Thoughts about CCP Interference With the Divine Performing Arts
(Clearwisdom.net) The Divine Performing Arts Company is bringing to the world's people, no matter their race or background, a show that resonates well with all audiences, a show that brings back China's 5,000 year-old culture. The Company combines song and dance with high-tech means very effectively. The artists embody orthodox culture, high moral and ethical standards, and perform in unison, just as one body and mind.
The Divine Performing Arts has won high praise from audiences in the Eastern and Western world. However, this truly beautiful cultural activity has been interfered with by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). The CCP has employed an unprecedented range of methods to stop the performance by the Divine Performing Arts. They even resort to violating diplomatic immunity, publicly demanding western politicians and overseas Chinese to refrain from supporting and attending the show.
The CCP, using the Chinese government as its mantle of legitimacy, has opposed the performance of Chinese traditional culture and revealed by these actions its vicious nature. It showed that it is anti-China, anti-tradition, anti-culture and anti-human.
According to reports, the CCP interfered with the performance in the Western world because it contained Falun Gong content, and Falun Gong in China is banned and branded "illegal" by the CCP. What's more, the CCP went as far as to threaten officials by claiming, "If the Divine Performing Arts is allowed to perform, it will negatively affect your relations with China."
The CCP loses face throughout the world because of its criminal practices and attempting to have others be part in the persecution of Falun Gong. To get their way, they violate diplomatic conventions, interfering in the internal affairs of democratic countries, using economic relations as a bargaining chip. They wish to deprive people from enjoying true Chinese culture; a culture that they systematically tried to eliminate and destroy with Mao's Great Cultural Revolution.
Western diplomats, for the most part, dismiss the CCP attempts to coerce them to stop the show. 25 Members of Parliament in Sweden published a joint statement, "We warmly welcome the first visit of the Divine Performing Arts to Sweden! We, members of different political parties in the Swedish Parliament, condemn the Chinese embassy for violating freedom of speech in our country."
It is no secret that certain scenes in the DPA shows bring the reality of the CCP's persecution of Falun Gong to the public, nor is it a secret that the performers are Falun Gong practitioners. In some regions, the performance venues were arranged and activities to promote the shows organized by local Falun Dafa Associations. The great efforts and selfless dedication by practitioners bring ancient Chinese culture to the world through performances by the Divine Performing Arts. This effort presents an opportunity to the world's people to get to know the real China and its true culture.
The CCP tried to prevent the performances from being shown to the international community, using the pretext that some of the programs were of Falun Gong content and some performers were Falun Gong practitioners. Yet, this constant interference by the CCP achieved the opposite affect. The world's people could not be kept away from finding out about the beauty of Falun Gong, and so learned more about the true evil nature of the CCP.
The Danish Royal Opera House canceled the performance because of immense pressure by the CCP. It appeared as if the despicable act by the CCP prevailed for a time. However, what the CCP did not realize until too late was that the Denmark's largest and highest rated national television (DR) brought the despicable act to light and showed the people the beauty about Falun Gong. The station discussed the issue during the news hour for more than four minutes. The section was aired during prime time at 9 p.m. on March 18. The station's reporters had interviewed more than 80 people during the preceding month. The station aired this bit of news under the title "Theater Encounters Great Pressure from China" and thus exposed the CCP's machinations to the public.
Even more unconscionable was that the performance in Busan, South Korea was canceled after more than 6,000 tickets were sold. People were waiting to see the popular performance by the Divine Performing Arts Company. The theatre broke its contract because of CCP pressure. This persecution of Falun Gong on foreign soil resulted in public indignation and made the South Korean people feel more sympathetic towards Falun Gong practitioners. They also were presented with a full view of the CCP's evil nature.
Instead, the Divine Performing Arts went to Qiushou, a city nearby Busan, and performed five shows between March 22 and 24. The Busan people could see the show. The manager of the Artemis Ethiopia theater made it clear that he would not cave in to pressure from the CCP. The performance went forward in this newly built and very modern building with sold out shows. This is precisely the result that the CCP fears most. The Divine Performing Arts Company displayed the arts of pure truth, pure compassion, pure beauty, while the CCP exposed its anti-tradition, anti-human nature.
The Divine Performing Arts global tour continues, and CCP interference also continues. Goodness and the beauty of the dance company will prevail and be appreciated worldwide, while the CCP will become more evil and be recognized for what it is by the world's people.
Those, who do not understand why the CCP persecutes Falun Gong may use this opportunity to discover the reason why. The performance by the Divine Performing Arts Company is beautiful and Falun Gong is great. The CCP persecutes Falun Gong and wants to destroy what brings beauty to the world. Isn't this a reflection of ugliness and evil? Evil can hardly allow good to be displayed, and this is precisely the reason for the CCP persecution of Falun Gong.