People's Daily on Falun Gong

Macdonald Stainsby mstainsby at
Mon Aug 23 16:00:50 MDT 1999

People's Daily Says People Should Learn A Lesson From Falun Gong

¡¡¡¡China's leading newspaper " People's Daily" carries an article in
Monday's edition that says the Chinese should learn a lesson from the
struggle against Falun Gong and that the effort to expose Li Hongzhi, its
founder, has achieved a great deal.

¡¡¡¡People also need to ponder why so many people were deceived by the
Falun Gong cult, it says, even though it was against science, human beings,
society, and government.

¡¡¡¡The article says that cadres and Communist Party members should improve
their political sense and political study and that the fight against Falun
Gong has an important bearing on the fundamental faith of Communists, on
the ideological basis for uniting the Chinese people, and on the destiny
and future of the Communist Party and the government.

¡¡¡¡Party members need to intensify their Marxist study, with emphasis on
materialism and atheism, which are powerful weapons in defeating the enemy,
it says, as well as develop a scientific spirit and fight against
superstition and to be vigilant.

¡¡¡¡The Communist Party of China is the ruling party with over 61 million
members and it has many advantages that include theory, organization, and
policy, it says.

¡¡¡¡It is also very important to rule the country by law and to strengthen
social management, which will enhance people's legal sense, it says. Many
Falun Gong practitioners have the desire to improve their health but didn't
clearly understand the nature of Li Hongzhi and his anti-government goals
so more attention should be paid to people's need for health and

¡¡¡¡The article concludes by saying that no one can stop the great
undertaking because people have matured after the struggle with Falun Gong
and have united around the CPC Central Committee with Jiang Zemin at its
core and are insisting on the Party's basic line. (Xinhua)

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