by Pasty Drone
January 12, 1999
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Here, in its entirety is Zhou Lan's letter pleading for her husband:
Dear Chinese Consulate General of People's Republic of China New York City
Dear Sir or/and Madem:
My name is Zhou Lan, wife of Zhou Yongjun, thereby authorize Mr. Li, a
business partner of my husband in New York City to hand in this letter to
Chinese government on behalf of me with the following contents:
My husband Zhou Yongjun had been disappeared since December 21 last year
being refused entry at Shen Zhen city in Guang Dong Province and vowed to
into mainland China for business reason. He is the publisher of World Wide
Chinese magazine and a student in 1989 in Beijing Political and Law
University. He went to USA in 1993.
As a Chinese citizen of People's Republic of China, I therefore respectfully
request the Consulate General to shoulder the responsibility to help and
protect the citizens's rights and interests when they are in need. I would
like to ask this consulate to investigate my husband Zhou Yongjun's
whereabouts and give me and his young baby an answer as soon as possible. My
number is 212 xxx-xxxx.
As President Jiang Zeming and Chinese government said in many occasions that
Chinese citizens have the right to come back to China safely and without any
problem. Zhou Yongjun is on business trip and wanted to visit his old
after years of separation from them. He was incorrectly refused entry in
December by Shen Zhen authority and an unpublished book by Huang Xiang was
confisticated along with the cash he had.
It's been more than three weeks that I and his friends had not received any
phone call or seen him. We believed he had disappeared in mainland China. As
citizen of People's republic of China, I therefore respectfully request this
consulate to investigate into my husband's mysterious disappearance.
I can not sleep and eat normally because of my worrying about his safety.
our child's illness is getting worse without seeing his dad after about one
month. I sincerely hope the Chinese government would investigate into this
case and give me and the young baby an answer about where he is now.
We want him to go home and be with his son!
A Chinese citizen of People's republic of China01/12/1999
LoU calls off
NGOs call on Canada to suspend bilateral human rights dialogue
Explorers say newly discovered area of Tibet is like
Police detain Yue Tianxiang who is the founder of
China Labor Watchdog...
Yue had discovered that management was spending company funds on themselves
while the workers hadn't been paid for up to NINE MONTHS...
Two Tibetan monks arrested for preparing a letter
to UN Human Rights Commissioner...
Tibetan rights group claims
China is increasing religious crackdown...
Vatican asks Beijing to let
Chinese Catholics celebrate the Millenium in Rome
China and US
resume human rights dialogue...
Rights groups slam the Hong Kong rights report
as too defensive...
Fravia's pages of reverse engineering
Funny! Goes to show you the risks of old documentaton...
old Intuit support number now a sex line!...
(there's other good reading in the latest volume of Risks List, too)
An alternative to CERT:
Hacker Emergency Response Team (HERT)
Underwriters Laboratoy for the
Information Security Industry
Russian hack of
Is Microsoft (MS)
cooking their books???
E*Trade (EGRP) is taking a 28% stake in
online investment bank
AT&T (T) offers
personalized start pages to its members
Whoop-de-doo...(I just don't see it, but hey, the stock goes up...) Disney
Ericsson chooses Brite (BVSI)
to supply Intelligent Peripherals
Anderson Consulting and PeopleSoft (PSFT)
form global alliance
Beyond.com (BYND) signs agreement with Novadigm to
deliver software update service over the Internet
Cisco (CSCO) offering outgoing military personnel
and ten Chinese universities join the
Cisco Networking Academy Program
BoysToys.com (GRLZ) acquires
two internet merchant card services firms
BroadPoint in partnership with Duquesne Enterprises (DQE) launches
free ad-supported long distance...
IN THE ETHER
The world's most powerful brain is
It's got my vote...
the symphony orchestra as most important invention of the past 2000 years...
The soap opera that is
The unfriendliness of
Epson Hong Kong shuts down its
product demonstation center
Star Telecom abandoning its
Video-on-Demand service but piracy lawsuit continues...
Star TV exec, Deng,
heads to Hong Kong with Murdoch in tow...
who DOES NOT GET IT...he says "The Internet will destroy more businesses
than it will create in the sense that it will wipe out the middlemen"
WRONG!...It's CREATING NEW and MORE middlemen...
sound to me like Murdoch has been hanging out with too many bitter old-boy
brokers...the times are a changin'...
SAR tech eyes
Tiny spy planes
of the future
merciless fun of Firmage...
but Firmage says
he was mis-quoted
Appeals court denies
BellSouth spectrum cap waiver
BellCanada set to turn operator-assistance business over to US company and
plan outrages workers...
BellMobility now largest
wireless carrier in Canada
resisting new technology...
SEC fines 28 brokerages $26 million for
price fixing on NASDAQ
Remeber those new planets I linked to yesterday?...
One of them may host life...
Pac-West Telecom offering
112k access in California
Naxos, independent classical music label,
makes library available on musicmaker.com
New competition for eWallet:
hype or hope?
SBC rolls out
Women's services doctor tells of
Starbucks takes stake in
(I need this one for Chinese!) Handheld translator
also sends email...
AOL accused of
Now about that Gitic...
Greenspan arrives in Beijing
who is stepping up its
and US wants
transparency in Gitic liquidation...
(note how no one has yet said WHICH US banks are involved in this mess...)
Repeal of 23-year-old land celing act in India
expected to bring real estate prices crashing down...
US imposes economic sanctions against
Federal prosecutors to retry
55,000 years ago, human brush fires
destroyed 85% of Australia's large animal population
The worst newspaper in America:
The Daily Oklahoman