According to a report by the Chinese state run news agency Xinhua New Agency, on the 20th of November, 2004, the Beijing Satellite TV program was tapped between 8:05 p.m. and 8:18 p.m. From the information we got, the video broadcast was entitled "Between Heaven and Earth." During the 10-30 minute broadcasting period, important excerpts from the official Tiananmen Self-immolation video was shown, including a sequence clearly portraying a slow motion analysis of Liu Chunling, [one of the self- immolators] who was hit over the head and killed by a man wearing a military coat.
Beijing Satellite TV broadcasts to a very large area. According to the Beijing TV Station, by February of 2002, Beijing Satellite TV reached 22 capital cities, two municipalities, 190 other big cities, and four provincial TV networks in Guangdong, Guangxi, Sichuan and Hainan provinces. A total of 42.95 million households and approximately 150 million people subscribe to the Beijing Satellite TV programs. If county-level cities are also taken into consideration, Beijing Satellite TV covers about 200 million viewers.
According to experts in Beijing, this may have been the first nationwide, longest-lasting TV-tapping incident with the greatest impact. It was also one of the most effective attempts at resisting the nation-wide, state-run terrorism perpetrated by Jiang and his faction.
China's state-run terrorism is different from other forms of terrorism, in that the totalitarian government controlling the propaganda machinery can instill and plant hatred into the minds of more than one billion Chinese people by constant bombardment of negative and false information and blockade of positive and truthful information. In time, the deceived people believe in, tacitly approve of, echo and even cooperate with the terrorist group. Compared to torture, killing and imprisonment directed by the perpetrators, most frightening is the widespread misunderstandings and enmity that these brainwashed people have displayed. This is the basis for the continuation and escalation of the terrorist acts.
After the Chinese dictator Jiang Zemin and his faction had used all available propaganda machinery, including Beijing Satellite TV, to slander Falun Gong for the past five years, many people have grown accustomed to the lies and did not complain that Jiang and his faction had placed their lives in turmoil. On the contrary, they felt bothered by the truth clarification video. They were not bothered by the vulgar and malicious language used against Falun Gong that runs rampant on some websites and Internet forums, but they shake their fists when they receive factual information about Falun Gong via email. Jiang's faction has blocked all legal channels that Falun Gong practitioners could use to appeal for themselves, so why don't people think about the reason behind the blockade? It's because Jiang's faction is afraid of the truth being told! That is the reason why it is both important and urgent to restore the people's right to know, establish the righteous position in people's minds for "Truth-Compassion-Tolerance" and to put an end to the slander and spread of hatred.
After people who viewed the video learnt that Jiang's faction had staged the self-immolation incident at Tiananmen Square and murdered innocent people in broad daylight, just to frame a peaceful cultivation group, what will they think? Shouldn't people have the right to know the truth?
In its announcement, Xinhua News Agency avoided any mention of the content of the video and just referred to it as "Falun Gong-related material," trying to make it sound like it was propaganda. The announcement also stated that the government reserves the right to take legal action. The Chinese government has never filed any lawsuits against Falun Gong in the international community. Any investigation by independent third parties will reveal the Jiang faction's persecution of Falun Gong, the lies they have concocted and its blockade of factual information.
During the persecution of Falun Gong, the television medium has been the most influential mode of transmission. Jiang's faction has done its utmost to fabricate propaganda videos to slander and attack Falun Gong. Their programs have succeeded in leading countless people to develop unreasonable hatred and misconceptions towards Falun Gong. Tapping into the TV system to broadcast factual videos about Falun Gong is necessary to expose the lies. Because TV addresses such a large audience, it is one of the most effective ways to help people learn the truth.
The more people learn the truth, the less likely it is for the state-run terrorists to continue. As the persecution is still ongoing and freedom of access to factual information is currently not available in China, tapping into the TV system to broadcast truth clarification videos is one of the most effective ways to combat the Jiang faction's terrorist acts and an admirable act of justice under the present circumstances.
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