China News Broadcast, May 13, 2013: World Falun Dafa Day, US Engineer Death Inquiry
In today’s NTD China News, there have been worldwide events to mark May 13th, World Falun Dafa Day. The traditional Chinese meditation practice was introduced to the public in May 1992. Despite now being persecuted by the Chinese regime, Falun Gong, also known as Falun Dafa, is being practiced in more than 100 countries by tens of millions of people.
A top Chinese official has been placed under investigation for “serious disciplinary violations”. Liu Tienan was first accused of being involved in shady business deals and faking his academic records by Chinese journalist Luo Changping last December. Authorities at that time denied the claims as “pure slander.”
The family of Yuan Liya, the young woman who died outside a shopping mall on May 3rd, says her former employers have offered the family 400,000 yuan in compensation for her “suicide”. But the employers demanded that Yuan’s body be cremated first before they would make payment.
The parents of former US Engineer Shane Todd are in Singapore for a 12-day coroner’s inquiry into his death. Some suspect the engineer did not commit suicide, and that his death may be linked to China’s top telecom gear maker Huawei.
Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei has captured footage of a bloody brawl in Beijing, reportedly between ethnic Han Chinese and Tibetans.
The UC Congressional-Executive Committee on China has held a roundtable discussion, examining the reform-through-labor system under the Chinese regime.
Meet a US musician who was inspired to create music that would be good for others, after learning the traditional Chinese meditation discipline of Falun Dafa.