Wednesday, April 05, 2006

News of the Day (April 5)

Today is the sixth anniversary of the China e-Lobby's founding. What began as an e-mail list of a dozen has expanded to a group of hundreds across North America, with a smattering around the world. Along the way, we've had triumphs and pitfalls, and we can expect many more, but we will continue to do our part, however, small, until the Chinese people have taken their country back from the Communists. Thanks once again to all of our members and supporters, who have been the backbone of the China e-Lobby from its earliest days.

D.J. McGuire: Co-founder and President

From the China Support Network: The parent org reprints speeches from Wei Jingsheng and yours truly.

From the China Freedom Blog Alliance: Communist China greets Hamas with open arms (China Intel - full disclosure: yes, that link is to yours truly's book); the Korea Liberator further examines America's anti-counterfeiting strategy (see also fourth item).

More on Communist China and terrorism: A spokesperson for Pakistan insisted the Communists had "no role to play in the resolution of the Kashmir dispute" (United Press International via Washington Times). This came as quite the surprise to some of Pakistan's Kashmir allies, one of whom himself noted that "a large chunk of territory which was part of erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir was under Chinese possession." Pakistan, a longtime ally of Communist China, has a history of endorsing the anti-Indian Kashmir terrorists (seventh and lead items), who seek to split off from India and either join Pakistan or start their own nation.

More on the Communists' Korean colony: Newsweek Int'l does its own story on the Stalinist counterfeiting of U.S. currency; several Korean human-rights groups call on the Stalinists to spare the life of Shon Jong Nam, whose only real crime was revealing the horrifying truth of northern Korea (Daily NK).

More on Sujiatun and organ "donations": Huai Ming, Epoch Times, has found word of another underground facility in Shenyang - this time in Sujiatun itself - that may be housing "donor" practitioners (lead, seventh, second, seventh, third, fourth, fifth, last, second, third, lead, and second items). Wanqing Huang is forced to wonder if a cadaver exhibit (fifth item) includes the remains of his missing brother (Epoch Times, see also fourth and lead items).

Canada file - Throne speech promises head tax apology: Prime Minister Stephen Harper's inaugural throne speech (the Canadian version of the State of the Union) explicitly promised "an apology for the Chinese Head Tax" (Canadian Press). No compensation details were presented in the speech (sixth, lead, second, second, second, third, and second items).

Agreement could send 39,000 escapees back to Communist China: The Department of Homeland Security is close to getting Communist China to agree to take back "up to 39,000" escapees (Washington Times). The news has Friendly Blog Grim's Hall concerned, especially given certain "questions, such as what their fate will be if they return" to the place from which they escaped.

Taiwan leaders debate Communist China: President Chen Shui-bian debated policy toward Communist China with his chief political rival, Kuomintang leader Ma Ying-jeou, for over two hours (Taiwan Headlines, hat-tip to CFBA member China Intel).

On Communist China and Australia: Foreign Minister Alexander Downer backs down (somewhat) on the issue of Falun Gong practitioners protesting near the Communist embassy (Epoch Times); more anti-Communists protests greet visiting Communist Premier Wen Jiabao (Epoch Times); and Shar Adams (Epoch Times) wonders if the uranium deal (fifth item) is a harbinger of things to come.

Communists go after small mines: Communist China has decided to "shut down all small coal mines by 2007 in an attempt to improve the industry's safety record" (BBC). The cadres managed to get around the embarrassing refusal of Party members to give up mines in which they held an interest by agreeing to "close or merge with larger mines" (emphasis added) any mine in question.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

China is not as bad as everyone make it out to be. I've been there, have you?

Here is more news that has since aired on the authenticity of the allegation:

http://www.theaustralian.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,5744,18669046%255E7583,00.html

"Initial investigations by researchers for a US congressional committee have identified the site at Sujiatun as a hospital, where it is suspected organ harvesting occurs but on nowhere near the scale claimed"

Now, if there is no concentration camp, rather isolated instances of abuse and irregularity contrary to Chinese law, then there exists a very different reality than what's alleged.

The congressional committee on International relations, Asia Pacific subcommittee has been contacted. However they seem to be unwilling to help. It may be our government's wish to remain ambiguous on this issue.

My opinion is if this allegation is false, we need to make that clear, so we in the West can not be accused of allowing our ambiguity to be exploited for some nefarious, well-timed, political indictment.

Looks like efforts may be needed to make FOIA request to congressional committee. Private citizens without substantial resource and time will likely meet a lost cause.

There are also many questionable issues surround this allegation:

- Many details about the alleged camp site appears to be lifted from the hospital website's About page, including the alleged number of victims, 6000, which is part of the admission statistics published by the hospital in 2005 (2nd paragraph of About page).

http://world.altavista.com/babelfish/trurl_load?lp=zt_en&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.thrombusres-cn.net%2Fmyjs%2Fmyjs.htm

- Hong Kong newspaper TaKungPao investigated the allegations and came up empty:
1) Reporters visited the hospital; the only underground structure found is the septic tank:

http://world.altavista.com/babelfish/trurl_pagecontent?lp=zt_en&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.takungpao.com%2Fnews%2F06%2F03%2F31%2FZM-545907.htm

2) Reporters contacted Lanzhou University, but alleged arrested students' names do not exists in student registry:

http://world.altavista.com/babelfish/trurl_pagecontent?lp=zt_en&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.takungpao.com%2Fnews%2F06%2F03%2F27%2FZM-543827.htm

- It appears the surprise discovery of an underground tunnel built by japanese army during 1905-1920 period, back in August 2005 could be the inspiration for this twist of fact.

The tunnel was sealed up by the Japanese then and unknown until it was discovered by a photographer from the 918 WWII museum working in Sujiatun.

http://news.sohu.com/20050812/n226651351.shtml

When it was discovered in 2005 the tunnel was half *under water*, above link has a picture of it so everyone can get a good idea how this tunnel can, before its discovery in 2001, hold 6000 people, plus an army of skilled transplant surgeons, nurses, 500-700 jail guards - equipment, rations, and supplies for nearly 10,000 people - all of them eating drinking defecating on top of each other.

And the amazing thing is Sujiatun is a populated close suburb of Shenyang city, with over 150 foreign company and 50-60 foreign family too - "nobody goes in and out of the concentration camp"?

More info about the tunnel, including dimension of the facility:

http://www.u-web.cn/PersonalPCSite/complex562_detail.jsp?itemid=175862&contenttype=TextImage&isindex=0&indexchannelid=-1

"after jumping down and passing two holes, we arrive at the entrance of the underground facility. The hallway is 2 meters long and only wide enough for one person. After the hallway is a wider 8 square meter area. After 5 meters we arrrive at 3 meter wide, 2 meter tall underground structure. Cement covers the walls, it's flooded with water 1 meter deep. the structure is about 4 meter under ground, with some of the walls crumbling.

According to Wang TsenJie who discovered it, from above ground estimation it is 2000 meter long [with widest point @ 3 meter], half completely flooded. Water is clear with fish that have no eyes. Some ammunition and human remains have been found [human remain from WWII.]"

(get help from http://world.altavista.com if you can't read Chinese. It ain't a billion people's fault.)

(Just for comparison Guantanamo Bay is a huge base, and it only holds 700 detainees.)

one who cares for the well being of Chinese people said...

My news are different from yours--

The US Congress announced only on March 31 that they would look into requesting an inspection...I think your Aussie reference (dated April lst) is ahead of himself a bit or/and speculating a lot about the negative results of an inspection.

As for the Hong Kong investigation, it is an organization that is sponsored by the CCP. So they are in denial.

So far WOIPFG,an independant NGO founded by an American lawyer, has interesting (investigation)results published on their website and on this blog.

Again, there are strong denials from all China agencies at present including all overseas Consulates and Foreign Affairs Departments.

The UN envoy, Nowak, indicated that the UN will launch an investigation--sooner than later I hope to stop this genocide in its tracks. But this could take months. The Chinese people need to be liberated from the grip of the CCP--they need to pay for their crimes against humanity. And we need to assist while we can.

I personally believe the eye witnesses who contacted the Epoch Times to reveal the extent of their knowledge of the situation. The Epoch is a dissident newspaper that is not afraid of printing such eye witness accounts as opposed to other papers who wait forever to do so.

The huge underground city makes their testimonies quite credible. Look up the Laogai Research Foundation if you have time and everything will make more sense to you.

I hope the Chinese people will be spared and that the CCP will be brought to justice for their horrible crimes against humanity.