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Old November 1st, 2005, 12:35 PM  
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Beijing Developing Electronic Chains to Enslave Its People

For nearly a thousand years the Great Wall of China protected the Asian empire from foreign invasion. Today, red China is installing a great "firewall," hoping to stem the tide of foreign ideas from invading the authoritarian one-party state.

Despite claims to be an open society, China has an extraordinary fear of free information. For example, when President George Bush recently visited the Shanghai economic conference inside China, the communist government removed blocks on the Web sites of several U.S. news services.

Immediately after President Bush left Shanghai, the paranoid red forces quickly re-imposed the Internet blocks. Today, the ordinary Chinese citizen cannot indulge in reading the perverted online views of CNN or the Washington Post.

Chinese authorities have shut down more than 17,000 Internet cafes since April 2001. The Internet cafes were guilty of allowing Chinese citizens to surf without special blocking software required by the central government. In addition, the Chinese authorities ordered another 28,000 cafes to install special monitoring software, allowing the local police to watch the Internet browsing of customers.

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The Case of Huang Qi

Chinese information oppression often goes much farther than simply shutting down illegal Internet web browsing. In June 2000, Huang Qi, a computer engineer from Chengdu, was arrested for putting up an online missing persons search website.

Huang ran afoul of the communist authorities when he assisted in the return of seven girls abducted from their homes by a slave trading gang. Unfortunately for Huang, the gangsters had connections of their own inside the hierarchy of the local red government.

The red police confiscated Huang's computer equipment and shut down his web site. Communist authorities later charged that Huang was guilty of "organizing national separatism, destroying national unity" and "subverting the socialist system."

"The following night, June 6, I was taken to a detention center, where the authorities assigned a fellow inmate to monitor me," Huang wrote in a letter recently smuggled out of jail.

"The inmate ordered me to sleep next to the urinal. My head rested only 60 centimeters from the genitals of inmates as they relieved themselves, drenching me in their urine," wrote Huang.

"Every night, I was put in heavy shackles and tasted urine as my head rested near the urinal. ... If I put myself in danger to rescue seven missing girls from the countryside, help over 2,000 families reunite, sell all my belongings to start a missing persons search service to help people and make it possible for thousands of people to air their grievances, please tell me how this can be considered as attempting to subvert the government?"

In August 2001, Huang was tried in a closed court. No verdict or sentence has ever been announced. A government official told Huang's wife, "After your husband is sentenced, don't expect your son to go to school or to have any future."

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Corporate Partners in Oppression

The central communist government has willing partners in stomping on people like Huang. Western companies, lured by promises of big contracts, have been eager to obtain contracts in red China in order to help build its great "firewall."

U.S.-based Cisco Systems and Canadian-based Nortel Networks are working closely with the People's Armed Police developing oppressive and intrusive computer systems to monitor, track and prosecute illegal Internet web browsers.

Nortel has contracts with Datang Telecom, a Chinese firm that works closely with the Chinese Ministry of State Security. Nortel has provided its "Personal Internet" suite to the MSS, allowing authorities to monitor and track nearly half of China's individual Internet users.

Nortel is currently working with the communist authorities in Shanghai to build a "Shasta 5000" firewall. The firewall allows the red thought police to monitor and track subscribers who access Internet web sites judged inappropriate by the communist government.

Western companies are working closely with the red police to track every citizen in China, developing everything from smart-card IDs to phone-tapping equipment. For example, Nortel is currently working with Qinghua University on speech-recognition technology for automated tapping of telephone conversations.

Ironically, Nortel was a strong and early supporter of the U.S. FBI plans to develop a national telephone surveillance system. The Chinese division of Nortel manufactured the first electronic systems accepted by the FBI as the new standard for American phone taps in Guangdong.

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Chinese Police Armed With U.S. Equipment

The Chinese People's Armed Police (PAP) is also well equipped with U.S.-made equipment to track, identify and quickly jail any dissidents. Sun Microsystems has a contract with the Public Security Bureau to make use of instant computer identification of fingerprints.

In 1995, the Clinton administration allowed the PAP to purchase $100 million in Motorola secure radios and cell phones. Documents obtained from the Ron Brown Commerce Department show that in June 1995, then-President Bill Clinton personally OK'd the export of Motorola secure radios and cell phones directly to the PAP with the stroke of his pen on a waiver.

Clearly, the Chinese security police might have some conversations to hide on its Motorola secure radio system. The PAP is the uniformed strong arm of the communist party. It is PAP's job to enforce the laws of the party, including the execution of dissidents, beating of the Falun Gong and the forced abortion of pregnant women who do not have a license to be pregnant.

In 1998, Harry Wu confirmed that PAP officers are currently equipped with Motorola radios. Wu was arrested and eventually deported from China. Wu reported that he was quickly identified by Chinese security police officers after they checked his records on an American-made computer system.

According to Wu, the Chinese police officials were in real-time contact with the main office's computers in Beijing, using an American-made satellite uplink. After his arrest, the officers escorted him to prison, taking their orders over American-made secure radios from Motorola.

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Human Rights Are an Obstacle

Despite the U.S. assistance, China continues to maintain a false image of a friendly power. In May, during an official visit with bipartisan members of the U.S. Congress, China's Vice President, Hu Jintao, talked about the importance of open discussions between China and the United States. Hu is the leading candidate to replace current Chinese President Jiang Zemin.

Hu then refused to accept four letters from members of Congress delivered by House Democratic Whip Nancy Pelosi. The letters raised human rights issues and urged China to release political prisoners.

"I had been hopeful that we could at least talk about human rights issues in China and Tibet," stated Rep. Pelosi.

"But Mr. Hu's refusal demonstrates how serious the problem remains. China's human rights abuses continue to be an obstacle in developing the full potential of relations between our two countries."

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New Wave of Persecution in China Results in Hundreds of Arrests and Two Deaths

On October 18, 2005, a renowned Beijing human rights lawyer, Gao Zhisheng said in an open letter to Hu Jingtao, the Chinese leader, and Wen Jiabao, China’s Premier, “The atrocity of a new wave of continuous, systematic, large scale, and organized persecution of our countrymen believing in Falun Gong is an ongoing fact.”

The new wave of persecution by the Chinese Communist Party has already resulted in illegal arrests of nearly 100 Falun Gong practitioners in Heilongjiang Province and at least two deaths. A few days before October 1, at least 80 Falun Gong practitioners were captured in Beijing. In Beijing’s Haidian District alone, 28 Falun Gong practitioners were seized the night of September 28. Since September, large scale arrests have also been occurring in Guangdong and Hebei Province. Several hundred people have been illegally arrested.

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Nearly 100 kidnapped and 2 killed in Heilongjiang

According to Minghui Net (minghui.ca), nearly 100 Falun Gong practitioners have been kidnapped in the cities of Harbin, Daqing, and Hegang in Heilongjiang Province since September. Among them, Lv Lihua from Harbin and Xu Zhicheng from Hegang have already been tortured to death.

Lv Lihua was born in August 1962. On September 23, 2005, she was kidnapped from her home at around 6 a.m. and sent to the Harbin Second Detention Center. On October 2, she was taken to a hospital in the evening at approximately 7:20 p.m. and was already dead. People who saw Lv said that her face, chest, back, as well as many other places on her body were bruised from beating.

Xu Zhicheng, around 40 years old, worked in the general affairs office in the Nanshan Mine in Hegang City, Helongjiang Province. Police abducted Xu from his home on September 26, 2005. On October 2, he died in the Hegang Second Detention Center. Xu’s face and many parts of his body were covered with blood and injuries. His nose and mouth had blood.


A chart showing the number of confirmed deaths of Falun Gong practitioners in mainland China.

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Over 20 people go on a hunger strike and their lives are in danger

In this new wave of persecution, over 50 Falun Gong practitioners in Hegang City were abducted. At present, over 20 practitioners being held in the Second Detention Center are on a hunger strike. Several people in the First Detention Center, including Yang Yongying, are on the verge of death.

The first and second detention centers in Hegang had provincial order to use force on the practitioners and without having to worry about being liable for the practitioners’ death. Local police said that they cannot release practitioners even if that meant they have to die. Authorities are trying to secretly send practitioners to forced labor camps.

In addition, on September 23, 2005, a large number of police in Daqing City seized over 30 Falun Gong practitioners. Women were all send to the Daqing Detention Center and most of them were tortured. Tang Zengye was forced to sit on a metal chair with both hands and feet handcuffed. Tang was brutally force-fed and vomited blood.

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At least 80 people arrested in Beijing

In Beijing, in late September, at least 80 Falun Gong practitioners were captured, including Bai Shaohua, Liu Haihong, and Liu Yujian. In the Haidian District alone, 28 practitioners were arrested on the night of September 28. Several practitioners’ coworkers, relatives, and friends were subpoenaed and harassed.

In order to capture Liu Yujian, police found his wife (a non-practitioner) at work and intimidated her into bringing them into her house. The police confiscated their property and kidnapped Liu after he came home from work.

Ji Lei, Bai Shaohua’s wife, a general manager at the Beijing Langwey Visual-Telecommunication Electronic Technology Company, was abducted by authorities. The next day, the police arrived at her workplace and conducted a large-scale confiscation. At least five computers were confiscated and sent to the municipal public security bureau for “inspection.” The police opened the company’s safe, searched all 30 of the company’s employees and took them to the Haidian District Wanshousi Police Department.

Liu Yongwang was abducted a second time and has been on hunger strike up until today [the time this article was written]. The police brutally force-fed him every day. Now Liu needs assistance walking as he suffers from excruciating pain in both of his legs.

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