The CCP's Fabrication of “1,400 Death Cases” to Slander Falun Gong
This article was first published in October 2011
(Clearwisdom.net) In order to fuel the persecution of Falun Gong, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) fabricated the story of 1,400 death cases in July 1999, slandering Falun Gong nationwide through the government controlled media. It deceived people who did not know the truth, causing misunderstanding and hatred toward Falun Gong. Where did these 1,400 death cases come from?
The CCP claimed that some non-practitioners' deaths were Falun Gong practitioners' deaths. For example, Wang Ku once had type B hepatitis. It was diagnosed in 1984, and he died in 1998 due to liver cirrhosis. Apparently, there was nothing unusual about this case; however, the Jiang Zemin regime lied by listing him as one of the 1,400 persons who supposedly died due to practicing Falun Gong. His wife stated, “The death of my husband was published in the newspaper to attack Falun Gong. My husband died of liver disease, and it had nothing to do with Falun Gong because he never practiced it.” (See article: My Husband Never Practiced Falun Gong, but He Was Listed As One of the 1,400 Examples)
Another example was "Man hangs himself on a derrick." The CCP said that he hung himself due to practicing Falun Gong. Actually he was a farmer from a suburb of Jilin City, and made a living by repairing bicycles. He did not do paperwork for his small business, and his tools were taken away by the market administration. He could not bear the pressures of life, and hung himself. All the neighbors knew that he never practiced Falun Gong. His family planned to sue the market administration, but in order to defame Falun Gong, the local government agreed to give them compensation if it could be claimed that he was a Falun Gong practitioner. The police intentionally displayed Falun Gong books and two bottles of liquor near the corpse when they took photos as evidence. Because they did not know that genuine Falun Gong practitioners do not drink alcohol, the lie collapsed by itself. (See article: Corrupt Officials from the North China Oil Field Defame Falun Gong and Persecute Practitioners)
II. Using Mental Patients to Defame Falun Gong
1. Ma Jianmin
The CCTV (China Central Television) fabricated the story that "Ma Jianmin cut his belly open to look for a law wheel." Ma Jianmin and others in his family had a history of psychiatric problems. Among the "1,400 death cases" fabricated by the regime, "cutting open one's own stomach to look for the Falun" is the one that incites people's hatred against Falun Gong the most. Ma Jianmin was an employee of the Huabei Oilfield in Renqiu City, Hebei Province. His family, including himself, had a history of mental disorders. He practiced many kinds of Qigong. When Falun Gong spread to the Huabei Oilfield, he also tried Falun Gong, but this requires studying the Fa and cultivating the mind. Cultivators of Falun Gong must have a strong main consciousness, and must clearly know what they are doing. This is hard for mental patients.
One day, Ma Jianmin was home alone. His family saw blood on the floor upon returning home, and found him dead in the bathroom with his belly cut open. His family reported it to the police. The local police clearly knew that he died alone at home, and no one knew why he cut his belly open. The CCTV came to do a news report. One of Ma Jianmin's sons repeatedly declared that Ma Jianmin's death had nothing to do with Falun Gong, and he refused to have anything to do with the report. The CCTV, however, ignored the facts and produced the fraudulent story "Belly cut open to look for a law wheel." (see also: How the Chinese Communist Party Spreads Lies in Order to Persecute Falun Gong)
2. Fu Yibin
Sitting cross-legged in front of a TV camera, Fu Yibin talked excitedly. One moment he said he would feel sorry for a person being pierced by a needle, and the next moment he described how he had killed his wife and father like butchering a pig or cutting up vegetables. This was obviously a case of a mental disorder, but the CCTV claimed that the killing was caused by his practicing Falun Gong. People who knew Fu Yibin all knew he had been insane since 1993, and often ran outside naked. Lying about this mental patient's crime being the result of practicing Falun Gong was a complete fabrication on the part of the CCP and a vicious attempt to frame Falun Gong. (see also: How the Chinese Communist Party Spreads Lies in Order to Persecute Falun Gong)
3. Wang Anshou
Wang Anshou, a worker in the Taishan Machinery Factory in Xingtai City, Shandong Province killed his parents with a spade due to a relapse of a mental disorder. The Xingtai City People's Court civil case verdict given November 10, 1999 states, "It is the court's observation that the defendant had suffered from a mental disorder before he got married and had tried to hide the fact. After getting married, the defendant had recurrences of mental illness many times and he had problems for a long time trying to cure his mental disorder. The defendant killed his parents with a spade when his mental illness relapsed..." “The defendant's wife firmly requested a divorce, which is supported by the court.” The CCP slandered Falun Gong by fabricating that Wang's killing spree was a result of practicing Falun Gong. (See also: Why Did Wang Anshou Kill His Parents? Court Ruling Contradicts Jiang Group's Attempt to Blame Falun Gong)
The Falun Gong teachings clearly state that severely ill patients, or mental patients, are not able to practice Falun Gong, and killing, including suicide, is sinful. It is well known that mental patients do not have clear rationality during relapses of their disorder.
III. Bribes of Reduced Medical Fees to Slander Falun Gong
The CCP ordered quotas all over China as “political tasks” to defame Falun Gong. Some local regions bribed patients with money, inciting them to slander Falun Gong. One example was about a disabled man, who suffered from a hunchback. This person was Zhang Haiqing, who led a very difficult life. He had a seal-engraving shop in Panjin City and lived in the countryside. One day, Zhang Haiqing went to Beijing's Xiehe Hospital seeking treatment for his inflamed vertebrae. His wife tells the following story:
When the couple arrived at the hospital, there was a very long line at the registration window. While they were waiting, a reporter from CCTV walked in and told the people there: “Anyone who would appear on CCTV to slander Falun Gong will get to register first and will also receive a 50% medical discount.” Since Zhang Haiqing was very anxious to get his appointment, he repeated the TV reporter's words slandering Falun Gong, and he claimed that practicing Falun Gong made him become a hunchback. He did get to register first, but he never got his discount as CCTV promised. His wife said that CCTV lied, and the local people all know that Zhang never practiced Falun Gong. (See article: Officials Fabricate Charges Against Falun Gong Practitioners in Panjin City, Liaoning Province)
The fact is, practicing Falun Gong will not cause one to become hunchbacked; on the contrary, many people with back ailments have been cured through practicing Falun Gong. In this Clearwisdom article “Thanks to Falun Dafa I Became a Healthy Man with a Straight Back After Suffering with a Hunchback for 20 Years”, the author is an electrical engineer, and after only practicing Falun Gong for two and a half months, his more than twenty years of having a hunchback ended, and he has stood straight ever since.
Another instance was reported in the article “In Only Three Days, My Hunched Back of Twenty Years Became Straight". Ms. Wu Weiyu from Liuzhou City, in only three days of practicing Falun Gong, had her 90-degree hunched back of more than 20 years straightened. She also exposed that on July 28, 1999, in Liuzhou City two journalists from the Police Life TV program and two local officers came to her door and asked her to deny the fact that cultivating Falun Gong cured her hunchback. She sternly refused.
IV. Death under Persecution Included in “1,400 Death Cases”
Ms. Huang Xinjin was a teacher employed by the Xiyang Elementary School in Wuwei County, Gansu Province. Because she persisted in practicing Falun Gong, the police kept harassing her, and her school also fired her and terminated her salary. The local police locked Ms. Huang in a mental hospital for more than 20 days, where she endured inhuman tortures. Upon returning home, she was placed under house arrest and her family was ordered to watch her. After two weeks, her family said that Ms. Huang died after jumping from a building. Her husband reported this to the police, and the TV reported that she had a mental disorder due to practicing Falun Gong. Her body was not examined before it was cremated. What drugs was she forced to take in the mental hospital? Exactly why did she jump off the building? These are yet to be investigated.
V. Those Who Fail to Follow the Principles of Falun Gong Are Not Genuine Practitioners
The CCP does not allow any third parties to investigate the 1,400 alleged death cases. The CCP served as plaintiff, judge, and investigator/prosecutor in terms of these cases. Falun Gong practitioners had no chance to speak, and the process itself proved how these 1,400 cases are not truthful.
Of course, we do not deny that among these 1,400 cases, some people may have practiced the Falun Gong exercises at a certain time, but Falun Gong is a high level Buddha law cultivation, and is not specifically for curing diseases. Cultivators are required to improve their xinxing according to the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance. To become a highly virtuous person is the main purpose of practicing Falun Gong, and getting rid of sickness is a natural by-product of the practice. Nevertheless, Falun Gong never teaches that one will never die just because they practice Falun Gong. The miraculous effects of Falun Gong in curing sicknesses are commonly seen, but the condition is that one must upgrade the mind first. Those who have failed to reach the requirements of Falun Gong, and who have failed to cultivate the mind are not Falun Gong practitioners, and cannot be purified physically.
To everyday people, birth, old age, sickness and death are the cycle of life. If a cancer patient dies in a hospital, we cannot say that the hospital killed him. For the same reason, if a terminally ill patient practiced Falun Gong, we should not blame Falun Gong for the cause of his death.
VI. “1,400 Cases” Actually Proves that Falun Gong Is Miraculous
But let us assume that these 1,400 cases are true. If Falun Gong cultivators numbered between 70,000,000 and 100,000,000 in total, as the CCP estimated at the beginning of the persecution, and from 1992 to 1997, only 1,400 deaths were reported – or 200 per year, that amounts to less than 0.0001% (1 out of 10,000). According to China's Census Yearbook of 1996, from 1990 to 1996, China's average yearly death rate was 0.0066 (66 out of 10,000). This number alone would prove that Falun Gong does indeed have miraculous effects on people's health.