The Chinese Communist Party is well-known for its brutality towards China’s own citizens and ruthless violation of human rights. Since 1999, it has been perpetrating an unprecedented persecution to Falun Gong practitioners, people who believe in Truthfulness, Compassion Forbearance.
According to Minghui.org, Falun Dafa (also called Falun Gong) is a practice based on the teachings of the Buddha School. It became very popular in China during the 90s, it is estimated that “a hundred million people were practicing Falun Gong.”
At the moment, “Jiang Zemin, former head of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), perceived the spiritual discipline’s growing popularity as a threat to the CCP’s atheistic ideology”, according to Minghui.org, an independent news outlet which publishes news direct from China.
In April 1999, 45 Falun Gong practitioners were beaten and arrested by the Tianjin police. This incident is known as the “Tianjin Incident. One of the three most senior officials involved in the incident committed suicide, one died of illness, and the other was suspended from the death penalty.”
These key three perpetrators were Song Ping Shun (suicide), Zhang Lichang (died), Wu Changshun (imprisioned).
On April 11th, 1999, He Zuoxiu, then-Secretary of the Political and Legal Affairs Committee of the Chinese Communist Party, published a fake article slandering Falun Gong in the magazine “Science Expo” and “Youth Technology” of the Tianjin Institute of Education. Falun Gong practitioners in Tianjin then went to the Institute of Education to clarify the situation.
On April 23rd and 24th, 1999, the Tianjin Public Security Bureau sent more than 300 police officers to beat and disperse Falun Gong practitioners, kidnapping 45 people. The three people responsible for the “Tianjin Incident” included Zhang Lichang, then Party Secretary of Tianjin, Song Pingshun, Secretary of the Political and Legal Affairs Committee and Director of the Public Security Bureau, and Wu Changshun, Deputy Director of the Department of Public Security.
Song Pingshun held Tianjin’s political and legal system for nearly 20 years. As secretary of the Tianjin Political and Legal Affairs Commission and director of the Municipal Public Security Bureau, Song was crucial in the “Tianjin Incident” scheme. On June 3rd, 2007, Song was found dead in the office building of the Tianjin Municipal Party Committee.
After Song Pingshun’s death, Zhang Lichang, then Secretary of the Party Committee of Tianjin, ended his career, resigning as a member of the Politburo. On January 10, 2008, Zhang passed away from illness at the age of 68.
And Wu Changshun, then deputy director of the Tianjin Public Security Bureau, was the operator of the “Tianjin Incident”.
On July 20th, 2014, Wu Changshun was arrested. According to some political and legal staff of Tianjin, Wu Changshun’s family has more than 70 companies and more than 40 related subsidiaries. The report said that Wu used his power to investigate and arrest people in order to threaten and suppress companies that wanted to compete with his family company. In Wu’s private life, he was morally corrupt and had an affair with many women for a long time. Among them, four women in the police system had children with him.
For people of faith, and specially in ancient Chinese traditions, it is believed that if you do good deeds you will receive blessings, but those who commit unpardonable sins will be punished and suffer retribution for their acts.