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Communist China Cold Calls Americans
NewsMax ^ | 2/9/05 | Carl Limbacher

Posted on 02/09/2005 7:39:49 PM PST by wagglebee

Beginning Feb 6, 2005, dozens of homes and individuals in the Washington D.C. area have been bombarded by phone calls with recorded messages that apparently come from China's Communist regime.

The messages contain propaganda, demonizing the practice of "Falun Gong,” and claiming the Chinese Government is defending "human rights” by "saving” people from the Chinese spiritual practice.

The curious and remarkably benign target of the phone campaign, Falun Gong, also known as "Falun Dafa,” is a spiritual practice that consists of gentle exercises and postures, combined with a meditation component.

Three values - truthfulness, compassion, and forbearance - form the core of Falun Gong’s philosophy. Many liken its technique to tai chi or yoga. The discipline went public in May of 1992, introduced by its founder, Li Hongzhi, and today is practiced in over 50 countries.

When Chinese leader Jiang Zemin banned Falun Gong on July 20, 1999, up to 100 million people in China were suddenly outcast. Evidence suggests that Jiang feared the growing numbers of practitioners and was envious of the practice’s popularity.

Reportedly, over time, Jiang intensified the regime’s propaganda against Falun Gong, while persecuting those who practice it.

At a press conference at Washington’s National Press Club, Wednesday, various people who received the calls shared the experience, playing recordings from their phone answering machines and declaring their chagrin that such propaganda could reach them in America.

Individuals described receiving the calls as "shocking,” "disturbing,” "outrageous,” and "frightening.”

According to sponsors of the press conference, the "phone assault” was not limited to the Washington, D.C. area but targeted hundreds of Falun Gong practitioners throughout North America, Europe, Asia, and Australia - at about the same time.

The message, both in Chinese and English, centered on reports by the Beijing regime attempting to link Falun Gong with an alleged self-immolation incident in 2001.

By midnight Feb 7, at least 23 individuals and families in the metropolitan Washington DC area received phone calls with a prerecorded message, slandering Falun Gong. Some received as many as 18 messages. Most recipients were Falun Gong practitioners.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Extended News; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; US: District of Columbia
KEYWORDS: chicoms; china; communism; democracy; falungong; humanrights; telemarketing; tiananmen
I think we should start calling every home in China and telling them the truth about Tiananmen Square and their totalitarian government.
1 posted on 02/09/2005 7:39:51 PM PST by wagglebee
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To: wagglebee

Great idea Wagglebee. I wish I got one of these calls. I would have lots of fun telling off the propagandests about Tiananmen Square.


2 posted on 02/09/2005 7:42:12 PM PST by Paul_Denton (The UN is UN-American! Get the UN out of the US and US out of the UN!)
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To: wagglebee

Now I wonder why China thinks it is perfectly OK to do this?


3 posted on 02/09/2005 7:44:06 PM PST by Tench_Coxe
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To: Paul_Denton

It's bad enough when I get a call from someone in India trying to convince me that I should pay $5 a month to have credit protection on my Discover card (which I pay in full every month to begin with).


4 posted on 02/09/2005 7:44:16 PM PST by wagglebee ("We are ready for the greatest achievements in the history of freedom." -- President Bush, 1/20/05)
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To: Tench_Coxe

Probably BJ Klintoon sold them the phone numbers of everyone in America.


5 posted on 02/09/2005 7:44:57 PM PST by wagglebee ("We are ready for the greatest achievements in the history of freedom." -- President Bush, 1/20/05)
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To: wagglebee

I know. When I was on dialup I never had that propblem. Once I switched to DSL bam! Telemarketers.


6 posted on 02/09/2005 7:45:16 PM PST by Paul_Denton (The UN is UN-American! Get the UN out of the US and US out of the UN!)
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To: wagglebee

No doubt


7 posted on 02/09/2005 7:45:42 PM PST by Paul_Denton (The UN is UN-American! Get the UN out of the US and US out of the UN!)
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To: Tench_Coxe


Don't worry about China.

It is impossible to have a capitalist and communist system. It's falling apart over there and they know it.


8 posted on 02/09/2005 7:46:16 PM PST by LauraleeBraswell (Forgive Russia, Ignore Germany, Punish France - Condoleezza Rice)
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To: wagglebee

In both Chinese and English? Even in Europe? The French will be outraged!


9 posted on 02/09/2005 7:46:58 PM PST by sourcery (This is your country. This is your country under socialism. Any questions? Just say no to Socialism!)
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To: Paul_Denton

I signed up for the "do not call list" and went from getting two or three calls a month to five a day! Now I just look at my caller id, if I don't know who it is I ignore it, I figure if it's important they'll leave a message.


10 posted on 02/09/2005 7:47:13 PM PST by wagglebee ("We are ready for the greatest achievements in the history of freedom." -- President Bush, 1/20/05)
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To: Paul_Denton

Great. Commie callers dialing for whatever. Sounds like a propaganda tool practice run if you ask me. Remember Korea?


11 posted on 02/09/2005 7:47:46 PM PST by Tomorrow Wendy
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To: Tomorrow Wendy

Yeah. Wagglebee has a great idea. We should be calling Chinese people and telling them the truth about Tiananmen and their government.


12 posted on 02/09/2005 7:50:02 PM PST by Paul_Denton (The UN is UN-American! Get the UN out of the US and US out of the UN!)
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To: wagglebee
Check the link between FOX News and Red China.

Guess who been supplying Red China with
technology and information consulting services since 1995?
Wonder what part klintoon played in this deal?
Chinabyte aims to target the rapid expansion of both
the PC market and Internet sector in China,
providing technology and information consulting services
and support to China's rapidly expanding information technology sector...

News Corporation (AKA FOX NEWS) List of Companies,
Chairman and Chief Executive: K. Rupert Murdoch


Check the description of Chinabyte.com

Chinabyte.com is the merged entity between Beijing PDN Xinren Information Technology Co Ltd (www.chinabyte.com, www.cseek.com) and Chongqing Yesky Technology Co Ltd (www.yesky.com). PDN was established by News Corporation and People's Daily in 1995 while Yesky was established by Chinese PC Weekly and International Data Group in 1999. Both companies decided to merge to form the undisputable No 1 IT Chinese portal in April 2001.

Chinabyte aims to target the rapid expansion of both the PC market and Internet sector in China, providing technology and information consulting services and support to China's rapidly expanding information technolgy sector, establishing a world class Chinese site for all Chinese, as well as tapping the IT publication market. It has three websites, with Chinabyte.com focusing on advanced users, Yesky.com focusing on public users, while Cseek providing leading Chinese search engine services.

Number of Employees: 80 In Operation Since: 1995
13 posted on 02/09/2005 7:50:15 PM PST by 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub (The US Senate only has 99 legal Senators, and 1 illegal one. U.S. Constitution Amendment 14 Sec 3)
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To: R5D4
"Now which makes more sense...should the Chinese be hiring chinese workers to make the phone calls or out-sourcing this to India?"

Now there's a thought. A person rings up someone in Shanghai with the intonations carrying an accent:

" Hello Mr. Ling, this is Ping Ng Lau, and I'd like you to hear about our nice new offer on computer services...."
Crashing in the background, the shouting in Hindi....

15 posted on 02/09/2005 7:56:15 PM PST by Tench_Coxe
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub

I've read that a lot of the spyware problems that are plaguing the internet are from China. It concerns me that the Chicoms could have or develop the technology to create an "information meltdown." As for Fox News, Rupert Murdoch is building a 21,000 mansion in Beijing, complete with an underground bunker.
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1306260/posts


16 posted on 02/09/2005 7:57:23 PM PST by wagglebee ("We are ready for the greatest achievements in the history of freedom." -- President Bush, 1/20/05)
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To: wagglebee

This propaganda is a form of electronical warfare... or maybe say it electronical terrorism. I hope the Al Qaida does not come up with the same idea, causing heavy traffic of communication.


17 posted on 02/09/2005 7:58:17 PM PST by Wiz
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub

I guess the terrorist funding Tides Foundation is in some way involved too.


18 posted on 02/09/2005 7:59:28 PM PST by Wiz
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To: Wiz

BJ Klintoon didn't give al qaida the information to do it, but I'm sure the Chicoms are marketing it heavily.


19 posted on 02/09/2005 8:00:24 PM PST by wagglebee ("We are ready for the greatest achievements in the history of freedom." -- President Bush, 1/20/05)
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To: wagglebee

If only every, every other, or every ten thousand homes in China had a phone, this might work. We could bake messages into Fortune Cookies-my bad, that is their method of communicating with us.


21 posted on 02/09/2005 8:12:41 PM PST by F.J. Mitchell ( Dems! Show us your exit plans for Germany,Japan, Bosnia ,S. Korea and we'll show you ours for Iraq.)
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To: wagglebee

Reminds me of the Saudi "love us" TV ads.


22 posted on 02/09/2005 9:53:36 PM PST by GeronL (--- Loading, Loading...)
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To: wagglebee

I think we should all post pictures to FR from the official Chinese Communist Party website. Then ping each other incessantly until their server crashes.


23 posted on 02/09/2005 10:12:50 PM PST by ovrtaxt (Go Howard Go!)
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To: wagglebee

It's even worse!!!! I got one of these calls and after his communisim wouldn't sale he went on for 20 minutes trying to get me to change long distance companines!!!

ACKKKKK!


24 posted on 02/09/2005 10:17:02 PM PST by Fledermaus (I Googled "Democrat+Sane" and got no hits.)
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To: ovrtaxt

Awesome idea :D


25 posted on 02/09/2005 10:53:44 PM PST by Paul_Denton (The UN is UN-American! Get the UN out of the US and US out of the UN!)
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To: wagglebee
I wish I would have got a call from China. Let's see . . . I would tell them they have enough people in their own country to call and tell the need for them to get Communism out of their lives.

I would tell them to write down this script:

"Good evening Mr./Mrs. _______________, Is it time for you to take control of your own life and consider the effect Communism has on your future and your children's future? It is time to seize hold of the madness and take command. With our program you can take control of your future and end what is destined to be a failed system for good. Are you ready to declare complete freedom in your life and your family's life? Are you ready to find out about the Liberty Program? Can I get your support?"

Something like that.
26 posted on 02/10/2005 12:37:03 AM PST by jonrick46
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To: wagglebee

The world would be a better place if Chicommunists were vaporized...


27 posted on 02/10/2005 12:38:37 AM PST by ApesForEvolution (I just took a Muhammad and wiped my Jihadist with Mein Koran...come and get me nutbags.)
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To: Paul_Denton

cant speak chinese, but count me in!


28 posted on 02/10/2005 7:54:27 PM PST by Tomorrow Wendy
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