When Calgarian Guo Wenwen went downtown to lift consciousness of her trigger on July 11—as a volunteer of a worldwide grassroots effort to finish the communist regime in China—little did she anticipate she would have an opportunity to fulfill Alberta Premier Jason Kenney himself, a significant supporter of that trigger.
It was a sunny afternoon in the course of the busy opening weekend of the Calgary Stampede. Guo, a volunteer with the Global Service Center for Quitting the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), was standing on the road giving out flyers to passersby and accumulating signatures for the centre’s “End CCP” petition, simply as she had carried out on quite a few events over the previous few months.
Round 2 o’clock, seeing so many individuals strolling by, she held up her petition board and flyers and referred to as out to the passersby, “Finish CCP.” Out among the many crowd walked a person who got here straight over to her and enthusiastically shook her hand.
“I used to be so shocked. It was Premier Jason Kenney,” Guo recalled.
As Kenney was shaking her hand, he referred to as out in a loud voice, “Finish CCP,” and even inspired the folks round them to name out collectively, “Falun Dafa hao,” which stands for “Falun Gong is nice” in Chinese language.
Falun Dafa is one other title for Falun Gong, and “Falun Dafa hao” is a well-liked phrase folks say to assist counter the CCP’s hate propaganda towards Falun Gong. It’s a observe for the thoughts, physique, and spirit rooted within the historical Chinese language cultural custom. Centring on on the tenets of “Truthfulness, Compassion, Forbearance,” Falun Gong additionally contains a number of meditative workout routines. However below the communist regime, it has been a significant goal of persecution since 1999
Kenney, from earlier than his federal cupboard minister days below Prime Minister Stephen Harper, by way of to his present tenure as Alberta premier, has constantly condemned the human rights abuses dedicated by the CCP.
Final July, on the 21st anniversary of the persecution, the Alberta premier made some extent of issuing a statement condemning the CCP’s persecution of Falun Gong and displaying solidarity with the Falun Gong group.
Guo’s flyers and petition and the EndCCP.com web site discuss with the COVID-19 coverup, the Cultural Revolution, the Tiananmen Sq. Bloodbath, the lack of freedoms and democracy in Hong Kong, the persecution of religion and ethnic teams, and large-scale compelled organ harvesting of prisoners of conscience, amongst different matters.
Since 2004, the World Service Middle, a non-profit charitable group registered in the US, has coordinated the worldwide motion to assist Chinese language folks stop the CCP and its two affiliated organizations: the Communist Youth League and the Younger Pioneers.
The centre launched the “Finish CCP” petition in September 2020, and since then, the petition has collected roughly 70,000 signatures in Calgary alone, Guo stated. And greater than 1.1 million folks globally have signed the petition on-line.
“It’s to let the folks world wide know the way a lot hurt the CCP has led to, and that the CCP has infiltrated [countries] round world. Folks want to face up towards it.”