The Burn Down in Tiananmen SquareThe story of how a regime murdered a mother and a child, systematicallydeceiving a nation.It had to be engineered with the most careful thought: A onebillion were to be deceived –and a pretext was badly needed – a The regime points to ajustification, for the regime’s genocide of a group of kind-hearted supposed self-immolationpeople. As with the Tibetan Buddhists, their crime was one ofinnocence – that they were quite not the atheist-Marxist kind, incident in Tiananmenthat they practiced Truthfulness-Kindness-Endurance, and a Square on January 23, 2001gentle meditation involving gentle, ancient qigong [tai chi]exercises. Their number, state statistics put at over 70 million, in as proof that Falun Gong isChina alone. That was a figure that topped the communist partymembership – and a cause, for the gravest concern, for the evil an "evil cult”. However, weregime. have obtained a video of thatFor the regime, anything spiritual, be they Tibetan Buddhists, or incident that in our viewthe practitioners of Falun Dafa, that were a perceived threat toits materialist ideology, and, hence, its hold to absolute power proves that this event wasover the people – had to be curbed. Practitioners of Falun Dafa, staged by the government.the fastest growing system of mind-body cultivation in the historyof China, had become a target, two years before, in 1999, when a We have copies of that videobrutal wave of persecution was unleashed against them. available for distribution.For this drama, among a few others, a 12 year old and hermother were chosen. They agreed, probably under promises of - International Educationmoney, or under threats, or both. Scripted into that drama, and Development. Statement inignorant to them, was their cold blooded murder, on that verystage. In the middle of Tiananmenn square, that mother would the United Nations. Sub-be clubbed to death – and the 12 year old, tortured, over months, Commission on thein a hospital, whilst she is denied access to the external world.The blame for the incident would then be shifted on to a 100 promotion and Protection ofmillion innocents, and public sentiment would be turned against Human Rights Fifty-thirdthem. session.Played out, carefully, and, as scripted, the drama was. News weretelecast nationwide immediately, quite contrary to protocolwhich requires all sensitive news to be vetted by the multiplelevels of the regime-apparatus; contrary to protocols which
curtail coverage of any protests. The immolators were practitioners of an ancient spiritual way, the mostpopular system of qi gong mediation in China, the reports claimed. Video footage of the scene, but,appeared after “a week of production,” news dissector Danny Schechter pointed out.Despite all the careful engineering that went in, the tapes would eventually become a complete exposéof how the regime had been deceiving its own citizens, throughout its history, feeding them with littlemore than propaganda1, and continually denying them the right to freedom, even in mere thought, inwhat they may choose to believe. A case-study of how the regime has been turning the Chinese againsttheir own fellowmen, injecting them with hatred – to ensure its own survival.ActorsFive people were reported to have setthemselves on fire on that day inTiananmen Square. The flames were allput out by policemen standing by, withina span of 90 seconds. The nearestbuilding is over 10 minutes away, and thepolice do not routinely carry fireextinguishers – yet, nearly 25 pieces offirefighting equipment were used in aninterval of 90 seconds. The police are notknown to carry firefighting equipment intheir usual patrols of the square.A European Journalist noted: "I havenever seen policemen patrolling on Tiananmen Square carrying fire extinguishers. How come they allshowed up today? The location of the incident is at least 20 minutes roundtrip from the nearestbuilding — the Peoples Great Hall. If they were to have dashed over there to get the equipment, itwould have been too late."For prudent observers, the most obvious giveaways were the masks. Nothing like burned skin - the faceof the victims seemed - formed of patches of two colors, alternating sharply across artistically drawncurves[See Figure 1 , Right].As a camera zoomed in to the face of a so called victim, the details became obvious - There were layers1 Propaganda against groups or people which the regime wishes to suppress has been the regime’s modus operandi throughout its history. As a recent case, whenthe jailed democracy activist Liu Xiaobo was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2010, the regime labeled the Nobel Peace Prize Committee in Oslo, an “evil cult.”http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2010/dec/10/china-still-furious-over-nobelAs another example of characteristic PRC propaganda: A People’s Daily article, dated June 01, 2000, claims: “The commentary also unveiled the evil deeds of DalaiLama and his followers during their armed insurgence in 1959 which aimed to protect feudal serfdom. Their evil deeds include splitting the motherland, butcheringTibetan people, looting temples, and raping women.. They killed a nine-year-old boy Samni, for example, cutting open his belly and eating his heart. Then, they cutthe boy into small pieces and had him hung from a tree.” –Thursday, June 01, 2000, Chinese state owned news: People’s Dailyhttp://english.peopledaily.com.cn/english/200006/01/eng20000601_42058.html [ archived: http://www.webcitation.org/5yczXuKeR ] . It is interesting to note that“butchering Tibetan people, looting temples, and raping women,” are things the Chinese Communist Party itself is doing. Such propaganda manages to function inan environment where all forms of media are quarantined, and even twitter, bbc, and facebook are illegal.
of likely fire-proof clothing that the immolators were bagged in, and the faces seemed clearly coveredwith masks. The reader is urged to view the award-winning analysis of in the incident – False Fire, onhttp://www.falsefire.com .Schechter notes that practitioners draw attention to that the exercise movements or themeditation posture of the self-immolators are not correct, which would be strange given theregime’s claim they are long term practitioners . Further, all forms of killing, including suicideare considered sinful, in the Buddhist teachings of the ancient tradition. Professor David Ownbynotes that “Falun gong representative from outside of China immediately contested the accuracy ofreports coming from the mainland. Over and over again, they insisted – correctly – that there is nosanction for violence in Li Hongzhi’s writings or in Falun Gong practice – whether it be violence targetedat someone else, or at oneself.”Philip Pan of Washington Post who visited the hometown of two self-immolators, writes:Beijing denied requests to interview Liu Siying and the three other survivors, who are all hospitalized ... A Kaifengofficial said only China Central Television and the official New China News Agency were permitted to speak to theirrelatives or their colleagues. A man who answered the door at the Liu home referred questions to the government...But Liu Chunlings Apple Orchard neighbors described her as a woman who led a troubled life and suffered frompsychological problems. State media identified 78-year-old Hao Xiuzhen as her adoptive mother. Neighbors said theyquarreled often before Liu drove the woman from their home last year."There was something wrong with her," said neighbor Liu Min, 51. "She hit her mother, and her mother was cryingand yelling. She hit her daughter, too."..There were also questions about how Liu supported herself and about the whereabouts of her daughters father.Neighbors said Liu was not a native of Kaifeng, and that a man in southern Guangdong province paid her rent.Others, including neighbor Wen Jian, 22, said Liu worked in a local nightclub and was paid to dine with and dancewith customers.Professor David Ownby notes that such is: “Hardly a typical profile of a practitioner.” Philip Pan furthernotes that “None ever saw her practice Falun Gong.” After this article, the reporter was arrested uponreturning to the immolator’s hometown for further investigation.“Significantly,” points out news analyst Danny Schechter, “one of the CNN producers on the scene, just50 feet away, says she did not even see a child there.”Beatrice Turpin covered Falun Gong in China for Associated Press TV and wrote about her experiencesfor MediaChannel. She responded from her home in Thailand: "There was a big brouhaha with FalunGong protests and footage of police beating practitioners last Chinese New Year and it would certainlyfit in with typical China strategy to stage an event this year and make the show their own." Two Wang
Speech identification technology at a world-renowned laboratory in speech identification, synthesis,and verification in Taiwan, pointed out that the lead self-immolator, “Wang Jindong,” who appearedseveral times on China’s state-run CCTV programs, could only have been played by two different people,as the voices were unambiguously determined to belong to two people. This evidence emerged, furthercorroborating a previous analysis which showed the hairline and ears of the “Wang Jindong” in the self-immolation footage as being different from the photo of “Wang Jindong” released by China’s state-runmedia.CameramenAnother question: If the incident lasted just a couple of minutes, “Who took the videos?” How comethey zoom in and out - how come an entire camera crew were in place to capture the action in all detail?The footage, as aired on state television, shows the cameras zooming in on the victims’ face, and thevictims are taken to hospital only after their apparent agonies are thoroughly caught on camera. Thefootage can be seen in the award-winning documentary-analysis – “False Fire2.”The victims, speak a something to the camera - rehearsed lines - which Falun Dafa practitioners pointout has nothing to do with their teachings. And these statements, and displays of agony, arethoroughly videographed before they are “rushed” to the hospital.The regime answered questions raised on the source of the footage, claiming, it was from a CNN crewwho happened to be there, at that time, in Tiananmen Square. In a Washington Post article, CNN’s chiefnews executive, Eason Jordan, said “the footage used in the Chinese television reports could not havecome from CNN videotape because the CNN cameraman was arrested almost immediately after theincident began.” The Washington Post article goes on to say, “The close-up shots shown on Chinesetelevision appear to have been taken without any interference from police. In some, the camera isclearly behind police barricades …In addition, footage from overhead surveillance cameras in TiananmenSquare appears to show a man using a small handheld video camera to film the scene, not a large TVnews camera.” The man with the video camera is dressed like a Chinese police officer and moving freelyamong them to video tape the scene at close range.In one instance: The officer stands beside the person, holds a blanket near the self-immolator’s bodyand waits. Finally, the self-immolator shouts out something for the camera , which runs like “Thisuniversal dafa is something everyone has to get through,” (spokespersons for the Falun DafaInformation Center make it clear that this statement has absolutely no basis in the teachings of FalunDafa) at which point the officer than throws the blanket on the man, and the camera moves. Why was itthat the officer waited for the man to shout this slogan as the video camera was rolling right in front ofhim?2 The False Fire Documentary, an Award Winning Analysis of the Tiananmen Square Immolation Incident:, can be viewed here: http://www.falsefire.com
Source of Long-Range Footage Remains unknown: The long-distance surveillance cameras located onroofs of the buildings surrounding Tiananmen Square pan back and forth automatically, and do not havethe capability to zoom in and out. Yet, the long distance footage of the self-immolations was notpanning, but focusing in and on the exact locations of the self-immolations. Additionally, these cameraswere zooming in and out. Who took this footage and how did they happen to be on the rooftops with along distance zoom-capable video camera at the right time?Unusual AlacrityThe Wall Street Journals Ian Johnson, observed the state media "reported [the victims] death withunusual alacrity, implying that either the death took place earlier than reported or the usually cautiousmedia had top-level approval to rush out electronic reports and a televised dispatch. The 7 p.m. localevening news, for example, had a filmed report from Mr. Tans hometown of Changde, a small city inHunan province. Most reports for the evening news are vetted by noon, so the daily broadcast rarelycarries reports from the same day, let alone an event that happened at noon and involved satellite feedsfrom relatively remote parts of the country."Clubbed to Death“In the slowed version, it appears that Liu Chunling, one of two people who died, collapsed notfrom the flames but from being bludgeoned by a man in a military overcoat.” – The BostonGlobeFootage Shows a Self-Immolator Clubbedon the Head by Security Officer: From thevideo recording of the self-immolationaired on CCTV, one can see a man wearinga military overcoat and he appears to havea heavy object that strikes the head of Ms.Liu Chunling, one of the self-immolators.The impact of the blow sends herimmediately to the ground. Analystsbelieve that Liu Chunling died at the scenefrom this assault. Who is this man and whydid he strike Ms. Liu on the head? One theory derived from Ms. Liu’s frantic motion and reported yellingduring the incident suggests she had done or said something that might betray the self-immolation plot.Another, is they needed a death or two for sentimental impact.
In the Hospital“The government says doctors performed a tracheotomy on the victim, but a pediatric surgeonsaid that, if that were true, the child wouldnt be speaking right away.” – Danny Schechter,News DissectorMedical personnel at Jishuitan Hospital – the hospital where the self-immolators were rushed to afterthe incident – revealed that the ambulance carrying the self-immolators arrived two hours after theywere loaded into the ambulance on Tiananmen Square. It is only about 6 miles between TiananmenSquare and Jishuitan Hospital. The trip should take approximately 15 minutes. Where were the victimsduring these two hours?Mysterious Death of Young Girl: Medical staff at Jishuitan Hospital also say the 12-year-old girlreportedly involved in the self-immolation died “suddenly” just before she was to be released from thehospital. They reported that her death was “very suspicious” because she had recovered well andshowed good health just a day before she died. They reported that on the morning of March 17, 2001 –the day she was to be released – she was “quite animated and active” and was visited by the head of theBeijing City Medical Administration Division. A few hours later she was suddenly in critical condition anddied.Several other discrepancies, including that state media reporters were immediately given access to theimmolators, while international media was denied access. The non-sterile conditions in which theinterviews take place with the burn victims, in the hospital, and the treatment procedures which doctorspoint out are inconsistent with standard treatments for severe burns.The reader is urged to watch the False Fire documentary for further information on the topic.http://www.falsefire.com/, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BGN4yTtXe1I"Youve got Falun Gong people in this country, theyve been oppressed over and over again, they arenot allowed to speak, they are not allowed to assert any of their rights as citizens, the level offrustration must be terribly, terribly high.. I can understand people doing that.. but ironically, weultimately found out that it was staged anyway, it was not real.. it was completely staged by thegovernment." – Clive Ansley, North American President of CIPFG, former professor of Chinese Historyand Law, from the Documentary, Beyond the Red Well.