China Action Day in Support of Freedom in Iran: Friday, February 5, 2010


China Action Day in Support of Freedom in Iran: Friday, February 5, 2010
by foriran



Demand China end support for Ahmadinejad and Basij Militia



Outside Chinese embassies and consulates including Washington D.C., Chicago, and Houston in US and beyond

(Other cities are expected to be added)

Chinese Consulate in Chicago

100 West Erie Street , Chicago, IL60611

(Gathering is on the Opposite Side of the Street)


Friday, February 5th, 11:30 am - 1pm


To All Friends of the Iranian People, Spread the Word:

China is supporting Ahmadinejad’s crackdown against the Iranian people, most recently by arming the Basij with anti-riot equipment and crowd control vehicles. These Chinese arms pose a lethal threat to the millions of Iranians who plan to protest for freedom and democracy in Iran on February 11th.

By supporting Ahmadinejad’s coup against the Iranian people, China is banking on profiting from the triumph of tyranny and terror over freedom and faith in Iran. Instead of defending the Iranian people in their call for free and fair elections, China’s mouthpiece, the People’s Daily, is blaming social media for the Iranian people’s protests against electoral fraud, prisoner abuse, and political violence.

The Islamic Republic has offered China a 25 year contract for 110 million metric tons of liquefied natural gas, estimated at over 100 billion dollars. In exchange for mortgaging Iran’s gas and oil fields to China, Ahmadinejad uses these profits to fund the Basij militia—a military and economic mafia attacking the Iranian people, culture and economy in the name of religion.

Let us lend the Iranian people our strength in their struggle for freedom and justice, dignity and humanity. Let us prove China wrong.

Millions risk losing their lives, freedoms, jobs and security because China subsidizes terror and tyranny in Iran to export products made from cheap oil. It is time for China to stop playing a double game: burying the United States in debt to finance a war on terror it perpetuates by shielding Ahmadinejad from the devastating consequences of a genocidal domestic and foreign policy that threatens the security and stability of Iran and its neighbors.

We invite our friends around the world to demonstrate their solidarity with the Iranian people by demanding that the Chinese government:

1) Cease its support for Ahmadinejad’s coup

2) Cease arming and supplying the Basij militia and revolutionary guards

3) Cease its support for tyranny and terror

If China is a true friend of the Iranian people and Islamic world, then it must join the Iranian people and the international community in calling for:

1) Respect for the human rights of all Iranian people in accordance with the Charter of the United Nations

2) Release of all political prisoners

3) Free and fair elections

China is betraying its own tradition and culture as an ancient Asian civilization, its own prosperity as an economic power, and its own security as a nuclear power by discounting the life of Iran ’s youth to profit from their death.

Whether it is in the Sudan , Zimbabwe , Burma or Iran , China cannot insure its own prosperity and security by preying upon the corpse of enslaved populations and vulnerable nations. Such predatory forms of capitalism divest China ’s economy and currency from sanctity and security.

China risks damaging its reputation in Iran, the Islamic world and the international community for the privilege of selling cheap products contaminated with the price of Neda’s flesh and blood.

We invite—and expect—China to use its tremendous lobbying power and international influence for the benefit of the Iranian people rather than Ahmadinejad’s thugs.

The true gift Iranians have always offered their friends and neighbors is their unflinching faith in the sanctity of love and life. Chinese leaders should recognize that it is the good faith of the Iranian people—and not the corruption and violence of Ahmadinejad and Khamenei’s bogus republic and religion—that is the sacred rock upon which China can secure its long-term future.

The Iranian people’s wealth flows through their heart, not their death.


1) Organize protests outside Chinese embassies and consulates (see list below)

2) Call/Write China’s Political and Economic Representatives in the United States and around the world (see list below)

3) Call/Write to China’s Ambassador in Iran: Ambassador Xie Xiaoyan, #13 Narenjestan 7th, Pasdaran Avenue, Tehran, Iran P.O. Box 11364-3937

Embassy Telephones: 009821-22291240 009821-22291240 , 22291241
Office of Military Attaché: 009821-22282840 009821-22282840 Consul Office: 009821-22812500 009821-22812500 , 22816600
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Code of Conduct: The focus of CHINA ACTION DAY is to demonstrate our solidarity with the Iranian people. Our goal is to demand that the Chinese government end its support for Ahmadinejad’s crackdown on the Iranian people. We ask that all participants demonstrate their solidarity with the Iranian people by demonstrating in a non-partisan, peaceful, and respectful manner. People from all backgrounds, cultures, political and religious beliefs are welcome.

Chinese Embassies and Consulates by Country

United States:

*Chinese Embassy in Washington, DC

Address: 3505 International Place, N.W., Washington DC 20008

Phone: (202) 338-6688, (202) 588-9760

Fax: (202) 588-9760

*Chinese Consulate in Chicago, IL

Address: 100 West Erie Street, Chicago, IL60611

Phone: (312) 453-0210, (312) 803-0095

Fax: (312) 803-0122

*Chinese Consulate in Houston, TX

Address: 3417 Montrose Blvd., Houston, TX77006

Phone: (713) 520-1462

Fax: (713) 521-3064

*Chinese Consulate in Los Angeles, CA

Address: 443 Shatto Place, Los Angeles, CA90020

Phone: (213) 807-8088

Fax: (213) 807-8091

*Chinese Consulate in New York, NY

Address: 520 12th Avenue, New York, NY10036

Phone: (212) 244-9392

Fax: (212) 465-1708

*Chinese Consulate in San Francisco, CA

Address: 1450 Laguna Street, San Francisco, CA94115

Phone: (415) 674-2900

Fax: (415) 563-0494


*Chinese Embassy in Ottawa

Address: 515 St. Patrick Street, Ottawa, Ont. K1N 5H3

Phone: 613-789-3434

Fax: 613-789-1911

*Chinese Consulate in Calgary

Address: 1011 6th Ave. S.W., Suite 100, Calgary, ABT2P 0W1

Phone: (403) 264-3322

Fax: (403) 264-6656

*Chinese Consulate in Toronto

Address: 240 St. George Street, Toronto OntarioM5R 2P4

Phone: (416) 964-7260

Fax: (416) 324-6468

*Chinese Consulate in Vancouver

Address: 3380 Granville Street, Vancourver, BCV6H 3K3

Phone: (604) 736-5188

Fax: (604) 737-0154


*Chinese Embassy in Mexico City

Address: Avenue Rio Magdalena 172, Col. Tizapan San Angel, D.F.

Phone: 52-55-56160609

Fax: 52-55-56160460

*Chinese Consulate in Tijuana

Address: Avenue Lomas del Monte 1614. Fracc. Lomas de Agua Caliente, Primera Seccion Tijuana, B.C. 22440

Phone: 0052-664-6816771

Fax: 0052-664-6219762


*Chinese Embassy in Canberra

Address: 15, Coronation Drive, Yarralumla, A.C.T. 2600, Canberra, Australia

Phone: 0061-2-62734878

Fax: 0061-2-32734878

*Chinese Consulate in Brisbane

Address: Level 9, 79 Adelaide St. Brisbane, QLD 4000

Phone: 07-32106509

Fax: 07-32106517

*Chinese Consulate in Perth

Address: 45 Brown Street, East Perth, W.A. 6004, Australia

Phone: 0061-8-92220333

Fax: 0061-8-92216144

*Chinese Consulate in Melbourne

Address: 75-77 Irving Road, Toorak, Melbourne, Victoria 3142

Phone: 00613-98220604

Fax: 00613-98220320

*Chinese Consulate in Sydney

Address: 39 Dunblane Street, Camperdown, NSW 2050, Australia

Phone: 0061-2-85958002

Fax: 0061-2-85958001


*Chinese Embassy in Tokyo

Address: 3-4-33 Moto-Azabu, Minato-Ku, Tokyo, Japan

Phone: 0081-3-34033388

Fax: 0081-3-34033345

*Chinese Consulate in Sapporo

Address: 5-1, Nishi 23-Chome, Minam 13-J0, Chuo-ku, Sapporo, Japan

Phone: 0081-11-5635563

Fax: 0081-11-5631818

*Chinese Consulate in Nagasaki

Address: 10-35 Hashiguchi Machi Nagasaki City, Japan

Phone: 0081-958493311

Fax: 0081-958493312

*Chinese Consulate in Fukuoka

Address: Fukuoka-Shi Chiuo-Ku Jigyohama 1-3-3, Japan

Phone: 0081-92-7131121

Fax: 0081-92-7818906

*Chinese Consulate in Nagoya

Address: 2-8-37 Higashisakura, Higashi-ku, Nagoya, Aichi, 461-0005 Japan

Phone: 81-52-9321098

Fax: 81-52-9321169

*Chinese Consulate in Osaka

Address: 3-9-2 Utsubohonmach Nishiku Osaka, Japan 550

Phone: 00816-64459481

Fax: 00816-64459475

United Kingdom:

*Chinese Embassy in London

Address: 49-51 Portland Place London W1B 1JL

Phone: 0044-20-72994049

Fax: 0044-20-76362981

*Chinese Consulate in Edinburgh

Address: 55 Corstorphine Road, Edinburth, EH12 5QG Scotland, U.K.

Phone: 44-131-3379896

Fax: 44-131-3378871

*Chinese Consulate in Manchester

Address: Denison House, 71 Denison Road, Rusholme, Manchester M14 5RX, U.K.

Phone: 0044-161-2489304

Fax: 0044-161-2572672


*Chinese Embassy in Paris

Address: 11, Av. George V, 75008 Paris

Phone: 0033-1-49521950

Fax: 0033-1-47202422

*Chinese Consulate in Lyon

Address: 26, Rue Louis Blanc, 69006 Lyon, France

Phone: 437248307

Fax: 437240099

*Chinese Consulate in Marseill

Address: 20, Boulevard Carmagnole, 13008 Marseille, France

Phone: 33-491320017

Fax: 33-491320008

*Chinese Consulate in Strasbourg

Address: 35, Rue Bautain, 67000 Strasbourg, France

Phone: 33-3-88453232

Fax: 33-3-88453223


*Chinese Embassy in Berlin

Address: Markisches Ufer 54, 10179 Berlin

Phone: 030-27588-0

Fax: 030-27588221

*Chinese Consulate in Frankfurt

Address: Mainzer Landstrasse 17560326 Frankfurt Am Main

Phone: 0049-69-75085545

Fax: 0049-69-75085530

*Chinese Consulate in Hamburg

Address: Elbchaussee 268, 22605 Hamburg, Bundessrepublik Deutschland

Phone: 0049-40-82276018

Fax: 0049-40-82276022

*Chinese Consulate in Munich

Address: Generalkonsulat Der Vr China in Muenchen, Germany Romanstr. 107 80639 Muenchen

Phone: 0175-5440383

Fax: 49-89-17301619


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The canvas magazine pouch is also locally made in Iran.

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Also, law enforcement equipment affording less-lethal means of antiriot operations is much preferred over the use of that depicted in the top photo- wouldn't you agree? I mean, that's just plain common sense.