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Thursday, May 24, 2012

Letter: Why Shen Yun is banned from Calgary Jube is not rocket science

Dear Editor,

Did the Calgary Herald forget to mention in their May 24 article entitled "Minister denies pressure from China"  that Shen Yun has been the target of a string of sabotage attempts from Beijing's long arm to cancel Shen Yun shows in  major cities  around the globe--and particularly in 2009 and 2008 when the Chinese Consulate blocked Calgary Shen Yun sponsors (CBC).  It is utterly outrageous to learn that this dance company got barred from Calgary and Edmonton Jubes simply for speaking out. Seriously, how can we ignore the elephant in the room when it comes to Shen Yun?  It's a well known secrete that those expat artists are on the Chinese regime most hated hit list. The  poor treatment from the Jube and their unwillingness to openly resolve the issues at hand after 3 years deserved to hit the media. The overzealous response alone from the Alberta Minister of Culture is proof enough that something unusual is at play here and denial is not going to cut it. Let's not get fooled again! Communist China is doing a little bit more than just watching. Paging Dick Fadden!


Marie Beaulieu
Victoria, BC

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