Publications, Press Releases

  • EFGIC: 12 More Falun Gong Practitioners Confirmed Dead From Torture in China – Actual Death Toll Remains Unknown

    'Inside sources in China have reported the deaths of 12 more Falun Gong practitioners, raising the total confirmed dead in the Jiang regime’s persecution of Falun Gong to 673. With the regime’s tactics of lying to hide unpleasant news from leaking out made tragically clear to the world in the cover-up of the SARS epidemic, the true number of Falun Gong deaths is surely many times greater.'
  • Reuters: Could SARS Be Reform-fostering "China's Chernobyl"?

    ""SARS showed that the Chinese political system has got to catch up with the technology," Lord said. "In the age of the Internet and cell phones that it could keep this sickness secret from the Chinese people and ultimately the world ... the Chinese ought to get on top of this and change that system...It's going to cost them diplomatically and economically. I say this as a friend of China who continues to work for good relations but I believe in being candid," said Lord, who was ambassador to Beijing just before the 1989 Tiananmen Square massacre of students demonstrating for political reforms."
  • The Tech (MIT's newspaper): Lawsuits Against Genocide

    'Individual Falun Gong plaintiffs in the U.S. have filed a lawsuit charging Jiang Zemin and other top officials in his "610 Office" with genocide and torture...This lawsuit will require Jiang Zemin to answer for the crimes he has committed against the Chinese people. It will restore China's dignity and virtue as well as social stability built on justice and human rights.'
  • Time Magazine: Hiding The Patients (Photo)

    "We have clearly told the government the international community doesn't trust your figures," said Henk Bekedam, the WHO representative to China.
  • Press Statement by Irish Falun Dafa Association: On the Fourth Anniversary of April 25

    'During the past four years, while facing inhumane persecution, Falun Gong practitioners have maintained the spirit of tolerance, rationality and non-violence at all times. We are here today to commemorate this historical event that occurred four years ago and to call for people to pay attention to this groundless and brutal persecution that has also lasted for nearly four years.'
  • Report from the Taiwan Business and Commerce Times: Mainland China's Economy is in Shock Under the Effect of SARS

    The spreading of SARS in mainland China is already having negative effects on the Chinese economy, especially jeopardising the tourism industry, commercial marketing and trade shows. Experts estimate that China's GDP may be significantly lowered. However, top Chinese economics experts are more worried about the long term effects, as it becomes clear to foreign investors that the Chinese authorities conceal the truth and risk the lives of their people to uphold their international image.
  • Apple Daily: Dismissing a Couple of Officials From Their Posts Cannot Possibly Change the Chinese Government's Vice of Lying

    'The totalitarian system in China encourages lying to cover up mistakes. We should be clear that the administration of the Chinese government never follows any due process, nor does it have enough transparency and media supervision. Whenever there is any problem, the first thing officials will do is cover up the truth and prevent the news from leaking out.'
  • Apple Daily: US Congress Is Concerned About Article 23 Legislation

    Apple Daily reported on April 17 that the legislation of Article 23 of the Basic Law continues to receive worldwide attention. The report points out that even though Hong Kong still respects the freedom to enter and leave Hong Kong, last June, 90 Falun Gong practitioners were denied entrance to Hong Kong.
  • EFGIC: SARS - China Lies, People Die

    “The SARS tragedy demonstrates the Chinese regime’s willingness to lie and spread propaganda for its own self-interest, even when the lives of millions are at stake,” explains European Falun Gong Information Centre spokesman, Mr. Peter Jauhal. “For almost four years, we have witnessed this regime severely persecute Falun Gong and then lie and spread propaganda to the world to cover it up. It’s the same pattern, and it poses an extraordinary threat not just to China but also to the world.”
  • The Baltimore Sun: Deal with devil proves deadly

    'China sat by idly for four months as SARS cases accumulated in its southern province, hoping nobody would notice so as to avoid embarrassment. The lack of a free press to alert the public to the developing pattern not only cost untold Chinese lives but put at risk tourists, business managers and other expatriates. Among them are citizens of nations that didn't believe that Beijing's oppression affected them...Suddenly, the world's investors recall why China is still a risky place to open a franchise or build a factory. If Beijing will lie about something as serious as its own public health crisis, how trustworthy are the delirious economic statistics it publishes? And if there's no democratic way to remove corrupt leaders, isn't corruption also a real threat to that cherished "stability," too?'
  • BusinessWeek: China's Deadliest Plague: Authoritarianism

    'Now, everyone can see that democracy isn't just a luxury. They can see that authoritarianism doesn't even guarantee stability. A government that represses information not only kills its people -- and those of other countries -- but it spreads panic and disbelief as its credibility erodes.'
  • Several Medical Personnel in Beijing Reveal That the Authorities Deceived World Health Organization Inspectors (photos)

    Time, a prominent magazine based in the United States, revealed that the Chinese government hid SARS cases in Beijing from the World Health Organization (WHO). On Friday, Time quoted several doctors and nurses at Beijing hospitals who revealed that on Thursday, hours prior to the WHO inspectors' arrival at the No. 309 People's Liberation Army Hospital, the hospital moved 46 of the confirmed SARS patients to a hotel, and there are about ten SARS patients in the ward.
  • Time Asia: Unmasking A Crisis

    As a Time reporter continued through the ward, a nurse who wouldn't give her name stopped him and explained, "[...] All of these wards are full of SARS patients, there are over 100 at least. Don't believe the government--they never tell you the truth. They say it's a deadly disease with 4% mortality? Are you kidding me? The death rate is at least 25%. In this hospital alone, there are over 10 patients dead already."
  • AP: Hundreds Demonstrate For Falun Gong Movement

    'Several hundred demonstrators peacefully protested in Times Square and elsewhere in the city Saturday to attract attention to China's ban on the Falun Gong meditation movement. The protesters listened to music and speeches and passed out literature to people passing by in Chinatown and midtown Manhattan.'
  • Central News Agency (Taiwan): SARS Strikes Beijing, Citizens Are In a Panic

    "The Beijing Travel Bureau recently conducted an investigation of local hotels, and discovered that since March, hotel occupancy rates have seriously declined. A large number of tour groups have canceled their trips to Beijing. SARS has caused the country to "to stop all foreign contact" and people are in a panic. Both international conferences and general mass activities had to be canceled, causing a severe blow to the general development of the Chinese economy."