The Collusion of Jiang Zemin with the Chinese Communist Party to Persecute Falun Gong
Jiang is unleashing the dog. The text in the cartoon says "Luo Gan and 610 -- malicious dogs killing the innocent."
Ms. Zhang Fuzhen, about 38 years old, was an employee of Xianhe Park, Pingdu City, Shandong Province, China. She went to Beijing to appeal for Falun Gong in November 2000 and was later abducted by the authorities. According to inside information, the police tortured and humiliated Zhang Fuzhen, stripping her naked and completely removing her hair. They tied her to a bed with her four limbs stretched out, and she therefore was forced to relieve herself on the bed. Later, the police gave her an injection of some unknown poisonous drug. After the injection, Zhang was in so much pain that she nearly went insane. She struggled in great pain on the bed until she died. The whole process was witnessed by the local officials of the 610 Office (from a May 31, 2004 report on the Minghui website).
Ms. Yang Lirong, 34, was from Beimen Street, Dingzhou City, Baoding Prefecture, Hebei Province. Her family was often harassed and intimidated by the police because she practiced Falun Gong. On February 8, 2002, after a nighttime police raid, Ms. Yang's husband, a vehicle operator in the Bureau of Standards & Meteorology, was traumatized and afraid of losing his job. He failed to withstand the tremendous pressure the authorities exerted on him. Early the next morning, taking advantage of the time when their elderly parents had stepped out of the house, he strangled his wife. Yang Lirong died tragically, leaving a 10-year-old son behind. Soon afterwards, her husband reported the incident to the authorities, and the police hurried to the scene to conduct an autopsy on Ms. Yang's body, which was still warm. They took a lot of organs from her body. When they removed her organs, her body was still radiating heat and she bled constantly. A person from the Dingzhou Public Security Bureau said, "This is no autopsy of a corpse; it is vivisection!" (from a September 22, 2004 report by the Minghui website)
In the Wanjia Forced Labor Camp in Heilongjiang Province, a woman who was about 7 months pregnant was hung up from a beam. Both of her hands were tied with a coarse rope that was hung over a pulley attached to the beam. The stool that supported her was removed, and she was suspended in the air. The beam was 3-4 meters above the ground. One end of the rope went through the pulley, and the other end was held by the prison guards. When the guards pulled on the rope, she would be suspended in the air; as soon as the police let go of the rope, she would quickly fall to the ground. This pregnant woman suffered painful torture like this until she had a miscarriage. Even crueler was that her husband was forced to be present to watch his wife endure the torture (from a November 15, 2004 report on the Minghui website, an interview with Ms. Wang Yuzhi who was tortured for over 100 days in the Wanjia Forced Labor Camp).
These startling tragedies occurred in modern-day China. They happened to Falun Gong practitioners, who are being brutally persecuted, and they are just a few of the numerous torture cases that have taken place over the past five years of continuous persecution.
Since China became "reformed and open," the CCP has endeavored to build a positive, liberal image in the international community. However, the persecution of Falun Gong over the last five years, which has been irrational, widespread, vehement and brutal, has enabled the international community to once again witness the true face of the CCP and what has become the biggest disgrace on the human rights record of the CCP. While the general public in China, under the delusion that the CCP has been improving and progressing, used to blame the low morality of the police for the atrocities committed within the Chinese legal system and law enforcement, the brutal, systematic persecution of Falun Gong that is ubiquitous throughout every level of Chinese society has completely burst this illusion. Many people are now pondering how such a bloody and outrageous persecution could have happened in China. While the social order was once again being reestablished after the chaos of the Great Cultural Revolution 20 years ago, why have we entered another similar cycle of nightmares? Why is Falun Gong, which upholds the principle of "Truthfulness, Compassion and Tolerance" and has been promulgated in over 60 countries worldwide, being persecuted only in China, not anywhere else in the world? During this persecution, what kind of relationship is there between Jiang Zemin and the CCP?
Jiang Zemin lacks both ability and moral integrity. Without a finely tuned, killing-and-lie-driven-machine like the CCP, he would never have been capable of launching this genocide, a genocide that is widespread throughout China and that even penetrates overseas. Similarly, under the international atmosphere of its current open policy and endeavors to connect to the world, the CCP would not have easily gone counter-current if there was not a self-willed dictator like Jiang Zemin who was determined to have his way. The collusion and resonance between Jiang Zemin and the evil spirit of the CCP have amplified the atrocities of the persecution to an unprecedented level. It is similar to how the resonance between the sound of a mountain climber's equipment on accumulated snow can cause an avalanche and bring about disastrous consequences.
1. Similar Origin and History Bring about Common Perception of Crises
Jiang Zemin was born in 1926, a year of calamity. In the same way the CCP conceals its bloody history of development, Jiang Zemin, in front of the Party and the Chinese people, has also covered up his history of being a traitor to China.
In the year when Jiang Zemin was 17, the World War II was in full swing. When patriotic youths went one after another to the frontline to fight Japan and save China, Jiang Zemin chose to pursue higher education in 1942 in the Central University established by the puppet regime of Wang Jinwei in Nanjing. As investigations from various sources suggest, the true reason was that Jiang Zemin's biological father, Jiang Shijun, was once a high-ranking officer in the anti-China propaganda department of the Japanese army, after Japan occupied Jiangsu Province during its invasion of China. Jiang Shijun was truly a traitor to China.
In terms of betrayal and treachery, Jiang Zemin and the CCP are the same: they are so devoid of feeling and affection for the Chinese people that they dare to recklessly kill innocent people.
In order to infiltrate the CCP to benefit his own wealth and rank after the CCP won the civil war, Jiang Zemin fabricated the lie that he was adopted and raised by his uncle Jiang Shangqing. His uncle had joined the CCP at an early age and was later shot dead by bandits. Because of his fabricated family history, he was able to be promoted from a low ranking official to Deputy Minister of the Ministry of Electronic Industry in only a few years. Jiang's promotion was not due to his ability, but to his personal connections and favors. In his tenure as the CCP Secretary of the City of Shanghai, Jiang Zemin spared no effort in currying favor with CCP magnates like Li Xiannian and Chen Yun who came to Shanghai every year for the Spring Festival. Even as the Party Secretary of Shanghai City, he once stood and waited in the deep snow for several hours in order to personally deliver a birthday cake to Li Xiannian.
The "June 4" massacre of 1989 was another turning point in Jiang Zemin's life. He became the General Secretary of the CCP through closing down a liberal newspaper, the World Economic Herald, putting the leader of the People's Congress, Wan Li, under house arrest, and supporting the "June 4" crackdown. Even before the massacre took place, Jiang Zemin had delivered a secret letter to Deng Xiaoping, requesting that "resolute measures" be taken against the students; otherwise "both the nation and the Party would be subjugated." Over the past 15 years, Jiang has conducted wanton suppression and killing of all dissidents and groups who hold independent beliefs, in the name of "stability as the overriding priority."
Since both Russia and China started to prospect the border in 1991, Jiang Zemin has fully acknowledged the invasion of China by the Tsar and the former Soviet Union, and completely accepted all the unequal treaties between Russia and China since the Aigun Treaty. Chinese lands covering over one million square kilometers have thus been permanently forfeited by his hands.
With Jiang Zemin's personal history, pretending to be the orphan of a CCP martyr while in fact he was the eldest son of a Chinese traitor, he personally followed the example of deceit of the CCP; with his support of the "June 4" massacre and suppression of democratic movements and religious beliefs, he personally copied the CCP's practice of killing; as the CCP used to be under the Soviet Union's command as a Far East branch of the Communist International and now that Jiang Zemin gives out land for free, he likewise followed the practice of betrayal, so characteristic of the CCP.
Jiang Zemin and the CCP share similar, disgraceful origins and history. Because of this, both share an acute sense of insecurity regarding their power.
2. Both Jiang Zemin and the CCP Equally Fear "Truthfulness, Compassion and Tolerance"
The history of the international communist movements was written with the blood of hundreds of millions of people. Nearly every communist country went through a process similar to the counter-revolutionary suppression by Stalin in the former Soviet Union. Millions or even tens of millions of innocent people were slaughtered. In the 1990s, the former Soviet Union dissolved and Eastern Europe went through drastic changes. The Communist Bloc lost more than half of its territory overnight. The CCP learned from this lesson and realized that stopping suppression and allowing the right to free speech was the equivalent to seeking its own doom. If people were allowed to freely express themselves, how could the CCP cover up its bloody atrocities? How could it justify its deceptive ideology? If suppression was stopped and people were free of threats and fears, wouldn't they dare to choose a lifestyle and a belief other than communism? Then, how would the Communist Party maintain the social basis essential to its survival?
The CCP remains essentially the same regardless of any surface changes it might have made. After the "June 4" massacre, Jiang Zemin cried out to "eliminate any unstable factors in their embryonic stage." He concluded that he would never give up the lies even as he lied to the public, and he would continue to suppress the people until they were completely immobilized.
It was during this period that Falun Gong was introduced in China. At first, Falun Gong was regarded by many as a type of qigong with an especially powerful effect of keeping people healthy and fit. Later, people gradually realized that the essence of Falun Gong was not its five easy sets of exercises. Instead, it was to instruct people to become better persons based upon the principles of "Truthfulness, Compassion and Tolerance."
a) Falun Gong advocates "Truthfulness, Compassion and Tolerance"; the Communist Party brews "falsehood, hatred and struggle"
Falun Gong promotes "Truthfulness," including only telling the truth and doing truthful things. The CCP has been relying on lies to brainwash people. If everyone began telling the truth, the public would learn that the CCP grew by ingratiating itself with the Soviet Union, murdering, kidnapping, taking flight when convenient, planting opium, usurping the cause of fighting against Japan, and so on. The CCP once claimed, "Nothing significant can be accomplished without lying." After the CCP seized power, it initiated successive political movements and incurred countless bloody debts. Promoting truthfulness would thus spell certain doom to the CCP.
Falun Gong promotes "Compassion," including considering others first and being kind to others in all circumstances. The CCP has always advocated "brutal struggles and merciless crackdown." The CCP's model hero, Lei Feng, once said, "We should treat our enemies mercilessly and as cold as the severe winter." Actually, the CCP not only treated their enemies like that, they haven't treated their own people any better. The founders of the Communist Party, the supreme commanders and marshals, and even the chairman of the country were all mercilessly interrogated, brutally beaten and miserably tortured by their own party. The slaughter of the so-called "enemies" was so brutal it could make one's hair stand on end. If "compassion" had dominated the society, the mass movements based upon "vice," as initiated by the Communist Party, would have never been able to take place.
The book "The Communist Manifesto" states that the history of every society is a history class struggle. This represents the Communist Party's concept of history and the world. Falun Gong, on the other hand, promotes searching inside oneself for one's own shortcomings in the face of conflict. This introspective and self-restrained outlook completely opposes the CCP's philosophy of struggle and attack.
Struggle has been the major means for the Communist Party to gain political power and survive. The Communist Party periodically initiated political movements to suppress certain groups of people in order to recharge itself and "revive its revolutionary fighting spirit." The process was repeated with violence and lies, in order to strengthen and renew people's fear, so as to maintain its power.
From the ideological point of view, the philosophy that the Communist Party has relied on for its survival is completely opposite to what Falun Gong teaches.
b) People with righteous beliefs are fearless, while the CCP relies on people's fear to maintain its political power
People who understand truth are fearless. Christianity was persecuted for nearly 300 years. Numerous Christians were beheaded, burned to death or drowned, or even fed to lions and tigers, but the Christians did not give up their belief. When Buddhism experienced the Dharma tribulation in history, Buddhists also behaved faithfully in a similar manner.
One important goal of the atheists' propaganda is to make people believe that there is no heaven or hell and that there is no karmic retribution, so that people would no longer be restrained by their conscience. Instead, they would focus on wealth and comfort as being the reality of this world. The weaknesses in human nature can then be manipulated, and the Communist Party can use intimidation and temptation to fully control people. People who have a conviction of belief are able to see through life and death. They are disillusioned by the secular world. They take the temptations of the earthly world and the threats to their lives lightly, thus rendering the Communist Party rather feeble in any efforts to manipulate them.
c) The high moral standards of Falun Gong embarrass the CCP
After the "June 4" event in 1989 (the Tiananmen Square massacre), the ideology of the CCP has gone completely bankrupt. In August 1991, the Communist Party of the former Soviet Union collapsed, followed by drastic changes in Eastern Europe. This brought enormous fear and pressure to the CCP. The legitimacy of its rule and the prospect of its survival faced unprecedented challenges as it encountered great crises both at home and abroad. At that time, the CCP was no longer able to unite its members with its original doctrines of Marxism, Leninism and Maoism. Instead, it turned to total corruption in exchange for party members' loyalty. In other words, whoever followed the Party would be allowed to gain personal benefits through corruption and embezzlement, an advantage impossible to non-party members. Especially after Deng Xiaoping's tour of south China in 1992, government officials' profiteering and corruption in real estate and the stock market have run wild in China. Prostitution and black-market trading are everywhere. Pornography, gambling and drugs have become rampant all over China. Although it may not be fair to say that there was not a single good person in the Communist Party, the general public has long ago lost confidence in the Party's anti-corruption efforts, and holds that more than half of the middle or high ranking government officials have already become corrupt.
At the same time, the high moral standard demonstrated by Falun Gong practitioners, who cultivate "Truthfulness, Compassion, and Tolerance," resonated with kindness in the hearts of the public. Hundreds of millions of people were attracted to Falun Gong and started the practice. Falun Gong is a mirror of morality which by its very nature reveals all the unrighteousness of the CCP.
d) The CCP was extremely jealous of the way Falun Gong was spread and managed
The unique way Falun Gong propagates is person to person and heart to heart. Falun Gong has a loose management structure, and anyone can come and go freely as he wishes. It is very different from the strict organization of the CCP. Despite the strict organization, the political study and group activities conducted weekly or more frequently in the CCP branches existed only in name. Few Party members agreed on the Party ideology. On the contrary, Falun Gong students consciously followed the principles of "Truthfulness, Compassion and Tolerance". Because of the powerful effect of Falun Gong on improving people's health in both body and mind, the number of people who practiced Falun Gong grew exponentially. Students voluntarily studied Mr. Li Hongzhi's series of books and promoted Falun Gong at their own expense. In a short period of seven years, the number of Falun Gong students grew from none to one hundred million. When they practiced the exercises in the morning, Falun Gong exercise music could be heard in almost every park in China.
The Communist Party said that Falun Gong "contends" for the masses with the CCP and that it was a "religion". In fact, what Falun Gong brings to people is a culture. It is an ancestral culture that the Chinese people had lost long ago. It was the root of Chinese traditions. Jiang Zemin and the Communist Party feared Falun Gong, because once this traditional morality was accepted by the public, nothing could prevent it from spreading rapidly. Such an inborn Chinese tradition was forcibly shut off and tampered with by the Communist Party for decades. It would be a historical choice to return to tradition. It would be the path of return chosen by the vast majority of people after tribulations and misery. When given such a choice, people distinguish between right and wrong and are likely to leave wickedness behind. This would certainly be a fundamental denial and abandonment of what the Communist Party has promoted. This was like striking at the mortal weakness of the CCP. When the number of people who practiced Falun Gong exceeded that of the Communist Party members, you could imagine the deep fear and jealousy of the CCP.
In China, the CCP exerts total control over every part of society. In the countryside, there are Communist Party branches in every single village. In urban areas, branch offices of the CCP are found in every administrative office in the neighborhood. In the army, government and enterprises, the Party branches reach to the very roots. Absolute monopoly and exclusive manipulation are essential measures that the CCP takes to maintain its regime. In the "Constitution", it is euphemistically termed as "persisting in the leadership of the Party." Falun Gong students were obviously more inclined to take "Truthfulness, Compassion and Tolerance" as their principles. The CCP saw this as nothing short of "denying the leadership of the Party", which was absolutely unacceptable to it.
e) The Communist Party considers Falun Gong's theism a threat to the legality of the Communist regime
A true theistic belief is bound to be a significant challenge to the Communist Party. Because the legitimacy of the Communist regime was based upon the so-called "historic materialism" and the wish to build a "heaven on earth," it could only rely on the leadership of the "vanguard in the world", namely, the Communist Party. Meanwhile, the practice of atheism enabled the Communist Party to freely interpret what is virtuous, what is good or bad. As a result, there has been virtually no morality, good or bad to speak of. All that people have to remember is that the Party is always "great, glorious and right."
However, theism gives people an unchanging standard for good and bad. Falun Gong students evaluate right or wrong based on "Truthfulness, Compassion and Tolerance." This obviously hinders the CCP's consistent efforts to "unify people's thinking."
If we continue with our analysis, there are still many other reasons. However, any one of the above five reasons is fatal to the CCP. Actually, Jiang Zemin suppresses Falun Gong for the same reasons. Jiang Zemin started his career by lying about his past, so of course he is afraid of "truth." Through suppressing people, he quickly became successful and powerful, so of course he dislikes "compassion." He maintained his power through political struggles inside the Party, so of course he dislikes "tolerance."
From a small incident we can tell how extremely petty and jealous Jiang Zemin is. The Museum of Hemudu Cultural Ruins (1) in Yuyao County (now reclassified to a City), Zhejiang Province is a major historical and cultural site under state conservation. Originally, it was Qiao Shi (2) who wrote the signature inscription for the Museum of Hemudu Cultural Ruins. In September 1992, Jiang Zemin saw Qiao Shi's inscription when he visited the museum and his face turned dark and gloomy. The accompanying personnel were very nervous, as they knew that Jiang could not stand Qiao Shi and that Jiang liked to show off so much that he would wrote an inscription wherever he went, even when he went to visit the Traffic Police Branch Division, Public Security Bureau in Jinan City and the Zhengzhou City's Retired Engineers Association. The museum staff dared not slight the petty Jiang Zemin. Consequently, in May 1993, under the excuse of renovation, the museum replaced Qiao Shi's inscription with one of Jiang's before the re-opening.
Mao Zedong is said to have "four volumes of profound and powerful writing", whereas the "Selected Works of Deng Xiaoping" has a "cat theory" with the flavor of practical ideology. Jiang Zemin exhausted his brain but could only came up with three sentences (although it was said that the original author was Wang Huning), yet he claimed to have come up with "three chapters." It was published into a book and promoted by the CCP through level after level of government organizations, yet it was only sold because people were forced to buy it. Nevertheless, the Party members still didn't respect Jiang Zemin even a little bit. They spread gossip about his affair with a singer and the embarrassing episodes of his singing "O Sole Mio" when he traveled abroad and combing his hair in front of the King of Spain. When the founder of Falun Gong, Mr. Li Hongzhi, who was born an ordinary civilian, gave a lecture, the lecture hall would be filled with professors, experts and Chinese students studying abroad. Many people with doctorate or masters degrees flew thousands of miles to listen to his lectures. When Mr. Li lectured eloquently on the stage for several hours, he did it without using any notes. Afterwards, the lecture could be transcribed on paper and made into a book to be published. All these things were unbearable to Jiang Zemin, who is vain, jealous and petty.
Jiang Zemin lives an extremely lavish, lustful and corrupt life. He spent nine hundred million yuan (over $US 110 million) to buy a luxurious plane for his use. Jiang often drew money from public funds, by the tens of billions, for his son to do business. He used nepotism to promote his relatives and minions to high-ranking posts above the ministerial level, and he resorted to desperate and extreme measures in covering up for his cronies' corruption and crimes. For all these reasons, Jiang is afraid of Falun Gong's moral authority, and even more is he afraid that the topics of heaven, hell, and the principle of good and bad being rewarded accordingly, as addressed by Falun Gong, are indeed real.
Although Jiang held the greatest power in the CCP in his hands, since he lacked political achievement and talent, he often worried that he would be forced out of the power amidst the CCP's ruthless power struggles. He is very sensitive about his status as the "core" of the power. In order to eliminate dissension, he plotted underhanded schemes to get rid of his political enemies Yang Shangkun and his brother Yang Baibing. In 15th National Congress of the Communist Party Committee (CPC) in 1997 and the 16th National Congress of the CPC in 2002, Jiang forced his opponents to leave their posts. Yet, he, on the other hand, ignored the relevant regulations and clung dearly to his post.
One day after the June 4th Massacre in 1989, the new Secretary General of the CCP Jiang Zemin held a press conference for both domestic and foreign reporters. A French reporter asked about the story of a female college student who, because of her involvement in the June 4th incident, was transferred to a farm in Sichuan Province to carry bricks from one place to another and was subsequently raped repeatedly by the local peasants. Jiang replied, "I don't know if what you said is true or not, but that woman is a hoodlum. Even if it is true, she deserved it." During the Great Cultural Revolution, Zhang Zhixin (3) was subjected to gang rape and her throat was cut (to prevent her from revealing the truth) when she was detained in prison. Jiang Zemin would probably also think that she deserved it. We can easily see Jiang Zemin's thug-like deviant mentality and cruelty.
In summary, Jiang Zemin's dark mentality, hunger for dictatorial power, cruelty and fear of "Truth-Compassion-Tolerance" are the reasons behind his irrationally launching the campaign to suppress Falun Gong. This is highly consistent with the way CCP operates.
3. Jiang Zemin and the CCP Colluded with Each Other
Jiang Zemin is known for showing off and employing political trickery. His incompetence and ignorance are well-known. Although he wholeheartedly intended to "exterminate" Falun Gong out of his personal spite, he was incapable of doing much, as Falun Gong is rooted in traditional Chinese culture and has become so popular that it has gained a broad social basis. However, the mechanisms of tyranny employed by the CCP were in full operation, and it also intended to uproot Falun Gong. Jiang Zemin took advantage of his position as the General Secretary of the CCP and personally launched the crackdown against Falun Gong. The effect of collusion and resonance between Jiang Zemin and the CCP was like an avalanche caused by the shouts of a mountain climber.
Before Jiang officially issued orders for the crackdown against Falun Gong, the CCP had already begun its suppression, monitoring, investigation and fabrications for framing accusations against Falun Gong. The CCP's corrupt spirit instinctively felt threatened by "Truthfulness-Compassion-Tolerance", not to mention the unprecedented rapid growth of the practice. Undercover public security personnel in the CCP infiltrated Falun Gong, but they failed to discover any faults, and some even began to practice Falun Gong in earnest. In 1996, Guangming Daily violated the "Three Restrictions," a state policy regarding qigong (i.e. that the state does not "advocate, promote or intervene in" qigong activities), publishing an article denouncing Falun Gong, claiming that it was political. After that, politicians with backgrounds in public security or labeled as "scientists" continually harassed Falun Gong. At the beginning of 1997, Luo Gan, Secretary of the Political and Judiciary Committee of the Central Committee of CCP took advantage of his power and ordered the Public Security Bureau to carry out a nationwide investigation of Falun Gong with the intention of finding charges to justify a ban on Falun Gong. After it was reported from around the country that "no evidence was found so far", Luo Gan issued a circular - No. 555 - "Notification Regarding Starting an Investigation of Falun Gong" through the First Division of the Public Security Bureau (also called the Political Security Bureau). He first charged Falun Gong with being an "evil cult" and then ordered the police departments across the country to systematically investigate Falun Gong, using undercover personnel to collect evidence. The investigation found no evidence to support his accusation.
Before the CCP could begin to crack down on Falun Gong, it needed the right person to operate the mechanisms for suppression. How the head of CCP handled the issue was crucial. As an individual, the Chinese Communist Party chief could possess both goodness and evil. If he chose to follow his good side, then he could temporarily restrain the irrational attacks by the CCP; otherwise, the evil nature of the CCP would be fully manifested.
During the pro-democracy student movement in 1989, Zhao Ziyang, then General Secretary of the CCP Central Committee, had no intention of suppressing the students. It was the eight party elders controlling the CCP who insisted on suppressing the students. Deng Xiaoping said at that time, "(We would) kill 200,000 people in exchange for 20 years of stability." The so-called "20 years of stability" actually meant 20 years of the CCP regime. This idea conformed to the fundamental goal of the CCP's dictatorship, so it was accepted by the CCP.
Regarding the Falun Gong issue, out of the seven members of the Standing Committee of Political Bureau of the CCP Central Committee, Jiang Zemin was the only one who insisted on the suppression. The excuse Jiang provided was that it was related to "the survival of the Party and the country", and this touched the most sensitive nerve of the CCP.
Jiang Zemin's attempt to maintain his personal power and the CCP's attempt to maintain dictatorship by a single party were highly unified on this point.
On the evening of July 19, 1999, Jiang Zemin chaired a conference of the CCP's highest-ranking officials. He overrode the law with his political power, personally "unified" the understanding (of all seven members of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau), and personally decided to launch a massive crackdown on Falun Gong. He banned Falun Gong in the name of the Chinese government and deceived the public. The CCP, China's government, and the violent mechanisms employed by the CCP were used to their full extent in an overwhelming suppression of millions of innocent Falun Gong students.
If the General Secretary of the CCP at that time had been someone other than Jiang Zemin, the suppression of Falun Gong would not have taken place. In that respect, we can say that the CCP used Jiang Zemin.
On the other hand, if the CCP had not incurred so many bloody debts with its immoral and savage nature, it would not have considered Falun Gong to be a threat. Without the CCP's complete and pervasive control over every part of society, Jiang Zemin's intention to suppress Falun Gong would not have gained organizational, financial, propaganda, diplomatic, personnel, and equipment support, or the support of prisons, police, the National Security Department, army and so-called religion, science and technological circle, democratic parties, workers' organizations, Youth Corps Committee, Women's Federation and so on. In this respect, we can say that Jiang Zemin used the CCP.
4. How Jiang Zemin Uses the CCP to Persecute Falun Gong
By taking advantage of the CCP's organizational principle that "the entire membership of the Party must be subordinated to the Central Committee", Jiang Zemin exploited the state machinery controlled by the CCP to serve the objective of persecuting Falun Gong. The CCP-controlled apparatus includes the army, the media, public security personnel, the police, armed police, state security forces, judicial system, the National People's Congress, diplomatic personnel as well as sham religious groups. The army, armed police and police of the public security system, all of whom are controlled by the CCP, have directly taken part in the abduction and arrest of Falun Gong students. The news media in China have assisted Jiang's regime in spreading lies and smearing Falun Gong. The state security system has been exploited by Jiang Zemin personally in gathering and submitting information, fabricating lies, and falsifying intelligence. The National People's Congress and the judicial system have put on the "legal" appearance and the garb of "rule of law" to cover up crimes committed by Jiang Zemin and CCP, effectively deceiving people from all walks of life as to their actions and motives. They have turned themselves into an instrument for the service and protection of Jiang Zemin. At the same time, the diplomatic system has spread lies in the international community and bribed some foreign governments, senior officials and international media with political and economic incentives so that they will remain silent regarding the issue of the persecution of Falun Gong.
During the Central Committee's working conference, in which the suppression of Falun Gong was ordered, Jiang Zemin claimed, "I just don't believe that the CCP can't beat Falun Gong." In planning the strategy of the suppression, three policies were put in place: "to ruin [Falun Gong students'] reputations, bankrupt [them] financially, and destroy [them] physically." An all-out suppression campaign subsequently went into full operation.
a) Exploiting the media to block the flow of information
The policy of "ruining [Falun Gong disciples'] reputations" has been carried out by the media, which are under the absolute control of the CCP. Starting on July 22, 1999, the third day into the campaign of arresting Falun Gong students across the country, the CCP-controlled news media launched a full-scale anti-Falun Gong propaganda blitz. Taking the Beijing-based Chinese Central Television (CCTV) as an example, in the remaining months of 1999, CCTV spent seven hours a day broadcasting preprogrammed footage. Producers of these programs started by distorting and falsifying speeches by Mr. Li Hongzhi, founder of Falun Gong, then threw in cases of so-called suicide, murder, and death due to refusal of medical treatment. They did everything they could to blow things out of proportion in smearing and framing Falun Gong and its founder.
The most publicized case was removing the word "not" from what Mr. Li Hongzhi once said at a public event: "The incident of the so-called explosion of the earth does not exist." The CCTV program turned this statement into: "The explosion of the earth does exist." Subterfuge is also employed in order to mislead the public, for example transferring the offences of ordinary criminals to Falun Gong students. A murder committed by the mentally deranged Fu Yibin in Beijing and a fatal poisoning by a beggar in Zhejiang Province were both blamed on Falun Gong.
Over 2,000 newspapers, over 1,000 magazines, and hundreds of local TV and radio stations under the absolute control of the CCP became overloaded in their all-out propaganda smear campaign of Falun Gong. These propaganda programs were then further spread to every other country outside of China via the official Xinhua News Agency, China News Services, H.K. China News Agency, and other CCP-controlled overseas media. Based on the limited statistics available, within the brief period of 6 months, over 300,000 separate news articles and programs smearing and targeting Falun Gong were published or broadcast.
At overseas Chinese embassies and consulates, a large number of albums, CD's, and publications purporting to expose and criticize Falun Gong were on display. Special columns were set up on the Ministry of Foreign Affairs website to criticize and "expose" Falun Gong.
In addition, at the end of 1999 during the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit held in New Zealand, Jiang Zemin, throwing away all disguise, dispensed and handed out a pamphlet defaming Falun Gong to each and every one of the heads of state of more than ten countries attending the conference. In France, Jiang Zemin labeled Falun Gong as an "evil cult" to foreign media in order to "ruin [Falun Gong disciples'] reputations."
The black cloud of oppression choking the country signaled that something as drastic as the Great Cultural Revolution was about to start all over again.
Most despicable was the so-called "self-immolation" incident staged in January 2001, which was reported worldwide at unprecedented speed via Xinhua News Agency. The incident has since been determined by numerous international organizations, including the International Education and Development Agency of the United Nations, to have been staged. During questioning, a member of the TV crew admitted that some of the footage shown on CCTV was in fact shot afterwards. One can't help but wonder how these "Falun Gong disciples facing death unflinchingly" could be so cooperative with the CCP authorities.
No lies can survive the light of day. While spinning out rumors and fabricating lies, the CCP also has done everything in its power to block the flow of information. It mercilessly suppressed any overseas reports on Falun Gong activities, as well as any reasonable defense by Falun Gong students. All Falun Gong books and other documents were destroyed without exception. Extreme measures have been taken to guard against any foreign media attempts to interview Falun Gong students in China, including expelling journalists from China, pressuring foreign news media, or silencing them with various forms of bribes.
As for the Falun Gong students in China who have tried to transmit overseas the facts about Falun Gong and materials documenting inhumane suppression by the authorities, the CCP also has adopted extreme measures in suppressing them. At Tsinghua University alone, over a dozen teachers and students were given long prison terms for this reason. After the acknowledgment of the rape while in detention of Ms. Wei Xingyan, a Falun Gong practitioner and graduate student at Chongqing University, seven Falun Gong students in Chongqing were charged with the crime and given long prison terms.
b) Imposing fines and ransacking homes without due process
The entire state apparatus of the CCP has carried out a policy of "bankrupting [Falun Gong disciples] financially." In the more than five years since the start of the suppression, hundreds of thousands of Falun Gong practitioners have been fined amounts ranging from thousands of yuan to tens of thousands of yuan in efforts to intimidate them and cause them severe financial loss. With no justification whatsoever, local governments, work units, police stations and public security departments have arbitrarily imposed these fines. Those who are forced to pay the fines are not issued any receipts or referred to any articles of law for explanation. There is no due process.
Ransacking homes is another form of robbery inflicted on Falun Gong practitioners. Those who have held firm in their belief have had to face unwarranted searches and the police ransacking their residence at any moment. Their cash and other valuables have been confiscated without justification. In the countryside, even grain and other food products have not been spared. Likewise, none of the items taken away from Falun Gong students have been documented nor any receipts ever issued. Usually those who confiscated student's property kept it for themselves.
At the same time, Falun Gong students have also faced the penalty of being laid off. In the countryside the authorities have threatened to confiscate practitioners' land. The CCP has not overlooked the elderly who are retired. Their pension plans have been terminated and the government has evicted them from their residences. Some Falun Dafa practitioners in business have had their properties confiscated and bank accounts frozen.
In carrying out these policies, the CCP took the approach of implication or guilt by association. That is, if there were Falun Gong students found in any particular work unit or state enterprise, the leaders and the employees of these units would not receive bonuses, nor would they get promoted. The goal is to instigate hatred against Falun Gong students in society. Family members and relatives of Falun Gong students also face the threat of dismissal from work, of having their children expelled from school, and of being evicted from their residences. All these measures serve the same purpose: cutting off all possible sources of income for Falun Gong students in order to force them to give up their belief.
c) Brutal acts of torture and arbitrary killing
The dreadful policy of "destroying [Falun Gong disciples] physically" has been primarily carried out by the police, procuratorate (prosecutors) and the court system in China. Based on statistics gathered by the Minghui website, at least 1,128 Falun Gong practitioners have died from persecution since the persecution began over five years ago. The deaths have occurred in more than 30 provinces, autonomous regions and municipalities. By October 1, 2004, the province recording the greatest number of deaths was Heilongjiang, followed by Jilin, Liaoning, Hebei, Shandong, Sichuan, and Hubei. The youngest to die was only 10 months old, the oldest 72 years old. Women accounted for 51.3%. Those over 50 accounted for 38.9%. CPP officials have admitted privately that the actual number of Falun Gong students who have died from persecution is much higher.
The brutal tortures used on Falun Gong practitioners are many and varied. Beating, whipping, electric shock torture, freezing, tying with ropes, handcuffing and shackling for extended periods, burning with open flame, lit cigarette or iron, being cuffed and hung up, being forced to stand or kneel down for a long time, being jabbed with bamboo sticks, sexual abuse, and rape are just a handful of examples. In October 2000, guards at the Masanjia Forced Labor Camp in Liaoning Province stripped the clothes completely off eighteen women Falun Gong students and threw them into the prison cells for male inmates to rape and abuse at will. All these crimes have been documented in full and are too numerous to list.
Another common form, among many, of inhumane torture is the abusive use of "psychiatric treatment." Normal, rational, and healthy Falun Gong students have been unlawfully locked up in psychiatric facilities and injected with unknown drugs capable of destroying a person's central nervous system. Some students, as a result, have suffered partial or complete paralysis. Some have lost the sight in both eyes or lost hearing in both ears. Some have experienced the destruction of muscles or internal organs. Some have lost part or all of their memory and become mentally retarded. The internal organs of some students have been severely injured. Some have suffered complete mental collapse. Some even died because the drugs injected took effect too quickly.
Statistics indicate that cases of Falun Gong students being persecuted with "psychiatric treatment" have spread to 23 provinces, autonomous regions and municipalities in China. At least 100 psychiatric facilities at the provincial, city, county or district level have engaged in the persecution. Based on the number and distribution of these cases, it is clear that the abusive use of psychiatric drugs on Falun Gong students has been a well-planned, systematically carried out, top-down policy. At least 1,000 Falun Gong students were sent to psychiatric facilities or drug rehabilitation centers against their will. Many of them were forcibly injected or force-fed numerous drugs capable of destroying a person's nervous system. These Falun Gong students were also tied with ropes and tortured with electric shock. At least fifteen of them died from excessive abuse alone.
d) The 610 Office extends its tentacles beyond the framework of the law
On June 7, 1999, Jiang Zemin made a unilateral decision in a Politburo meeting of the CCP to launch an all-out suppression of Falun Gong and set up the "Office for Dealing with the Falun Gong Issue" in the Central Committee. Since it was established on June 10, it was called the "610 Office." After that, 610 Offices were set up across the country at all levels of government, from the highest to the lowest, to be specifically in charge of all affairs relating to the suppression of Falun Gong. The Political and Judiciary Committee, the media, public security organs, procurement branches, people's courts, and national security organs subordinate to the leadership of the CCP Committee serve as the hatchet men for the 610 Office. The 610 Office is technically under the jurisdiction of the State Council, but in fact, the 610 Office is a Party organization that is allowed to exist outside of the established framework of the state and the Chinese government, free from any legal restrictions, regulations or national policies. It is an all-powerful organization very similar to Nazi Germany's Gestapo, with powers far above and beyond the legal and judiciary systems, employing the resources of the country as it sees fit. On July 22, 1999, after Jiang Zemin issued the order to suppress Falun Gong, the Xinhua News Agency released the speeches by people in charge of the CCP Central Organizational Ministry and the CCP Central Propaganda Ministry, giving open support to the persecution of Falun Gong launched by Jiang Zemin. All these entities cooperated under the CCP's strict organization to carry out Jiang Zemin's vicious scheme.
So many cases have proved that neither the public security department nor the procuratorate nor the people's court have any power to make their own decisions on any case related to Falun Gong. They have to take orders from the 610 Office. When the family members of many Falun Gong practitioners who were arrested, detained and tortured to death inquired and complained to public security entities, procuratorial (prosecution) bodies and people's courts, they were told that all decisions would be made by the 610 Office.
However, the existence of the 610 Office has no legal basis. When it issued orders to all organs under the system of the Chinese Communist Party, there were usually no written commands or notifications, only oral communication. Moreover, it stipulated that all communicators were forbidden from making sound or video recordings or even written notes.
Using this type of temporary institution of the dictatorship is a tactic the Party has often repeated. During all previous political purge movements, the Party always utilized irregular tactics and set up irregular temporary organs, such as the Central Cultural Revolution Team, to lead and spread the Chinese Communist Party's tyranny to the whole country.
During its long-term reign of tyranny and high-handed ruling, the Party has created the strongest and vilest system of state terrorism with violence, lies and information blockage. Its inhumanity and level of deceit are at a highly professional level. The scale and extent are even unique. In all previous political movements, the Party was accumulating systematic and effective methods and experience to punish, harm and kill people in the cruelest, craftiest and most duplicitous ways imaginable.
The Party controls all state military forces, which allows it to do as it wants, without fear, when it suppresses people. In this suppression of Falun Gong, Jiang Zemin not only employed police and armed police, but also, during July and August of 1999 when hundreds of thousands and even millions of empty-handed common people from the whole country intended to go to Beijing and appeal for Falun Gong, directly employed armed military forces. All main thoroughfares to Beijing were lined with soldiers carrying loaded guns. They cooperated with police to intercept and arrest the Falun Gong practitioners who went to appeal.
The Party controls the state finances, which provide financial backing for Jiang Zemin to persecute Falun Gong. A high-ranking officer of the Justice Department of Liaoning Province once said in a conference at the Masanjia Forced Labor Camp of Liaoning Province, "The financial resources used to deal with Falun Gong have exceeded the outlay for a war."
It is not clear for the moment how much of the state's economic resources and the earnings from people's sweat and toil the Chinese Communist Party has employed to persecute Falun Gong. However, think about it. It is not hard to see it that would be an enormous figure. In 2001, information from inside the Party's Public Security Department showed that, at just the one place of Tiananmen Square, the expense of arresting Falun Gong practitioners was 1.7 to 2.5 million yuan per day, i.e. 620 to 910 million yuan per year. In the whole country, from cities to remote rural areas, from the police in police stations and public security departments to the personnel at all branches of the 610 Office, Jiang Zemin employed at least a million people to persecute Falun Gong. The cost in wages alone may run into the hundreds of billions of yuan. Moreover, Jiang Zemin spent huge amounts to expand forced labor camps to detain Falun Gong practitioners and built brainwashing centers and bases, etc. For example, in December 2001, Jiang Zemin invested 4.2 billion yuan at one time to build brainwashing centers or bases to "transform" Falun Gong practitioners. Jiang Zemin also outlaid huge sums of money to stimulate and encourage greater numbers of people to participate in persecuting Falun Gong. In many areas, the prize for arresting a Falun Gong practitioner was several thousand and even ten thousand yuan. The Masanjia Forced Labor Camp in Liaoning Province is one of the most evil places that persecute Falun Gong. The Party once awarded camp director Su 50 thousand yuan and deputy director Shao 30 thousand yuan.
Jiang Zemin, the former general secretary of the Chinese Communist Party, is the person who launched the persecution of Falun Gong and the person who plotted and commanded it. He utilized the CCP to launch the persecution of Falun Gong. He bears inescapable responsibility for this infamous crime. However, if there were no the CCP with its inhuman system formed through long-term practice, Jiang Zemin would have had no way to launch and carry out the evil persecution.
Jiang Zemin and the Party make use of each other. They risk everyone's condemnation and oppose "Truthfulness-Compassion-Tolerance" for the sake of the interests of a person and a party, which is the real reason why such a tragic and absurd crime was able to occur.
5. Jiang Zemin Brings down the Chinese Community Party from the Inside
In order to transplant communism into China, the Party uprooted traditional Chinese culture. After the crushing defeat of the international communist movement proved the absurdity of communism in practice, the Party has no ability, boldness or desire to enable China to regress to her traditions and transition to a non-communist, positive society. Because the Party is the only party to rule, it does not allow any other political organization to participate in state politics or share the power to rule China. It seems that the current social system in China is waiting for the doom and collapse of the cancerous Communism before it disintegrates together with the CCP.
However, Falun Gong, a non-political, non-governmental practice that suddenly appeared in the 90's, changes people's hearts fundamentally. It harmoniously integrates the traditional culture with the masses, bringing the Chinese people to return to their root and origin smoothly and peacefully. It may be said that the spread of Falun Gong makes it possible to benevolently and non-violently return peace and harmony to Chinese society. Many people of insight within the Party have also realized that the spread of Falun Gong is essentially beneficial to the stabilization of the society.
However, motivated by his personal interests, Jiang Zemin utilized the inherent evil of the Party to launch the immense persecution of practitioners in China. He launched a punitive expedition against a social force that favors goodness and is most beneficial to the country and society. This persecution not only drags the country and people down into crime and disaster, but also brings down the very foundation of the Party.
Taking advantage of the CCP, Jiang Zemin utilized all evil means, ancient or modern and Chinese or foreign, to persecute Falun Gong. As a result, law, morality and humanity all suffered great harm, which fundamentally destroys all credibility and foundation of this regime. Since Jiang's regime employed all available financial, material and human resources to repress Falun Gong, this has caused an untold burden for the country and society. The CCP has no way to sustain the persecution for a longer time.
During the persecution, the Party and Jiang Zemin have devised all kinds of devious, brutal and deceitful tactics, accumulating and employing the CCP's entire repertoire of treachery and evildoings and continuing to capitalize on these nefarious experiences in order to persecute Falun Gong.
The Party and Jiang Zemin employed every known propaganda tool to fabricate rumors, denigrate Falun Gong, and make excuses for the suppression and persecution. Once the lies are finally exposed, and when all the evil is revealed by the defeat of the persecution and becomes known to all, their propaganda methods will no longer be able to deceive. The Party will lose its credibility and people's hearts completely.
At the beginning of the suppression of Falun Gong in 1999, Jiang Zemin intended to solve the issue of Falun Gong in "three months." However, the Party underestimated the force of Falun Gong and the forces of tradition and belief.
Five years have passed. Falun Gong still is Falun Gong. Moreover, Falun Gong has spread widely all over the world. Jiang Zemin and the Party will suffer a severe defeat in this combat between good and evil. And their devious, cruel and evil nature will be fully exposed. The notorious Jiang Zemin is now beset with troubles both at home and abroad and is facing many lawsuits and appeals that request to bring him to justice.
The Party originally intended to make use of the suppression to consolidate its tyranny. However, the result is that it was not able to "recharge" but instead exhausted its own energy. Now, the CCP is too far gone to rescue. It is just like a rotten, withered tree. It will collapse by itself.
The former chairman of the CCP Jiang Zemin is the one who launched, plotted and commanded the evil persecution. Jiang Zemin fully utilized the CCP's power, position, disciplinary methods, and machinery to initiate political movements to start this persecution against Falun Gong. He bears unshirkable responsibility for this villainy in history. On the other hand, if there were no CCP, Jiang Zemin would have been unable to launch and conduct this evil persecution. From the day it came into being, the CCP has been turning on justice and benevolence. With repression as its tool of choice and persecution as its expertise, the CCP based its reign on strict mind control that follows a single, central party. By its very nature, the CCP dreads "Truthfulness-Compassion-Tolerance" and regards Falun Gong as the enemy. Therefore, its repression and persecution of Falun Gong was inevitable.
The collusion between the CCP and Jiang Zemin has tied their fates together. Falun Gong is now suing Jiang Zemin. The day Jiang is brought to justice, the fate of the CCP will be self-evident.
Heavenly principles will not tolerate those who conduct inhuman persecution against a group of good people that cultivate "Truthfulness-Compassion-Tolerance." The evil of Jiang Zemin and the CCP will also serve mankind as a perpetual and profound lesson.
1. Discovered in 1973, Hemudu Cultural Ruins, 7,000 years old, is an important village ruin of the Chinese New Stone Age.
2. Former chairman of the Chinese National People's Congress.
3. A female intellectual who was tortured to death by the CCP in the Great Cultural Revolution for being outspoken in telling the truth.
(Reprint with permission from the Epoch Times commentary series on the Chinese Communist Party)