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Title: China to expand use of lethal injections for death sentences - 2008 - 2011
Post by: TahoeBlue on January 16, 2011, 04:13:29 pm
Made in China
27th March 2009 - China's hi-tech 'death van' where criminals are executed and then their organs are sold on black market
Disguised: The execution vehicle looks like a normal police van

... there will be nothing ordinary about Yong's death by lethal injection. Unless he wins an appeal, he will draw his final breath strapped inside a vehicle that has been specially developed to make executions more cost-effective and efficient.

After checking that the victim is dead, the medical team first remove the eyes. Then, wearing surgical gowns and masks, they remove the kidney, liver, pancreas and lungs.

Little goes to waste, though the heart cannot be used, having been poisoned by the drugs.

The organs are dispatched in ice boxes to hospitals in the sprawling cities of Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou, which have developed another specialist trade: selling the harvested organs.

At clinics all over China, these organs are transplanted into the ailing bodies of the wealthy - and thousands more who come as 'organ tourists' from neighbouring countries such as Japan, South Korea, Singapore and Taiwan.

Chinese hospitals perform up to 20,000 organ transplants each year. A kidney transplant in China costs £5,000, but can rise to £30,000 if the patient is willing to pay more to obtain an organ quickly.

With more than 10,000 kidney transplants carried out each year, fewer than 300 come from voluntary donations. The British Transplantation Society and Amnesty International have condemned China for harvesting prisoners' organs.

Laws introduced in 2006 make it an offence to remove the organs of people against their will, and banned those under 18 from selling their organs.  But, tellingly, the law does not cover prisoners.
February 11th, 2009

Gone are the days of firing squad. That is so old school. Now China has introduced the mobile execution bus where lethal injection are administered, organs are harvested and execution videos streamed back to local law authorities.

There are now at least 40 such buses going the rounds in China.,26174,1904922,00.html
Jun. 16, 2009
As lethal injection is the most popular method for execution adopted by countries with capital punishment, China will follow suit.
HU YUNTENG,  director of China's Supreme People's Court, on the country's decision to abandon firing squads
01/03/2008 10:54 CHINA
Beijing chooses lethal injection for death penalty : “its more humane”
The country has no intention of abolishing the use of capital punishment.
According to leading Party figures, there are at least 10 thousand executions per year. And a florid trade in the organs of the condemned.
Is mercy coming to China?  -Monday, August 16, 2010  

China's active use of the death penalty has long sparked international discomfort, particularly as evidence has mounted that the threat of capital punishment does little to deter crime. The official position is that someday China will abolish the death penalty but that "conditions aren't right" to do so now -

2008 - The use of lethal injection will be expanded in China to replace execution by shooting, a senior legal official said in an interview with a government-owned Chinese newspaper.

Total Dehumanization in China: Images of Brutality | September 22, 2005

We present these images of dehumanization in China despite their gruesomeness because by seeing them we are forced to actually consider what is happening in that country.

Reading about "prisoners" being executed and having their organs harvested is a lot harder to ignore when one can see the "prisoners" are actuall sweater-clad teenaged girls that could just as easily be your next door neighbor. Yes these images are shocking, but we need to be shocked out of our igrorance of the dehumanization that very well could soon be at our own doorstep.

World: Asia-Pacific - Mass execution in China  Thursday, August 27, 1998 Published


By Colin Blane in Beijing
Thirty convicted criminals have been shot by firing-squad in the biggest mass execution held so far in the southern Chinese city of Shenzhen which borders Hong Kong.

Details of the mass execution were carried in the Shenzhen newspaper, Special Zone Daily, which said that at a single session of the intermediate court 39 criminals were sentenced to death, although in nine cases those sentences were suspended.

Rising crime in China has been linked to unemployment - a growing social problem since the closure of many loss-making state-run factories.

According to the human rights organisation Amnesty International, China has executed more people in the 1990s than the rest of the world put together.

The group says it knows of more than 4,000 executions in China in 1996, although the real annual figure is kept secret.'s_Republic_of_China
Although China outlawed torture in 1996, human rights groups say brutality and degradation are common in Chinese detention centres.

Also, China's definition of illegal torture - that it leaves physical marks - is so narrow that interrogators can employ a wide range of methods that contravene UN standards. Suspects are manacled in contorted positions, deprived of sleep and subjected to psychological torture.[87]

In 2003 the Supreme People’s Procuratorate reported that 'forced confessions' had led to the deaths of 460 people and serious injuries for 117 others.[88]

In 2005 Manfred Nowak visited as the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Torture. After spending two weeks there, he observed that it was "on the decline, but still widespread." He also complained of Chinese officials interfering with his research, including intimidating people he sought to interview.[89]

During the Chongqing gang trials in 2009-2010, details were revealed of extensive and persistent torture of suspects held in police custody. Manifestations include regular beatings, sleep deprivation and being placed in or forced to hold agonising positions.[90]

In May 2010, new regulations were issued that nullified evidence gathered through violence or intimidation. The move came after a public outcry following the revelation that a farmer, convicted for murder based on his confession under torture, was in fact innocent. The case came to light only when his supposed victim turned up alive and the defendant had spent 10 years in prison. International human rights groups gave the change a cautious welcome.[88]
Nov 5, 2010 ... Will China stop its torture and murder of 10000 mostly political prisoners per  year for organ harvesting?

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1989 - The Tiananmen Square protests of 1989, referred to in much of the world as the Tiananmen Square massacre and in Chinese as the June Fourth Incident [1] (to avoid confusion with two prior Tiananmen Square protests), were a series of demonstrations in and near Tiananmen Square in Beijing in the People's Republic of China (PRC) beginning on 14 April 1989.  (


This famous photo, taken on 5 June 1989 by photographer Jeff Widener, shows the PLA's advancing tanks halting for an unknown man near Tiananmen Square.
Title: Re: China to expand use of lethal injections for death sentences - 2008
Post by: Freebird100 on January 16, 2011, 04:50:07 pm
The Chinese military/police are mind controlled zombies.
Title: Re: China to expand use of lethal injections for death sentences - 2008
Post by: usefulidiot,uselesseater on January 16, 2011, 04:54:37 pm
The Chinese military/police are mind controlled zombies.

And their govt is a Wall St/Financial District Of London's wet dream come true  >:(
Title: Re: China to expand use of lethal injections for death sentences - 2008
Post by: TahoeBlue on January 16, 2011, 04:55:52 pm
The Chinese military/police are mind controlled zombies.  

Yes, a Nazi comparison is scary, as the chinese have no philosophy,  which is even more frightening, in that how do you fight it?

According to leading Party figures, there are at least 10 thousand executions per year. And a florid trade in the organs of the condemned.

China has executed more people in the 1990s than the rest of the world put together.
Title: Re: China to expand use of lethal injections for death sentences - 2008
Post by: TahoeBlue on January 16, 2011, 05:11:24 pm
Nov 5, 2010 ... Will China stop its torture and murder of 10000 mostly political prisoners per  year for organ harvesting?

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Organ Harvesting In China's Labor Camp  - Nov 2010
Anti-Organ Trafficking Bill Gets Guarded Support from Canadian Medical Association
By Matthew Little
Epoch Times Winnipeg Staff
A report by two Canadians, former MP David Kilgour and prominent human rights lawyer David Matas, paints a compelling picture that thousands of Falun Gong practitioners imprisoned in China have been killed so their organs could be sold for transplants.
China is one of the countries some Canadians travel to when they can't get an organ in Canada. According the Kilgour/Matas report, a new organ can be had in a matter of weeks in China whereas in Canada it can take up to three years.

Dr. Bonnie Cham, chair of the Canadian Medical Association's Ethics Committee, said the CMA believes payments for organs and tissue should be prohibited but that the bill may cause patients to avoid doctors and result in injury.

"We do have, from time to time, patients returning from outside the country who've suddenly acquired an organ, and that poses an ethical dilemma for those physicians," said Cham.,0,2962236.story
China fails to make progress on 2-year human rights plan, says Human Rights Watch -  January 10, 2011

FILE - In this file photo taken on April 7, 2010, Gao Zhisheng, a human rights lawyer, gestures as he spoke during his first meeting with the media since he resurfaced two weeks ago, at a tea house in Beijing, China.

The police stripped Gao Zhisheng bare and pummeled him with handguns in holsters. For two days and nights, they took turns beating him and did things he refused to describe.

When all three officers tired, they bound his arms and legs with plastic bags and threw him to the floor until they caught their breath to resume the abuse. (AP Photo/Gemunu Amarasinghe, File) (Gemunu Amarasinghe, AP / January 10, 2011)
Title: Re: China to expand use of lethal injections for death sentences - 2008
Post by: citizenx on January 16, 2011, 08:24:20 pm
Will your family get billed for the shot?

I'm sure the injection will cost much more than a bullet.

More money for the drug company that produces the "humane" chemical agent though.

Great thing the rest of the world wants to civilize China.
Title: Re: China to expand use of lethal injections for death sentences - 2008
Post by: TahoeBlue on January 17, 2011, 01:33:02 pm
The Red Chinese Communist regime - Maybe they are Nazi's?

Related: 26 New Nuclear Reactor Projects in China - Tyco/ MIC  (
Gao Zhisheng, Missing Chinese Lawyer, Described Torture Before Disappearing - 01/10/11
"For 48 hours my life hung by a thread."
Weeks of inactivity were punctuated by outbursts of brutality. He was hooded several times. His captors tied him up with belts, made him sit motionless for up to 16 hours and told him his children were having nervous breakdowns.

They threatened to kill him and dump his body in a river.

"'You must forget you're human. You're a beast,'" Gao said his police tormentors told him in September 2009.
"Why don't you put me in prison?" Gao said he asked Beijing police at one point. "They said, 'You going to prison, that's a dream. You're not good enough for that. Whenever we want you to disappear, you will disappear

Leading CCP official argues for exterminating U.S. population (bioweapons)
    Nonetheless, Germany was defeated in utter shame, along with its ally, Japan. Why? We reached some conclusions at the study meetings of the Politburo, in which we were searching for the laws that governed the vicissitudes of the big powers, and trying to analyze Germany and Japan’s rapid growth. When we decide to revitalize China based on the German model, we must not repeat the mistakes they made.
This is the Chinese nation that calls itself, “descendents of Yan and Huang,” the Chinese nation that we are so proud of. Hitler’s Germany had once bragged that the German race was the most superior race on Earth, but the fact is, our nation is far superior to the Germans
Title: Re: China to expand use of lethal injections for death sentences - 2008
Post by: TahoeBlue on January 17, 2011, 01:40:37 pm

Chinese police chief's widow alleges torture after he dies in custody - 14 January 2011

She Xianglin served 11 years in prison for his wife's murder before going free when she turned up alive

His widow said his body told a more complicated story. "There were bruises all over his body, and deep scars on his wrist and ankles. Five of his ribs were broken," said Wang Li, who alleges that he died due to torture.

In a country that has seen repeated scandals over deaths in custody and forced confessions, two things about Xie's case stand out. First, the death in Benxi city, Liaoning, in December came months after China introduced new rules designed to reduce the use of torture in investigations. Second, Xie, who had been detained on suspicion of corruption, was a local police chief.

"Forced confessions are rampant," said Phelim Kine, Asia researcher at Human Rights Watch. "
Title: Re: China to expand use of lethal injections for death sentences - 2008
Post by: TahoeBlue on January 17, 2011, 01:55:44 pm
related: Democide - Death by Government (

China celebrates 60th anniversary of communist rule (
China - The World's leader in Democide :

Tibetan Monk 'Shot' While On Fire (

28 February 2009 -  A Tibetan monk has been shot after setting fire to himself during a protest at Beijing's rule, reports say.

Death by Gun Control  (

* Governments murdered four times as many civilians as were killed in all the international and domestic wars combined.

Now, my overall totals for world democide 1900-1999 must also be changed. I have estimated it to be 174,000,000 murdered, a figure familiar to you if you are a regular visitor to this blog or my website. With my reevaluation of Mao's democide, I now put the total at 212,000,000, of which communist regimes murdered about 148,000,000. Also, compare this to combat dead. Communists overall have murdered four times those killed in combat, while globally the democide toll was over six times that number.

Hillary Clinton Going To China - urged to raise human rights and Tibet issues  (
Activists 'shocked' at Clinton stance on China rights Fri Feb 20, 1:29 pm ET

WASHINGTON (AFP) – Amnesty International and a pro-Tibet group voiced shock Friday after
US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton vowed not to let human rights concerns hinder cooperation with China.
Source List and Detailed Death Tolls for the Twentieth Century Hemoclysm

Tibet (1950 et seq.): 600 000
Chinese occupation. (For the most part, it's already been included in the numbers above.)
Free Tibet Campaign [ ]
Tibetans killed by the Chinese since 1950: 1,200,000  

( ( March 2009

October 01, 2009
Title: Re: China to expand use of lethal injections for death sentences - 2008 - 2011
Post by: TahoeBlue on January 18, 2011, 11:57:52 am
Identity of Tank Man of Tiananmen Square remains a mystery  - May 30, 2009

Outside China he is known simply as Tank Man. Inside the country he is not known at all. No trace is to be found of the young man armed only with shopping bags who 20 years ago blocked a column of tanks rolling through Beijing. His defiance became the defining image of the student demonstrations crushed by the People’s Liberation Army.
Han Dongfang, the leader of a workers’ union during the tumult, said: “I don’t think anyone in the world can find this person . . . Who he was is not important at all. What is important is that he was there, and by his act he gave encouragement to a lot of people.”
— On June 4, after seven weeks of protest, the tanks of the People’s Liberation Army entered Tiananmen Square.

In two bloody days they dispersed the remaining demonstrators and killed hundreds of unarmed people in nearby streets. The number is disputed but the government figure of 241 is widely believed to be too low. Thousands more dissidents were detained.

The massacre drew international condemnation but halted momentum for democratic reform


 In 1969, Rockefeller Official Said US Would Be De-industrialized

David Rockefeller meets Zhou Enlai almost 30 years after Baron Robert Rothschild left Zhou behind. The picture was probably taken in June 1973  (

Chairman Prescott S. Bush, Jr, (USA—China Chamber of Commerce)

Mao was a Yale Man - Yali and the Skull and Bones  (

China Spying  (

On October 1st 1999, the fiftieth anniversary of China's communist takeover, a new missile was paraded through the streets of Beijing. The DF-31 is a modern, mobile nuclear missile capable of hitting targets in the US. The rocket motor and guidance system were made possible by Loral and Hughes. The nuclear warhead is a copy of the W-88, stolen from the US.

Who is WILLIAM A. REINSCH? (CFR member) ...

William A. Reinsch was reappointed to the Commission by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid for a fifth term expiring December 31, 2009.
Prior to joining the National Foreign Trade Council, Reinsch served as Under Secretary for Export Administration in the U.S. Department of Commerce. ...

From 1991 through 1993, Commissioner Reinsch was a senior Legislative Assistant to Senator John D. Rockefeller IV, responsible for the senator's work on trade, international economic policy, foreign affairs, and defense.

Update: Chairman William Reinsch was reappointed to the Commission by Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid for a term expiring December 31, 2011 and elected Chairman for the 2011 report cycle
Title: Re: China to expand use of lethal injections for death sentences - 2008 - 2011
Post by: TahoeBlue on January 19, 2011, 02:16:51 pm
At the beginning of this administration, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, traveling in Asia, said that human rights would not be allowed to “interfere” with such urgent issues as “the global climate-change crisis.” This week’s pomp in honor of Hu Jintao proves that the administration is true to its word: Human rights sure as hell aren’t interfering.

Wall Street Journal:
Sometime in 2009, three agents stripped Mr. Gao and began beating him with their holstered guns, plus other acts he would not describe. It lasted around the clock for two days. "When all three officers tired," the AP writes, "they bound his arms and legs with plastic bags and threw him to the floor until they caught their breath to resume the abuse."
The Obama Administration has played down human rights with China as less important than other issues in the U.S. relationship, but the treatments of Gao Zhisheng, Nobel Laureate Liu Xiaobo and other dissidents suggests more attention is in order. President Obama is set to welcome Chinese President Hu Jintao to Washington next week, with an historic state dinner Wednesday at the White House. We hope some discussion of Mr. Gao's status is included.
Title: Re: China to expand use of lethal injections for death sentences - 2008 - 2011
Post by: TahoeBlue on January 19, 2011, 02:37:24 pm
World Bank is Holding The Entire Planet Hostage to Force Depopulation Policy (via China)

Some links:

Elites Launch "Global Impact Investing Network" (HINT: It's Eugenics)  (

Tax exempt foundations, banks and philanthropic organizations have been hard at work in the United States for decades molding the country to their liking. The schooling system, media, medical institutions, and foreign policy of the United States have all been influenced by them. Today, these foundations are partnering with global banking powerhouses in order to create the "Global Impact Investing Network" (GIIN) which aims to spearhead a new form of investment.

The GIIN, headed by Antony Bugg-Levine, the current director of the Rockefeller Foundation, will "help solve social and environmental problems" by encouraging investment that will bring both profit and produce real world change. According to the GIIN website, "The Global Impact Investing Network was conceived in October 2007, when the Rockefeller Foundation gathered a small group of investors to discuss the needs of the emergent impact investing industry." The website states,

World's Elite Make Population Control #1 Priority  (

John Harlow writes today in The Times about a secret meeting of the global financial elite, convened by Microsoft mogul Bill Gates, at which attendees agreed that curbing the world's population should be their top priority.

In "Billionaire club in bid to curb overpopulation," Harlow recounts that a May 5 meeting took place in Manhattan that included "David Rockefeller Jr, the patriarch of America's wealthiest dynasty, Warren Buffett and George Soros, the financiers, Michael Bloomberg, the mayor of New York, and the media moguls Ted Turner and Oprah Winfrey." Harlow notes that the general agreement that population control was a major priority came at Gates' instigation.

Feder noted, "In 30 years, worldwide, birth rates have fallen by more than 50%. In 1979, the average woman on this planet had 6 children. Today, the average is 2.9 children, and falling." He explained the situation noting, "demographers tell us that with a birthrate of 1.3, everything else being equal, a nation will lose half of its population every 45 years."

The Bilderberg Plan for 2009: Remaking the Global Political Economy  (
The Secret Meeting of Billionaires

The meeting being referred to was a secret meeting where, “A dozen of the richest people in the world met for an unprecedented private gathering at the invitation of Bill Gates and Warren Buffett to talk about giving away money,” held at Rockefeller University, and included notable philanthropists such as Gates, Buffett, New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, George Soros, Eli Broad, Oprah Winfrey, David Rockefeller Sr. and Ted Turner. One attendee stated that, “It wasn’t secret,” but that, “It was meant to be a gathering among friends and colleagues. It was something folks have been discussing for a long time. Bill and Warren hoped to do this occasionally. They sent out an invite and people came.” Chronicle of Philanthropy editor Stacy Palmer said, “Given how serious these economic times are, I don't think it's surprising these philanthropists came together,” and that, “They don't typically get together and ask each other for advice.” The three hosts of the meeting were Buffet, Gates and David Rockefeller.[5] [See: Appendix 2: Bilderberg Connections to the Billionaire’s Meeting].

Bilderberg founding member David Rockefeller, Honourary Chairman of the Council on Foreign Relations, Honourary Chairman and Founder of the Trilateral Commission, Chairman of the Council of the Americas and the Americas Society, former Chairman and CEO of Chase Manhattan.

At the meeting, “participants steadfastly refused to reveal the content of the discussion. Some cited an agreement to keep the meeting confidential. Spokesmen for Mr. Buffett, Mr. Bloomberg, Mr. Gates, Mr. Rockefeller, Mr. Soros and Ms. Winfrey and others dutifully declined comment, though some confirmed attendance.”[6] Reports indicate that, “They discussed how to address the global slump and expand their charitable activities in the downturn.”[7]

Peter Schiff takes on Rockefeller, Rothschild, CFR frontman on CNBC (VIDEO)  (

APPENDIX 1: Bilderberg Connections to the Billionaire’s Meeting

Peter G. Peterson [a rockefeller man], one of the guests in attendance at the secret billionaires meeting, was the former United States Secretary of Commerce in the Nixon administration, Chairman and CEO of Lehman Brothers, Kuhn, Loeb Inc., from 1977 to 1984, he co-founded the prominent private equity and investment management firm, the Blackstone Group, of which he is currently Senior Chairman, and in 1985, he became Chairman of the Council on Foreign Relations, taking over when David Rockefeller stepped down from that position. He founded the Peterson Institute for International Economics and was Chairman of the New York Federal Reserve Bank from 2000-2004. The Peterson Institute for International Economics is a major world economic think tank, which seeks to “inform and shape public debate,” from which, “Institute studies have helped provide the intellectual foundation for many of the major international financial initiatives of the past two decades: reform of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), adoption of international banking standards, exchange rate systems in the G-7 and emerging-market economies, policies toward the dollar, the euro, and other important currencies, and responses to debt and currency crises (including the current crisis of 2008–09).” It has also “made important contributions to key trade policy decisions” such as the development of the World Trade Organization, NAFTA, APEC, and East Asian regionalism.[37]

Dr. Einhorn serves as a Trustee for the Rockefeller Brothers Fund and as a Director of the Council on Foreign Relations, the Peterson Institute for International Economics

Jessica P. Einhorn Ph.D.    
Independent Director and Member of Nominating & Governance Committee, Time Warner Inc


David Rockefeller The Partnership for New York City, Inc. Board Affiliations Rockefeller Brothers Fund
Richard G. Rockefeller Rockefeller Brothers Fund
Steven C. Rockefeller CEO America Inc.

Jacob Wallenberg Thisbe AB Board Affiliations JER Partners L.L.C. Board Affiliations Rockefeller Brothers Fund

David J. Callard Wand Partners Inc. Board Affiliations Rockefeller Brothers Fund
John Morning Dime Bancorp, Inc. Board Affiliations Rockefeller Brothers Fund
Robert B. Oxnam Asia Society Board Affiliations Rockefeller Brothers Fund
Frank G. Wisner American International Group, Inc. Board Affiliations Rockefeller Brothers Fund
Tadataka Yamada Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Board Affiliations Rockefeller Brothers Fund
Edmond D. Villani Scudder Private Investment Counsel Board Affiliations Rockefeller Brothers Fund
Afsaneh Mashayekhi Beschloss The Rock Creek Group Board Affiliations Rockefeller Brothers Fund
Neva R. Goodwin Rockefeller Brothers Fund Board Affiliations Rockefeller Brothers Fund
Peggy Dulany Rockefeller Brothers Fund Board Affiliations Rockefeller Brothers Fund
James Edward Moltz International Strategy & Investment Inc Board Affiliations Rockefeller Brothers Fund
Richard Melvin Chasin Rockefeller & Co., Inc. Board Affiliations Rockefeller Brothers Fund

The world's biggest time-bomb? Overpopulation, say the billionaires  (

News flash: the "Billionaires Club" knows: Bill Gates called billionaire philanthropists to a super-secret meeting in Manhattan last May. Included: Buffett, Rockefeller, Soros, Bloomberg, Turner, Oprah and others meeting at the "home of Sir Paul Nurse, a British Nobel prize biochemist and president of the private Rockefeller University, in Manhattan," reports John Harlow in the London TimesOnline. During an afternoon session each was "given 15 minutes to present their favorite cause. Over dinner they discussed how they might settle on an 'umbrella cause' that could harness their interests."

The world's biggest time-bomb? Overpopulation, say the billionaires.

Bill Gates admits they are using vaccines for depopulation!  (

Morman Billionaire Jon Meade Huntsman, Jr sticks it to the Chinese-Kissinger "one child" policy:

He is the current United States Ambassador to China
Huntsman is a seventh-generation Utahn; his wife Mary Kaye is a first-generation Utahn. Together they have seven children ( two adopted)
Mormon Church announces talks to 'regularize' operations in China - Aug. 30, 2010  

SALT LAKE CITY — The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced Monday that it is participating in talks to "regularize" operations in China.

The First Presidency released a statement that said, "(We) have had discussions with a senior official of the People's Republic of China from Beijing and have established a relationship which we expect will lead to regularizing the activities of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in China."

When asked if Jon Huntsman Jr., the former Utah governor who is currently the U.S. ambassador to China, had made a difference in these negotiations, Otterson said, "No, this had nothing to do with Jon Huntsman Jr. No U.S. government officials or diplomats were involved

Secret meeting of world's richest people held in New York  (
A top-secret meeting of the world’s richest people to discuss the global financial crisis was held in New York on May 5, 2009 has learned exclusively
How so many giant figures in American life managed to interrupt and coordinate their schedules on such short notice, and meet in total secrecy in the world’s media capital remains a mystery -- as does the ultimate outcome of the billionaires' conference.

Bill Gates admits they are using vaccines for depopulation!
Billionaire Jon Meade Huntsman, Jr sticks it to the Chinese-Kissinger "one child" policy:,_Jr.

Jon Meade Huntsman, Jr. (born March 26, 1960) is an American politician and diplomat. He is the current United States Ambassador to China. He previously served as the 16th Governor of Utah from 2005 until his resignation on August 11, 2009.[1]

Born in Palo Alto, California, Huntsman is the son of billionaire businessman and philanthropist Jon Huntsman of Huntsman Corporation.
Huntsman's maternal grandfather David B. Haight was an Apostle of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, of which Huntsman and his family are also members. Huntsman has eight brothers and sisters and over 60 nieces and nephews on his side of the family.
Huntsman is a seventh-generation Utahn; his wife Mary Kaye is a first-generation Utahn. Together they have seven children: Mary Anne (b. 1985), Abigail (b. 1986), Elizabeth (b. 1989), Jon III (b. 1991), William (b. 1993), Gracie Mei (b. 2000), who is adopted from China, and another baby girl from India, Asha Bharati (b. 2006).
Mormon Church announces talks to 'regularize' operations in China - Aug. 30, 2010 

SALT LAKE CITY — The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced Monday that it is participating in talks to "regularize" operations in China.

The First Presidency released a statement that said, "(We) have had discussions with a senior official of the People's Republic of China from Beijing and have established a relationship which we expect will lead to regularizing the activities of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in China."
When asked if Jon Huntsman Jr., the former Utah governor who is currently the U.S. ambassador to China, had made a difference in these negotiations, Otterson said, "No, this had nothing to do with Jon Huntsman Jr. No U.S. government officials or diplomats were involved
Title: Re: China to expand use of lethal injections for death sentences - 2008 - 2011
Post by: TahoeBlue on January 24, 2011, 12:59:56 pm
related: THE FORTY YEARS WAR - Nixon gave up Vietnam   (

Only Google Could Leave China - January 15, 2010  
When President Richard Nixon opened the U.S. door into China in 1972, the transcript of Nixon's secret meeting with Chairman Mao Zedong at his Peking residence was classified for 25 years.

President Nixon met with his hosts at the Great Hall of the People, where the talks would range from 40 minutes to four hours.

During the meetings, they tried to establish goals for what the two nations would like to accomplish together. They established clear understandings on where they stood with regard to the territorial acquisitions of mainland China, and their mutual wariness of the Soviet threat. Although the transcripts of the talks were highly classified at the time, they were released to the public in 1999.
Record of Historic Richard Nixon-Zhou Enlai Talks in February 1972 Now Declassified

The highlight of Nixon's trip was his meeting with Communist Party Chairman Mao Zedong but its substance lay in a series of almost-daily extended conversations with Premier Zhou Enlai

Twenty seven years after these events, the National Archives has finally declassified the Nixon-Zhou conversations in response to a mandatory declassification review request made by the National Security Archive in 1994. Once highly classified--"Top Secret/Sensitive/Exclusively Eyes Only"--all but three of the documents were released in their entirety. Significant excisions appear in the Nixon-Zhou discussions of Taiwan, Japan, South Asia, and the Soviet Union.
China Warns of Executions as Riots Ebb -  July 8, 2009  

URUMQI, China — As the desert region of Xinjiang in northwest China settled into tense stillness after three days of deadly ethnic violence, a Communist Party leader from the region said that those directly responsible for the killings of 156 people in the initial rioting on Sunday would be punished with the death penalty.
Underscoring the government’s concern over China’s worst ethnic violence in decades, China’s president, Hu Jintao, cut short a trip that was scheduled to take him to Italy for the Group of 8 summit meeting and to Portugal for a state visit. China’s Foreign Ministry said that the Portugal visit would be rescheduled and that another official, Dai Bingguo, would attend the meetings in Italy.

The Uighurs, a Turkic ethnic group, once were the majority in Xinjiang but now make up only about half of the region’s 20 million people because of Han migration. Urumqi has a population of 2.3 million, but Uighurs are greatly outnumbered here by the Han, who are the dominant race in most of China.
Nearly 200 sentenced for China ethnic riot - March. 7, 2010
BEIJING, March 7 (UPI) -- Chinese officials say they have sentenced 198 people for acts committed during deadly riots eight months ago in the northwest Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region.
Local authorities have said 197 people were killed and more than 1,700 injured in the riot in the Xinjiang regional capital of Urumqi July 5, 2009.

Reports in December said 22 people had been sentenced to death for their role in the riots.
Workers Riot in Suzhou Jan 15, 2010  

Today in Suzhou, workers at the Taiwan-owned United Win (China) Technology Ltd. Co. (联建科技) held a strike, which later turned into a riot, according to reports circulating online. Posts and photos on the topic are being deleted so few details are known or confirmed, but various reports claim workers were protesting poor working and health conditions due to chemical pollution. Local officials have said the protests were over unpaid wages and quickly put out a press release saying 2,000 workers participated. Xinhua reports:

China: Riot Against Land Acquisition in Guangxi
16 October 2010

On 13 of October, a riot broke out in Longxu town in Guangxi province. Around one thousand villagers confronted armed police against forced land acquisition. Citizen reports on the riot were originally posted at local online forums within Guangxi, but quickly deleted by web censor authorities
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Post by: Freeski on January 24, 2011, 01:12:50 pm



Actually that's the wrong choice of words.
Title: Re: China to expand use of lethal injections for death sentences - 2008 - 2011
Post by: TahoeBlue on January 24, 2011, 01:30:58 pm
Animals. Actually that's the wrong choice of words.

There are beginning to be parallel's to the "ethnic Superiority" nazi movement when you look at Tibet and Xinjiang where they moved in thousands of ethnic chinese into the regions . I saw an article comparing china to pre-WWI Germany ( steel production increased many times prior to the war ) but the Korean war tune thread makes me think otherwise.  ....


"The only condition which could lead to improvement of German-English relations would be if we bridled our economic development, and this is not possible," said Deutsche Bank chief Karl Helfferich as early as 1897. German steel output jumped tenfold from 1880 to 1900, leaping past British production. Sound familiar?

Is China now where Germany was in 1900? Possibly. There are certainly hints of menace from some quarters in Beijing. Defence minister Liang Guanglie said over New Year that China’s armed forces are “pushing forward preparations for military conflict in every strategic direction”.

Professor Huang Jing from Singapore’s Lee Kwan Yew School and a former adviser to China’s Army, said Beijing is losing its grip on the colonels.

The young officers are taking control of strategy and it is like young officers in Japan in the 1930s. This is very dangerous. They are on a collision course with a US-dominated system,” he said. 

Bilderberg Operation has Chinese Pianist Playing Propaganda Tune at White House (
Yang sees Lang Lang choosing this tune as an expression of the deeply anti-American propaganda that is constant in China.
This deeply anti-American chauvinism has been fanned by the CCP for years; Lang Lang is expressing the feelings of this generation of angry young people,” Yang said.

A well-known example of such feelings was seen on Sept. 11, 2001, when Chinese chat rooms were filled with young people celebrating this act of terror as an American defeat.

Silent Ethnic Cleansing in the Making
Published Wednesday May 26, 1999

By Faisal Kutty

Executions, torture, arbitrary detention, unfair political trials and destruction of property are among the offences catalogued in a 92-page report released in April by Amnesty International. Most of the findings can be corroborated by other human rights groups, including Human Rights Watch as well as the U.S. State Department. No doubt, what has been uncovered is only part of the story. Indeed, Amnesty states that it's just the "tip of the iceberg" given the restrictions on information and access. I shudder to think of the true state of affairs.

Kosovo or Palestine, you assume? It’s neither. For the past few years the Chinese government has systematically suppressed and persecuted the Muslims of the former East Turkestan or Uighuristan, misleadingly called the Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region (XUAR).

It was not always like this. In fact, like the Afghan tribesman who fought off repeated colonization attempts, the hardy Turkic Muslims fended off a number of unsuccessful invasions by the Chinese. But in 1759, the Manchu dynasty was victorious in taking this vast territory which comprises about 17 percent of modern day China. They were eventually forced out by a major revolt and the region was independent once again for a short period. However, as in too many places in the world, our British friends could not resist facilitating the Manchu dynasty’s re-conquering of the territory in 1876. Interestingly, the area was renamed Xinjiang, or "New Frontier," in Mandarin by the foreign invaders.
Why is China carrying out this program of slow and silent "ethnic cleansing?" It appears to be driven by both strategic military and economic reasons. Probably most important is the fact that XUAR shares borders with Mongolia, the Russian Federation, Kazakhstan, Kirghizistan, Tajikistan, Afghanistan and Pakistan. Therefore the territory serves quite well as a buffer zone against external threats. Most recently it was the threat from the Soviet Union being guarded against, but even after the breakup of the Soviet empire, the region continues to be home to one of the largest, if not the largest, contingent of Chinese military personnel and equipment. In fact, most of the country’s nuclear ballistic missiles are housed in Xinjiang. And according to the CSIS study, the region is vital today in the monitoring of "potentially turbulent economic and political developments in the Central Asian republics."
Why does China commit ethnic cleansing against minority groups?
Analysis: Pushed by China, Tibetans leave Nepal
Political instability, economic uncertainty and pressure from China bear down on one of world's most vulnerable populations
Five decades ago, tens of thousands of Tibetan refugees fled Chinese-ruled Tibet, following their spiritual leader, the 14th Dalai Lama, into exile. Many went to India, where they were given refuge and land by New Delhi; some stayed here, in the then-Himalayan kingdom of Nepal, under a similar arrangement.
Racism Against Minorities Within China
Racism doesn’t only extend to foreigners within China – it also extends to its own people. People from Tibet and virtually all Chinese ‘minorities’ are seen as backwards and in need of a helping hand to enter the modern world.

Those from Xinjiang province are often looked down upon as thieves – children are especially vilified, since they are all looked at as thieves.  And Xinjiang people are often harrassed by the cop.
Racism Doesn’t Exist in China!
If you ask a person in China whether racism exists, you may well be told that it does not exist, and that they respect people of all countries and colors. But dig a little deeper, ask questions such as ‘what do you think of black people’ or ‘what do you think of Japanese people’, and the answers that come back are often racist.

see also :'s_Republic_of_China

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Post by: chris jones on January 24, 2011, 02:56:14 pm
The Chinese military/police are mind controlled zombies.
  Yup, they are under absolute controll.
Ive been aroud a few guys who got off on the kill, then there were those who seemed to shut off mentaly as if they were in some kind of void, absent from the actual kill.
Then there were those who performed the service and woke up to the reality, they either suicided or went insane.
  No matter, but I agree, these exectioners are brain dipped, robotized..
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Post by: TahoeBlue on February 05, 2011, 01:01:20 pm
regarding Red China's  ethnic cleansing of Xinjiang ....
  Silent Ethnic Cleansing in the Making   (

For the past few years the Chinese government has systematically suppressed and persecuted the Muslims of the former East Turkestan or Uighuristan, misleadingly called the Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region (XUAR).
After winning the Civil War in 1949, the Chinese Communists have strived to maintain China’s territorial integrity, especially after numerous border clashes with the Soviet Union, India and Vietnam. To secure those border hinterlands in the People’s Republic’s vast western territories, the government invested in a policy to place more reliable elements into those potentially troublesome regions.

It’s a settlement regimen that makes Israel’s look like child’s play.

Han Chinese flooded into Tibet and Xinjiang (literally meaning “New Territories") in the years after the People’s Liberation Army marched in to take control. The government enticed the Han Chinese to move thousands of miles away from the country's heartland with promises of jobs, status and a bright future. Tired of the crowded rat race in cities like Beijing, Guangzhou and Wuhan, many took the offer to head west.

The result is one of the world’s biggest population shifts since Germans were expelled from Eastern Europe at the end of World War II.

In 1949, Han Chinese accounted for just 5% of Xinjiang’s population. Today, they are up to 41%, soon to eclipse the native Uighur Muslims’ 45%. Urumqi, the modern capital city dotted by skyscrapers, is dominated by the Han Chinese, who comprise over 75% of the 2.5 million population.

The successful settlement of Han population in Xinjiang underscores the importance of the region to the regime. While Tibet gets more attention from abroad, Xinjiang is more critical to China.

More than twice the size of Texas, Xinjiang sits on the old Silk Road, a land rich with resources such as natural gas and oil. It houses China’s nuclear weapons facilities. Its frontier is guarded by the towering Tian Shan mountain range, shielding China from its unstable Central Asian neighbors.

As with Tibet, Xinjiang is nominally an “autonomous region,” but that designation is as miscast as “People’s Republic.” The native Uighurs are kept away from the levers of power, which of course are supervised by Beijing. In fact, despite being as far as 3,000 miles away, all of Xinjiang (and all of China) is on Beijing time.

Beyond moving in Han Chinese to insure a loyal populace, the other part of the “ethnic cleansing” involves moving the Uighurs out of Xinjiang. Thousands of native Uighurs (many of them women) have been shipped out of their native land to take jobs in China proper. Ostensibly, it was to provide them with better pay and future, exactly what’s promised the Han Chinese in Xinjiang.
In western China, in the Xinjiang region, the population, while east Asian, has sometimes European characteristics. Genetic testings have corroborated the presence of west Eurasian genes in the population (for instance, subclades of the Y-DNA haplogroups R1a, R1b and J2, genetic signatures frequetly found in Europe (and west Eurasian mtDNA haplogroups as well).

Roughly 56 % of the genetical signatures of the Uyghurs (the main ethnical group of the Xinjiang region) are not east-Asian
Mao's Great Famine: The History of China's Most Devastating Catastrophe, 1958-1962

For example, in 1960 in the 'model province' of Henan, in Xinyang alone 'over a million people died ...
Of these victims 67,000 were clubbed to death with sticks'. When this came to Mao 'he blamed the trouble on class enemies'.
China: imperfect memory, global impunity -  Jasper Becker, 22 August 2006
This political rigidity means that the Chinese elite has never been forced to confront the CPC's own horrendous past or come clean about the enormous violations of human rights it has committed over the past eighty years. Beijing has never had to apologise for occupying Tibet; attacking India, Burma and Vietnam; creating Pol Pot's Cambodia; bankrolling Enver Hoxha's Albania; and fuelling devastating insurgencies across southeast Asia and Africa.

The party's own history is so much fantasy. From recent research like the new biography of Mao by Jung Chang & Jon Halliday, we now know Mao never really fought the Japanese and indeed collaborated with them to undermine the nationalists.

Sun Shuyun shows in her book about the "long march" that the epic story was full of inventions – such as the most famous heroic episode, the 1935 battle to cross the Luding bridge. There never was such a battle.

The more we find out about the Chinese past, the worse the dissonance between the official and actual histories seems. Ten years ago, I wrote about the Xinyang "incident" which took place in one corner of Henan province during the great leap forward famine. My sources claimed that more than one million perished from a man-made starvation in a district with 8-10 million inhabitants.

New researches drawing on party archives reveal that in fact 2.4 million perished, and perhaps a million were beaten to death at the hands of local party officials.


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Post by: TahoeBlue on February 20, 2011, 03:38:29 pm
Arrests after "Jasmine Revolution" call in China
Posted: 20 February 2011

BEIJING - Several top Chinese rights activists have disappeared into police custody as a web campaign urged angry citizens to mark the Middle East's "Jasmine Revolution" with protests, campaigners said Sunday.

Up to 15 leading Chinese rights lawyers and activists have disappeared since Saturday amid a nationwide police mobilisation, according to activists, while the government appeared to censor Internet postings calling for the demonstrations.

"We welcome... laid off workers and victims of forced evictions to participate in demonstrations, shout slogans and seek freedom, democracy and political reform to end 'one party rule'," one Internet posting said.

The postings, many of which appeared to have originated on overseas websites run by exiled Chinese political activists, called for protests in Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and 10 other major Chinese cities.

Protesters were urged to shout slogans including "We want food to eat", "We want work", "We want housing", "We want justice", "Long live freedom", and "Long live democracy".
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Post by: John_Back_From_The_Club_O on February 20, 2011, 11:02:08 pm
Mandatory Vaccine.
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Post by: TahoeBlue on February 23, 2011, 09:28:37 pm
China facing new calls for jasmine revolution

China is facing fresh attempts to foment a jasmine-style revolution after anonymous overseas activists called for non-violent demonstrations in 18 cities across China this weekend to press for an end to one-party rule.

Peter Foster
By Peter Foster, Beijing 11:48AM GMT 23 Feb 2011
China's soaring economic growth in the last few decades, which has lifted hundreds of millions out of poverty, is often said to have dulled any appetite among ordinary Chinese for the kind of revolutionary chaos seen in the Middle East in recent weeks.

However despite the apparent solidity of its powerbase, China's ruling Communist Party has shown signs of growing nervousness in recent weeks as street protests sweep away autocratic regimes across the Middle East
Attempts to search China's most popular microblog site, Sina Weibo for the word "jasmine" were blocked but Twitter users were discussing the Jasmine protest call under the generic prefix "£CN227" – a reference to Sunday's date, February 27.

"I am planning to wander around Wangfujing [the designated protest site in Beijing] on Sunday," wrote one contributor, "Shall I bring light jasmine tea or honey jasmine tea?"
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Post by: TahoeBlue on June 15, 2011, 01:57:55 pm
Beijing battling protest fires on all fronts
From: The Times June 15, 2011 12:00AM

AN eruption of protests throughout China has sent armoured vehicles into town centres, prompted an internet blackout by the government and left thousands across the country blogging about "crazy" violence on the streets.

The summer surge of protests, which flared in the southern industrial hub of Zengcheng over the weekend, has been linked to a range of frustrations with modern China - furies that have drawn the government into crackdowns on activism and massive increases in the domestic security budget.

More than 1000 migrant workers went on the rampage in Zengcheng after a pregnant street vendor in her 20s was roughed up by security guards. Such incidents, while distressing, are not uncommon. Witnesses said that the centre of town was bedlam, with smashed windows, blazing police vehicles and teargas explosions as rioters hurled missiles at an official building. One bank worker blogged that the Bank of China had ordered an immediate halt to all ATM transactions.

 What connects the violence is the way a flashpoint - in Inner Mongolia, the death of a Mongol at the hands of a Han Chinese truck driver, and in southern China, the assault by security personnel on a pregnant migrant worker - sets off much wider conflagrations.
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Post by: TahoeBlue on January 24, 2012, 11:54:52 am
China Endorses and Enforces NDAA

Police arrest a man in front of the Peace Cinema in downtown Shanghai, after calls for a "Jasmine Revolution" protest was organized through the internet on February 27, 2011.

Notice how these article talks about "international standards"
China: A Year of Illegal, Politically-Motivated Disappearances
Enforced Disappearances sow Fear; Chinese Public Increasingly Asserts Rights
January 24, 2012

(New York) – The Chinese government’s use of illegal enforced disappearances to silence dissenters was just one of several ominous setbacks to human rights protections in 2011, Human Rights Watch said in its World Report 2012, released today.

 The 676-page report assesses progress on human rights in more than 90 countries, including popular uprisings in the Arab world that few would have imagined. In its chapter on China, Human Rights Watch outlines the threat posed by a provision in China’s draft criminal procedure law to effectively legalize such disappearances, which remain a serious crime in international law.

“The Chinese government’s sharp crackdown on critics – while trying to cover abuses with a fig leaf of legality – is an alarming sign of what the next year could be like for Chinese citizens, government critics, and human rights defenders,” said Sophie Richardson, China director at Human Rights Watch. “It’s time for other governments to stipulate to Beijing that a worsening in China’s human rights environment in 2012 will have a direct impact on bilateral ties.”

Beginning in February 2011, Chinese security agencies rounded up dozens of the country’s most outspoken critics, including the internationally renowned artist Ai Weiwei, and “disappeared” them for weeks outside of any legal protection and judicial procedure. Upon their release, several of those individuals reported being subjected to forced sleep deprivation, interrogations, and “abusive threats” while in custody.

In December 2011 alone, the Chinese government signaled its no-tolerance policy for outspoken political dissent through the persecution of high-profile human rights defenders.
 •December 29: Beijing’s Xicheng District People’s Courty tried disabled human rights activist and former lawyer Ni Yulan and her husband, Dong Jiqin, for “creating a disturbance” – and also tried Ni for “fraud.” The verdict has not yet been released.
•December 26: The Guiyang Intermediate People’s Court in Guizhou province sentenced veteran Chinese pro-democracy activist Chen Xi to a 10-year prison term for “inciting subversion of state power.”  The conviction was based on articles Chen had published on various websites criticizing China’s one-party rule.
•December 23: The Suining Intermediate People’s Court in Sichuan Province sentenced veteran pro-democracy activist Chen Wei to a 9-year prison term for “inciting subversion of state power.” The court convicted Chen on the basis of several essays he had written on constitutional democracy, civil society and human rights.
•December 16: The Beijing No. 1 Intermediate People’s Court abruptly withdrew the grant of probation for the disappeared human rights lawyer Gao Zhisheng and ordered him to serve the entirety of a three-year sentence for “inciting subversion of state power,” handed down on December 22, 2006. The court justified its decision on the basis that Gao had “seriously violated probation rules” despite the fact that he had been the victim of an apparent enforced disappearance – and thus in police custody – since April 2010.
China: Enforced Disappearances a Growing Threat
Move to ‘Legalize’ Threatens Lawyers, Activists, Civil Society
November 9, 2011

(Hong Kong) - Enforced disappearances by the Chinese government’s security agencies have soared as a means to silence perceived dissent, Human Rights Watch said today at a news conference in Hong Kong. The government has failed to address the growing problem and is instead attempting to effectively legalize that unlawful practice through a revision to the country’s Criminal Procedure Law, Human Rights Watch said.

 Under international law, a state commits an enforced disappearance when its agents take a person into custody and then deny holding the person or fail to disclose the person’s whereabouts. Family members and legal representatives are not informed of the person’s whereabouts, well-being, or legal status. “Disappeared” people are often at high risk of torture, a risk even greater when they are detained outside of formal detention facilities such as prisons and police stations.

“Despite a few weak gestures of disapproval, the Chinese government has largely ignored or tacitly approved the security agencies’ proclivity for enforced disappearance and ‘black jails,’” said Sophie Richardson, China director at Human Rights Watch. “That inaction has encouraged China’s security agencies to increasingly make enforced disappearances their tactic of choice. The proposed legal revisions are a clear indication of the government’s intentions.”

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China seeks to legalise 'disappearances'

China is making plans to legalise state-backed "disappearances" of the kind endured by the maverick artist Ai Weiwei earlier this year, in a move which lawyers and human rights advocates have described as "terrifying".

By Peter Foster in Beijing and agencies
7:00AM BST 31 Aug 2011

Amendments to China's house arrest laws would allow prisoners to be detained in secret locations and without their families being informed, according to proposals published this week on the website of China's rubber-stamp parliament, the National People's Congress.

Under current Chinese law suspects can be placed under six months house arrest, but they must usually be held in their own homes, unless they have no fixed address.

But under the new rules Chinese police will be allowed to hold suspects incognito if they suspected them of involvement in terrorism, endangering state security, or if keeping them in their own homes would "interfere with investigations".

In practice, warn Chinese lawyers and international rights groups, the provisions will give the police a legal fig-leaf for the disappearance of enemies of the ruling Communist Party which includes anyone considered subversive or a threat to state security.

"This is in complete contravention of international standards," said Nicholas Bequelin, a researcher on China for Human Rights Watch, an advocacy group based in New York, "One of the key principles of international human rights law is deprivation of freedom can only take place if it has been decided by the court." Zhang Peihong, a well-known Chinese criminal defense lawyer who defended Australian national Stern Hu in last year's Rio Tinto industrial espionage and fraud case, described the developments as "terrifying".
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Post by: TahoeBlue on January 25, 2012, 02:07:05 pm
Uighurs returned to China 'disappear' says rights group
Friday, 29 January 2010

China must account for the whereabouts of ethnic Uighurs forcibly repatriated from Cambodia, a US-based rights group has said.

Human Rights Watch (HRW) said such groups had "disappeared into a black hole" on their return to China.

The Uighurs fled to Cambodia after mass ethnic riots in China in July. Beijing has referred to them as criminals.

In December, a group of 20 Uighurs were put on a plane to China despite opposition from the UN and US.

They said the group were likely to face persecution in China.

"Uighur asylum seekers sent back to China by Cambodia have disappeared into a black hole," said Sophie Richardson of HRW.

"There is no information about their whereabouts, no notification of any legal charges against them, and there are no guarantees they are safe from torture and ill-treatment."
Why are people disappearing in China?
by Phelim Kine  Published in: Global Post September 22, 2011

The Chinese government has a novel solution to the growing problem of illegal enforced disappearances. “Legalize” them.

On Aug. 24, Chinese state media announced a proposed change in the Criminal Procedure Law which would allow police to legally detain individuals and hold them incommunicado in secret detention for up to six months without contact with either their families or legal counsel.

The Chinese government is pitching the proposed change as merely an extension of the conditions of the existing practice of residential surveillance, or “soft arrest,” to suspects in state security, terrorism or major corruption cases. “Soft arrest” allows police to confine criminal suspects to their homes for up to six months without trial or due legal process.
Victims are often violently abducted, denied their right to due legal process and contact with loved ones or lawyers, and are at high risk of torture while in custody. The majority of those ultimately released after they have spent lengthy periods “disappeared,” such as the once-outspoken human rights lawyer Teng Biao, have been intimidated — or worse — into uncharacteristic silence and seclusion.

Enforced disappearances are nothing new in China. For years, government officials, security forces and their agents have used enforced disappearances in the ethnic minority regions of Tibet and Xinjiang as well as to purge China’s city streets of petitioners — rural residents seeking legal redress for local abuses of power.

Every year in Beijing alone, thousands of petitioners are abducted, detained and subjected to appalling abuses in a network of secret, illegal detention facilities known as “black jails.” [6]
An even more sinister development has been the willingness of some foreign governments to facilitate the Chinese government’s moves to disappear citizens who seek refuge overseas.

International law forbids governments from returning people to situations where they are at risk of persecution or torture. China’s record of torture, enforced disappearance, and arbitrary detention of Uighurs, a predominantly Muslim ethnic minority who have long suffered state discrimination and other abuses, puts them at particular risk.

Nevertheless, on Dec. 19, 2009, the Cambodian government forced 20 Uighurs onto a Chinese government plane in Phnom Penh. The Uighurs were flown back to China and disappeared into official — if unacknowledged — custody. Since then, the only whisper of the fate of the deported Uighurs — who included two infants — was an unconfirmed report in mid-January 2010 that some of them had been sentenced by a Xinjiang court to verdicts that included the death penalty.
Phelim Kine is a senior Asia researcher at Human Rights Watch.
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Post by: TahoeBlue on May 24, 2012, 12:43:18 pm
State Department: China deteriorating on human rights, repressing its own people
Posted By Josh Rogin Thursday, May 24, 2012 - 12:46

China's record on human rights deteriorated as the Chinese government engaged in widespread and expanding severe repression of its own people and ethnic minorities in 2011, the State Department said in a new report released today.

The report also dings the Chinese government for its failure to account for the 1989 crackdown on pro-democracy protesters in Tiananmen Square.
"At year's end the government had not provided a comprehensive, credible accounting of all those killed, missing, or detained in connection with the violent suppression of the 1989 Tiananmen demonstrations," the report said.
More than 40,000 people have been admitted to 22 psychiatric hospitals for the criminally insane in China run by the Ministry of Public Security (MPS) and those patients have no means to contest their status as mentally ill, according to the report.
"Patients in these hospitals reportedly were medicated against their will and forcibly subjected to electric shock treatment," the State Department said.
As for criminal trials in China, "There was no presumption of innocence, and the criminal justice system was biased toward a presumption of guilt, especially in high-profile or politically sensitive cases," the report explained. "According to statistics released on the Supreme People's Court (SPC) official Web site, in 2010 the combined conviction rate for first- and second-instance criminal trials was 99.9 percent."
Of more than 1 million criminal defendants tried in 2010, less than 1,000 were acquitted.

EXECUTIVE SUMMARYShare        The People’s Republic of China (PRC) is an authoritarian state in which the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) constitutionally is the paramount authority. CCP members hold almost all top government, police, and military positions. Ultimate authority rests with the 25-member Political Bureau (Politburo) of the CCP and its nine-member Standing Committee. Hu Jintao holds the three most powerful positions as CCP general secretary, president, and chairman of the Central Military Commission. Civilian authorities generally maintained effective control of the security forces.

Deterioration in key aspects of the country’s human rights situation continued. Repression and coercion, particularly against organizations and individuals involved in rights advocacy and public interest issues, were routine. Individuals and groups seen as politically sensitive by the authorities continued to face tight restrictions on their freedom to assemble, practice religion, and travel. Efforts to silence political activists and public interest lawyers were stepped up, and, increasingly, authorities resorted to extralegal measures including enforced disappearance, “soft detention,” and strict house arrest, including house arrest of family members, to prevent the public voicing of independent opinions. Public interest law firms that took on sensitive cases continued to face harassment, disbarment of legal staff, and closure. The authorities increased attempts to limit freedom of speech and to control the press, the Internet, and Internet access. The authorities continued severe cultural and religious repression of ethnic minorities in Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region (XUAR) and Tibetan areas. Abuses peaked around high-profile events, such as the visit of foreign officials, sensitive anniversaries, and in response to Internet-based calls for “Jasmine Revolution” protests.

As in previous years, citizens did not have the right to change their government. Other human rights problems during the year included: extrajudicial killings, including executions without due process; enforced disappearance and incommunicado detention, including prolonged illegal detentions at unofficial holding facilities known as “black jails”; torture and coerced confessions of prisoners; detention and harassment of lawyers, journalists, writers, dissidents, petitioners, and others who sought to peacefully exercise their rights under the law; a lack of due process in judicial proceedings; political control of courts and judges; closed trials; the use of administrative detention; restrictions on freedom to assemble, practice religion, and travel; failure to protect refugees and asylum seekers; pressure on other countries to forcibly return citizens to China; intense scrutiny of and restrictions on nongovernmental organizations (NGOs); discrimination against women, minorities, and persons with disabilities; a coercive birth limitation policy that in some cases resulted in forced abortion or forced sterilization; trafficking in persons; prohibitions on independent unions and a lack of protection for workers’ right to strike; and the use of forced labor, including prison labor. Corruption remained widespread.


a. Arbitrary or Unlawful Deprivation of Life

During the year security forces reportedly committed arbitrary or unlawful killings. In many instances few or no details were available. No official statistics on deaths in custody were available.

b. Disappearance

At year’s end the government had not provided a comprehensive, credible accounting of all those killed, missing, or detained in connection with the violent suppression of the 1989 Tiananmen demonstrations. In September the Duihua Foundation, an international human rights NGO, estimated that fewer than 10 remained in prison, although other estimates were higher. Many activists who were involved in the demonstrations continued to suffer from official harassment.

Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman, or Degrading Treatment or Punishment

The law prohibits the physical abuse of detainees and forbids prison guards from extracting confessions by torture, insulting prisoners’ dignity, and beating or encouraging others to beat prisoners. In July 2010 rules went into effect that exclude evidence, including confessions, obtained under torture in certain categories of criminal cases. However, numerous former prisoners and detainees reported that they were beaten with fists and water bottles, subjected to electric shock, forced to sit on stools staring at the wall for hours on end, deprived of sleep, and otherwise subjected to physical and psychological abuse. Some of these abuses occurred during the year. Although ordinary prisoners were subjects of abuse, political and religious dissidents were singled out for particularly harsh treatment. In some instances close relatives of dissidents were singled out for abuse.

d. Arbitrary Arrest or Detention

Arbitrary arrest and detention remained serious problems. The law grants police broad administrative detention powers and the ability to detain individuals for extended periods without formal arrest or criminal charges. Throughout the year human rights activists, journalists, unregistered religious leaders, and former political prisoners and their family members continued to be among those targeted for arbitrary detention or arrest. A draft revision of the criminal procedure law contained a provision to legalize extralegal detentions for cases involving state secrets, major corruption, and terrorism.
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Post by: TahoeBlue on June 04, 2012, 11:22:23 am
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Protesters take to the streets during a march in Hong Kong May 27, 2012. The demonstration was to mark the upcoming anniversary of the military crackdown on the pro-democracy movement in Beijing's Tiananmen Square on June 4, 1989.

Tens of thousands of protesters take part in a candlelight vigil at Hong Kong's Victoria Park June 4, 2012 to mark the 23rd anniversary of the military crackdown of the pro-democracy movement at Beijing's Tiananmen Square. (
China rounds up activists on Tiananmen anniversary - 6/4/2012

Hundreds of thousands of people take part in a candlelight vigil at Hong Kong's Victoria Park June 4, 2012 to commemorate those who died during the military carckdown of the pro-democracy movement at Beijing's Tiananmen Square in June 4, 1989. Monday marks the 23rd anniversary of the crackdown. REUTERS/Bobby Yip (CHINA - Tags: ANNIVERSARY POLITICS CIVIL UNREST TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)

Chinese authorities have rounded up hundreds of activists in the capital Beijing, rights campaigners and petitioners said Monday, as they marked the 23rd anniversary of the Tiananmen Square crackdown.
The detentions came as Washington angered Beijing by calling for all those still jailed over the demonstrations on June 4, 1989 -- when hundreds, if not thousands, of protesters were shot and killed by soldiers -- to be freed.
The anniversary of the brutal army action in the heart of Beijing is always hugely sensitive, but particularly so this year ahead of a once-a-decade handover of power marred by fierce in-fighting in the ruling Communist Party.
China still considers the June 4 demonstrations a "counter-revolutionary rebellion" and has refused to acknowledge any wrongdoing or consider compensation for those killed, more than two decades later.

"We shouted 'down with corruption', and 'protect our rights'," Wang Yongfeng, a Shanghai activist, who attended the protest, told AFP.

"So many people were killed on June 4, we think the government should fully account for what happened."
Photographs of the Saturday protest posted online showed demonstrators with large placards that said "remember our struggle for democracy, freedom and rights as well as those heroes who met tragedy."
China's microblogs buzzed with conspiracy theories after the key mainland stock index fell 64.89 points -- the numerals in June 4, 1989 -- on the anniversary.
"Is this a coincidence? Or is it a kind of silent protest? We investors collectively got shot," said the website Gushequ, which produces stock analysis for individual investors.
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Post by: TahoeBlue on November 05, 2012, 12:44:43 pm
bump since AJ mentioned it today....
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Post by: TahoeBlue on November 30, 2012, 01:34:20 pm
from drudge:
China: Sex Slave Dungeon Master Forced Women to Kill One Another
By Hannah Osborne: Subscribe to Hannah's RSS feed
November 30, 2012 10:14 AM GMT

A man has been sentenced to death in China for keeping six women in a dungeon as sex slaves and then murdering two of them.

Li Hao, 35, was found guilty of murder, rape, organised prostitution, illegal detention and spreading pornography for profit.
He was given the death penalty at the Luoyan Luoyang Intermediate People's Court in Henan Province, Xinhua news agency has said.
The court heard how Li had dug the dungeon himself under a basement he had bought in Luoyang in 2009. He would trick the women into going there and then kept them prisoner, the court said.
The six women had been imprisoned for between two and 21 months. Li repeatedly raped the women, forced them to have sex with customers and made them appear in obscene web shows.
His motive, police said, was to make money by forcing the women into prostitution and appear in his shows

Two of the women were killed while they were kept in the dungeon. Three more of Li's prisoners were also found guilty of murder; in one case Li had instructed the women to kill.
The court allowed the women leniency for committing these crimes as they took place under extreme circumstances - one received a three year jail sentence and the other two were put on probation
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Post by: TahoeBlue on June 04, 2013, 11:40:01 am
bump for tiananmen square

China to expand use of lethal injections for death sentences - 2008 - 2011  (

While China Censors Tiananmen Square Anniversary, Tens Of Thousands Attend Vigil In Hong Kong [PHOTOS](
Chris C Anderson   Today 10:54 PM

Today marks the 24th Anniversary of the 1989 Tiananmen Square massacre in which between 1000 and 6000 people were killed when the Chinese government cracked down on peaceful protestors in central Beijing.

And as is usually the case every year on June 4 in Hong Kong, tens of thousands of people have (organisers expect more than last year’s record 180,000) turned out for a candle lit vigil in Victoria Park to remember the 1989 protests.

Hong Kongers hold the vigil dear not only as a chance to pay respects to those who died on June 4 1989, but as a way of continuing to support their belief in democracy and freedom of speech, despite continued pressure from the Chinese mainland to step in line.

In Hong Kong, searches for “Big Yellow Ducks” are not blocked.
Hong Kong marks Tiananmen as China blocks remembrance

Tens of thousands of Hong Kongers braved thunder and a torrential downpour to attend a candlelight vigil Tuesday marking the 24th anniversary of China's bloody Tiananmen crackdown, as Beijing blocked commemoration attempts.

A massive turnout filled the former British colony's Victoria Park in an annual act of remembrance for the hundreds, perhaps thousands, of people killed in the June 3-4 onslaught in Beijing in 1989.

In Beijing, police blocked the gate of a cemetery housing victims of the crackdown on pro-democracy demonstrators as part of a sweeping annual effort to bar commemorations.
"The candlelight vigil tonight has an additional meaning of not just condemning the massacre 24 years ago but also condemning the suppression today (in mainland China)," Lee Cheuk-Yan, chairman of protest organisers the Hong Kong Alliance in Support of Patriotic Democratic Movements of China, told AFP.
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Post by: TahoeBlue on October 15, 2013, 11:18:00 am
aj talking about the death vans today ...
The woman who nearly died making your iPad

Tian Yu worked more than 12 hours a day, six days a week. She had to skip meals to do overtime. Then she threw herself from a fourth-floor window

Aditya Chakrabortty   
The Guardian, Monday 5 August 2013 15.00 EDT

At around 8am on 17 March 2010, Tian Yu threw herself from the fourth floor of her factory dormitory in Shenzhen, southern China. For the past month, the teenager had worked on an assembly line churning out parts for Apple iPhones and iPads. At Foxconn's Longhua facility, that is what the 400,000 employees do: produce the smartphones and tablets that are sold by Samsung or Sony or Dell and end up in British and American homes.

But most famously of all, China's biggest factory makes gadgets for Apple. Without its No 1 supplier, the Cupertino giant's current riches would be unimaginable: in 2010, Longhua employees made 137,000 iPhones a day, or around 90 a minute.
She worked more than 12 hours each day, six days a week. She was compelled to attend early work meetings for no pay, and to skip meals to do overtime.
Toilet breaks were restricted; mistakes earned you a shouting-at. And yet there was no training.
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Post by: TahoeBlue on March 24, 2014, 11:56:49 am
China jails man who planned Tiananmen Square anniversary protest

Court gives 18-month prison term to Gu Yimin for 'inciting state subversion' over plan to mark 1989 Beijing crackdown
Agence France-Presse, Monday 24 March 2014 04.12 EDT
A Chinese court has jailed for 18 months a man who applied to hold a protest on the anniversary of the 1989 Tiananmen Square killings, according to his lawyer.

Gu Yimin was found guilty of inciting state subversion for posting pictures of the crackdown online and applying for permission to stage a protest on its anniversary last year, Liu Weiguo said.

"This judgment violates the constitution," Liu added. Gu would appeal against the verdict, handed down by a court in Changshu, in the eastern province of Jiangsu. "We maintain that Gu Yimin was exercising his right to freedom of speech," Liu said.

He added that men he believed to be state security officers had assaulted him and another lawyer outside the courthouse.

Hundreds of protesters – by some estimates, thousands – were killed in 1989 when the Chinese army acted against the pro-democracy movement in Tiananmen Square in Beijing, the symbolic heart of the Chinese state.

The ruling Communist party remains intolerant of dissent, and tightly censors public discussion of the crackdown.

Gu had applied to local authorities to hold a small-scale protest on 4 June last year, the 24th anniversary of the event, his wife, Xu Yan, told AFP.

He stood trial in September and denied the charges, his lawyer said, adding that Gu, 36, had called off his protest after the authorities warned him against going ahead.

"There is nothing illegal about posting a photograph of a genuine incident," Liu said. "If his activities caused damage to the party, that's not the same as damaging the state."

Charges of incitement to state subversion have been used in the past to imprison political dissidents. The Nobel prizewinner Liu Xiaobo was sentenced to 11 years in jail in 2009 after circulating a petition calling for political reforms including democratic elections.

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Post by: TahoeBlue on June 01, 2014, 01:08:46 pm
bump for June 4 1989 ...
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Post by: TahoeBlue on June 01, 2014, 04:22:19 pm
Years After Revolt, Chinese Village Glumly Returns to Polls

WUKAN, China — After staging a very public revolt against official corruption and then voting in remarkably unfettered democratic elections, the people who live in this southern Chinese village returned to the polls on Monday amid torrential rains and growing fears that the Communist Party was taking back control of their local government.

In December 2011, villagers in Wukan, a fishing hamlet of 15,000 in Guangdong Province, took to the streets in large protests, chased out local party officials they accused of illegal real estate deals and engaged in an 11-day standoff with armed security forces. After drawing the attention of the international news media, the confrontation ended peacefully when senior Communist Party officials from the provincial capital agreed to allow free elections and promised to investigate the land deals at the heart of the protests

There’s a lot less enthusiasm this time around,” said Wang Jinzhen, 62, after she stuffed her paper ballot into a locked metal box. “We still haven’t gotten our land back. The municipal and township governments are corrupt, and they don’t want to help us solve this problem.”

Such widespread disenchantment was heightened by the Communist Party’s recent moves to undo Wukan’s hard-won political independence. Early last month, villagers said, higher-level authorities in Donghai township, which includes Wukan, appointed a formerly ousted official to be the next deputy secretary of the Wukan party committee, and he will be joined by four of his former colleagues.
Frustrated by the lack of progress, about 400 villagers returned to the streets in protest last April. Only after the village chief, Lin Zuluan, sat down to negotiate with officials in Lufeng city, which oversees Wukan, did people return to their homes. But Mr. Lin, a former protest leader, has become a target of popular frustration, with some villagers saying he has become too close to the authorities he once challenged. “I used to idolize Lin but no longer,” said Hong Ruiqin, 37, a hairdresser whose brother remains in police detention on bribery charges.
Land disputes are a major cause of unrest in China.

About 90,000 protests or other expressions of civil unrest occur across the country each year, two-thirds of them related to land appropriated by local authorities who then resell the property to commercial developers with little or no compensation provided to the former occupants, according to a 2011 survey by the Landesa Rural Development Institute of Seattle, Renmin University in Beijing and Michigan State University
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Post by: TahoeBlue on October 02, 2014, 10:36:24 am
Hong Kong betrayed: Testing future of China’s freedom
By Seth Lipsky

October 2, 2014 | 5:09am

Protesters in Hong Kong. Photo: Getty Images

The pro-democracy demonstrations in Hong Kong are the story of the hour, in my book. Hong Kong is important itself (it has 7 million people). But what’s happening there is a test of the future of freedom for China’s billions.

Without which — mark it well — eventually there will be a war.

My own appreciation for that danger was gained during the 1970s, when I was posted in Hong Kong for The Wall Street Journal.

In 1984, with end of Britain’s lease on most of the colony but 13 years away, Britain and China signed their Joint Declaration.

This promised democratic reforms (“one country, two systems”), including universal suffrage in Hong Kong by 2017. Even so, the Journal urged Britain to take a hard line by holding out for Hong Kong Island, to which Britain owned title in perpetuity (like the Falklands).
Hong Kong protests: the faces of the 'umbrella revolution'

As thousands of people countinue to demonstrate in Hong Kong, The Telegraph meets the international protesters demanding greater freedoms from China


By Simon Parry, Hong Kong
10:30AM BST 02 Oct 2014

Tens of thousands of protesters have continued to line the streets of Hong Kong for a fifth day, keeping their promise to occupy the city's roads until they are granted greater democratic freedoms.

They have gathered on the streets in the face of restrictions from China on the free election of Hong Kong's chief executive, and have drawn global attention to their plight.

As both demonstrators and the Beijing government harden their positions, The Telegraph met the many faces of Hong Kong's "umbrealla revolution":

Umbrella Revolution: Hong Kong’s Biggest Protests in Decades Challenge China on Political Freedom
Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Hong Kong is facing its biggest political unrest in decades as tens of thousands of protesters defy a police crackdown to demand greater freedom from China. The new round of protests began last week when thousands of college students launched a boycott to oppose China’s rejection of free elections in 2017. The protesters want an open vote, but China’s plan would only allow candidates approved by Beijing. After a three-day sit-in, police used tear gas and pepper spray to disperse the crowds. But that only fueled a public outcry which brought even more into the streets, with estimates reaching up to 200,000 people.

Protest leaders have vowed to remain until the resignation of Hong Kong city leader, Leung Chun-ying, and a free vote for his successor. Originally organized by the group "Occupy Central," the protests have been dubbed Umbrella Revolution, for the umbrellas protesters have used to hide from the tear gas. The police crackdown is the harshest since China retook control of Hong Kong in 1997 after 150 years of British rule. The crackdown is being felt in mainland China, where the government has blocked the mobile photo-sharing app Instagram and heavily censored references to Hong Kong on social media. We are joined from Hong Kong by journalist Tom Gundy, who has been covering the protests.
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Post by: TahoeBlue on October 02, 2014, 01:52:57 pm

Ivy Chan, a 25-year-old social worker, said she hoped the proposed talks would yield results and that tear gas wouldn't be used again.

"What we want to fight for is our freedom, and the free nomination of candidates for our chief executive," she said.
Hong Kong pro-democracy protests - watch live

Watch live coverage from Hong Kong's Admiralty district as pro-democracy protesters continue their rallies, defying calls to disperse in a major pushback against Beijing

By Telegraph Video, and agencies, video source APTN

2:10PM BST 02 Oct 2014

Hong Kong's pro-democracy protesters threatened to occupy key government buildings unless the territory's top official resigns by the end of the day Thursday.

The Chinese government, meanwhile, appeared to be losing patience. An editorial solemnly read Wednesday on state TV said all Hong Kong residents should support authorities in their efforts to "deploy police enforcement decisively" and "restore the social order in Hong Kong as soon as possible."

And the Communist Party-run People's Daily warned of "unimaginable consequences" if the protests persist.

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The best live-blogs, live streams and Twitter feeds for following Hong Kong’s “Umbrella Revolution”

The situation in Hong Kong is escalating. Protestors have swarmed around two important government buildings. The first is chief executive CY Leung’s residence. The second is the Central Government Complex. Police have issued warnings and are standing by to keep the buildings secure. To help you follow the action as it unfolds, here’s a list of some of our favorite sources:

Live-blog: The Wall Street Journal’s China Realtime blog is posting articles and photos from the ground.

Live TV feed: The Hong Kong publication Apple Daily has installed a camera that’s live-streaming the protests.
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Post by: TahoeBlue on October 05, 2014, 11:08:16 am
Hong Kong protesters remain on streets as deadline looms
By Jethro Mullen, Tim Hume and Elizabeth Joseph, CNN

updated 11:55 AM EDT, Sun October 5, 2014

Hong Kong (CNN) -- A week into paralyzing pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong, authorities and demonstrators are still at loggerheads as a government deadline to clear the streets approaches.


[ this sums it up : ]

"I am making this appeal from my heart because I genuinely believe that if you stay, there is a risk to your safety," Peter Mathieson, president and vice-chancellor of Hong Kong University, said in a message to students early Sunday. "Please leave now: you owe it to your loved ones to put your safety above all other considerations."

Demonstrators are upset with a decision this summer by China's ruling Communist Party to let a committee stacked with Beijing loyalists choose who can run as a candidate for the chief executive role in the 2017 election. [ Gee sort of sound like the Demoncat/Replicant gang huh? ]  

A new electoral system will, for the first time, let the city's 5 million eligible voters pick a winner rather than the largely pro-Beijing committee of 1,200 members that has chosen past leaders. But critics argue that the right to vote is pointless if the candidates are handpicked by Beijing.

They complain the Chinese government is encroaching too heavily on the affairs of Hong Kong, which has been governed according to the "one country, two systems" policy since Britain handed it back to China in 1997.

Support for the protest swelled last Sunday, when police used tear gas and pepper spray in a failed effort to disperse demonstrators. The use of such heavy-handed tactics shocked many residents in Hong Kong, where protests usually unfold peacefully.

The Chinese and Hong Kong governments have declared the demonstrations illegal. Beijing has heavily restricted the flow of information on the Chinese mainland about the protest movement.

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Post by: TahoeBlue on October 08, 2014, 01:46:46 pm
watch what will happen to you soon ...
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Post by: TahoeBlue on October 10, 2014, 02:18:34 pm
Hong Kong protesters take to streets after government pulls out of talks

Decision expected to reinvigorate mass pro-democracy rallies that have paralysed parts of Hong Kong for almost two weeks

Agence France-Presse in Hong Kong   
The Guardian, Friday 10 October 2014 10.24 EDT   

Thousands of pro-democracy supporters took to Hong Kong’s streets on Friday night after protest leaders called on them to dig in for the long haul following the collapse of talks with the government.

Negotiations between protesters and Beijing-backed city officials were scheduled for Friday, but were cancelled on Thursday after the government pulled out blaming protesters for threatening to expand their campaign.

The decision deepened the political crisis in the Asian financial hub, with the failure of talks expected to reinvigorate mass rallies that have paralysed parts of the city for nearly two weeks.

Demonstrators are calling for Beijing to grant the former British colony full democracy and for Hong Kong’s chief executive, Leung Chun-ying, to resign.

About 7,000 people gathered on Friday evening at the main protest site, a stretch of road opposite the government’s headquarters.

But while crowds were smaller than ay previous rallies, the protest sites have begun to take on an air of permanence, with tents, portable showers and beds.

“I will continue to stay here until the government talks to us,” sais Yuki Law, a 21-year-old nursing student.
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Post by: TahoeBlue on October 19, 2014, 10:15:38 am
The brits should never have let go of Hong Kong ... but the Globalists win again ...
Hong Kong Clashes Erupt Despite Imminent Talks
VOA News
Last updated on: October 19, 2014 11:06 AM

Police officers are reflected on reflective materials held by a pro-democracy protesters on a blocked road at Mongkok shopping district in Hong Kong, Oct. 19, 2014

Hong Kong police clashed with protesters early Sunday, deepening a sense of impasse between the government and the pro-democracy movement.

Dozens of police with shields and helmets pushed into a crowd of protesters gathered at barricades in the Mong Kok district. The Associated Press said 20 people were injured in the melee.

The scuffle came hours after Hong Kong's government said it will likely begin talks with student demonstrators on Tuesday.  This comes after nights of clashes between police and pro-democracy protesters who have paralyzed parts of the territory

Mong Kok is a smaller protest zone in Hong Kong across Victoria Harbor from the main occupied area in the heart of the financial district. It is the city's most congested shopping and residential area.

During the pre-dawn raid Friday, hundreds of police tore down barricades, tents and canopies that had blocked city streets in the Mong Kok district for more than two weeks.

Occupy Central, which has led the civil disobedience campaign, condemned the raid, saying the government is "creating obstacles to dialogue."

Police have clashed with demonstrators several times to unblock city streets since late September when protesters occupied the city's center to press China to stop interfering in upcoming local elections.

Riot police advance on a pro-democracy protest encampment in the Mong Kok district of Hong Kong early, Oct. 19, 2014.
Drivers join 50-car convoy through Admiralty in support of Occupy protests
PUBLISHED : Sunday, 19 October, 2014, 6:58pm

A group of about 50 cars on Sunday afternoon drove at a slow pace from the City Hall to the Academy of Performing Arts through some of the main arteries of the city in a show of solidarity with the protesting students.
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Post by: TahoeBlue on December 13, 2014, 11:20:36 am
Hong Kong’s Protests Are Over—for Now
Few Hong Kongers see themselves as Chinese. And that’s bad news for Beijing.
Matt Schiavenza
Dec 12 2014, 10:53 AM ET

After weeks of demonstrations, encampments, and periodic clashes with police, Hong Kong’s pro-democracy protests appear to be over. On Thursday, police officers and bailiffs cleared out the last remaining tents and shelters in the territory’s Admiralty neighborhood and restored ordinary traffic flows to the area, which is located near Hong Kong’s government buildings.

In tactical terms, the protests’ conclusion is a clear victory for the Chinese government, which has stood behind Hong Kong authorities. Student leaders—including the precocious 17-year-old Joshua Wong, who appeared on the cover of Time—wanted universal suffrage and CY Leung, the territory’s chief executive, to resign. They got nothing.

But the victory may be short-lived. When the British transferred sovereignty of Hong Kong to China in 1997, Beijing implemented a “one country, two systems” policy that promised to leave Hong Kong’s institutions intact for the next 50 years. For China, “one country, two systems” was a compromise that assuaged Hong Kongers who were nervous about retaining a large degree of autonomy post-handover. But it also implied a deeper, more meaningful purpose: that Hong Kongers, long under the control of the British, would eventually come to see themselves as Chinese.

“These kids are never going to cooperate with the Chinese Communist Party,” he said.

This challenge has implications beyond Hong Kong. Take Taiwan, the self-governed island that China regards as a “renegade province.” Initially, “one country, two systems” was designed with Taiwan in mind. Beijing hoped that as Hong Kong remained a vibrant, autonomous entity under nominal Chinese control, Taiwan would seek greater cooperation with the mainland.

Taiwan has learned from watching Hong Kong that ‘one country, two systems’ is going to fail,” said Samm Sacks, a China analyst at Eurasia Group, a political risk consultancy. “It just leads to disillusionment with the mainland.”

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26 November 2014
Hong Kong protest leaders among 116 arrested in crackdown

Two leading student activists are among scores of people arrested in Hong Kong in a crackdown on the two-month long pro-democracy street protests.

Authorities began demolishing one of the largest camps, in the Mong Kok commercial district, on Tuesday.

The operation began peacefully but scuffles broke out overnight and in the morning, during which Joshua Wong and Lester Shum were held for contempt.
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Post by: TahoeBlue on March 23, 2016, 11:56:03 am
Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg has had a rare meeting with China's propaganda chief, even as Chinese authorities are tightening control over their cyberspace

In this March 19, 2016 photo provided by China's Xinhua News Agency, Liu Yunshan, right, a member of the Politburo Standing Committee, the ruling Communist Party's top leadership panel, meets with Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg in Beijing, capital of China. Facebook founder Zuckerberg held a rare meeting with China's propaganda chief Liu at a time when Chinese authorities are tightening control over their cyberspace. Zuckerberg was in Beijing to attend an economic forum. (Wang Ye/Xinhua News Agency via AP) NO SALES
China Zuckerberg: Web users mock Facebook founder visit
By Kerry Allen
BBC Monitoring
22 March 2016

Chinese social media users have taken to popular microblog Sina Weibo to mock media coverage of Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg's visit, since Facebook is blocked in China.

Whilst outlets praised Mr Zuckerberg's "sincere" acts of diplomacy, web users mocked the activities he has taken part in during his China visit, which included jogging through "hazy" Beijing's Tiananmen Square, visiting the Great Wall and meeting China's propaganda chief Liu Yunshan as well as fellow media guru Jack Ma.

'Two Great Walls in China'


Zuckerberg's China dream

Some shared their understanding of Mr Zuckerberg as someone "well-versed in Chinese culture", having a Chinese wife, and a daughter who is learning Chinese. They also shared details of someone interested in many aspects of Chinese culture, including martial arts films.

Chinese media have devoted extensive and surprisingly open coverage to Mr Zuckerberg's visit.
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Post by: TahoeBlue on April 25, 2016, 12:12:46 pm
Inside Apple's top secret iPhone factory: Tech giant provides a glimpse of huge Chinese plant where 50,000 pink-jacketed staff are subjected to facial recognition, metal detectors and daily roll calls
Rare access given inside Pegatron Corp's massive factory in Shanghai, China, which assembles iPhones for Apple
Workers line up with military precision to have their ID badges scanned on an iPad by a supervisor during roll call
They then make their way in single file to the assembly line where they undergo facial recognition checks to clock in
Companies granted access to Western media for the first time after facing accusations staff worked gruelling hours
For more of the latest news and updates from China visit

By Simon Tomlinson for MailOnline

Published: 05:27 EST, 25 April 2016  | Updated: 08:27 EST, 25 April 2016

Lined up with military precision, hundreds of employees wait to make iPhones at one of the most secretive factories in the Apple production line.

Dressed in pink jackets, blue hairnets and plastic slippers, the workers have their ID badges scanned on an iPad by a supervisor at morning roll call.

From there, they make their way in single file to the assembly line but not before undergoing facial recognition checks at security turnstiles to clock in.

Pegatron Corp employs up to 50,000 people to assemble iPhones at its plant in Shanghai which covers an area the size of 90 football fields.


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Post by: TahoeBlue on August 10, 2016, 09:24:02 am
China's crackdown on dissent is described as the harshest in decades
Julie Makinen
August 10, 2016, 3:00 AM |Reporting from Beijing

For five days last week, the confessions poured forth from Chinese human rights activists and attorneys rounded up last summer and held incommunicado for a year. Four men, facing trial for subversion, cowered before a court where they were represented by lawyers they didn’t choose. A fifth person, knowing her husband was detained and teenage son under surveillance, declared her wrongs in a videotaped interview.

China is in the midst of what many overseas scholars say is its harshest crackdown on human rights and civil society in decades
. Since Xi Jinping came to power nearly four years ago, hundreds of activists, lawyers, writers, publishers and employees of nongovernmental groups have been rounded up. Many more have been threatened and intimidated. Internet news sites have been ordered to stop publishing reports from sources that aren’t sanctioned by the state.

Even as China has been touting its efforts to boost the “rule of law,” some critics of the government have vanished under mysterious circumstances in places like Thailand and Hong Kong, only to surface months later in Chinese custody, claiming rather unbelievably they had turned themselves in voluntarily. Many of those detained have appeared on state-run TV confessing to crimes before they have had a day in court

“As an old timer who’s been studying China since the Mao era, I have to say it’s the worst I’ve seen since then,” said Susan L. Shirk, chair of the 21st Century China Center at UC San Diego. “It’s very discouraging.”
“I want to remind everybody to wipe their eyes and clearly see the ugly faces of hostile forces overseas,” one of the defendants, Zhai Yanmin, said, according to China’s main state-run news agency. “Never be fooled by their ideas of ‘democracy,’ ‘human rights’ and ‘benefiting the public.’”

Last fall, then-British Prime Minister David Cameron said ties with Beijing were entering a “golden era.” In Paris in December, Xi won praise for helping broker a global climate change pact. And next month, China will host President Obama and other leaders at the G-20 summit in Hangzhou.

Meanwhile, Chinese companies are buying European soccer teams. Chinese directors are shooting films for Hollywood studios and Disney has just opened a $5.5-billion theme park in Shanghai. Record numbers of Chinese students are studying at U.S. high schools and colleges.

While China’s crackdown on domestic dissent has yet to cause major international discord, that could change soon, predicted Shirk. The Chinese and the West, she said, may find themselves in a “global contest of ideologies” just like the Americans and Soviets once did.

“What Xi Jinping is doing is, he’s really stirring up a Cold War mentality….  You’re either with China or against China — and Western values, universal values, are against China,” she said.
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Post by: TahoeBlue on August 28, 2018, 08:54:17 am
Gordon Chang: China?s Muslims Are ?Dying In Internment Camps?
27 Aug 2018

Gordon Chang, columnist and author of The Coming Collapse of China, joined SiriusXM host Alex Marlow on Monday?s edition of Breitbart News Daily to talk about China?s systematic persecution of its Uighur Muslim community.

?China has detained probably around a million Uighurs, who are the Muslims in northwestern China. They?re being detained not because of crimes they?ve committed, but because they are Muslims,? Chang explained.

?Beijing has an anti-religion policy generally, but it?s been applied the harshest against the Tibetans in southwest China and the Uighurs in northwest China,? he observed.

?These are crimes against humanity, against the Uighurs,? he charged. ?Clearly we need to do something about it, because people are dying in these internment camps.?

?The world has, up till now, not known very much about it, and therefore has not paid much attention. Now we do know something about it, and we do need to impose costs on Chinese leaders ? high leaders and lower officials who have been responsible for this. I don?t think that we should ever allow a Chinese leader to have a state visit to the U.S. while these internments continue,? he recommended.
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Post by: TahoeBlue on December 05, 2018, 10:38:17 am
State Media: Chinese People ?Laughed? at Uighur Woman?s Torture at Re-Education Camp
4 Dec 2018

China?s state-run Global Times argued on Monday that most Chinese people ?laughed? at Mihrigul Tursun, a Muslim Uighur woman who revealed last week she had suffered beatings, electrocution, and the killing of her infant child in an internment camp set up by Beijing.

China has denied assertions by the United States and United Nations that Beijing has forced up to one million Muslim minorities ? mainly Uighurs but also ethnic Kazakhs and Kyrgyz ? into an estimated 1,200 mind-transformation centers, also known as concentration camps, where the prisoners face systemic torture, disappearances, executions, and arbitrary detentions, among other crimes.

Beijing claims the facilities, located in Uighur Muslim majority-Xinjiang province, are vocational and educational centers aimed at combatting terrorism and religious extremism.

Several former re-education camp prisoners have accused authorities of torture.

Referring to a Time magazine article featuring testimony before American lawmakers from Uighur woman Mihrigul Tursun, who claimed torture at the hands of her captors
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Post by: TahoeBlue on December 07, 2018, 12:10:00 pm
December 7, 2018
China 2018 = Japan 1918

By Robert Arvay

China is following the path that Japan took in the years leading up to the bombing of Pearl Harbor 77 years ago.  Of course, China has been much more subtle, but no less aggressive.  Indeed, the outcome may be worse.

Some background is in order.

In the year (1918) immediately after the First World War, a war in which Japan was a member of the winning alliance, the Japanese expected to take their place on the world stage as a major player.  They were awarded many of the formerly German territories in the Pacific, but they demanded more.  They demanded the formerly British and American markets in China.  The Chinese resented both Britain and the U.S., but when the Japanese military arrived, the Chinese wisely allied themselves with their former oppressors and waged war against Japan.

Once the U.S. recognized the danger, the policy was to stop supplying Japan with the resources it needed to commit its crimes against humanity.  To achieve this, an embargo was imposed, but the effect was the opposite of what had been hoped for.  Instead of ceasing its aggressions, the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor.

Today, we face a powerful, rising nation, a dictatorship called China.  Its stated intention is to surpass the U.S. as a world power.  Its likely aim is to subjugate the U.S. and, by extension, the entire world.

Instead of overt military invasions of their neighbors, the Chinese are using technology, economic ploys, and diplomacy to gain footholds inside the U.S. and other rival nations.

In a sense, the Chinese are hijacking the American system, harnessing it for use against us.  China has enlisted American corporations, politicians, and even public opinion to create a Trojan Horse effect inside our borders.  It has sent spies in various disguises, ranging from low-level observers to high-profile executives, to steal our secrets, to insert malware into our computers, and even to sell us communications equipment designed to allow them to listen in.

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China Outraged Over Arrest of Huawei CFO, Accuses U.S and Canada of ?Wrongdoing?
6 Dec 2018

China on Thursday demanded the release of Meng ?Sabrina? Wanzhou, the chief financial officer of Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei who was arrested by Canadian officials as U.S. and Chinese officials were reaching a trade truce in Buenos Aires on December 1.

Meng is one of the highest profile executives in China. She is the daughter of Ren Zhengfei, the 74-year-old former military engineer who founded Huawei decades ago, and is thought to be being groomed to succeed him and leader of the company.