How Long Can Xinhua News Agency Continue to Support Jiang's Regime?
(Clearwisdom.net) On November 20, 2004, Beijing's satellite TV system was tapped into and a Falun Gong truth clarification video entitled "Between Heaven and Earth" was aired. People in many cities and provinces of Mainland China were thereby given a chance to learn the truth about the self-immolation in Tiananmen Square, an act of state-terrorism staged by the Jiang regime.
In response to the satellite broadcast, Xinhua New Agency once again employed its special skills in fabricating lies and putting the blame on someone else, and dished out the unfounded statement that "the Army Information Bureau of Taiwan Independence secretly trained Falun Gong practitioners" to pre-empt the official state TV satellite broadcast. A representative of the Taiwan Falun Dafa associate responded immediately to the false allegations, and officers from the Taiwan Ministry of National Defense sharply denounced the charge as nonsense.
During the past five years, Falun Gong practitioners' peaceful resistance and perseverance against the persecution has made the world gradually come to know about Falun Gong and to condemn the persecution in Mainland China. In over 20 countries around the world, over 40 lawsuits against the members of Jiang's regime are in process. In Mainland China the huge sacrifices made by Falun Gong practitioners have vividly displayed the truth and helped it to become widely known in the hearts of people. The public has been awakening and the persecution has been failing. The Jiang regime's thugs are in a state of alarm as if the fated end is near.
The media is a barometer of the current political situation. Although the Xinhua News Agency is still in fear of the Jiang regime facing its fated end, the general situation of the media in China is beginning to thaw.
At midnight on September 18, 2004, 610 Office authorities in Beixi City ordered the City Police Department, National Security Department and the Judiciary Department to launch a massive arrest of the practitioners on its blacklist. They employed 100 police cars and 500 police all over the city to do so. 50 practitioners were arrested. A 70-year-old woman, Wang Lianying, was beaten to death. Two people were injured after jumping from buildings to avoid certain arrest. Many practitioners were detained and sent to brainwashing classes. The incident shocked the whole city, leading to great public discontent.
On October 7 and 18, 2004, the Minghui website reported the incident, which coincided with the Fourth Plenary Session of the 16th Central Committee of the Communist Party. An article in Fushun Daily reported: "A 70-year-old woman who was detained in the police station died in secret. The police department in Beixi City, Liaoning province illegally summoned a 70-year-old woman, and twice hid the facts from her family about the cause of her death". They then gave a detailed report about the death of Wang Lianying. Huaxi City Daily, the most circulated newspaper in the southwest region of China, reprinted the article from Fushun Daily on page A10 on October 25, 2004. Many newspapers and websites in China, such as Sina, Sohu and Eastday reprinted the article.
According to Asia Week, around the middle of October, many official Chinese websites stopped criticizing Falun Gong, and the propaganda slandering Falun Gong disappeared from the websites of some Chinese embassies abroad. On November 14 and 15, when the websites of Chinese embassies were searched using Google, it was found that most of articles slandering Falun Gong had been deleted. The embassies were in Norway, Spain, Portugal and Germany. On the websites of embassies in Thailand, USA and South Africa, only the titles of the slanderous articles remained. The contents had been removed.
Xinhua News Agency hasn't seen the current trend. Some government departments and public security officials who participated in the persecution of Falun Gong can sense imminent danger, and have started to collect and destroy evidence of their crimes involving the persecution of Falun Gong. Even 610 Offices ordered their lower levels to collect all documents pertaining to the persecution of Falun Gong. However Xinhua News Agency still continues to support the genocidal criminals.
On December 3, 2003, the United Nations Criminal Court for Rwanda handed a former government officer, many media officials and Radio Television Libre des Milles Collines (RTLM) maximum sentences. This is an example of punishing media and individuals who participate in campaigns of genocide. During the judgment, former RTLM leader, 53-year-old Nahimana, and magazine publisher, 42-year-old Nageze, were sentenced to life imprisonment. Former senior diplomatic adviser and founder of RTLM, 53-year-old Berayagwiza, was sentenced to 35 years in prison. All three were found guilty on charges of "genocide, conspiracy to commit genocide, and directly causing public agitation to commit genocide".
On July 2004, the former Director of Wuhan TV and Radio Bureau in Hubei province and also Director of Wuhan TV Station, Zhao Zhizhen was visiting New Haven, Connecticut. He was handed a summons to the U.S. Federal District Court. Zhao Zhizhen was charged with planning and directing the production of a special film full of lies in June 1999. The film was the main part of a TV propaganda program demonizing Falun Gong and was played over and over again all over China. Zhao was sued for making propaganda films that incited hatred, violence, torture and genocide against Falun Gong practitioners in China. November 30, 2004 was the scheduled court day and defendant Zhao Zhizhen submitted a request to U.S. Federal District Court in New Haven to delay his appearance.
Without the media's support in spreading propaganda, it would be hard for any perpetrator to commit such a massive crime. The historic judgment against Jiang's regime is coming. Where will Xinhua News Agency end up?