- Shen Yun
Aktuelle Nachrichten – NTD Television
A member of the Chinese Communist Party’s Central Committee is being sued for genocide in Taiwan.
Xu Guangchun, the former Provincial Party Secretary of Henan province, arrived in Taiwan on Monday. He was there to foster cultural and economic exchange between Taiwan and the Mainland. But just a day after he arrived, Xu was personally handed a court complaint by the Taiwan Falun Dafa Association.
Spokesman of the Association, Chang Ching-hsi, says Xu was heavily involved in devising the persecution of Falun Gong adherents by the Chinese communist regime. In 2004, Xu was the head of China's State Administration of Radio Film and Television when propaganda was produced to incite hatred towards Falun Gong.
Falun Gong, or Falun Dafa, is a mind and body spiritual practice with teachings based on truth, compassion and tolerance. But the Chinese Communist Party has been brutally persecuting adherents since 1999.
[Chang Ching-hsi, Spokesperson of the Taiwan Falun Dafa Association]:
“In the decade-long persecution of Falun Gong by the Chinese Communist Party, Xu Guangchun has participated in nearly all of the major events, including the staged self immolation incident at Tiananmen Square on January 23, 2001. He was the chief of the administration at the time. This is critical evidence showing his smearing of Falun Gong.”
In 2001, five people set themselves on fire in Tiananmen Square. State controlled CCTV widely publicized the incident, claiming the five people were Falun Gong adherents, and used the event to demonize the practice. The footage shown by CCTV has been independently investigated and is widely understood to have been a staged event.
This is not the first time Xu has faced a lawsuit like this. In July 2005, he was sued for torture and genocide while visiting San Francisco in the United States. One of the plaintiffs in that case was a Falun gong adherent who was tortured at a Henan Labor Camp.