China’s Trade Official Comes to New York Just to Watch Shen Yun

By Chen Tiancheng & Lin Hsin-Yi
Epoch Times Staff
Created: April 20, 2012 Last Updated: April 29, 2012
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Mr. Guo attends Shen Yun Performing Arts at New York's Lincoln Center. (Chen Tiancheng/The Epoch Times)

Mr. Guo attends Shen Yun Performing Arts at New York's Lincoln Center. (Chen Tiancheng/The Epoch Times)

NEW YORK—Shen Yun Performing Arts came back to New York on April 18 to for a seven show run to those who missed the five sold-out performances in January. Lincoln Center was full on April 18, and among the audiences, many of them made a special trip here from China just to see Shen Yun. Mr. Guo was one of them. “It’s a magnificent performance and the Chinese leaders need to see it,” said Guo in tears.

“I waited for two months to come here and watch the performance in April!”

Guo learned about Shen Yun’s performance when he was in the U.S. this February. He made a special trip to New York to watch Shen Yun’s cultural revival on April 18.

“I took a leave and came here from China just to watch the show. I waited for two months to see the show!” Guo emphasized excitedly.

“This is the best show I have seen in my life and I will remember it the rest of my life. It is so beautiful, compassionate, and traditional. I see hope in it,” Guo said. He praised the outstanding dance skills, the unique music that was produced through an orchestra combining both Chinese and Western instruments, the gorgeous costumes, and the dynamic backdrop.

“Shen Yun well deserves its reputation! Classic and divine!” He exclaimed. “I tried to hold my tears but my heart was surging and trembling!”

New York-based Shen Yun tours the world with a mission to revive the 5,000 year-old, divinely inspired Chinese culture, after it was nearly destroyed by communist rule, according to the company.

“Sophisticated dance techniques, an orchestra joining instruments East and West, beautiful costumes, and a stunning back drop—this is Shen Yun at first glance,” the company’s websites says. “But digging deeper, one discovers a sea of traditional Chinese culture. Mortals and divine beings merge on stage as one. Principles such as benevolence and justice, propriety and wisdom, respect for the heavens, and divine retribution, all come to life, washing over the audience. Originating from Confucianism, Buddhism, and Taoism, these ideals are the essence of traditional Chinese culture.”

Mr. Guo said the way the components of Shen Yun come together to tell the divine stories of Chinese lore was “very pure, upright, and lovely.”

Award-winning vocalists, who sing original compositions in bel canto style in Chinese, with English subtitles on the backdrop behind them, are another part of Shen Yun.

“The songs come from the heart of the soloist and echo in my heart,” said Mr. Guo. “It’s the sincerity that touches the deepest level of my heart and connects with me. This is the first time in my life that I see such incredibly beautiful and sincere performance, which inspires and educates me.”

Guo condemns the Chinese regime’s persecution of Falun Gong. He was amazed to learn that Falun Gong not only survives the persecution but created such a brilliant performance. “It’s soul-stirring! Truly soul-stiring! I tried so hard not to let my tears pour down when I was in the middle of the performance but my heart is surging and trembling.”

According to Shen Yun’s website, “Falun Gong, also called Falun Dafa, is guided by the principles of ‘Truthfulness, Compassion, and Tolerance.’ It has helped over a hundred million Chinese people understand and return to the essence of traditional Chinese culture—Confucian, Buddhist, and Taoist schools of thought.”

The Chinese Communist Party began “a ruthless and systematic campaign against Falun Gong practitioners” in 1999. “Falun Gong practitioners have held firm to their beliefs and have continued to expose countless injustices through peaceful means. Their spirit of compassion and tolerance manifest the very essence of China’s 5,000-year-old divine culture,” adds the website.

Mr. Guo felt that the Chinese people “should … know what a brutal suppression the Falun Gong practitioners have suffered in the past dozen years.”

Being in New York City, “a city symbolized by the Statue of Liberty,” and able to see Shen Yun outside of the oppressive environment in China, energized Mr. Guo.

It’s a magnificent performance.

“It’s a magnificent performance,” Guo said. “I am very inspired!”

Having friends that practice Falun Gong, Mr. Guo knows practitioners are “good people, innocent, and kind.

“However, the Chinese regime did not allow them to practice their belief and crack down on them, even steal their organs alive. I believe the performance of Shen Yun is also their pursuit of Truthfulness, Compassion, and Tolerance. Looking at the internal struggles between the core leaders in China, I believe that they need to watch Shen Yun’s performance carefully and rethink about their ruling. They need to give democracy and freedom back to the people.”

Mr. Guo believes that “once the Chinese people know the truth, the persecution of our own fellow citizens will stop. The Chinese people need to wake up, they need to know that in the past dozen years, Falun Gong practitioners suffered such horrible suppression!

“Shen Yun will definitely go to China soon,” he added. He will tell his relatives and friends about “such a fantastic and unique performance.”

Guo said, “The traditional Chinese culture Shen Yun manifested is enough to let the Chinese people live a blessed and happy life. I see today how the western mainstream cherishes and values traditional Chinese culture. It’s a shame people in China cannot see it. I see today the audiences were inspired, and I also see the hope of China.”

The experience left Guo feeling inspired, in both his work and personal life.

“Shen Yun leaves me a memorable gift,” he said, “that is worth cherishing in my whole life.”

Reporting by Chen Tiancheng and Lin Hsin-Yi.

Shen Yun Performing Arts, based in New York, has three touring companies that perform simultaneously around the world, with a mission to revive traditional Chinese culture. Shen Yun Performing Arts Touring Company will perform at the David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center through April 22.

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  • Cheryl Casati

    this article brought me to happy tears for the this man and his family……his true culture has deeply touched his soul

  • Red

    Agreed.  His true culture.  Not the communism spread throughout the world by Jewish bankers on Wall Street.  Freemasons, at that.  In Trotsky’s autobiography, in only a few sentences, too easy to miss, he admits that he and Lenin participated in Freemasonic rituals that he calls bizarre.  He admits that he was lodged in the home of his family’s gardener, who, once he had Lev Davidovich and a couple of his friends – suddenly acquired a larger dwelling to accommodate them!  Like magic!  The poor gardener suddenly has money and a larger home!  Trotsky admits that, at age 17, when he was jailed for over a year, he was mysteriously given more and more paper to write dairies, and he was mysteriously supplied with books on the ancient guild system.  And he admits that, after the end of his imprisonment, those diaries disappeared.  He admits that those diaries contained his best work, and he missed them terribly.  He never found out who was supplying him with all those books.  Someone predetermined the development of his mind in that direction, taking the best ideas from the guilds.  Sounds like Freemasons to me.  

    Trotsky admits that he was poor, very poor, and yet he was smuggled out of Russia – an expensive and tricky trip arranged by… someone?!?  And he admits he had a nice home in New York City, after that, and he was driven by a chauffer.  On a journalist’s salary?  Really?  Who bankrolled him?  Wasn’t it the Jewish Wall Street bankers who wanted to get rid of the Russian aristocracy because they wouldn’t let the Jewish Wall Street bankers own a central bank in Russia?  I think that’s it, isn’t it?  The Russian Duma, wasn’t it made up of Jewish intellectuals from anywhere but Russia?  Wasn’t it?  Didn’t they all change their names to Russian names, to hide that fact of their true origin from the Russian people?  Didn’t they demonize the Russians who tried to protect their country from the Jewish bankers and their minions?

    Trotsky (Lev Davidovitch) did admit that Stalin rose to power because he knew how to get things done.  For instance, Stalin knew how to make starving peasants clear the railroads of snow, even though they had no food to sustain their labor.  But Trotsky doesn’t say exactly how Stalin did that.  Well, I didn’t get it when I was a kid, reading this book.  But I get it now!  Yeah, Stalin would blow their brains out, wouldn’t he?  In front of the others, and tell them, you’ll get some of this if you don’t clear those tracks right now!  

    Trostsky (Lev Davidovitch) did admit that Stalin used that same skill, that magical mysterious talent that Trotsky does not name outright – to rise through the ranks.  He admits that it was himself, Trotsky, and Lenin, who kept giving Stalin ever more power, because he was good at getting things done.  And then, he admits finally, that Stalin used assassination to eliminate rivals to power.  So Trotsky had to run.  The artist Valentin Popov has a beautiful painting, Time, that captures the past and the future.  I keep a postcard of it on my bookshelf, propped-up by an antique brass Jewish menorah.  I’m hoping the Jewish people will crush those Jewish bankers and financiers who have long plotted and achieved the destruction of societies, countries, nature, beauty, wholesomeness, goodness, kindness, joy, learning, among the people – and hoarded it all for themselves.  And they can’t even appreciate it.  Their brains simply lack the capacity for appreciation of beauty.  They lack human feelings.  They disguise their lack, plaster it over with things money can buy that give the appearance, the aura, on great intelligence, sensitivity, learning.  What they truly lack.  They’re just red-eyed evil swine, screaming for blood, teeth-bared, running for the kill.  Imagine being attacked by a wild boar, a huge one, no, a pack of them, starving wild boar, and you’re all alone in the woods, and the trees can’t be climbed, and they are upon you with their hooves and sharp teeth!  Wall Street bankers and financiers.  You are for supper.  Eyes red, mouths open, dripping saliva, standing there with sharpened knives already dripping with blood, and you have nowhere to run and hide.  

    The true founders of the CCP were (I can’t recall how to spell it) Peng Shu Tse and Chen Tu Hsu, isn’t that right?  University professors of history, who wanted the people to live well, and they spread their beliefs to their students.  But the Stalinists took over the movement, corrupted and betrayed it, to the Wall Street bankers, who wanted to destroy China, and own a central bank in China.  Like the Federal Reserve Bank in the USA.  Wasn’t it Mme. Chaing Kai Shek who came to America and so impressed the Congress with her willingness?  And then the s–t hit the fan, didn’t it?

    The world has to get out from under the yoke of the bankers.  Jewish, Russian, French, Polish, whatever.  Just get those bastards back in the box, in the prisons, where they belong.  They’ve put themselves above the law.  Gotta stick em in jail.  They write the laws.  Take that power back for ourselves, or it’s an ugly future for the masses, and even for those nutjobs, the superrich.  


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