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Chinese Diplomat Defames Shen Yun in Letter to Seattle Councilmember

For more news and videos visit ☛ http://english.ntdtv.comFollow us on Twitter ☛ us on Facebook ☛ York-based Shen Yun Performing Arts has started its 2012 tour with sell-out shows around North America. It's success comes despite the Chinese regime's efforts to stop people from attending. This latest attempt comes in the form a letter, sent by the Chinese Consul General in San Francisco to a Seattle Councilmember, defaming Shen Yun's classical Chinese dance performances.Organizers of Shen Yun Performing Arts' upcoming shows in Seattle, Washington say an attempt by the Chinese regime to interfere with the performance is "absurd".Dated January 18, the Chinese Consul General in San Francisco, Gao Zhansheng, sent this letter to a Seattle Councilmember, telling him not to attend Shen Yun's performances on February 7th and 8th at Seattle Center's McCaw Hall, not to send congratulatory letters, and to not accept being interviewed about it.The Councilmember, who asked not to be named for now, released the letter to the presenter of Shen Yun in Seattle, the Falun Dafa Association of Washington. President of the Association, Dr. Zhiping C. Kolouch, says this is just the latest example of Chinese diplomats trying to interfere with Shen Yun.[Dr. Zhiping C. Kolouch, President, Falun Dafa Association of Washington]:"The Chinese government has never stopped interfering with Shen Yun. It uses its consular offices to threaten foreign officials or theatres against Shen Yun, and defames the company. It's a real shame that diplomats of a so-called 'world-power' would resort to such tactics."Shen Yun Performing Arts is a classical Chinese dance company based in New York. NTD has been a proud media sponsor of the company's performances. According to its website, Shen Yun's mission is to revive 5000 years of China's traditional culture that's been destroyed by the Chinese Communist Party.

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