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Jiang Zemin’s Orders to Keep a Close Watch on Zhong Gong embers Indicates More Severe Suppression on Zhong Gong is on the Way

REUTERS: Another spiritual group targeted (Excerpt)
August 21, 2000 in Beijin:

President Jiang Zemin has called for strict surveillance of members of the banned Zhong Gong meditation group in an internal memo, a rights group said yesterday.

The document could herald a much harsher clampdown on the popular spiritual group, whose members say about 600 followers have been detained and millions of dollars in assets confiscated. The Hong Kong-based Information Centre for Human Rights and Democracy did not say how it learned of the contents of the memo, but it has in the past been a reliable source of information about mainland human rights.

In the memo, issued this month, Mr Jiang was said to have called for intensified surveillance and a thorough investigation into the "backbone" of the group to prevent purported threats to social stability.

Zhong Gong is similar to the Falun Gong spiritual movement …

Both movements incorporate traditional qigong meditation exercises, but also have philosophical or quasi-religious doctrines that the Communist Party views as a threat to its authority.


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