7/19/2017

Recommendation for the further treatment of Chinese Nobel Peace Prize laureate Liu Xiaobo

Liao Yiwu                                                                    July 9 ,.2017

Recommendation for the further treatment of Chinese Nobel Peace Prize laureate Liu Xiaobo, The link is the experts statement:

https://www.klinikum.uni-heidelberg.de/Pressemitteilungen.136514.0.html?&no_cache=1&tx_ifabprins_pressmanagement[id]=5530&tx_ifabprins_pressmanagement[action]=show&tx_ifabprins_pressmanagement[controller]=PressManagement&cHash=a63aae33a7ae709704a672919a920e0f


Following a consultation with Liu Xiaobo, the Nobel Peace Prize winner, who is stricken by late-stage liver-cancer, liver cancer experts from Germany and the US verified that Liu’s cancer has already entered the terminal stage. During the consultation, Liu Xiaobo was conscious and clear-headed; communication was unhindered and he was able to use English to converse with the two foreign experts. He again expressed his desire to leave China for treatment, with Germany as his first choice and the US as another possible destination. Family members expressed agreement with this and sincerely hoped the authorities would grant approval.
This afternoon during the consultation, aside from the two US and German liver-cancer experts, participants also included Chinese doctors and experts, translators, Liu Xiaobo’s wife, Liu Xia, and her younger brother, Liu Hui.
He’ll soon be dead, but his final wish is still to come to Germany! I know his wish is to use the last moments of his life to see his wife and her younger brother safely delivered to free Germany.
Nearby my home is Germany’s best cemetery with a lake populated by waterfowl in the middle of it. He can be buried here and Liu Xia and me and my family can visit him often, and later, can even be buried here ourselves.
Please pass on our thanks for her efforts to Chancellor Merkel from my little girl, her mother and me. Yet I’d still like to know whether Liu Xiaobo’s final wish will be realized? Moreover, the US government has already declared the hope that the Chinese government will satisfy this desire of Liu Xiaobo and his family as quickly as possible for humanitarian reasons. The US government is willing to do all within its power, including dispatching a special plane to rescue Liu Xiaobo, Liu Xia and Liu Hui.
Germany? Now at this final juncture, we would like to know the results of the mediation between Madam Merkel and Xi Jinping.
Our whole family would like to see you all!!!

Liao Yiwu

6/28/2017

Fears Grow For Health of Chinese Women’s Rights Activist Su Changlan

Article:  RFA
Photo : WRIC.

The health of jailed Chinese rights activist Su Changlan, who once campaigned for the land rights of rural women and supported Hong Kong’s pro-democracy movement, has deteriorated rapidly in prison, her husband said following his first-ever prison visit.
Su, 45, was jailed for three years after being found guilty of “incitement to subvert state power” by the Foshan Intermediate People’s Court after a more than two years in pretrial detention.
Her husband Chen Dequan told RFA on Tuesday he had finally been allowed to see her on Monday.
“I went to visit her yesterday. Her health is much, much worse than it was before, but there are some details I can’t really talk about here, as long as you understand that,” Chen said.
“Her hyperthyroidism … and heart problems are very serious now … and she speaks haltingly,” he said. “She didn’t seem normal. She also has mood swings that she can’t control.”
Asked if his phone calls are being monitored, Chen said: “Yes, by the state security police. I could lose my job, or something similar.”
Meanwhile, Su’s brother Su Shangwei said his sister is dependent on medication.
“Her health is very poor right now, and she can’t be without medication,” he said. “Her heart isn’t supplying blood [to her extremities] so her hands are numb, and she looks very pale.”
“The medication means that she now has kidney failure … I’d say her life is definitely in danger, and she could much worse at any time now,” he said. “There’s a limit to what can be achieved by putting her on medication. To get better treatment, she really needs to go to the hospital.”
Su’s lawyer Wu Kuiming said Su hasn’t long left to serve of her sentence.
“We could apply for medical parole on the grounds that she isn’t well enough to serve her sentence, but I don’t think it would get approved,” he said.
“She is due to get out pretty soon now,” Wu said. “Her health has been bad right from the start, mainly because of the poor conditions in prison … the government is so brutal.”

Independent health assessment

Amnesty International China researcher Patrick Poon called on the Chinese government to allow an independent medical assessment of Su’s condition.
“The view of Amnesty International is that they must allow a person access to adequate medical care, and they must grant any request by a detainee for an independent medical assessment and treatment,” Poon said.
“Detainees absolutely have the right to request this,” he said.
Su was jailed for three years in March after being found guilty of “incitement to subvert state power” by the Foshan Intermediate People’s Court after spending more than two years in pretrial detention. Time already served is usually counted as part of the sentence in China.
Fellow Foshan rights activist Chen Qitang was jailed for four years and six months on the same charge.
The court judgement found that Su and Chen had “used the internet and social media to spread rumors and defamation, and repeatedly published or forwarded articles and posts containing attacks on the socialist system.”
Activists in Hong Kong staged a protest against the sentences, because some of the posts made by Su and Chen had been in support of the 2014 pro-democracy Occupy Central movement.
The Occupy Central movement saw hundreds of thousands of people pour onto the streets in a campaign for full democracy, using umbrellas to protect themselves from sun, rain, and pepper spray, which gave the demonstration the nickname Umbrella Movement.
But the movement ended with no political victory, and amid accusations from the ruling Chinese Communist Party that the civil disobedience campaign was being orchestrated by “hostile foreign forces” behind the scenes.
In March, Su became the third recipient of the Cao Shunli Memorial Award for Human Rights Defenders, in honor of her work “promoting human rights at the grassroots level in China.”
Su’s detention has been judged “arbitrary” by the United Nations, which has called on Beijing to release and compensate her.

6/26/2017

Writer Liao Yiwu published Liu Xia’s notes

Liao Yiwu (A writer who lives in Germany)                                                            Jun 26, 2017

In the Chinese text, Liao Yiwu, A close friend of Liu Xiaobo couple writes that he has just provided through an intermediary to a US government official a copy of a handwritten note that Liu Xiaobo’s wife, Liu Xia, had sent some time ago, after having discussed the matter with Liu Xiaobo to the Chinese Public Security Bureau National Security Detachment (Guobao) requesting that Liu Xiaobo be allowed to leave China to get medical treatment. Liao Yiwu has also shared those notes with the German government. He adds now the U.S., German, and Chinese governments have a copy of Liu Xia’s handwritten note.

I am sick of my life, this grotesque life. I want to tear the version of myself who lives this grotesque life to pieces. I long to escape.
I can hardly believe that Xiaobo agreed to leave China together with me and [my brother] Liu Hui. When he finally learned about it, he was very concerned about my illness.
I am grateful to you and to our friends for everything you’ve been doing and cannot wait to embrace you.

Liu Xia
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4/01/2017

Women’s Rights in China Condemns Su Changlan Sentencing in Fuoshan Court

On March 31, 2017, women’s rights activist Ms. Su Changlan was sentenced by the Guangdong Fuoshan Intermediate Court to three years for “subverting national government” to three years in prison plus three more years without political rights. Ms. Su had already been illegally detained for two and half years through numerous delays of court dates. Her alleged subversions amounted to interviews and reports of civilian petitioner Ma Shenfen and an expose of the abuse and death of Cao Shunli, published on the WRIC website and attributed to her by the Chinese government. The judgment, lacking concrete instances of subversion, instead mentioned Women’s Rights in China nine times and WRIC founder Zhang Jing three times. Ms. Su and Ms. Zhang’s friendly Skype chats were used to pad the otherwise vacuous judgment, signifying the Xi Jinping regime’s renewed suppression of non-governmental organizations and an era of NGO frost in China.


Articles published by Ms. Su on www.wrchina.org included only reporting on the rights and welfare of women and children in China, searches for missing children and renuiting kidnapped child brides in Fujian Province with their parents. Contrary to the court judgment’s allegations of “fraud and libel”, each report and interview was verifiable and factual, with real events and persons, from the charitable and humanitarian perspective. In comparison, the Fuoshan Intermediate Court was the glaring example of obfuscation and slander. Su Changlan was arrested in October, 2014 for “spreading information about Occupy Hong Kong”. She subsequently spent two and half years behind bars, after the Guangdong Superior Court had to unprecedentedly grant the government four delays in the case. Deviating from legal procedure, the police refused to admit any mistake or release her. Ms. Su, in ill health, frequently went on hunger strikes and was determined to resist her unlawful detention.


Women’s Rights in China is a non-profit organization registered in the United States in 2008. WRIC’s projects in China, in charitable cooperation with women’s and children’s human rights organizations, included the search for missing children, assistance for abandoned female infants in nunneries, reuniting child brides in Fujian through investigations and DNA collection, legal aid for victims of governmental population control and milk subsidies for baby girls in the countryside. The Chinese government not only did not assist these activities in any way, but regarded WRIC as an enemy and obstructed and suppressed its activities. The Xi Jingping government has declared that all foreign human rights NGO’s as hostile organizations and actively oppressed and purged domestic civil society organizations in contravention to universal humanitarian principles.


WRIC strongly condemns Ms. Su Changlang’s prison sentence as a blatant assault on the conscience of China. WRIC takes pride in Ms. Su and is proud to count her as one of her volunteers. She stated in her trial, “I love my country deeply. I love even more every citizen who lived on its soil, the people who are suffering from inhumane oppression. The mechanism of the government put me in the chair of the accused. The glare from the emblem of the state in front of me seems to be fading. But the strength of justice has let me see the light of hope. I am innocent.” (http://www.wrchina.org/archives/5120) WRIC will not submit to oppressive power, and will continue to defend the rights and welfare of women and children in China.


3/15/2017

A Look at the Chinese Regime’s Fundamental Governing Network through the Family Planning Apparatus

Scholars have predicted that the bursting of economic bubble, violent repression of demonstrations, long power struggle within the Communist Party and the large number of corruption cases, as well as natural disasters and territorial disputes, etc., would lead to political and social reforms in China. There are also opinions saying that with the 30% annual increase of mass incidents, it would become a threat to the rule of CCP. However, the past several decades still haven’t witnessed any revolutionary changes. In fact, the dramatics of Communist party political power struggle is purely internal palace intrigue with little effect on the population at large. When the stakes were high, the party apparatus always united to face outwards. I agree with the US expert in Chinese politics, Professor Andrew J. Nathan’s prediction that the possibility of big changes taking place in the short term is unlikely. But his analysis has ignored a very important fact, which is that the CCP has been working half a century to gradually lay down a giant net tightly over Chinese society, and have each knot guarded by CCP’s own servants. Despite all the social problems and mass incidents, people could only poke no more than their fingers through the mesh. How did the CCP lay down this net? Let’s take a look at the mechanism of the so-called “Family Planning Policy” that the CCP has been managing for decades; then it is not hard to find out that the Chinese Family Planning Commission at all levels have become a strong network to consolidate the rule of CCP.

The rule of CCP has a solid social basis besides its national defense and economy foundation. The interest groups closely tied with CCP includes more than 87 million CCP members, 2 million active duty military, 1.5 million armed police, 7 million reserve militia, 2 million regular police, 2.5 internet police, 7million cadres, and of course the large system of Family Planning Commission. There are over 100 million full-time or part-time officers including over 50 million population control committee members, and 94 million population control association members. Basically, these 200 million heads have lost their sense of moral responsibility or independence in carrying out their job of watching over the population, planting informers, kidnapping victims including pregnant women, detecting and destroying any semblance of opposition to the regime.

Since the early 1980s, the Family Planning system and other related medical information and data have been classified as a state secret, and became one of the highest state secrets by the end of 80s. The information on the One-Child Policy fines, such as who violated the policy, how much was the fine, and where the money went, has never been revealed to the public, neither was there any institution entitled to audit or publish financial report on this revenue of the government. During the 2 consecutive years of Xi’s anti-corruption movement, there were never a “tiger” reported or publicly investigated because of corruption or abuse the fines of One-Child Policy. In 2013, 14 female lawyers issued and signed a petition asking provincial Family Planning Commissions to release the revenue of One-Child Policy fines. This petition gained a lot of attention and support on the Internet. 22 out of 30 provincial governments unofficially disclosed some numbers, which suggested that the revenue in 2012 was 16.8 billion yuan. However, any kind of formal financial reports or attentions from the “anti-corruption” department were still absent. Chinese media also had to be silent because any digging of such classified Family Planning data could lead to charges of Leaking State Secrets. More importantly, the people who kept the most confidential information and data are the people who have the right to decide where the fine revenue goes. They are mostly the government officers who make the policies, participate in implementation of the policies, and instruct the whole family planning network to implement the policies. They are also the ones have the most knowledge of the variety of means how the Policy has been cruelly enforced; for instance, testing birth control drugs or equipment on human body and resulting in different degrees of physical and psychological harm to those women. There are more than 20 departments in the central administration responsible for carrying out the policy under the direction of the Family Planning Commission.  In 2013, the Ministry of Health (MOH, 1954-2013) was dissolved and integrated into the National Population and Family Planning Commission (NPFPC, 2003-2013), and became the National Health and Family Planning Commission (NHFPC). The Director of Family Planning Commission was appointed to the new leader of this combined management ever since, bringing the power of Family Planning system to another lever.

According to Article 10 in the “Measures for Administration of Collection of Social Maintenance Fees” promulgated by the State Council of the People’s Republic of China, the social maintenance fees with relevant surcharge fines shall all be handed over to the State Treasury and integrated into the local budget administration in accordance with the rules laid down by the finance department of the State Council. Every year, Family Planning department at province and city levels get adequate funds for office activities and other expenses by collecting fines, and they turn in the surplus to the central government. In other words, the central government is getting money rolling in by running this zero-cost “Cash Cow” of Family Planning.  Any CCP leaders would not want to expose this business, let alone cut it down. Xi’s anti-corruption movement in the past 2 year almost reached central and local government at all levels, in all departments, but not Family Planning officers. The petition signed by the 14 female lawyers endorses no legal effect. The provincial governments that didn’t release any report of fines were not subject to any penalty, nor were they subject to any moral condemnation. The huge revenue from One-Child Policy fines will continue to be protected by law of this country and policies of CCP. Chinese people, especially the populous peasants, will continue to pay overload fines for fertility. CCP’s highest authority and Family Planning directors have been collaborating in this corrupted business of regulation making, officers appointing and revenue draining for decades.

In 2013, the Ministry of Health and the National Population and Family Planning Commission merged to form the National Health and Family Planning Commission. It is fund by national level budgetary allocation. It is a paycheck of 94 million full-time and part-time officers of Family Planning organizations at all levels, as well as 50.87 million supporting workers placed in all sectors, companies and villages all over the country (CCP official website People.com.cn March 1, 2010 data).  Bijie City of Guizhou Province alone had 4,600 new enrollments of county-level Family Planning staff recruited in 2012. These grass-roots government officials know well about every household on every street in every village of the county. Their work is to watch the community. They would not miss any attempt of demonstrations or rebellions. And they would not miss reporting any of it to the CCP. For example, after the 1989 Tiananmen massacre, large-scale protests in province and city levels also died out owe to the work of these grass-roots servants. Mass incidents have no chance to expand. The invisible giant net that CCP  has been building for decades.


CCP has won over some of the victims with small favors since the launch of Two-Child Policy. Those victims are susceptible to the Stockholm syndrome under the long-term persecution. They are so grateful to the government and policy makers for the quota of a second child that they have even forgotten it is a basic human right to have babies at free will. Tyranny becomes reasonable and basic human right becomes “infinite royal graciousness”. Nearly 40 years of brainwashing propaganda and bloody suppression has engraved obedience in people’s head, with a deep understanding that disobeying means to suffer corporal punishment, financial loss and social status deprivation. Fear overshadows every corner of people’s lives.

For China’s rulers, who have always put social stability as the top priority, knew that implementing the Two-Child Policy would not result in population booms or changes of social structure, nor would it cause sudden pressure on the political or economic sectors of society. The provincial Family Planning fine revenue would remain, the over 100 million full-time and part-time Family Planning officers would still get paid, and affiliated agencies would not be affected. In simple terms, this modified new policy will not affect the rule of CCP, only abolition of the whole Family Planning policy will. Therefore, CCP is not and will not stop the fines or abolish the policy.

The people in China, in the eyes of the CCP, are not more than childbearing machines. They are not granted any protection or benefits under the Two-Child Policy. The policy makers are merely adjusting the output of these “machines”. It is time for Chinese women to speak up that our uteri are not the government’s property. The government shall not have control over whether we give birth to a second or a third child. Only the complete abolition of Family Planning and fines over “out-of-plan child” can grant Chinese people living in real dignity.