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Why Didn't Yao Ming Also Sleep?


Yao Ming alone is awake among the sleeping congressmen and women attending the 13th Shanghai Municipal People’s Congress on January 13, 2012. (screenshot)

The former Chinese NBA star Yao Ming was appointed by the Chinese communist party to be a member of the CPPCC (Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference). Yao Ming is also a student at Shanghai Jiao Tong University at present, and at same time conducting his wine business.

Having all those duties to attend to, Chinese bloggers commented on these photos:

"Why did 'Delegate Yao' not sleep?"

"Please have a look: the back of those chairs are so low, even if 'Delegate Yao' slid down in his seat he would still not be able to rest his back properly; but think about it everyone, Yao is a star, and a tall man, if one takes photos, doesn't matter from which angle, one cannot miss Yao. If Yao was caught sleep, what kind of news would we get? ...!  Well, Yao made the right decision, did not sleep, but Yao is dreaming with his eyes open, if you check the photos carefully..."

Rally in Support of Lawsuits Against Jiang Zemin PDF Print E-mail
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Bob Vinnicombe   

A rally to support lawsuits against Jiang Zemin was held at Belmore Park, Sydney, Australia earlier this month.

The following is a speech by Bob Vinnicombe of the China Information website:

Today we rally for justice for all persecuted people in Communist China, by supporting the lawsuits filed by Falun Gong practitioners and their family members against former Communist Party boss Jiang Zemin. But our enemies are not only the Chinese Communist Party. Our enemies are also those enemies of freedom in the West who refuse to acknowledge the atrocities committed by the Chinese Communist Party and who openly fraternise with the criminals who run China.

For instance we have a Prime Minister, Malcolm Turnbull, who is very much enamoured of the Chinese Communist Party and what they have done since they seized power by force in 1949. On October 5 2011 he made a speech at the London School of Economics, a well know Marxist think tank, in which he praised what CCP has done. He said under the CCP China has quote “stood up”. Stood up, apparently, on a pile of 100 million corpses the number of people who have been killed by the communists since 1949.

He actually drew a parallel between the infamous mao suit, which was a device designed to destroy individuality, to destroy traditional Chinese culture, and the business suits worn by modern Chinese Communist Party operatives as they buy up the resources of the unsuspecting free world. The truth is, the vast majority of the population of China live in poverty, and if they work, work in atrocious conditions, and have no trade unions, so China is not much of an economic model by either a liberal standard or a socialist standard.

But how can you talk about modern China without mentioning the one child policy under which women pregnant with their second child are dragged off to be forcibly aborted and sterilized or the killing of political prisoners on demand for the purpose of selling their organs, or the millions that died in the cultural revolution, or the Tiananmen Square massacre or the occupation of Tibet.

Kowtowing to Chinese Embassy

A recent forum or organ harvesting in parliament House, Sydney, hosted by the Greens, was boycotted by Labor, Liberal and National MPs because each MP received a communication from the Chinese Communist embassy warning them of “consequences” if they attended the event, another example of how the Chinese Communist Party is using its economic muscle to rapidly expand its influence in Australia, via our cowardly and corrupt politicians.

Our enemies are also the media who continually cover up the crimes of the CCP. I can guarantee this rally will not be reported in the Australian media. At the moment, Chinese born actress Anastasia Lin, Canada’s entrant in the Miss World contest, is being denied entrance to China by the Chinese Govermnent, to compete in the Miss World final because she is a Falun Gong practitioner and openly speaks out against persecution in China. Have you seen that reported in the media?

Apart from one appearance on SBS of the film Human Harvest, and thank you to SBS for that, the Australian media refuses to acknowledge or report on the organ-harvesting in China.

The commercial media and the ABC give more publicity to Save the Whales campaigns or live cattle exports than they do to atrocities against humans, apparently humans are less important than animals.

Business in the West supports the one child policy, they support the suppression of the Falun Gong, the Tibetans and the Uyghurs, because a lean and mean China with slave wages no strikes no dissent and a strong, brutal, totalitarian central Government as is easier to do business with.

Right at this moment, Christmas decorations are festooned everywhere in this city. These are supposed to represent love and joy, peace and goodwill to all men, yet the paradox is all these are manufactured In China, by workers labouring in atrocious conditions, or literally by the actual slave labour of political prisoners, including Falun Gong practitioners, in the concentration camps, the Lao Gai.

In addition, the religion of Christianity is rigorously suppressed in China, crosses are torn down, churches are bulldozed, Christians who refuse to comply with the state sanctions on religion are imprisoned, tortured and killed and sometimes like the Falun Gong practitioners used for organ-harvesting. The Christmas decorations you hang on your Christmas tree to celebrate the season of goodwill and peace could well have been assembled in China in a prison camp by someone now no longer alive, even a Christian dissident, because they were killed for the purposes of cutting out and selling their organs.

I strongly urge everyone here to go and talk to their members of parliament, to their local media, to all aspiring political candidates, tell them about the organ harvesting in China, tell about
the repression, and ask them where they stand on the issues, and ask them if they are prepared to speak up about it if elected to parliament.

In the recent North Sydney by-election I contacted all the candidates in such a way and got a positive response from half of them.

Thank you all for coming, thank you for listening to me and long live freedom!

Last Updated on Friday, 22 January 2016 16:08


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