Chinese Minister of Public Security Jia Chunwang has recently accused the U.S. Development Agency of granting 20 million dollars to support Falun Gong's activities. In fact, the Chinese authorities publicized the same accusation through a monthly journal in Hong Kong's The Mirror, which has close ties to Beijing, in as early as February 2001. Falun Gong had made public statement to clarify the issue then. A year later, the Minister of Public Security brought up the false charge again in person, rehashing the stale topic. It makes one wonder why he is beating the dead horse.

Last year during the People's Congress Conference and the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (C.P.P.C.C.), several shocking events took place, including the explosion inside the school building of Fanglin Primary School in Jiangxi Province and the chain explosion in residential buildings in Shijiazhuang City, Hebei Province. The representatives in the People's Congress and C.P.P.C.C. immediately blamed the weakness of the public security system in not safeguarding social order. The public was in an uproar. Under pressure from all levels, officials in the Central Committee considered removing Jia Chunwang from his position, according to the journal Kai Fang.

Although the public security system under Jia Chunwang's leadership is weak in safeguarding people and maintaining social security, they are fully geared to carry out Jiang's orders in persecuting Falun Gong. The documented cases of Falun Gong practitioners who have been tortured to death by the police in Mainland China number over 400. Internal government sources said the actual number exceeds 1,600. In addition, there are tens of thousands of practitioners being held in prisons, labor camps, and mental houses, suffering from severe torture.

Because the number of practitioners detained is very large, the prisons in China are crowded. The Ministry of Public Security even gave orders to release many convicts before their terms were served. At the same time, Jiang approved special grants of tens of millions of dollars to the Ministry of Public Security for the persecution of Falun Gong and the construction of forced labor camps in the northwestern region of China and Xinjiang Province, exclusively for the detention of Falun Gong practitioners. Recently, because some television programs about the truth of Falun Gong were shown on the cable network in Changchun City and Harbin City in Northeast China, the police arrested thousands of practitioners in each city, sending some of them to Xinjiang Province.

Seeing the dedicated efforts of the Ministry of Public Security in persecuting Falun Gong, Jiang and Luo have taken Jia Chunwang as a powerful assistant. With their protection, Jia is able to keep his position. Just because of this, the Minister of Public Security under Jia's leadership is following closely Jiang's policy in the persecution of Falun Gong, leaving many social security issues unattended. As a result, the problems of prostitution, drugs, gambling, and gangs are running rampant, making the social order chaotic. Furthermore, the police abuse their power to blackmail people and extort money. They even collude with gangs to commit crimes, turning the public security system itself into the biggest threat to public security.

Last December, dozens of chain explosions took place in Guangdong Province and Xi'an Province, the scale of which shocked the world. During the People's Congress Conference and the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference this year, some large-scale demonstrations by unemployed workers took place in Liaoyang and Daqing in Northeast China, which still haven't been settled, provoking great dissatisfaction among the representatives and common people towards the Central Committee and the Ministry of Public Security.

Under such circumstances, the state-run media has started another round of attacks against Falun Gong to divert the public attention and lessen the pressure of the crisis. Meanwhile, Minister Jia Chunwang is stepping to the frontline of the attack.

In fact, to name someone as "having a secret connection with foreign countries" is the usual practice in all the political movements initiated by the Party. During the Cultural Revolution, they charged the president as "a traitor" and "secret enemy agent." Now, they are accusing Falun Gong of "secretly colluding with the overseas enemy forces." There is really no difference in the two false charges. Even to the unemployed workers who were asking for their rights, the Party also said that they "conspired with enemy forces overseas." They thought that by saying so, they would be able to win the support of "patriots" and maintain their political power.

As to the "patriots" who have received benefits from the regime, how can they possibly love this country? It is reported that in the year 1997 alone, money secretly taken out of China totaled as high as 36.474 billion dollars. In the year 2000, this figure soared to 48 billion. Foreign investment during that year was only 40.7 billion. China has become the fourth largest country in terms of capital drain. Isn't it the people's money and state wealth that these corrupt officials are stealing out of China?

It is the officials in power that are really selling China by pieces to foreign countries. They are benefiting the countries where they brought the money to. According to reports by newspapers such as the Wall Street Journal, there are often Chinese officials in Las Vegas who lost several million or tens of million dollars in one gambling spree. Officials in Jiang's regime have given away hundreds of millions of dollars to other countries. They have also given away lands in the northern part of China to another nation. At the same time, they are persecuting their own people and damaging the image of China. Their crimes are too numerous to record.

Now, the Minister of the Public Security in China is accusing the United States Development Agency of giving Falun Gong 20 million dollars. If it were true, when Falun Gong's spokesman openly denied it, weren't they turning against the U.S. government? Wouldn't it be reported by the U.S media, which is independent of the federal government and would freely reveal a president's affair or questionable behavior in elections? The fact is that Falun Gong is not fighting against the Chinese government. All they have been doing is exposing the truth of how Jiang's regime is persecuting Chinese people.

In fact, there are a great number of Falun Gong practitioners overseas in Hong Kong and Taiwan. In Taiwan alone, there are over 100,000 practitioners. The courage and perseverance of Falun Gong practitioners in facing the persecution is well known to the world. It is not impossible for them to use their own money to set up web sites and radio to clarify the truth of Falun Gong to the international community. However, the Chinese officials and media unscrupulously smeared the noble sacrifice made by Falun Gong people. They even charged it to be a crime. Their shamelessness and cruelty is startling.

Facing the increasingly severe social crisis, such as the widespread corruption, protests by unemployed workers, prostitution, drugs, gambling, and gangs, Jiang's regime does not do anything to ease the pain. Instead, they viciously suppress people who believe in "Truthfulness, Compassion, Forbearance." Their perverse act is pushing the Chinese people towards an abyss. Those who are benefiting or expecting to benefit from the regime, whether you are a businessman, the head of an organization, a public servant, policeman, or some other profession, please do not act against your conscience. Don't be used by Jiang's regime to perpetuate the evil persecution.