Thursday, April 26, 2012
Saturday, April 21, 2012
Ottawa - As reported by the Globe and Mail and the Epoch Times today, the visiting Chinese Communist Party (CCP)'s Propaganda Chief and Politburo Standing Member Li Changchun in Ottawa has been set up secretly and for a good reason.
As CCP Propaganda Chief, Li Changchun controls media and guides public opinion in China against the once respected Falun Gong spiritual discipline, and is personally responsible for perpetuating the deadly persecution which has lead to thousands of documented torture cases and thousands or reported deaths in custody.
"When Chinese Communist Party officials heavily involved in persecuting Falun Gong come over seas, they want to keep their itinerary secretive because they are afraid of protests and lawsuits", said Lucy Zhou, a representative with the Falun Dafa Association of Canada.
By keeping his visit outside of the attention of the Canadian public, Li Changchun avoided possible protests and lawsuits against him for his key role of commanding and implementing the crimes of torture, killing, inhuman abuse against Falun Gong practitioners during the period of time when he served as the CCP Party secretary of Guangdong Province and for spreading lies and hatred that justified the persecution and turned Chinese people's opinion against Falun Gong during his current post as CCP Propaganda Chief.]
Li Changchun was served with lawsuits against him in Ireland during his visit in 2010 and previously in France for crimes of torture by Falun Gong practitioners.
According Wiki-Leak cables, in 2007, when now disgraced but then-Chinese Commence Minister Bo Xilai visited Ottawa, he was served with a lawsuit, one of the 14 lawsuits Bo got in 13 countries for persecuting Falun Gong. Shortly after that Bo was demoted to Chongqing because the lawsuits "negatively impacted the image of China". According to leaked Wiki-Leak document.
Li is usually counted among the core members of a faction within the Communist Party that is in the process of being purged. The faction is associated with former leader Jiang Zemin who orchestrated the systematic eradication of Falun Gong.
Li came to his position in 2002, rising through the ranks of the party in the same way that Bo Xilai and Zhou Yongkang did--through closely following Jiang Zemin's order to crush Falun Gong. Like Bo, and Zhou, Li distinguished himself by being particularly brutal in his efforts to eradicate the Falun Gong group from Guangdong province during his tenure there as the Party chief from 1999 to 2002.
Monday, April 16, 2012
More at The Epoch Times
‘Free China,’ a film about the persecution of Falun Gong, was targeted
A Chinese consulate in the U.S. contacted a film festival to warn them away from a movie that documents violent persecution in China.
The consular official was told that “We’re in America,” according to the individual, and that the film would be shown nevertheless.
Michael Perlman, the filmmaker, understood the calls from the consulate to be an attempt at censorship. “This brazen attempt to silence free speech and expression of an American citizen in the United States by the Chinese government is dangerous and must be exposed so that these actions will not be repeated,” he was quoted as saying in a press release emailed by New Tang Dynasty Television, a co-producer of the documentary.The documentary that aroused the phone calls is titled Free China: The Courage to Believe, and was directed by artist and activist Michael Perlman.