Leeshai Lemish looks at the history and causes of the Chinese Communist Party’s campaign against Falun Gong
“¿Por qué Falun Gong es perseguido en China? ¿Por qué el partido comunista chino (PCCh) prohíbe Falun Gong? ¿Por qué el gobierno chino ve a Falun Gong como una amenaza?” A continuación se encuentran algunas respuestas. Aunque aquí están presentadas como explicaciones claras, las diferentes razones están, obviamente, interconectadas de muchas maneras.
Political gain. Resentment. The suppression of Falun Gong is time and again traced back to these two things. And one figure: a man named Jiang Zemin.
Expanding its use of torture and high-pressure indoctrination, China's Communist Party has gained the upper hand in its protracted battle against the banned Falun Gong spiritual movement, according to government sources and Falun Gong practitioners. As a result, they say, large numbers of people are abandoning the group that presented the party with its most serious challenge since the 1989 student-led protests in Tiananmen Square.
In one Chinese province, at least 500 people have been sent without trial to labor camps for being members of the banned spiritual sect Falun Gong. More than 3,000 other adherents have been detained in Beijing for protesting the ban, 111 core members indicted nationwide for serious crimes tied to the group and a half-dozen have died in police custody, according to Chinese government officials and a Hong-Kong based human rights organization.
For the ordinary Chinese citizen who may be tiring of the Government's relentless crusade denouncing Falun Gong, the spiritual movement that was outlawed last month, there is now an easy-to-read version: the comic book.