Why Falun Gong threatened China – Mary-Anne Toy

From The Age:

CHINA’S former top leader Jiang Zemin was shocked that security agencies had failed to realise the threat posed by the Falun Gong spiritual movement until more than 10,000 practitioners surrounded Zhongnanhai, the leadership compound in the heart of Beijing, a new book reveals.

A three-volume set of selected reports, speeches and letters of Mr Jiang, issued this week ahead of his 80th birthday next week, includes an April 25, 1999, letter to China’s ruling body, the Politburo Standing Committee, in which Mr Jiang expressed his shock at the rise of Falun Gong and warned of “the arrival of a sensitive period”. [Full Text]

See also Low-key book launch signals end of Jiang era by Chua Chin Hon, Book opens up Jiang fears by Carrie Chan, Jiang pushed history in Japan ties by The Japan Times, China’s Jiang urged successor Hu to press reform by Reuters, Reading between the lines in Jiang’s book by Paul Mooney and Queues reported as Jiang Zemin’s works launched across China by Xinhua.

August 12, 2006 10:48 PM
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