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  • Germany: Truthfulness, Compassion and Forbearance are the "Criterion for the World"

    "Truthfulness, Compassion and Forbearance is the criterion for this world. What would they want if they don’t want this?" said two German nuns to Falun Gong practitioners. This scene occurred at the Chinese Consulate in Munich when practitioners held activity at the Chinese Consulate to expose the Chinese Communist regime’s persecution of Falun Gong,
  • United Kingdom: Full House for Chinese Spectacular in London

    On the afternoon of February 23rd, the Divine Performing Arts presented their second performance of the Chinese Spectacular to a packed Royal Festival Hall in London. There was a standing ovation at the end of the show and many of the audience members were full of praise for the performances when we spoke to them in the foyer afterwards.
  • Germany: “It is most important to show the ancient culture, especially because the Olympic Games are going to be performed in China"

    Walther Hauptvogel, a retired entrepreneur from Wetzlar and his wife Irmgard, have been quite fond of China for quite some time. They especially like Chinese antiques. Therefore, their children didn’t have to think very long about what to get them for Christmas. They gave them tickets to the February 28th Chinese Spectacular show in Frankfurt, which is at this time on a European tour. Both spoke highly of the show. “I found everything I have seen so far charming. The costumes, the graceful ladies and the dancing artistry, unbelievable, what an achievement!"
  • Epoch Times: Grandmother Says Dancers 'Glide Along' at 'Spectacular'

    LONDON—Grandmother Ann Parsons from Sussex and her granddaughter took the opportunity to see the sold out performance of the Chinese Spectacular on Saturday night. "The movements were so graceful, different to what I was expecting, I didn't know what to expect, but it was really beautiful," Mrs Parsons said.
  • Epoch Times: “Definitely Worth the Long Journey Here” say the Cann Family

    Honour Cann and her brothers Asa, Cain, and Ivan travelled from Nottingham on Friday night to see the Shen Yun Chinese Spectacular in London at the Royal Festival Hall. "It was definitely worth the long journey here". Asa said his favourite part of the show was the piece "with the banner about the Falun Gong child and her mum being separated from each other. It encouraged me to think…,"
  • Epoch Times: "When the Chinese Communist Party Collapses, People Will Understand the Significance of Today's Spectacular Even More"

    "I was deeply moved by the show tonight!" said Zhong Weiguang, a Chinese scholar in Germany, to a reporter immediately after seeing the first Divine Performing Arts Chinese Spectacular show in Europe. Last year, Mr. Zhong traveled over 500 kilometers to Berlin to see the show. This year he came to see the show again with his wife Huan Xuewen.
  • Germany: "I am deeply moved by the performances of loyalty and dedication to the nation as well as about Falun Gong"

    The evening after the first performance of the Shen Yun Spectacular in Frankfurt ended, Ms Zhang Jie from Mainland China told a reporter that the Spectacular gave her culturally a very pure feeling. She said, “In China one can rarely see this kind of programme. The great majority of performances are commercially oriented. It is quite rare to have such pure feeling culturally.” Ms Zhang was specially moved by two excerpts: “There were quite a few places that touched me greatly".
  • The European Parliament Hosts Shen Yun European Tour VIP Reception

    The reception was hosted by the Vice President of the European Parliament’s Culture and Education Committee, Helga Trpel. In her speech, she said, "China is a beautiful country with outstanding tradition [...] But we also see that China’s pollution of the environment and its human rights problems are still very serious. Its persecution of dissidents has steadily increased. This cannot be accepted whatsoever".
  • Germany: Divine Performing Arts Arrives in Frankfurt, First Show Touches Audience

    After the first stop in Duisburg, Germany, the Divine Performing Arts (DPA) Chinese Spectacular arrived in Frankfurt and staged a performance in Jahrhunderthalle on February 16, 2008. The show was warmly welcomed and audience members were visibly happy after watching it. During the last couple of months, an advertisement for the show was seen everywhere in Frankfurt.
  • 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.
  • 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.