An Examination of The "Self-immolation" Incident Reveals the Deceptive Practices of the Xinhua News Agency (Photos)

( Recently, the Xinhua News Agency once again revisited the "Self-immolation" incident of January 23, 2001 in yet another attempt to defame Falun Gong.

We sympathize with the victims of the self-immolation. It was a tragedy for all of them and their families. The truth of this incident is still unknown to many people in the world, as the Chinese government still hides and blocks information. But the public reports by the Xinhua News Agency and China Central Television (CCTV) are filled with obvious discrepancies that clearly show they are lying. has done a thorough job of carefully analyzing these matters. The few scenes that gave me the strongest impressions were the following: The little girl, Liu Siying, who supposedly had been given a tracheotomy, was able to speak and sing with a clear voice. It would be indeed a miracle of medicine if this were true. Also, a very seriously burned victim was shown tightly wrapped in gauze, which is totally against common medical practice. All the clothing of the show's main character, Wang Jindong, was burned, but the green plastic Sprite bottle filled with gasoline that he held between his legs was totally intact. A policeman leisurely dangles a fire-extinguishing blanket over Wang's head for quite a while, waiting for Wang to yell a few senseless sentences [reported by the Xinhua News Agency to be Falun Gong sayings] before extinguishing the fire.

A Twelve-year-old Child: "Who Can Save My Dad?"

( My name is Mu Junyi. I am 12 years old and in the seventh grade. My dad is Mu Feiming, and my mom is Liu Linrong.

We were a happy family living in Yongxing Town, Shuangliu County, Chengdu City, Sichuan Province. My dad taught at Yongxing Elementary School, and he was well respected by others.

Seize All Opportunities to Clarify the Truth Effectively

( At the start of the persecution, when I clarified the truth to my colleagues and supervisors at my place of work, they either would not give me the time of day or urged me with good intentions, "Don't say anything, or someone might report you to the authorities and lock you up." Most were either not willing to listen or dared not listen. I then reviewed the lessons learned from such resistance and began a gradual process to win them over with my sincere demeanor and compassionate words, improving the environment around me significantly. Thereafter when I clarified the facts to them, I met virtually no obstacles. My colleagues and supervisors were glad to discuss with me what they were not quite clear about in the Falun Dafa truth-clarification materials that I gave them.

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