Non Chinese Voices Promoting the China’s Regime’s Propaganda of Hate

The English word “cult” conjures images of sinister organizations performing Jim Jones-led mass suicides. So the Chinese regime took full advantage of the power of the cult label to launch one of the most vicious hate campaigns in its history.

In the late summer of 1999, then-Chinese Communist Party leader Jiang Zemin had a public relations problem. Beginning on July 20 he had convulsed China with mass arrests of practitioners of the spiritual discipline Falun Gong, followed by round-the-clock propaganda, book burnings, and the purging of Party members.

But to the outside world, there was no clear rationale for the violence the dictator had unleashed on a peaceful group of meditators.

Falun Gong, with Buddhist and Taoist moral teachings based on the principles of truthfulness, compassion, and tolerance, was introduced to the public in China in 1992. Those who took up the practice reported improvements in health, better relations with family members and colleagues, less stress, and new insight into the meaning of life. It spread rapidly by word of mouth, and a 1999 state survey estimated 70 to 100 million adherents in China.

The Falun Gong practice was independent of Party control, something unheard of in China. In 1997 and 1998 the Party ordered the Public Security Bureau to conduct nationwide investigations gathering evidence of the harm done by Falun Gong. On both occasions, the investigators came back empty-handed.

In the latter half of 1998 the formerly high-ranking official Qiao Shi organized retired cadres to do their own investigation of Falun Gong. Qiao had previously served for ten years on the Standing Committee of the Politburo—the highest ranking body in the CCP—and had headed the domestic security apparatus. According to his study, Falun Gong had brought “hundreds of benefits” to Chinese society, and “not a single harm.”

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Chinese authorities blow up Christian church…

Authorities in China’s inland province of Shanxi have blown up a Christian church, saying it was illegally constructed.

Associated Press and other media report that local authorities demolished the Golden Lampstand Church in the city of Linfen on Tuesday.

A video shows an explosion reducing the large church to rubble, with people witnessing the scene from afar.

An official of the church says armed police forcibly took apart the building.

US government-backed Radio Free Asia says the church had come under strict monitoring by local authorities. In 2009, leaders of the church were sentenced to prison on such charges as obstructing traffic.

For the past several years, Chinese authorities have reportedly removed crosses at more than 1,200 churches, mainly in Zhejiang Province where many Christians live.

Church officials and lawyers opposing the move have been detained.

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Chinese-made maps of India omitting Kashmir…

CANADIAN Indians are outraged over the sale of globes manufactured in China which exempt the troubled region of Kashmir from India.

There have been a number of shoppers who bought the globes since late 2017 – sold at major consumer outlets Costco and Homesense – who were angry to find the state of Jammu and Kashmir not included as Indian territory, reported the Hindustan Times.

The only Muslim-majority state in India, Jammu and Kashmir is part of a decades-long territorial conflict between Pakistan and India. China meanwhile claims the Shaksam Valley and Aksai Chin regions of the state.

“A country can now freely engage in a veiled war through business and trade practices by influencing young minds with long-term consequences,” National Alliance of Indo-Canadians president Azad Kaushik said, alluding to China, as quoted by the Times.

“The manipulation of a map on an educational globe is but an example of a new kind of war through business in a globalised world.”

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‘China’s Jerusalem’ skirts Sunday school prohibition; When authorities in China outlawed Sunday school earlier this year, Christians…

WENZHOU, China (Reuters) — When authorities in China’s southeastern city of Wenzhou outlawed Sunday school earlier this year, Christian parents determined their children must still learn about Jesus and the Bible.

Churches in Wenzhou started teaching children in private homes or at other venues. Some billed Sunday school classes as daycare, not education, or moved them to Saturdays, more than a dozen local Christians told Reuters.

Wenzhou, sometimes known as “China’s Jerusalem” due to its sizable Christian community, is at the forefront of a growing standoff between China’s leadership and the country’s devout over religious education for children.

The ruling and officially atheist Communist Party has increased efforts to curb the influence of Christianity, tightening restrictions on faith classes and warning against the religion’s “Western” ideas.

But Christians say the resolve of the community in Wenzhou suggests the party will struggle to exert control over the next generation of the country’s 60 million Christians.

WENZHOU, China (Reuters) — When authorities in China’s southeastern city of Wenzhou outlawed Sunday school earlier this year, Christian parents determined their children must still learn about Jesus and the Bible.

Churches in Wenzhou started teaching children in private homes or at other venues. Some billed Sunday school classes as daycare, not education, or moved them to Saturdays, more than a dozen local Christians told Reuters.

Wenzhou, sometimes known as “China’s Jerusalem” due to its sizable Christian community, is at the forefront of a growing standoff between China’s leadership and the country’s devout over religious education for children.

The ruling and officially atheist Communist Party has increased efforts to curb the influence of Christianity, tightening restrictions on faith classes and warning against the religion’s “Western” ideas.

But Christians say the resolve of the community in Wenzhou suggests the party will struggle to exert control over the next generation of the country’s 60 million Christians.

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