Google moved its search service out of China rather than continue to collaborate in offering the Chinese people misleading, partial information. Most people following this story may not realize the extent to which most Chinese people outside of China are receiving partial, misleading information about China—and not just Chinese people.
For the Chinese people, the Chinese New Year is the most important holiday in the year, and many mainland Chinese take this opportunity to send greetings to Falun Gong founder Mr. Li Hongzhi. The greetings express gratitude to Mr. Li for introducing Falun Gong to the public.
A Chinese law school graduate recently sued China’s Ministry of Finance for denying his right, as a taxpayer, to information about the Three Gorges Construction Fund. This is the first time a taxpayer has challenged the Chinese regime.
According to information from the Global Service Center for Quitting the Chinese Communist Party, Mr. Wang, once a lecturer at a university in Guizhou Province, China, suffered reprisals and lost his post and his faculty subsidized housing for reporting the president’s corruption to the authority. After several years of Appeal to no avail, he was reduced to begging for his subsistence. He detests the Chinese Communist Party (CCP)’s corruption. In a recent phone conversation with the volunteers at Service Center, he publicly announced his withdrawal from the CCP and its affiliated organizations.
HONG KONG–Nearly a thousand people chanted “Protect Shen Yun, Protect Hong Kong” during a rally and parade at Edinburgh Place on Jan. 31. Participants included residents, artists, and current and former Hong Kong legislators who gathered to voice their concern that “one country, two systems” was called into question by events that caused the cancellation of Shen Yun performances in Hong Kong.
TAIPEI, Taiwan—Chinese Vice Minister of Health, Huang Jiefu, visited Taiwan on Jan. 19 to attend the H1N1 Prevention Symposium in Taipei. While attending the symposium, he was confronted with questions related to the allegations of live organ harvesting of Falun Gong practitioners in China, but avoided answering them.
The H1N1 pandemic-related death toll reported in China's Guangxi Province is the “tip of the iceberg,” according to a staff member at the Department of Health. The Department of Health in Guangxi Province put the total death toll at 12 for the province’s 14 cities as of Jan. 3.