Washington DC: Spotlight on Persecution on Eve of Olympic Games (Photos)

(Clearwisdom.net) On Thursday, August 7, 2008, the eve of Beijing Olympic Games, a series of activities at the US Congress, tourist spots, Eutelsat branch office and the Chinese Embassy were held to expose the Chinese Communist Party's (CCP) escalation of persecution to the American people, government, and media. Regarding the CCP's Internet blockade of Falun Gong websites and information, the CEO of Dong Tai Wang company demonstrated to the US Congress a variety of ways to break through the blockade.

Sydney: Press Conference Calls Attention to Persecution of Falun Gong (Photos)

(Clearwisdom.net) On August 7, 2008, the day before the Olympic Games, Falun Gong practitioners in Sydney held a press conference in front of the Supreme Court of New South Wales, calling for the Australian government and media to pay attention to the human rights atrocities targeted at Falun Gong practitioners in China. They hope the western media will use the guide provided by the Coalition to Investigate the Persecution of Falun Gong (CIPFG) to investigate the torture of Falun Gong practitioners in forced labor camps. They are calling for western government officials who attend the opening ceremony to voice concern about the human rights violations against Falun Gong practitioners and help stop the brutal persecution.

Guardian Unlimited (UK): The reality behind China's Olympic image of modernity

August 8, 2008

While watching the games, remember they are designed to benefit a regime responsible for appalling abuse of human rights

The opening ceremony of the Beijing Olympics will inevitably be an occasion for admiring comment about the immense achievements - architectural, organizational and presentational - of the host nation. This, of course, is precisely what the Chinese authorities hoped for when they secured their Olympic bid seven years ago. It was intended as a statement of China's modernity, its economic prowess and its rise to the top table of world power. Judging from the coverage so far, there are plenty of people willing to accept this image at face value. Yes, human rights groups have raised some awkward questions, but why should that spoil the party when so many world leaders will be on hand to give their blessing to the proceedings?

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