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Tuesday, November 13, 2007

LETTER: Beijing dictating to CBC again

Wednesday, Nov 14, 2007, Page 8

Taipei Times: The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation's (CBC) decision to cancel the broadcast of Beyond the Red Wall was likely the result of Beijing's desire to block two pieces of information("Canadian TV pulls Falun Gong program hours before airtime," Nov. 10, page 7). The first is the exposure of the Goebbels-like propaganda created by CBC's buddy, Xinhua news agency (the media mouthpiece for the Chinese regime) and second is the fact that organs from living Falun Gong practitioners (FGP) are the primary source of the lucrative Chinese organ trade.

In 2002 when Chinese citizens were beginning to sympathize with the unfairly persecuted Falun Gong, the regime had to come up with a propaganda masterpiece to firmly re-establish hate in the minds of the populace. They created a hate film showing FGP -- a pacifist group that does not believe in suicide -- setting themselves on fire in Tiananmen Square. To get people stirred into a self-righteous frenzy, a little girl was (supposedly) killed in the process.

Beyond the Red Wall contains video footage of the incident, which literally proves that the incident could have only been created by the regime itself. This hate flick was shown 24/7 in China until the hate was firmly ingrained. Meanwhile the Western press picked up the story and in seconds Falun Gong was equated with a suicide cult in the minds of people all over the world.

The question that everyone wants answered is why the Chinese regime is so set on exterminating the Falun Gong. There have been many conjectures from government concerns about the large number of people practicing to the straight-out jealousy of then dictator Jiang Zemin (江澤民).

However, it was at this time (2002) that the persecution could have just petered out. So why did the regime want to again stir up this frenzy of hatred against them?

The answer? Organs. Selling the organs from young, healthy and living Falun Gong practitioners proved just too lucrative to be given up so easily. But why does the Western media have such a hard time reporting that this is so? At best it is because it is absolutely unbelievable; dubbed "a new form of evil on the planet" by former Canadian Cabinet minister David Kilgour in his third-party report on these allegations. And at worst?

The Chinese Communist Party and many Western business partners do not want anything to interfere with its hosting next year's Olympics. Maybe if this film was shown in full, people might wake up and actually think about the value of putting principle before profit. The only difference between next year's Genocide Olympics and the Nazi Olympics of 1936 is that we won't be able to say we didn't know.

I sincerely hope that CBC will do the right thing.

Sophia Bronwen


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