Canadian Defense Minister Peter MacKay speaks during the plenary session at the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) 11th Asia Security Summit in Singapore on June 3, 2012. The IISS is being attended by defence officials from around the world.     AFP PHOTO / ROSLAN RAHMAN        (Photo credit should read ROSLAN RAHMAN/AFP/GettyImages)Canadian Defense Minister Peter MacKay speaks during the plenary session at the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) 11th Asia Security Summit in Singapore on June 3, 2012. The IISS is being attended by defence officials from around the world.     AFP PHOTO / ROSLAN RAHMAN        (Photo credit should read ROSLAN RAHMAN/AFP/GettyImages)

The Chinese ambassador’s recent remarks that Canada should keep human rights and national security concerns out of free trade negotiations don’t sit well with former cabinet minister Peter MacKay.

“It’s surprising that the Chinese envoy would even suggest such a thing,” said MacKay, a former minister of justice, verdediging, and foreign affairs in former prime minister Stephen Harper’s government, in a phone interview.

In the negotiations, we have to be cognizant of the fact that we are a democratic country, we place a high priority on human rights, we believe firmly in the rule of law.

— Peter MacKay, former cabinet minister

According to a March 24 Globe and Mail report, Lu Shaye, the Chinese ambassador to Canada, said China will regard as trade protectionism any attempt by Canada to block Chinese firms from taking over Canadian companies. Lu added that Beijing doesn’t want human rights to be used as a “bargaining chip” in the talks.

MacKay believes it is critically important for Canada to have human rights and national security issues on the table when discussing trade deals with China.

“I think that our trade pursuit and the protection of our national interests, our security interests, are inseparable," hij zei.

“And I believe as well that in the negotiations, we have to be cognizant of the fact that we are a democratic country, we place a high priority on human rights, we believe firmly in the rule of law. … These are notable differences between Canada and China.”

MacKay noted that there is ample evidence of Chinese cyber attacks and intrusions against Canada, indicating that protection of our national interests needs to be foremost in the minds of anyone embarking on trade discussions with China.

In one well-publicized case in 2014, a Chinese state-sponsored cyberattack hacked into the computer systems of Canada’s National Research Council. According to a March 30 Globe report, federal documents show that the cyberattack cost Canada hundreds of millions of dollars.

The Liberal government sparked renewed concern last month when it approved a Chinese company’s takeover of Montreal high-tech firm ITF Technologies, a deal previously blocked by the Conservative government under Harper. The applications of the Canadian company’s laser technology products include making weapons.

“Without national security clearance, it opens up Canada and all of our interests—critical infrastructure, our national security, our banks, our institutions—it opens them up for certain risks, and it will also by the way cause serious concerns amongst our allies, de Verenigde Staten, Great Britain, Australië, and New Zealand,” MacKay said.

History of Hostilities

Western intelligence agencies have often warned that China’s state-owned and private enterprises act in the interest of the Chinese Communist Party to the detriment of the West. Canada decided to block Chinese telecom giant Huawei from a government communications network project in 2012 due to security risks.

EEN ONS. congressional national security report released in 2012 concluded that risks associated with Huawei’s and Chinese telecom company ZTE’s “provision of equipment to U.S. critical infrastructure could undermine core U.S. national-security interests.”

In another case publicized in 2011, as previously reported by Epoch Times, Chinese hackers penetrated the computers of the finance, verdediging, and treasury departments in Canada.

Chinese officials have often taken a hostile stance against Canada’s allies. In a Chinese-language propaganda video released in 2015 to commemorate China’s World War II victory against Japan, Chinese military is shown destroying U.S. maritime forces and occupying the Japanese island of Okinawa.

EEN 2013 documentary film produced by two senior generals in the Chinese military labels the United States as China’s enemy.

‘Eyes Wide Open’ Beats Naiveté

Although an interview with a Global Affairs Canada spokesperson wasn’t possible, department spokesperson Natasha Nystrom said in an emailed statement that Canada is in the early stages of exploratory trade talks with China.

“We are also seeking Canadians’ views on whether and how to pursue a Canada-China FTA [free trade agreement]. The government’s approach is one that puts the interests of Canadians, including the opportunities that exist for the middle class and crucially, our values, front and centre,” Nystrom wrote.

John McCallum, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s former immigration minister and now Canada’s ambassador to China, said in an interview with the Toronto Star that he is eager to do “even more” than already suggested by Trudeau to improve relations with China. He insisted the Trudeau government will ensure that promoting and protecting human rights remains a priority, and any agreements with China will take these concerns into account.

I think they’re being really naive and really don’t necessarily understand who they’re dealing with.

— Randy Hoback, MP

Randy Hoback, a Conservative MP and vice-chair of the parliamentary committee on international trade, says Canadian administrators shouldn’t be naive when dealing with China.

“They were going to allow the approval of the telecom company out of Montreal, where our security people are saying ‘no way, you cannot let this happen.’ This should be a very dangerous precedent,” says Hoback.

“You have to go into this type of situation with your eyes wide open, and I think they’re being really naive and really don’t necessarily understand who they’re dealing with.”

With reporting by Matthew Little

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On November 21, hundreds of Australian Falun Gong practitioners rallied in front of Capital Hill in Canberra to raise awareness of the ongoing human rights abuses perpetrated against their fellow practitioners in China since 1999. The rally put focus on murder for organs in China, and called for Australian politicians to support bringing an end to forced live organ harvesting and the persecution of Falun Gong by Chinese Communist Regime.

Banners calling for support from the Australian public and displaying the principles of the practice, Truth, Compassion and Tolerance, lined both sides of Commonwealth Avenue through the city centre and around Capital Hill.

Speakers at the rally included Fan Huiqiang from Australian Falun Dafa Association, MP Craig Kelly, former Canadian cabinet minister David Kilgour and Winnipeg international human rights lawyer David Matas. The two co-authored a new report which documents the killing of Falun Gong practitioners to supply China’s lucrative organ trade.

The report concludes that as many as 60,000 naar 100,000 transplants have been taking place in China from the year 2000 to the present with the source being non-consenting prisoners of conscience; primarily Falun Gong. This puts the likely death toll of Falun Gong practitioners from forced organ harvesting in the region of 1.5 million over the past 15 jaar.

The emcee of the rally, Mr John Deller said: “What Falun Gong practitioners are doing is not protesting; they are only trying to tell the truth.”

Forced organ harvesting goes against everything we in believe in.

— Craig Kelly, member of parliament.

MP Craig Kelly spoke at the rally, sharing about a business trip he took to China a decade ago. He explained how most of the tourist brochures in his hotel contained a leaflet inside defaming Falun Gong in poor English. It took him 10 years to work out why the Chinese communist Government did this. Once he understood the truth of Falun Gong, hij zei: “I’ve always stood with you since then. That’s why I have been proud to be co-chairmen of the Parliamentary group against forced organ harvesting … doing something to stop it.”

Mr Kelly told Epoch Times that David Kilgour had held a briefing inside parliament house, introducing new evidence and explaining some of the latest findings on this human rights abuse. “We want people to donate their organs freely. But having a system where people are forced to have their organs harvested without consent … truthfully, this goes against everything we believe in. It is something we need to speak out against in our free and democratic parliament.”

Kelly said the introduction of a motion to the House of Representatives is underway. “We will make sure that it will go to parliament, and we will make sure it is bipartisan.”

Kelly said the motion condemning forced organ harvesting will be introduced early in the New Year.

David Kilgour also spoke at the rally outside parliament, “David and I have met with Falun Gong practitioners in over 50 landen; we have a great respect for you, what you believe, and what you do. There is never been an act of violence committed by any Falun Gong practitioner anywhere in China or anywhere else, you should be really, really proud of that. "

He also mentioned that he had a good hearing with parliamentarians that morning, but he said there are a lot of members of parliament who have yet to learn the truth of the matter before the Australian government will place a ban on Australians going to China for organs.

“What happened to the Jewish community is different from what’s happening to Falun Gong community. Not even Adolf Hitler would murder people and sell the organs to wealthy residents from Germany or China.” He said.

“A lot of people know what’s happening now, it’s better to stop it. Australië, Canada and all who believe in human dignity have to get this stopped. Please continue what you’re doing.”

Renowned international human rights lawyer David Matas also addressed the crowd, highlighting the total lack of transparency, accountability and traceability from China’s organ transplant industry.

“The Chinese communist regime cannot explain the organ source," hij zei.

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Torsten Trey, de directeur van Artsen tegen het Gedwongen organenroof, spreekt op een evenement in Taipei op februari. 27, 2013. (Poch Chen / Epoch Times)Torsten Trey, de directeur van Artsen tegen het Gedwongen organenroof, spreekt op een evenement in Taipei op februari. 27, 2013. (Poch Chen / Epoch Times)

Artsen tegen het Gedwongen organenroof, een niet-gouvernementele coalitie van medische professionals, heeft de datum van oktober verklaard. 1 de "Internationale Dag tegen Gedwongen organenroof."Dit jaar is de inaugurele gelegenheid, en om deze te markeren de groep heeft een beroep op de Hoge Commissaris van de VN voor de Mensenrechten om actie te ondernemen op het misbruik.

De zorgen van DAFOH, de organisatie vaak bekend, richten zich vooral op wat zij omschrijven als het doden van gewetensgevangenen in China voor organen-de praktijk wordt geloofd door onderzoekers in de eerste plaats gericht op beoefenaars van Falun Gong, een spirituele discipline die is gemarkeerd voor verwijdering sinds 1999, evenals andere etnische of religieuze gemeenschappen, inclusief Tibetanen, Oeigoeren, en misschien een aantal "huiskerk" Christenen.

Die zich bezighouden met de kwestie zijn bevolen door DAFOH te downloaden van hun verzoekschrift en stuur het naar zowel DAFOH en het e-mailadres van de Hoge Commissaris van de VN voor de Mensenrechten. De petitie uitdrukt "alarm ... [op] de massa van het bewijs van gedwongen orgaanroof van gewetensgevangenen in China. "

Zij roept de Hoge Commissaris, momenteel prins Zeid bin Ra'ad Jordanië, een beroep doen op China om gedwongen orgaanroof te staken, "Ingewijde andere doelstelling onderzoeken die leiden tot de vervolging van de betrokken bij deze misdaad tegen de menselijkheid daders,"En ook een beroep doen op de beëindiging van de vervolging van Falun Gong.

Falun Gong, een set van vijf slow-motion oefeningen en morele leer gericht op de principes van waarachtigheid, mededogen, en tolerantie, opgedaan aanzienlijke populariteit in China in de jaren 1990, voordat het overkwam de toorn van de leider op dat moment, Jiang Zemin.

Volgens het meest recente onderzoek door de onderzoekers David Kilgour, David Matas, en Ethan Gutmann, tussen 60,000 en 100,000 orgaantransplantaties zijn uitgevoerd per jaar in China sinds rond het jaar 2000 - Slechts zes maanden na de vervolging van Falun Gong begon. Gedurende deze periode, China voerde aan dat bijna de enige bron van haar organen waren ter dood veroordeelde gevangenen - zelfs als het aantal dodencel uitvoerenden viel, jaar na jaar.

Gezien de enorme kloof tussen het aantal transplantaties en buitengerechtelijke executies, echter, (onderzoekers zeggen dat het laatste nummer is alleen in de duizenden per jaar), onderzoekers hebben alternatieve orgel bronnen onderzocht, en concludeerde dat de beoefenaars van Falun Gong zijn gericht. Het bewijs dat deze omvat het heimelijk opgenomen telefoongesprekken met artsen die zeggen dat ze een gezonde organen van Falun Gong, meerdere onafhankelijke rapporten van het bloed-testen in hechtenis, overlap tussen personeel betrokken bij de anti-Falun Gong campagne en orgaantransplantatie, en een reeks andere indicatoren.

DAFOH hoogtepunten op haar website een aantal uitspraken van internationale steun, met inbegrip van uit Japan en de Verenigde Staten.

Hiroshi Yamada, Lid van het Huis van raadsleden in het Japanse parlement, wordt geciteerd zeggend: "Ik ben oprecht betuig mijn medeleven aan degenen die het slachtoffer zijn van de gedwongen orgaanroof waren. We zullen een actie uit Japan, zodat deze Holocaust, welke uitdagingen de verheven geest van de geneeskunde, zal zo spoedig mogelijk worden weggewerkt door middel van sterke solidariteit van de mensen met een geweten in de hele wereld. "

Een aantal van het Amerikaanse. federale en nationale verkozenen ook voorzien opmerkingen naar aanleiding. "Beste leden van de Commissie Mensenrechten van de Verenigde Naties,"Schrijft State Rep. Michael F. Curtin van Ohio. "Voor vele jaren, Ik ben diep verontrust door de groeiende bewijs van gedwongen orgaanroof in China en elders in de wereld.

de U.N. Human Rights Commissie heeft een morele plicht om alles in het werk te doen om deze schandelijke gesel een einde te maken, een belediging voor de beschaving en een belediging voor de mensheid zelf. "

Congreslid Michael G. Fitzpatrick, een Republikein uit Pennsylvania, ging de herdenking in het Huis van Afgevaardigden record met een verklaring over september. 30. "Deze praktijk is een andere vorm van het kwaad in onze tijd en de Verenigde Naties zal verder worden gewaarschuwd voor deze misdaad tegen de menselijkheid, evenals we," hij zei.

bijkomstig, of niet, de datum van oktober. 1 bevat aanvullende betekenis: Het is op deze datum in 1949 dat Mao Zedong uitgeroepen tot de Volksrepubliek China.

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Mensen vertrekken naar huis in de beschadigde dorp op Bandong Town op juli 12, 2016 in Fuijan, China. (Lam Yik Fei / Getty Images)Mensen vertrekken naar huis in de beschadigde dorp op Bandong Town op juli 12, 2016 in Fuijan, China. (Lam Yik Fei / Getty Images)

Wanneer Typhoon Nepartak scheurde door kust geboorteplaats van Xiamen Hij Zhangze's, de 18-jarige student besloten om een ​​kijkje op de ramp getroffen regio's hebben.

Noch de politie noch de Chinese staat gecontroleerde media nam vriendelijk om zijn onderzoekende avontuur, hoewel. Hij postte zijn bevindingen, die meldingen van dode lichamen vervuiling op straat opgenomen, social media op juli 18; drie dagen later, de staat nieuws mondstuk Xinhua meldde dat hij was aangehouden was door de lokale politie in de provincie Fujian.

Hij is verslag, geplaatst op populaire sociale media en nieuwe sites Weibo en Sina, werd verwijderd door censors het duurde niet lang, maar de lokale ooggetuigenverslagen en rapportage door een mensenrechten NGO bevestigt dat de ravage aangericht door Nepartak-en doodgezwegen door Xinhua? -is real.

eerste, Hij had willen stroomopwaarts te reizen naar de reservoirs om te onderzoeken, maar moest zijn plan te verlaten als gevolg van strenge beveiliging, volgens een rapport van de ngo Human Rights in China. Het verslag zei dat hij had ontdekt dat veel mensen verdronken toen reservoirs in Mingqing County werden gevuld om de capaciteit en overstroomde.

Xinhua, ondertussen, stelt dat de bevindingen He's zijn slechts gebaseerd op geruchten verspreid door de plaatselijke bevolking met bijbedoelingen, en dat met name de vermeende dood waren "niets dan fake."

Het Chinese regime legt draconische censuur op de online discussie; in de media, er sprake is van een "maximumquotum"Voor het aantal gemelde sterfgevallen bij ongevallen en natuurrampen. In 2013, een vrouw bijgenaamd Zhao werd vastgehouden voor het posten van vragen online over de details in een moordzaak.

Inwoners schoon meubilair van een rivier in Bandong Town na Typhoon Nepartak on July 10, 2016 in Minqing County, Fujian Province. (VCG / VCG via Getty Images)

Eerder tijdens de tyfoon, New York gevestigde New Tang Dynasty Television, telefoontjes dorpelingen in Bandong, een township in Minqqing County, navraag over de uitkomst van het reservoir ontlading.

"Er zijn twee of drie reservoirs hier,"Zei de heer. Liu, een eigenaar van de winkel. 'Er was geen eerdere aankondiging over de kwijting voor het gebeurde. "

"Ik weet dat er ten minste 200 sterfgevallen in Bandong alleen,"Zei mevrouw. Xu, andere ingezeten.

Maar vanaf juli 17, Chinese staatsmedia gemeld dat het dodental in Mingqing bedroeg 73.

Het was niet de eerste keer dat hij Zhangze had een run-in met de autoriteiten. Volgens het rapport van Human Rights in China, Hij had geweigerd om te schrijven "50 cent party" berichten om de publieke opinie te draaien in het voordeel van het communistische regime, en bij een andere gelegenheid organiseerde een groep van 300 studenten om te stoppen met de Communistische Jeugd Liga, een jeugdorganisatie opscheppen tientallen miljoenen leden die fungeert als een arm van de Communistische Partij.

Volgens Human Rights in China, lokale politie wilde hij een lichtere straf te geven en laat hem af met een waarschuwing op grond van zijn leeftijd, maar dit werd geweigerd door agenten van het provinciaal niveau Public Security Bureau.

Het rapport zegt dat het personeel op de school Hij woont ingetrokken zijn secretariële positie en heeft opgegeven op "verzorgen" hem om een ​​"patriottische partij lid."

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Epoch Times: Kunt u me introduceren dit nieuwe rapport, dat uit komt?

Ethan Gutmann: Goed, het hoeft niet een flitsende titel. Het is gewoon "Bloody Harvest / The Slaughter: Een update. "Het is zeer minimaal. We proberen niet om onze eerdere werk te verveelvoudigen. David Kilgour en David Matas schreef "Bloody Harvest"En ze hebben veel werk erin door de jaren heen. Ik schreef "The Slaughter". Het duurde zeven jaar. Het idee van het nieuwe rapport is om onze bevindingen te actualiseren.

Er is een onbetwistbaar heuvel van informatie op dit punt blijkt dat de Chinese transplantatie volumes zijn aanzienlijk hoger dan alles dat Peking heeft beweerd. De gebruikelijke bewering is dat China doet rond 10,000 transplantaties per jaar. Maar als je kijkt naar de ziekenhuizen en transplantatiecentra - de militaire hospitalen en civiele ziekenhuizen, secundaire transplantatiecentra, klein, middelgrote en grote transplantatiecentra - en je ze tellen en zien wat hun werkelijke volume is? Goed, het laagste aantal komen we aan bij ongeveer 60,000 per jaar, niet 10,000. Het nummer dat lijkt ons waarschijnlijk ongeveer 100,000 per jaar. Nu is dit in een land dat beweert dat het niet langer inkoop van organen van terdoodveroordeelden. Dit is in een land dat niet een systeem had tot voor kort de vrijwillige transplantaties accepteren. De vrijwillige transplantaties die optreden zijn meestal binnen een gezin, waar men familielid een nier zou kunnen geven aan een ander familielid.

We zijn op zoek naar niet 10,000 transplantaties per jaar in China, maar iets meer als 60,000 naar 100,000 transplantaties per jaar in China.

- Ethan Gutmann

Een van de dingen die we hebben gemerkt over deze ziekenhuizen is de ongelooflijke hoeveelheid van de bouw-transplantatie enorme vleugels zijn toegevoegd; steden en provincies die niet over een transplantatie industrie, schijnbaar door de centrale planning, gekregen transplantatie industrieën. Dit is een van de meest opvallende kenmerken van het onderzoek. Maar zo veel mensen zouden willen dit zo eenvoudig zien for-profit, Het is niet. Er is een element van de centrale planning in heel. Transplantatie, hoewel nooit in het openbaar verklaard dat een "pijler industrie" in China, duidelijk wordt gedacht op die manier op de hoogste niveaus van de Communistische Partij.

Deze nummers zijn absoluut uitzonderlijk, onthutsend.

EN: Wat is het onderzoek gebaseerd op? Welke bewijzen heb je gebruikt?

EG: Goed, de bronnen zijn onduidelijk. Dit is een land dat niet wil openlijk te spreken over orgaanroof. Dit is een land waar de discussie is een black-out, want dit is een van de meest gevaarlijke zaken aan de Chinese Communistische Partij. Dus het blijkt dat verpleegkundigen Weekly is een van de belangrijkste bronnen die er zijn: een interne publicatie, uiteraard iets wat alleen een specialist in China zou lezen. Toch heeft eigenlijk aanwijzingen te oogsten en transplantatie nummers in sommige gevallen. Dit is informatie die nog nooit op een website dat er iets aan het Westen kunnen onthullen zou worden gebracht, maar het is daar. En het is er in proefschriften, zelfs proefschrift voorstellen, ziekenhuis interne nieuwsbrieven en zelfs op een aantal zeer obscure websites.

Auteur Ethan Gutmann en zijn nieuwe boek "The Slaughter 'worden vrijgegeven augustus. 12. San Francisco, Calif., juli- 29, 2014 (Steve Ispas / Epoch Times)

We moesten deze informatie uit te brengen. Wat we in wezen hadden was een berg van materiaal uit deze ziekenhuizen. En je uit te komen met grotere aantallen van deze individuele ziekenhuizen door het tellen van hen omhoog. Het is net als bouwstenen. Je stapelen ze op en je blijven toevoegen totdat je een berg hebt opgebouwd.

Dat is eigenlijk heel krachtig, omdat, voortzetting van de analogie, Het betekent dat als je eenmaal de berg hebt gebouwd, goed, zelfs als je een richel te verliezen of hebben een aardverschuiving dat verandert niets aan het feit dat je een berg. De berg is nog steeds erg hoog. Sommige van deze ziekenhuizen hebben een vergunning, een aantal van hen niet. Maar we hebben het bewijs dat ze het uitvoeren van deze transplantaties. En die informatie is zeer schadelijk voor de Chinese medische wereld, omdat de nummers zijn buitengewone.

Enkele van de meest betrouwbare getuigen interviewde ik wist dat het publiek geheim: Falun Gong werden geoogst.

- Ethan Gutmann

EN: Hoe ga je van waaruit blijkt dat een groot aantal transplantaties hebben plaatsgevonden van een onbekende bron, om te concluderen dat de organen moeten afkomstig zijn van een bepaalde bron - dat wil zeggen. beoefenaars van Falun Gong, en anderen?

EG: We niet concluderen dat in de zin dat het een open vraag: welke mogelijke bronnen kunnen zij worden gebruikt? We verzetten zich niet tegen het idee dat er meer dood veroordeelde gevangenen worden geëxecuteerd voor hun organen dan eerder begrepen. We zijn op zoek naar een 600 procent toename in de hoeveelheid van transplantaten die algemeen begrepen per jaar. We gaan uit 10,000 een jaar om 60,000 per jaar met een minimum - dat is de kleinste we kunnen aannemelijk verzinnen. De grootste is 100,000 of meer. En zelfs als je net na China's medische regels, je eigenlijk komen met een nummer dat is dicht bij 90,000. We kunnen niet uitsluiten dat er meer dodencel executies dan eerder begrepen. Maar zelfs dan, je kunt niet om deze spectaculaire getallen. De andere bron moet gewetensgevangenen zijn. Hoe dat afbreekt, of en hoeveel er Falun Gong - goed, we aannemen dat de meerderheid, of zelfs de overgrote meerderheid, zijn Falun Gong. Er kunnen enkele House christenen, Oeigoeren, Tibetanen, of een andere groep die we nog niet geïdentificeerd. De update opent een heleboel vragen.

Dit is een land waar de discussie is een black-out, want dit is een van de meest gevaarlijke zaken aan de Chinese Communistische Partij.

- Ethan Gutmann

We bouwen voort op eerder onderzoek, zowel Bloody Harvest en The Slaughter-die op overtuigende wijze het geval dat gewetensgevangenen werden gemaakt en worden geoogst voor hun organen in China. Dus we proberen niet om oude veldslagen hier te vechten. We proberen niet om iets dat we voelen is al bewezen bewijzen, iets wat het is gewoon genomen de wereld een beetje tijd in te halen met.

EN: Wat is het belangrijkste bewijs dat u vertrouwen op te maken dat gewetensgevangenen, vooral beoefenaars van Falun Gong, in feite gedood om hun organen?

EG: Voor mij, het is gebaseerd op interviews met vluchtelingen die uit het werkkamp systeem zijn gekomen en hebben gemeld examens gericht op hun retail-organen. Deze examens werden over het algemeen niet gegeven aan een andere gevangenen, hoewel in sommige gevallen Oeigoeren te melden, en in sommige gevallen Huis christenen doen ook. Ik was ook in staat om aan te tonen dat de Tibetanen vrijwel exact dezelfde examens hebben ontvangen, en opnieuw, andere gevangenen werden genegeerd. Dat vertelt ons dat ze doelstellingen voor orgaanroof.

Wat we op zoek naar een van de grootste cover-ups in de menselijke geschiedenis.

- Ethan Gutmann

Maar het is nog explicieter dan dat: Enkele van de meest betrouwbare getuigen interviewde ik wist dat het publiek geheim: Falun Gong werden geoogst. Ze zouden ze te selecteren en nemen ze weg in bussen van werkkampen elk jaar. Een getuige liet me waar de bussen geparkeerd, de buurt van zijn celblok. We hebben begrepen dat voor enige tijd. Het gebeurt. Het grootste deel van het argument is geweest over het aantal.

We weten niet hoeveel Falun Gong worden geoogst, omdat we niet weten hoeveel organen zijn afkomstig uit elke afzonderlijke. Zeer waarschijnlijk is het slechts 1-1 lever, één nier, één hart van elk individu, en het wordt weefsel gekoppeld aan een orgaan toerist of andere ontvanger. Maar we weten wel dat het mogelijk is om te nemen drie, misschien vier, organen van één persoon, en als je vier ontvangers die zijn opgesteld daar, en hebben hun bloed gepaard met deze persoon, goed, Het is theoretisch mogelijk om dat te doen. Dus we kunnen niet het aantal doden te geven, een moord aantal bij wijze van spreken. We kunnen zeggen dat onze eerdere schattingen zijn onderschatting. Dat we kunnen zeggen:.

Het is mogelijk om een ​​ruw bereik te genereren, maar ik denk dat we moeten worden gekastijd door deze nieuwe informatie.

Zo veel als ik hoopte dat ik mijn boek klaar was en kon doorstromen naar andere vakken en andere onderwerpen, Ik kan dat niet doen met een schoon geweten. Niet met deze bevindingen.

- Ethan Gutmann

EN: In mijn gesprekken met transplantatie chirurgen over dit probleem, Ik heb prominente personen gehoord in de internationale transplantatie oprichting dingen zeggen als: "Goed, het kan niet Falun Gong. Het is waarschijnlijk orgaanhandel-'your nier voor een iPad 'soort dingen.' Wat zeg je dat?

EG: Alleen iemand die is erg onwetend over China zou een dergelijke verklaringen af ​​te leggen. Alleen iemand die nog nooit de moeite heeft genomen om te kijken naar mijn rekeningen van interviews vluchteling zou een dergelijke verklaringen af ​​te leggen. Iedereen die in China heeft gewoond begrijpt dat er een redelijke mate van controle over winstgevende ondernemingen. China is niet overgenomen door drieklanken. Dat is een excuus dat de Chinese medische onderneming heeft geprobeerd om uit te dansen, meerdere malen, bijna cyclisch: "Oh, het is een soort van triade activiteit. "Sinds 2012 We weten al dat machtige officiële cijfers, als Wang Lijun, de protege van Bo Xilai, een prominent figuur in de Chinese politiek in de tijd, liep een zeer productieve orgaanroof centrum.

Een persoon die zou zeggen dat over mensenhandel is gewoon naïef. Dat is een probleem met de westerse chirurgen gaan in China. Het is niet dat ze verderfelijk of een kwade motief. Maar ze hebben nooit echt de tijd om iets over China te begrijpen genomen, en hoe het anders dan andere gebieden van de wereld kunnen zijn waar ze zijn groot werk gedaan. China's een zeer groot land dat centraal run. Dit is niet een derde wereld mand geval waar de overheid niet veel van alles wordt uitgevoerd.

EN: Voor mensen die al enigszins vertrouwd met uw (collectief) onderzoek naar het onderwerp, wat is nieuw en belangrijk aan het nieuwe rapport?

EG: Wat het verslag blijkt heel overtuigend is dat we kijken naar niet 10,000 transplantaties per jaar in China, maar iets meer als 60,000 naar 100,000 transplantaties per jaar in China.

Dit is een nieuwe vorm van genocide. Het is met behulp van de meest gerespecteerde leden van de samenleving om het uit te voeren: de medische professie.

- Ethan Gutmann

Nu, dit aantal is zeer schokkend als je nadenkt over de bronnen. Duidelijk kan terdoodveroordeelden niet de leegte te vullen. Duidelijk, zelfs als vrijwillige orgaandonaties in China zijn gestegen, ze kunnen dit niveau niet bereiken. En als we kijken naar de warme ischemie tijd enkele transplantaten-de tijd vanaf wanneer het hart stopt wanneer het orgaan wordt verwijderd, het is veel te laag. Het is bijna onmiddellijk. Dit is orgaanroof. En wat dat betekent waarschijnlijk dat we op zoek zijn naar Falun Gong in het hoofdgebouw, maar ook Oeigoeren, Tibetanen en House christenen. Dit zijn de groepen die zijn gericht vanaf het begin en ze blijven worden gericht.

We zien geen teken van ziekenhuizen te sluiten of transplantatiecentra worstelen. In feite zien we het tegenovergestelde: zien we bouwprogramma's. Dat is het beeld: Honderden en honderden ziekenhuizen. En het is uitgegroeid tot hun brood en boter. De economische steunpilaar van hun vak is om dit ding te gaan. Maar dat is een doodvonnis voor de groepen waar we het over.

Een laatste ding dat we noemen in ons verslag is een opvallend stukje informatie: Falun Gong beoefenaars in zes provincies hebben gekregen bloedonderzoeken in hun huizen. politie komt, klop op de deur, en vervolgens toedienen van een bloedtest - één die duidelijk is bestemd voor weefsel matching. Deze vindt plaats in hun huizen, niet in de gevangenis cellen, niet in de werkkampen, niet in de zwarte gevangenissen. Toen ik voor het eerst hoorde over dit zei ik: dit is een schriktactiek, ze vertellen ze zich te gedragen en niet meer in de problemen. En dat nog steeds het geval zou kunnen zijn, maar het feit is-en ik heb echt een hekel aan Holocaust referenties te gebruiken hier, maar wat gebeurt er als je begint te registreren mensen? Wat betekent dat? Als je gaat terug en kijk naar toen ze begonnen te registreren joden in Nederland, wat heeft die leiden tot? Misschien is het begon als een manier om een ​​soort van sociale controle. Misschien is het begonnen als een schriktactiek. Maar het leidt tot iets anders. En inderdaad, kijken naar deze verslagen van de ziekenhuizen en de ziekenhuizen opscheppen over de buitengewone volume dat ze de productie-je het gevoel dat je op zoek bent naar de geschiedenis herhaalt zich.

EN: Ben je komen met een dodental?

EG: We zetten dit rapport zonder de proppen komen met een slachtoffer nummer, voor Falun Gong beoefenaars bijvoorbeeld. We kunnen niet. Omdat we niet weten of ze krijgen twee orgels uit van een Falun Gong beoefenaar, of een orgaan, of zelfs drie organen. Het is heel moeilijk om drie organen weefsel te krijgen geëvenaard in nieuwe donateurs. Het is heel moeilijk om dat allemaal tegelijkertijd doen, maar het is mogelijk. Dus in zoverre, kunnen we niet komen met een duidelijke nummer.

Maar wat ik kan zeggen is dat de nummers die we eerder geraamd voor Kilgour en Matas-die was 41,500 organen tussen 2001 en 2005, voor mij, Ik maakte een schatting van 2005 naar 2008 dat zei dat 65,000 Falun Gong beoefenaars zijn geoogst voor hun organen-op dit punt, die cijfers zien er erg laag. Heel laag.

(L-R) David Kilgour (L) met David Matas (C) en Ethan Gutmann (R), auteur van 'The Slaughter: massamoorden, orgaanroof, en China's Secret oplossingen voor hun Dissident probleem. ' (Simon Gross / Epoch Times)

(L-R) David Kilgour (L) met David Matas (C) en Ethan Gutmann (R), auteur van 'The Slaughter: massamoorden, orgaanroof, en China's Secret oplossingen voor hun Dissident probleem. ' (Simon Gross / Epoch Times)

Ik zeg niet dat dit het einde van het onderzoek op geen enkele manier. Dit is een paard vonnis. Het is een tussentijds verslag. Maar de wereld echt nodig heeft om wakker te worden wat er gaande is. Dit probleem is niet opgelost. Het is erger.

Ik wil iets persoonlijks over zeggen. Toen ik mijn boek aan het schrijven was ik geloofde dat ik aan het schrijven was over de geschiedenis, dat ik niet aan het schrijven was over iets dat de huidige was. Maar ik kijk naar dit en zeggen dat het was niet de geschiedenis, het was nooit. Dit is een huidige gebeurtenis. En het is een vreselijke gebeurtenis. Zo veel als ik hoopte dat ik mijn boek klaar was en kon doorstromen naar andere vakken en andere onderwerpen, Ik kan dat niet doen met een schoon geweten. Niet met deze bevindingen.

EN: Wat verwacht je of thuis om de uitkomst van de release van het rapport, en de gevolgen?

EG: We hopen dat het zal leiden tot een aantal veranderingen in het beleid in het Westen. We gaan ze niet verwacht dat de Chinese spoorwegen bombarderen, we ze niet verwacht de oorlog te verklaren, we niet verwachten dat de westerse landen om de economische betrekkingen met China af te snijden. Maar misschien zullen we proberen om onze eigen handen schoon te houden. Dit is de minimale eis van een westerse samenleving nu: Als we mensen die naar China voor organen, die moet worden geregistreerd. We mogen nooit worden gevraagd een vraag in de Verenigde Staten congres of in het Europees Parlement over de manier waarop veel van onze mensen gaan naar China om organen te krijgen. Dat is een vraag die het aan de Westerse samenlevingen beantwoorden. Er is geen reden om het medisch beroepsgeheim. Als je loopt in een ziekenhuis met een schotwond in Amerika in de meeste staten, het wordt beschouwd als een zaak voor de politie niet alleen een medische aangelegenheid. Het maakt niet uit als je zegt, "Ik was het schoonmaken van mijn pistool en het ging af. Het was een ongeluk. "Het is een zaak voor de politie.

Als we mensen die naar China voor organen, die moet worden geregistreerd.

- Ethan Gutmann

EN: Waar komt het probleem van hier?

EG: Uiteindelijk tot de aard van de werkelijk betrouwbare antwoorden die we nodig hebben? Het is de verantwoordelijkheid van China om de antwoorden te geven. En dat zal niet gebeuren als gevolg van een aantal video op het web of een social media beweging. Het gaat gebeuren, omdat de regeringen van het Westen en de Verenigde Naties eisen deze antwoorden. En zelfs dan gaat het heel moeilijk zijn om deze antwoorden te krijgen en zeer moeilijk te vinden de rechter. Maar dit is een van de centrale testen van deze tijd. ik geloof dat, als we iets van een tragedie als deze kan krijgen, het is dat de menselijke soort heeft geen andere keus dan zo goed als het kan kijken naar deze vorm van genocide. Dit is een nieuwe vorm van genocide. Het is met behulp van de meest gerespecteerde leden van de samenleving om het uit te voeren: de medische professie. En om deze redenen kunnen we niet langer te vermijden dit.

Dus dit is niet langer de geschiedenis, dit is iets heel actueel. Wat we op zoek naar een van de grootste cover-ups in de menselijke geschiedenis. De Chinese staat heeft bepaald dat de beste ding om te doen is gewoon veeg uit iedereen in Falun Gong, iedereen in de Oeigoerse gemeenschap en iedereen in de Tibetaanse gemeenschap die is blootgesteld aan deze-veeg ze uit en zich te ontdoen van het bewijs.

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Shortly before this year’s 17th anniversary of over 10,000 Falun Gong beoefenaars’ peaceful appeal at Zhongnanhai, Chinese leader Xi Jinping gave unusual speeches on petitions, religie, and political and legal issues.
This was interpreted as Xi giving hints to indicate his attitude. He also tackled issues that former Chinese leaders Hu Jintao and Wen Jiabao had no courage to touch on.
In april 25, 1999, over- 10,000 practitioners of the Falun Gong spiritual discipline went to the State Council Appeals Office near Zhongnanhai in Beijing to ask authorities to release 45 Falun Gong practitioners who were unreasonably detained by authorities in the city of Tianjin.
The incident is considered the largest and the most peaceful and rational petition in China’s history.
Zhu Rongji, who was the Premier Minister at the time, personally met with representatives of the spiritual practitioners and promised to release the detained practitioners and to give them the legitimate right to practise. The issue was resolved at that point.
Echter, Jiang Zemin, the Communist leader at the time, labelled the incident “besieging Zhongnanhai.He initiated a massive and cruel suppression against Falun Gong practitioners starting on July 20, the same year without the consent of the remaining six members of the Politburo Standing Committee.
The harsh suppression has lasted 17 jaar. Each year, april 25 is considered a sensitive date. Echter, right before this year’s anniversary, Xi undertook a series of unusual and high-profile movements.
The important message he released has triggered wide attention from the outside world.
Petition issue
In april 21, state-run media published Xi and Premier Li Keqiang’s assertiveness on the issue of petitioning. Xi spoke of “devoting great efforts to deal with the outstanding petition problems, and properly resolving the issues of people’s legitimate and lawful demands.
Li called for “striving to resolve the conflicts and protect people’s legitimate rights and interests.
The timing of the above remarks drew wide attention.
Voor het verleden 17 jaar, Falun Gong practitioners have been subject to defamation, illegal sentencing, martelen, and other ways of persecution. These torture tactics have gradually begun to be applied to many common Chinese people.
Nu, as China’s civil rights movement continues to rise, more and more people are beginning to fight for their rights through petitioning.
Shi Cangshan, a Washington-based expert on China issues, believes that Xi chose to endorse people’s petitioning rights and gave the instruction to handle the petition issue properly right before April 25.
“Xi Jinping used a “you-should-knowstyle to show his stance on the Falun Gong issue, expressing his dissatisfaction with Jiang Zemin’s persecution,” Shi said.
Meeting on religion
From April 22–23, Xi presided over a top-level meeting about religious issues. Five Politburo members—Li Keqiang, Wang Qishan, Zhang Dejiang, Liu Yunshan, and Yu Zhengshengattended the meeting.
This was the first time the highest leader had presided over the religious meeting in 15 jaar. Previously it was chaired by the Secretary for Religious Affairs.
Xi made a high-profile speech on religious matters at the meeting. “Organize and unite the majority of religious followers,” hij zei.
State-run media made a quick high-profile coverage of the news, which is significantly different from when Jiang presided over the meeting.
In 2001, Jiang staged the Tiananmen self-immolation hoax, in which TV footage showed several individuals who apparently set themselves on fire. State-run media widely broadcast the footage, claiming that the self-immolators were Falun Gong practitioners.
This was part of Jiang’s full-scale defamation campaign against Falun Gong through the Communist regime’s propaganda system. At the end of the same year, Jiang presided over the national religion meeting, but he increased the strength of the suppression against Falun Gong.
The details of the meeting were reported a few years later.
Officials arrested
Tegelijkertijd, several officials from the Political and Legal Affairs system were punished by Xi’s authorities before the April 25 anniversary.
In april 24, authorities announced the news that four officials from the Political and Legal Affairs system had been disciplined. The Political and Legal Affairs system has been the most vicious party during Jiang’s persecution of Falun Gong.
Since Xi took power, there has been some major clean-up in the Political and Legal Affairs system. Several key officials have been sacked, including the former secretary of the Central Political and Legal Affairs Commission, Zhou Yongkang.
In april 16, Zhang Yue, secretary of the Political and Legal Affairs Commission of Hebei Province, was dismissed from the position for further investigation. Zhang is one of Zhou’s trusted followers.
Zhou took the role of Minister of Public Security and Deputy Director of the Central Political and Legal Affairs Commission in 2002. Zhang was appointed as the head the Ministry of Public Security’s “26th Bureau” in 2003. This is the notorious “610 Office,” an illegal organization established by Jiang and his supporters for the sole purpose of suppressing Falun Gong.
Zhang became the direct accomplice of the Jiang faction in the public security system. After being moved to the Hebei Political and Legal Committee in 2007, Zhang became the person directly accountable for the brutal persecution of Falun Gong in Hebei Province.
He was on the investigation list of the World Organization to Investigate the Persecution of Falun Gong (WOIPFG).
In april 25, state-run media reported on Xi’s five must-follow requirements for the Political and Legal Affairs system.
The Falun Gong issue
Before the 17th anniversary of April 25, meer dan 200,000 people have lodged complaints against Jiang for his persecution of Falun Gong. Some analysts believe that as the international community becomes increasingly concerned about the illegal persecution of Falun Gong, Xi has to face the Falun Gong issue.
Xi, Hu, and Wen all do not want to be the scapegoats of the persecution, but Xi is handling the issue differently.
The book “The True Jiang Zeminrevealed that when Jiang initiated the persecution on July 20, 1999, the other six members of the Politburo Standing Committee did not support him. They were Li Peng, Zhu Rongji, Li Ruihuan, Hu Jintao, Wei Jianxing, and Li Lanqing.
In april 26, 1999, the day after the appeal, the Politburo Standing Committee had a meeting to discuss the Falun Gong issue.
Zhu Rongji said, “Let them do the exercises.Jiang stood

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The Chinese regime is trying to accelerate the capabilities of its defense industry, and this is bad news for democracy and human rights.
China is the world’s third largest arms exporter (with the United States in first and Russia in second). The problem with Chinese arms sellers is that they’ve had to find a niche in the global marketand that often means selling to countries that aren’t on good terms with the West.
Over the years, Chinese defense firms have been accused of breaking UN embargoes by selling weaponry to countries including North Korea, Iran, and Qaddafi-era Libya.
Human Rights Watch called on China in August 2014 to cease its supply of weapons including missiles, grenade launchers, and machine guns to South Sudan. It noted that while China was calling for peace talks, it was assisting the “extraordinary acts of cruelty against civilians, war crimes and possibly crimes against humanity.
A Feb. 23 story from China’s state-run People’s Daily Online explains the target market of Chinese weapons. It says with China’s new FC-20 fighter jet, met name, “Developing countries that do not have close military attachments with Western countries will be potential buyersand they’re targeting countries that fit this description in Asia, Afrika, the Middle East, and South America (but don’t specify which).
China’s export of weaponry will not be hampered at all by political pretexts.”People’s Dailyofficial mouthpiece of the Chinese Communist Party

While People’s Daily notes the United States views who it sells weapons to as “important diplomatic indicators for friends and enemies,” it states “China’s export of weaponry will not be hampered at all by political pretexts.
Chinese weapons are often marketed for their low costs, and alleged close capabilities to Western technology. Both of these factors pull from the fact that a large number of Chinese weapons are counterfeits.
de U.S.. Naval Institute gave a brief overview of China’s cloned weapons last year, noting that China’s J-15 Flying Shark is based on Russia’s Sukhoi Su-33, its J-31 jet pulls from the U.S. F-35B, and the list goes on for everything from unmanned vehicles to tanks, artillery, Humvees, infantry weapons, and other systems.
The Chinese regime also isn’t content with staying where they are in the market. Just this month, they’ve announced two major initiatives that will likely accelerate Chinese theft of foreign arms technology, and also get more advanced weapons into countries that aren’t on the best terms with the United States.
Eerste, the defense industry in China has been moving to the private sphereor at least as “privateas they can get in a country with strict arms controls, and where businesses with more than 50 employees are required to have a liaison from the Chinese Communist Party.
Tweede, according to Popular Science, China is starting its own version of the U.S. military’s research and development department, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)—although the analogy isn’t completely accurate.
Meer dan 1,000 private defense companies are now operating in China, which is an increase of 127 percent since 2010.

The Chinese “DARPAwill be a committee that seems to be aimed more at oversight than the hands-on work. It will manage defense research and development, promote indigenous innovation, and coordinate how new developments are integrated into the Chinese military.
As Popular Science notes, “it’s hard to imagine China’s government authorizing even partof what DARPA does. “Instead, the efforts of China’s advanced research might look a lot like those of other governments, since China’s already stolen plans for advanced military jets, ships, and lasers.
It’s likely that the main focus for developments will still take place in the state-run Chinese arms companies, and through the Chinese regime’s new push for private defense firms.
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The state-run China Military Online reported on March 15 that “China has introduced specific measures to accelerate the opening of military industry to deeply push forward the development strategy of military-civilian integration.
It states that more than 1,000 private defense companies are now operating in China, which is an increase of 127 percent since 2010. The movement is being spearheaded by the State Administration for Science, Technology and Industry for National Defense (SASTIND).
Dit jaar, it adds, SASTIND will “accelerateits operations to advance China’s weapons developments and promote the “export-orienteddefense industry.

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BEIJING—Twenty prominent lawyers and jurists from Europe, North America, Australia and Pakistan on Monday urged Chinese President Xi Jinping to release a dozen Chinese lawyers and legal assistants held in detention in an open letter published in the British newspaper The Guardian.

In the letter, the legal professionals, predominantly from Western countries, expressed worries that the Chinese lawyers have been denied legal counsel since their July detention.
They also said they feared that without legal representation the Chinese lawyers and legal assistants could be “at high risk of torture or other cruel and inhumane treatments.
China has arrested six rights lawyers and legal assistants on suspicion of state subversion, and three more on suspicion of inciting state subversion. One legal assistant was arrested on suspicion of helping destroy evidence. Hong Kong-based China Human Rights Lawyers Concern Group said several more lawyers remain missing.
The lawyers have sought to use China’s own laws to hold officials accountable or to protect citizensrights, but Beijing says they are trying to sabotage the judicial system with improper activism.
sinds juli, meer dan 300 lawyers, legal assistants, staff members of law firms, and social activists have been detained and interrogated.
Chinese human rights lawyer Wang Yu in Beijing on April 18, 2015. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
Most have been released, but some of the most prominent rights lawyers have been arrested, including Wang Yu, who defended one of the five women who became known as the “Feminist Five.They were detained last March after they planned to hand out flyers against sexual harassment in several Chinese cities in a case that drew international scrutiny.
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The lawyers are known to have taken up some of the most contentious cases in China, often involving petitioners who have grievances with local governments, practitioners of the banned spiritual group Falun Gong, or political dissidents.
State media say the lawyers have colluded with social activists and used social media to put undue pressures on local courts. The Ministry of Public Security called them a “major criminal gang.
Their arrests have drawn international attention, as shown by the latest open letter signed by heads of bar associations, legal scholars, and lawyers.

 

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HONG KONGFalun Gong practitioners held a rally in Hong Kong to support a campaign of lawsuits against former Chinese dictator Jiang Zemin, who started the persecution against Falun Gong in 1999.The rally took place on Dec. 10, International Human Rights Day, which commemorates the proclamation of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights on Dec. 10, 1948.
In juli 1 dit jaar, civil groups in Taiwan and Hong Kong co-sponsored the activity of collecting signatures to support suing Jiang. Jiang, the former leader of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), is being sued for launching and sustaining the now 16-year campaign of violence against the Falun Gong spiritual discipline.
Hong Kong Falun Gong practitioners rally to support the campaign of lawsuits against former Chinese dictator Jiang Zemin, op dec. 10. (Epoch Times)
By Dec. 10, een totaal van 1,009,784 signatures were collected from Taiwan, Korea, Japan, Hong Kong and Macao, Singapore, Maleisië, Indonesië, and other Asian countries and regions. The largest numbers came from Taiwan (466,775), Zuid-Korea (381,561), en Japan (63,682).
All seven countries and regions have received acknowledgements of reception from mainland China’s Supreme People’s Procuratorate and Supreme Court. Statistics show that the Supreme Procuratorate received at least 388,148 reports against Jiang, and the Supreme Court received at least 322,741 reports.
The Asia coordinator of the activity, lawyer Theresa Chu, spoke at the rally through the internet. She said that since Jiang initiated the genocide persecution against Falun Gong practitioners in 1999, Falun Gong practitioners have gone through 16 International Human Rights Days.
Chu said the international community and the Chinese people have gradually come to understand the atrocities Jiang Zemin has committed against humanity.
She indicated that the joint report of more than one million people was exceptional in the history of human rights, both internationally and in China.
“For the first time there are one million people of different nationalities, races, and cultures expressing their appeals to the highest judicial institutes of China in the form of criminal reports against Jiang, asking to bring him to justice. This can be called the greatest accomplishment of the international community in defending universal values since the beginning of this century, which indicates that human rights have no borders.
Hong Kong Signatures
Hong Kong Falun Dafa Association spokesman Kan Hung-cheung speaks at the rally on Dec. 10, 2015. (Epoch Times)
sinds juli, 50,128 signatures have been collected in Hong Kong to support the campaign to sue Jiang.Chow Wai-tung, the coordinator of suing Jiang in Hong Kong, said that more than 50,000 upright Hong Kong people have expressed their demands to bring Jiang to justice as soon as possible.
“Among the 50,000-plus signatures, 38,514 have been sent to the Supreme People’s Procuratorate in different batches. Van deze, meer dan 20,002 have received acknowledgement of receipt,” Chow said.Hong Kong Falun Dafa Association spokesperson Kan Hung-cheung said the wave of suing Jiang has been showing a magnificent trend, and that it “continues to have global participation and support, asking to stop the persecution and to bring Jiang to justice.
He said that bringing the persecutors to justice would not only stop the CCP’s persecution of good people, but also uphold social righteousness and revive the moral conscience of the country.Several Falun Gong practitioners at the rally shared their experiences of filing complaints against Jiang. Some shared the touching stories of Hong Kong people who enthusiastically signed to support the campaign to sue Jiang.
LegCo Members
LegCo member Leung Kwok-hung speaks at the rally on Dec. 10, 2015. (Epoch Times)
Several members of the Legislative Council of Hong Kong (LegCo) attended the rally and showed their support for the lawsuits.
LegCo member Leung Kwok-hung spoke at the rally. He said that Falun Gong practitionersefforts to stop the persecution have lasted a decade, and the CCP’s liesincluding the Tiananmen Square self-immolation hoax, a propaganda video intended to defame Falun Gong practitionersare doomed to fail.
He criticized the CCP’s inhuman suppression of Falun Gong. “Live organ harvesting is one of the crimes against humanity that absolutely cannot be accepted at all,” hij zei.
LegCo member Wu Chi-wai said, “The fact that so many mainland people have participated in the reports against Jiang reflects the seriousness of the crime committed by Jiang. It also indicates the commendable courage of the public in the course of pursuit of justice.
“No matter what type of autocracy, you cannot stop people’s efforts to pursue righteousness and justice. This will encourage more mainland people to step forward,” Wu zei.
LegCo member Leung Yiu-chung said one million signatures is a very large number, and it takes courage to bring accusations against the CCP’s former leader. Leung said the CCP has been using high-pressure methods on people, especially religious suppression.
Leung said that so many mainland Chinese people have come forward to sue with a spirit of sacrifice; it is a good inspiration to others.
Vertaald door Susan Wang. Written in English by Sally Appert.

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BEIJING—Police scuffled with protesters and journalists at a Beijing courthouse Monday as a prominent rights lawyer stood trial on charges of provoking trouble and stirring ethnic hatred with online commentary critical of the ruling Communist Party.

Chinese protesters and foreign rights groups said Pu Zhiqiang’s trial at the No. 2 Beijing Intermediate Court amounted to political persecution, and foreign governments including the U.S. called for his release. Pu denied the charges and the trial concluded about midday, with Pu’s lawyer Shang Baojun saying a verdict and sentence would be delivered at a later date.
“Pu Zhiqiang is a lawyer with a conscience,” activist Yang Qiuyu said in a brief interview outside the courthouse while a policeman tried to grab him. “This is why he is now under arrest. We support him, and that means that we are also defending our own rights.
Pu was active in defending free speech and represented dissident artist Ai Weiwei in a tax evasion case that Ai’s supporters said was politically motivated. He also was instrumental in pushing for the eventual abolishment of the labor camp system, which allowed police to lock up people for up to four years without a trial.
Over 50 protesters had gathered at the courthouse along with two dozen journalists and about a dozen Western diplomats, but all of them were denied entrance. In noisy scuffles, police and plainclothes security officers wearing yellow smiley-face stickers pushed journalists and protesters away from the court entrance area. They threw one of the protesters to the ground and took away several others.
At least one foreign journalist also was slammed to the ground, the Foreign Correspondents Club of China said in an open letter of complaint about the rough treatment.
The charges against Pu relate to a number of posts on China’s Twitter-like Sina Weibo that questioned the party’s policies toward the Tibetan and Uighur (pronounced WEE-gur) ethnic minorities in the Tibet and Xinjiang regions, and mocked political figures.
Mo Shaoping, another defense lawyer, said that Pu pleaded not guilty, and that prosecutors had not demonstrated that any of Pu’s postings had provoked troubles or incited ethnic tensions.
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“This is really a case of freedom of expression, in which no harm to anyone has been proven,” Mo said in an interview after the trial.
Pu’s lawyers asked for bail, arguing that he was no danger to the public and had medical ailments that needed attention.
The court did not answer phone calls, and prosecutors could not immediately be reached for comment.
Pu was detained shortly after attending a May 2014 meeting to discuss commemorating 25 years since the Tiananmen Square massacre, at a time when authorities were keeping a lid on any public commemorations of the event. Hundreds, possibly thousands, of protesters were killed in the crackdown, and the topic remains taboo in China.
Rights groups have said Pu faces up to eight years in prison.
Dan Biers, a diplomat with the U.S. Embassy in Beijing, told reporters outside the courthouse that the U.S. urges Chinese authorities to release Pu and uphold China’s constitution.
“Lawyers and civil society leaders such as Mr. Pu should not be subject to continued repression but should be allowed to contribute to the building of a prosperous and stable society,” Biers said, reading from a statement.
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Patrick Poon, China researcher at Amnesty International, called Pu’s trial an act of political persecution. “He is being punished solely for standing up to the Chinese government in his courageous defense of human rights,” hij zei.
Amnesty International says there have been “repeated procedural irregularitiesin his prosecution, including a prolonged pre-trial detention, denial of adequate medical care and prosecutors refusing to disclose evidence against him to his defense lawyers.

 

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op november. 18, the United Nations Committee Against Torture had a hearing on China that revealed more than the Chinese delegation may have intended about the regime’s attitude toward torture.
Wu Hailong, the head of Chinese delegation, had submitted a report. The committee’s experts responded with questions, and the Chinese delegation replied. Even though Wu’s report claimed that China had achieved important progress in promoting human rights, the experts on the panel were not convinced.
Some answers by the Chinese delegation made people wonder if it really understood the meaning of torture.
Some answers by the Chinese delegation made people wonder if it really understood the meaning of torture.

Bijvoorbeeld, the delegation claimed that solitary confinement was a management tool, not a punitive measure. It also claimed that the interrogation chair was used as a protective and security measure to prevent suspects from hurting themselves.
From the replies of the Chinese delegation, one can easily get the impression that in China torture is a common practice. It is so common that the officials didn’t realize that in their denials they actually admitted the practice of widespread torture.
From the replies of the Chinese delegation, one can easily get the impression that in China torture is a common practice.

Lawyers Tortured
The written responses in October specified that 10,000 judges and 24,039 procuratorial staff had received anti-torture training since 2012. This training has not prevented the use of torture, echter.
Torture is applied by the police, the procuratorate, and even the court. The responses said the lawyers, who could only be the victims, not the perpetrators of torture, were the only ones who violated the laws.
A typical case occurred in Jiansanjiang in far northeastern Heilongjiang Province. The written responses stated that the lawyers were detained for “activities disturbing the social order.The responses forgot, accidentally or intentionally, to mention that the “activitieswere requesting the release of Falun Gong practitioners who were illegally detained in a brainwashing center. The brainwashing center is also known as a black jailblack jails happened to be another of committee’s concerns.
Demonstranten stadium een ​​optreden op december. 10, 2004, die de vervolging van Falun Gong beoefenaars in de handen van het Chinese regime. (Mike Clarke / AFP / Getty Images)
The responses said that none of the lawyers was tortured, but a medical examination had found that the four detained lawyers had suffered a total of twenty-four broken ribs.
Another strange thing involved the delegation’s responses about the prosecution of those guilty of torture. According to the delegation, “there were plenty of cases of prosecuting torture offenders,” but none of these was among the high profile casessuch as Jiansanjiangthe committee asked about.
Different Definition
Duidelijk, the Chinese delegation didn’t consider the lawyersbroken ribs to be the result of torture or mistreatment. The Chinese delegation explained that the definition of torture in China is different from the U.N. Convention due to China having a different culture and language.
This is very true. The culture is the Chinese Communist Party culture established after the CCP took over China in 1949. In the CCP’s dictionary, breaking ribs is called “enforcing the law.In the rest of the world, it’s called torture.
In the CCP’s dictionary, breaking ribs is called ‘enforcing the law.

In most cases addressed by the committee, the delegation bluntly denied the existence of torture, although its use could easily be confirmed.
After reading the written responses, I found that the delegation didn’t even need to do any research or investigation to make the replies it did. Most of the delegation’s answers consisted of either simply cutting and pasting the text of laws and regulations or totally denying certain individual cases had occurred. The delegation did this in such a perfunctory way that it didn’t even bother to check for mistakes before submitting.
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Bijvoorbeeld, the written responses denied the allegation of organ harvesting by quoting the “Regulation on Human Organ Transplantation.The regulation was issued in a hurry in 2007, very likely as the response to the exposure of alleged organ harvesting from living Falun Gong practitioners in 2006. How does a 2007 regulation prove the non-existence of an alleged crime exposed a year earlier?
The written responses also claimed that “shuanggui”the abusive interrogation of CCP members who are suspected of violating Party regulationsis part of the legal system and Party discipline in China. Werkelijk, shuanggui is Party discipline, but definitely not part of the legal system.
Party Culture
To understand the situation in China and the strange behavior of Chinese officials, we need to look at the CCP’s history.
Torture has always been part of communist revolution and rule. In 1930, when the Red Army was still under siege in Jiangxi, Mao Zedong initiated an internal cleansing campaign to establish his absolute authority inside the Red Army.
His target was the non-existent organization called Anti-Bolshevik. Since there was no such organization, all confessions had to be extracted by torture. The campaign lasted several months and 70,000 Red Army personnel were killed. Many of them were tortured to death. Others were slaughtered.
Een decennium later, similar torture methods were used in the Yan’an Rectification Movement. The movement was also initiated by Mao to eliminate the influence of other factions inside the Party and to establish Mao’s absolute power in the Party leadership. One of the victims, Wang Shiwei, a journalist and writer, was wrongfully charged and arrested at the time. He was executed by an ax, probably to save a bullet.
One purpose of [the CCP’s] political campaigns is to find the worst persons and then recruit them into the Party.

After the CCP took over China, torture was expanded to the whole nation, accompanied by numerous political campaigns, from wiping out land owners in the early 1950s to the ongoing persecution of Falun Gong. One purpose of these political campaigns is to find the worst persons and then recruit them into the Party. They become the next generation leaders and the perpetrators of more torture. In de tussentijd, the concepts and methods of

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BEIJING—A court in southern China sentenced a leading activist who organized rallies for media freedom to six years in prison Friday in what his lawyer described as an unfair trial with an extra criminal charge added at the last minute.

Lawyer Li Jinxing said a district court in the city of Guangzhou found Yang Maodong guilty of disturbing public order. It also convicted him of provoking troubles, a charge Li said was announced minutes before the trial and which added to the stiff sentence.
die — better known by his penname Guo Feixionghelped organize demonstrations and spoke in support of the editorial staff at the newspaper Southern Weekly in Guangzhou in January 2013, after its journalists complained of censorship. Journalists said the paper’s New Year’s message calling for stricter adherence to China’s constitution was altered under orders of censors.
Although China’s ruling Communist Party leadership under Xi Jinping proclaims rule of law as a priority, calls from outside the party for greater adherence to China’s constitution are seen as attempts to undermine the party’s monopoly on power.
The charge of disturbing public order typically is punishable by up to three years in jail, and the charge of provoking troubles carries a maximum sentence of five years. The addition of the second charge moments before Friday’s trial drew immediate protests from the defense team, Li zei.
Calls to the Tianhe District Court in Guangzhou rang unanswered Friday.
Li said the last-minute addition was against procedural rules and allowed the defense no time to prepare. He also said that a printed verdict was issued immediately after the trial, showing that it had been prepared in advance.
“It’s the abuse of the judiciary powers at its worst,” Li zei.
Yang Maoping, the activist’s sister, confirmed the lawyer’s account and said the trial amounted to “cruelty and political persecution.
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The verdict was condemned by the human rights group Amnesty International, which called it a dark day when people advocating for press freedom and democracy “are sentenced to lengthy prison terms after sham trials.
Yang also had encouraged activists to hold up placards in several cities. To avoid confrontation with police, the activists typically did not linger but left quickly after taking photographs of their acts, then posting the images online.
Yang and fellow activists were arrested, and such street activism has largely been stamped out over the past two and a half years.
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Also tried and convicted Friday was co-defendant Sun Desheng, who was sentenced to two and half years in prison for disturbing public order. Sun’s charge stemmed from his unfurling banners calling for public disclosure of officialsassets and urging China’s legislature to ratify the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights.
Also Friday, in a separate case, the court sentenced fellow activist Liu Yuandong to three years in prison on the charge of disturbing public order. Liu had joined the demonstrators in January 2013 in support of the editorial staff of Southern Weekly. He was detained the following month and stood trial in January 2014.

 

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The Chinese regime wasted no time after the Nov. 13 terrorist attacks in Paris to call on the world to support its own brand of “counterterrorismby helping it suppress the Uyghur minority group in Xinjiang, also known as East Turkestan.
The Chinese regime is stepping up its suppression of the region, mainly for business. Its new “Silk Road Economic Beltthat will build a trade route into Europe will pass through the region.
After the Paris attacks, Xinhua, the official state mouthpiece, quoted Chinese diplomat Wang Yi saying “China is also a victim of terrorism,” and that “Cracking down on the ‘East Turkestanterrorist forcesshould become “an important component of international counterterrorism.
While his statements went largely ignored in political circles, where the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) abuses of Uyghurs are generally known, some news outlets got caught in the stream of propaganda that has followed.
The most glaring example is a feature in TIME about the “Men and Women Who Fight China’s Shadowy ‘Anti-TerroristWar.The odd piece says that after the Paris attacks, members of the CCP’s special forces spoke with TIME and started writing on social media about “their own battles.
TIME goes over many of the questionable “terrorist attacksChina has faced, and while the piece notes some of the uncertainties around some of the incidents, it still comes off as a promotional piece for human rights abuse.
It shares the same news element as an official Xinhua piece, saying that police in Xinjiang arrested a group of 28 alleged terrorists they say killed 11 people at a coal mine. It seems to be part of a larger propaganda push, which has seen glamour shots of “anti-terrorChinese soldiers and police forces posing together.
The TIME carries this same element with many heroic-sounding quotes from people carrying out the CCP’s harsh suppression in Xinjiang. Among them is a self-proclaimed member of the Chinese “anti-terrorpolice force who wrote on social media he’s fighting “Religious radicals and separatists are trying to alienate the Uighur from the Han people.
He also claims “Some foreign forces, such as the Turkish and American democracy foundations, are also supporting the radicals and separatists.
While the information may sound convincing on its face, a bit of research shows what’s behind these statements.
The CCP has what it calls the “three evilsof extremism, separatism, and terrorism. While fighting terrorism may sound fine to us in the West, in China its implications are much different. The main push in the CCP’s campaign isn’t to fight terrorism. In plaats daarvan, it’s designed to stop terrorist elements from taking root in Xinjiang.
The “three evilsphrase brands a desire for cultural independence as “separatismand calls any forms of resistance “extremismand “terrorism.Western leaders have broadly not acknowledged incidents involving Uyghurs as terrorist attacks.
Volgens de 2015 annual report from the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission, the CCP’s campaign against the “three evilshas “manifested in a heavy-handed security apparatus and led to the adoption of a repressive approach to Islam in Xinjiang.
“As in Tibet, many residents of Xinjiang do not culturally or politically identify with China, and some Uyghur groups advocate for greater autonomy or full independence for Xinjiang,” er staat, noting that the CCP “views the existence of these groups as a threat to China’s sovereignty and security.
The CCP’s solution to this issue has been integration policies, yet as the report states, “Chinese integration policies in Xinjiang are often violently repressive, alienating Uyghurs and fueling ethnic tensions.
Xinjiang is home to 21.8 million people and 13 major ethnic groups, volgens het rapport. Een geschatte 46 percent of them are Uyghurs, and the Sunni Islam is the main religion.
The CCP has used a “multi-tiered system of surveillance, control, and suppression of religious activity aimed at Xinjiang’s Uyghurs,” Volgens Human Rights Watch.
“At its most extreme, peaceful activists who practice their religion in a manner deemed unacceptable by state authorities or CCP officials are arrested, tortured, and at times executed,” er staat, adding that on the routine level, “many Uyghurs experience harassment in their daily lives.
“The Chinese government has instituted controls over who can be a cleric, what version of the Koran may be used, where religious gatherings may be held, and what may be said on religious occasions,” er staat.
In de afgelopen jaren, the CCP has also banned long beards and Islamic veils. It has also prohibited Muslims from celebrating Ramadan, and at one point even organized a beer festival in a Muslim townsince Muslims aren’t supposed to drink alcohol.
The CCP’s harsh suppression of the region has likewise led to several protests and riots. The most visible was in the Xinjiang capital of Urumqi in 2009. Chinese police responded to the riots using live ammunition. CCP sources claim 197 people were killed, while World Uyghur Congress says the death toll was closer to 600.
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There were similar riots in 2013 en 2014. The congressional report states, “China invariably refers to such incidents as acts of terrorism. Some undoubtedly are, but in many cases it is nearly impossible for outsiders to assess the veracity of the Chinese government’s accounts of ‘terroristincidents, which likely exaggerate the ‘three evilsthreat to justify crackdowns. “
The report cites Andrew Small, transatlantic fellow at the German Marshall Fund of the United States, giving his take on “terrorismin Xinjiang.
Small says the CCP has the “tendency to attribute almost any act of violence in Xinjiang to ‘separatists,’ to claim malevolent intent behind even the most peaceful of protests, and to criminalize political groups.
He said this “leaves the line between the terrorist, the activist, and the aggrieved citizenry permanently blurred.

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Anastasia Lin, Miss World Canada, should be in China right now, competing for the Miss World Title. But she isn’t. She never received her invitation letter from Chinathe one issued to every other contestantso she couldn’t apply for a visa.
Her supporters have started a petition on change.org aimed at Chinese leader Xi Jinping asking him to intervene to let Lin into the country.
Lin needed the letter by Friday, Nov. 20, to make it to Hainan Island, the site of the competition, in time or she’d be disqualified. Natuurlijk, in extenuating circumstances exceptions can be made, but time is running out, which is the reason for the 11th-hour signature campaign.
The petition letter asserts that Lin has been excluded because she’s been a vocal critic of human rights abuses in China.
The Chinese-born actress was crowned Miss World Canada in May on the promise to “be a voice for the voiceless.And it’s a promise she has kept.
We ask you allow Ms. Lin to travel to China immediately and participate in the Miss World finalChange.org petition to Chinese leader Xi Jinping

“Ms. Lin is being discriminated against because she has spoken out about human rights abuses in China, including the persecution of Falun Gong, a meditation practice that has been persecuted in China since 1999,reads the letter.
The letter mentions how her father in Changsha, China, was visited by state security personnel shortly after she won the beauty pageant in Canada. Before the visit, he had told his daughter how proud he was of her accomplishments. After the visit, he told her to stop speaking about human rights.
“My dad was really scared. Hij zei, ‘You must stop what you are doing now, otherwise we will just go our separate ways.’Lin told Epoch Times at the time. Lin and her father haven’t been able to speak openly since.
Yet Lin refuses to be intimidated. She publicly exposed the pressure her father was receiving and in July, she even testified before the U.S. Congressional Executive Commission on China at a hearing on human rights abuses in that country.
Her view is that to give into the Chinese regime’s pressure is precisely what perpetuates that behavior.
“If it works on me, it will work on other people,” she previously told Epoch Times. “The more time that this kind of tactic works on people, the more they will apply it.
The petition urges Xi Jinping to do the right thing if China is to be respected internationally.
“If China aspires to be a responsible member of the international community it should behave according to the standard of that community, including respecting basic freedoms and different viewpoints.
The letter concludes with a direct appeal to Xi to intervene on Lin’s behalf:
“We ask you allow Ms. Lin to travel to China immediately and participate in the Miss World final on December 19, 2015. We also demand you abandon any attempts to intimidate her family members.

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While most countries are looking for ways to stop illegal immigrants from entering, the Chinese regime is looking for ways to prevent its own citizens from escaping.
A new frontier monitoring system was detailed by the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) state-run China Daily news outlet on Nov. 6. It uses advanced radars and unmanned aircraft to track people, and has already been deployed by border defense units in Xinjiang, Yunnan, and Tibet.
While the system is being touted as a way to stop drug trafficking and illegal border crossings, it will likely be used to track and arrest persecuted minority groupsparticularly Muslim Uyghurs in Xinjiang, and Tibetans as they try to escape the Chinese regime.
According to Alistair Currie, spokesman for the activist group Free Tibet, the new surveillance system adds yet another layer of risk to Tibetans hoping to escape the Chinese regime’s rule, which often means taking the dangerous hike to Nepal.
“It is already extremely difficult for Tibetans to escape from Tibet, especially via overland routes,” Currie said, in an email interview.
Chinese soldiers along the borders have been known to shoot and kill Tibetan refugeesincluding women and childrenas they try to flee China.
These killings were caught on film in 2008, and showed Chinese soldiers shooting Tibetans near the Nangpa La Pass, as they were trying to reach Nepal.
With the new system, according to China Daily, “people trying to cross the border will be detected,” and it then “automatically notifies soldiers.
Over the years, according to Currie, this journey has only become more difficult for Tibetans. He said they’ve “seen a huge decline in numbers of refugees,” which went from thousands per year, to hundreds, and to possibly just dozens now.
He said Tibetans can be creative in finding escape routes out of China, but with the new system, it “certainly looks like it will make it more difficult for them to do so in future.
Currie said it’s difficult to say how the system is being perceived by Tibetans since “it is extremely hard to get information out of Tibet because of the level of surveillance and risk.
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The system was designed by the Southwestern Institute of Technology and Physics, which is a subsidiary of China North Industries Group Corpone of the CCP’s main weapons manufacturers.
According to China Daily, the surveillance system is able to watch the borders around the clock, and functions in all weather. It uses electro-optical devices, radars, communications equipment, command-and-control instruments, and tools for image analysis.
A representative from Southwestern Institute of Technology and Physics, Mao Weichen, told China Daily that the CCP currently has border monitoring systems in placeparticularly in Xinjiang, Guangdong, and Heilongjiang, but these mainly rely on just video surveillance.
The new system, Mao said, “has a wider coverage and more deterrence thanks to the use of drones and acoustic weapons.
Acoustic weapons use sound to injure, incapacitate, or kill people. Weapons of these types are typically used for crowd dispersal with more powerful ones causing pain and disorientation, while lighter ones are known to cause nausea or discomfort.
Currie said the concern over the new surveillance system goes beyond Tibetans trying to cross the borders, echter.
“Having a ‘spy-in-the-skyin border areas also increases the opportunities for the state to monitor Tibetan activity in those areas unrelated to the border itself,” hij zei.
The CCP often has a tough time monitoring people in remote areas like Tibet, hij zei, noting the new systems seems “like a new mechanism for state control.
While news of human rights abuse in Tibet has become quieter, the CCP’s suppression of Tibetans and other groups in China hasn’t slowed down.
The slowing of information can be partly attributed to the Chinese regime becoming more efficient at suppression.
“We are certainly aware of instances of torture several years ago and there’s little reason to believe that will have changed,” Currie said, noting Free Tibet recently received a document from 2014 that details rewards for Chinese border guards in Purang County, which borders Nepal.
The document outlines a Soviet-like system to reward people for turning in their neighbors. It outlines how the CCP will reward people for information on “illegal escape and entry into the countryand information on “separatist activitiesof Tibetans still loyal to the Dalai Lama.
Rewards range from 500 naar 50,000 yuan, and the document states if “any personarrests the person in question, and brings them to the Public Security Bureau, the person “will be rewarded two and a half times more than the prescribed reward.
“For information collected by two or more farmers and nomads, an average reward will be given according to the number of people,” er staat.
The new system will take what is already an extremely authoritarian program to a new level.
“Clearly, a system based on technology offers substantial advantages over the use of community members who will usually be extremely resistant to providing such assistance to the regime,” Currie said.
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He noted that the CCP’s state mouthpieces tend to exaggerate in their reports, but the system will build on other systems currently in placewhich have already made escape very difficult for Tibetans.
“China’s national security infrastructure in the westincluding roads, rail, and airports, which are proliferating in Tibetis equally useful for enabling the deployment of forces for repression in Tibet wherever its needed,” Currie said.
Hij voegde toe, “this project is entirely consistent with that pattern.

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