Lies Can't Change the Truth, Everyone Is Equal Before the Truth
(Clearwisdom.net) During the past months, citizens and government officials of the second largest city in Denmark, Aarhus, frequently talked about ending the partnership with their sister city in China, Harbin.
After the Aarhus delegation returned from Harbin City in China, the Aarhus city government received a letter from a local human right organization, Denmark Network for Human Rights in China. The letter disclosed the brutal crimes committed against Falun Gong practitioners tortured in Harbin. The organization provided detailed comprehensive information on how the city of Harbin abetted in the persecution of Falun Gong practitioners during the past year. For example, according to incomplete statistic from Clearwisdom.net, 378 practitioners died in Heilongjiang Province -- the second highest among all provinces - and one-third of these died in Harbin City. On fawanghuihui.org, a website that collects persecution cases with date, time, location, story, name of criminals and witnesses, there are 500 pages listing crimes that happened in Harbin. According to witnesses, the torture methods include shocking with electric batons and force-feeding with feces.
During the past eight years of the persecution, the prisons and labor camps that killed the most practitioners and were notorious for using cruel torture methods are located in Harbin- - the Wanjia Forced Labor Camp, the Changlinzi Forced Labor Camp, and Harbin Women's Prison. In addition, over the past two years, large-scale organ removals from living practitioners has also taken place in Harbin. Shi Zhongxin, Mayor of Harbin, once said in public, "Harbin has successfully combated Falun Gong." Shi openly admitted that he and his officials committed brutal crimes. The Denmark Network for Human Rights in China questioned the Aarhus officials. They asked, "How could the Danish people who love peace, freedom, treasure lives and respect human rights, stay silent and shake hands with a slaughterer?"
Hearing the truth, the kind and just people of Aarhus were shocked. The local major media introduced the facts of the persecution against Falun Gong at great length. A lot of citizens and officials expressed the feeling that they couldn't tolerate such crimes.
Given the Aarhus citizens' pressure, Xie Hangsheng, the Chinese Ambassador in Denmark, wrote a letter to the mayor of Aarhus on March 1. This letter includes a statement from the Chinese Consulate in Denmark and a statement from the Chinese Consulate in Canada denying organ removal from living practitioners. Yet, the allegation of organ removal was already confirmed by the independent Canadian human rights investigators.
In the letter, Xie described the tortures and live organ removals in Harbin as "lies." He stated, "These kinds of lies damage China's image and humiliate 1.3 billion Chinese people." However, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) dictatorship doesn't represent the 1.3 billion people. Most of the 1.3 billion Chinese no longer believe in the CCP and do not like the CCP's tyranny, including those who work for the CCP. In fact, these people had to betray their conscience to follow the CCP because they were tied to the CCP because of all the corruption and crimes they had committed together.
Xie must know that the CCP officials are well known for their violations of human rights. When CCP officials talk with leaders from the free democratic world, they often lose face when they are told to improve human rights. When the CCP leaders visit the free world, they also frequently come across protesters on the street.
The letter from Xie and the Chinese Consulate is intimidating. The letter told the city's officials that they are bound to tell the people of Aarhus that the CCP officials strictly abide by international conventions and never transplant organs from donors without their consent and signatures. Xie claimed that the evidence provided to the city were lies by Falun Gong practitioners.
Xie's slanderous words and tone of the letter were very similar to the statement made by the Chinese Consulate staff in Canada last year. What Xie forgot when he wrote the letter was an international headline in November 2006 -- Huang Jianfu, Deputy Head of the Ministry of Health in China, publicly admitted that the major source of live organs in China came from death row prisoners, instead of denying that it even existed. In the Chinese tradition, it is important to safeguard the sanctity of one's body, even in death. Volunteers for organ donation are very hard to find. Making all the death row prisoners volunteers for organ donation is a trick that fools no one. Huang's words obviously contradicted Xie's statement that "the CCP strictly follows international conventions."
Of course when Huang made the statement that organs came from death row prisoners, he was trying to deflect accusations that the CCP illegally removes organs from living Falun Gong practitioners. Since the persecution against Falun Gong started in 1999, organ transplant cases in China have skyrocketed. The websites of all major hospitals, in order to attract international customers to come to China for organ transplants and to profiteer from it, published sweet promises, such as "great success rate, abundant organs and short waiting time," and so on.
In July 2006, Canada's former Secretary of State (Asia Pacific) David Kilgour and human rights lawyer David Matas publicized an independent investigation into the allegations of illegal organ harvesting in China. On January 31, 2007, they published a supplemental report. According to their investigation, between 1999 and 2005, even taking into account the death row prisoners, the CCP couldn't give an acceptable explanation on the source of the vast amount of organs used in transplants. According to Kilgour and Matas, that CCP had removed at least 41,500 organs from living Falun Gong practitioners.
If Xie wants to prove that he wasn't lying about the source of the organs, there is one way he can prove it. Currently, groups are formed worldwide solely for the purpose of investigating the persecution of Falun Gong. One was set up in London on February 3, 2007. One of the investigators is from Denmark. Xie can help Danish investigators obtain a visa to enter China and investigate independently. This can clear Xie's words it they were indeed true. Unfortunately, for unknown reasons, no visas for anyone wanting to investigate the organ harvesting issue have been approved. Xie may not want to break the "rule."
Everyone is equal before the truth. One's conscience must be examined justly by the truth. It's the universal law that good is rewarded and evil provokes retribution -- the Chinese must have learned this, given their 5,000-year-old culture and well established traditions. Chinese officials living in the free Western world can easily see what the CCP is. If they continue to help the evil and be its tool to poison the minds of the world's people, they are going to receive retribution.
In November 2004, the Epoch Times newspaper published the Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party. Even today, the CCP officials remain silent and do not argue against the truth of the CCP's shameful history described in the Nine Commentaries. After reading the Nine Commentaries, twenty million Chinese people have resigned from the CCP. Xie should seize the opportunity to separate himself from the CCP!