Based on a report published by Agence France-Press on September 29th, a Falun Gong practitioner of French nationality and his lawyer held a press conference in Paris, informing the public that Chinese judicial authorities refused to collaborate with their French counterpart department to investigate legal complaints against Chinese leaders accused of persecuting Falun Gong practitioners. Regarding details of the complaints, Mr. Zhang Jianping, spokesperson for Falun Gong in Paris, gave RFI the following introduction:

Mr. Zhang: This afternoon, renowned French human rights attorney William Bourdon held a press conference in his office. Mr. William Bourdon stated that a French court had sent a Commission Rogatoire Internationale (CRI) to China's counterpart department, requesting related Chinese authorities to cooperate in an investigation into the roles played by Li Lanqing, Chinese Minister of Culture Sun Jiazheng, the 610 Office and the Chinese police in the persecution of Falun Gong. Li Lanquing, former Deputy Prime Minister of China, was in charge of the 610 Office, a Gestapo-like organization of the CCP that specifically suppresses Falun Gong.

Nevertheless, the corresponding investigation was refused by the relevant Chinese authorities. The lawyer held a press conference to inform the public of this fact. Falun Gong practitioners filed a lawsuit against Li Lanqing during his visit to France in December 2002, while another lawsuit was filed against Sun Jiazheng in January 2004 when he participated in Les Annees Chine-France. Both of them were accused of being an accomplice to torture in the persecution of Falun Gong. Sun Jiazheng, President of the so-called Internet Ethics Committee, was charged with abusing Internet technology to defame Falun Gong and demonizing Falun Gong in the areas of national culture. Meanwhile, Li Lanqing was head of the 610 Office, a Gestapo-like organization that is specifically set up at all levels of China's governmental agencies to persecute Falun Gong. Both Sun and Li have played a major role in the persecution of Falun Gong.

French judicial authorities conducted subsequent investigations into the case, and then sent a CRI to China's counterpart department, but China refused to cooperate. The lawyer came up with the following conclusion: Firstly, judicial cooperation is being developed between China and France, but China's attitudes contradict the mutual cooperation. Secondly, as far as economy is concerned, China and France have been cooperating well. But in the aspect of judicial cooperation, China definitely refused to cooperate, particularly when Falun Gong issues are concerned. Why? Normally, once two countries reached a judicial agreement, one country, if being asked by the other, will act in cooperation with the other. Sometimes the judicial cooperation may be practiced slowly, but will be practiced at any rate. However, this time China stated that it was absolutely impossible to conduct the investigation. According to the lawyer, French judicial authorities were outraged by China's uncooperative attitude. He hoped that French judicial authorities could ask China to abide by the judicial cooperation agreement signed by both China and France.