Facts have demonstrated that Li Hongzhi, the
founder of Falun Gong, is in fact an evil figure who, by
deceiving, has been seriously disrupting social order and
sabotaging the hard-earned social stability of China.
Li, 47, is also accused of establishing
illegal organizations to erode and harm people in body and
soul using fraudulent methods.
Li was born on
July 7, 1952 in the city of Gongzhuling (formerly
Gongzhuling Town of Huaide County) in northeast China's
Jilin Province. He studied at primary and junior high middle
schools in Changchun, the provincial capital of Jilin,
between 1960 and 1969.
From 1970 to 1978, he
first worked at an army stud farm, and then acted as a
trumpet player at a forest police unit in Jilin Province and
afterwards served as an attendant at a hotel attached to the
same police unit. In 1982 he was transferred to civilian
work and became a worker at the security department of the
Changchun Cereals Company. In 1991 he quit this job and
became involved in the practice of Qi Gong. In May 1992 he
began teaching and propagating Falun Gong.
his fabricated resume, Li proclaimed that he was enlightened
by Buddhist and Taoist masters when he was a child, and that
they had raised his power to a high level. He also claimed
that he possesses supernatural power. He even changed his
date of birth to make it coincide with the birthday of
Sakyamuni, the founder of Buddhism, in an attempt to show
that he was the "reincarnation of Sakyamuni."
In fact, Li didn't begin learning Qi Gong
until 1988. Based on the doctrines of two Qi Gong forms, and
by emulating certain styles of foreign dances, Li pieced
together Falun Gong. The "experiences" he has
boasted of are sheer fabrications and outrageous lies.
Li set up the Research Society of Falun Dafa
in Beijing and proclaimed himself as the
"president", shortly after the concoction of Falun
Gong in 1992. Since then, he has established 39 general
teaching centers with more than 1,900 instruction stations
and more than 28,000 exercise spots in different provinces,
autonomous regions, and municipalities. Thus, a complete and
systematic organization was formed.
same time, he drew up a series of rules and regulations
which standardized and institutionalized Falun Gong and its
activities. This tightly constructed system has enabled Li
to enforce his orders and instructions in a timely manner.
The Research Society of Falun Dafa and its
teaching stations periodically or irregularly held various
mass activities, and they have several times created plots
and instigated a certain number of Falun Gong followers to
besiege and attack some media and publication units and
Party and government departments, seriously affecting
people's normal activities and social order in these
institutions, and disrupting the country's hard-won
All these facts show that Falun
Gong is a highly organized, fully functional, and
unregistered illegal organization headed by Li Hongzhi.
Li Hongzhi has taken advantage of Falun Gong
to amass huge amount of money and evaded large sum of taxes.
When he began to "spread Falun Gong", Li collected
"benevolent money" from his followers in the name
of curing diseases. In 1993 and 1994 alone, Li Hongzhi
collected 1.217 million yuan by giving courses and selling
books, according to incomplete statistics. With this money
Li purchased luxury residences and expensive cars in Beijing
and Changchun under the names of his relatives.
On April 25 this year, more than 10,000 Falun
Gong followers gathered outside Zhongnanhai, the compound
housing the headquarters of the Communist Party of China
Central Committee in downtown Beijing, seriously disrupting
social order and affecting people's daily lives in this
area, and creating an extremely harmful impact at home and
abroad. After this incident, Li lied to the international
media when he said, "I knew nothing about it
In fact, Li Hongzhi flew
into China on April 22 and stayed in Beijing for 44 hours.
On the second day of his entry, the gathering of Falun Gong
followers at the Tianjin Normal University escalated. On the
morning of April 24, while Li was still in China, many Falun
Gong centers received a notice calling on followers to
"collectively practice Falun Gong" outside
Zhongnanhai. When the "April 25 Incident" took
place, Li Hongzhi was in Hong Kong.
instructions and fallacious ideas are extremely harmful.
According to Li, practicing Falun Gong will enable the human
spirit to exist forever and help people enter a heavenly
paradise. He has proclaimed that diseases are punishments
for the debts a person owed in his previous life, and those
who oppose Falun Gong are "demons."
Cheated and hoodwinked by Li's malicious
fallacy, some followers refused to go to the hospital for
medical treatment when they became ill, and a number of them
died as a result. Some people committed suicide or became
psychopathic after practicing Falun Gong, and others even
turned into cold-blood killers. There are numerous cases
demonstrating the disastrous effects of Falun Gong.