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Chinese YouTuber’s twin sisters call for their family to be released from Chinese prison

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What do you think of when you see a pair of twin sisters in their twenties, who are popular YouTubers who make entertainment videos? Beauty, youth, glory?

These are labels frequently associated with Huang Doudou and Huang Guoguo, who hail from the central province of Anhui in China and now reside in Sydney, Australia.

The twin sisters created their Chinese YouTube channel in 2018, which focuses on entertainment programs. In less than four years, the channel has garnered over 100,000 subscribers and over 40,000,000 total views.

Among their cheerful entertainment videos about the latest movies, TV series and pop stars, some fans may notice that there are sometimes videos about human rights issues in China.

A video uploaded in 2021, for example, showcased the H&M incident, in which Beijing pressured the global clothing brand to back down from its stance on Uyghur forced labor in the Xinjiang region.

Another, uploaded in 2019 to the 2019 American film “The Laundromat,” shed light on the Chinese Communist regime’s forced organ harvesting from Falun Gong practitioners.

Falun Dafa practitioners commemorate lost lives and 20 years of persecution by the Chinese communist regime in Sydney, Australia, July 19, 2019. (The Epoch Times)

Falun Gong, also known as Falun Dafa, is a meditation practice in the Buddhist tradition with moral teachings centered on the principles of truthfulness, compassion and tolerance. Fearing its popularity as an independent ideology in China – with up to 100 million practitioners in the 1990s – the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has launched a brutal campaign to “eradicate” the practice and its adherents since July 1999. .

Few people know that behind the video is a heartbreaking story about the sisters’ family.

A turning point in happy times

Like their peers, Doudou and Guoguo had a happy childhood with the care and love of their families and friends.

“We grew up loving going out with our parents to do the (Falun Gong) exercises. The music is pleasant to hear. The adults put us in front of the queue. We were often complimented by passers-by as pretty girls,” said eldest sister Doudou.

“My father gave up many of his previous bad habits, such as tobacco and alcohol addiction, soon after practicing Falun Gong.”

According to Doudou, in his workplace, his father treated his colleagues according to the principles of “truth, compassion, tolerance; and made a profit for the factory, which was originally losing money. He was awarded as an advanced worker in the main factory at the end of 1997.

“But all those good times are gone with the unreasonable deletion. The CCP, led by Jiang Zemin, has used all state machinery and media to spread rumors and launch government-sanctioned persecution against Falun Gong followers,” she said.

“Since then, there has been no peace in our family. We were illegally attacked three times. Our father was illegally detained six times, illegally sentenced to four years in prison, illegally imprisoned in brainwashing classes three times, and fired from his workplace. Our mother was kidnapped once, illegally locked up in a brainwashing class once, had her duties revoked, and was forcibly suspended from her job for three months without pay or bonus.

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A childhood photo of twin sisters Doudou and Guoguo. (provided)

“We grew up under such fear and pressure,” she said.

The twins’ father ended a four-year prison sentence in 2007 and started driving a taxi for a living.

“He treats people kindly and always thinks of others,” Doudou said. “Over the past few years, he found countless cell phones, wallets and other items left by passengers in the car. Whenever he was afraid that the owner was anxious, so he took the initiative to find ways to contact and return them as soon as possible, and he always refused money or gifts offered by the owners as a sign of gratitude.

Illegal arrests consistent with family life

Unfortunately, the twin sisters recently learned that their father had been arrested again by the Chinese regime.

On the evening of June 19, the sisters’ father, Huang Zhisong, mother, Chen Lingxia, and six other Falun Gong practitioners were reading Falun Dafa books at their home when, around 9 p.m., more than 20 local police officers broke into home and seized eight practitioners, including their parents.

According to the sisters, the police did not show any legal documents when they arrested the sisters’ family. The police also seized dozens of Falun Gong books, two laptops, an iPad, four iPhones and a printer without their families present. Their mother witnessed the loss when she returned home from the detention center.

“Among the 14 recognized and identified cults in China, there is no mention of Falun Gong,” Doudou said.

“My father’s burden was imposed on him. One can be arrested simply for reading books at home. There are no human rights in China at all!

Speak up and seek help from the Australian government

On the eve of the Mid-Autumn Festival (also known as Moon Festival or Mooncake Festival), a traditional Chinese festival for a family reunion, the sisters showed up at the gate of the Chinese Consulate General in Sydney, holding the display boards of “Release Huang Zhisong immediately” and “Freedom of Faith”.

“Mid-Autumn [festival] is a day for a family reunion, but we who are away from home are worried about our family and our father’s condition right now,” Guoguo, the younger sister, told The Epoch Times.

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On the eve of the Mid-Autumn Festival in 2022, Doudou and Guoguo went to the Chinese consulate in Sydney to demand the release of their father. (provided)

Feeling isolated and helpless, the sisters decided to seek help from the Australian government.

“We want to use our little power to speak as much as possible through our family’s experience,” she said.

In a letter seen by The Epoch Times, the twins called on Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese and Jo Haylen, the MP for Summer Hill in New South Wales, to help them and detailed their father’s experience.

“As we remember, because of his belief in Falun Dafa, our father became a person of integrity and kindness, a person with a sense of responsibility… When we encountered problems in our studies or at work, dad was always the one. who the first to give us advice and guidance,” they wrote. “We are far from each other and haven’t seen each other for many years…We are very worried about him and cannot let Dad suffer another wrongful imprisonment.”

Epoch Times has contacted the Chinese Consulate in Sydney regarding Huang Zhisong’s arrest but has not received a response at the time of publication.

Epoch Times staff in Sydney

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