10,2000--China's official news agency Xinhua released an
article today reviewing the country's year-long campaign
against the Falun Gong cult. The article said that the
Chinese people have achieved a decisive victory in fighting
against the Falun Gong cult.
A large number of
the cheated were saved and protected, the evil was punished,
and the stability of the country is maintained.
The article said that directed by Li Hongzhi,
over 10,000 Falun Gong practitioners illegally gathered
outside the Zhongnanhai government compound in
Beijing on April 25, 1999.
In addition to
spreading fallacies like "earth explosion" and
"Doomsday," Li and his followers purposely exerted
pressure on the Party and government.
measures were taken to bring an end to the illegal gathering
and to expose Falun Gong's anti-science, anti-human,
anti-society, and anti-government evil face.
In July, the CPC Central Committee publicized
its decision on dealing with the Falun Gong cult. The
Ministry of Civil Affairs outlawed the Falun Dafa Study
Society and its Falun Gong organization, and the Ministry of
Public Security issued a warrant for the arrest of Li
The decisions of the Party and the
government received the support of all ethnic groups in the
country. Over 98 percent of all Falun Gong practitioners saw
through the reactionary nature of Falun Gong cult and
severed their links with it after reeducation. The die-hards
headed by Li Hongzhi were isolated.
article pointed out that the Falun Gong cult has brought
enormous harm to the Chinese people. Over 1,500 people died
as a result of practicing it, and over 600 people were
diagnosed with mental disorders.
1999, the Standing Committee of the National People's
Congress passed and promulgated a decision to outlaw and
prevent cults and cult activities. The Supreme People's
Court and the Supreme People's Procuratorate also made
public their interpretations concerning laws dealing with
On December 26, 1999, the No. 1
Intermediate People's Court of Beijing sentenced four Falun
Gong core members to imprisonment on charges of undermining
implementation of the law, causing death as a result of
preaching, and illegally obtaining state secrets.
By March 25 of this year, the courts at
various levels had handled 91 Falun Gong cases, with 84
persons punished and 15 others exempted from punishment.
The article noted that cults have been a major
social problem facing all countries, and China's fight
against Falun Gong is a part of the international
According to incomplete
statistics, there are over 3,000 cults in the world with
many million practitioners. Anti-human, anti-society and
anti-science has been the essential feature of the cults.
The article said that the reason why so many
people were cheated by Li Hongzhi and his followers is that
the practitioners lacked scientific knowledge and a correct
world outlook so that they could not see through the
fallacies spread by Li Hongzhi.
Now more and
more people in China have realized the importance
of scientific knowledge and plunged themselves into learning
science and technology.
The article concluded
that despite their defeat, Li Hongzhi and his followers
refuse to resign themselves to it, and will continue to make
trouble at home and abroad. The Chinese people are
determined to carry through their fight against the Falun