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  • Germany: Revealing the truth about Falun Gong to Mainland Chinese in Hamburg

    At this moment, a German lady approached the Chinese lady and told her: “I can understand your feeling. You know, many Germans were the same as you when German people were killing Jews. They said at that time: It is impossible, how such a thing can happen, and we don’t believe it. It was because Germany was their motherland that they were not willing to believe it. But, when they were saying that, several million jews had already been killed.”
  • Finland: Author Has a Special Gift for Her Children

    Sami is an author who has published ten children's books. On March 31, she and her husband took their two children to the Chinese Spectacular in Tampere, Finland. Sami explained that the show was educational for her kids, and that she wants to offer them the best parts of Chinese and Western culture. She said that it is really a precious opportunity for her children to enjoy a show highlighting the traditions of their native culture.
  • Sweden: Dance Instructor says, "Divine Performing Arts Transcends Languages"

    Ms. Carolin Segerpalm is a professional dance instructor in Sweden and teaches at a ballet school in Stockholm. After seeing the show at the Circus Theater, she commented that the Chinese Spectacular was the culmination of classical singing, instruments, dancing, choreography, visual arts, background display, and gorgeous colours. She said everything was perfect and that her favourite dance was "Water Sleeves".
  • Denmark: Peaceful Protest against the Persecution of Falun Gong at the Chinese Embassy in Copenhagen

    In order to protest against the CCP's intensified persecution of Falun Gong practitioners using the Olympic Games as the excuse, Danish Falun Gong practitioners held a rally at the Chinese Embassy to Denmark in Copenhagen to appeal to Danish society to stop the CCP’s human rights violence and the persecution of Falun Gong.
  • France: Supporting Falun Gong with Roses

    From March 27th, 2008, Amnesty International French Youth Group held three days of activities in Paris to call on the Chinese regime to respect the Olympic spirit and improve its human rights situation. The French Falun Gong Association and the French Branch of the Coalition to Investigate the Persecution of Falun Gong (CIPFG) were invited to participate.
  • Sweden: Painter Overwhelmed by the Chinese Spectacular

    On April 3rd, 2008, the Divine Performing Arts staged its fifth performance at the Cirkus Theatre in Stockholm. A famous painter for a children’s publication, Voja Stepanovic, attended the performance on a friend’s recommendation. After the show, he told this reporter ecstatically, “I was deeply moved by the show ... Seeing so many vibrant colours, I am lost for words.”
  • Romania: Divine Performing Arts Receives Warm Welcome in Bucharest

    On April 7th, 2008, the US-based Divine Performing Arts touring company premiered its Chinese Spectacular at the Bucharest National Theatre (Teatru National) in the capital of Romania. The show played to a full house. Some audience members said that the Divine Performing Arts brought them a pleasant surprise, and hoped all the people of Romania could see it.
  • Sweden: A Special Performance of the Gala Spectacular is Well Received

    In response to enthusiastic feed back from the Swedish audience’s after its five shows in Stockholm, Divine Performing Arts was invited to perform an additional show at the Cirkus Theatre in Stockholm, after it concluded its performance in Tampere, Finland. Many of the audience members who came to the special show expressed their appreciation, and the professionals in artistic circles who made it also highly acclaimed the Spectacular.
  • Germany: Rally at the Chinese Embassy in Munich to Expose the Chinese Communist Regime’s Atrocities

    On April 6th, 2008, right after Tomb Sweeping Day, Falun Gong practitioners rallied at the Chinese Embassy in Munich, to stage a protest there. They displayed banners including, “Stop the Chinese Communist regime’s harvesting of organs from living Falun Gong practitioners,” “The Chinese Communist regime must stop interfering with the Divine Performing Arts”
  • Finland: "Divine Performing Arts Opens Your Heart", says Psychiatrist

    Psychiatrist Jussi Nikkila and five of his friends watched the second show of the Divine Performing Arts Chinese Spectacular in Tampere, Finland on March 31st, 2008. Nikkila could hardly suppress his excitement and readily shared his feelings with the reporter. "The Spectacular has very good energy; I love large-scale programs of this kind!" he said. "The dances express love and care among people".
  • Finland: "Artists should have the courage to present the truth", says MP

    On March 30th, 2008, the Divine Performing Arts company's Chinese Spectacular premiered at the Tampere Hall in Finland. Finnish MP Pertti Virtanen was in the audience, and later said emotionally, "Every artist should do something for the truth, should have the courage to present it, it is an artist's responsibility to present to the world's people what is happening in China." MP Virtanen said if one tells lies, oppresses and restricts others, one's heart won't be healthy.
  • Sweden: Artistic Family from Linkoping Full of Praise for Spectacular

    The Chinese Spectacular in Linköping Sweden ended in tumultuous applause on the evening of March 27th, 2008. The tickets for the show were sold out two weeks before. A well-known artist Lars Hoffsten, his wife Joanne and their two daughters Alice and Johanna all came to see the show. Lars said, "I like the colours of the show, the delicate dance and the music of course. Everything was excellent, excellent". Joanne said, "I like the dance 'Nymphs of the Sea'. I think this dance is perfect".
  • Germany: Practitioners in Germany Protesting against the CCP's Intensification of the Persecution in the Name of the Olympics

    It is reported that, in the name of "The Central Commission of Politics and Law", the CCP issued a secret document entitled "Advice on the effective safeguarding of social stability, and ensuring the security of Beijing Olympic Games ". The document requires that Falun Gong should be “strictly guarded against and be severely suppressed” within March and September 2008.
  • Finland: "We Have Never Seen Anything Like This"

    On March 31st, 2008, the Divine Performing Arts successfully presented its second show at Tampere Hall in Finland. Mr. Eero Lehtinen, a former marketing manager who also worked as a clown all over Finland, came with his wife to see the show. Mr. Lehtinen said, "This was the first time we had ever seen this kind of live performance. It was very fine, really great! We've never seen such a variety of gorgeous stage costumes, really beautiful and touching!"
  • Hungary: Practitioners Join with Amnesty International and Stage an Event about the Persecution of Falun Gong in China

    On Saturday, March 29th, Falun Gong practitioners in Budapest on Margit-sziget island organised an event about the persecution of Falun Gong in China. Amnesty international in Hungary also decided to take part in the event and supported the petition against human rights abuse of Falun Gong practitioners. Many tourists, English and German, learned the facts and condemned the persecution.