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Chinese crackdown in anticipation of Olympics

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posted on Jan, 31 2008 @ 08:27 AM
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BEIJING — When state security agents burst into his apartment last month, Hu Jia was chatting on Skype, the Internet-based telephone system. Mr. Hu’s computer was his most potent tool. He disseminated information about human rights cases, peasant protests and other politically touchy topics even though he often lived under de facto house arrest.
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Hu Jia, his wife, Zeng Jinyan, and their daughter, Qianci, in November, before his arrest.
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Police and security officers, one gesturing to the photographer, put up crime tape on Friday to block access to the Beijing apartment of Hu Jia, a jailed human rights advocate.

Mr. Hu, 34, and his wife, Zeng Jinyan, are human rights advocates who spent much of 2006 restricted to their apartment in a complex with the unlikely name of Bo Bo Freedom City. She blogged about life under detention, while he videotaped a documentary titled “Prisoner in Freedom City.” Their surreal existence seemed to reflect an official uncertainty about how, and whether, to shut them up.
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posted on Jan, 31 2008 @ 08:27 AM
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Besides these incidents, another man Pastor Hua Huiqi was welded inside his home with his wife in the Fengtai District in Beijing, China. on October 2, 2007.

After 7 days, The Chongwen District police force escorted Hua to a different police district temporarily.
On his return, the Chongwen police attacked him and the policemen escorting him, angry that they had brought the 'troublemaker' back.
The whole mob then turned on him and up to 50 people beat him a state of unconsciousness. Two Christian friends grabbed him and protected him from further attacks.
He stayed in a coma for three days, Until he awoke on October 16.. More than two dozen police "doctors' stayed at the hospital to prevent the press from taking pictures.
At the time of this press release Pastor Hua was under house arrest again. (Voice of The Martyrs)

LOTS OF others are in prison for preaching, or political dissidence!!!!!


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posted on Jan, 31 2008 @ 09:01 AM
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This is what China said in October 2007;

Atheistic China vows to encourage religion
"China has promised to offer religious services to foreigners at the 2008 Olympic Games and to have religion play a positive role in the future of the officially atheist country, the top religious affairs official said Wednesday.

A large number of religious athletes and tourists are expected at the Games and Beijing will “make sure” their religious needs are met, Ye Xiaowen, director-general of the State Administration for Religious Affairs, said to reporters at the ruling Communist Party’s 17th Congress, according to Reuters."

People don't even KNOW that there ARE atheistic governments!
And this is what becomes of them.


Here's wiki on atheistic states

Now, it's equally bad to have a church-run government, with inquisitions to find out who are the 'faithful', but at least that's fairly well-known!
Some people act like the only entity that has ever suppressed it's people is 'the church'!



posted on Jan, 31 2008 @ 09:44 AM
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Here's a thread I made a while back;
and of course some people ignore it or try to dismiss it....
Chinese crackdowns



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posted on Jan, 31 2008 @ 03:16 PM
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-BUMP-
Either concerned people haven't seen this or some don't care, or a little of both!!!!

How's the Olympics in communist China going to go?



posted on Jan, 31 2008 @ 06:37 PM
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I'm going to bump this thread for the last time.
Maybe someone who knows something will start a real discussion.

THIS is what America is coming to without lots of prayers and fortitude.



posted on Feb, 11 2008 @ 11:29 AM
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Sorry did not see this post. It seems many do not admit to or care about those "crazy christians" and their "fake god". I just ended a post concerning the same thing. It really does not matter what faith you are persecution is wrong in any way shape or form. The time is coming closer than we might believe. People just will not wake up and ealize what is happening in this world.

respectfully

reluctantpawn



posted on Feb, 11 2008 @ 12:15 PM
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Thank you!!!
Almost a month later, I get a reply.
This is certainly a problem, especially given China's buying up of strategic real estate and it's global monopolies.



posted on Feb, 11 2008 @ 01:05 PM
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That is an implication that I had not thought of. If China uses their economic clout to pursue it's policy of communistic rule it could mean problems in ore ways than just religious persecution.

respectfully

reluctantpawn



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