Citizens of Hong Kong who watch the popular current affairs programs “Are You Kidding Me” and “Shishan’s Outlook” might be familiar with Huang Ruiqiu who is the presenter. Recently, police officials in China ordered her relatives there to tell her to stop hosting her programs or else they would arrest her under the National Security Act. However, Huang said that she would not be pressured. “I will persevere,” she said according to Minghui.org.
As the presenter of popular current affairs programs, Huang Ruiqiu has been both a front line reporter and a presenter of live programming. On August 31, 2019, she witnessed police officers firing guns at a protester in Causeway Bay. That same year, during the live broadcast of the September 15 Northpoint Parade, she was attacked by pro-CCP activists. She previously exposed a fake journalist sent by the CCP during an interview.
Huang revealed that on March 16, 2021, she heard from a relative in Hong Kong that a friend of the relative in her hometown in China was summoned to the police station and interrogated.
The police asked about Huang and threatened the relative’s friend: “They instructed the friend to tell me not to do the program. They reminded the friend that Hong Kong now has the National Security Act. They pointed out that they could use it to arrest me and said, ‘Huang’s parents will lose their daughter and it won’t be good.”
Huang is a Falun Dafa practitioner. Also known as Falun Gong it is a spiritual practice based on the tenets of truthfulness, compassion and forbearance. It was introduced in 1992 and by 1999 there were nearly 100 million Chinese practicing Falun Dafa. The CCP could not tolerate its growing popularity and began a nationwide campaign to eradicate it.
Because the spiritual practice is persecuted by the CCP, Huang has not returned to China for many years. This is the third time Huang has received news of harassment by the CCP police. In 2017 officials pressured her relatives in China twice. They claimed that they saw her participate in a Falun Dafa parade in Hong Kong and they gathered information about her. They told her relatives to tell Huang “not to participate in parades.”
Huang suspects the reason officials are harassing her again after four years could be due to the program she did last week exposing the CCP’s crimes of organ harvesting. She said, “This is the most in-depth reporting on the brutalities committed by the CCP since I joined the media.”
On the program, Huang played two tape recordings, one of which was the testimony of a police officer who was present during an organ harvesting operation and the other was a conversation between Bo Xilai and a Chinese diplomat in Hamburg, Germany in 2006, in which Bo said Jiang Zemin gave orders for the removal of organs from living Falun Dafa practitioners.
Huang said, “The CCP is most fearful of having its genocidal crimes of organ harvesting exposed. My program struck a nerve, so that’s why they are attempting to threaten me again.”
She said, “If everyone’s relative in China is threatened and we keep quiet about it, then no one will step up and speak out for justice. I am an adult and I won’t be pressured. I will persist. Since I chose to be in the media, I will safeguard the freedom of media in Hong Kong and I will not bow down to pressure. I have the courage to continue to report the truth.”
“Evil is most terrified of being exposed. If you keep quiet about challenges and retreat, it is even more dangerous. Therefore I think I am doing the most righteous thing. I am not only letting everyone know how evil the CCP is, exposing it is also a way of protecting myself.”