Propagandists in China under Investigation; Chinese Social Science Academy at the Top of the List

[Editor's note: While many of the following people under investigation have titles such as "professor," "scholar," etc., the integrity of these titles is in this circumstance suspect, given the use to which they have put their cultural authority in abetting the Chinese dictator Jiang and his faction as it suppresses Falun Gong. The impartiality, neutrality, and objectivity so integral to the academic enterprise has been compromised wilfully for personal gain in assisting the persecution of an upright belief -- something, in the end, that can only lead to bad consequences.]

The "World Organisation to Investigate the Persecution of Falun Gong," an international human rights organisation, issued its first investigation list on the 5th of November, 2004. This investigation will be focused on persons and organisations in the Party's ideology arm that have played key roles in persecuting Falun Gong. The Chinese Social Science Academy and the Beijing University Psychological Health Research Institute are among those on this list.

According to human rights organisations, it is confirmed through investigation that the Chinese Social Science Academy and its branches have established organisations and institutions specialised in studying the ideology to be used in the anti-Falun Gong movement. Those organisations have used their power under the guise of academic research to slander Falun Gong, instigate hatred towards it, and implement tactics to persecute it. They are also suspected of having influenced other authorities to use mental hospitals to torture Falun Gong practitioners with nerve-damaging drugs.

During the five years of the persecution against Falun Gong in China, countless Falun Gong practitioners were "convicted," tortured, or even murdered for their upright belief. Falun Gong practitioners have lost their families, were sent to jail, or even tortured to death. The "contributions in ideology" made up by the propagandists have played an important role in the persecution.

On the 14th of July, 2004, Zhao Zhizhen, the former Wuhan City Broadcasting Bureau Director and Wuhan City Television Station Director, was sued in the U.S. for producing TV programs instigating hatred. He stands accused of being responsible for torture and killings as a result of the hate that was instigated.

The Chinese Anti-Cult Association website, China's official ideology arm for demonising Falun Gong, was established under the direction and administration of Zhao Zhizhen. The website carries over one thousand articles slandering Falun Gong.

The First Group of Ideology Propagandists under Investigation:

The "World Organisation to Investigate the Persecution of Falun Gong" stated that the following people listed are the first group to undergo investigation, effective immediately.

(* Key investigation targets)

Chinese Social Science Academy:

Project Leader of Falun Gong Phenomena Comprehensive Study, *Li Shenming (Deputy Academy Director)

Philosophy Research Institute: *Chen Yunquan (Research Fellow)

International Religion Research Institute: *Zhuo Xinping (Institute Director), *Fu Fang (Research Fellow), *Dai Kangsheng (Research Fellow, former Deputy Director, Died in 2003), *Yang Zengwen (Department Chair of Buddhism Studies, retired), Wei Daoru (Research Fellow), *Xi Wuyi (Research Fellow), *Zhang Xinying (Associate Research Fellow, Deputy Director), *Shi Hengtan, Ph.D

History Research Institute: *Li Xueqin (Research Fellow, former Institute Director)

Social Science Research Institute: *Jing Tiankui (Director, Research Fellow)

Law Research Institute: *Xin Zhisheng, Xia Hui (Director, Research Fellow), Feng Jun (Associate Research Fellow), Jian Yan (Research Fellow)

Psychology Research Institute--Team of the Anti-Cult Project: *Wang Erping (Assistant Project Leader), *Wu Ruihua (Research Fellow), *Fu Xiaolan (Research Fellow), *Wang Wenzhong, Ph.D, Zeng Sudong (Party Chief, Project Leader), Chen Yiwen, Zhang Yuqing (Associate Research Fellow)

Marxism and Leninism Research Institute: *Li Congfu (Research Fellow), Sun Kaifei

Marxism Institute: *Su Shuping (Ph.D student praised by the authorities as so-called "Heavy Bomb" who has published articles as a special commentator.)

Chinese Medicine Research Institute in China: *Zhang Honglin (Head Department of Qigong Study, the first person proposing the use of mental hospitals to persecute Falun Gong practitioners, and who also cooperated with an agency specifically created to persecute Falun Gong, with absolute power over each level of administration in the Party and all other political and judiciary systems called "6-10 Offices" at local levels to directly participate in the persecution.)

Central Ethnic University, Ethnic Studies Department, *Zhao Zhan (Professor)

Beijing University Psychological Health Research Institute: *Zhang Tongling (Staff doctor dedicated to persecuting Falun Gong practitioners in the mental hospitals.)

Chinese Science Academy Ancient Vertebrates and Ancient Human Research Institute: Wu Xinzhi (Academy Member)

Chinese People University Graduate School: Liu Dachun (Assistant Dean, Professor)

Chinese Communist Party Central Party Institute: Philosophy Department: *Qiao Qingju (Professor)

Beijing Chinese Medicine University: *Song Tianbin (Professor)

Qinghua University, Human and Social Science School: *Feng Jizhang (Professor)

Capital Medical Science University, Beijing Tongren Hospital: *Liu Fuyuan (Director, Vice Chairman of the Board of Anti-Cult Association)

Beijing Hospital: Zeng Zhaojing (Cardiology Doctor)

Beijing Anding Hospital: *Cai Zhuoji (Director)

Huilonghuan Hospital:*Zhang Peiyan (Director), He Feng (Department of Information Technology)

Fuoshan City Third People's Hospital (Formerly Fuoshan Prefecture Mental Hospital): *Zhan Chunyun (Doctor directly involved in the persecution in the brainwashing centres, cooperated with "6-10 Office" of Guangdong Province in persecuting Falun Gong")

Shaoguan College Department of Political Science: *Li Chuanzhong, professor who directly participated in the persecution of Falun Gong practitioners in the brainwashing centers.

Zhongshan Medical Science University Department of Pathophysiology: Wu Weizhang (Director, Professor)

Zhongshan University Department of Philosophy: Li Zonghui (Professor)

Chinese Science Academy Guangzhou Geology Chemistry Institute: Wang Daode (Director)

Guangdong Province Communist Party Institute: *Zhang Zhixiang (Professor)

Guangzhou College of Chinese Medical Science and Chinese Medicine: *Qiu Hongzhong (Professor)

Shanghai Social Science Academy Philosophy Institute: "Chen Mingxian (Research Fellow)

Shanghai Xuhui District Psychological Health Centre: Shan Huaimei, *Tao Mingyi, *Yu Yiping (assisted in persecuting Falun Gong practitioners in the mental hospital).

Huadong Normal University Department of Psychology: *Xu Guangxing (Professor)

Shanghai Normal University Department of Education: *Fu Anqiu (Professor)

Shanghai Social Science Academy Religious Research Institute: *Ye Luhua (Director)

Shanghai City Science Association: Chen Jifang (Vice Chairman)

Changchun City Education Science Research Institute: *Wang Zhigang, *Song Jianfeng - wrote and edited materials used in the brainwashing centers, directly involved in the persecution of Falun Gong practitioners in the brainwashing centers and consulted by authorities on persecution tactics.

Sichuan University Religious Research Institute: *Yin Li (Ph. D.)

Sichuan Province Social Science Academy: *Guo Dan (Director, Associate Research Fellow); *Tu Qiusheng (Deputy Director, Associate Research Fellow, wrote anti-Falun Gong material that was praised by Zhou Yongkang.)

On March 29, 2004, "World Organisation to Investigate the Persecution of Falun Gong" issued a statement to begin the investigation of key members in the China Anti-Cult Association, including Zhuan Fenggan (Chairman), Wang Yusheng (Vice Chair and Secretary), and He Zuoxiu (Vice Chair). Those people were suspected of having committed crimes of assault and battery, instigating hatred, and slander. Wan Yusheng was sued in a Geneva court on the 16th of April, 2004 with charges of torture and genocide. In December of 2003, the International War Crime Tribunal in Luanda tried three people who used the media to instigate hatred and demonise their targets during a massacre in 1994. Two of them were sentenced to life imprisonment and the other was sentenced to 35 years in jail.

The "World Organisation to Investigate the Persecution of Falun Gong" stated that it would submit evidence and facts obtained to the international court and seek legal punishment for those responsible. According to related laws, "foreign officials and their spouses and children are forbidden to enter democratic countries." The organisation will submit those criminal records to the customs and immigration departments of all relevant countries.

For those who have participated in the persecution under deception and threats, if they have regrets and corrected their mistakes and cooperate in the investigation, the organisation will consider the individual circumstances and may waive further legal actions against them.

The "World Organisation to Investigate the Persecution of Falun Gong" was established on the 20th of January, 2003. The organisation's aim is to assist and coordinate between social justice and legal organisations to investigate all those who have been involved in persecuting Falun Gong. Its goal is to help the victims to bring the criminals to court, awaken people's conscience, and further warn people to stop persecuting Falun Gong.

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