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    » 01/19/2011, 00.00

    UNITED STATES – CHINA

    Obama and Hu Jintao urged to stop forced abortions in China, a daily Tiananmen massacre



    Chinese dissidents and members of the US Congress opposed to the Chinese regime meet in front of the White House. A Christian convert and former Tiananmen Square protest leader, Chai Ling, calls on the world to stop the massacre of infants.

    Washington (AsiaNews) – Inspired by Martin Luther King’s dream and Barack Obama’s more recent words, ‘Yes we can,’ the United States can stop forced abortions and sterilisations in China, which represents a daily holocaust that has lasted these 30 years, this according to Chai Ling, a former protest leader during the Tiananmen Square standoff. She called for a stop to selective and forced abortions in a speech delivered in front of the White House lawn today. Inside, President Obama was hosting a state dinner in honour of Chinese President Hu Jintao, who is on an official visit to the United States. Chinese dissidents and members of the US Congress opposed to the regime in Beijing took part in the same rally. Ms Chai, who converted to Christianity on 4 April 2010 (see “Chai Ling, former Tiananmen leader, has become a Christian,” in AsiaNews, 5 April 2010), centred her address on what amounts to large-scale infanticide, the equivalent of “a Tiananmen massacre taking place every hour”.

    Here is the full text of her speech.

    “As we gather here in Washington, over 35,000 forced and coerced abortions are taking place today in China; every 2.5 second a precious baby's life is taken; among every six baby girls, one will never be born simply because she is a girl; 500 women will commit suicide, at five times the world average rate; 3,000 baby girls are abandoned on street corners; and more than 200 children and women are trafficked into slavery.

    "The brutal and violent enforcement of the one-child policy is the largest crime against humanity; it is the inhumane secret slaughter against mothers and babies; it is a Tiananmen massacre taking place every hour; and it is an unending holocaust that has gone on for 30 years.  In November 2009, it was Ms. Little John's prayer, Bob Fu's China's Aid's testifying and Congressman Smith's hearing opened my eyes to this massive crime. Now my life is devoted to help end this crime; so I invite you to join my prayer: let today, let this week, the world will also see this crime too, and will join forces to end it.

    “Yesterday we celebrated Dr. King's birthday [Martin Luther King]. His passionate dream led to a generation and a world that restores life, value and dignity to all races.  Today, we too have a dream! We dream a dream that will restore life, value and dignity to all children, all gender, in China and around the world.

    “We dream a dream that tomorrow China's Forced One Child Policy will become history; we dream a dream that children will grow up with brothers and sisters, uncles and aunts; we dream a dream that all tears will be wiped from the faces of parents whose children were taken; we dream a dream that all young men will have brides and taste the sweetness of being newlywed; we dream a dream that all mothers will mourn no more because they are with children; we dream a dream that the oppressed will find freedom and the exiled will return home; we dream a dream that justice will roll on like a river, righteousness like a never-failing stream! We dream a dream that God would bless his promised land of China and the world: that there will be no more death, no more mourning, no more crying, no more pain, for the old order of things has passed away. We know these dreams will come true because God's words are trustworthy and true (Revelation 21:4-5).

    “President Obama, we also remember your words that inspired our generation: Yes we can. We applaud Secretary Clinton's courage to raise human rights as one of the four key issues for this visit. President Obama, Secretary Clinton, Congressional leaders of the United States, we encourage you all to say Yes We Can to leaders of China: End forced abortions and gendercide.

    “We know You Can because your people have spoken: thousands of people in America and around the world have signed a petition to you to help end forced abortions and sterilizations; We know You Can because more than 300 people, men and women, mothers, daughters and grandmothers have sent us pictures of their pledges to All Girls Allowed to restore life, value and dignity to girls and mothers. We know You Can because our own work at All Girls Allowed, change is possible. Inside China's poorest rural areas where girl-killing ratios are as high as seven boys to three girls, 325 families are chosen to receive Baby Shower Gifts to support the births of their baby girls. The results: gender preference in these villages is changing, girls are not only allowed, but welcomed; and we know You Can, last Friday, a beautiful three-year-old toddler girl nick named 'Little Bean,' who was trafficked on June 4th night last summer, is now able to say to her family: 'Daddy, I am home!' This is the picture of her taking down her own missing child posting in her father's arm.

    “We are blessed to have an awesome God who brings miracles like Little Bean's reunion. May President Hu experience that God loves him too. Together, We Can bring God's love to China and the world!”

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    See also

    04/05/2010 CHINA
    Chai Ling, former Tiananmen leader, has become a Christian
    Her conversion born of her inability to change China and the pain of forced abortions that take place in his country with the one-child law "a hundred times more violent than the Tiananmen massacre." The invitation to Chinese leaders to repent and discover the forgiveness of God.

    08/11/2008 UNITED STATES - ASIA
    Obama: pro-abortion president who will harm America's blacks
    The joy over the first black head of state must not overshadow the fact that Obama supports extremely permissive abortion laws, and is against the rights of the unborn. Abortion is diminishing black American communities. The design of Planned Parenthood has always been that of using black leaders to promote the self-destruction of their own people. Mark Tardiff, an American, is a member of the Pontifical Institute for Foreign Missions, and was a missionary in Japan.

    02/09/2005 CHINA – UNITED STATES
    Energy tops Hu Jintao's agenda in US visit


    20/11/2008 CHINA - PRO ORANTIBUS
    A monstrance for the sisters, the poorest in the Church and in Chinese society
    In the Chinese Popular Republic, contemplative monasteries are prohibited, but the religious want to live action and contemplation. In the most absolute poverty, there are religious living on less than 100 euros a year.

    11/12/2008 VATICAN - PEACE 2009
    Message for Peace 2009: the poor, wealth of the world
    Benedict XVI asks nations to combat poverty by including the poor, making them active partners in development. Population control policies are "irrational," the ideologies that want redistribution of wealth are "illusory," the current financial system and its disastrous techniques are "based upon very short-term thinking." The education of the poor and sharing are the path of the Church's mission, and of peace. A link to the complete text of the message.



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