7 Die In Shooting At China-Vietnam Border
On April 18, at least seven people were killed during a China-
Vietnam border conflict.
Vietnamese authorities detained 16 Chinese people, 10 men,
four women and two children, entering the country illegally
in Quang Ninh province, according to regional government.
A Chinese man being repatriated from Vietnam along with
15 other migrants seized a gun from a border guard on Friday.
This triggered a gunfight and standoff in which five Chinese
and two Vietnamese guards died.
The Vietnamese government did not say whether the
Chinese fatalities included women or children.
Wang Quanping is Released Due to Pressure From
Two Hundred Lawyers.
On April 17, lawyer Wang Quanping held by Beijing police
was released on bail to Guangdong following support from
over 200 lawyers.
Wang Quanping drove alone from Guangdong to Beijing to
attend Ding Jiaxi case trial. In the car he scribbled a note
saying it is grossly unfair to be guilty of requesting officials
to make assets public etc.
On the afternoon of April 8, Wang Quanping was taken
away by police when he arrived at Haidian courthouse.
After the incident, mainland lawyers strongly supported him with
251 lawyers volunteered to defend Wang Qianping.
Hunan lawyer Yang Jinzhu part of thousand lawyers
defense team and said, “Chinese lawyers are endless catching!"
U.S. Congressman Condemned the Chinese Communist Party
on the Eve of Gao Zhisheng’s Birthday
There has not been any news of Mainland human rights
lawyer Gao Zhisheng detained in Xinjiang Shaya prison for
15 months. April 20 is his birthday.
On April 17, U.S. Congressman Smith issued a statement to
condemn the Chinese government human rights abuses.
Police Violently Suppressed Yu Yuan Shoe Factory Strike
On April 18, Dongguan Yue Yuen Shoe Factory strike was
violently suppressed by Chinese Communist Party (CCP)
police and dozens of people were taken away with 6 injured.
According to Radio Free Asia, nearly 20,000 workers planned
to march against illegal arrests by the CCP when authorities
arrested people in the plant.
However, the parade had not officially started but was
blocked by large numbers of police.
The people were subjected to violence. Witnesses said at
least 5 or 6 people were beaten unconscious and removed.
Some striking workers said the CCP deliberately lured
workers out of the factory gate to protest because the
government cannot suppress them inside the factory.