International media began covering the Chinese Communist Party's (CCP) brutal persecution of Falun Gong practitioners in 1999. The US Senate and international media have covered incidents of the CCP illegally extracting organs from prisoners in China's prisons and forced labor camps since 1994. In March 2006, the media revealed that the CCP built secret concentration camps to illegally detain Falun Gong practitioners, harvest their organs for profit and cremate their murdered bodies to destroy evidence. This news has shocked and enraged people from all walks of life.

Canadian independent investigators David Matas and David Kilgour released a report entitled "Report into Allegations of Organ Harvesting of Falun Gong Practitioners in China" on July 6, 2006, and published their revised version of their original report on January 31, 2007, entitled, "Bloody Harvest - Revised Report into Allegations of Organ Harvesting of Falun Gong Practitioners in China". The revised version collects more real evidence confirming the allegations of the CCP's organ harvesting of living Falun Gong practitioners.

Taiwan's representative to France: Lu Ching-lung

Taiwan's newly appointed representative to France, Lu Ching-lung, talked about the CCP's organ harvesting atrocities in an exclusive interview with the Epoch Times. He also expressed his opinions on the persecution of Falun Gong and China's comprehensive blockage of information.

Organ harvesting atrocities are against humanity and human rights

People from all walks of life find the CCP's persecution of Falun Gong practitioners and its crime of harvesting organs from living Falun Gong practitioners intolerable. Lu Ching-lung said that the persecution of Falun Gong and the live organ harvesting happening in China are against humanity and human rights. The world will not tolerate it. He said that in terms of basic human rights, regardless of races, genders and regions, [people] should share common universal values, and basic human rights must be respected. Under the universal values, and in the Charter of the United Nations, people of the United Nations should have no difference. Why can't people practicing Falun Gong enjoy protection of basic human rights? Why have they been subjected to these unfair persecutions?

Lu Ching-lung also pointed out that organ transplantation should be viewed on two levels. If suffering unexpected accidents or some other state of situation, if the people involved or their families consent, then organ transplantation can be conducted according to law. Nobody will oppose it, anywhere around the world. Organ transplantation is originally a part of medical treatment, but an important issue is involved, that is whether or not the people involved consent or if they are forced to do so. It is not right to forcibly extract people's organs because they have different political beliefs or different political notions, or because they are Falun Gong practitioners. It is a violation of the basic human rights. How can its own citizens not be given fair treatment? Then people practicing Falun Gong will have such risk (having their organs harvested while they are still alive), but other people can be free from such danger, it is a strange matter. So how to return these abnormal things to be normal, is the rule of law.

Lu Ching-lung stated that the problem of corruption in mainland China is well known to the world, and no longer a secret. This reflects that the CCP does not enforce its law according to law. It means there is no "law." Even though there is a law, [people] have to cooperate and implement it, then it concerns about a government's cause and determination to implement the law. Regarding things like Falun Gong practitioners having their organs harvested, the CCP violates the law. Dare the CCP say it has law? Has it implemented it?

CCP's persecution of Falun Gong and information blockage reveal its power crisis

Lu Ching-lung expressed his opinion on the CCP's exhausting its whole strength to persecute Falun Gong and its forceful blockage of the free flow of information. He said that we see Falun Gong in Taiwan, in parks near Taipei's Grand Hotel, Chungcheng Memorial Park, and others. He said that there are more than 200, 000 Falun Gong practitioners in Taiwan, but we have not felt that Falun Gong poses any threat to Taiwan's security or social order.

How can you require others to do something in a multi-cultural society? Or say "you can't practice Falun Gong"? Every one has his/her own choice and freedom. Falun Gong in Taiwan, just like Taichi, has become a part of people's life, and has contributed to people's good health.

He said that he was surprised at the beginning of the CCP's persecution of Falun Gong, later after studying it, he understood that the government has no confidence in itself.

He continued that Falun Gong does not have any organization, it is only that everybody comes to learn it. It has no roster, and nothing like that. What are you afraid of under such circumstances? This directly reflects that there is no freedom in China. It is not a good thing for China's long-term development. The CCP, on one hand, hopes to participate in international affairs, pursuing even bigger market; on the other hand, what it has done is contrary to the trend of the world, including the respect for freedom, and respect for fundamental human rights. This will make people puzzle. If a government has confidence and determination, why not be open to the outside world? In his view, a government certainly hopes to rule the country well, then why manipulate and control people's freedom against normal sense?

In mainland China, no "Lianhe [United Daily News] Newspaper" and "China Times" can be seen, neither can be seen on the Internet. Then this country truly does not have freedom, because these newspapers in Taiwan usually publish articles expressing a lot of different opinions and positions. One feels that Taiwan is a democracy.

The 2008 Olympics are approaching. In the last few months, the CCP government has restricted foreign journalists, news agencies, requiring that they should seek approval by the Xinhua News Agency for what news they can report in China. These journalists will have different opinions on China's development and China issues, at this time, if the CCP government cannot be open-minded, but only stipulates that "What you cannot report," then it will be a great impact on China, and will do no good to the Chinese people.

Background of Lu Ching-long:

Graduated from the French Group of Western Language Department of the Taiwan Tamkang Chinese Language Institute, once worked as Director and Spokesperson of Information and Cultural Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Taiwan, Business Office chief of Taiwan's representative office in France, secretary of Taiwan's representative office in Holland, minister of Taiwan's Embassy in Haiti, first appointed chief of Taiwan's Geneva office, and Taiwan's ambassador to Haiti. He is currently Taiwan's representative to France.

Special experience: French interpreter for Taiwan President's Office, and Executive Yuan, associated professor at the National Sun Yat-Sen University, Non-governmental organization Institute of Management of the NanHua University, and the International School of the Ming Chuan University.