(Minghui.org) Following the Chinese Communist Party’s policy to persecute Falun Gong, the government of Mayong Town, Dongguan City, Guangdong Province, set up a brainwashing base in Huayang Lake Wetland Park and held a series of exhibitions in the communities, school campuses, and companies in 14 villages throughout the town, with content that defames Falun Gong.

Huayang Lake Brainwashing Base

Huayang Lake Wetland Park is located in the west side of Mayong Town. While the 80-acre Banana International Exhibition inside the park was an entertainment and leisure center for the local residents, the Dongguan City Political and Legal Affairs Committee spent four months to convert it into a brainwashing base, and an inauguration ceremony was held on December 18, 2020.

In the persecution of Falun Gong, the Political and Legal Affairs Committee (PLAC), an extra-judiciary agency overseeing the public security and judicial branches, has been the master-mind in making and executing persecution policies.

Those who attended the ceremony included Chen Jun, deputy secretary of Dongguan PLAC; He Juncong, mayor of Mayong Town; Xie Guotong, head of Dongguan Public Security Bureau; Gao Wanjun, senior researcher of Dongguan Education Bureau; Yu Yingtao, vice president of Dongguan Daily; and Huang Lixiang, director of the Mayong Town PLAC.

With the opening of the brainwashing base, the authorities are organizing students of nearby schools to attend the exhibition. One recent trip was made by students from Guangzhou Xinhua College on the afternoon of March 10, 2021.

During the trip, the young students were given pamphlets and small gifts with false information about Falun Gong. They also listened to live lectures that prompted them to report Falun Gong practitioners to the authorities. Some students were interviewed by local media.

False Propaganda Spread in Town

During the past two years, the Mayong Town PLAC mobilized the town police department, the judicial branch, the appeals office, and the community grid centers to spread false propaganda against Falun Gong in communities, schools, companies, and 14 villages in the town. The key targeted places were Xinghe City Plaza and schools. They incited the public to report on Falun Gong practitioners who tell people the facts of the brutal persecution.

The Mayong Town PLAC and some town departments held a series of public activities to slander Falun Gong on campus, in companies, and in communities of 14 villages in June 2019. They disseminated misinformation through interactive booths, display boards, distribution of pamphlets, gifts, and filling out questionnaires to the public. About 5,000 people participated, more than 3,000 copies of leaflets and related materials were distributed, and more than 3,000 gifts were given out.

More activities were held in Guangzhou Xinhua College Dongguan campus and the primary and secondary schools across Mayong town on June 10-14, 2019. They carried out their propaganda through display boards, and distributing notebooks, pens, and pamphlets with false information to students. A total of more than 1,500 teachers, students, and parents showed up, and more than 2,000 copies of materials and over 2,000 small gifts were distributed.

The Mayong Town PLAC held activities again in Xinghe City Plaza and Nianhua Temple Square on July 2-3, 2019. Eleven display boards were displayed, and more than 300 people did the questionnaire survey. They distributed more than 1,500 copies of materials and more than 1,500 small gifts.

They then went to some big companies, including Nine Dragon Paper Limited, Haida Group, to spread the misinformation about Falun Gong on July 22-26, 2019. They set up booths, put up posters and display boards, distributed materials, and put up misinformation online. A total of 1,000 booklets were distributed.

Staff members from the Mayong PLAC went to Gumei Central Elementary School and Xingang School on October 16-17, 2019, to hold propaganda activities to defame Falun Gong. They hang up banners, placed display boards, and distributed pamphlets notebooks and pens with misinformation to students. More than 1,000 students attended.

The Mayong municipal offices conducted a campaign of slandering Falun Gong at the Xinghe City Plaza on June 22, 2020. Thousands of people participated, and more than 1,000 pamphlets containing false information about Falun Gong, along with small gifts, were distributed.

Chen Jun, deputy secretary of Dongguan City PLAC, led a group of staff members to Mayong town to inspect the effects of the brainwashing activities on August 12, 2020. They ordered Mayong municipal offices to intensify their propaganda activities with more comprehensive coverage of the community.

Chen Xinxin from Mayong Town Police Department went to Gumei No. 1 Middle School on November 18, 2020. She and Xu Yuzhen, a teacher from the school, gave students lectures slandering Falun Gong.

On April 15, 2021, under the pretext of National Security Education Day, the above-mentioned government agencies sent their staff to Xinghe City Plaza to disseminate false propaganda to defame Falun Gong. They hang up banners, placed display boards, set up interactive booths, and distributed pamphlets with false information and small gifts to the public and merchants.

Some of the government staff went to Guangzhou Xinhua College Mayong Branch on the same day. They put up display boards, distributed pamphlets, and talked to students. More than 1,500 copies of the pamphlets with small gifts were distributed that day.

Perpetrators’ contact information:Huang Lixiang (黄丽香), director of Dongguan City PLAC: +86-13602389429Li Xuguang (李旭光), deputy directory of Dongguan City PLAC: +86-13509845333Tan Xumian (谭叙棉), Mayong Town Party Secretary: +86-13602387272He Juncong (何俊聪), Mayong Town Mayor: +86-13922976686Wang Tinghuai (王庭槐), president of Guangzhou Xinhua College: +86-13808862124Lan Yongjin (蓝永金), vice president of Guangzhou Xinhua College: +86-13600090703Song Baichun (宋百春), director of Mayong Police Department: +86-13509016333Xu Yuzhen (徐玉珍), teacher at Gumei No. 1 Middle School: +86-13686203662

(More perpetrators’ contact information is available in the original Chinese article.)

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Category: Accounts of Persecution