Large Australia Environmental Product Company in China Forced to Shutdown by Chinese Authorities ove

China Aid Association
Photo: Rev. Daniel and Mrs. Eliza Ng
Large Australia Environmental
Product Company in China
Forced to Shutdown by Chinese Authorities over Religious Activities; Two
Australian Citizens Trapped inside China

(Midland, Texas — Oct 31, 2007) CAA learned that in an unprecedented move against a foreigner-owned
firm in China, a large Australia company called Enoch Group (
http://www.enochgroup.com/En/Main.asp
) has been raided and attacked by various Chinese government agencies in Guangdong province since
August of this year. The two owners of the Enoch Group, Mr. and Mrs. Daniel and
Eliza Ng, were even put under house arrest from October 12 to 25, 2007. Their
cellphones were confiscated and they were not allowed to go out of their house
at Panyu district, Guangzhou, Guangdong province. After intensive investigation
and interviews with both the leaders of the company and some government
officials in Guangdong province, China Aid learned that the move to shut down
the company and freeze the nearly 100 million Yuan ($13 million) of in assets
and patents, is purely politically motivated. High level government sources
told CAA that some of the central government leaders were upset that the Enoch
Group has hired a large number of Chinese Christians. The Chinese leaders
suspect that the Enoch Group uses its company culture, “love, peace, joy and
faithfulness”, to promote Christianity. Sources said the rather harsh tactic
made against Enoch Group is to send a strong warning signal to other foreign
businesses in China owned by Christians.

The Enoch group is a well-established ecological company which produces
environmentally related products. Mr. and Mrs. Ng are both naturalized
Australian citizens, immigrated from Hong Kong.

Enoch group has branches in Australia, Hong Kong and mainland China. As a division
of Enoch group, Guangzhou Enoch Biological Science and Technology Co., LTD is a
bio-engineering corporation, whose research and development focuses on ecological
agriculture, amendment of water quality, environmental protection and human
health care.

According to the appeal letter sent by Mrs. Ng, both the office and
factories of Guangzhou Enoch Biological Science and Technology Co., LTD was
first raided by a large group of government agents from the Public Security
Bureau, Business Management Bureau on August 21. More than three dozens
employees were interrogated like criminals and some were even beaten and
detained for hours in the Panyu district police station. Valuable company
assets including 50 computers, check books and sensitive company product
formulas were confiscated. On September 13, the government froze both the
company’s and Mr. & Mrs. Ng’s personal assets. On September 22, the Ng’s
were barred from traveling to Hong Kong from mainland China. On October 12,
they were formally put under house arrest with charges of “illegal business
management and tax evasion,” 5 to 6 plainclothes PSB officers were posted on
round-the-clock surveillance outside the Ng’s house. After 13 days of having
their home under siege and subsisting on food randomly provided to them by
their guards, a chief PSB officer came to their home. The Ng’s protested the
situation to him, requesting permission to leave their home to obtain food. On
October 25, they were given permission to leave their home with restrictions of
travel. Meanwhile, Mr. and Mrs. Ng filed petitions and appeals to various
officials of Guangdong province and the Australia Consulate in Guangzhou, as
well as Hong Kong SAR. So far, they have received no response.

Since their assets were frozen, Rev. and Mrs. Ng need to raise fund to
cover legal defense and living expenses, please contact China Aid (www.chinaaid.org ) office to provide
further assistance.

“This is clearly a case of religious persecution under the guise of
trumpeted charges,” said Bob Fu, who has personally known Mr. and Mrs. Ng since
1995. “International investors should be alarmed by the blatant violation of
the rule of law in the way this case is being handled.”

Media interview with Rev. Ng, please contact:
Tel: +86-15302260242 or +86-13265947777
Email:
[email protected]
© Issued by CAA on October 31, 2007
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