Mr. Zhang, a well known activist for Chinese Human Rights, brought three petitioners together in Sydney to mount a concerted effort against the Chinese Government.
The Demonstration commenced at the Sydney Opera House and then moved, by a walk through the streets, to Sydney Town Hall near the Queen Victoria Building in George Street. For those unfamiliar with Sydney, George Street is the main street in Sydney.
Thousands saw the banners displayed at both sites and during the 1/2 hour walk between the Opera House and Town Hall. We received very encouraging support along the way. A demonstration of this type has not been attempted in Sydney before.
As we expected, the Chinese Government was criticized by supporters for not correcting an illegal Court Case. It was a mockery, they said, of the Chinese Legal System. We were successful in persuading many people NOT to go to China where Human Rights are denied ordinary citizens and the Legal Rights of foreigners (and citizens) are not upheld.
Listeners agreed that a Government who does not fix an illegal Court Case, brought by corrupt officials and officials acting illegally, is as bad as the Courts that created it. Some were International visitors to Australia and they were unaware of an illegal case remaining unresolved their Countries. They were directed to this Blog for more detailed information.
The Chinese Government in delaying any action to settle the illegal Civil Court Case have been damned by their own inaction and I am working to increase the level of that damnation. My resolve to do that is no secret to the Chinese Courts or Chinese Government. They simply have to settle my wife's 1998 illegal Civil Court Case.
While the initial launch went well more mobile daily demonstrations are planned for the future. Our clothing at this demonstration was makeshift and will not used for much longer.
It is NOT intended to mount an ongoing campaign based around the Chinese Sydney Consulate, Dunblane Street, Camperdown. Too few people travel that street and much greater effect can be created in the Cities and suburbs where human traffic is much, much greater. There will be a "presence" outside the Consulate, for a short interval, should Consular Officials want direct and positive contact with Demonstrators. It is not my intention to waste resources on such barren ground. Australian Federal Police patrol the area (as required by International Law) and Demonstrators are safe from any negative interference caused by anyone in the area.
A Police escort assisted marchers celebrating International Human Rights Day as it moved up George Street. Our banners can be seen in many of the photographs taken.
THE WRITING STYLE IS INTENDED AS A MESSAGE TO THE CHINESE GOVERNMENT
SINCE THERE IS NO COMMUNICATION FROM THE COURTS AND THE GOVERNMENT WE ARE FORCED TO "COMMUNICATE" WITH THEM IN THIS WAY.
Yet another confirmation of their lack of concern for foreigners and their legal rights
|Mr. Zhang Xiaogang - Human Rights and Legal |
Mr. Zhang is a Human Rights and Legal Rights activist. His home is in Australia. He is a passionate defender of Human Rights and Legal Rights in China. His T-shirt has a photograph of "The Tank Man" who stood so defiantly in front of Chinese tanks at the time of the Tianenman Massacre in June 1989. Mr. Zhang, today, also faces a formidable opponent - the Chinese Government. Typical of this heavy handed and dispassionate Government he was not granted a Chinese Visa to return to China to attend funerals of his parents. So empty of compassion and so full of insecurity is the heart and mind of the Chinese Government. They are so fearful of one man. If you have read some of the story regarding my wife's illegal Chinese Civil Court Case, looked at the photographs and explored some of the links you will have some understanding of the challenges that this man faces. He could settle for a quiet Life but has chosen to attempt to bring change to China. In Australia, agents for the Chinese Government, are very active collecting dossiers on dissenting Chinese, ex-Chinese and foreigners. He is a champion amongst champions.
|Miss He Yan and Mr. Tang Chuanhai|
Mr. Tang had a business property that was demolished and he was left with no property, no business, no income and no compensation. He now lives in Australia with his family and has started a new and better life. His tenure in Australia is more solid than Miss He's. He also faces the formidable power of the Chinese Government and the corrupt Legal System in China. He could also settle back and enjoy a quiet life out of the limelight but has chosen to fight for Justice. His fight is an inspiration for Chinese Petitioners throughout the World. He is a champion.