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  • Germany: Award-Winning Chinese Newspaper Reporter gives an Interview after Watching the Spectacular

    In September 2006, the literary work “‘What Kind of God’. A Survey of the Current Safety of China’s Food” was short listed for the Letter of Ulysses Award for the Art of Reporting 2006. The report related the current situation of the safety of food in China, and its author, Zhou Qing, consequently received attention from the international community. “What Kind of God” has already been translated into many languages, with the Japanese version reaching a towering 50,000 copies on its first publication.
  • Germany: "I Could Not See Such a Performance in China"

    On the evening of February 16th, 2008, the Divine Performing Arts held its first Chinese Spectacular show in Frankfurt, Germany. Ms. Zhang Jie, from China, said, "I could not see such a performance in China. Most shows in China are commercial. The pure culture shown in tonight's performance is not found there." She was touched most by two performances in the show, "Several performances touched me, including, 'The Loyalty of General Yue Fei'. Everyone knows loyalty to the nation. But people forget about it or do not like to mention it. The other was the performance about Falun Gong. China is persecuting it, and this is not acceptable."
  • Germany: Audience Experiences the Beauty of Divine Performing Arts

    On the evening of February 13th, 2008, the European premiere of the Divine Performing Arts Chinese Spectacular was staged in Duisburg. Many people came in groups to watch the show and gained memorable insights into five thousand years of Chinese civilization. Osman Kulcu was very impressed with the beauty of the performances and the great skill of the dancers. It gave him an opportunity to appreciate Chinese culture.
  • Germany: Falun Gong Association Holds a Rally Condemning the Chinese Communist Party for their Attempt to Interfere with the Chinese Spectacular

    On February 12th, the Falun Gong Association, one of the sponsors of the Shen Yun Spectacular, held a rally in the shopping centre of Duisburg, a city in the west of Germany. On learning that the Chinese Communist Party (the CCP) attempted to stand in the way of the Spectacular being held in Sweden, Karl Eilert who has already retired said with a sigh, “I cannot simply imagine the CCP even wanting to interfere with a cultural performance such as the Shen Yuan Spectacular. We are living in a democratic country, the CCP has gone so far to extend its influence here and this is really very hard to understand".
  • Germany: Divine Performing Arts European Tour Premieres in Duisburg

    On February 13th, 2008, the Divine Performing Arts (DPA) premiered in Duisburg, Germany, the very first stop of its European tour. The President and Vice-President of the European Parliament, as well as many other European political VIPs sent support and greetings to the Chinese Spectacular. The show won enthusiastic applause. Many in the audience said they would recommend it to their family and friends.
  • Germany: Couples Enjoy Spectacular on Valentine’s Day

    Beatrice Mellinghoff is an editor of Boolibri Magazine in Ruhr and her husband Peter Lihs is a salesman. After watching the Chinese New Year Spectacular, Beatrice said the show was very impressive and was touched by the beautiful legends of ancient China. Her husband said that the show had very deep connotation and its meaning was far-reaching.
  • Germany: "The Show Reflects The Current Reality in China"

    During intermission, business owner Dieter Röhlen said that he felt the performance was very good, and interesting. The historical stories, beautiful costumes and wonderful dancing made him feel relaxed. He thought the best performance was "The Risen Lotus Flower," about Falun Gong practitioners. He said that the theme reflected the current reality and that it was meaningful.
  • Swedes Take Exception to the Chinese Embassy's Attempt to Keep Divine Performing Arts Out of the Country

    Divine Performing Arts (DPA) is scheduled to perform in Stockholm on March 24th-26th and in Linkoping on March 27th. The Chinese Embassy in Stockholm threatened that relations between the Linkoping and China would deteriorate if the show was not stopped. The city government of Linkoping rebuffed the Chinese Embassy's threats. For the past few days the Swedish national news media has reported the incident. Last Friday a Chinese Embassy official called Johan Lundgren, chief of the Cultural and Recreational Board of Linkoping, and demanded that DPA performances be stopped, or relations between Linkoping and China would be affected.
  • Switzerland: An Overview of the Activities of Swiss Practitioners (Part 4)

    "Well sung! Once more!", shouted some of the tourists after hearing the song. Some on the verge of tears told the practitioners quietly, “We actually know that the CCP is not good. We do not dare to receive the materials because we do not know about Falun Gong and also because we are afraid that some will inform against us. But we will not be against Falun Gong now”.
  • Switzerland: An Overview of the Activities of Swiss Practitioners (Part 4)

    Regarding the persecution of Falun Gong practitioners that is happening in China, she said, “This is entirely wrong. No one should be persecuted just because he practices sitting meditation and learns to be a good person and cares about other people”. After learning about the CCP atrocities of live organ removal from Falun Gong practitioners, a nun said, “Those Falun Gong practitioners who are jailed in concentration camps are maltreated, killed and missing. All this is not acceptable. This should not have happened. I am so shocked by the fact that this even has happened. That is why I am signing as a small help to stop this.”
  • Russia: Raising Awareness about Falun Gong in Omsk

    On the morning of January 30th, 2008, Falun Gong practitioners from Irkutsk and Tomsk made it to the Chinese market in Omsk City with two large bags of leaflets and distributed them to Chinese people in the market in the run up to the Lunar New Year. Nearly 80 to 90 percent of the Chinese people there were pleased to accept the information, including a special issue of the Nine Commentaries on the Chinese Communist Party (an editorial by The Epoch Times newspaper) and other material about Falun Gong.
  • Germany: Holding an 'Information Day' in Frankfurt to Expose the Persecution of Falun Gong Practitioners in China

    On February 2nd, 2008, German Falun Gong practitioners held an 'Information Day' in the city of Frankfurt to expose the Chinese Communist Party’s poor human rights record and the persecution of Falun Gong practitioners in mainland China. Local people signed their names on a petition to express their support for an end to the persecution in a peaceful way.
  • Russia: Truthfulness Compassion Forbearance Art Exhibition in Siberia

    On February 2nd, 2008, an International Truthfulness Compassion Forbearance Art Exhibition opened in an exhibition hall of a private gallery in КРАСНОRРСК City in СHENРB Region, Siberia. Before that, the exhibition was held at the national Cultural Historical Museum for two weeks and attracted a lot of attention from local media and the general public.
  • All of Europe's Falun Dafa Practitioners Send Deepest Respects and Heartfelt Greeting to Master Li on Chinese New Year

  • Practitioners from Czech Republic and Slovakia Send New Year's Greetings to Master Li