Pan-Blue Alliance Condemns CCP's Persecution

May 28, 2007 12:00 am Last Updated: May 28, 2007 12:00 am

On May 23, 2007, leader of the China Pan-Blue Alliance, Sun Buer, and his mother were kidnapped by communist regime police. Currently, their whereabouts are unknown. The temporary leader of the Pan-Blue Alliance, Zhang Zilin, expressed strong disapproval of the crimes committed by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and called for action from the international community and the KMT [1].

Zhang also expressed that Pan-Blue Alliance members in each region be ready to cope with large-scale suppression by the CCP. He said that the CCP will not achieve its goal of disintegrating the Pan-Blue Alliance. On the contrary, the suppression will only strengthen and unite the members of the Pan-Blue Alliance.

As of today, Sun Buer and his mother's cell-phones have been disconnected. When reporters called the National Security Office of Wuhan, the other side hung up immediately after information was requested about Sun Buer.

According to Zhang, around 20 to 30 policemen broke into Sun Buer's home on May 23. They confiscated his computer and decoded the password to the Pan-Blue Alliance mainframe. Currently, the Pan-Blue Alliance websites are down and the contents have been removed.

The CCP is carrying out a large scale suppression of China's Pan-Blue Alliance. On May 8, Zhang was illegally detained for 15 days by the Changsha City National Security Office. During the detention, he was deprived of the right to make phone calls and receive visitors. He was regarded as an “enemy” of the state. In addition, members of the alliance all over China are being summonsed to the local National Security Office where they are illegally detained. According to incomplete records, Cai Aimin, head of the Henan Province and Chen Jia, head of Jilin Province have disappeared. Huang Xiaomin and over a dozen of the members from Sichuan Province were interrogated. Cai Aimin, Li Tianxiang and Aiqing of Henan were kidnapped. Members of Hubei Province were summonsed by police. There are others being monitored and others forced to write a formal statement declaring their withdrawal from the Pan-Blue Alliance.

Zhang said that the large scale suppression of the Pan-Blue Alliance by the CCP is due to the recent expansion of the alliance and their efforts in anti-corruption and human rights activities, especially in their effort to defend the rights of veterans. He stated: “although the China Pan-Blue Alliance has been persecuted by the CCP since it began, it has developed and expanded to be a stronger organization.”

There are at least 3,000 Pan-Blue Alliance members across China. It was started on-line by Sun Buer in 2004 and several hundred people around China joined him at that time. The ideology of the Pan-Blue Alliance is: oppose the Communist system, support the “Three Principles of the People,” [2] and work with China KMT to unite China and Taiwan.

As the Pan-Blue Alliance spreads Taiwan's democratic experiences and represents the underprivileged, its websites are frequently blocked and it members threatened, beaten, harassed, monitored, detained and kidnapped.

Note: [1] KMT – The Nationalist Party of China, originated in Mainland China in 1912 and retreated to Taiwan in 1949 after defeat by the Communist Party of China. [2] Three Principles of the People – political principles of the KMT: nationalism, democracy and socialism.