Chinese Interim Government Seeks Justice for Earthquake Victims

May 27, 2008 12:00 am Last Updated: May 27, 2008 12:00 am

Since the Sichuan earthquake on May 12, 2008, much evidence has surfaced showing that the Chinese Communist Party's (CCP) decision to conceal its foreknowledge of the impending quake from the general public caused a great number of otherwise avoidable casualties.

In light of this evidence, the Chinese Interim Government is calling for the people responsible for concealing this quake warning to be named and, when possible, brought to justice.

Before the May 12 Sichuan earthquake, after general discussion, the Committee of Natural Hazard Prediction in the Institute of Geophysical Society made an earthquake forecast report to the Central Earthquake Bureau. One earthquake expert, Mr. Geng Guoqing, even clearly delineated the specific location and time of the quake and sent a letter to Premier Wen Jiabao warning that the quake was imminent.

An expert from the National Earthquake Bureau risked his life to reveal that the Bureau's technical panel made a very accurate prediction before the earthquake and reported to the State Council requesting that it issue an earthquake warning.

But the CCP leadership refused to make any announcement for the political reasons, including the coming Beijing Olympics, social stability, etc. Because of their inaction the most severe natural disaster in the 60 years of the CCP's rule occurred without forewarning; the extent of its severity far exceeded the Tangshan earthquake of 1976.

The latest figures show that half a million people have been negatively impacted by the quake. According to incomplete statistics, the death toll has exceeded 50,000; many of these are children from one-child families. These families will thus never be able to raise children. (CCP policy permits each family only a single child.)

Additionally, though the CCP leaders banned the announcement of the earthquake prediction to the general public, one week before the earthquake, the CCP notified its military, nuclear bases, nuclear arsenal, the Chinese Academy of Engineering Physics (CAEP,) and CCP officials in the earthquake regions.

That the CCP applied different earthquake prevention policies to different classes shows its contempt for the lives of the Chinese people.

That the CCP authority applied different earthquake prevention policies to different people in the same earthquake area is a violation of human rights, a serious infringement of the human rights of the population in the earthquake region, and shows contempt for the lives of Chinese people.

For this, the Chinese Interim Government specifically calls on the Chinese public to report those who are responsible for the concealment of the earthquake forecast.

At the same time, the Chinese Interim Government will set up a reporting channel to collect evidence, and report the case to the United Nations Human Rights Commission and the International Court of Justice.

After the collapse of the CCP regime, the future Chinese government will pursue the investigation of the responsible parties and bring them to justice.