(Minghui.org) Congressional members recently wrote to U.S. President Donald Trump, requesting that he raise the issue of human rights during his meeting with Chinese president Xi Jinping. They include House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, Florida Senator Marco Rubio, New Jersey Representative Chris Smith, and Florida Representative Dennis Ross.
Millions of practitioners have been negatively affected since former Chinese leader Jiang Zemin launched the persecution of Falun Gong in 1999. A large number of high-ranking officials involved in the suppression have been punished under Xi’s anti-corruption campaign, but the suppression continues.
Nancy Pelosi wrote in her letter, “But human rights are also integral to a fair trading relationship in countries like China that exploit prison labor, engage in other unfair labor practices, and stifle free speech and dissent.”
She said the poor human rights record in China has been monitored through bipartisan efforts in Congress since the Tiananmen Massacre in 1989.… READ MORE...NEXT
By Yu Qingxin, Epoch Times
April 20 is Gao Zhisheng’s 50th birthday, which coincides with the celebration of Easter this year. Gao is a Christian in dire straits. He is locked up in a Chinese jail. As a Chinese human rights lawyer, without ever having handled any foreign-related cases, Gao’s renown exceeds that of all other international human rights lawyers. On the shelves of many western politicians is the book “A China More Just,” written by Gao, which is invaluable in formulating China policies.
For years, Gao was a target of constant harassment, kidnappings, and torture by Chinese authorities who tried to silence and punish his outspoken advocacy of vulnerable groups in China.… READ MORE...NEXT
In concentration camps throughout China, practitioners of the spiritual discipline Falun Gong have been detained with the approval of the Chinese communist regime since 1999 simply for practicing their belief. During the spring of 2006, much evidence of the most ghastly aspect of the persecution emerged. Falun Gong practitioners have been executed for their organs.
The existence of forced organ harvesting from living Falun Gong practitioners for transplantation has been proven beyond any doubt. From 2002 to 2006, more than 41,500 organ transplants were done in China. However, the Chinese government did not provide any information about the source of these organs.… READ MORE...NEXT
From August 22 to 26 of 2013, in the Chinese city of Jinan took place a trial against disgraced official Bo Xilai, but his true crimes were not spoken of during the trial.
Even today continues the forced removal of organs from healthy people, mostly Falun Gong practitioners, with the guarantee of receiving any compatible organ for wealthy patients within a week. This is only possible in China. However, it seems even that does not satisfy the insatiable thirst for money for some of those in power. They went much further, taking up the production of exhibits of human bodies and using them for commercial exhibitions.… READ MORE...NEXT
Despite futile attempts to hide their sinister crimes, the leadership of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has not been able to successfully fool the international community. Widespread arrests of citizens, long periods of incarceration without trial, deprivation of property and employment, torture, slave labor in places of detention, administration of psychotropic drugs to healthy people — these are just a sample of measures the CCP has used against Falun Gong practitioners , simply because they cultivate themselves according to «Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance.» *
The most egregious of these persecution measures is the forced removal of organs from living Falun Gong practitioners and other dissidents.… READ MORE...NEXT
On November 21, hundreds of Australian Falun Gong practitioners rallied in front of Capital Hill in Canberra to raise awareness of the ongoing human rights abuses perpetrated against their fellow practitioners in China since 1999. The rally put focus on murder for organs in China, and called for Australian politicians to support bringing an end to forced live organ harvesting and the persecution of Falun Gong by Chinese Communist Regime.
Banners calling for support from the Australian public and displaying the principles of the practice, Truth, Compassion and Tolerance, lined both sides of Commonwealth Avenue through the city centre and around Capital Hill.… READ MORE...NEXT