Thursday, February 24, 2011

The opposition again calls China protests and their specific requirements

Beijing. .- The organizers of the protests last weekend in several Chinese cities were trying to imitate the "Jasmine Revolution" in Tunisia reconvened demonstrations next Sunday and all of the following, specifying their requirements and also asking the Chinese government to end corruption and to be "supervised by the people." In a statement released last night again on the web Boxun.

com, anonymous organizers welcome the participation in the protests on Sunday (although they attracted only a hundred people and a strong police presence) and announced that they will continue every Sunday. Will take place at 14.00 local time (6.00 GMT) in 13 locations specified in individual Chinese cities, including Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou, which on Sunday was the scene of small incidents.

"We invite participants to wander, look, or just pretend they pass by, because its mere presence will make the authoritarian government tremble with fear", they say. In the statement, the organizers also provide information on their movement, ensuring that no violent or even want to topple the current Chinese government, but says that the Chinese people "thirst for freedom and democracy" (quoting, in fact, a sentence of Chinese Prime Minister Wen Jiabao).

"We do not care if it implements a system of one party, two or three, but we are determined to petition the government and senior officials to accept the supervision of normal people and have an independent judiciary," it said. Corruption and the widening gap between rich and poor are some of the main issues that the organizers mentioned in the statement, noting that "it has been 20 years since the democratic movement of 1989 and we are witnessing an increasingly corrupt government and officials with personal interests.

" "People have to support articles and housing is expensive and no health services, education and elderly care, organizers reported, ensuring that the situation is even worse than that of other countries such as Russia, Brazil or India. He also claims that the communist regime has privatized much of the country in recent decades but has made this wealth to a few, and ensuring that neighbors such as Japan, South Korea and Taiwan, unlike China, economic growth accompanied by "prosperity for most of its people.

" "Without public pressure, no authoritarian government will take the initiative to respect the oversight of the village, so we need to pressure the government," the statement concluded by calling "all the Chinese who have a desire to China" to join protests weekly. The organizers insist that "not necessarily call for overthrowing the current government, provided that the" fight against corruption (...) and be honest in addressing the problems related to judicial independence and freedom of expression.

" "If you have a program, we give the government time to resolve the problems," the organizers added. The protests have been convened in Beijing, Shanghai, Tianjin, Nanjing, Xian, Chengdu, Changsha, Hangxhou, Guangzhou, Shenyang, Changchun, Harbin and Wuhan, many of them in commercial areas, such as Peking Wangfujing Street.

In very few cases they are places with political symbolism, except perhaps Chengdu, where protests have been organized at the foot of the statue of Mao Zedong, in the main square of this city in southwestern China. The Chinese government rejected yesterday, Tuesday, the protests, saying that most Chinese people want stability and prosperity, and ensuring that the communist regime "does not wobble" under pressure.

About a hundred Chinese activists have been arrests, threats, confiscation of material and other pressures in recent days, coinciding with the protests. The NGO Human Rights Defenders reminded China today that six Chinese activist still missing after the start of this mysterious "Jasmine Revolution" China: Chen Wei, Tang Jitian, Jiang Tianyong, Teng Biao, and Ran Yunfei Gu Chuan.

In addition, there are still problems with Chinese product services and sites to find or introduce concepts such as "Jasmine." The newspaper "South China Morning Post today reported difficulty using broadband internet in several Chinese provinces over the past two days, although it is unclear whether these problems are purely technical or not.

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