(Clearwisdom.net) The Annual Human Rights Dialogue between China and the U.K. was held in London from November 19 to 21. The European Friends of Falun Gong Association recently wrote a letter to U.K. Prime Minister, Mr. Blair, expressing its concern over the persecution of Falun Gong practitioners in China and the recent situation of Zhao Ming, a graduate student at Trinity College Dublin. Because Zhao Ming refused to give up his belief in Falun Gong, his detention term has been extended to March 2002. In the letter, the Falun Gong Association also stated that the persecution of Falun Gong is actually state-run terrorism and it calls on the U.K. government to urge Jiang's regime to stop the persecution.

In his letter of reply, Mr. Blair wrote, "...thank you for your recent letter, ...will take careful note of what you say... [I have] asked that your letter be passed to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office who have responsibility for this subject so that they, too, are aware of your concerns and can send you any comments they may have direct."