Documentation, 9 Commentaries on the Communist Party, International Opinions, (The Universal) Declaration of Human Rights, Pictures and Photos, Selected letters, Matas & Kilgour Report, Multimedia documentation
A day after the Chinese Communist Party concluded its 18th Party Congress, the 376 members of the Central Committee that were nominally “elected” during that event entered once more the Great Hall of the People and “elected” the new Politburo.
It took the first Central Committee meeting of the 18th Party Congress 50 minutes to release the names of the next Politburo Standing Committee members—the small group who run the Party. The 50-minute wait was a new record for the Chinese Communist Party, which is usually very efficient about its “elections.”
The media of Taiwan, the small island nation near China’s southern coast, was ranked second freest in Asia right after Japan in 2011. But it has for years faced threats to its media independence as the Chinese communist regime uses its own media companies, or those it sponsors, to make inroads into Taiwanese public opinion, and the current government in some cases simply stands by.
A petition signed by 300 Chinese villagers has struck fear into the hearts of high-level communist officials.
Villagers of Zhouguantun Village, near Botou City in Hebei Province—now known as “the Brave 300”—signed a petition in April to demand the release of their fellow villager, Wang Xiaodong. Wang is a Falun Gong practitioner.
The villagers also stamped their thumbprints in red wax on the petition and had it certified with an official stamp by the head of the local party brigade, verifying that this was indeed the wish of the entire village.
There is still time—but not much—to change your position on the communist regime in China. In the battle between good and evil, there can be no bystanders.
The gang that has terrorized its own people for 60 years is playing an end game. More than 115 million members of the Chinese Communist Party, Youth League, and Young Pioneers have withdrawn their membership and their hearts. Civic unrest and voices of dissent form a rising tide that the corrupt security apparatus cannot stem.
When I was in college in the 70’s, I had several roommates who were the so-called “rusticated youth,” about 10 years older than me. (The rusticated youths were the result of a communist policy enacted in the 50's until the end of the Cultural Revolution that saw all universities throughout China closed and the youths sent to work as peasant farmers in the countryside).
A year ago yesterday, one of Chinas most prominent human rights lawyers, Gao Zhisheng, disappeared. Chinese security agents abducted him from his home and detained him without charge in an undisclosed location.
Copenhagen was a disaster. That much is agreed. But the truth about what actually happened is in danger of being lost amid the spin and inevitable mutual recriminations. The truth is this: China wrecked the talks, intentionally humiliated Barack Obama, and insisted on an awful "deal" so western leaders would walk away carrying the blame. How do I know this? Because I was in the room and saw it happen.
“Photography is a small voice, at best, but sometimes one photograph, or a group of them, can lure our sense of awareness. ” - W. Eugene Smith
The 2009 Recipient of the W. Eugene Smith memorial fund, Grant in Humanistic Photography, Lu Guang, has focused on the reality of social life in China, and reveals what has not been seen in the communist controlled media in China.