The Tragedy of Falun Gong Practitioners
Overseas Chinese in Germany Condemn Falun Gong Cult

Overseas Chinese residing in Germany and representatives of Chinese students studying there yesterday expressed their strong indignation over the evil nature of the Falun Gong cult and voiced their support for the correct decision of the Chinese government to ban and strike it.

At a forum held here, a participant said that the incident in which some Falun Gong practitioners set themselves on fire on Tian'anmen Square is an act with ulterior political motives committed by Li Hongzhi, the ringleader of the cult, and international anti-China forces.

The overseas Chinese in Germany denounced this evil cult and expressed their resolute support to the Chinese government in waging tit-for-tat struggle against the Falun Gong cult.

Why is it, some participants asked, that some countries accused the Chinese government of banning and striking this anti-human, anti-society and anti-science Falun Gong Cult? Because they do not want to see China moving toward prosperity.

The Falun Gong cult has become a tool of anti-China forces in interfering in China's internal affairs, Li Qichang told the forum.

China now enjoys the situation of stability and unity, as well as a good economic development trend, Sun Menghai, said, "so we must not let Li Hongzhi and his followers disrupt this good situation."

The participants also expressed their great regret over the fact that among the Falun Gong Practitioners making suicidal attempts by setting themselves on fire on Tian'anmen Square, two were juveniles.

They shared the view that young people should improve their ability to make a clear distinction between the right and the wrong, that they should be taught to be responsible for their own behaviors and that they should become people useful to society.

China is moving toward the period of material prosperity, they noted, adding that as long as a healthy cultural life prevails in society, everyone will denounce the Falun Gong cult.

(Xinhuanet 02/09/2001)