The Chinese Continue Petitioning at The Sensitive Areas
during The Third Plenary Meeting
The Third Plenary is creating a ‘closing door’
effect in Beijing.
Security and police are seen everywhere.
Tiananmen Square, and Jingxi Hotel where the third plenum
is located, are heavily guarded by armed police, special
police and plainclothes patrol.
Against all odds, Chinese petitioners from every corner of
China made it though and arrived at the sensitive areas
such as Tiananmen Square and Zhongnanhai.
They spread flyers, shouted slogans, held banners, and even
In different ways, they expressed their demands.
Many were arrested at the scene.
According to the petitioners, the opening day of the Third
Plenum, Beijing black jails ‘Majialou’ and ‘Jiujingzhuang’
overflowed with tens of thousands of detained petitioners.
Japanese Media: Protests Put Pressure on
The Third Plenary Session
Due to time sensitivity, Chinese petitioners’ protests in areas
surrounding the Plenary hall, has attracted overseas media
The Japanese mainstream media reported the incident on
The Japanese media, Jiji Press, reported that over 1,000
Chinese petitioners protested at the Ministry of Supervision in
Beijing during the opening of the third plenary.
Their article is titled, “The Weak Pressure General Secretary
Xi: The Opening of The Third Plenum, The Petitioners
Unite in China.”
The report indicated that in the state of martial law on the
opening day of the Third Plenum, such large scale protests
are indeed an exception.
Jiji Press reported that the Third Plenary Session of the 18th
CPC Central Committee will in the four days of meetings
discuss how to comprehensively deepen reform.
However, the socially disadvantaged peoples’ anger at the
corruption and injustice has reached the extreme.
It has become a pressure from bottom of the society to the
hierarchy’s anti-corruption agenda in the meeting.
China turns down Veteran American Journalist Visa Application
Paul Mooney, a veteran journalist based in Beijing for the
past 18 years, was refused a resident journalist visa by the
Chinese Comunist Party (CCP).
According to the New York Times, Paul Mooney had been
waiting for a new visa since the old one expired last year.
After eight months of waiting, Chinese Foreign Ministry told
Reuters on November 8 that it would not grant him a resident
journalist visa but declined to provide a reason.
Paul Mooney told the New York Times that he suspected that
the government’s decision to deny him a visa was punishment
for his persistent coverage of human rights abuses in China.
Mr. Mooney, 63, is now living in Berkeley, California.
He is said to be one of the international reporters who is most
concerned about China ‘s human rights issues by twitter users.
Edit / Zhou Yulin