Civil Disobedience Movement in China

A large civil disobedience movement is going on in China, which remains unknown to many in the free world. The Chinese communist party launched a brutal persecution policy and propaganda campaign against Falun Gong in July, 1999. Since then, many thousands of practitioners have been imprisoned, tortured, and even killed if they persist in practicing Falun Gong.

The CCP had illegally curbed the rights of millions of citizens to practice their faith. In a bid to justify the persecution, they also spread a slew of lies defaming Falun Gong through their media, thus turning the minds of Chinese people against Falun Gong. The CCP had established 610 offices across China and appointed security personnel solely for overseeing the persecution.

Facing great pressure amid the persecution, the practitioners of Falun Gong silently resist the persecution in a peaceful, nonviolent way. They took upon themselves to spread truth about Falun Gong to the public by running underground print shops and producing truth material that debunk the lies spread by the state-run media.

Looking back in history, Mahatma Gandhi achieved independence for India through civil disobedience and non-cooperation. In the same way, Martin Luther King Jr. advanced for civil rights of people of color in the United States through nonviolent resistance.

The below video from faluninfo.net talks more about this movement going on in China. Perhaps some day the Chinese people will be free from communist repression and enjoy freedom to exercise their rights.

The CCP Wages a Second Genocide against Falun Gong

By Nina Shea (National Review) Feb 4, 2022

American policy-makers should clearly condemn this persecution against Falun Gong and declare it a genocide.

Last year, both the Trump and Biden administrations determined that the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) is waging genocide against Uyghurs and other mostly ethnic Muslim communities in Xinjiang. This is a human-rights watershed, given that this atrocity is ongoing and authored by a powerful, sitting government that vehemently denies and covers up the charge. With this precedent and using similar sources of evidence, a second CCP genocide — one against the spiritual meditation group Falun Gong — is long overdue for recognition.

Shocking reports of 1 million Uyghurs in indoctrination camps (officially called “vocational training centers”) are highlighted by the media. Systematic torture, rape, and forced labor are also reported. Egregious though these are, the Uyghur genocide designation pivoted on other atrocities. As Secretary of State Pompeo explained last January in the Wall Street Journal, evidence showing forced medical procedures to stop Uyghur births was “key” to State Department’s genocide determination. A 2020 Jamestown Foundation study of Chinese data by scholar Adrian Zenz revealed a disparate plummeting of the Uyghurs’ population-growth rate, corroborating testimony that the CCP forced many Uyghur women to undergo abortions, sterilizations, and IUD procedures. Last month, a U.K.-based Uyghur Tribunal of independent experts reaffirmed Pompeo’s reasoning in its own genocide judgment, under U.N. Genocide Convention criteria requiring intentional, physical destruction of all or part of a group.

Regarding Falun Gong, genocide is signaled by several rigorous reports establishing that large numbers of its detained practitioners have been forcibly subject to medical procedures that inevitably kill them. These reports show that, for 20 years, after a declared government intent to eliminate the group, the CCP has targeted Falun Gong detainees for involuntary organ harvesting, in addition to mass internment, disappearance, and torture. This means that victims are either killed while or shortly before their hearts, livers, lungs, and kidneys are surgically excised to be sold in what Beijing boasts is the world’s largest organ-transplant market. A critical new finding from U.N. experts strengthens this case for genocide.

Falun Gong had 70 million practitioners, by Beijing estimates, when, in 1999, PRC president and CCP general secretary Jiang Zemin directed that they be “eliminated.” The CCP immediately launched a fierce campaign against the group, maintaining, the State Department confirms, “an extralegal, party-run security apparatus to eliminate the Falun Gong movement.” The State Department reports that, in China, Falun Gong practitioners now number between 7 million and 20 million.

The extensive study “Bloody Harvest” and its updates, by former Canadian government minister David Kilgour and experts David Matas and Ethan Gutmann, conclude that “The source for most of [China’s] massive volume of organs for transplants is the killing of innocents: Uyghurs, Tibetans, House Christians and primarily, practitioners of the spiritually based set of exercises Falun Gong.” Evidence that Falun Gong practitioners are not only among the victims of an involuntary organ-harvesting industry but likely have been its main victims over the past two decades was found in two assessments in 2020, one by Matthew Robertson of the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation (VOC), versions of which were published by the Jamestown Foundation, and the other by the China Tribunal, an independent panel led by Sir Geoffrey Nice, who also headed the Uyghur Tribunal.

China’s hospitals schedule transplants on demand, within days or weeks, documents “Bloody Harvest,” while the NIH records that the median wait for kidneys in the United States is four years. An archived version from 2004 of a private, China-based transplant company’s website brazenly advertised living donors to foreign patients: “In China we carry out living donor kidney transplants. It is completely different from the deceased body [corpse] kidney transplants you hear about in Japanese hospitals and dialysis centres.”

While China claims that it ended such abuses in organ sourcing in 2015, including the use of death-row prisoners, and established a voluntary donor system instead, the China Tribunal found that official Chinese transplant statistics are “falsified.” It observed an “incomprehensible gap” between “credible” assessments, based on hospital data, of some 60,000 to 90,000 transplants annually, and the 5,146 eligible organ donors reported in one year by the PRC. The Tribunal and other studies conclude that live Falun Gong detainee sources helped fill this gap. The common media citation of 65,000 Falun Gong practitioners murdered for their organs, it should be noted, is from Ethan Gutmann’s research covering 2000–2008 alone.

Further evidence includes testimony that Falun Gong detainees are commonly subject to prison medical examinations, whose results are entered into government databases for organ allocations by the hospital system. The Jamestown Foundation details an overlap between medical-transplant personnel and CCP cadres in the anti–Falun Gong campaign, and close organ-transplant coordination among the CCP, People’s Liberation Army, prisons, and hospitals.

Two years ago, the China Tribunal concluded that the CCP is guilty of a “crime against humanity” in organ harvesting, but it lacked evidence of intent to consider the CCP guilty of genocide. It raised the possibility that Falun Gong deaths from organ harvesting, which it unequivocally found, could simply be collateral damage in an effort solely intended for profit. More recent information from a respected source lays that theory to rest, at least as far as it concerns the CCP. Namely, documentation by a dozen United Nations human-rights experts reveals that Falun Gong and other religious prisoners of conscience are exclusively targeted for organ harvesting, while other detainees with equally valuable organs are not specific sources. The CCP’s singular targeting of detained religious minorities, in particular Falun Gong, indicates profit is not its main motive (though money may be the motive for medical personnel involved). The CCP’s singular targeting of detained religious minorities, in particular Falun Gong, indicates profit is not its main motive (though money may be the motive for medical personnel involved).

A joint joint statement last June by the twelve independent human-rights experts, appointed by the U.N. to report on such issues as torture, detention, religious freedom, women’s rights, and minorities, declares that they are “extremely alarmed” by “credible information” of “’organ harvesting’, against Falun Gong practitioners, Uyghurs, Tibetans, Muslims and Christians, in detention in China.” This information included reports that these groups are unwillingly subjects of medical exams, whose results are “registered in a database of living organ sources that facilitates organ allocation.” Significantly, among the “credible” information they documented is that “other prisoners are not required to undergo such examinations.” This means that religious minorities are discriminatorily selected for medical execution, as a method of repression, similar to Xinjiang’s Muslims being singled out for medical birth-prevention procedures. The dots can now be connected between the CCP’s directive to “eliminate” Falun Gong and the finding by the China Tribunal and other experts that large numbers of Falun Gong detainees have been selected by CCP and state officials to be sent to certain death close to or on transplant operating tables. This evidences genocidal intent.

CCP manipulation of the World Health Organization, observed during the pandemic, has helped cover up this horror as well. In 2020, scholar Matthew Robertson found that WHO’s advisory anti-organ-trafficking task force, headed by Harvard University transplant surgeon Francis Delmonico, was initiated by CCP Central Committee member Huang Jiefu to be influenced by him as one of the prominent members on the “independent” task force. A government release confirms that it was Huang “[o]n behalf of China [who] proposed to establish a WHO task force.” Unsurprisingly, the task force “dismissed out of hand” the charges of organ harvesting, reported Robertson.

American policy-makers show new willingness to recognize CCP repression. They should clearly condemn this persecution against Falun Gong and declare it a genocide. Had this been done earlier, the Uyghur genocide might never have happened. Notwithstanding, the Beijing Olympics gives warrant to special scrutiny of this horrifying and continuing chapter of the CCP’s human-rights record.

Read the article on National Review

‘Communism Is Cancer’: Senator Says Americans Must ‘Fight Hard’ Against Communist China’s Influence

The Epoch Times, February 10, 2022

Communist China is reshaping the world according to its own agenda. And Americans need to act if they don’t want their cherished freedoms taken away, Sen. Rick Scott (R-Fla.) told a panel event in Washington on Feb. 10.

“We cannot allow Xi’s influence to spread, because communism is a cancer,” he said, referring to Chinese leader Xi Jinping. “We know what it’s done in Cuba. We know what it did in Soviet Russia. We see it at work in Venezuela, and now we have people in America saying socialism is good—we cannot let this spread.”

“It will kill us, just like it killed one hundred million people in the 20th century.”

At the forum at America First Policy Institute, a think tank led by some senior Trump administration officials, the senator made clear that he saw China under the Chinese Communist Party as the greatest threat to world order and Americans’ livelihoods, an idea that is receiving growing consensus in Washington.

For Scott, the “tainted” Winter Olympics in Beijing is the latest reminder about the direction the communist regime is heading.

The ceremony that opened the Beijing Games on Feb. 4 featured a smiling Uyghur athlete as a final Olympic torchbearer in a purported show of “ethnic unity,” again putting China’s human rights abuses in the global spotlight.

“It was a perfect example of the kind of propaganda Communist China is known for—they want to whitewash their crimes,” said Scott.

He went on to enumerate a list of Beijing’s transgressions at home and abroad, including its coverup of the pandemic; suppression of Xinjiang, Tibet, Hong Kong freedoms; its harassment of Taiwan; forcible harvesting of organs from Falun Gong practitioners; trade violations; and militarization in disputed waters. These acts demonstrate that the Chinese leader “doesn’t want to merely compete on the global stage—he wants to set the terms of debate and isolate the U.S. and our allies,” he said.

“You look at what they’re doing and you can’t help but come to these two conclusions: Communist China has chosen to be our enemy … and we have entered into a new Cold War.”

Detention Near Olympic Venues

A string of prison camps currently holding prisoners of conscience are situated in Beijing and nearby cities where major Olympic events are taking place, according to an interactive map recently released by Falun Dafa Information Center, a New York-based advocacy group.

One of those imprisoned in these facilities is 65-year-old Ji Yunzhi, who had also previously been detained in labor camps in 2001 and 2008, the year of the Beijing Summer Olympics, merely for persisting in practicing her faith in spiritual discipline Falun Gong. The Chinese Communist Party has brutally persecuted adherents of the faith group for more than two decades.

During her previous detentions, Ji was slapped, beaten, electrocuted, and stabbed with needles reaching her bones, according to Minghui.org, a U.S.-based website that tracks the persecution of Falun Gong. In both instances, she was released on medical parole when her injuries led her to the brink of death.

The recent arrests of Ji and others have again shown “Beijing’s willingness to silence and imprison religious minorities and political dissidents,” said Scott in a Feb. 7 statement. “It’s gross and deserves the scorn of every freedom-loving nation.”

Ji is now on a hunger strike at Baarin Left Banner Detention Center in Inner Mongolia, the region neighboring Zhangjiakou city that hosts the majority of the ski and snowboarding events at the Beijing Olympics.

Ji’s son Simon Zhang, who lives in the United States, said the police had been waiting outside when his father opened the door to throw out some trash. They grabbed dozens of Falun Gong books and took Ji away, he said in an interview with EpochTV’s “Facts Matter” program.

Ji is now on a hunger strike at Baarin Left Banner Detention Center in Inner Mongolia, the region neighboring Zhangjiakou city that hosts the majority of the ski and snowboarding events at the Beijing Olympics.

Ji’s son Simon Zhang, who lives in the United States, said the police had been waiting outside when his father opened the door to throw out some trash. They grabbed dozens of Falun Gong books and took Ji away, he said in an interview with EpochTV’s “Facts Matter” program.

Why the Forced Organ Harvesting in China Should Concern Every One of Us

A new form of evil and a horrendous crime against humanity is happening in China: forced organ harvesting of prisoners of conscience. Their vital organs such as kidneys, livers, heart, and corneas are being removed and used as transplants, killing them in the process. This is pure evil and is happening in China to this day.

Who are the perpetrators of this ghastly crime? China’s state-sanctioned transplant industry involving communist party officials, network of hospitals, transplant surgeons and hospital staff. They perform on-demand transplant surgeries when a foreign patient is willing to buy the organ for the high price. The patient’s blood and tissue types are matched with those that constitute a huge pool of prisoners of conscience; when a match is found the surgery is scheduled and performed. A living, healthy person is being murdered to provide an organ for transplant. Furthermore, it only takes a few weeks to get a matching organ in China, while in other countries it takes several months to years.

In 2016, independent researchers—David Kilgour, former Canadian Secretary of State for Asia-pacific; David Matas, international human rights attorney; and Ethan Gutmann, journalist based in London—conducted decade-long research and in their report conclude that illegal organ harvesting has long been going on in China for more than a decade, and the estimated number of transplants per year was anywhere between 60,000 to 100,000.

Who are the victims? In China there is no proper organ donation system and Chinese people believe the body should be intact while cremation. Moreover, the count of death-row prisoners is not that high. The bulk of the organs are from prisoners of conscience who are held in large numbers in detention centers and labor camps in China. They are mostly practitioners of Falun Gong and Uyghur Muslims detained for their beliefs. Detainees have reported prison staff routinely conduct blood tests and test the health of organs from time to time. The number of transplant operations performed in China increased markedly since the year 2000, after the persecution of Falun Gong began in July 1999.

A specific mention needs to be made here that Falun Gong, also known as Falun Dafa, is a spiritual discipline followed by millions of people around the world. People practice a set of exercises, including meditation; they study the teachings to perfect themselves by adhering to Truthfulness, Compassion and Tolerance, thereby following higher moral standards. Falun Gong, being a traditional qigong practice, was viewed as a threat to communist ideology; the communist leader, Jiang Zemin, initiated a persecution policy in July 1999—a policy to bankrupt practitioners financially, torture them physically and ruin their reputations. This persecution of imprisonment and torture continues to this day.

In China, after communists took over power, traditional culture has been destroyed and replaced with communist party culture. The party has targeted and marginalized a large number of people with traditional beliefs.

It is paramount that people around the world clearly understand the nature and scale of this organ transplant crime. The world has come to see how the communist regime’s lies and coverups during the initial outbreak of the coronavirus led to a global pandemic. It is wise to steer clear of the communist regime to save oneself from being complicit with its crimes, and cut off all ties with such an evil regime.

Below are few resources to gain deeper understanding of this crime:

Wuhan Lab Central to Coronavirus Origin Investigation

Recently a team of World Health Organization(WHO) visited China to investigate the origins of the novel coronavirus. The visit comes after a year the virus first surfaced in Wuhan, China. The WHO team visited hospitals, research institutes and seafood market that was originally viewed as the source of the outbreak.

Will the WHO team succeed in finding any evidence? It is highly unlikely.
The Chinese communist party does not allow access to virus samples that were researched at the Wuhan Institute of Virology. There is lot of suspicion that the virus may have leaked from the Wuhan lab.

There are reports that Shi Zhengli, commonly known as bat woman, and her team did a lot of research related to bat coronaviruses and human transmission. As pointed out in the video below, the Wuhan lab may be the origin of the virus and could be a bioweapon, and investigating the research at this lab is very essential to trace out the origins of the deadly virus.

https://www.ntd.com/programming-alert-exclusive-documentary-on-origin-of-the-ccp-virus-premieres_453186.html

It is a well known fact that the Chinese communist party had covered up facts and lied to the world about the virus outbreak in the earlier weeks, which then led to a global pandemic. It silenced doctors that informed the world about the virus, and did not acknowledge human-to-human transmission of the virus until late January.

The WHO had not questioned China’s claims and has instead praised China’s efforts in combating the virus. It was slow to acknowledge the pandemic and has not held China accountable for its coverups. The delayed response failed to contain the spread of the pandemic.

WHO is an international organization mostly funded by US taxpayers, and has lost its credibility as a responsible public health body.

Why the US Needs a Trade Reform with China

Ever since China joined the World Trade Organization (WTO) in 2001, China has opened its markets to the free world. The US government hoped engagement with China would lead to a more open and democratic China; but after two decades there has been no sign of China moving towards democracy. On the contrary, China still engages in repression policies and curbs rights of its citizens. Furthermoew, the US has lost its manufacturing and millions of jobs to China and owes trillions of trade deficit.

The main issue lies with multinational companies moving their manufacturing bases to China, where products can be produced at much lower costs, thereby profiting tremendously. China has no policies to ensure workers’ safety, control pollution, minimum wage laws or labour rules. Even prisons and labor camps are used to assemble products such as Christmas lights, toys, tooth picks and others in unhygienic conditions. There have been many reports on contaminated products such as toys with lead paint, pipes with arsenic, melamine in milk products, tainted pet food and the like that have affected people around the world. China does not abide by the safety standards and has adopted unfair trade practices such as currency manipulation to gain economic advantage.

It is the Chinese communist party that has benefited from economic reform, but not the Chinese people, who still face repression in various forms. The Chinese have no rights to practice their religion, or hold political views. Anyone holding political views or religious beliefs that do not align with the party line face imprisonment and torture. China has tightened its surveillance and monitoring of internet activities, with the imported technology from US companies. Life of the Chinese people has not really changed, its the party that has benefited and become wealthy. China is also investing heavily in its military build up and nuclear programs. China’s communist party does not serve in best interests of the Chinese people or other countries. Besides, organ harvesting of body parts of prisoners of conscience and selling them to foreigners at very high prices is genocide happening in China. Check out details here – http://www.stoporganharvesting.org.

US-China trade relations and policies need to be reformed to bring back manufacturing to the US and cut down imports from China. I would highly recommend watching this video – Death by China – which thoroughly brings to light the predicament we are currently in by losing manufacturing and jobs to China.
A must-watch video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wpyq6ba6W9E

Canada Raises Organ Harvesting Issue at UN Human Rights Council

(en.minghui.org)

(Minghui.org) The Canadian government raised the issue of state-sanctioned organ harvesting in China on March 12, 2014, during the 25th regular session of the United Nations Human Rights Council.

Ms. Anne-Tamara Lorre, the UN representative from Canada, explained that advancing and protecting religious freedom is a focus of Canada’s foreign policy.

The UN Human Rights Council’s official daily press release documented her speech on March 12, “Canada remained deeply concerned about the plight of persecuted religious communities in various parts of the world where, either due to government restrictions or extreme social hostilities, individuals were targeted because of their faith. It also remained concerned that Falun Gong practitioners and other religious worshippers in China faced persecution; further, reports that organ transplants took place without free and informed consent of the donor were troubling.”

Using Death Row Prisoners Doesn’t Fully Explain the Source of Organs

As usual, officials of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) denied forced organ harvesting. However, they couldn’t explain the large numbers of organs available for transplant in China.

According to a March 12 report on Ming Pao , a Hong Kong daily newspaper, Huang Jiefu, former minister of health, verified that death row prisoners still “donate” organs without their own or their families’ consent. He also said that such “donations” involved a very close circle of doctors, courts, and armed police, and would be difficult to illustrate.

While executed prisoners may indeed be a source of organs used in transplants, the number of executed prisoners does not account for the large number of organ transplants.

Independent investigators David Kilgour, a former Canadian diplomat and crown prosecutor, and renowned international human rights attorney David Matas, concluded that 41,500 transplants from unidentified sources occurred during 2001 and 2005. Given other related evidence, they stated that the source of the 41,500 organs could only be explained by the equally large number of imprisoned Falun Gong practitioners being used as a live organ bank.

International Momentum Condemning Organ Harvesting

Support for ending organ harvesting in China has been on the rise, with countries around the world taking action to condemn this atrocity and prevent its citizens from becoming unknowing accomplices.

The Italian Senate’s Human Rights Commission unanimously passed a resolution on March 5, 2014, urging the Italian government to launch a thorough investigation into organ harvesting in China through diplomatic and other channels. The resolution also urges the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) to immediately release prisoners of conscience, including Falun Gong practitioners.

The Illinois House of Representatives passed a resolution on February 26, 2014, urging, “the United States government and the U.S. President to investigate organ transplants in China and take all reasonable steps to bring an end to the revolting practice of harvesting organs from living Falun Gong practitioners for transplants.”

The European Union Parliament passed a resolution “expressing deep concern” over “credible reports of systematic, state-sanctioned organ harvesting from non-consenting prisoners of conscience” on December 12, 2013. It was jointly proposed by 56 members from four political parties in the EU Parliament.

The resolution calls on the EU and its member states to publicly condemn organ transplant abuses in the People’s Republic of China (PRC), and to raise awareness about the issue among citizens traveling to the PRC. It also calls upon the EU to conduct a full and transparent investigation into organ transplant practices in the PRC.

The parliament made a point of stating that China’s plan to phase out harvesting organs from prisoners “only by 2015” is not acceptable, and calls upon China “to immediately end the practice of organ harvesting from prisoners of conscience and members of religious and ethnic minority groups.”

Irwin Cotler, a liberal Member of Parliament (MP) and former Minister of Justice of Canada, on February 28, 2014 called for excluding China from the UN Human Rights Council due to the Chinese regime’s involvement in widespread and systematic violations of human rights, including harvesting organs from living Falun Gong practitioners.

The Voice of Russia covered the global condemnation of organ harvesting in a January 10, 2014 article, “Over a million sign petition against illegal organ harvesting in China.”

There is also a pending resolution in the US Congress, condemning the large-scale organ harvesting of non-consenting prisoners of conscience, mainly Falun Gong practitioners.

Background

The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) launched a nationwide persecution of Falun Gong on July 20, 1999. In his desperate attempt to crush Falun Gong, then CCP chief Jiang Zemin issued a series of secret orders, including, “Ruin their reputations, bankrupt them financially, and destroy them physically,” “Beat them to death and count the deaths as suicide,” and “Cremate them without verifying their identities.”

3,746 deaths have been confirmed. The deaths occurred in over 30 provinces, directly-controlled municipalities, and autonomous prefectures.

Organ harvesting from living Falun Gong practitioners was first reported in 2006. The crime is yet to be fully exposed.

http://en.minghui.org/html/articles/2014/3/17/145918.html

 

Self-Immolation Hoax of January 2001

Last month, Chinese recycling magnate Chen Guangbiao made a publicity stunt claiming to buy the New York Times. A few days later, he held a press conference introducing two women, for whom he offer donations for reconstructive surgery. Those women went on denigrating Falun Gong, claiming to be participants in the self-immolation incident that happened in January , 2001.

Buying of the New York Times indeed grabbed the attention of Western media, little did they know it was merely a publicity stunt. The real purpose of Chen’s statement was to carry over the propaganda of the Chinese communist party – to defame and label Falun Gong as a dangerous group.

The self-immolation incident of January 2001, was itself a propaganda stunt orchestrated by the communist party- to turn public opinion against Falun Gong. The incident was thoroughly investigated, and uncovered evidence shows the incident was falsified and staged by the communist party.

More details about the incident and investigations can be found at: http://www.falsefire.com

China’s Closing of Labor Camps is Not a Change in Persecution Policy

China closing some of its labor camps in recent months, may have led some to assume the persecution of Falun Gong may have lessened. On the contrary, reports are indicating otherwise. The minghui website that reports on the persecution shows that torture and abductions of practitioners are ongoing, despite closing of some labor camps.

A vast majority of the detainees held in China’s labor camps constitute practitioners of Falun Gong. The closing of labor camps appears to be a tactic adopted by the Chinese communist party to divert international attention, especially when China’s labor camps were on the spotlight towards the end of last year.

Practitioners of Falun Gong are now being sent to prisons and brainwashing centers, instead of labor camps. People who practice Falun Gong still sufer from risk of being detained or abducted. In essence, the closing of labor camps is not an indication of change in the persecution policy, but only where practitioners are being persecuted.

New Sanctions on North Korea to Curb Nuclear Program

China and the United States have finalized new sanctions to be imposed on North Korea, following North Korea’s nuclear test on February 16. The new round of sanctions is expected to deter the belligerent state’s nuclear and ballistics missile programs.

The sanctions were proposed to the UN Security council, and will be fine-tuned by experts and presented for vote end of the week. New sanctions target North Korea’s high-ranking officials and illicit banking activities. They will also impose restrictions on import of specific luxury items to the country.

In addition, nations are advised to strictly monitor illicit cash transfers and illicit cargo related to nuclear and missile programs. Senior diplomats’ activities and purchase of luxury items in other nations will be also be limited.

Before the Secuirty council convened to discuss the new sanctions, North Korea has threatened to end the armistice of 1953 between South Korea. Recent South Korean military exercises along with US military has angered the regime, despite the military exercises being a normal routine every year.

UN hopes to pass the sanctions with full agreement from all member nations, especially after approval from China and Russia.