Xu Guangchun has assisted Jiang Zemin in the illegal persecution of Falun Dafa practitioners. He moved to Henan Province in mid-December to assume his position as Henan Province Chinese Communist Party (CCP) Committee Secretary. At the end of January 2005, he became the Henan Province People's Congress Director. Xu gave the direct order and pressured Guangming Daily to publish a slanderous article on Falun Gong in 1996. He is also directly responsible for the spread of malicious propaganda by China Central TV's (CCTV) "Focal Point Interview."
Xu Guangchun, age 60, worked as a cameraman at the Anhui Province Reporting Bureau of the Xinhua News Agency. Because of close ties between Jiang Zemin and Xu's mother-in-law's family, Xu held strong allegiance to Jiang. Xu was transferred to Shanghai substation of Xinhua News Agency, and later followed Jiang to Beijing. After arriving in Beijing, he worked as the head of Guangming Daily. A few years later he became the Deputy Minister for CCP Central Propaganda, and was eventually promoted to Minister for Radio and Television Broadcasting. Xu's wife, Han Wufeng, utilised his position to improve her own work status. As a high level official, she is extremely overbearing, causing many people to complain.
The biggest Guangzhou Newspaper Group Corruption Case occurred at the end of 2002, and the "high-ranking officials involved in bribery" were exposed to the public. Xu Guangchun was one of those high-ranking officials. The amount of money involved was astounding. After the exposure of his crime, Xu displayed increased loyalty and flattery toward Jiang, even removing money from a special fund with the help of Zeng Qinghuai in order to promote a certain female singer, known to be favoured by Jiang. As a result, Xu was able to avoid legal punishment with Jiang's protection, and maintained his official title.
Xu was even more of a disgrace in the film and television industry. Many expressed dissatisfaction with his work. After only one year of work, Xu was fired from his position as Deputy Minister for Chinese Central Propaganda and Head of State Administration of Radio, Film and Television, and was to be relocated in Henan province. Still, Xu managed to manipulate reporters and publicly declared that the central committee was giving him a comprehensive inspection, implying that he would be entrusted with great power in the future.
Xu is one of the main criminals responsible for spreading hateful propaganda to sustain the genocidal persecution of Falun Gong.
Long before the persecution against Falun Gong was officially launched, Xu was already framing Falun Gong. In 1996, under the order of Jiang Zemin's scoundrel political regime, Xu abused his authority as the Deputy Minister for CCP Central Propaganda to exert pressure on national mainstream newspapers, trying to force them to publish anti-Falun Gong articles. This clearly violated the "Three No" policy set by the state council. (The "Three No" policy is the policy set by the state council on the issue of freedom of belief. The three NO's represent "NO support, NO suppression and NO slanderous attack.") When this attempt failed, Xu used his own private connections within Guangming Daily newspaper office to publish slanderous articles on Falun Gong in that newspaper.
After Jiang began his public suppression of Falun Gong in 1999, Xu further abused his power as the Minister for Radio and Television Broadcasting, and later as Head of State Administration of Radio, Film and Television. He used television news media to attack Falun Gong with fabrications, slander, lies designed to incite hatred, suppression of public opinion, and blockades to prevent the appearance of truthful news reports, thereby poisoning the world's people.
Xu's wife, Han Wufeng, also assisted in the persecution Falun Gong practitioners with fierce brutality. Han's crimes include violent terrorist-style arrests, illegal detention, forced brainwashing, severe physical and psychological abuse - resulting in injury or disablement, and bankrupting practitioners.
Falun Dafa practitioners filed a lawsuit against Han in 2003, charging her with violating people's basic rights regarding health, life, and freedom of belief. Practitioners requested the court to investigate her legal responsibility and order her to compensate for her crimes. During the prosecution process, practitioners received sympathy, attention and legal assistance from many people in society.
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