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2014-01-09 16:24:22

Bizarre press event leads to many articles carrying harmful propaganda against Falun Gong NEW YORK, Jan. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On the heels of his headline-grabbing overture to buy the New York Times, Chinese recycling magnate Chen Guangbiao held a press conference in New York City yesterday, where he offered donations for a mother and daughter allegedly burned while joining in a self-immolation incident on Tiananmen Square in 2001 whose participants the Chinese...

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2009-04-02 14:40:00

Just two weeks after video of Chinese police allegedly beating Tibetan monks was posted on the Internet, China issued fresh rules on Thursday to crack down on what it called "harmful" political or religious content.According to a notice on the Chinese government's Web site, the new rules ban online videos that damage national stability, "instigate hatred between ethnic groups" or "maliciously disparage" China's police or military.The Dalai Lama, the Tibetan spiritual leader now in exile in...

2008-08-25 12:00:36

The following editorial appeared in the Miami Herald on Thursday, Aug. 21: China's leaders would have the world believe that the country is just one big happy place where none of the 1.3 billion citizens ever complains and everyone is content to do as they're told. The reality is altogether different, and only the heavy hand of repression - complete with intimidation, arrests and truncheon-wielding police - has kept the real picture from emerging. The Games still have a few more days to...

2008-08-25 03:00:22

China's leaders would have the world believe that the country is just one big happy place where none of the 1.3 billion citizens ever complains. The reality is altogether different, and only the heavy hand of repression has kept the real picture from emerging. It is already clear that the government never had any intention of keeping its promises to the International Olympic Committee to allow preapproved demonstrations in designated areas. As of Wednesday, according to the Chinese news...

2008-08-04 09:00:46

By Niraj Warikoo, Detroit Free Press Aug. 4--Growing up in a small village in central China that lacked a sewer system, Kevin Yan never imagined that his country would transform into an economic power. Like millions of other Chinese emigrants, he saw a better future for himself outside his native land. So seeing China host the Summer Olympics creates a sense of wonder for him and many of the millions of Chinese expatriates around the world, including the roughly 45,000 living in...

2008-08-03 21:00:14

DETROIT _ Growing up in a small village in central China that lacked a sewer system, Kevin Yan never imagined that his country would transform into an economic power. Like millions of other Chinese emigrants, he saw a better future for himself outside his native land. So seeing China host the Summer Olympics creates a sense of wonder for him and many of the millions of Chinese expatriates around the world, including the roughly 45, 000 living in Michigan. The swift changes have brought...

2006-07-06 14:34:58

OTTAWA (Reuters) - A respected Canadian human rights lawyer and a former Canadian cabinet member lent their weight on Thursday to charges that China has been killing Falun Gong dissidents so it can use their organs. The two men -- lawyer David Matas, and David Kilgour, former secretary of state for Asia and the Pacific -- spent two months investigating the accusations, which China has regularly denied. "It is simply inescapable that this is going on," Kilgour told reporters as he...

2006-04-25 04:14:49

By Chris Buckley BEIJING (Reuters) - China condemned the Falun Gong spiritual group as an "anti-China political group" on Tuesday but spared Washington criticism over a heckler from the movement who disrupted Chinese President Hu Jintao's White House appearance. Hu's visit to Washington last Thursday was choreographed to highlight his statesman status and Beijing's hopes to subdue trade tensions with the United States. But a follower of Falun Gong -- banned as a cult in 1999 --...

2006-04-20 16:09:57

By Paul Eckert, Asia Correspondent WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A heckler from the Falun Gong spiritual movement, who entered White House grounds as a reporter, interrupted a formal arrival ceremony for Chinese President Hu Jintao on Thursday, prompting President George W. Bush to apologize to his guest. After being welcomed by Bush, the Chinese president was just beginning his response when a woman, who had been allowed into the press section, started shouting. She was escorted away by a...

2006-04-20 14:50:08

By Paul Eckert, Asia Correspondent WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Chinese President Hu Jintao's visit to Washington on Thursday drew several hundred banner-waving protesters, including a heckler from the Falun Gong spiritual movement who gained entry to the White House grounds as a member of the press corps. After being formally welcomed by President George W. Bush at a White House ceremony, Hu was just beginning his response when a Chinese woman, who had been allowed into the press...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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