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Ethan Gutmann

NAME: Ethan Gutmann

EXPERTISE: Investigative journalist and author

LOCATION: Home, London

YEAR: 2008

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“…we have a Genocide, in slow motion, taking place in China…”


BACKGROUND: Completing a book on the conflict between Falun Gong and the Chinese State; author of award-winning “Losing the New China”, which received the “Spirit of Tiananmen” award and “Chans Journalism” award, along with the New York Sunʼs “Best Book of 2004”; the bookʼs seminal research was influential in Washington, and contributed to US Congress cross-examining Cisco, Google, Yahoo, and Microsoft over collusion with Chinese censorship and surveillance; directed the AV networkʼs television documentary series and served as a foreign policy analyst at the Brookings Institution; given congressional testimony, briefed the CIA, and the State Department on China trade policy; fellow at the Foundation for the Defence of Democracies, and formerly a Senior Counsellor for APCO China; written for the Asian Wall Street Journal, National Review, Investorʼs Business Daily and many other publications.

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Albert Ho

NAME: The Honourable Albert Ho Chun-Yan

EXPERTISE: Legislator of the HK Legislature & Lawyer

LOCATION: Legco Building, Hong Kong

YEAR: 2006

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“…human rights lawyers, who have been working very hard, to fight for justice and to fight for and defend the rights of the deprived citizens, are now themselves in problems.”

BACKGROUND: Secretary General of the HK Alliance in Support of the Patriotic Democratic Movements of China; solicitor and Notary Public; member of the Coalition to Investigate the Persecution of Falun Gong. Chairman of the Democratic Party of Hong Kong.

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Annie YangNAME: Annie Yang

EXPERTISE: Survivor

LOCATION: Foreign Press Association, London

YEAR: 2007

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…at the beginning I thought they care of our body and later on I understand and I heard the news from the internet: they want our organ to take away.

BACKGROUND: Relevant information revealed in the film.

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Charles LeeNAME: Dr Charles Lee

EXPERTISE: Survivor

LOCATION: NTDTV Studios, New York

YEAR: 2007

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…because I was an American citizen, I was not treated like that; tortured to death, you know, I was able to get out of the prison with my body intact.

BACKGROUND: Relevant information revealed in the film.

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Chen Yong-LinNAME: Chen Yonglin

EXPERTISE: Former Consul for political affairs, Chinese Embassy, Sydney

LOCATION: Undisclosed, Sydney

YEAR: 2006

Download Chen Yonglin Interview Transcript

“Ministry of Foreign Affairs is a part of the 6-10 Office system…as a propaganda machine overseas.”

BACKGROUND: University student in Beijing during the Tiananmen Square Massacre of 1989, at which time, friends of his were wounded. Joined the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1991. Second Secretary for Political Affairs, Fiji, 1994. Joined the Chinese Communist Party in 1995. Father tortured to death during the Cultural Revolution.

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David KilgourNAME: The Honourable David Kilgour

EXPERTISE: Former Canadian Secretary-of-State for Asia-Pacific & Lawyer

LOCATION: Wing Tak Mansion, Hong Kong & Foreign Press Association, London

YEARS: 2006 & 2007

Download: UK or Hong Kong Organ Harvesting Conference Transcript

“…there has been, and continues today to be large scale organ seizures from unwilling Falun Gong practitioners.”

BACKGROUND: Author of ʻBloody Harvest: The killing of Falun Gong for their organsʼ; former crown attorney to Canadian Cabinet Minister; July 2006, with co-investigator lawyer David Matas, published a “Report into Allegations of Organ Harvesting of Falun Gong Practitioners in China.”; visited more than forty countries raising public awareness of findings in report; member of the Coalition to Investigate the Persecution of Falun Gong; May 2006, received honorary Doctor of Divinity for his commitment to human rights.

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Chan Shun HingNAME: Dr Chan Shun Hing

EXPERTISE: Associate Professor, Religion and Philosophy, Baptist University

LOCATION: Office, Baptist University, Hong Kong

YEAR: 2006

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“…I do not find any substantial evidence to prove that Falun Gong is a ‘evil cult’, I would rather say Falun Gong is a spiritual movement…”

BACKGROUND: B.A. (Hons.), M. Div., Ph.D., Chinese University of Hong Kong. M. Th., University of Edinburgh. Published author. Currently researching why & how Falun Gong became a global spiritual practice.

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Herman SaltonNAME: Dr. Herman Salton

EXPERTISE: International Human Rights lawyer

LOCATION: Oxford University, UK

YEAR: 2008

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“…if you are a leader of an authoritarian country, regime, you don’t really want to have growing numbers of people going into the Millions of people who believe in Truth, Compassion and Forbearance.”

BACKGROUND: Author of ‘Arctic Host, Icy Visit: China and Falun Gong Face Off in Iceland‘; published ʻIndependent People? Iceland, Falun Gong and the Visit of the Chinese President in 2002.‘; educated at the Universities of Trento (Italy), Auckland (New Zealand) and Oxford (UK); visiting researcher at Sciences-Po, Paris and TUJ, Tokyo; an officer at the Icelandic Human Rights Centre, Reykjavik; associate with the Office of the Under-Secretary-General, UN Headquarters, New York.

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Edward McMillan-ScottNAME: Edward McMillan-Scott MEP

EXPERTISE: Former Vice-President of the European Parliament

LOCATION: UK Office of European Parliament, London

YEAR: 2007

Download Edward McMillan-Scott Conference Transcript

“…even though the tyranny of Germany and it’s effect on the world through WWII was massive by comparison, the fact is that internally in China today, the situation is actually worse…”

BACKGROUND: MEP for York Euro-constituency; well-known for his active role in human rights and democracy in China; undertaken personal fact-finding missions to the Mainland; currently working to establish an impunity register for confidential denunciations of human rights abuses, modelled within the legal framework of the EU and the International Criminal Court; European Parliament’s rapporteur on relations with China (1996-1997); first politician to visit Tibet after a 1993 embargo; founding member of the Washington-based International Movement of Parliamentarians for Democracy; Patron of the BBC World Service Trust.

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Haflidi Helgason

NAME: Haflidi Helgason

EXPERTISE: Editor and Journalist

LOCATION: Reykjavik, Iceland

YEAR: 2008

Download Haflidi Helgason Interview Transcript

“But in this case I think obeying orders from the Chinese government was going much too far.”

BACKGROUND: Awaiting confirmation.

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He BinNAME: He Bin

EXPERTISE: Survivor

LOCATION: Home, London

YEAR: 2006

Download He Bin Interview Transcript

“…I was to go to Tiananmen square to appeal for Falun Gong because I, as I said, from our experience I know Falun Gong is very good, and all the government, all the TV stations, what they have said is totally wrong and untrue.”

BACKGROUND: Relevant information revealed in the film.

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Jell Priore

NAME: Jeff Priore

EXPERTISE: Campaigner.

LOCATION: Hong Kong Park, Hong Kong.

YEAR: 2006

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If you really analyse it, we’re just trying to save people. Save people from being killed. I think it’s that simple.

BACKGROUND: Born and raised in New Jersey. Formerly practiced Yoga, Tai Chi and Kung Fu. Lived in Hong Kong and Taiwan. Other relevant information revealed in the film.

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Jonathan MirskyNAME: Jonathan Mirsky

EXPERTISE: Journalist and historian

LOCATION: Home, London

YEAR: 2008

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“…people feel that if they criticise China something bad will happen to them.


BACKGROUND: China correspondent of The Observer [London] and East Asia Editor of The Times [London]; in 1989, was named the British editors’ International Journalist of the Year for his reporting from Tiananmen. Former resident of China.

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Matt WhitticaseNAME: Matt Whitticase

EXPERTISE: Free Tibet Campaign Spokesman

LOCATION: Free Tibet office, London

YEAR: 2007

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…it is  the responsibility of the international media to make sure they balance their coverage of China, so we don’t just get some rosy picture of newly enriched people in Beijing or Shanghai, posing in front of towering office blocks.

BACKGROUND: Raised in Hong Kong. Cantonese speaker.

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NAME: Robin Munro

EXPERTISE: China Human Rights researcher, campaigner & author

LOCATION: School of Oriental and African Studies, London

YEAR: 2007

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Large numbers of Falun Gong sent to mental hospitals, falsely accused of being mentally ill, and forced to take electric shock treatment, psychotropic drugs, all the rest of it.

BACKGROUND: Researcher and author of Dangerous Minds: Political Psychiatry in China Today and it’s Origins in the Mao Era; Director of Hong Kong Human Rights Watch and principal China researcher 1989-1998; Senior Researcher at the Law Department and Centre of Chinese Studies, School of Oriental and African Studies; member of SOAS Law and Public Health in Developing Countries Research Group. Formerly of Amnesty International. Establisher of China Labour Bulletin. Present during the Tiananmen Square Massacre. Former resident of China.

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Sarah CookNAME: Sarah Cook

EXPERTISE: Co-editor of A China More Just

LOCATION: School of Oriental and African Studies, London

YEAR: 2008

Download Sarah Cook Interview Transcript

“…they talk about there being a pit there where they bury their bodies…”

BACKGROUND: Research Assistant at Freedom House, focusing on Asia and the Middle East; served as an analyst for East Asia and Israel for Freedom House’s Freedom of the Press survey; holds an M.Sc. in Middle East Politics and an LL.M. in Public International Law from the School of Oriental and African Studies in London, where she was a Marshall Scholar; served as a Southeast Asia analyst for Freedom in the World twice a delegate to the United Nations Human Rights Commission meeting in Geneva for an NGO working on religious freedom in China.

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To Yiu MinNAME: To Yiu-Ming

EXPERTISE: Assistant Professor, Department of Journalism

LOCATION: Office, Baptist University, Hong Kong

YEAR: 2007

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…they say they have to work in accordance with the Chinese Law and…but that would, but what if the Chinese Law, if put in force, is contravening the laws of international human rights?

BACKGROUND: Between 1979 and 1986, worked as a journalist for Express Daily, Hong Kong
Economic Journal, Pai-shing Semi-monthly, North America Daily (HK Office), Hong Kong News Journal and Hong Kong Standard; won Human Rights Press Award for Special merit in 1997 for Human Rights Commentary.

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Tom Treasure

NAME: Professor Tom Treasure

EXPERTISE: Eminent cardio-thoracic surgeon and research fellow

LOCATION: Royal College of Surgeons, London

YEAR: 2008

Download Prof. Tom Treasure Interview Transcript

“…they wouldn’t be able to keep up the numbers without the prisoners…


BACKGROUND: Explored the allegations concerning organ harvesting in a peer-reviewed paper published in the Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine; chair of the Wellcome Trustʼs Medical Humanities Strategy Committee; chair of a NICE Guideline Development Group; chairs the EACTS Thoracic Committee reporting to the Council of the European Association for Cardio-Thoracic Surgery; worked with CORU on research topics for almost two decades.

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Zek HaluNAME: Zek Halu

EXPERTISE: UK Spokesperson for the CIPFG

LOCATION: Free Press Association & HRTR, London

YEAR: 2007

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My question to all of you is “should Olympic games be run in Burma, in Zimbabwe or Sudan?”, and you will all say “of course not!

BACKGROUND: Awaiting confirmation.

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OFF CAMERA:

NAME: Gao Zhisheng

EXPERTISE: Lawyer

LOCATION: China

CURRENT STATUS: Unknown

BACKGROUND: Self-taught lawyer. Author of ‘A China More Just’. Famed for taking pro-bono cases. Other relevant information revealed in the film.

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NAME: Hu Jia

EXPERTISE: Human Rights campaigner and Blogger

LOCATION: Beijing

CURRENT STATUS: In jail

BACKGROUND: Parents persecuted during the Anti-Rightist movement. Graduated from Beijing School of Economics in 1996, majoring in Information Engineering. Buddhist of the Tibetan tradition. Made an Honorary Citizen of France in 2008. Winner of the Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought in 2008.

Download Edward McMillan-Scott Conference Transcript

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NON-ENGLISH SPEAKING (in order of appearance):

NAME: Olivier Sonic

EXPERTISE: Arrested practitioner of Falun Gong

LOCATION: Cafe, Paris

YEAR: 2006

BACKGROUND: Olivier was part of a group of Westerners who went to Tiananmen square to appeal on behalf of Falun Gong. He is a postal worker from France. He remains an active campaigner for the freedom of Falun Gong. Other relevant information is revealed in the film.

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NAME: Zhu Kemin

EXPERTISE: Survivor

LOCATION: Office, Hong Kong

YEAR: 2006

BACKGROUND: August 29th, 2000. Zhu Kemin and Wang Jie filed a lawsuit at the Supreme Court in China against Jiang Zemin, Zen Qinhong, and Luo Gan for violating the Chinese Constitution and persecuting Falun Gong. In the lawsuit, they also made six demands, including; withdrawing the arrest warrant against Mr. Li Hongzhi; withdrawing Ministry of Public Security’s “Six Prohibitions”; releasing illegally detained Falun Gong practitioners, and bringing Jiang, Zen and Luo to justice. September 7th 2000; both were arrested. Zhu was an artist and had his works and wealth confiscated by the state. His teeth fell out as a result of being subject by torture with cattle prods to the mouth. Currently exiled in Taiwan.

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NAME: Chen Ying

EXPERTISE: Survivor

LOCATION: Hotel, Paris

YEAR: 2006

BACKGROUND: Chen was present during Master Li Hongzhi’s lectures at the Chinese Embassy in Paris. She is the former wife of a Consulate staff member. The couple divorced under pressure from the CCP. She was arrested whilst visiting China. As part of her ‘re-education’ she was subjected to psychotropic drugs. She currently works for Sound of Hope radio in Paris.

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NAME: Jennifer Zeng

EXPERTISE: Survivor

LOCATION: NTDTV Studios, Sydney

YEAR: 2006

BACKGROUND: Jennifer holds a Master of science in Biochemistry. She suffered from Hepatitis C, but as a result of her practice, the disease subsided. She was arrested four times, and sent to a labour camp; the Beijing Municipal Women’s Re-Education-Through-Labor Camp, for rehabilitation, where she was subjected to brainwashing and electric shock treatment. Author of the award winning ‘Witnessing History: One Chinese Woman’s Fight for Freedom and Falun Gong’.

[Transcripts available as part of Phase 2]

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EVENT: Human Rights Torch Relay, London,  2007

SPEAKERS (in order of appearance):

| Lord Avebury | John Michaels | Robert Evans | Brian Coleman | Gutari Jurapanda |

DEPICTED WITHOUT AUDIO (in order of appearance):

| Lord Hylton | Cur Swah | Lucy Gin | Tinch Minter |

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