RE: Response to Falun Gong group By Charles Liu 11/4/2006 1:33:46 PM
I strongly disagree with Charles Liu's views about Falun Gong undermining China's rights record. Let's shine the light on Beijing for a moment, shall we?
The news of organ harvesting targeting the Falun Gong only surfaced recently but investigation reports highlight that it has been going on since 2000. Before that, the persecution of Falun Gong (in China) by the Chinese regime was already well documented at the UN with collected evidence amounting to genocide.
The world response toward stopping what Kilgour-Matas call "a new form of evil on the planet" has been encouraging with a recent hearing held by the US Congressional sub-committee and support from Amnesty International New Zealand. So far, the Finnish, Taiwanese and Australian governments, as well as the European Parliament, have backed up the allegations.
For such an abhorrent practice to be allowed to take place in the 21st century is unacceptable. By all means, China should be held accountable for such crimes against humanity. In the run-up to the 2008 Olympics it would be in China's best interest to live up to the promises they made-that is-to improve their rights record before the Games.