Chinese Communist Party (CCP) leaders recently ordered financial institutions to destroy numerous classified files related to the persecution of Falun Gong in an effort to eliminate evidence before the 13-year history of persecution is exposed. Such a large-scale destruction of classified files is a rare historical occurrence.
An anonymous person in the Chinese financial industry recently told a Kanzhongguo.com reporter that the CCP ordered all classified files (including Top Secret, Secret, Confidential and Internal Information) issued by the CCP central committee be removed. Financial institutions at every level must report on the status of its cleanup operation.
The June 12, 2012 Kanzhongguo.com report talks about two CCP Secret files. One file dated Feb. 23, 2009 and titled “Speech During All-City PLAC Work Meeting” contains a speech by the PLAC Secretary in Hulunbeir, Inner Mongolia, Zhao Xi, saying: “We must be highly prepared from the beginning to the end of the year, following the policy of ‘regional management,’ don’t give Falun Gong members any place to hide. [We] must complete this task like a serious political mission.”
Chinese affairs expert and social commentator Wen Zhao told The Epoch Times it has been widely rumored on the Internet that the CCP’s premier, Wen Jiabao, wishes to redress Falun Gong and the June 4, 1989 Tiananmen Square Massacre. However, to clear the name and restore the reputation of Falun Gong, those involved in the persecution must bear legal responsibility and be openly tried in court. Those responsible for the persecution are highly sensitive to what might be coming, so they want to destroy all evidence of their crimes to save themselves.
This sudden massive purge of information related to the persecution of Falun Gong still may not save the perpetrators from exposure. Past reports have already revealed the contents of some classified documents.
Chen Yonglin, former Chinese diplomat at the Beijing Consulate in Sydney, Australia, exposed a classified file titled, “Anti-Falun Gong Diplomatic Special Task Team Work Sheet,” which was first created by the CCP Consulate in Sydney on Feb. 7, 2001.
That Secret file contains CCP slander toward Falun Gong and instructs the consulate to frame Falun Gong. At the same time, it instructs the consulate to support Chinese student associations and pro-CCP Chinese groups in spreading anti-Falun Gong propaganda to overseas Chinese communities.
In 2006, The Epoch Times reported a case in Macheng City, Central China’s Hubei Province where the 610 Office—an extralegal police task force created specifically to persecute Falun Gong practitioners—clearly requested that four documents related to the persecution of Falun Gong be destroyed. Two of these documents are titled, “Carefully Implement the Additional Comments Related to Falun Gong Personnel” and “Briefing on Overseas Falun Gong Activities.”
In another classified file from 2010 titled “Guard Against Falun Gong Organization’s Disruption of Shanghai World Expo,” the CCP used the World Expo to slander, persecute, and arrest Falun Gong practitioners in the area around Shanghai.
When Chongqing’s former top cop, Wang Lijun, fled for his life to the U.S. Consulate in Chengdu on Feb. 6, he set in motion a political storm that has not subsided. The battle behind the scenes turns on what stance officials take toward the persecution of Falun Gong. The faction with bloody hands—the officials former CCP head Jiang Zemin promoted in order to carry out the persecution—is seeking to avoid accountability for their crimes and to continue the campaign. Other officials are refusing any longer to participate in the persecution. Events present a clear choice to the officials and citizens of China, as well as people around the world: either support or oppose the persecution of Falun Gong. History will record the choice each person makes.
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