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            FREE CHINA MOVEMENT
             A Coalition of Chinese Opposition Forces
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Press Release:

To All Press for immediate release:
 

Correction Notice: The planned protest in front of the White house starting at 10:00 AM June 24 had been canceled due to that we decided we should give President Clinton the chance to seriously consider the requests and voices from Chinese dissidents inside and outside China and choose the best way he can toreally help the Chinese people, not the Chinese government!

Sponsor: The Washington Office of Free China Movement, A Coalition of Chinese Dissident Groups in and Out of communist occupied China.  The co-sponsor of the Free China Movement, Mr. Harry Wu joined the protest in front of the White House, and delivered the speech to the press there.

At the eve of President Clinton's trip to the "People's Republic", the Washington Office for the Free China Movement held a protest, requesting President Clinton to strongly raise human rights issues while he meet the communist dictators in Beijing. The protesters organized by Free china Movement raised the awareness of the arising of the "national socialism of Chinese character" in the East hemisphere, the Chinese totalitarianism.

The protesters called for the President to meet the leaders of the dissident community in China while he is there.  The Free China movement also requests Mr. Clinton to reverse the declaration of "strategic partnership" with the communist People's Republic. The protesters also called that all financial assistance from IMF and the public private sectors to the communist China should be conditioned with demand for the PRC's government's respect of human rights and the time table for institutional democratization.

10 nationally prominent dissident leaders, as the members of FCM, including Xu Wenli, Lin Muchen, delivered their recorded speech via Free China Movement during the protest.

Earlier, the Free China Movement's request for a dissident deligation to join the President's China Deligation along with Fortune Five Hundred Multinationals was rejected.

Spokespersons for the Free China Movement, Mr. Shengde Lian, one of the top Tian An men Square Student leaders and Mr. Joel Segal joined the Congressional Press Conference at 10:30 AM and delivered the speech.
 
Two letters addressed to President Clinton from Free China Movement  were sent to the White House through fax and read to the Press.
For further information, please call Shengde Lian at 703-645-9054.
 
June 22, 1998

The Honorable President of the United States
Mr. William J. Clinton
The White House
Washington, DC

Dear President Clinton:

The undersigned, the Free China Movement, a coalition of Chinese opposition movement in and
out of China, respectfully appeal to you, at the eve of your historical trip to the "People's
Republic", as follows:

1. Please kindly urge Mr. Jiang Zemin, the Secretary General of the Chinese Communist Party,
to immediately release all political and religious prisoners, including Mr. Hu Shigen (20 years),
Mr. Kang Yuchun (17 years), Mr. Liu Jingsheng (15 years) and Mr. Wang Guoqi (11 years). The
23-page complete text of Final Judgment in Chinese language and the brief translation was faxed
to your office yesterday.

2. Please kindly lay a wreath in front of the Monument and pass the following message in your
own words while you deliver your speech at Tian An Men Square:

     "In this Symbolic month of June, I, the democratically elected the President of the United
     States, would like to pay homage to those sons and daughters of Chinese People, who
     dedicated their lives at and around this symbolic Square, and to all those who perished
     in the half century darkness of irrational violence, in their heroic and relentless pursuit
     for freedom, justice and democracy, the common value of all mankind. By taking this
     opportunity, I would also like to express my solemn condolence to the loved ones of those
     who are murdered for their dreams before, during and after 1989 June fourth tragedy.
     May these immortal souls be rest in peace! May their dreams finally become true."

3. Please kindly meet the representatives of such leaders of Chinese Opposition Movement Mr.
Xu Wenli, Professor Ding Ziling, Mr. Ren Wanding, Mr. Hu Shigen, etc.

4. We admire your great efforts to form a "strategic partnership" with China, rather than "the
People's Republic".  We respectfully request that you address to the public that formation of such
a "strategic partnership" shall be postponed until the entire world has witnessed and has been
convinced that an institutional democratization has been achieved in China, and the
Government then ceases to regard the United States as its archenemy through such action as
destroying its ICBMs now targeting the United States.  May you have a pleasant trip!
Respectfully yours,

June 22, 1998

The Honorable John Shattuck
The Department of State
Washington, DC

Dear Mr. Shattuck:

Please kindly express your great concerns on the fate of the following gentlemen by raising their names to Her Excellency Madeleine Albright, urging her to raise the issue in China:

1. Mr. Hu, Shigen
(Sentenced to 20 years in December 1994, for allegedly organizing and leading "counter-revolutionary organization ["the Party for Freedom and Democracy in China]" and leading "counter-revolutionary propaganda" by Beijing Intermediate People's Court.  Mr. Hu will serve his sentence until May 2012 AD accordingly.)
2. Mr. Kang, Yuchun
(Sentenced to 17 years in December 1994, for allegedly organizing and leading "counter-revolutionary organization ["the Party for Freedom and Democracy in China]" and leading "counter-revolutionary propaganda" by Beijing Intermediate People's Court.  Mr. Kang will serve his sentence until May 2009, AD, accordingly.)

3. Mr. Liu, Jingsheng (Sentenced to 15 years in December 1994, for allegedly organizing and leading "counter-revolutionary organization ["the Party for Freedom and Democracy in China]" and leading "counter-revolutionary propaganda" by Beijing Intermediate People's Court.  Mr. Liu will serve his sentence until May 2007, AD, accordingly.)

4. Mr. Wang, Guoqi (Sentenced to 11 years in December 1994, for allegedly organizing and leading "counter-revolutionary organization ["the Party for Freedom and Democracy in China]" by Beijing Intermediate People's Court.  Mr. Wang will serve his sentence until May 2007, AD.)

Enclosed for your review is the 23-page complete text of Final Judgment in Chinese language and the brief translation.  We will be very grateful should you extend your great humanitarian compassion to these prisoners of conscience during your PRC trip. "In this Symbolic month of June, I, the democratically elected the President of the United States, would like to pay homage to
those sons and daughters of Chinese People, who dedicated their lives at and around this symbolic Square, and to all those who perished in the half century darkness of irrational violence, in
their heroic and relentless pursuit for freedom, justice and democracy, the common value of civilization of all mankind. By taking this opportunity, I would also like to express my solemn
condolence to the loved ones of those who are murdered for their dreams before, during and after 1989 June fourth tragedy. May these immortal souls be rest in peace! May their dreams finally
and inevitably become true."

Respectfully yours,
Shengde Lain, Wang Xizhe
Spokesperson of Free China Movement Network
 
 

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