(Clearwisdom.net) Ever since the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) came to power, it has worked to destroy traditional Chinese culture, beliefs, and morals at an unprecedented pace. This has resulted in an unbelievably warped society.

One such aberration is the CCP's use of force-feeding. Conventionally, force-feeding is intended to supply food and fluids to save the lives of patients. To reduce potential medical errors, this humanitarian emergency treatment is only to be performed by highly trained health care providers at well-equipped hospitals, following strict procedures. Under the CCP rule, however, force-feeding has become a method to inflict harm on or even kill innocent victims, especially Falun Gong practitioners.

1. Brutal Abuse of Practitioners with Force-feeding

When arrested practitioners face brainwashing, torture, or even the harvesting of their organs while they are still alive, some of them go on a hunger strike to fight for their human rights and dignity. Such an act would attract attention and a guarantee of safety in a normal society, but the CCP responds with force-feeding to inflict unbelievable harm.

Falun Gong practitioner Mr. Sun Yi suffered brutal force-feeding while in Team Three at Masanjia Forced Labor Camp in Shenyang City, Liaoning Province. Several guards, including Yu Jiang, Jing Hongbo, Wang Hanyu, Jin Shan, Su Jufeng, Tu Yupeng, Wang Yanmin, and Li Meng, worked together to torture Mr. Sun. They pried his mouth open with a metal mouth-opener and kept it inserted for up to 5-8 hours. By the time they removed the mouth-opener, he was unable to close his mouth for quite a while. During the whole process they had his hands tied, so it was hard for him to struggle. They poured chili powder liquid and unknown drugs into his nose and mouth to make him suffer even more.

An article titled "Force-feeding Is Being Used by the Communist Party to Torture and Kill" offers details of the CCP's force-feeding (http://www.clearwisdom.net/html/articles/2010/3/18/115427.html).

Below are excerpts from the article:

"Force-feeding is being used in Chinese prisons to persecute and torture Falun Gong practitioners, although prison officials often claim it is done for humanitarian reasons. The persecutors alternate between two different methods of force-feeding. The torture causes severe physical damage and often leads to death.

"(1) Direct force-feeding through the mouth: The guards tie the legs and arms of a practitioner tightly to a bed and then hold down the person's torso and head. They firmly pinch the nose so that the victim cannot breathe, then pry the mouth open with a sharp metal tool, tearing the mouths of some practitioners in the process. At times, teeth break off and the mouth is full of blood and cut up flesh. At this point, the guard pours unknown substances into the practitioner's mouth.

"(2) Force-feeding using a naso-gastric tube: The guards tie the legs and arms of a practitioner tightly to a bed and then hold down the person's torso and head. In order to make the process as torturous as possible, they purposely use the thickest naso-gastric tubes made; often these tubes are dirty from previous force-feedings.

"The nasogastric tube is forced through the nasal cavity, pharynx, larynx, and esophagus. Inserting the tube is a technique that is hard to master. The practice is risky because it is easy to accidentally or purposely insert the tube into the trachea, which can cause death by asphyxiation or severely damage the lungs.

"They also repeatedly use the tubes without applying oil or powder to lubricate the entry. They insert the tube into one nostril, pull it out, and then insert it again through the other nostril. They intentionally pull on the tube to induce severe pain. The practitioner's nasal cavity, esophagus, and stomach are damaged, which results in severe bleeding, vomiting and severe coughing. Often the bed in which the torture took place is full of bloodstains. It is incredibly gory."

As a matter of fact, force-feeding has become a torture method used on everyone, not just on those on a hunger strike. In the example mentioned earlier, Sun Yi was also force-fed even when he was not on a hunger strike. Claiming that Mr. Sun refused to sign a paper--an excuse to mentally abuse practitioners--Team Three head Jing Hongbo and guard Li Meng had him tied up on a gurney for long periods. They handcuffed his left hand to the head of the bed and his right hand to the rear of the bed. They spread a rumor that Sun Yi had gone on a hunger strike, which he had not. They ordered labor camp doctor Na Shuji to force-feed him daily through a tube. But they deprived him of food, saying he refused to give up his belief. They wanted to use hunger and force-feeding to make him submit.

Only the CCP could turn a medical practice intended to save people's lives into a tactic to torture their fellow countrymen.

2. Killing Practitioners by Starving Them to Death

There is an old saying in China that the most cruelest tactic you can use in wartime is to cut off your enemy's food supply. The CCP does not hesitate to apply this tactic to Falun Gong practitioners in its plot to kill them.

minghui.ca, the Chinese version of Clearwisdom.net, published an article on September 3, 2010, telling in detail of the death as a result of torture of Ms. Gao Rongrong, a Falun Gong practitioner from Shenyang City, whose face was once mangled after being shocked with electric batons.

(The Chinese article can be found at http://minghui.ca/mh/articles/2010/9/3/229184.html, but the English translation is yet to be made available)

According to the article,

"Masanjia Labor Camp officials carefully calculated the timing of Gao Rongrong's death. They sent her to the hospital three months after her second arrest. She died there ten days later. Her death, from her arrest to her demise, took 103 days. What does this timeframe tell us? For her to die too soon after her arrest would invite condemnation and questions from the outside world. But if she died later, they would face mounting pressure from the international community. Three months would be the most appropriate timeframe for her life to end.

"Gao Rongrong had one relative who knew medicine. When he visited Gao, he noticed right away that the nutritional supplements given to her were not the right dose and did not target her health problems. His diagnosis: Gao Rongrong's collapse was due to long-term food deprivation.

"According to witnesses, when Gao Rongrong was in the hospital, many people of unknown identities blocked all the entrances to the hospital. Uniformed and plainclothes agents shouted daily at the ER, 'When will she die?' At the same time, Gao Rongrong's home was surrounded by spies who spread rumors to her neighbors that she was on the verge of death as a result of her hunger strike. These insiders also said that Gao Rongrong was still clear-minded when was sent to the ER, even though she was just skin and bones. But about eight plainclothes policemen took turns monitoring her and refused to let her talk. They offered her nothing to eat, but recorded on their notepad that she ate this or that. They said their boss ordered them to do that."

It is unbelievable that the CCP has turned a hunger strike into something involuntary and has made "timing people's deaths" a must-have skill and political task of doctors. Nowhere else in the whole world can we find a like regime that will kill its own people like this.

3. Testimonial of a Scholar

Gao Rongrong's murder is not an isolated incident. Numerous practitioners have been force-fed in Chinese labor camps, prisons, and brainwashing centers in a similar manner, all under the directive of the higher-ups in the communist regime. There are reasons for the wide use of force-feeding. A testimonial from a prominent Chinese scholar can help us see through the brutality of the regime.

Mr. Sun Yanjun, who currently resides in the United States, is a renowned Chinese scholar. He was formerly a psychology professor at Capital Normal University. Sound of Hope's "Inside China Today" invited Mr. Sun to be on the show on September 19, 2010, to discuss current events in China. According him, the CCP takes advantage of psychology and medicine to destabilize Falun Gong practitioners. It applies research results in devious ways to confuse practitioners by impairing their reasoning and lies to them to wreck their emotions, sabotaging their resolve, controlling their behavior, and destroying their core values and belief systems.

He used as an example a female practitioner who was an official at the Beijing Chamber of Commerce: "Because she worked in the government and had great influence, the CCP higher-ups gave orders that she must be 'reformed.'

"With help from researchers, the prison and labor camp officials designed a strict procedure to 'reform' her. They first did a psychological evaluation to determine her personality type and identify her weaknesses. Such evaluations are usually intended to evaluate a person's mental health and to determine his/her characteristics so she/he can learn to better control the negative side and better fit in with society. But the CCP used this evaluation to the 'patient's' detriment.

"Based on the evaluation results, they began to torture her non-stop, mentally and physically. One thing was sleep deprivation. Modern research indicates that the record for not sleeping is 11 nights, beyond which a person will experience irreversible harm. But the CCP deprived her of sleep for 42 days straight. Just when she was at her weakest point, they played a song entitled 'Mother's Kiss,' which led to her virtual total mental collapse. Despite her desire to see her children, she remained firm in her belief in Falun Gong. Such an ordeal, however, turned her in a few months from a once promising career woman to an elderly-looking, gray-haired, wrinkled one."

Why does the communist regime insist on Falun Gong practitioners giving up their belief? Mr. Sun believes the regime's actions are the most fatal damage one can inflict on people. He said, "This is the destruction of a belief system. It is serious and brutal. It leaves many physical and emotional scars."

4. Challenge of Conscience

All of us are made of flesh and blood and thus can feel pain and are in need food and rest. However, the communist regime capitalizes on such basic human needs to abuse and cause death. Its demonic use of research results inflicts great harm; it not only destroys humanity and is an insult to modern civilization but is also a challenge of conscience.

As long as it still has one breath, the communist regime won't stop harming people. We call upon everyone to pay attention to the persecution of Falun Gong practitioners that has been going on for 11 years.