(Clearwisdom.net) Many people have long held the opinion that the Tiananmen self-immolation incident of January 23, 2001 was a politically motivated plot staged by the Jiang Zemin regime to defame Falun Gong. The Chinese authorities have recently brought up this incident again in order to deceive people. The government falsely claims that Xue Hongjun (one of the actors in the incident) was a veteran practitioner of Falun Gong. This article reveals Xue Hongjun's character from several different angles in an effort to expose the lies and rectify people's perceptions.

Xue Hongjun is from Kaifeng City, Henan Province. According to people who know him, he used to be a surgeon in a local hospital. He later resigned his position at the hospital and started his own medical practice. Xue had a gambling problem. Using the name of Falun Gong, he cheated people out money and property, including a motorcycle worth 3,000 yuan. Xue was known to borrow money with no intention of paying it back.

When Xue was detained at the Beijing Detention Center, he was detained in Sections 3 and 6 at different times. His behavior while in prison can in no way be mistaken for that of a Falun Gong practitioner.

Xue was addicted to smoking, but he did not buy his own cigarettes; instead he smoked his cellmates' cigarettes. If he really was a veteran practitioner, how could it be that he was not able to quit smoking, especially when it came to other people's cigarettes?

There was an inmate with the surname of Ding in the same cell as Xue. Ding was from Fangshan District of Beijing. Once, Xue was chatting with Ding and he found out that Ding was being detained because he had killed someone. Xue told Ding, "We have the same profession!" Upon seeing Ding's bewilderment, he added, "I am a surgeon. We both use knifes to relieve people of their suffering. In fact, you are even better than I am. You've relieved a person's suffering forever with just one cut!" Xue Hongjun's words showed how ruthless he was in his heart. It's no wonder he was used in the staged Tiananmen self-immolation incident.

Xue Hongjun was a smooth talker. He often boasted about himself in the prison cell. He claimed that he and Liu Yunfang (another person involved in the self-immolation incident) were very famous in Kaifeng City. He said that the Teacher of Falun Gong had given them "religious names," and Liu Yunfang was considered "the eldest pupil." Xue also claimed that he was a 26th generation disciple of a Taoist school. All genuine Dafa practitioners know that the Teacher of Falun Dafa treats all of his students equally, without discrimination, and that there is no such thing as "the eldest pupil."

Regarding matters of his personal life, Xue Hongjun's behavior was the polar opposite of genuine Falun Gong practitioners. There were many people locked in one prison cell. Everyone had to sleep straight so that there would be room for everybody, but Xue slept with his knees bent and curled up. He often slept against the wall so that nobody could sleep next to him. He didn't want to take part in the cleaning duties. Sometimes he even swore at and quarreled with others. He also liked to take petty advantage of others. The head of the cell was a man with the surname Bai. Xue Hongjun associated himself with Bai through some distant family relationship. As a result, for a long time he was able to eat better than the other inmates. He also took the shoes of another cellmate and kept them for himself. Xue's words and actions were far different from those of a Falun Gong practitioner. Even his cellmates have commented, "He simply doesn't look like a Falun Gong practitioner."

Judging from the examples given above, it's apparent that Xue Hongjun was not a genuine Falun Gong practitioner. He was used by the evil to frame Falun Gong. He behaved like a thug trained by the Communist Party and used the name of Falun Gong to deceive people. We can judge him using the principles of Falun Gong - truthfulness, compassion, and forbearance. He cheated people out of their money and boasted about it. He was not acting truthfully. He participated in the staged self-immolation incident and claimed that he had the same profession as a killer. He was not compassionate. He indulged in bad habits such as smoking and gambling. He fought with others for trivial gains. He was not forbearing or exercising self-restraint. Yet, the evil Communist Party labeled him a veteran practitioner. The truth about Falun Gong practitioners is widely known by people nowadays, and it's easy to see through the lies. The deceitful nature of the Communist Party can't be changed. No matter how transparent the lies are, it has no choice but to continue lying.