CCP Trains With Illegal Drugs
Before the opening of the London Olympics, a former doctor
for the Chinese gymnastics team disclosed to Australian media
that in the 1980s and 1990s, Chinese athletes were required
to use illegal drugs according to a policy of the Chinese authorities.
During the 1980s, Xue Yinxian was a chief doctor
for the Chinese gymnastics team.
On July 27, Xue told the Sydney Morning Herald that during
the rise of Chinese sports in the 1980s, the use of steroids,
human growth hormones, and other banned drugs was part
of the so-called official scientific training by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP).
Xue Yinxian said the players often did not know they had been
injected with illegal drugs, and nurses who refused to participate were marginalized.
Reports said that this is the first time insiders who had
previously worked within the CCP system spoke out about these activities.
In the 1990s, after a series of Chinese athlete drug scandals,
the Chinese authorities placed blame on the athletes
or coaches, saying they did so to pursue personal fame,
and marked them as personal acts.
Rehearsal Revealed Ahead of Time
Around 3am on July 28, London Olympics opening ceremony
was exposed on microblogs ahead of the official broadcast.
A major website in China also posted a candid video of the
ceremony rehearsal in a prominent spot of its Olympic Channel.
It is accused of serious violations of industry practices
and journalism integrity.
It was learned during the Olympic Games opening ceremony
rehearsal that broadcasters were allowed to carry equipment
for testing in, but by convention, no one can disclose
the content ahead.
Radio France Internationale reported that before rehearsal,
the London Olympic Games opening ceremony director
Danny Boyle told the audience in earnest, “You are the world’s
first audience seeing this work, please retain the surprise for others.”
The British tabloids, known for being fond of revealing all kinds
of private matters, even held back.
However, China’s microblogs disclosed the remarkable secret
of the world without authorization.
Some media said this behavior of secret leaks online is a crime.
Second Trial for Ni Yulan Case
On July 27, the case of the Beijing human rights activist
Ni Yulan and her husband went to trial.
The outside of the court was heavily guarded.
Their families and a large number of petitioners coming
to support were prohibited in the hearing.
The judge announced the abolition of Ni Yulan’s fraud
charges, and her sentence was reduced from two years
and eight months to two years and six months.
Her husband Dong Jiqin’s sentence remained at two years.
Ni Yulan couple’s family and lawyer said the couple
is fundamentally innocent, and they will continue to seek justice for them via legal channels.
Voice of America reported that, Dong Xuan, the daughter
of Ni Yulan, disclosed that
defense attorneys attempted to prove the ‘making trouble’
accusation to be false, but the judge ignored the evidence.
Radio Free Asia reported that Cheng Hai, a Beijing human
rights lawyer, who defended the case admitted that
the sentence was unfair and the authorities deliberately
trumped up charges. “The case is pure fabrication. The police are guilty,” he said.
Ni Yulan, a former legal advisor, was suppressed by the CCP
since she was concerned about building demolition and relocation.
She had been sentenced twice by the authorities with charges
of obstructing official business.
During her detention, she was beaten by prison guards.
In February 2011, the former U.S. Ambassador, Jon Huntsman, went to visit Ni Yulan.
In 2011, Ni Yulan won the Tulip Award of Netherlands Human