Red China’s Falun Gong Persecution – Back-Up by Surabaya Cops?


Very disturbing news from Surabaya, where East Java’s Chief of Police, Untung Suharsono, has apologised for an amok-run by a batch of his men, who beat up journalists and damaged their cameras.
Trans 7 TV’s slightly-built Lukman Rozaq was battered to the ground, from behind, and TVRI (the state-owned tv station) cameraman Joko Hiranto was also hurt, though – or because – he’d captured the thugs on film. Other media staff injured in last Saturday’s melee included El Shinta radio and New Tang Dynasty personnel.
 
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Untung Suharsono, Chief of Police, Apologised
 
Some people clearly think they are operating under rules that might be more comprehensible in Nazi Germany or Red China, and I hope the guilty will be punished with more than a reprimand. Obviously dismissal and forfeiture of all pension and other benefit rights is the least we should see.
 
Maybe we will.
But too many state functionaries here in Indonesia regard themselves as masters rather than servants. Only this week we had reports of a Chinese tourist at Jakarta’s Soekarno-Hatta International Airport being asked for ‘tea money,’ which happens a lot. When he declined to hand over the required sum, he says he was dragged off into a side room and beaten up. This was not late at night but mid-afternoon!
The Immigration Department boss out there says the wounds on the tourist’s face must be due to him having bumped himself with his camera!
Well, there ya go! If any of these alleged assailants are ever arrested and convicted, they need severe punishment, after dismissal.
 
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The scene in Surabaya, Falun Gong’s demonstration
 
But the media here, the Jakarta Post and detik.com, among others, have revealed that there is much more to this than merely another 21 alleged cases of cops unfit to wear the uniform (in any case, they were in plainclothes when they launched the attacked on journos)
As I’ve observed, in itself, such an affair would be deplorable but not unusually sinister.
However, the occasion which led to this outrage was the deliberate breaking-up by police of a Falun Gong event. And it sounds like Red China’s tyrants enlisted the police to do their dirty work for them. Don’t take my word for it, look at the JP yesterday.
 
‘Police spokesman Comr. Rahmat Mulyana – “The movement is banned in China. We are concerned that if we allow it to exist, it would have a negative impact on the Chinese-Indonesian community in Surabaya.”‘ The JP notes that ”restrictions on the Falun Gong in Indonesia were apparently at the request of the Chinese Government through its envoy.’  
And Falun Gong’s Surabaya spokesman, Abdhi Yoyani, confirmed that Beijing’s despots have been pressing Jakarta ‘to take repressive measures.’
 
Red China did its evil best to reduce Indonesia to a slave state in the mid-Sixties. In fact, incumbent President SBY’s late father-in-law, General Sarwo Edhie, took an active part in destroying the Reds’ local fifth column. I wonder what he’d think if  Indonesia’s police today are acting as communist enforcers?
 
This is very bad, and despite the local consul denying it – well, he would, wouldn’t he? –  it strikes a chord among those aware of Red China’s tactics elsewhere.
Red China, for all its market reforms, remains in essence an inhuman marxist dictatorship, and the world would be healthier and safer were it swept into the dustbin of history tomorrow.
That won’t happen, of course, because throughout its sixty-plus years of tyranny, never once has it risked letting the Chinese people have any say in their own governance.
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Falun Gong activist, Saturday, in Surabaya 
 
With all the attention focused on Afghanistan and the Arab world, many of you may have over-looked reports coming out of Red China, but here’s one.
 
On April 19, 2011, officials from the Beijing headquarters of the Xinhua News Agency and the Propaganda Department of the Public Security Ministry’s Political Department confirmed that one phase of Mr. Ai Weiwei’s tax evasion case had come to an end.  A Public Security Ministry official with a conscience revealed that during the interrogation Ai Weiwei was subjected to torture in order to extract a confession. He said that the Ai case was being jointly handled by the Economic Investigation Corps and the Domestic Security Corps of the Beijing Municipal Public Security Bureau.
Fu Zhenghua, the chief of the Beijing Municipal Public Security Bureau, instructed those handling the case to show Ai Weiwei the video of GaoZhisheng being tortured, including shots of electric batons being inserted into Gao’s anus and his blood, semen, feces, and urine spurting out. Fu Zhenghua also issued an order saying: Whatever methods were used on Gao Zhisheng, use the same ones to make Ai Weiwei give in. After several consecutive days of torture, Ai Weiwei was finally compelled to sign a statement of confession, admitting to tax evasion.
 
I could also, but hardly need to, I hope point to the suppression  Tibetans and Uighurs, as well as their own people, by the unelected junta in Beijing (funny how Burma’s is reviled all over the world, but China’s isn’t?)  
But the West can be notoriously blind when it suits.
Unless there is evidence of infiltration and interference in Western countries.
 
Here’s an article from a year ago, which indicates exactly that.
 

Exclusive—Official tells students they must join; describes event as “political struggle” against human rights advocates

Tape Reveals Embassy Footing Bill for Hu Jintao’s Welcome Rally

 Epoch Times  Wednesday, June 23, 2010Jason Loftus, Epoch Times Staff

Beginning today, expect to see throngs of flag-waving Chinese on Parliament Hill and lining the streets of Ottawa where Chinese leader Hu Jintao will visit the next three days. According to an official at the Chinese embassy in Ottawa, staff there have been working late into the night and spending lots of money to ensure Mr. Hu is met with a crowd of passionate supporters, not those protesting human rights abuses.   The Epoch Times has obtained a recording of a speech given Friday by Mr. Liu Shaohua, the first secretary of the education section at the Chinese embassy in Ottawa, to a crowd of between 40 and 50 students receiving Chinese state-scholarships to study there. Those students, Liu says, must attend the welcome events for Hu. 

In the recording, Mr. Liu says the embassy is covering hotels, food, travel, and clothing for what he estimates will be 3,000 people who will welcome Mr. Hu Wednesday through Friday, coming from as far away as Waterloo, Ont.

The expenses easily total in the hundreds of thousands, based on Liu’s comments. But Mr. Liu describes it as “little money,” in light of the “political struggle” the Chinese regime is waging, the goal being to overshadow human-rights advocates who plan to protest during Hu’s visit.

“You do not talk about it outside, do not talk about it to anyone, except to people in this circle.”
– Liu Shaohua, Chinese Embassy Ottawa.

“Originally, we did not expect the situation to be so complex,” Liu said. “Falun Gong, Tibetan separatists, Uyghur separatists, democracy people have already moved onto Parliament Hill […] This is a battle that relates to defending the reputation of our motherland. The embassy and authorities inside China have a very high requirement.”

“These last few days, everyday, we have been busy until 11 p.m. or midnight,” Liu explained. 

All Expenses Paid

Liu began his more than 15 minute address with a name-by-name roll call, to which each student replied, “Yes.”

“This time, for you, all the expenses will all be paid by us,” Liu said. “You do not talk about it outside. Do not talk about it to anyone, except to people in this circle.”

Liu said students who were not on state-sponsored scholarships also had their expenses for the trip covered.

“For our country this is such little money. In my view this is a struggle, a political struggle.”

The “political struggle” Liu refers to appears to be the presence of groups protesting human rights abuses in China. Liu makes reference to Tibetan, Uyghur, and democracy activists, but focuses mainly on Falun Gong, a spiritual group persecuted by the communist regime in China.

“We will take the east part of Parliament Hill,” Liu says. “Falun Gong will take the west of the square. We should have 3,000 people. In terms of quantity, we should be able to surpass them.”

Liu says when Hu visited in 2005 and was met with protesters, officials in China were furious. He complained that during that visit, Canadian authorities did not co-operate with Chinese demands regarding the protesters, but this time he says there were some limited guarantees.

“Some parts cannot be guaranteed because this country is particular about so-called freedom. It does not care. It says, ‘we are a free country.’ So we are still negotiating. Falun Gong has already occupied three locations.”

According to several sources, including Chinese students themselves as well as online notices on bulletin boards, all Chinese students will be provided with transportation, meals, and free T-shirts. Some have said there have been promises of $50 per day compensation as well.

Mr. Liu criticized those who talked about cash rewards.

“Some people said something on the Internet like, ‘go to the Chinese embassy to get money’ . . . That’s not good at all. Some people are inexperienced and didn’t realize this.”

Permission Required to Leave

But while students can choose whether or not to attend, the students Liu addressed were on state-paid scholarships and Liu said “there is no excuse” for their failure to join.

“If you want to take leave [from the welcome rally] for four hours or less, you can ask teacher Yuan. But for longer time, such as for one day, you must ask for leave from me.”

The goal of the rally appears to be ensuring protesters stay out of view for the visiting Chinese leader, and that state-run media are able to portray a warm welcome for Hu in coverage back home.

The large Pro-Beijing presence also sends a message to Canadian leaders interested in courting the ethnic vote that Chinese leaders are admired in Canada’s Chinese community.

Liu explained how students should answer if asked what they are doing.

“Just say, ‘We are here to welcome President Hu. Long live the Canada-China friendship.’”

Liu’s speech appears to affirm comments by Chinese student leaders contacted this week. The Epoch Times reached Chinese student association contacts at the Université du Québec in Hull and Carleton University in Ottawa, each of whom confirmed the activities were being paid for and organized by the Chinese Embassy.

“The embassy is responsible for the overall plan,” offered Guo Daxu when he was contacted by someone posing as a Chinese student. “Not only for the Ottawa area, but also Montreal and Toronto area’s students will all come. For those [from Toronto] all of their meals and hotels will be paid for.”

E-mail Matches Liu’s Speech

The same day that Liu was speaking with students at the Ottawa embassy, his counterpart at the Chinese Consulate in Toronto shared a similar message with students via e-mail. The e-mail was also obtained by The Epoch Times.

The message came from an address that appears on the Toronto Chinese Consulate’s website as the contact for the education department. The e-mail signature is that of Zhang Baojun, the Chinese consul for education.

Zhang told students on Chinese scholarships they must participate and that everyone should “comply with the plan and act in unity,” at the events, and that participants should not bring their children.

He said if any students on Chinese scholarships have “exceptional difficulties that prevent them from participating, they should ask for leave and provide an explanation.”

The prospect of an expenses-paid trip to Ottawa has proved attractive to some. A Chinese immigrant in Montreal surnamed Wang told The Epoch Times his son had been invited to join and decided to bring his family.

“Our son has enrolled,” he explained. “All meals and hotel are taken care of, and they also provide transportation back and forth—two days all expenses paid.”

He said he asked who was organizing the trip.

“They said, ‘You don’t need to ask, just enroll and go.’”

So in Canada, alone, thousands of ‘students’ are ready and eager, either as hired mercenaries or as willing agents of a foreign and anti-democratic power, to travel thousands of miles and engage in political activity. For note, it was not just a cheer-leading exercise, but a deliberate, clandestine ploy to counter-act pro-freedom protestors, including many decent Canadians of Chinese origin whose only crime is to hope for liberty to return to their former homeland, which has lost it for so long to a merciless gang.  .

Now here, in Indonesia, innocent Chinese ethnics seen by Beijing to pose some kind of ‘threat,’ are targetted by police at the behest of this mammoth tyranny. The Red Dragon certainly has long arms.