» 04/29/2009, 00.00
Beijing launches massive "security campaign," restricts business visas
The real aim seems to be that of repressing all dissent and social protests. Experts: as a major economic power, China cannot continue to isolate itself from the world.
Falun Gong members commemorate 10 years of persecution in China
Public demonstrations in Asia and the world against the Chinese Communist Party. In 1999, the group had more than 70 million members in China, and conducted a protest demonstration. Since then, the group has been banned and its members punished with imprisonment and torture.
Protesters who set themselves on fire in Beijing are Uyghurs
They had come to present a petition. Today the group "Tiananmen Mothers" asked the government to reveal whether 127 people who disappeared in the massacre on June 4, 1989, are alive or dead. Experts: the government is not resolving the problems, and there are more and more protests, some of them with extreme actions.
14/03/2009 CHINA - TIBET
International observers needed to stop China's deception about Tibet
Martial law, arrests, violence, crackdown on monasteries: this is the "peace" in Tibet as extolled by Wen Jiabao. International observers and media are needed in the China-Tibet dialogue, in order to verify Beijing's real intentions. China's economic blackmail of all international diplomacy. The smear campaign against the Dalai Lama is stoking the protests.
Party official issues urgent call for democratic reforms
Within the Communist Party itself, a growing number of voices are calling for political reforms, less censorship, and room for dissent. They are applying pressure to the leaders, who want to talk only about the economy. The police "sequester" a signer of Charter 08 for hours.
Chinese official: Beijing has won the battle against Falun Gong
A member of a pro-government organisation claims that "people have understood the nature of the movement", the practice of which has been wiped out. In 1999 Jiang Zemin launched a harsh campaign of repression against an "illegal and subversive” cult. Official media maintain a low profile; activists denounce the death of 3 thousand people and tens of thousands of cases of torture.
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