The Short-Sighted State Security Agents in Shanghai
(Clearwisdom.net) Recently, one by one, the evil deeds of the Shanghai State Security agents have been exposed overseas. First, they gave Taiwanese Falun Dafa practitioners illegally detained in China an ultimatum; either they had to give up their faith and become spies, or they would be subjected to all kinds coercive methods. After the Lin Hsiao-kai and Wang Xiuhua (1) incidents, Ms. Li Qian, a woman from mainland China, has been added to the list of Falun Dafa practitioners being directly persecuted by the Shanghai State Security Agents. In fact, through its treatment of Lin Hsiao-kai, the nature of the "610 Office"(2) was again exposed to the international community. The "610 Office's" creation of terror in the lives of Falun Gong practitioners and carrying out of mental torture, helped raised a wave of support for Falun Gong in Taiwan(3). Jiang is finally being sued in Taiwan(4), while Lin Hsiao-kai, who wrote against his will the so-called "Guarantee Statement,(5)" has restarted his cultivation after returning to the free environment in Taiwan. Let us think about what kinds of "benefits" the Shanghai State Security agents would receive from persecuting Li Qian?
The List of Persecuted Falun Dafa Practitioners Who Have Overseas Relatives Has More Names
Following the unlawful arrest of Taiwan Falun Dafa practitioners Lin Hsiao-kai and Wang Xiuhua, Shanghai State Security agents arrested Falun Dafa practitioner Li Qian. A Clearwisdom reporter interviewed American citizen Mei Shengyang. Mei Shengyang, from Utah, said that recently, he had suddenly lost contact with his girlfriend Li Qian. Through multiple investigations, he found out that Li Qian was arrested from her residence in Pudong District, Shanghai City on November 1, 2003 by both Shanghai and Suzhou City State Security agents. It is evident that Li Qian is currently being detained by the Shanghai State Security Agency.
Mei Shengyang said that Li Qian was temporarily living in Shanghai in order to apply for a visa to the U.S. There could be two reasons why Li was arrested. First, the phone where Li lives was tapped by Shanghai State Security. Second, an agent found her phone number through other arrested Falun Dafa practitioners' cell phone logs.
It has been reported that after being arrested, Li Qian was interrogated overnight.
Li Qian is 22 years old. She graduated from the Nanjing Aerospace University, majoring in Business Management. She has been practicing Falun Dafa since high school. Her mother is also a Falun Dafa practitioner, and was unlawfully arrested two years ago because she refused to give up her faith. She is being jailed in the Longquanyi Women's Labor Camp in Sichuan Province.
Shanghai State Security Agents Use Mental Torture to Induce Terror
Before Li Qian, Taiwanese Falun Dafa practitioners Wang Xiuhua and Lin Hsiao-kai went through illegal detention and mental torture individually in January and October, respectively, and were rescued and brought back to Taiwan. The physical and mental torture they endured were exposed in detail. Lin Hsiao-kai said at a press conference at the Legislative Committee Meeting on October 29, that Shanghai State Security had mistreated him with mental torture and threats, the likes of which are "unknown to the public." They tried to make him believe that mainland China State Security agents are all over Taiwan, and can do whatever they want.
Experts believe this kind of "terror education" used by Shanghai State Security Agents provides some true or fabricated information to detained persons, in order to make people who go through this kind of "terror" not trust any of the people that are close him or her, and live in terror from that moment on, in a state of constant anxiety. This is a typical mind game used to induce mental control.
Without Any Skin, Hair Has Nothing to Attach To
The Shanghai State Security Agents have been persecuting Falun Gong according to orders from Jiang. The agency has dared to take a leading role in the persecution, acting very foolishly and recklessly.
Ever since 1999, when Jiang commanded, "Eliminate Falun Gong in 3 months," he has been doomed to failure. In the past four years, Jiang has walked step by step towards his own failure.
There are many facts supporting this point. For instance, Jiang and his "610 Office" declared repeatedly that the "reform" rate of Falun Dafa practitioners is 98% to 100%. Is this true? The government of Jilin Province actively conducted the persecution by using all sorts of methods to reform Dafa practitioners, which resulted in a death toll that was the second highest in the nation. Recently, the Jilin government passed down a secret document from "upper levels," requesting that each area reach a 50-70% rate of reforming Falun Gong practitioners before the end of 2003, and reach a 95% rate by 2005. If employers could not reach this rate, they sent practitioners to brainwashing classes. From this secret order, we can conclude that the 98% reform rate was completely false. Forced reform was Jiang's only "hope."
In such a severe environment over the past four years, not only has the truth of the persecution been spreading all over the country, but Falun Gong flyers and VCDs are widely distributed among the people. Also, Falun Gong has established a good reputation overseas from its peaceful resistance to the persecution. Falun Dafa is welcomed in over 50 countries worldwide.
It is not hard to predict what will happen. No matter how many plans are made by the "610 Office" to "reform Falun Dafa practitioners thoroughly," they will end up like Jiang's "Eliminate Falun Gong in 3 months."
Out of personal jealousy and thirst for power, Jiang single-handedly initiated this persecution of Falun Gong as a political campaign. He has been sued overseas multiple times for this reason, and faces charges put forth by the "Global Organization to Bring Jiang to Justice" and by the court of conscience in the hearts of the world's people. In 12 countries, Jiang is being sued for genocide and crimes against humanity. For this reason, Jiang cannot enjoy his huge family wealth that his son has amassed, and he cannot leave the country for leisure. He had to hide everywhere when he went abroad in order to avoid seeing and being questioned by Falun Dafa practitioners. The "World Organization to Investigate the Persecution of Falun Gong" declared that its mission is to "Investigate all crimes, relevant structures, organizations, and individuals," "no matter how far away, how long a time it takes, the search must be continued until the end." Justice is watching. Jiang can never escape responsibility for persecuting Falun Gong, and punishment by history.
The Chinese have an ancient saying, "Without any skin, hair has nothing to attach to." Jiang cannot even save himself; how can he save his followers?
There is plenty of information that has been collected inside the Shanghai State Security Agency. Why not do some investigation and collect some information about Luo Gan and Li Lanqing, and see how they made it through these past four years by actively following the orders of Jiang?
Doing Bad Deeds Will Only Harm the Person Doing Them
Looking at the Shanghai State Security Agents' active adherence to Jiang's whims helps us remember Mr. Li Hongzhi's poem, "How much longer can the evil run rampant? Every being's volition is fully revealed ( "Rectifying the Colossal Firmament" in Essentials for Further Advancement II). Some facts about the Beijing police in recent history may be foreshadowing the way the Shanghai State Security Agents will turn out in the near future.
According to internal documents, after the "gang of four" in 1976, there was an investigation. Before this investigation started, on May 19, 1977, the Chief of Beijing Police (under martial law) Liu Chuanxin, committed suicide, because he knew his eventual fate.
It was clear that the investigation was aiming at "three kinds" of people who persecuted innocent people. They arrested 17 typical offenders, who were all police in detention centers or conducted the interrogations that resulted in deaths. Facing the truth, "following orders" could not be used as an excuse to escape their crimes.
Those 17 were executed without open legal procedures, and by following the Communist tradition, "if you violate the law knowingly, you can be processed without any rules." There was no propaganda issued about them. We heard that the government only told their family members that they "died while on duty." Only those who were part of the inner circle knew what really happened.
In November 1977, the State Department and Central Military Committee sent out a notice that 793 Army Control Officers who remained from the Cultural Revolution withdrew from the Beijing City Police System. Those army men who killed did not escape punishment either. There was a security overhaul inside the army, and they secretly executed these soldiers in Yunnan Province, and notified their families that they "died while on duty" as well.
Looking at history's past and present, which dictator who tortured innocent people could escape punishment from history?
Hence, isn't the role played by the Shanghai State Security Agents in this persecution of Falun Dafa practitioners more brutal than the Cultural Revolution? What else would the Shanghai State Security Agents like to accomplish? How will those involved meet their end?
(1) See "Taiwanese Practitioner Ms. Wang Xiuhua's Account of How She Was Kidnapped by Chinese National Security in Shanghai," http://www.clearwisdom.net/emh/articles/2003/10/31/41834.html.
(2) An agency specifically created to persecute Falun Gong, with absolute power over each level of administration in the Party and all other political and judiciary systems
(3) See "Taiwan: Ten Thousand Falun Gong Practitioners Gather at President's Office to Support Lawsuit against Jiang Zemin (Photos)," http://www.clearwisdom.net/emh/articles/2003/11/16/42295.html, and "The Office of Taiwan's President Praises the Courage of Those Rescuing Taiwanese Dafa Practitioner Mr. Lin Hsiao-kai from China," http://www.clearwisdom.net/emh/articles/2003/11/23/42518.html.
(4) See, "Summary of the Lawsuit Filed in Taiwan Against Jiang Zemin, Former President of Communist China, and Two Other Officials for Committing Crimes of Genocide," http://www.clearwisdom.net/emh/articles/2003/11/21/42446.html, and "Chinese Media Report on Lawsuit Against Jiang," http://minghui.org/mh/articles/2003/11/20/60916.html
(5) A statement to declare that he or she is remorseful for practicing Falun Gong and guarantees not to practice Falun Gong again, not to go to Beijing to appeal for Falun Gong, and never again associate with any Falun Dafa practitioners.