Media Report from Epochtimes.com: Ministry of Public Security Knew of "Self-Immolation" Incident the Day Before It Happened
[Epochtimes.com] My name is Lin Chunshui, and I'm one of the internal leaders of the Chinese Democratic Party. According to information provided to me on January 28th by a top official at the Ministry of Public Security, the head of this agency, Jia Chunwang, already knew by January 22nd that Wang Jindong would set himself on fire on the 23rd. I personally feel this information is credible, especially the parts relating to Beijing. On the morning of February 3rd, this official gave me another call. Judging by the way he spoke, I think he had been abroad. Based on what he told me, I want to add the following three points: 1. At the conference of the Central Political-Legal Committee, Luo Gan said, "According to information in my hands, even if our Wang Jindong had not set himself on fire, there would have been a Zhang Jindong, a Li Jindong or someone else jumping out to put on a show." [This is the main idea, but not his exact words.] 2. Regarding CNN, this official mentioned that it was "Little Mai" who usually answered outside calls. Later on, we tried to find out this person's identity. "Little Mai's" full name is Rebecca MacKinnon. She can speak Chinese very well, and is the backbone of CNN's news coverage in China. Yesterday, the Chinese Communist Party released news through overseas media claiming that CNN had known full well that some people would set themselves on fire, and that because they did nothing to save them, an investigation would be conducted to see if they have any legal responsibility, and so on and so forth. The Party was at this point just trying to make a big blustery show of power to intimidate foreign media. All the telephones used by CNN are tapped, and the surveillance department of the Beijing Public Security Bureau also records all of their phone messages, so it can be verified that Ge Chunhui didn't say the word "self-immolation" at all. 3. Naturally, some friends on the Internet raised all kinds of questions after this article was published. Let's take the video cameras as an example. Indeed, there are video cameras above the Museum of History, which, as we all know, videotaped many scenes during the 1999 Tiananmen incident. However, this kind of video camera is not suitable for close-up shots. For these special assignments, Chinese authorities will always equip people with state of the art video cameras to obtain better effects.