Olympic Venues ‘Right Alongside Prison Camps’: Torture, Detention Occurring Miles Away From Beijing Games..

Olympic Venues ‘Right Alongside Prison Camps’: Torture, Detention Occurring Miles Away From Beijing Games
Falun Gong practitioners take part in a rally commemorating the 20th anniversary of the persecution of Falun Gong in China, on the West Lawn of Capitol Hill on July 18, 2019. (Samira Bouaou/The Epoch Times)
NEW YORK—The opening ceremony of the Beijing Winter Olympics contained all the pageantry that one might expect from an authoritarian regime eager to burnish its global image: hundreds of children holding dove-shaped props formed the shape of a heart as they danced on a star-lit stadium, as green and white fireworks spelled out the word “spring” overhead, a reference to the lunar new year celebration. Continue reading “Olympic Venues ‘Right Alongside Prison Camps’: Torture, Detention Occurring Miles Away From Beijing Games..”

Case documents reveal extent of China’s CCP and PLA spying in Taiwan’s military

Soldiers take part in the annual Han Kuang military drill, simulating the China's People's Liberation Army invading the island, in Yilan, Taiwan, in August 2016. | REUTERS
Soldiers take part in the annual Han Kuang military drill, simulating the China’s People’s Liberation Army invading the island, in Yilan, Taiwan, in August 2016. | REUTERS
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For more than 20 years, Xie Xizhang presented himself as a Hong Kong businessman on visits to Taiwan. He now stands accused of having another mission: recruiting spies for China. Continue reading “Case documents reveal extent of China’s CCP and PLA spying in Taiwan’s military”

The Human cost of China’s green energy rush ahead of Winter Olympics

Solar panels on the hillsides of Qu village in Baoding, part of China's northern Hebei province. China is the world's biggest producer of wind turbines and solar panels, and the Winter Olympics is seen as an opportunity to showcase the country's green technologies as they seek global markets. | AFP-JIJI
Solar panels on the hillsides of Qu village in Baoding, part of China’s northern Hebei province. China is the world’s biggest producer of wind turbines and solar panels, and the Winter Olympics is seen as an opportunity to showcase the country’s green technologies as they seek global markets. | AFP-JIJI AFP-JIJI

Beaten, forced off their land, cheated out of money, and even falsely imprisoned — farmers in China say they are paying a heavy price as authorities rush to deliver on ambitious pledges to ramp up national green energy output.

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China: ‘Tofu Buildings’ [VIDEO]

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“Tofu buildings” refer to structures in China that don’t meet quality standards, like the one shown in this video, which show a man easily removing the door frame with his bare hands.

People in the video apparently bought apartment units in this building, which is located in Beijing. The developer says construction is completed and buyers can take over.

Link: https://www.ntd.com/tofu-building-in-china-features-door-frames-that-can-be-removed-by-hand_566808.html

China’s Guangdong Police Order Eviction of Exiled Dissident’s Family…

Shandong dissident Liu Sifang is shown in an undated photo.
Shandong dissident Liu Sifang is shown in an undated photo. Photo provided by Liu Sifang

Dissident Liu Sifang, who fled China after a nationwide crackdown on activists led by police in the eastern province of Shandong, says his family is being harassed by authorities back home after being prevented from joining him.

Liu was among a group of fellow dissidents, rights attorneys, and other activists who gathered on Dec. 13, 2019 in the southeastern province of Fujian.

Shandong police are now leading a nationwide operation that has detained at least eight people and questioned many others following the gathering at a restaurant in Fujian’s port city of Xiamen to socialize and to share ideas about China’s development.

Participants hailed from across China, and have been tracked down and detained in Fujian, Shandong, Beijing, Hebei, Sichuan, and Zhejiang.

Some are in hiding, while one dissident, Siu Sifang, managed to leave the country.

But he said the authorities in the southern province of Guangdong are now going after his wife, Lu Lina, and the couple’s child, in Foshan city.

“The landlord basically told them that the local police had come to visit him and told him not to rent them a home,” Liu told RFA on Wednesday. “This is because I attended a gathering in Xiamen at the end of last year.”

Full story: https://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/eviction-08062020122355.html