On the same day three corruption investigations into the family and associates of former Chinese regime paramount leader Jiang Zemin were announced. These investigations continue a focus by the anti-corruption campaign on Jiang that began this summer.
On Oct. 29, the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection, the Chinese Communist Party’s anti-corruption watchdog announced on its website the visit of its 13th inspection group headed by Zhu Baochen to FAW Auto, an automobile group located in Jilin Province.
Senators are asking President Barack Obama to “engage the Chinese government at the highest levels” to bring persecuted Chinese human rights lawyer Gao Zhisheng to the United States.
Obama is scheduled to meet with Chinese leader Xi Jinping in November, and on Oct. 3, a group of 12 senators wrote an open letter urging him to request Gao’s relocation to the United States for medical attention and uniting with his family.
There was no subtlety in Michel Juneau-Katsuya’s tone when directly asking Canada’s largest school district to give the boot to its controversial Confucius Institute.
The former chief of Asia-Pacific for the Canadian Security Intelligence Service, Juneau-Katsuya has seen all too often in his several decades of service that China spares no effort in exerting its influence in other countries.
Traditional Chinese medicine says that the tooth is the strongest bone in the human body. But in the case of Gao Zhisheng, the renowned Chinese rights lawyer, even the strongest bone could not resist the immense pressure and punishment inflicted by the secret police of the Chinese Communist Party.
The Internet censorship apparatus run by the Chinese authorities is notoriously strict—so when there are enormous lapses in what it blocks, especially on the main search engine in China, Baidu, people take notice.
On Sept. 2, Baidu was allowing searches on “quitting the Party,” “the truth on Falun Gong,” “Falun Dafa is good,” and a range of similar terms.
When two Beijing professors spoke at a lunch event about their opinions on China’s controversial white paper, Hong Kong Democratic Party founding chairman Martin Lee Chu-ming stood outside the door to protest.
The white paper, issued on June 10, declares that Hong Kong only has as much independence as the Chinese regime allows it to have. The paper infuriated many Hong Kongers who saw it as a threat to the principle of “one country, two systems” that grants Hong Kong a high degree of autonomy from the rest of China.
After close to five and a half years in detention, some of it in mountain torture chambers, anonymous apartment buildings cut off from his family, and most recently in a remote prison, one of China’s most prominent human rights lawyers, Gao Zhisheng, has been released.
Zhou Yongkang, one of the most powerful figures in the Chinese Communist Party and one of those most responsible for the persecution of the spiritual practice of Falun Gong, is now officially under investigation.
In a brief article published on Tuesday the state-run news agency Xinhua announced that the Central Committee had begun an investigation of Zhou Yongkang for “grave violations of discipline.”