On Thursday, January 9, 2003, four drunken police officers from Caidian District Police Substation came to Qunying Liu’s home and tried to take her to the police substation. Qunying refused to go because her 82-year old father needed a ride home from the hospital.
71-year-old Mr. Chan stands quietly by the side of a Myanmar road. He unfolds a little yellow banner that reads "Truthfulness-Compassion-Tolerance" as he patiently waits for Jiang Zemin’s motorcade to drive by.
Reports from China indicate that 29-year-old Xu Song is currently being detained and tortured at the First Detention Center in Zhengzhou City, Henan Province, because he is a practitioner of Falun Gong. To protest the brutality, Mr. Song went on a hunger strike that, as of January 3, has lasted more than 50 days.
Christina Yuan typifies what many would call the American dream -- humble beginnings, hard work, a Harvard education, a fulfilling life and a successful career in New York City. Christina's mother, Ms. Benlan Yu, typifies an on-going nightmare in China -- stripped of all rights to freedom of speech and freedom of belief, horribly tortured by Chinese police, and sent to a forced labor camp without trial.
UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan may be receiving a large number of letters from Chinese citizens this year that read more like forced confessions than heart-felt appeals.
Cambodian police, under pressure from the Chinese Embassy in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, have deported a Chinese couple who were living and working in Phnom Penh with U.N. Refugee Certificates, sources in Phnom Penh say.
Widely viewed as a test case for the "One Country, Two Systems" in Hong Kong, the trial (photos and timeline) of 16 Falun Gong practitioners is expected to conclude this week. Final submissions by the prosecution and defense are scheduled for Tuesday, August 6, Hong Kong time.
Citing a clear bias towards the prosecution and "an apparent hostility" towards the defense, barrister Paul Harris officially requested the presiding magistrate to step down in the case involving 16 Falun Gong appellants arrested by police outside Hong Kong's Chinese Liaison Office.
With a sweeping vote of 420-0, last night the House passed Concurrent Resolution 188, a comprehensive resolution that addresses the scope and breadth of the persecution in China as well as the illicit activities carried out by agents of the Chinese regime in the United States as they attempt to persecute Falun Gong in America. The resolution also reiterates the peaceful nature of Falun Gong.
Three years ago tomorrow, Mr. Ji Liewu, the 39-year-old Director of China Nonferrous Metals Corp, had settled into bed for a good night's sleep in his home in Beijing. Little did he know it would be his last spent at home. At 5 a.m. the next morning, 30 police officers banged on his door and, much to the shock and dismay of Mr. Ji and his wife, proceeded to ransack their home. Like many Falun Gong volunteers throughout the country that night, Mr. Ji was then violently hauled away and held at a local police station.