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State machinery of the CCP

In July 1999, Jiang Zemin, then leader of the Chinese Communist Party, launched his persecution campaign against Falun Gong. Jealous at Falun Gong's growing popularity in Chinese society, Jiang said in a speech before the Party's Central Committee: “I just don’t believe that the CCP can’t beat Falun Gong.” He then gave the threefold order: “Ruin their reputation, bankrupt them financially, and destroy them physically,” and subsequently set the entire Chinese state machinery in motion to execute the suppression of Falun Gong.

This CCP-controlled apparatus includes the army, the media, public security personnel, the police, para-military police, state security forces, judicial system, the National People’s Congress and diplomatic personnel. In June 1999, Jiang Zemin established the 6-10 Office, a Gestapo-like organ acting above the law, to direct the persecution.

In carrying out the order of  “ruining their reputation”, information about Falun Gong was destroyed on a large scale, including book burnings throughout the country. An Internet blockade was set up which made information about Falun Gong from outside China inaccessible. The CCP-controlled news media launched an anti-Falun Gong propaganda blitz. For over seven hours a day the CCTV broadcast preprogrammed footage to spread lies about Falun Gong, including the so called self-immolation. Over 2,000 newspapers and over 1,000 magazines under the absolute control of the CCP became overloaded with propaganda against Falun Gong. Within only six months, over 300,000 fabricated news articles and programmes smearing and targeting Falun Gong were published or broadcast.

Months after the persecution began, the National People's Congress and the judicial system implemented "laws" retroactively to justify all the crimes committed by Jiang Zemin. Lawyers who defended Falun Gong practitioners and pointed out the illegality of the persecution, have lost their licence or have been persecuted themselves.

According to the organising principle of the CCP , all Party members are subordinate to the Central Committee. Jiang Zemin exploited this principle in persecuting Falun Gong. The army, police and military police are directly responsible for the abductions, arrests and torture of Falun Gong practitioners throughout China. The black cloud of oppression choking the country, is reminiscent of the tragedy of the Cultural Revolution in the 60s and 70s.


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China's rail network complicit in the persecution of Falun Gong 16/01/2016

Law violations ( The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) is using the nationwide identity card (ID) system to target Falun Gong practitioners on its rail network. Many practitioners have been illegally arrested, searched, and had their personal belongings confiscated.

Chinese government officials more supportive of the lawsuits against Jiang Zemin 13/09/2015

Lawsuits (, More and more Chinese have started to speak out against the persecution of Falun Gong, due to the persistent efforts of practitioners. The recent flood of lawsuits against Jiang Zemin, the main culprit responsible for the persecution, has not only received massive support from the international community, but is also supported by many Chinese government officials in public and non-official ways. Here are two examples.


19 Falun Gong practitioners in Tianjin arrested for suing Jiang Zemin 13/09/2015

Lawsuits ( Nineteen Falun Gong practitioners and one non-practitioner from Tianjin were arrested between July 3rd and 14th for suing former Chinese dictator Jiang Zemin for initiating the persecution of Falun Gong that caused them tremendous harm.

Many remain in detention. In particular, Ms Huang Fenglian was given three months of detention, while her non-practitioner husband was sentenced to 4 years in prison for trying to stop the police from taking his wife away from their home. The couple were also fined 20,000 Yuan (GBP £2,100).

The day that goodness triumphed – April 25th, 1999 13/06/2015

Propaganda ( A remarkable thing happened on the streets of Beijing 16 years ago this week. It was the beginning of a monumental chain of events whose significance is still playing out across China today.