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Two Republics in China (1 Viewer)

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[FONT=Times New Roman, serif]Duringthe hunger strike, Gorbachev, the head of the Soviet communist party,came to China on a visit. Since the students occupied the TianAnMenSquare, the Chinese government had to change the location forreception ritual, which, in their opinion, made them lose face. Intheir narrow mind, the relationship between students and thegovernment should be like father and son. No equal rights betweenthem. So the party leaders were angry. The general secretary Zhao wascriticized for the weakness in his attitude towards the students.Besides, in Zhao's talk with Gorbachev, he was thought to have saidsomething like Deng Xiaoping, though not the head of the nation orthe party in name, could decide everything in national affairs. Thoseold cadres thought that this was a secret and should not be known toa foreign leader, but all the Chinese people knew it, let alone theforeign leaders, that Deng, though only the chairman of the centralmilitary committee in control of the army, was in fact over thegeneral secretary Zhao in power. The Chinese party leaders alwaysplayed the ostrich, burying its head in sands. They thought that oncethey controlled the press, the radio and TV stations, people wouldnot know what happened in China. Besides the above-mentioned, Dengwanted to put Beijing under the martial law, supported by premier Li,but Zhao said that it was not the right time to do it. On suchaccusations, Zhao was removed from the office of general secretaryand put in confinement ever since. All the time during hisconfinement, he just played golf and relaxed. He rejected toself-criticize as he thought he was not wrong. He died of kidneydisease on the 16[/FONT][SUP][FONT=Times New Roman, serif]th[/FONT][/SUP][FONT=Times New Roman, serif]day of January, 2005.[/FONT]
[FONT=Times New Roman, serif]Thenwho would be the general secretary was an urgent question. Accordingto the tradition of the communist party, the premier would be thefirst candidate, like when Hu Yuebang was out of the office of thegeneral secretary, the premier Zhao Ziyang succeeded him. Now thepremier Li Peng should be the successor, but some old cadres saidthat Li's disrepute among people made him improper to take thisoffice. So finally, the old cadres decided that Jiang Zeming, theparty secretary of Shanghai should be the general secretary as he wasfirm in opposition of the student movement. Jiang became the nextgeneral secretary of the party. In accordance with the communistparty constitution, the change of the general secretary must bedecided in the central committee of CPC, not decided privately bysome old cadres. Therefore, this was deemed as a bloodless coupd'etat, not a routine procedure. Premier Li had expected to be madethe general secretary, but now was disappointed. Deng, as a shrewdpolitician, had a talk with premier Li and hinted a warning to himnot to form any clique.[/FONT]
 

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[FONT=Times New Roman, serif]IV.The slaughter of the unarmed students on TianAnMen Square

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[FONT=Times New Roman, serif]Generallypeople thought that the slaughter mostly happened on TianAnMenSquare, because foreign reporters mainly lodged in Beijing Hotel, andso they knew mostly what happened around TianAnMen Square in theirreports. But most killings occurred in Muxidi in west Beijing, 3 or 4km from TianAnMen Square. The army went through this place toTianAnMen Square. That is where the army began the killings. That iswhere most people were killed or wounded. [/FONT]
[FONT=Times New Roman, serif]Therefore,the martial law was carried out. The armed forces in positions readyto act reached 180,000. The 24[/FONT][SUP][FONT=Times New Roman, serif]th[/FONT][/SUP][FONT=Times New Roman, serif]army, the 27[/FONT][SUP][FONT=Times New Roman, serif]th[/FONT][/SUP][FONT=Times New Roman, serif]army, the 28[/FONT][SUP][FONT=Times New Roman, serif]th[/FONT][/SUP][FONT=Times New Roman, serif]army, the 38[/FONT][SUP][FONT=Times New Roman, serif]th[/FONT][/SUP][FONT=Times New Roman, serif]army, the 63[/FONT][SUP][FONT=Times New Roman, serif]rd[/FONT][/SUP][FONT=Times New Roman, serif]army, the 65[/FONT][SUP][FONT=Times New Roman, serif]th[/FONT][/SUP][FONT=Times New Roman, serif]army, and the 39[/FONT][SUP][FONT=Times New Roman, serif]th[/FONT][/SUP][FONT=Times New Roman, serif]army and the 40[/FONT][SUP][FONT=Times New Roman, serif]th[/FONT][/SUP][FONT=Times New Roman, serif]army from Shenyang military zone, and the 54[/FONT][SUP][FONT=Times New Roman, serif]th[/FONT][/SUP][FONT=Times New Roman, serif]army and the 67[/FONT][SUP][FONT=Times New Roman, serif]th[/FONT][/SUP][FONT=Times New Roman, serif]army from JiNan military zone, were ordered to maneuver to theassigned positions. It looked like another civil war would have soonbroken out. What the army facing was only the unarmed students. Butthe commander of the 38[/FONT][SUP][FONT=Times New Roman, serif]th[/FONT][/SUP][FONT=Times New Roman, serif]army refused to move. Some army officers wrote an open letter to thecentral military committee of CPC not to suppress the innocentstudents, who were not the enemy of the nation.[/FONT]
[FONT=Times New Roman, serif]Themartial law incited students and common people in Beijing as it hadnever occurred since the establishment of this republic. So people inBeijing used everything to set up barriers to prevent the army fromentering the city. Throngs of people went to meet military trucks andsurrounded them so that the trucks were stuck there. At that time,the order was not to use weapons.[/FONT]
[FONT=Times New Roman, serif]Analabaster Statue of Democracy was made. On the 30[/FONT][SUP][FONT=Times New Roman, serif]th[/FONT][/SUP][FONT=Times New Roman, serif]day of May, this statue was erected in TianAnMen Square in comparisonof the Statue of Liberty in New York City. Students on hunger strikeknew that talk with the government was impossible to continue. Butmany students persisted. On the 1[/FONT][SUP][FONT=Times New Roman, serif]st[/FONT][/SUP][FONT=Times New Roman, serif]day of June, the international children's day, some parents broughttheir children to TianAnMen Square and took photos under the Statueof Democracy. In the morning of the 2[/FONT][SUP][FONT=Times New Roman, serif]nd[/FONT][/SUP][FONT=Times New Roman, serif]day of June, the old cadres had a meeting to determine to clear thesquare of the students on hunger strike.[/FONT]
 

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[FONT=Times New Roman, serif]At6:30 in the evening on the 3[/FONT][SUP][FONT=Times New Roman, serif]rd[/FONT][/SUP][FONT=Times New Roman, serif]day of June, the government of Beijing announced an urgentproclamation warning people not to go out, especially not toTianAnMen Square, and as long as people stayed at home, their safetywas guaranteed. This public announcement smelled of gunpowder, butstudents on hunger strike did not think that way. They felt safe withthe conviction that the communist party loved their people and thepeople's government would never kill their own people. If it didoccur, it was really unprecedented. It is true that humans have shortmemory. Just over 10 years, the cultural revolution happened, whichwas thought unprecedented. If one thing unprecedented happened, whycould not another unprecedented thing happen too?[/FONT]
[FONT=Times New Roman, serif]After10 o'clock at night, the 27[/FONT][SUP][FONT=Times New Roman, serif]th[/FONT][/SUP][FONT=Times New Roman, serif]army marched into the city, people in Beijing still tried to stopsoldiers from coming into the city. But this time it seemed that CPCdetermined to let their soldiers kill people. Common people inBeijing who supported the students began to push five trolley busesonto the Muxidi Bridge, through which way the army would come toTianAnMen Square. When a tank came to shovel the buses away, so manycrowds forming a human wall on the other side of the buses pushed thebuses against the tank. There was a loud bang. The tank didn'tsucceed to shovel away the buses. Crowds gave out loud cheers. Itrepeated several times. Such heroic scene had never been sees even inmovies. Then the army used tear shells and people had to retreat andhide among bushes or after buildings. So more than a tank came topush aside the buses and soldiers rushed in while they randomly shottheir guns. Gun reports were heard and the wounded were carried awayfor treatment. The soldiers came to the housing building where someold cadres lived, and so it was called the Minister Building. Somehundreds of people stood on the flat roof, watching. They neverthought that the soldiers would shoot at them since they were juston-lookers. But the soldiers did fire at the building, which causedthe protest of the old cadres later in the congress. Then somesoldiers set fire to the buses, making it a false evidence that mobsdid it and so they were right to shoot mobs, just like the case ofReichstag fire by Hitler in Germany.[/FONT]
 

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[FONT=Times New Roman, serif]At11:30, the first tank appeared in TianAnMen Square. People putbarriers before it too and then it went away, crushing the barriers.At 3 o'clock in the morning on the 4[/FONT][SUP][FONT=Times New Roman, serif]th[/FONT][/SUP][FONT=Times New Roman, serif]day, Liu Xiaobo and three others told the students that bloodshedbegan and they must leave. At 4 o'clock, all lights went out on thesquare. Some soldiers shot down the big loudspeakers that thestudents tied on some lampposts. They drove students away with guns,not firing yet. So student started to retreat, but at 4:30, alllights were on, and the withdrawing students found facing soldiersand tanks in front. There still were around 200 students staying inthe square. Soldiers encircled them. Many people, including students,were apprehended. The statistics of casualties and the wounded variedas the government never issued the exact numbers. They even deniedthat slaughter happened on the square, a typical lie with so manywitnesses. Anyway, the Chinese red cross gave their statistics thatthe casualties were 2,600. Afterwards, an officer from InternationalFederation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies revealed thatabout 5,000 were killed and close to 30,000 wounded.[/FONT]
[FONT=Times New Roman, serif]Sincethe slaughter caused the strong reaction from people and some oldcadres, the CPC military committee maneuvered the 38[/FONT][SUP][FONT=Times New Roman, serif]th[/FONT][/SUP][FONT=Times New Roman, serif]army to replace the 27[/FONT][SUP][FONT=Times New Roman, serif]th[/FONT][/SUP][FONT=Times New Roman, serif]army for the aftermath clearance. But an the 27[/FONT][SUP][FONT=Times New Roman, serif]th[/FONT][/SUP][FONT=Times New Roman, serif]army withdrew out of Beijing on the 7[/FONT][SUP][FONT=Times New Roman, serif]th[/FONT][/SUP][FONT=Times New Roman, serif]day of June (07/06), on the way some soldiers fired at the DiplomaticResidence Compound, causing the escape of the frightened foreignersin Beijing, which was called the 07/06 event.[/FONT]
[FONT=Times New Roman, serif]Fromthe TV screen people in the world could see tanks moving forth and ayoung man jumped on one tank and then jumped down. He was laterarrested and no one knew what became of him. A rumor went that allthe soldiers participating in the massacre had been forced to haveinjection of some kind to make them exciting for killing, or notcaring for killing. All countries in the world made protestationsagainst such brutal action. All people in the world were shocked atthe massacre of the unarmed students. It showed that the communistparty of China can do anything for their own benefits. How can theybe trustworthy?[/FONT]
[FONT=Times New Roman, serif]BeforeCPC came into power on the mainland, they always criticized ChiangKai-shek government when Chiang's police only used fire hydrant waterto disperse students in demonstration. They never used guns to killstudents.[/FONT]
 

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[h=1][FONT=Times New Roman, serif]Chapter 22 What else happened before the death of Deng Xiaoping[/FONT][/h]
[FONT=Times New Roman, serif]I.The dispute of Hongkong issue

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[FONT=Times New Roman, serif]Whenit was still the Qing Dynasty, the Qing government was defeated inthe first opium war by England and signed the Treaty of Nanking in1842. For the second opium war in 1860, the Qing government signedthe Treat of Peking. In both treaties, the Qing government agreed toalienate Hongkong and Kowloon to England forever. No time limit forthese two regions. But on the 9[/FONT][SUP][FONT=Times New Roman, serif]th[/FONT][/SUP][FONT=Times New Roman, serif]day of June in 1898, the Qing government signed The Convention forthe Extension of Hong Kong Territory to lease the new territories toEngland for 99 years.[/FONT]
[FONT=Times New Roman, serif]InMarch of 1979, Sir Murray McLehose visited China to start thenegotiation for the Hongkong issue. On the 24[/FONT][SUP][FONT=Times New Roman, serif]th[/FONT][/SUP][FONT=Times New Roman, serif]day of September, 1982, Mrs. Thatcher, British prime minister, cameto China to negotiate with Deng Xiaoping about the Hongkong issue.Mrs. Thatcher held that since Hongkong and Kowloon were alienated toEngland forever, China should not take them back. China could takeback the new territories at the end of the 99 year lease. However,Deng said that the communist party never acknowledged the legality ofthe occupation of Hongkong and Kowloon. And Deng added that Chinawould take back them together with the new territories, even byforces, if needed. The argument of Mrs. Thatcher went against a wall.A wall with no reasoning. [/FONT]
 

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[FONT=Times New Roman, serif]Whatcan a lady do in face of a thug? A thug will do everything by hook orby crook to serve his purpose. Therefore, Mrs. Thatcher had toconsent to return Hongkong, Kowloon, and the new territories to Chinaon the 1[/FONT][SUP][FONT=Times New Roman, serif]st[/FONT][/SUP][FONT=Times New Roman, serif]day of July in 1997. And Deng guaranteed that the present system inHongkong would not change in 50 years. What about after 50 years?Deng didn't say. But everyone could understand that changes wouldcertainly occur. [/FONT]
[FONT=Times New Roman, serif]ThenDeng made a policy called “one nation, two systems.” Deng thoughtthat this policy could be used to Taiwan issue too, if some dayTaiwan surrendered to the mainland. Can the Chinese communist partypermit the co-existence of the democratic system and the tyrannicalsystem within their power? Impossible. Once the president of Taiwandeclared that if the communist party could adopt democratic system,Taiwan would immediately unite with the mainland. It is thus simplefor the mainland and Taiwan to unite. But the communist party willnever change their tyrannical system and the solution of the Taiwanissue will surely be done by force, in the future, like in theChinese history. [/FONT]
[FONT=Times New Roman, serif]Afterthe return of Hongkong, it was made a special administrative region.The head was called chief executive. But the chief executive wasdecided by the communist party in Beijing, even if by election. Thecommunist party can use their influence to let the chosen person getmore votes than others, if there are other candidates. So the chiefexecutives in the special administrative region are all puppets ofthe communist central government. The communist party is trying tochange the administrative system even before 50 years is over. Theirscheme failed because of the strong opposition of Hongkong people.But it is foreseeable that sooner or later, the communist party willmake changes in the political system in Hongkong by force as theyhave army already there. [/FONT]
 

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[FONT=Times New Roman, serif]II.Two different views among party leaders: reform or not reform

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[FONT=Times New Roman, serif]Afterthe June-4[/FONT][SUP][FONT=Times New Roman, serif]th[/FONT][/SUP][FONT=Times New Roman, serif]event in 1989, especially after the breakup of the Soviet Union inAugust, 1991, there arose two different opinions about reform andopen policy among the party leaders. Some thought that reform wenttoo fast. When Jiang Zeming became the general secretary, he andpremier Li Peng held conservative views about reform. There evensprang up the old question of whether going the capitalist road orthe socialist road. Recent facts revealed that Jiang Zeming's father,Jiang Shijun, alias Jiang Guanqian, had worked in the puppetgovernment of Wang Jingwei in Anti-Japanese War. Anyone worked withthe Japanese was defined as traitor. It was, of course, that a sonwas not responsible for the action of his father. Only Jiang Zemingconcealed this fact to the party, or he would never be chosen as thegeneral secretary of CPC, the son of a traitor.[/FONT]
[FONT=Times New Roman, serif]Accordingly,Deng was the one insisting on going the capitalist road. On the 18[/FONT][SUP][FONT=Times New Roman, serif]th[/FONT][/SUP][FONT=Times New Roman, serif]day of January in 1992, Deng traveled south, imaginably imitating Maotraveling south before the cultural revolution, but this time no onehad such strength and power to oppose him. Unlike Mao having secrettalks with local leaders, Deng made open speeches to warn those inopposition to the reform. He said whoever against the reform mustresign. Then the general secretary Jiang Zeming declared to supportDeng. Unlike Zhao, the ex-general secretary, an upright man,persisting in his viewpoints, Jiang was a typical opportunist,changing his views easily. If he dared to say anything againstreform, he would certainly be forced to resign. In China, power meanssafety for life. Once out of power, no one can predict what willbecome of him. Besides, power means personal benefits. So the reformand open policy was carried out without further objection.[/FONT]
 

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[FONT=Times New Roman, serif]III.The Three Gorges Project on the Yangtze River

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[FONT=Times New Roman, serif]Inthe early years when the communist party came into power, partyleaders intended to construct a colossal dam for the Three GorgesProject on the Yangtze River. Only at that time, their weak economycould not support such a giant construction work.[/FONT]
[FONT=Times New Roman, serif]Thethree gorges on the Yangtze River is a beautiful scenic zone inSichuan province. A legend has it that there lived a goddess on Mt.Wu, who had sex with King Chu thousands of years ago. The ancientpoets had written poems about the beauties of the zone.[/FONT]
[FONT=Times New Roman, serif]Thenthere was a discussion about the goodness and badness of the project.The goodness was the generation of electricity, which could reach84.6 billion kilowatts annually while able to save the consumption ofabout 50 million tons of coal; the control of flood or drought in thedownstream areas; and the development of fisheries in the reservoir,etc. The badness was that the reservoir would be polluted by theaccumulation of garbage or the like, causing epidemic and the waterunable to drink; that the natural ecological system would be damaged;and that the geological disasters would happen like landslides, etc.[/FONT]
[FONT=Times New Roman, serif]Theparty leaders supported the project while experts opposed it. Anotherreason for objection was that if a war broke out, the dams would bethe target of attack. But party leaders had the final say. So on the3[/FONT][SUP][FONT=Times New Roman, serif]rd[/FONT][/SUP][FONT=Times New Roman, serif]day of April, 1992, a bill was passed in the congress about theproject. On the 14[/FONT][SUP][FONT=Times New Roman, serif]th[/FONT][/SUP][FONT=Times New Roman, serif]day of December, 1994, the project commenced. The reservoir wouldcover 632 square kilometers and 129 cities and towns would vanish andmore than 1.2 million people were forced to relocate at littlecompensation from the government. The construction lasted for 17years. A joke goes that the goddess must relocate, too.[/FONT]
[FONT=Times New Roman, serif]Thethree gorges project on the Yangtze River was boasted of the controlof flood in the downstream areas. However, from July to September in1998, a huge flood took place along the Yangtze River. Severalprovinces were affected. More than 100 million people suffered fromthe disaster. 1,000 acres of crops were damaged and over 4,150 peopledied. 56 million people deserted their homes and went somewhere elsefor living. Over 4.3 million houses were crashed and the loss wasover 255.1 billion yuan of Chinese currency.[/FONT]
 

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[FONT=Times New Roman, serif]Chapter23 What happened after the death of Deng Xiaoping[/FONT]

[FONT=Times New Roman, serif]I.The issue of FaLunGong

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[FONT=Times New Roman, serif]Afterthe death of Deng on the 19[/FONT][SUP][FONT=Times New Roman, serif]th[/FONT][/SUP][FONT=Times New Roman, serif]day of February in 1997, the general secretary Jiang was now in fullpower. The major thing he did was his suppression of FaLunGong (FLG),which denotes not persons, but a kind of exercise for health. Thepersons learning the exercise are called FLG learners.[/FONT]
[FONT=Times New Roman, serif]Theevent originated like this: a magazine in Tianjin City published anarticle to imply that anyone who practice FaLunGong would causetrouble, even the destruction of the whole nation. No one knows whyan exercise style will have such an effect. When some learners readit they went to the magazine publisher to explain what the exercisereally was on the 23[/FONT][SUP][FONT=Times New Roman, serif]rd[/FONT][/SUP][FONT=Times New Roman, serif]day of April in 1999. Then came 300 policemen to disperse the crowdand beat and arrest 45 learners. The police said to the learners thatif they wanted to petition, they must go to Beijing for it. That waslater thought to be the induction to have them to be in Beijing sothat the event could be made serious, because generally the localgovernment did not like its people to go to Beijing to complain,which would show the inability of the local government. Now that theywere urged to do so was very suspicious. It was naturally thoughtthat the police in Tianjin was instructed to entice the learners togo to Beijing with some sort of purpose. The year of 1999 was the10[/FONT][SUP][FONT=Times New Roman, serif]th[/FONT][/SUP][FONT=Times New Roman, serif]anniversary of the June-4[/FONT][SUP][FONT=Times New Roman, serif]th[/FONT][/SUP][FONT=Times New Roman, serif]slaughter. It was the sensitive time to be close to the 4[/FONT][SUP][FONT=Times New Roman, serif]th[/FONT][/SUP][FONT=Times New Roman, serif]day of June. Petition of crowds could be deemed a political eventagainst the Party. Anyway, early on the 25[/FONT][SUP][FONT=Times New Roman, serif]th[/FONT][/SUP][FONT=Times New Roman, serif]day of April, over 10,000 learners gathered before the reception roomof the state council, requesting to stop bothering learners andrelease learners under custody. The premier Zhu Rongji at the timereceived the representatives of the learners and learners undercustody were released. Everything seemed okay now. But the generalsecretary Jiang was not happy. He criticized premier Zhu to be tooweak in the talk with the learners.[/FONT]
[FONT=Times New Roman, serif]Beforethis event, quite a few party leaders of high rank supportedFaLunGong and said that it was a good exercise for health. Why Jiangwanted to suppress FLG learners was a hard guess. It attributed tothat Jiang intended to get rid of some political enemies, who werealso learners of this exercise. Nevertheless, Jiang was personallyresponsible for the suppression of the learners. Jiang set up the 610Office for that aim. On the 22[/FONT][SUP][FONT=Times New Roman, serif]nd[/FONT][/SUP][FONT=Times New Roman, serif]day of July, the government announced to prohibit the exercise of theFaLunGong and declared it to be an evil cult. In fact, FaLungong wasonly a form of exercise, not a religion. Anyway, in China, the partyleaders want to say what you are, and you are whatever it is. Noargument.[/FONT]
[FONT=Times New Roman, serif]Thenthe police wanted to collect evidence for the accusation. They wentto homes of the individual learners without a search warranty andtook away personal things. A serious event took place on TianAnMenSquare on the 23[/FONT][SUP][FONT=Times New Roman, serif]rd[/FONT][/SUP][FONT=Times New Roman, serif]day of January, 2001. Xinhua News, the government organization,announced that five FLG learners burned themselves on TianAnMenSquare that day. But FLG learners denied that any learners did such athing. It was conducted by the communist party, just like theReichstag fire in Germany conducted by Hitler in 1933. After that,learners were arrested and tortured in prison. Many were tormented todeath.[/FONT]
[FONT=Times New Roman, serif]Ifsay that this is a political event, it is not true, because nolearners had declared to overthrow the rule of the communist partyand no learners had criticized the party before the event happened,unless Jiang had a political purpose in doing so.[/FONT]
 

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[FONT=Times New Roman, serif]II.Human organs removal alive in China

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[FONT=Times New Roman, serif]Generallyfor donation or sale, human organs are taken from the body afterdeath. But things in communist China are always different from thosein the world. In Guangdong province, people eat the monkey brainalive. Somewhere, the cook cuts chicken meat when the chicken isstill alive, which they think is more tasteful than after the chickenis dead. The gall of the bear can be used in Chinese drugs. Recently,people cut the gall out when the bear is alive. Therefore, it isbelievable that the communist party has the human organs removedalive from FLG learners they had imprisoned secretly somewhere. Thetargets for the purpose include Tibetans, Uygur people (a minornationality living in the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region in China),Christians who were forced to gather secretly in the private housesfor prayer, and those criticizing the Party.[/FONT]
[FONT=Times New Roman, serif]Thecrime was first exposed in a hospital in Sujiatun Town. On the 9[/FONT][SUP][FONT=Times New Roman, serif]th[/FONT][/SUP][FONT=Times New Roman, serif]day of March, 2006, a doctor there confessed that he himself removed5,000 corneas from learners alive. 20 days later, the communistgovernment disowned the accusation. But a secret witness pointed outthat all the evidence was destroyed or transferred. An anonymousmilitary doctor said that it needed only one day's time to transfer5,000 people in locked-up train carriages.[/FONT]
[FONT=Times New Roman, serif]Israeligovernment had apprehended an intermediary for sale of the humanorgans taken from learners and death-penalty prisoners, and heconfessed that these organs were taken when humans were still alive.In 2007, the Canadian independent investigating team issued aninvestigating report that the accusation was correct. Manfred Nowak,a commissioner from the United Nations, wrote in 2007 to the Chinesegovernment asking for the data of death prisoners. But the Chinesegovernment refused to provide. In November of 2008, the UnitedNations Committee against Torture suggested that the Chinesegovernment could let an independent team to investigate for thischarge. But the Chinese government refused it either. Their refusaljust made the world believe that their crime was true. Innocentpeople will surely let others investigate for the truth to provetheir innocence. Such a crime is also unprecedented in the humanhistory.[/FONT]




[FONT=Times New Roman, serif]III.The cession of Chinese territory to Russia

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[FONT=Times New Roman, serif]Onthe 9[/FONT][SUP][FONT=Times New Roman, serif]th[/FONT][/SUP][FONT=Times New Roman, serif]day of December, 1999, the general secretary Jiang and the Russianleader Putin signed a treaty that made China lose territory of 1.6million square kilometers comprising of 2,444 islands along theeastern frontier between Russia and China. This news was kept secretfrom Chinese people, but it soon leaked out and Jiang was blamed as atraitor to the nation on the Internet. Then comments about this issueon the Internet were deleted and people were forbidden to sayanything about it. A calculation was made that the territory lost inthe northern China was equivalent to 11 times of the area of Taiwanand many many times of the area of Senkaku Islands.[/FONT]
 

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[FONT=Times New Roman, serif]IV.The development of corruption and embezzlement

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[FONT=Times New Roman, serif]Corruptionand embezzlement always exist in the history of China and has onlydifferent degrees in different times. They are almost the importantreason for the collapse of every dynasty. That was why, after thecommunist party gained the reign of the mainland, Mao started a fewmovements against the corruption and embezzlement among the cadres.Mao himself did not need to embezzle anything, for he could haveanything he wanted just like emperors did in the long history ofChina. That anyone else committed embezzlement was like to take moneyfrom his pocket. He must wage movements to stop it.[/FONT]
[FONT=Times New Roman, serif]Onthe 10[/FONT][SUP][FONT=Times New Roman, serif]th[/FONT][/SUP][FONT=Times New Roman, serif]day of February, 1952, two cadres, Liu Qingshan and Zhang Zishan,were executed for the embezzlement. Both embezzled only less than20,000 yuan. The amount of embezzlement at present reached billionsand most embezzlers were not executed. Those executed did not havepowerful background as support or were not the family members andrelatives of the powerful cadres, who were above the law.[/FONT]
[FONT=Times New Roman, serif]Beforethe economical reform and open policy, the prices of goods were lowand the income was also low. No one could embezzle a lot of moneylike nowadays. Afterwards when foreign visitors were allowed to comeinto China, there were two price systems. There were specialrestaurants and stores for foreigners and the prices were highbecause foreigners were thought to have high income. The Chinesepeople had low income, and so the prices set for them were low asthey could not afford expensive things. If someone wants to ask: whynot let foreign visitors buy things at low prices? The Chinesegovernment wanted to earn more money from foreigners.[/FONT]
[FONT=Times New Roman, serif]Afterthe beginning of the reform and open policy, more and more foreignvisitors came and even foreign investors, and so the two pricesystems had difficulty to maintain. Therefore, low prices were raisedto the high level and pay was also raised to corresponding level. Butthe prices rose faster than the pay and so common people began tohate Deng. That was why the June-4[/FONT][SUP][FONT=Times New Roman, serif]th[/FONT][/SUP][FONT=Times New Roman, serif]event happened.[/FONT]
[FONT=Times New Roman, serif]Afterthe death of Deng, the corruption and embezzlement developed rapidly.Anyone who reported and exposed the crime of a cadre would bepersecuted. The communist law did not protect common people. On thecontrary, it protected cadres even if they committed certain crimes,as long as they did not oppose party leaders. A cadre in a certainprovince was found guilty and removed from office, but some timeafterwards, he was given a position in another province. The crimedid not affect him at all.[/FONT]
 

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[FONT=Times New Roman, serif]Therewere some examples of the cadres who had verdicts. In 1985, Tao Siju,the ex-minister of the Ministry of Public Security, embezzled 700millions and was only removed from office. In 1995, Chen Xitong, theex-mayor of Beijing, was put in jail for the embezzlement of 40millions and was sentenced for 16 years. From 1996 to 2003, TianFengshan, when he was the leader of Heilongjiang province and of theMinistry of Land and Resources, took accumulated bribes of 4.36millions only, but was sentenced for life. On the 22[/FONT][SUP][FONT=Times New Roman, serif]nd[/FONT][/SUP][FONT=Times New Roman, serif]day of May, 2005, Wang Zhenzhong, the deputy chief of the municipalpolice station in Fuzhou City of Fujian province, escaped to theUnited States with his mistress and with one million dollars. He diedin New York City on the 10[/FONT][SUP][FONT=Times New Roman, serif]th[/FONT][/SUP][FONT=Times New Roman, serif]day of June, 2007. Many embezzlers, following his example, escapedabroad. Some cadres only let their family members, like wife andchildren, go abroad, and they themselves still stayed in China, maybefor more embezzlement.[/FONT]
[FONT=Times New Roman, serif]Thereare some funny things about the embezzling cadres, most of them havemistresses besides lawful wives. The statistics shows that somecadres have more than 100 mistresses. The cadres must support themistresses if they have no jobs, or must give them expensive giftslike cars and housing, or even money. If not for those gifts ormoney, why will some younger women be their mistresses? Sometimes ifa cadre treats his mistress badly or doesn't meet her demand, themistress will expose and report his embezzlements and other crimes toauthorities. The cadre will be dismissed from office or evenarrested. Embezzlements also happen in the army. Wang Shouye, a vicecommander of the navy, had a few mistresses, one of them was Jiang,much younger than he. Jiang had been an actress in an armyperformance troupe. They had a son. So Jiang wanted to be his lawfulwife, but Wang could not meet such a demand of hers. Finally Jiangexposed his crimes to the government. On the 29[/FONT][SUP][FONT=Times New Roman, serif]th[/FONT][/SUP][FONT=Times New Roman, serif]day of June, 2006, Xinhua News issued an important piece of news thatWang Shouye was removed from his office for the crime of embezzlementamounting to about 100 million. People suggested online that if theParty really wanted to oppose the embezzlement, the government couldcall on all the mistresses to report the crimes of the cadres.[/FONT]
 

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[FONT=Times New Roman, serif]Anothercase in Chongqing City is also interesting. Xiao Hua, owner of thedress company WALLENDA, used a female employee Zhao Hongxia to lureLei Zhengfu, a government cadre, for sex and a photo was taken whenthey were in the action. Afterwards, the owner used the photo as athreat to the cadre, who had to meet all the owner's demands lest thephoto be exposed publicly and he would be removed from office. Ithappened in 2008. On the 20[/FONT][SUP][FONT=Times New Roman, serif]th[/FONT][/SUP][FONT=Times New Roman, serif]day of November, 2012, an article was posted on Internet, with photosof sex actions, revealing the illegal doings of Lei, together withsome other cadres. The cadres were, of course, dismissed from office.Then the girl was deemed a heroine since her action caused thedownfall of the cadres.[/FONT]
[FONT=Times New Roman, serif]Therewas a report to the Party when Wu Guanzheng, the secretary of thediscipling committee of CPC, left his office at the end of his term.Some statistics is interesting in the report. The value of theproperty of the high-ranked and mid-ranked cadres in Shanghai is:eek:ver 90% have more than 10 million worth of property. In Guangdongprovince, the percentage is over 99%. From 2003 to 2006, theexpenditure from the national treasury for cadres in drinking, eatingand other merry-makings reached 300—350 billions. The purchase orchange for new cars for cadres to use was of 500,000—650,000 carsper year, costing 200 billions. 95% of the secret entertainmentplaces for cadres had the so-called “red zone”, meaning secretwhores, which was under the protection of the local government.[/FONT]
 

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[FONT=Times New Roman, serif]V.Chen Liangyu, victim of the political conflict between two partyleaders

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[FONT=Times New Roman, serif]Sometimes,the arrest of an embezzling cadre was only for the aim of striking ablow to the political enemy. Chen Liangyu, the municipal partysecretary of Shanghai, was a faithful follower of the generalsecretary Jiang Zeming. When Hu Jintao succeeded Jiang to be thegeneral secretary, he wanted to take over the power, not just thename, of the leading position. For this purpose, he must get rid ofthe supporters of the former general secretary and appointedsupporters of his own. Chen was chosen to be the one to rid of asShanghai was an important place.[/FONT]
[FONT=Times New Roman, serif]Theaccusations of Chen included the following crimes. Chen helped hisbrother Chen Liangjun to get illegal profit of 11.8 billions in thesale of land. In communist China, all land belongs to thegovernment—the Party. Afterwards in the reform and open policyperiod, powerful people or their relatives and friends could get theright to the use of a certain piece of land. So through the influenceof Chen, from 2002 to 2003, his brother got the right to the use of600 mu (15 mu = 1 hectare), and then 100 mu, both illegally. Then hesold the right to the use of the land and gained vast profit. It wasdecided to be the “neglect of duties,” not a crime ofembezzlement, for Chen Liangyu.[/FONT]
[FONT=Times New Roman, serif]Thesecond thing was that he assented to let some company use one billionof the Shanghai social security funds unlawfully in 2004. And withthe consent of Chen, his son got a high position in the company andhis annual salary was one million yuan. This was decided to be theabuse of duties. He was also accused of taking bribes amounting230,000 Hongkong dollars and 100,000 yuan. His wife was assigned aposition in Shanghai MWB factory, but never actually went to workthere, and got pay amounting 430,000 yuan from 1996 to 2006. So onand so forth.[/FONT]
[FONT=Times New Roman, serif]Onthe 11[/FONT][SUP][FONT=Times New Roman, serif]th[/FONT][/SUP][FONT=Times New Roman, serif]day of April, 2008, Chen Liangyu was sentenced for 18 years and thepayment of penalty for 300,000 yuan. Compared with other cases,Chen's case was trivial. Someone commented that Chen was a good cadreand if all the cadres could be like him, the situation in China wasmuch better, and desirable.[/FONT]
 

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[FONT=Times New Roman, serif]VI.Two attempts of assassination of Hu Jintao on the Yellow Sea

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[FONT=Times New Roman, serif]Inearly May of 2006, Hu Jintao, as the chairman of the militarycommittee of CPC, went to Qingdao City to inspect the Chinese navy onthe Yellow Sea. At the same time, Jiang Zeming went there, too, withhis favorite woman Chen Zhili (not his wife), a member of the statecouncil. Hu was on board of a missile destroyer for the inspectionwhile suddenly two warships of the same fleet opened fire at hisvessel. Five enlisted sailors around Hu for protection were killed.The missile destroyer turned round and accelerated away at top speedtill it reached a safe zone. To avoid another trial of assassination,Hu rode on a helicopter on the missile destroyer and flew to the basein Qingdao. Then he flew directly to Yunnan province, not to Beijing,as he did not know what was waiting for him in Beijing. [/FONT]
[FONT=Times New Roman, serif]WhenJiang was reported that several persons fell on the spot Hu hadstood, he was excited, but soon disappointed that Hu was not amongthose killed. The navy commander Zhang Dingfa was his man, whoarranged it. After a week when Hu was sure of his safety, he wentback to Beijing. But he could do anything to Jiang or to the navycommander. There was no evidence pointing to either one.[/FONT]
[FONT=Times New Roman, serif]Onthe 23[/FONT][SUP][FONT=Times New Roman, serif]rd[/FONT][/SUP][FONT=Times New Roman, serif]day of April, 2009, there would be a united military operation on theYellow Sea, joined by 14 countries. Hu got a secret report that therewould be another attempt of murder of him at 9 o'clock in the morningthat day, which was the time of the beginning of the operation.Therefore, Hu took some preventive steps. 15 minutes before theoperation, all of a sudden, Hu gave an order to invite the leaders ofthe navy delegations from 29 countries to be present at the welcomeceremony at 9:30, which meant that the time of the start of theoperation would postpone and which meant that the arrangement of themurder leaked out. Jiang was enraged. The warships arranged for themurdering action must have been controlled by Hu. Another attemptaborted. [/FONT]
[FONT=Times New Roman, serif]Theoperation began at 2:20 in the afternoon and safely ended at 3:10.The vessels taking part in the operation were the Russian missilecruiser “The Varyag,” the American destroyer “The Fitzgerald,”the French missile frigate “The Vendemiaire,” and the Indianmissile destroyer “The Bombay,” etc. etc., plus many Chinesewarships. Another victory for Hu over Jiang.[/FONT]
[FONT=Times New Roman, serif]However,though Jiang lost twice against Hu, he had won once in 2002, on the16[/FONT][SUP][FONT=Times New Roman, serif]th[/FONT][/SUP][FONT=Times New Roman, serif]party conference. A decision was passed at the meeting of thepolitical bureau that Jiang must resign from the position of thechairman of the military committee of CPC as well, not just from theposition of the general secretary of CPC. But on the 13[/FONT][SUP][FONT=Times New Roman, serif]th[/FONT][/SUP][FONT=Times New Roman, serif]day of November when the conference was still in session, out of theexpectation of all the representatives, Zhang Wannian, a general ofthe army, put up a special motion together with other 19 generals,all promoted to the generalship by Jiang. The motion suggested thatJiang should continue to be the chairman of the military committee ofCPC. As generals had the command of the army, no representativesdared to say NO. Furthermore, General Zhang forced Hu to say yes orno. He had to agree, though it was against the Party's rule.Nevertheless, Jiang could not be the chairman forever, like Mao tillhis death. He had to resign in the due time. It was deemed a kind ofcoup d'etat.[/FONT]
 

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[FONT=Times New Roman, serif]VII.How epidemic in China was treated

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[FONT=Times New Roman, serif]Inthe winter of 2003, SARS broke out in many countries in the world.China had SARS, too, first in the southern provinces and them spreadto Shanghai and Beijing. The communist party was used to concealinganything bad from its own people and the world. So China didn't atfirst report it to the the World Health Organization, because it wasround the National Day of the communist China. They planned to have aparade, which could not be canceled owing to the epidemic. [/FONT]
[FONT=Times New Roman, serif]Thegovernment announced a SARS vaccine was found and would give it topeople in Beijing, especially the students and soldiers who wouldtake part in the parade. So the vaccine was used without firsttesting it for the actual result in humans. Then all the hospitals inBeijing received a lot of fevered patients, including 7,000 to 8,000children. On the 27[/FONT][SUP][FONT=Times New Roman, serif]th[/FONT][/SUP][FONT=Times New Roman, serif]day, October, a student from Beijing University of Aeronautics diedof SARS. For so many SARS patients, some doctors told the truth thatthe epidemic was really caused by the SARS vaccine. People in othercities like Shanghai refused to have injection of this vaccine. [/FONT]
[FONT=Times New Roman, serif]Onthe 28[/FONT][SUP][FONT=Times New Roman, serif]th[/FONT][/SUP][FONT=Times New Roman, serif]day of October, the Health Ministry gave out SARS statistics that6,345 cases were confirmed as SARS, including 4 people died of it.But a representative from World Health Organization said that as faras he learned, in Shanghai only, there were over 42,000 cases. Itshowed that China always gave out fake information about bad thingswhile always exaggerating good things.[/FONT]
 

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[FONT=Times New Roman, serif]VIII.The labor reform system in China

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[FONT=Times New Roman, serif]Thelabor reform system was set up in 1950, which was learned from theSoviet Union. Although the regulations for the labor reform decidedthat the length of the labor reform was four years, yet there wasreally no time limit. It depended on the likes or dislikes of thecadres who ruled a certain labor reform camp. If a reformed personcould flatter or even bribe the cadres, he or she would be releasedearlier. If a reformed person offended them, he or she would servelonger time than others. Who would be sent to the labor reform camps?The local government could send persons with minor offenses to thecamps without even going through law procedures, such as stealing,fighting in public, some rightists, rapists, even those who had sexwith someone other than the spouse. But it was revealed in thecultural revolution that some cadres of high rank stayed in specialhospitals raped young nurses and were not punished for it. Thecommunist law is used to deal with people at large, not themselves.[/FONT]
[FONT=Times New Roman, serif]Howdid the reformed people fare in the labor reform camps? Some womenwrote down what they had experienced in the camps and on the day theywere released, they wrapped papers written in tiny words in plasticand stuffed it in their vagina, thus brought it out. It was becausewhen they were released, they would be searched from head to toe. Ifit was found, they would surely get severe punishment or even beatento death.[/FONT]
[FONT=Times New Roman, serif]Inthe camps they were badly tortured, sometimes with electricity,cucking stool and other torments. Beating was ordinary. In Septemberof 2011, Wang Guilan, a woman of 62, was released, who brought out adiary written by another woman called Wang Hua. Both lived in thesame room. In the labor reform camps, every offender must labor andproduce something to reach a certain quantity.[/FONT]
[FONT=Times New Roman, serif]Inthe diary, on the 22[/FONT][SUP][FONT=Times New Roman, serif]nd[/FONT][/SUP][FONT=Times New Roman, serif]day of June, 2011, a woman called Wen Nuan could not complete herassigned quantity and was beaten for several days with black and blueon face. She was forced to clean bathrooms in the daytime and workovertime at night. Once she failed in the suicide by cutting herwrist and got more tortures.[/FONT]
[FONT=Times New Roman, serif]Onthe 18[/FONT][SUP][FONT=Times New Roman, serif]th[/FONT][/SUP][FONT=Times New Roman, serif]day of August, 2011, a woman by the name of Zhang Yahua, was kickedat the crotch, which became swelling and she could not urinate. So onand so forth. Some were tortured to be handicapped. Martin Schulz,the chairman of the European Parliament, said that the labor reformsystem of China was against the “International Covenant on Civiland Political Rights.” No one should be imprisoned withoutjudgment.[/FONT]
 

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[FONT=Times New Roman, serif]IX.Poisonous food and fake drugs in China

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[FONT=Times New Roman, serif]Itis universally known that many sorts of food in China contain somebad substances that will harm the health of people, and some willeven cause death. Here listed only part of them: milk for babies, soysauce using materials from garbage containing protein like human hairand used medical cotton balls, fake chicken eggs made from chemicals,which is said to be able to bounce like ping-pong balls, flour mixedwith talcum powder, etc.[/FONT]
[FONT=Times New Roman, serif]Thetypical cases were baby milk powder of “Three Deer” brandcontaining over-dosed melamine which caused kidney stone in babies.By the 21[/FONT][SUP][FONT=Times New Roman, serif]st[/FONT][/SUP][FONT=Times New Roman, serif]day of September, 2008, babies that were cured were 39,965; 12,892were still in the hospital and 4 died. That's why people had no trustin milk products of China make and rushed to buy those of foreignmake.[/FONT]
[FONT=Times New Roman, serif]Anothercase was the poisonous dumplings, which were made by Tianyang foodfactory in the town of Shijiazhuang in Hebei province in China. Thedumplings were exported to Japan and were found to containmethamidophos and DDT, causing over 200 people in Japan to bepoisoned. At first the Chinese government said that Japan put in thepoison. But on the 27[/FONT][SUP][FONT=Times New Roman, serif]th[/FONT][/SUP][FONT=Times New Roman, serif]day of March in 2010, the police in Hebei province arrested theworker called Luu Yueting, who put poison in the dumplings. Maybe, hewas just a scapegoat. Who knows?[/FONT]
[FONT=Times New Roman, serif]Onemore case was the recycled cooking oil, which was the used oil letout into gutter from restaurants. The gutter oil was taken to bereproduced through process of filtering, heating, depositing, andseparating, to become cooking oil. The recycled cooking oil is foundto comprise cancer-causing substances, bacteria, viruses, and heavymetals, its toxicity being 100 times of that of arsenic.[/FONT]




[FONT=Times New Roman, serif]Besidesthe poisonous food, there are also fake medications. Some fakemedicine makers said that the profit from the fake medications weremuch higher than selling drugs like cocaine or making fake money, andwith less risk. In February, 2012, the police in JiNan City ofShandong province found a place with 1,500 boxes of fake medicine forcancer and 8 machines to make the fake medicine. The medicine wassold in 14 provinces and worth over 11 millions. In June of the sameyear, in Tianjin City, the police arrested 9 suspects and the fakemedicine was worth over 10 millions. The statistics from theprosecutors' office of Shenzhen City in Guangdong province showedthat from 2009 to 2011, there were 17 cases of making fake medicines,involving 25 suspects.[/FONT]
[FONT=Times New Roman, serif]Itwas said that a medicine selling for some thousand yuan had its costonly for 5.5 yuan. What profit! The police in Canton found a fakemedicine case. The suspect confessed that he sold this medicine tosome agency for 4,000 yuan and the agency sold it to some beautyparlor for 10,000 yuan and the beauty parlor sold it to theirpatronesses for 23,800 yuan.[/FONT]
[FONT=Times New Roman, serif]Thereare also forged wine sold in China, generally made from methanol usedin certain industries. During the Chinese new Year, 2013, fivepersons died of the forged wine. In 2012, 10,997 companies were foundto have produced forged wine. There were 1,681 cases about it and theworth of all the forged wine was 1,116 millions.[/FONT]
 

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[FONT=Times New Roman, serif]X.An 8 magnitude earthquake struck Wenchuan

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[FONT=Times New Roman, serif]An8 magnitude earthquake struck Wenchuan in Sichuan province, China, onthe 12[/FONT][SUP][FONT=Times New Roman, serif]th[/FONT][/SUP][FONT=Times New Roman, serif]day of August, 2008. The earthquake center was 79 km northwest fromChengdu City, the capital of Sichuan province. The area affectedcovered 100,000 square kilometers. The tremor was detectable even inLiaoning province in the north, in Shanghai in the east, in Pakistanin the west and in Thailand and Vietnam in the south. By the 18[/FONT][SUP][FONT=Times New Roman, serif]th[/FONT][/SUP][FONT=Times New Roman, serif]day of September, 69,227 people had died, 374,643 wounded and 17,824not found. It damaged lots of houses, school buildings,communications and traffic equipments, and changed geographicfeatures, and affected the hygeian and biological environments.Volunteers for the rescue came from many areas of China and even frommany countries in the world. And also did the donations. But peopledoubted why no donations came from those most wealthy persons whowere the families and relatives of the party leaders and whomonopolized most of the largest enterprises in China.[/FONT]
[FONT=Times New Roman, serif]Since5,335 students died among the dead, there arose a question about thebad quality of the school buildings which crumbled in the earthquakecausing the death of students. There are always the problem of badquality buildings almost everywhere in China, because the buildersonly considered about less cost and more profit, not about people'slives. If any building collapses and people die from it, the builderspay only a small sum of money as compensations. In the idea ofChinese people, whoever kills people will pay with his own life. Thatmeans that if a building collapses and kills people, the buildershould be at least put in prison for it, but no such things happen.So some bold builders just use bad quality materials for thebuildings to lessen the cost. If they will be imprisoned for the badquality, less builders will be so brave to do it. The law system incommunist China protects the rich and powerful, not the people atlarge.[/FONT]
[FONT=Times New Roman, serif]Aspecial case happened after the earthquake. Many parents of the deadstudents wanted to sue the builders for the bad quality schoolbuildings that occasioned the death of the students. On the 3[/FONT][SUP][FONT=Times New Roman, serif]rd[/FONT][/SUP][FONT=Times New Roman, serif]day of June, 2008, they gathered before the court to demand theacceptance of the case. Then the police came and arrested some of theprotesters. They also detained two Japanese reporters from Kyodo NewsAgency for one hour. Huang Qi, a Chinese citizen, helped the parentsto make investigations and was sentenced for three years, chargedwith the guilt of “illegally possessing the national secretdocument” on the 23[/FONT][SUP][FONT=Times New Roman, serif]rd[/FONT][/SUP][FONT=Times New Roman, serif]day of November, 1009. Guo Quan, an assistant professor of NankingNormal University, wrote an article to criticize the bad qualityschool buildings and was convicted for ten years, charged with “theintention of overthrowing the regime.” Tan Zuoren, a writer,investigated the problem of the bad quality school buildings andcollected the names of the dead students, and was sentenced for fiveyears, charged with “the intention of overthrowing the regime” onthe 9[/FONT][SUP][FONT=Times New Roman, serif]th[/FONT][/SUP][FONT=Times New Roman, serif]day of February, 2010. People had such a doubt that if the communistregime was so weak to be overthrown by an article to criticize thebad quality school buildings or by the collection of the names of thedead students, this regime had long been overthrown. It is veryastonishing that the communist party of China can invent such aridiculous criminal charge.[/FONT]
 

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[FONT=Times New Roman, serif]XI.The Olympic Games in Beijing

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[FONT=Times New Roman, serif]Whywas the communist party so crazy about hosting the Olympic Games inChina? They thought that Olympic Games would bring the economy ofChina to a higher level, just like South Korea did in 1988. ManyChinese people believed it. Therefore, on the night of the 13[/FONT][SUP][FONT=Times New Roman, serif]th[/FONT][/SUP][FONT=Times New Roman, serif]day of July, 2001, when the International Olympic Committee announcedits decision that Beijing would host the Olympic Games in August of2008, 400,000 people in the city gathered on TianAnMen Square for thecelebration.[/FONT]
[FONT=Times New Roman, serif]Thenthe Chinese government made all the necessary preparations. First,they invested $40 billions, but actually $42 billions were spent,equivalent to 290 billions yuan of Chinese currency. Although theparty bragged of having lots of foreign currency in possession, yetthey asked people for donations of money. It was said that they evendeducted some money from the salary or wages of those who worked ingovernment-run enterprises before paid to them. The forced donations.Second, there must be enough space to build competition areas likestadiums. So houses of about 1.25 million families were pulled downto make the space for Olympic Games.[/FONT]
[FONT=Times New Roman, serif]Freedomof news report was temporarily allowed within a certain limit duringthe days the Olympic Games were going on. However, before and afterthe games, they tightened the mouth of reporters as usual. To win theapplause of the audience, they appealed to the means of falsehood.The typical case was that the girl who sang the song in the openingceremony was found to open her mouth to the music like she wassinging, but actually another girl was singing behind the scene,because the girl stood on the stage having a poor voice, but a prettyface, while the girl actually sang having a good voice, but a plainface. And the fireworks were made up through computer 3D technique,not real fireworks, except for those over the main building of theBird Nest which were real. To win gold medals, the false age of somegirl athletes was given to authorities. It was said that the ticketswere not actually sold to the public, but distributed to thecontrolled people who would not take drastic actions in thecompetitions to make the communist party look bad to the world.[/FONT]
 
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