What has happened since last time III?

26 May, 2013 at 11:53 | Posted in Body & Mind, China, Culture, Environmental issues, Funny things :-), human rights, IT and Media, Nature, persecution, Science, slave labor camps, Society, sustainable development | Leave a comment
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Chinese Documentary Exposes Mao-Era ‘Juvenile Auschwitz’

By Michelle Yu
Epoch Times

“When I die, bury me on the sunny side of the hill, because I’m afraid of the cold,” a child, now nameless and faceless, said to his fellow teenage prisoners over half a century ago. For the 4,000-5,000 juvenile prisoners at the Dabao labor camp, such requests were common, as the children were surrounded by death every day.

via Chinese Documentary Exposes Mao-Era ‘Juvenile Auschwitz’ » The Epoch Times

Chinese State Media Dodges Torture Victims

By Gu Qinger
Epoch Times

Chinese torture victims have confronted Xinhua, the official propaganda organ of the Chinese regime, over its publication of a report by Liaoning officials which denies that inmates are being tortured at a labor camp in the northeast of the country called Masanjia.

via Chinese State Media Dodges Torture Victims » The Epoch Times

Harrowing Documentary About Slavery and Torture in China Released » The Epoch TimesHarrowing Documentary About Slavery and Torture in China Released

By Matthew Robertson
Epoch Times

It would have been impossible even very recently in China to produce a documentary about torture and slavery in an officially-run labor camp, and not be thrown in jail for it. Chinese independent filmmaker Du Bin, however, has done just that, and he’s now in Hong Kong speaking at film screenings and blithely taking interviews from overseas media.

via Harrowing Documentary About Slavery and Torture in China Released » The Epoch Times

Group Wants Global Effort to Unveil UFO Evidence » The Epoch TimesGroup Wants Global Effort to Unveil UFO Evidence

By Shar Adams
Epoch Times

WASHINGTON—After five days and 40 testimonies from international witnesses from the military, scientific and academic fields, a committee of six former Congress members agreed to seek international support to break a “truth embargo” on encounters with extraterrestrial life.

via Group Wants Global Effort to Unveil UFO Evidence » The Epoch Times

Ring Around the Sun: What Causes It?Ring Around the Sun: What Causes It?

By Jack Phillips
Epoch Times

Some are questioning the origin so-called “ring around the sun” that appeared on Monday.Reports said that the ring is a 22-degree halo, also known as a sun halo, according to ABC News. The halo is formed by small ice crystals that are contained in cirrostratus clouds. The sunlight then refracts through the ice at the 22-degree angle, creating the optical phenomenon.

via Ring Around the Sun: What Causes It? » The Epoch Times

Group of Chinese Lawyers Beaten After Visiting Brainwashing Center » The Epoch TimesGroup of Chinese Lawyers Beaten After Visiting Brainwashing Center

By Matthew Robertson and Carol Wickenkamp
Epoch Times

A group of nearly a dozen Chinese human rights lawyers who attempted to investigate an extralegal “brainwashing center” in the southeast of the country were violently set upon by guards on May 13, before being handed over to police, who beat them further and held them overnight before releasing them.

via Group of Chinese Lawyers Beaten After Visiting Brainwashing Center » The Epoch Times

H7N9 Bird Flu Spreads by Direct Contact in Mammals » The Epoch TimesH7N9 Bird Flu Spreads by Direct Contact in Mammals

By Cassie Ryan
Epoch Times

While the latest official news from China says that the H7N9 bird flu outbreak is now under control, a new international study urges continued caution.

via H7N9 Bird Flu Spreads by Direct Contact in Mammals » The Epoch Times

Bottled Water in China Worse Than Tap Water » The Epoch TimesBottled Water in China Worse Than Tap Water

By Gao Zitan
Epoch Times

Chinese media recently exposed quality issues in the bottled water industry, saying its regulation levels are from the Soviet era.

Beijing News reported May 2 that over 10 Chinese experts had found that the standards for bottled water are very low, with only 20 test indices versus 106 for tap water quality.

via Bottled Water in China Worse Than Tap Water » The Epoch Times

Fossil Fuel Subsidies Help Asia Roar » The Epoch TimesFossil Fuel Subsidies Help Asia Roar

By Will Hickey

One reason behind greater pollution leading to global warming has been artificially lowered gas prices brought by subsidies. Governments have carried on this shortsighted policy to foster growth and satisfy consumers. But as world fuel prices begin rising again, the costs of subsidy—both budgetary and environmental—will come to the fore.

via Fossil Fuel Subsidies Help Asia Roar » The Epoch Times

Chinese Professors Given 7-Point Gag Order » The Epoch TimesChinese Professors Given 7-Point Gag Order

By Matthew Robertson
Epoch Times

University professors and administrators in China have been given clear instructions recently about precisely what topics of discussion are off-limits in the classroom.

via Chinese Professors Given 7-Point Gag Order » The Epoch Times

Chinese Authorities’ Temple Tourist Trap Fails » The Epoch TimesChinese Authorities’ Temple Tourist Trap Fails

By Sally Appert

Communist officials in Shaanxi Province have resorted to hiring fake monks to collect donations in an attempt to recover the debt they incurred from a large development project near the ancient Famen Temple.

via Chinese Authorities’ Temple Tourist Trap Fails » The Epoch Times

Award-winning Chinese Filmmaker Undone by His Alliances » The Epoch TimesAward-winning Chinese Filmmaker Undone by His Alliances

Accused of violating one-child policy, Zhang Yimou’s real crime was backing Jiang Zemin

By Xia Xiaoqiang

A successful Chinese film director becomes entangled with the propaganda schemes of a brutal dictator. The director enjoys a rich and privileged life, but then loses everything when the dictator’s political opponents charge him with violating the nation’s family-planning laws.

via Award-winning Chinese Filmmaker Undone by His Alliances » The Epoch Times

Byzantine Mosaic Floor Found in Israel » The Epoch TimesByzantine Mosaic Floor Found in Israel

By Zachary Stieber
Epoch Times

Byzantine mosaic floor: The “extraordinary” floor was in a public building during the Byzantine Period in what is today Isreal, according to the Israel Antiquities Authority.

via Byzantine Mosaic Floor Found in Israel » The Epoch Times

 

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