Category Archives: Falun Gong

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The Demise of Florida Splendid China part 20

With the news that Falun Gong practitioners are demonstrating against organ harvesting of prisoners of conscience and members of religious and ethnic minority groups, and that western governments are starting to officially condemn the practice, Falun Gong did have a place in the Citizens Against Communist Chinese Propaganda coalition.

One local Falun Gong practitioner was visiting the dinner show and while waiting outside, he performed some exercises and the Splendid China staff immediately confronted him and said that he would have to leave if he didn’t stop. Another two American Falun Gong practitioners that had gone to Beijing for a Tiananmen Square protest had been treated brutally and now that they were back in the US, they decided join forces to let them know how we roll here in the US.

On one lazy summer afternoon, three Falun Gong practitioners with a videographer entered the park and performed their exercises in front of the Forbidden City exhibit in the area that would today be Tiananmen Square. Not just for a couple of seconds, but for several minutes. The two men who were brutalized by Chinese authorities each made a statement there as well. And then the exercises were performed in the public area of the theme park. Video is shaky and presented below:

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The Demise of Florida Splendid China – part 10

One of the memorable events was the Commemoration of 54th Anniversary of Take-over of Inner Mongolia on April 28, 2001.
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In June 1997, five (5) Uighur men from Kashgar, Eastern Turkestan (aka as Xinjiang,) hung a Republic of Eastern Turkestan flag over the Mao statue in Kashgar and eventually were executed by Chinese Communist authorities. Our actions were to commemorate those brave men who just wanted to live free in the country of their birth and the land of their ancestors.

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The Demise of Florida Splendid China – part 8

On December 18, 1999, demonstrators gathered to commemorate the sixth anniversary of the opening of Florida Splendid China.

We tried to donate a new exhibit to the park, again.
We called it the Torturer’s Jail, and the park’s management was somehow upset with us for displaying it in front of the Main Gate of Florida Splendid China.
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The Demise of Florida Splendid China – part 7

On June 2, 1996 we commemorated Democracy Day and the seventh anniversary of the TianAnMen Square massacre.

Flag Man and Our Protectors (Notice the famed EMT vehicle and another park security vehicle in the background)

Flag Man and Our Protectors
(Notice the famed EMT vehicle and another park security vehicle in the background)

The park was still calling law enforcement every time we showed up as shown above, even though there was never any property damage, unauthorized entry into the park, and we picked up after ourselves.

We can't do it there, but we can do it here ! Protesters and view of the rear of the Potala Palace Exhibit

We can’t do it there, but we can do it here !
Protesters and view of the rear of the Potala Palace Exhibit

 Protesters Lined Up along the Back Wall (May be a familiar scene elsewhere)

Protesters Lined Up along the Back Wall
(May be a familiar scene elsewhere)

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The Demise of Florida Splendid China – part 6

On March 14, 1998, another demonstration was held in Commemoration of 39th Anniversary of Tibetan Uprising Day.

A new banner was used as shown in the photos below:

China Lies - Freedom Dies at the Main Gate of Florida Splendid China

China Lies – Freedom Dies at the Main Gate of Florida Splendid China

China Lies - Freedom Dies at the rear of the park with Tibet's Potala Palace in background

China Lies – Freedom Dies at the rear of the park with Tibet’s Potala Palace in background

China Lies - Freedom Dies at the Irlo Bronson Hwy entrance

China Lies – Freedom Dies at the Irlo Bronson Hwy entrance

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The Demise of Florida Splendid China – part 4

On March 16, 1996 to commemorate the anniversary of the 1959 Tibetan Uprising, Students for a Free Tibet and others marched to the Main Gate of Florida Splendid China and proceeded to shut down the entrance in an act of civil disobedience.

Marching to the Main Gate of Florida Splendid China

Marching to the Main Gate of Florida Splendid China


How things looked before the civil disobedience started

How things looked before the civil disobedience started

Upset security folks milling about when SFTers sit down

Upset security folks milling about when SFTers sit down

Police protecting SFTers before the arrests

Police protecting SFTers

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The Demise of Florida Splendid China – part 3

In August 1994, Tibetan monks and performers from the Lalapaloosa Tour demonstrated at Florida Splendid China.
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Victory Anniversary Approaches

A short twenty years ago, on December 18, 1993, the Chinese government owned and operated propaganda theme park known as Florida Splendid China opened near Kissimmee, Florida to demonstrations.

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The demonstrations continued over the next ten years.
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Until on December 31, 2003, Florida Splendid China closed their gates, marking the end of the Chinese Communist propaganda theme park.
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The victors have a history webpage at caccp.freedomsherald.org and another action website (in addition to freedomsherald.org) aptly named, themeparkkillers.com.

Over the next days and weeks, we will commemorate the tenth anniversary of our victory over the Communist Chinese propaganda machine.
Noisily and with gusto.

Comments welcome, but please remain polite or…

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Execution By Organ Removal – Shocking Testimony In US Congressional Hearing

Radio Free Asia reported in a report entitled, “Organs Taken From Prisoners,” that testimony in front of the Oversight and Investigation and Human Rights Subcommittees of the House of Representatives Foreign Affairs Committee revealed that the Chinese government routinely allows the remains of executed prisoners to be harvested for organs used for transplants. This has been reported for years with the Chinese government denying the accusations.

File photo of Chinese prisoners having lunch at a jail in Beijing.

Now research indicates that “65,000 Falun Gong practitioners may have been murdered for their organs from 2000-2008.”

Even more shocking were the revelations:

Prisoners sentenced to death cannot account for the large number of organs made available in China for transplants that are often scheduled in advance, Noto said.
“The only way they can be doing this is if they have another source of living donors that are available on demand,” Noto said.
“And I say living donors. And this is where, in some cases, the actual transplant operation itself becomes the method of execution.”

Take a few moments to write your Congressional representative and ask for something to be done to end this barbaric and inhumane practice.

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