Zhang Hongbao in Blast Furnace

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Letter of Thanks to all friends from Chinese overseas democratic movement groups
 

Dear Friends:

With the severe winter passing by, Washington DC sees the blooming oriental cherry bringing spring. In such a beautiful season, I, together with all my Zhong Gong members, am writing to express our best wishes and sincere gratitude to all of the friends from Chinese overseas democratic movement groups!

When I lost freedom in prison of Guam and when Zhong Gong members were being cruelly persecuted by Jiang Ze Min’s administration, overseas Chinese democratic movement groups came to unprecedented common recognition and unity to initiate a general mobilization to support us by standing out and upholding justice. From Washington to Guam, from North America to Europe, they successfully organized and mobilized overseas Chinese and all sorts of political strength to develop a large-scaled rescuing campaign, by which they were showing the world their ability, wisdom and breath of mind, suggesting a new state and strength of overseas Chinese democratic movement.

I will never forget:
It is Mr. Lu Si Qing from Chinese Human Rights and Democratic Movement Information Center who took the lead in exposing to the world Jiang Ze Min’s administration’s persecution on Zhong Gong. Besides, he has been tracing the issue all the way down, personally written many articles of appealing and continuously online reported the latest news to the world to give us his best support in publicity.

I will never forget:
Mr. Lian Sheng De initiated the “Global Alliance of Supporting Rescue of Zhang Hong Bao”, and successfully organized large-scaled canvassing and protesting in capital hill of the Congress, promoting representatives from both the Senate and the House to urge the US government to return my freedom.

I will never forget:

Mr. Wang Xi Zhe, Wang Bing Zhang, Wang Mian, Tim, Yue Wu, Xiang Lin, Tian Zhong have been to Guam to see me. Among them, Mr. Wang Bing Zhang, Yue Wu and Xiang Lin have been to Guam many times and carried out supporting works there for long time. They set up “Alliance of Supporting Rescue of Zhang Hong Bao in Guam”, mobilized and organized about 150 Chinese to demonstrate. They also succeeded in canvassing the legislature of Guam to pass the bill of requiring release of Zhang Hong Bao. They have earned full support from Governor of Guam. All in all, they have marked a first page of overseas Chinese’ fighting for human rights in the history of Guam.

I will never forget:
Ms Tina, Sun Bin, Chen Tie Mei, Gong Ying Wu, Huang Guo Hua and Xiao Tong of Guam kept working day and night. I will never forget every single dish, every bottle of water that sister Qiao and other Chinese in Guam delivered to me in prison as well as the deep feeling of compatriots.

I will never forget:
Mr. Zhou Xiao has written to or called the US president many times. He also initiated a letter jointly signed by one hundred people, calling on all democratic movement groups to join immediately in supporting Zhong Gong.

I will never forget:
Friends like Zhou Xiao, Chen Zhou, Hu Ping, Cao Chang Qing, Ku Bo, Liu Xiao Bo and Qi Mo wrote articles to fight CPC back against their framing up and defaming of me, having justice upheld and relieving me from loneliness.

I will never forget
The strong support from all democratic movement groups including Free China movement, Chinese Democratic Party Union Headquarters, Overseas Democratic Movement Joint Conference, Democratic Movement United Front, Liberty and Democracy Party, Chinese Democratic Party Temporary Committee and Chinese Democracy Front, as well as Political Asylee American Associate West.

I will never forget:
“China Watch” --- sponsored by Mr. Lu Si Qing, and “Da Can Kao” --- sponsored by Mr. Li Hong Kuan have published plenty of reports regarding my case over long period of time. And, “Voice of Overseas Chinese” in France and in Germany --- sponsored by Mr. Qi Mo, as well as “China Spring”, “Press Freedom Guidance”, “Beijing Spring”, have given me support from publicity.
I will never forget:
In the US, Mr. Hong Da is the first one among friends who have helped Zhong Gong and myself. He has made great effort in helping me obtain the “Anti-maltreatment Protection” and “Relief from deportation”.

I will never forget:
Mr. Wei Jing Sheng has helped Zhong Gong and myself in many ways.

I will never forget:
Mr. Ye Ning offered me a lot of practical and effective supports in many areas especially law.

I will never forget:
Many friends like Liu Bin Yan, Wang Dan, Wang Jun Tao, Lin Jiao Qing, Liu Qing, Zhang Ying, Qi Mo, Zhou Jian He, Peng Ming, and Shi Lei have given me spiritual inspiration and consolation.

I will never forget:
Many friends of whom I can’t list out names have given us important help in assisting Zhong Gong members to translate materials from Chinese, English, French, and German, as well as in law inquiry.

Calamity is the touchstone of man. Hereby, I, on behalf of all Zhong Gong members, again express our deep gratitude to all of our friends from overseas Chinese democratic movement groups! And please forgive me for possible oversight.

There is still a long way for us to go. In future, I would like to work side by side with all friends from overseas democratic movement to make joints efforts for our country, for our nation, and for the peace and progress of the world.

Zhang Hong Bao
April.21, 2001 Washington

 

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