Publications, Press Releases

  • Epoch Times: Spectacular Opens to Sell-Out Audience in London

    Roaring applause filled the halls of one of Britain's premier cultural venues as the Chinese Spectacular opened to a packed audience. Almost every seat in London's Royal Festival Hall was taken as the Divine Performing Arts dance company began its UK leg of their tour. The show [...] will continue till Sunday after a matinee and evening performance on Saturday.
  • Germany: Praise for the Spectacular from the Frankfurt Media

    In Frankfurt, known as the European Manhattan, the local media Frankfurt Review, Bulici (Blitz) and Fulici (Frizz) all carried advertisements and detailed introductions in wide coverage about the Gala Spectacular three days before the opening of the performance by the touring company in Frankfurt. The report by Bulici says that the Spectacular leads the audience through the time and space of 5000 years of ancient Chinese culture.
  • Südwest Press (Germany): “Not adopting one's own standard”

    The International Olympic Committee (IOC) is neglecting its responsibility. At least that’s what Dirk Pleiter, Amnesty International’s China Expert said. He asks that sports officials press China harder concerning adherence to human rights. "We could say that there were a few positive steps. But, overall, we have to say that the progress is very disappointing and still has to go a long way [...] Our concerns about China have barely changed over the past thirty years. Persecution due to political affiliation and religious reasons continues unabatedly. Unfair legal proceeding and the possibility that people face long term prison terms without any legal processes continue".
  • French Magazine Reports on Approaching Spectacular in Paris

    A month before Shen Yun’s New Year Spectacular in Paris (February 29th, March 1st and 2nd), the largest magazine in France, Femme Actuelle (over 1 million copies per week) devoted a full page and a half to the Shen Yun Spectacular. Emphasising the high artistic quality of the show, the journalist compliments the “astounding” beauty of the choreography, costumes and scenery.
  • Reporters Without Borders Protest Hu Jia's Arrest in China

    The Procuratorate of Beijing Municipality announced the official arrest of famous Chinese human rights activist Hu Jia for the crime of “inciting subversion of state power”. Hu's relatives received notice of his official arrest on January 30th, 2008. The headquarters of Reporters without Borders made a strong protest against the arrest.
  • Morgunbladid (Iceland): Human Rights Torch: Iceland Moves

    In the run up to the Olympic games to be held this summer, the world nations are faced with the challenging question of how the Games can support the human rights situation in China. The Olympic Charter states that the goal of the Olympics is to place sports at the service of the harmonious development of man, with a view to promoting a peaceful society concerned with the preservation of human dignity. The Olympic committe´s justification for allotting the Peoples Republic of China the summer Olympics of 2008 was based on the conviction that doing so would be a way to press for a positive change in the country.
  • Vlothoer-Anzeiger Gazette (Germany) Reports on the Persecution of Falun Gong

    "It appears to be harmonious and peaceful when Zhongbo Wang and his friends are practicing Falun Gong exercises in the park. Yet, the Chinese regime is mortally afraid of this. Since 1999, it persecutes and murders practitioners of this meditation movement".
  • Frankfurter Rundschau (Germany): Human Rights Week

    He performed hard agricultural labour from before sunrise until shortly before midnight. He explained to the more than 300 students in German who were awestruck by what they heard, “We suffered sleep deprivation, had to perform hard labour and were fed awful food.” Even worse than the labour was the brainwashing he suffered. As he refused to renounce Falun Gong after having suffered all that, they tortured him until the moment he renounced Falun Gong in writing. Two implanted artificial hip prosthesis’s after emigrating from China are the most visible signs of the torment he suffered.
  • The Times (United Kingdom): Report on China’s Cyber Espionage

    According to a report in The Times Newspaper on December 3rd, 2007, the Director-General of MI5 has sent letters to executives of major companies warning them that Chinese state agencies were hacking into their systems and trying to steal confidential information. This is the first time the British Government directly accuses China of involvement in cyber espionage. Reporting the detailed warning by MI5, The Times said that British companies doing business in China were under particular threat from hackers with links to the People’s Liberation Army.
  • The Sound of Germany: The Mirror Will Never Let the Chinese Communist Party Decide what the German Media Should Report

    It was reported by “The Sound of Germany” on December 3rd, 2007, that the Editor in Chief of the Mirror Weekly said that he will never let the Chinese Communist Party decide what German media should report. According to the report, Hans-Ulrich Stoldt, the spokesman of The Mirror Publishing House told a reporter from the Sound of Germany that a notice had been received last Thursday from Shanghai Duolun Museum of Modern Art cancelling the Mirror Weekly Front Page Exhibition, which had been planed to start this week.
  • European Parliament (Press Release): Keep up human rights pressure on China in the run-up to 2008 Olympics

    With next year's Olympic Games in Beijing just around the corner, the world must keep up the pressure on China over its human rights record, a hearing of the European Parliament's Human Rights Subcommittee attended by over 200 people was told on Monday. Several NGOs, including a Chinese dissident speaking live via Internet telephone conference, described the widespread human rights violations still being perpetrated by the authorities.
  • German Press Release: Don’t Send Falun Gong Practitioner Back to Clutches of Chinese Communist Regime

    Mr. Wang arrived in Germany on 2/9/2001. Since March 2003, he has practised Falun Gong and actively exposed the persecution of Falun Gong in China. He filed a petition for asylum on 2/9/2004 but the asylum request was dismissed. Torture victim and friend of petitioner Zhen Wang said, “He can expect torture and possible loss of life if deported to China.”
  • Czech News Agency: Falun Gong Practitioners Protest Against the Persecution in China

    The Czech News Agency reported on the 19th of November, that the European Celestial Marching Band, consisting of over eighty European Falun Gong practitioners, performed at the Old Town Square in Prague on the 17th of November. After the performance, they started a parade in protest against the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) persecution against Falun Gong.
  • Article from German Magazine: Executions on Demand

    "A lady called Annie, who was married to a neurosurgeon at Sujiatun hospital told of her husband bringing home large sums of money. He often had nightmares and woke up drenched in sweat. Finally, her husband opened up to her and told her that the basement of the hospital housed a secret prison with thousands of inmates, all of them members of the forbidden Falun Gong movement. He told her that he had personally removed the corneas from thousands of the prisoners and that the Sujiatun hospital was treating the Falun Gong practitioners as a living organ bank."
  • Falun Dafa Information Centre: Olympic-Size Violations

    Beijing Olympic organizers have openly expressed a policy banning Falun Gong adherents from attending the 2008 summer Olympics, the Falun Dafa Information Centre reported Wednesday. Beijing's decision stands in stark violation to Articles 35 and 36 of China's own Constitution, which promise freedom of association and religious belief, as well as the International Olympic Committee's bylaws, which prohibit any form of discrimination - including that religious or political.