Dear Friend,
          Please tell a friend.
          If you live in Southern California, please join us for this New Year's Day protest to bring attention to the continued human rights violations in China.
          Please join us in sending a message to the government official representatives from Shanghai who are accompanying the Shanghai Expo Rose float at the Rose Parade.
          Ann Lau
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WHAT:    Bring Attention to the Human Rights Violations in China
               - Protest the Pasadena Rose Parade's Shanghai Expo Rose Float
WHEN:    New Year's Day, Friday, January 1, 2010, 9:00 a.m.
WHERE:   Meet in front of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church
                2660 E Orange Grove Blvd., Pasadena, Ca. 91107
                There will be a banner on the Church building calling for the release of Bishop Jia Zhiguo and Bishop Su Zhimin
               (Corner of N Sierra Madre Blvd. and E. Orange Grove Blvd)
                This is towards the end of the parade route before the floats enter Victory Park.
CONTACT:  Ann Lau 310-539-0234, 310-433-0697
                    James Zheng 626-227-4575
The Shanghai Expo Rose Parade float is one of the floats participating in the 121st Pasadena Tournament of Roses Parade in the City of Pasadena in California on New Year's Day.
There will be more than 100 people from China sitting on the float or walking alongside the Shanghai Expo float. 
China has continued to put internet writers, bloggers, reporters in jail for their writings and truthful reportings.
The Christmas Day sentence of Liu Xiaobo to 11 years follows the 3 years sentence of Huang Qi who was tried for helping earthquake victims who lost their children from "tofu" schools. 
We will be there to bring attention to some of the more than 700 prisoners of conscience in China:  Liu Xiaobo, Huang Qi, Sun Lin, Qi Chonghuai, Hu Jia, Yang Chunlin, Chen Guangcheng, Shi Tao, Bishop Jia Zhiguo and Bishop Su Zhimin. 
We want to send a message to the Chinese officials who are accompanying the float to know that people around the world are aware of what the government of China is doing to its people.  The government of the Peoples Republic of China's propaganda of "harmony" is in fact violated by the government itself.