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  • Dresden Professor: "I can only take off my hat and bow to the artists"

    Cathrin Limmer and Harald Richter said they clapped so hard that their hands hurt. The two restore old paintings, which helps them appreciate Shen Yun's hope of breathing new life into traditional Chinese culture and bringing it back in all its glory. "All-in-all, the dancers were fantastic. The movements were very demanding," Ms. Limmer said. Mr. Richter agreed and added, "I thought that the culture is wonderful as well as perfect."
  • World Organisation to Investigate the Persecution of Falun Gong Announces List of People and Organisations Involved in Persecution

    On March 22, the World Organisation to Investigate the Persecution of Falun Gong (WOIPFG) announced a list of people and organisations in China that are being investigated for being involved in the persecution of Falun Gong. There are 7051 organisations and 13,332 individuals on the list, and they come from all levels of the Chinese Communist Party's (CCP) committees, national security systems, law systems, prisons and forced labour camps.
  • Swedish MP: "We Should Reflect on What Life Is About"

    The Shen Yun Performing Arts Touring Company was warmly and enthusiastically received in Linköping, Sweden on April 8, 2010. Although Conservative MP Mrs. Yvonne Andersson had been to China on a couple of occasions, she had never experienced anything like the traditional Chinese culture that Shen Yun presented in the show.
  • Shen Yun in Dresden: 'The Expression of Inner Beauty is Just Wonderful!'

    The New York-based Shen Yun Touring Company brought their unique blend of Chinese classical dance to Germany's Dresden Kulturpalast for a second year on April 14. The opening show was filled to capacity, with an enthusiastic audience honouring the artists with thunderous applause throughout the performances and three curtain calls.
  • Oslo Manager Appreciates the "Depth" of Shen Yun

    Giving the show a long standing ovation and drawing five curtain calls, the audience at the Sunday, April 10 afternoon Shen Yun show thoroughly enjoyed the performance. Mr. Espen Lyngra, a consultant manager at Oracle, said, "I like the mix of, I like all the colours, the really strong colours, ... giving a very good impression."
  • Swedish Art Purveyors Awestruck by Shen Yun

    On April 5, 2010, a full house gathered to witness Shen Yun perform in Stockholm. Swedish Opera singer Mira Pyne, a young and celebrated soprano, attended Shen Yun's sold-out performance. "It was fantastically good!" said Ms. Pyne. "The choreography and performance are genius, which must be the result of very hard work," added her husband.
  • Russia: Falun Gong Practitioners Participate in the Children's Sport Kingdom Fair

    Falun Gong practitioners participated at the 22nd Children's Sport Kingdom Fair in Moscow on March 27-30, 2010. They demonstrated the exercises, passed out flyers, and taught children how to make paper lotus flowers. The organizers issued two certificates to practitioners for their contributions to the fair.
  • Danish Dance Choreographer: Shen Yun is "A High, High Quality Performance!"

    Peter Stokkebroe, a prize winning Danish professional ballroom dancer and choreographer, was thrilled and delighted with the Shen Yun show. He really appreciated the opportunity to learn more about Chinese culture through watching the show. "It has been amazing to have a better insight into Chinese culture through this wonderful show," he said.
  • Speech Given by Argentina's Judge Octavio Aráoz de Lamadrid at Geneva UN Forum on Human Rights in China, Part 3

    Since the onset of the lawsuit, the Chinese government has been coercing the Argentina government to block the case. On the 21st of December 2009, the judge resigned due to internal political pressure from the Argentina government. He said in an interview that he preferred to step down than to give in and do things which he will regret later. In March 2010, Judge de Lamadrid attended the 13th Session of the UN Human Rights Council to bring the case to the international community.
  • Swedish Audience Applauds Shen Yun

    Judging from the reactions of the audience, the performance succeeded in bringing different heights of enjoyment to an expectant audience. The show generated gasps of amazement from the audience that marvelled at the advanced dance movements of classical Chinese dance, in between numerous rounds of applause.
  • Speech Given by Argentina's Judge Octavio Aráoz de Lamadrid at Geneva UN Forum on Human Rights in China, Part 2

    'With regard to jurisdiction immunity, following the practice before the 1963 Vienna Convention on Consular Relations, it was established that a diplomatic official cannot be detained except in the case of a serious crime, and always by judicial decision. Genocide seems to be a crime sufficiently serious enough so that this immunity, resulting in these cases, lacks virtuality.'
  • Speech Given by Argentina's Judge Octavio Aráoz de Lamadrid at Geneva UN Forum on Human Rights in China, Part 1

    On Dec. 12th 2005, during the visit of Luo Gan, former Secretary of Political and Legal Affairs of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the People's Republic of China, Coordinator of the Office for the Control of Falun Gong (6/10 Office), to Argentina, the Association of Falun Dafa in Argentina filed a lawsuit against Luo Gan for torture and genocide of Falun Gong practitioners in China.
  • Ireland: Protest at the Chinese Embassy in Dublin

    On Saturday 27th March, Falun Gong practitioners from Ireland were joined by practitioners from UK to peacefully protest outside the Chinese Embassy in Dublin. A poster board informed passers by about the human rights abuses that are inflicted on Falun Gong practitioners in China by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP).
  • Former Danish MP: "Fine, old, traditional Chinese culture has such riches to give to the world"

    Former Danish MP Mr. Ole Gerström went to see Shen Yun in Aarhus on April 2, 2010, and took some time to discuss his impressions about the show and share some thoughts about traditional Chinese culture. Mr. Gerström said he was happy to see so many Danes present to witness what he called "a message" from traditional Chinese culture.
  • France: Rally to Support Seventy Million People Quitting the Chinese Communist Party

    On March 28, 2010, the French Global Service Centre for Quitting the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) held a rally at Human Rights Square (Esplanade des Droits de l'Homme) at Palais de Chaillot in Paris. The rally called on people from around the world to support the seventy million brave Chinese people who have chosen to quit the CCP and its affiliated organisations.