On June 10, 2007, a Boston based 501 (c)(3) human rights organization, the World Organization to Investigate the Persecution of Falun Gong (WOIPFG), published a report about how the Chinese government uses Chinese student associations to infiltrate the host countries. The Chinese regime not only must approve these associations; it also at least partly funds them and places Chinese officials on their advisory boards. In the United States, there are at least 109 such associations.
China’s Ministry of Public Security (MPS) has just completed the first phase of the well-known "Golden Shield Project." The information technology project was initiated in 2001 and passed the test and the state’s inspection on November 11, 2006. The three milestone achievements of the first phase include 8 national-wide databanks and 60 applications systems, a communication network and computer information systems connecting over 800,000 computers, and a nation-wide PKI/MI system that has issued over 700,000 digital certificates and currently interfaces with 230 application systems
The Chinese Communist Party has kept the Falun Gong issue at the top of its agenda and accused the United States and other Western countries of supporting Faluln Gong for the purpose of political penetration and the peaceful transformation of China. The Communist Party acknowledges that there are a lot more Falun Gong practitioners in China than what the Chinese media have previously reported. The Communist Party has directed the Chinese media not to report this specific Party directive.
The annual report from the Hangzhou City Public Security Bureau shows that the suppression of faith-based groups has gone underground – it has become the "hidden front." The Chinese police waste no time on enforcement. Internet censorship and control of social unrest continue to be the focus of Chinese law enforcement.
Xiamen Star issued a "2006 Taiwan Report" authored by a group of experts and scholars from Mainland China and Taiwan. Those from Mainland China allege that Taiwan has entered a new period of political turmoil, color revolution is taking place in Taiwan and public opinion will decide who is the winner in Taiwan election.
Chinese households have been pouring billions of RMB in savings into the stock market. In May 2007 alone, they transferred more than 278.4 billion RMB ($37 billion) from household savings accounts to stock trading accounts. As a result, Chinese banks are facing their biggest challenge since 1949.
Just days before July 1, 2007, the 10th anniversary of Hong Kong’s hand-over to communist China, hundreds of Falun Gong practitioners from Taiwan were denied entry into Hong Kong. After arriving, most of them were deported back to Taiwan. The incident started on June 25 when Theresa Chu, a Falun Gong human rights attorney was denied entry. As of June 30, about 520 people had been deported or detained at the airport.
Chinese lawyers face numerous hurdles in conducting discovery for their cases. When dealing with discovery in a criminal defense, for example, lawyers worry that, when the evidence they uncover contradicts the government’s findings, the government will use Article 306 of the Criminal Law to charge them with forgery and perjury. A recent feature article in Legal Daily (reprinted by the official Xinhua) discusses the issues in detail.