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What Do His Hand Gestures Mean?


Chen made this hand gesture 6 times during his confession which was aired by China's state media, CCTV, before his trial.

Chen Yongzhou, a journalist for the Guangdong-based New Express newspaper was arrested after he published a report about financial irregularities at a construction-equipment company called Zoomlion.

Chen's arrest sparked a huge outcry from Chinese people and also from the newspaper he was working for. The newspaper made a big effort to pressure the communist regime to release Chen, but a few days later, the chief of New Express was removed from his position.

The communist regime quickly arranged a TV "show" that showed Chen Yongzhou 'confessing' to accepting bribes, but most Chinese bloggers thought the 'confession' was the result of torture.

Chinese bloggers also questioned the following from the CCTV program:

1, Why did Chen make this hand gesture 6 times during his confession?

2, Why did Chen keep his eyes closed at all times during his confession?

3, There are 2 areas of bruising on his neck, are they the result of beating and torture ?

4, Why did CCTV broadcast Chen Yongzhou's confession before any trial?

5, Who had bribed him and why was that person not charged?

6, Why did they shave Chen's hair?


Journalist Chen Yongzhou from New Express newspaper (screenshot)


Chinese bloggers asked: Was he in physical pain when reciting this statement? (screenshot)

The bruise marks can be clearly seen on his neck. (screenshot)

Mysterious Bullet Train Death Toll PDF Print E-mail
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7.23 Bullet train crash on Chinese communist birthday.The 'hi-speed' train crash on the 23rd July in southern China, has again forced Chinese people to face the cruel reality of communist rule.

Chinese people are outraged after officials ordered the burying of the crashed train carriages, and not spending more time and effort to search for survivors or bodies of the victims after the crash. Many bloggers posted comments and queries about the real death toll that was covered up by officials.

Blog posted on 24th July:

"The carriage that I was ordered to bury this morning, still had people alive inside."

"Lives of Chinese people are so trivial in the eyes of our modern "Great Emperor"!

"Explained by the Transport minister: It is a mystery."

"A bunch of animals eating human food, but not doing human things." (anger at communist officials.)

Blog on 25th July:

"According to onsight reporter, Ding Yao, from Dragon TV, on 24th July, 7pm, the death toll was 63, but the transport spokesperson, Mr. Wang Yongping said at 10pm on 24th, death toll is 35."

Almost all Chinese bloggers do not believe the death toll figures from CCTV (communist mouthpiece), or officials, as most disasters and accidents are the result of negligence and corruption, and are covered up by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP).

The 'magical' figure of 35


One blogger provided some media reports collected from previous disasters in China, and suggests: communist officials always seem to cap death tolls to 35; it is to reduced the degree, or severity of disasters, to minimise any negative news in the media, and to provide glorious presence of the control by communist party.

(only one third from the blogger's list being translated below).



  • April 1993, In Dashiqiao city of Liaoning province, a train collided with a bus, death toll was 35.
  • March 1995, A fire in the shopping centre of Anshan, Liaoning province, death toll was 35;
  • November 1995, Over 40 counties of Shandong province were hit by severe strong winds, death toll was 35;
  • June 1996, There was a tragedy caused by fake wine in Qujing, Yunnan province, death toll was 35;
  • May 1997, Shenzheng airport disaster, death toll 35;
  • August 2001, A train carriage derails into a dam, death toll 35;
  • July, 2003, A factory for making fire crackers in Xingji county, Shandong province exploded, 35 people died.
  • July 2003, A mine in Zaozhuang, Shandong province leaked toxic liquid, 35 people died;
  • August 2003, landslide in Guizhou province, Sanhui county, 35 people died.
  • December 2003, Liaoning fire cracker factory explosion. 35 died.
  • August 2004, Shanxi province, Lingfen county, mine accident, death toll 35.




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