On July 14, 2003, the official Chinese news service, Xinhua News Agency, published a detailed article about a poisoning case in Wenzhou City of Cangnan County, Zhejiang Province. Xinhua maliciously maligned Falun Gong by alleging that the serial killer of sixteen beggars and vagrants was a practitioner acting on the "doctrines" of Falun Gong.

During the past four years of Falun Gong's persecution, reports from the Chinese media, which is controlled by Jiang's rogue regime, have been shown in many cases to be fabrications unfairly framing Falun Gong. Examining the true facts throughout this period of persecution shows that the media has falsely accused Falun Gong, and made groundless allegations, including causing 1,700 deaths, unfairly accumulating wealth, maintaining a luxurious mansion, self-immolation, and even propagating SARS.

While many of these individual reports may superficially appear to be independent of one another, they are in fact actually all connected through their commonly shared origin at the "610 Office."* On June 10, 1999, Jiang Zemin personally ordered the establishment of this illegal organization to serve as a vanguard group to "specifically deal with issues related to Falun Gong." Its establishment and existence are completely without legal foundation and directly result from the expansion of Jiang's personal power and his personal desire to systematically persecute Falun Gong into extinction. One of the primary tasks of the "610 Office" is to frame Falun Gong, thus deceiving the Chinese people and instigating hatred toward Falun Gong.

The "610 Office" directly commands and controls the party administrations, police bureaus, prosecutors, courts, labor camps, labor camp management departments, national security departments, propaganda agencies, news media, and every level of government. It is the chief headquarters, tightly organized at every level, from local government to the Central Committee of the Party, for the systematic persecution of Falun Gong.

The "610 Office" was modeled after the "Leading Group of the Chinese Communist Central Committee for Cultural Revolution," which once possessed absolute power and deliberately instigated conflicts among various groups of people all over the country during the Great Cultural Revolution.

People who have lived in a society controlled by a dictator know that whenever the highest authorities have expressed their view, the subordinate people always follow. A dictatorship could fabricate a story about anything, and despite it being false, the higher authorities would praise any region that succeeded in the most elaborate embellishments. Other regions would follow suit to protect their positions, as well. The "propensity toward exaggeration" was formed this way during a movement in the late 1950s in China, commonly referred to as the "Great Leap Forward." During that period, grain production was exaggerated from a few thousands pounds per acre to several hundred thousand pounds per acre. Now, we all know these were ridiculous exaggerations, yet they are still recorded in Chinese history. When the Chairman of the State, Liu Shaoqi, was accused as being a "traitor to the Chinese Communist Party, traitor to the Chinese people, and traitor to the Chinese workers," there were apparently "mountains of evidence." However, when the time came for the accusations to be proven, the so-called "mountains of evidence" mysteriously vanished.

The same is true of the accusations today against Falun Gong. The "610 Office," fabricated false theories, altered the essence of law, and slapped political labels and accusations on people at will. The "610 Office" coerced people to serve as false witnesses, and shamelessly attacked Falun Gong.

The "news reporting" of recent events such as the poisoning case in Zhejiang Province and the propagation of SARS, as well as earlier events such as the Fu Yibin homicide, the propagation of anthrax, and the self-immolation incident in Tiananmen Square, cannot be treated as independent isolated events. It appears that each of these "news items" was fabricated by the Chinese media upon the direct orders of the "610 Office."

Jiang's rogue regime has relentlessly devised criminal labels and lies framing Falun Gong. Just as the founder of Falun Dafa said at the 2003 Midwest-U.S. Fa Conference,

"The constant escalation of the persecution of Falun Gong has left them with no way out. Step by step they escalated things, and they've been anxious to suppress it and beat it down in one shot, so they never left a way out for themselves. The deceitful propaganda is still constantly being cranked out, and they have no way to explain themselves to the Chinese people, they have no way to explain themselves to people around the world, and the Chinese government has always been spreading lies to deceive the public, fabricating rumors, making up false news, and causing the deaths of so many common, mainstream people through persecution. How wicked--could this regime still be allowed to exist? Faced with a future society that has a complete system of law, those people can't escape justice!" ("Teaching the Fa at the 2003 Midwest-U.S. Fa Conference")

Over four years of brutal persecution have not destroyed Falun Dafa practitioners. Instead, their courage in upholding righteousness has won understanding and respect. This crackdown on Falun Gong is heading irreversibly downhill, and is doomed to fail because no matter how well the lies have been fabricated, it is hard for people to believe them once they are presented with the facts and face the truth.

* "610 Office" is 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.