Seventeen-Year-Old Teng Jiajun Deprived of Right to Attend College Despite Her Excellent Performance in National College Entrance Exam
(Clearwisdom.net) Ms. Teng Jiajun is 17-years-old and lives in Maokuishan, Dandong City, Liaoning Province. Both of her parents are Falun Gong practitioners, and local authorities ordered the police to monitor them. The police often broke into the family's home and harassed them. In order to avoid further persecution, Jiajun's parents had to leave home and wander around. Her mother had been laid off from work because she practiced Falun Gong and was supposed to get a monthly stipend of 208 Yuan. Her parents had hoped such a small stipend could at least serve as Jiajun's living expenses. However, the director of the work unit, Wang, refused to give the stipend to Jiajun, saying her mom had to come back to claim it herself. As a result, the 17-year-old had to rely on friends and relatives to give her food.
This summer Jiajun attended the national college entrance examination. She got a very high score of over 600, which was more than enough for her to get accepted by many universities in China. However, she was not able to pass the political examination. (1) Party Secretary Fan of Maokuishan said, "Her parents practice Falun Gong. We don't know where they are right now. We cannot give her an ok on the political examination. You may go to the street committee to ask if they can sign off on you." When Jiajun's relatives went to Jia Xiaona, an officer of the street committee to request his signature, Jiang said such a signature could be given only after Jiajun's parents came back.
Jiajun has the right to receive an education. Such a young woman is the hope of the nation. No one has the authority to deprive a 17-year-old of her right to receive an education. During the past five years of Jiang's regime persecuting Falun Gong, many children have been mistreated just because their parents practice Falun Gong.
List of people who participated in the persecution of Jiajun and her parents:
Dandong City "610 Office"
Person in charge: Gao Ge: 86-415-2103455 extension 167
Zeng Wu: 86-415-2103282 extension167, 86-415-2853955 (home)
Dandong City Political and Legal Committee
Secretary Wang Baozhi: 86-415-2164000, 86-415-2125851, 86-415-2127550
Deputy Secretary Wu Huimin and Liu Wenbo: 86-415-2123536
Dandong City Police Department Division One
Director Li Xueyi: 86-415-2103279
Vice Director Cao Yujia: 86-415-2103282
Vice Director Yu Deqing: 86-415-3153837
(Both Vice Directors are in charge of persecuting Falun Gong.)
Dandong City Police Department Chife Lin Lubo: 86-415-2125655
Liaoning Province Supervision Department: 86-24--22855031
- In China, a student needs to pass both the national college entrance exam and the political examination in order to get accepted by universities. The political examination is in fact an examination of the student's political performance. The authorities would check to see if the student has participated in any activity that may "harm the country" according to the Chinese ruling party's laws. If the student is considered to be politically qualified, then the authorities would sign certain forms that are needed for enrollment in universities. If a student cannot secure such signature, he or she would have trouble getting into universities.