The “Youth Education Centre Against Heretical Organisations” was established in Baise City, Guangxi Province, in May 2014. It is another way the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) brainwashes school children into being against Falun Gong.
The programme was set up by the Baise City Municipal Committee, the Political and Legal Affairs Committee, and the 610 Office (an organisation of special agents just for persecuting Falun Gong). Meant as a "model," the programme is to be promoted nationwide in the future.
Located in the Baise Science and Culture Centre for Youth, the organisation opened its doors on May 13th. Videos, audios, window displays, books, bulletin boards, charts, and pictures slandering Falun Gong and its founder are employed.
It has been confirmed that the Longlin County Middle School, Leli County Central School, and several other schools have already brought into the project and established similar programmes.
Feng Zhiwu, head of the Baise 610 Office, has been aggressively attacking Falun Gong at public meetings and organising brainwashing centres. Feng is responsible for the initiative to “thoroughly investigate” and “clean up all Falun Gong related material.” The persecution of Falun Gong practitioners in Baise has escalated as a result.
Targeting School Children
Feng is now targeting school children, feeding them CCP ideology and slandering Falun Gong. He often personally participates in the activities.
For example, Feng and a group of investigators visited Baise No. 1 Elementary School, Baise No. 7 Middle School, and Baise Science and Culture Centre for Youth on May 20th, 2014, and Longlin County Middle School on July 3rd, to check on the schools' progress in implementing the “Anti Heretical Organisation” initiative.
For the second time since 2010, Baise No. 1 Elementary School held a school wide “criticism assembly” on May 16th. School principle Ji Qiufeng gave a speech slandering Falun Gong, to which the students chanted their agreement.
Dongjing Central Elementary School held a signature assembly on April 16th. Teachers and students were to sign a pledge slandering Falun Gong.
Xilin County Middle School held a “Refusal to Join a Heretical Organisation Signature Assembly” on April 11th. School principle Ji Zhengxiong and assistant principle Lu Haiping slandered Falun Gong in their speeches.
Several other middle and elementary schools in nearby counties held similar assemblies.
The Jinxi County Education Bureau distributed propaganda booklets to the 45,130 students in the county. Teachers in the schools were questioned. Those who practise Falun Gong and refused to abandon their belief were immediately removed from their posts.
Baise is a poor city. Families can barely afford textbooks for their children. Teachers don't get paid on time and often don't receive their full salary. It is still a question as to where the funding for the new centre came from.
Parties involved in maligning Falun Gong:
Feng Zhiwu (封志武), head of the Baise 610 Office: +86-776-2693829, +86-18607768227, +86-15677628221
Ji Zhengxiong季正雄, principle of Xilin Middle School: +86-13877677361, +86-776-8688183, +86-776-8680072
Lu Haiping (陆海平), assistant principle of Xilin Middle School: +86-13877677215
Ji Qiufeng (吉秋凤), principle of Baise No. 1 Elementary School: +86-13977692178
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