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·第一章 人间地狱
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·第一章 揭发真相
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·后记 ——我还想说什么
·跋-至誠大勇 證道真善忍──《靜水流深》出版的意義與期望
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·李祥春,我向你脱帽致敬
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·海外北大学子告同胞书
·今夜我不能安睡
·谁是当今最大的强奸犯与毒贩子?
·师尊的慈泪——为2003全澳法轮大法心得交流会在墨尔本召开而作
·华人世界的悲哀 华人世界的幸运
·论镇压法轮功的完全彻底非法性
·“天安门自焚”大惨案
·【红朝谎言征文】非凡的女儿
·北京人有什么话不敢说?──向勇敢的杜导斌致敬
·童话:美梦成真
·一封家书——致女儿
·致MOON——贺女儿十一岁生日
·李登輝顛覆印象記
·在天地动容的那天,我为你深深祝福----答杨银波公开信
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·神童女兒 平常心(之一)
·神童女兒 平常心(二)
·神童女兒 平常心(之三)
·我们能为这些非法轮功做点甚么?
·声明退党 做个明明白白的中国人
·《九评》与道解共产党-在墨尔本《九评共产党》研讨会上的发言
·致张林之妻方草
·再致张林之妻方草-兼论免于恐惧的生活
·方劲武麻烦大了
·與黃若先生商榷—兼談法輪功為何「動不動就報怨被『歧視』」
·中共灭亡是天意
·我为什么以“静水流深”为书名
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·在悉尼紀念「六四」及中國未來研討會發言稿
·澳洲,请远离今日之“泰坦尼克”
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·為陳用林歡呼
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·对胡锦涛的又一“棒喝”--在悉尼国际法庭逮捕江泽民令发布会上的发言
·李敖可别“一语成谶”
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·论言论自由、新闻管制及中国人民的对策——在亚太地区作家网成立大会上的发言
·亚太作家会决议 控告雅虎
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·中共发布《重大动物疫情应急条例》意味着什么?
·Speech on the Chinese Democratic Movement Conference in Canberra
·New Era approaches amidst the echo of History
·Raising a “Child Prodigy” with an Ordinary Mindset
·在堪培拉中國民主運動新聞發佈會上的發言
·《南華早報》評論:流亡中國作家曾錚
·诉江泽民、罗干、周永康、刘京及610办公室迫害法轮功控诉辞(一)
·诉江泽民、罗干、周永康、刘京及610办公室迫害法轮功控诉辞(二)(慎入)
·诉江泽民、罗干、周永康、刘京及610办公室迫害法轮功控诉辞(三)
·《同一首歌》將與納粹標誌一樣永釘歷史恥辱柱
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·胜诉控江泽民案最后陈述辞
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·Observing a Hero Up Close
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·维权绝食与六四学生绝食有何不同?
·我的絕食聲明
·致北京司法局-为什么迫害高智晟?
·我们确有“安全的”维权途径!
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·China, my dear China
·Analyzing the CCP's Feeble Response to Reports About the Sujiatun Concentration Camp
·中國黑暗面的最新「發現」——答美國讀者Valerie來信
·“New Discovery" of China’s Darker Sides
·Spirit Under Siege-A Review in Utne magazine
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   Alexander Downer listening to my "bomb blast" question during the first press conference of APEC. Photo credit: The Epoch Times.

   
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   In September 2007, leaders from 21 Asia-Pacific nations and thousands of delegates and journalists gathered in Sydney for the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum. Sydney had thus become the focal point of the world's attention.
   On September 6, 2007, Alexander Downer, the then Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs, was going to host the first large-scale press conference about APEC; and I was going to attend the conference as a reporter of New Tang Dynasty Television.
   I was not sure how the press conference would be like, or whether I would have the opportunity to ask any questions. I knew that there must be hundreds of journalists at the conference; and everyone would want to ask questions.
   But I did have prepared a question though, a question which I believed was very important to ask. Fearing that I would be too nervous to speak in English, which is only my second language, I wrote down my question and managed to memorize it on the train to the press conference at the Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre.
   Upon arriving at the venue for the conference, I found it was a fairly large hall, which could hold hundreds of people. As I had arrived very early, I had the freedom to choose where to sit.
   I assumed that Mr. Downer would be the one who would decide which journalists could ask questions by directly pointing to the journalists who had questions, so I sat on the central seat of the first row. I believed that was the closest seat to Mr. Downer, who was going to speak from the center of the stage. When he looked down at the journalists, it was very easy for him to see me who would be closest to him.
   Many other journalists soon arrived one by one; and the hall became almost full.
   And then arrived Mr. Downer and Australian Trade Minister Warren Truss. They sat behind the desk on the stage; and Mr. Downer gave a very short speech, briefing the journalists about what had happened at the APEC so far.
   Then he asked, "Questions?"
   Immediately a forest of arms shot up into the air. Almost every journalist raised his or her arm. I looked behind me and saw a very young female conference staff member standing in the middle of one of the aisles in the hall with a wireless microphone in her hand, totally at loss as to whom she should give the microphone to. It only became obvious to me then that whoever was given the microphone would be the one who could ask a question. So it was that young lady who would decide who was going to ask a question, not Mr. Downer himself.
   Then I realized that I had made a big mistake by choosing the central seat of the front row. For the young lady who was standing in the middle of the large hall, I was too far, at least 100-130 feet (or 30-40 meters) away from her. And there were at least several dozens of erected arms between us.
   Seeing that she was obviously overwhelmed by the forest of arms and was still hesitating as to whom she should hand her microphone, I looked at her and firmly speak to her in my mind, "Give your mic to me." I don't know whether she received my mind "signal" or not, but she really started walking down towards the front; and stopped at the first row. Then she made a very big effort to lean over to get across all the raised arms between her and me, and really handed the mic into my hand.
   Thus, to the envy of every journalist in the hall, I became the "chosen" one who could ask the first question. It was very lucky that I had prepared myself; and therefore I wasn't overwhelmed by the tense situation.
   Holding the "precious" mic in my hand, I turned around to face Mr. Downer, and asked my question with very a loud and clear voice:
   "Last year, when Mr. David Kilgour, former Secretary of State for Canada and the co-author of the 'Report into Allegations of Organ Harvesting of Falun Gong Practitioners in China,' visited Australia, the Australian government agreed that an international investigation into the allegations of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP)'s organ harvesting should be conducted. Mr. Kilgour has now come here again, to call on APEC leaders to pay attention to this issue. My question is, during the past year, what has the Australian government done regarding the investigation?"
   It seemed as if my question had set off a bomb in the hall, everybody was so shocked, with Mr. Downer's facing turning pale and then red and then pale again.
   The "background" situation of the "bomb blast" was: The allegation of CCP's mass live organ harvesting of Falun Gong practitioners had just been broken for about one year. The majority of the "mainstream" media had been too "scared" or too "cautious" to cover this issue, so many of the journalists in the hall might have never heard about it then.
   And for Mr Downer, he had just virtually lost a lawsuit brought against him by Australian Falun Gong practitioners for depriving their right to peacefully protest in front of the Chinese Embassy. Before the lawsuit, Mr. Downer had been issuing certificates to restrict Falun Gong practitioners' rights to protest, obviously under the pressure of the CCP. So for him, my question could be a very difficult one to respond.
   After some awkward silence, he said something along the lines that Australian government did have made some investigation and had not found any evidence to prove that the allegations were true.
   I didn't have a chance ask how they made the investigation, whether it was just a phone call to the Chinese Embassy in Canberra, as the conference quickly moved on to other questions.
   Three days later, John Howard, Prime Minister of Australia, was going to host another press conference at the same place. This time I also arrived very early. To my surprise, and to every journalist's surprise, we heard an announcement from the audio system inside the Convention and Exhibition Centre that all journalists needed to write down their questions and submit them to the conference staff BEFORE Prime Minister's press conference. Then somebody would choose which questions to answer.
   I heard many journalists were cursing and expressing their outrage for this new "rule". Some felt puzzled why they suddenly changed the way for journalists to ask questions; some worried that their questions would surely not be selected、、.And I thought to myself, "It must be because of that 'awkward' question I asked at Mr. Downer's press conference. They didn't want to have similar things to happen again."
   Feeling that this time my question would surely not be selected, I chose to sit in the middle of the hall. When the Prime Minister was answering the pre-screened and chosen questions, I suddenly found an emotional young lady was sitting next to me, weeping and trembling, obviously very, very upset. She whispered to me that she was Sarah Matheson, a photographer from the New Zealand Office of the English Epoch Times and that she had just been physically removed by the security guards from a group photo event although she did have media accreditation to cover that event. She learned that it was because the CCP leader didn't want her to be there.
   
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   Sarah Matheson: "I'm upset they put media freedom behind the wishes of the Chinese government." Photo credit: The Epoch Times
   
   I could see how badly she was feeling for being treated in such a way. As a timid young lady growing up in a free country, she found very hard to handle this kind of situation. She then asked me whether I could help her to ask the Prime Minister why they treated a journalist in this way.
   But、、.as all the questions had already been submitted before the press conference, how could I ask the question unless I shouted out? But shouting out loudly was obviously "out of the place" at that occasion, shall I shout or not?

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