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Why Is The Chinese Regime Afraid of Shen Yun? 

Performing Company Shen Yun has suffered attacks by the Chinese Regime that try to shut down and interfere with its performances for the last 13 years.  The question being asked now is Why?  In a recent interview with the Epoch Times, Leeshai Lemish, an emcee for Shen Yun gives some of his views on why the CCP does not like Shen Yun performances.  Shen Yun is a classical Chinese dance company that was founded by a group of artists in New York in 2006.  Shen Yun’s mission according to its website is to transmit 5,000 years of traditional Chinese culture through music and dance. One thing each performance of Shen Yun has aside from depicting stories from China’s ancient past, the company also portrays modern scenes of the ongoing persecution of the spiritual practice Falun Gong. This says Lemish, “ is a story that Beijing doesn’t want people to know about.”

Lemish says the CCP views Shen Yun as a threat. The persecution of the spiritual group is forbidden to be discussed in the mainland of China. Falun Gong practitioners in China have been subject to arrests, detention, brainwashing, torture and even death.  Recent evidence also shows that the CCP has even engaged in forced organ harvesting of practitioners in order to sell them on the transplant market.

The Chinese Regime has continuously tried to interfere with Shen Yun performances resorting to slashing bus tires,  to bribing and intimidating theater owners to not let Shen Yun perform even threatening retaliation. Lemish stated, “ Here’s a group (Falun Gong) that they are trying to silence and make go away, and all of a sudden their story is performed at Lincoln Center and all over the world in front of TV anchors, politicians, and businessmen.”  It is now clear why the Chinese Regime may not like Shen Yun sharing this all over the world.

Border Patrol nabs human-trafficking suspects, migrants after hole cut in US-Mexico barrier, truck drive-through: 16 Arrested  

Some human trafficking suspects who operate along the US-Mexico border thought they had a real ingenious plan to smuggle some illegal immigrants into California.  The suspect’s big plan involved cutting a big hole in a border barrier and then driving their truck through into the U.S.  A very alert Border Patrol agent just happened to be looking for operations like this,  spotted the truck and after a brief chase, caught and apprehended the group and arrested 16 people. This according to The Sacramento Bee.

The incident happened near Campo which is a town some 50 miles east of San Diego.  The group arrested consisted of 9 Mexican nationals and 5 Mexican women, a 28 yr old from Guatemalan and a 24 yr old Guatemalan woman including the 27 yr old truck driver.  San Diego Sector Interim Chief Douglas Harrison said regarding the attempted wall break, “ The breach of this old landing wall is illustrative of the need for more hardened infrastructure with impedance and denial capabilities to keep the area secured.” In essence, we need to finish building the wall.

CALIFORNIA SUPREME COURT: CATHOLICS MUST INSURE ABORTIONS ON DEMAND BECAUSE THEY ARE ‘MEDICALLY NECESSARY’ 

The California Supreme Court has rejected a lawsuit made by Catholic missionaries who sought to overturn California’s 2014 state regulation that abortions are ‘basic healthcare’ and ‘medically necessary’.  The law states that all abortions must be provided by all health insurance plans with no allowance for religious or moral objections. Through some internal emails discovered between Planned Parenthood and the California Health and Human Resources Agency in February 2014,  revealed that the abortion chain, Planned Parenthood, pressured the state agency to force religious groups and churches to cover elective abortions.

The Missionary Guadalupanas of the Holy Spirit is an organization of Catholic women. Their argument was to the fact that only abortions to save the life of the mother are ‘medically necessary’. They maintain that the state unlawfully adopted the new regulations without any opportunity for public comment or debate. It seems that Planned Parenthood was the spokesman that represented the public in this matter. Jeremiah Galus, legal counsel for the churches responded to the court’s decision, “ The government shouldn’t be forcing churches to pay for abortion and it is shameful and inappropriate that the government did so in this case at the bidding of Planned Parenthood.” He said further, “ California officials are required to follow the law and legal precedent, not the dictates of groups that have an ax to grind against religious organizations that don’t share their views on abortion. “

Chinese National Indicted in the US For Attempting to Steal Trade Secrets: DOJ  

Chinese national, Haito Xiang, 42 worked for Monsanto a U.S. agrochemical agriculture biotechnology company between 2008 and 2017.  On Nov 21, Xiang was indicted by a federal jury for allegedly spying and stealing trade secrets for the Chinese Regime.  His charges are one count of conspiracy to commit economic espionage, 3 counts of economic espionage, and one count of conspiracy to commit theft of trade secrets.

This comes amidst a string of economic espionage cases of Chinese Nationals who have been caught attempting to steal intellectual secrets from U.S. companies and turning them over to the CCP. Officials say Xiang attempted to leave the U.S. in June only one day after he resigned from Monsanto.  He was caught at the airport with a copy of the company’s proprietary algorithm.  If convicted Xiang faces a maximum of 15 years in prison and a $ 5 million fine. According to the Department of Justice, more than 80 % of all economic espionage charges brought by federal prosecutors since 2012 have implicated China.  One official from the DOJ said. “ China wants the fruits of America’s brainpower to harvest the seeds of its planned economic dominance.”

 

Today’s quote is from George Washington’s ‘Rules of Civility & Decent Behavior’,

Rule 23, “ When you see a crime punished, you may be inwardly pleased; but show pity to the suffering offender.”