Ambassador’s wife urges more people to fight religious oppression in China
In a surprising but welcome interview on January 20, 2010, Barbados’ Ambassador to the United States and his wife both made statements acknowledging the repression of religion by the government of Communist China.
In the context of China, the Ambassador’s wife went much further and urged more people to become involved in fighting for human rights and religious freedom.
Ambassador John Beale and Mrs. Beale attended the Wednesday night performance of Shen Yun – a New York based Chinese performing arts troop that uses dance and music to tell the story of the persecution of Falon Gong members by the Government of China. (Shen Yun Performing Arts website here)
After viewing the performance with its message of religious repression in China, Ambassador Beale told an Epoch Times reporter “I think the message is clear, but at the same time it comes across in … a very relaxed method as opposed to being offensive. I think it’s a very good message that they have, and I think it’s extremely well done.”
Mrs. Beale left no doubt where her sympathies are. Here’s part of what was reported in the Epoch Times article Ambassador from Barbados: ‘It’s a magnificent show’…
“…I also like the strong messages of the persecution of those who fight for the right to have a religion and to pray to whatever god they want to pray to or for. And that for me came as a very powerful message,” Mrs. Beale said.
(The Barbados Ambassador’s wife) was referring to the dances which featured the plight of Falun Dafa practitioners, currently undergoing brutal repression by the Chinese Communist Party for their beliefs. Mrs. Beale said human rights is an issue worth getting involved in:
“The more we can get people involved, I think, the more we can do, to not finish with the problem (because I think we’ll never be finished), but at least to have more people fighting for that, or joining in the forces.”
Mrs. Beale also cited her daughter’s involvement in international affairs and human rights issues and said she would be seeing the Shen Yun performance a second time with her daughter.
FBI Investigates Chinese Consulate for trying to prevent Shun Yen show in Arkansas
Meanwhile, the US Federal Bureau of Investigation is looking into Chinese efforts to block the Shun Yen troop from performing in Arkansas. A news story details how the Chinese Consulate in Houston sent an anonymous letter to an Arkansas theatre where the troop is scheduled to perform again.
Our Support for Ambassador Beale and Mrs. Beale
We at Barbados Free Press have no doubt that the Communist Chinese Ambassador to Barbados will soon voice his government’s displeasure that our Ambassador to the USA and Mrs. Beale even attended the Shen Yun performance let alone made the statements that they did.
We hope that Prime Minister Thompson backs the Beales one hundred percent.
If the Chinese ambassador is so upset that his country is seen to be brutal in repressing human rights, then perhaps he should advise his government not to beat people to death for their religious beliefs.
And while Prime Minister Thompson is talking with the Chinese Ambassador, he might want to ask him why it is that China still runs the world’s largest slave camp system.