beijing, starting Saturday night. Encore, on the afternoon before the performances, the group went to the Beijing airport where they caught the first flight back to Pyongyang.
North Korea’s actions were allegedly in response to a small Chinese delegation, which was sent to protest a claim from North Korean leader Kim Jong Un last week that he now has a hydrogen bomb.
The Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) Foreign Ministry didn’t seem to take offenseas they likely would have if any other nation pulled such a move. Selon Reuters, its spokesman, Hong Lei, said the CCP still wants cultural exchanges with North Korea, and the shows were cancelled due to “communication issues at the working level.
One of the CCP’s mouthpiece newspapers, the Global Times, published a similar claim, saying the cancellation was a “glitchthat wouldn’t have any long-term effects on the CCP’s ties to North Korea.
The “glitch,” toutefois, was just one of many that has taken place recently in the CCP’s relations with North Korea. And in all cases, the CCP’s response has shown a level of muted restraint you’d be hard-pressed to find it showing anywhere else.
North Korea has been on a witch-hunt for Chinese spies. By October, the North Korean National Security Department had allegedly arrested, détenu, or executed more than a hundred Chinese nationals.
Some of the Chinese nationals were accused of being spies. Others were accused of illegally spreading videos, supporting “defectors,” working as money carriers, or holding religious activities.
The campaign didn’t end in October, non plus. DailyNK, a Seoul-based news source on North Korea, reported on Dec. 14 that even the Chinese ambassador to North Korea has been placed under investigation and is being monitored.
North Korea’s campaign against Chinese nationals, it reports, are part of an “emergency investigationin every part of the country.
An unnamed source in North Korea told DailyNK that the campaign may be the Kim regime’s way of striking out at the CCP for getting too close to South Korea.
“Some Party cadres have even speculated that this move will spell the beginning of the end for Sino-North Korean relations,” il est dit.
The response from the Chinese regime has been uncharacteristically mildat least when you consider how it would react if any other nation were to lash out against the CCP in such a manner.
Encore, the CCP’s mild response isn’t without reason. North Korea’s dictatorship is a product of Chinese intervention in the Korean War, and to this day the North Korean communist regime is sustained almost entirely by support from the CCP.
According to the Council on Foreign Relations, the CCP is North Korea’s main source of food, weapons, and energy. It states the CCP has helped sustain the regime by opposing “harsh international sanctions on North Korea in the hope of avoiding regime collapse and a refugee influx across their border.
The CCP doesn’t support North Korea out of some benign sense of kinship, non plus. If that were the case, you’d likely see the CCP giving similar support and tolerance for its much-less-crazed communist neighbor in Vietnam.
Plutôt, it uses North Korea as a political toolvaluable inside China for propaganda, and valuable outside China as a tool for diplomacy.
En Chine, the CCP uses North Korea as a sort of reminder of the pasta preserved image of what China was like in the days of Mao. It reminds the Chinese that things could be worse.
En dehors de la Chine, North Korea serves other uses.
When North Korea makes its occasional threat of nuclear holocaust on South Korea, Japan, or elsewhere, the CCP can then approach these countries to help as an intermediary. This in turn, helps the CCP with diplomacyparticularly with South Korea.
Encore, it seems that under the hermit regimewhere the drug methamphetamine is “offered as casually as a cup of tea,” according to Los Angeles Timesthe air of paranoia is finally taking its toll.
And just like a drug dealer trapped in the same room with a junkie going through a psychotic episode, the Chinese regime has found itself the target in this latest bout of madness from the very thing it helped create.

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