The Chinese communist regime had requested Japan to provide a list of names of Falun Gong practitioners recently, but this was rejected.
Japan media have widely reported this incident. According to Japanese Kyodo News Agency, the request was made with the excuse of security for the Olympic Games, but Japan rejected it, citing the protection of privacy.
Various sources have revealed that in the month before the opening of the Beijing Olympics, the Chinese regime has not only cracked down on various rights groups inside China, but also extended its persecution, especially of Falun Gong, overseas.
The Chinese regime classifies activities seeking human rights activities, such as Falun Gong demonstrations, as protests against the State, while it calls the complaints of Uighurs and Tibetans as terrorism. But as the Japanese media explains, Falun Gong, as a registered legal organization in Japan, condemns the communist regime’s persecution through peaceful demonstration only.
The communist regime has previously had a visa waiver program in place for tourism from countries such as Japan, Singapore, and Brunei. China halted the practice for tourists from Singapore this July. Brunei has a limited population, so the largest influx of tourists that could enter China without applying for visas is from Japan.
According to sources in the Japanese security department, the communist regime worries mostly about Falun Gong related-people arriving among groups of Japanese tourists. The regime will immediately arrest anyone suspected of being a Falun Gong practitioner.