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  • Chinese Scholar Wang Weiluo: 'Shen Yun dances present pure compassion'

    The New York-based Shen Yun Performing Arts Touring Company gave its final performance in Frankfurt's Jahrhunderthalle on March 14. Dr. Wang Weiluo, a renowned hydrologist now living in Germany and the author of the book Thirty-six Strategies of the Three Georges Project, travelled 160 miles to watch Shen Yun in Frankfurt. The artists were honoured with three curtain calls and resounding applause throughout the performances.
  • Belgian Media Interviews Shen Yun Musician Who Suffered Persecution

    On March 10, 2010, De Standaard, the newspaper with the largest circulation in Belgium, published an article titled "Abused in China's Prisons" on the second day that Shen Yun performed in Belgium. It was an exclusive interview with Mei Xuan, Erhu virtuoso with Shen Yun Performing Arts.
  • EU Parliament Member: "The Audience Was Thrilled"

    Frankfurt's celebrated venue, Jahrhunderthalle, was the proud host of the Shen Yun Performing Arts Touring Company for three shows March 12-14, 2010. Resounding applause attested that the audience thoroughly enjoyed this world-class show. Among many distinguished audience members was Thomas Mann, a European Parliament member.
  • Victims of the Persecution of Falun Gong Invited to Participate in 13th Session of UN Human Rights Council

    The 13th Session of the United Nations Human Rights Council is being held in Geneva from March 1 to 26, 2010. This year, the Falun Gong Human Rights Working Group (FLGHR) invited four Falun Gong practitioners who suffered brutal persecution in China to further expose the CCP's persecution of Falun Gong with their own experiences.
  • People from China Quit the CCP at a Tourist Spot in Europe

    Volunteers usually encourage tourists from China to read the Nine Commentaries when they see them during their trips, and if they want to take some copies back to China, this is usually a good chance to do so. There are also many volunteers in China who are distributing information, including the latest news of great concern. The volunteers say, "Don't miss the chance to learn the true story."
  • Audience Reactions from Shen Yun's Performances in Amsterdam

    There were many parts in the show that moved Ms. Anthonio. Referring to the dance "Nothing Can Block the Divine Path," which shows the persecution of Falun Gong, she said, "I tried not to cry. It is really touching because you know it is happening all the time, that people are persecuted in China. They don´t have freedom, freedom of speech, or to do what they want."
  • Shen Yun Performer Mei Xuan Meets with Special Rapporteur of UN Against Torture

    Ms. Mei Xuan, an erhu soloist from Shen Yun Performing Arts, went to Geneva during her Shen Yun tour. Professor Manfred Nowak, Special Rapporteur Against Torture, met with Mei Xuan to hear testimony of torture experienced by practitioners in China, as well as information on the forced disappearance of her husband.
  • Patent Attorney in Amsterdam: Shen Yun is "Something Completely Different! We Like it!"

    Pavel Mulyav, a patent attorney, attended the show with his wife Iryna, a bank risk manager and a long-time avid dancer. The couple said that the show far exceeded their expectations. "We were positively surprised," she said, with Mr. Mulyav, adding, "It's very traditional ... you don't see many traditional dances nowadays."
  • Netherlands: Shen Yun's Final Performance in Amsterdam a Great Success

    Also in the audience was Dutch TV and movie celebrity Erik van Muiswinkel, who is known for his stand-up comedy and also for being an outspoken supporter of human rights. For Mr. van Muiswinkel it was the second time to see Shen Yun. "What impressed me very much was the erhu performance. That lady, Mei Xuan, is wonderful, she is very distinguished."
  • Russia: Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance International Art Exhibition Held in Krasnodar

    After seeing the exhibition, Principal Travitz expressed his thanks to the organizer for bringing these beautiful and peaceful works to the city. The general secretary of the Krasnodar branch of the Russian human rights organisation "Memory" said, "It is vital to unveil the Chinese Communist regime's persecution of Falun Gong practitioners."
  • Denmark: People Are Happy to See Falun Dafa at the Health Expo

    The largest annual Health Expo in Denmark, "The 2010 Health Expo," was held at the Congress Centre in Denmark's third largest city Odense during the Chinese New year period. Falun Gong practitioners in Denmark have participated in the Expo for each of the last three years, demonstrating the slow, gentle and beautiful exercise movements.
  • France: Falun Gong Invited to Paris Chinese New Year Celebration

    On February 13, 2010, Falun Dafa practitioners were invited to the Chinese New Year celebration in Noisy le Grand, where there is a high rate of residents from Asia. The local government regards Chinese New Year as an important festival so it has organised the annual celebration for five years. Falun Gong has been invited each time.
  • Chinese Communist Party Interferes with Shen Yun Performance in Romania

    News from the European hosting organisation for Shen Yun Performing Arts stated that the Romanian Ministry of Education recently refused to allow its theatre to be used for the Shen Yun show. The local hosting organisation, the Romanian Falun Dafa Association, had a signed contract with the theatre, and have determined, based on an investigation, that the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) influenced Romanian government officials, who made the decision to cancel the planned performance.
  • Swiss Media Interview: Live Organ Harvesting Again in the Spotlight

    "Events indicated that Ms. Liu Wei nearly became a victim of live organ harvesting. It was just like what David Kilgour, Canada's former Secretary of State for Asia-Pacific, described in his book that affirms that the Chinese Communist regime killed a large number of detainees in the past few years and took their hearts, kidneys, and lungs."
  • France: Over One Hundred Chinese Tourists Quit the CCP on the Weekend of Chinese New Year in Paris

    On the first weekend of the Chinese New Year, 135 Chinese tourists in Paris chose to quit the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and its affiliated organisations. There are many volunteers at the Service Centre for Quitting the CCP. Ms. Xing, in her 70s, goes there six days a week to distribute Falun Dafa materials and tell people the facts about the persecution in China.