Zhang Hongbao in Blast Furnace

A Documentary on How the Outstanding Spiritual Leader

Transformed to a Political Leader

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Eastern Daily: Hundreds of Arresting Attempts for Zhang Hongbao In Five Years

Eastern Daily: Founder of Zhong-Gong)Escaped to US for Asylum (Excerpt)
(July 30)

According to Hong Kong Based China Information Center of Human Rights and Democracy Movement, Zhang Hongbao arrived in Guam, USA, in February this year. The Guam Migration Court granted him political asylum on June 13, which was officially confirmed on July 28. However, when the Migration Court re-opened for trials on July 28, it indicated that it had received an official letter from the Chinese Embassy in America, urging the US not to provide political asylum to Zhang Hongbao.

Beijing Laid Charges Without Specifying Evidence

The document from the Chinese Embassy specified two points: 1) Zhang Hongbao’s illegal exit of China, and 2) Zhang Hongbao’s involvement in criminal cases. But the document didn’t mention any specific evidence.

China’s Central Television Station invited him to demonstrate his psychic ability at the New Year Party twice in a row in 1989 and 1990. In 1990 the Chinese Sports Newspaper reported that Zhong-Gong had 38 million students. Before the Falun Gong incident, Zhong-Gong had been a major target of the Ministry of Public Security, which characterised the nature of Zhong-Gong as a pseudo-Qigong Group.

Hundreds of Attempts to Arrest Zhang Hongbao in Five Years

The Information Centre pointed out that the Ministry of Public Security had made hundreds of attempts to arrest Zhang Hongbao since 1996. At present, it has sent a large number of public security personnel overseas to arrest him. It has also issued its top order, which says, “If Zhang Hongbao is found overseas and there are difficulties in bringing him back to China, permissions are given to execute him on the spot.” Since the suppression of Falun Gong in July last year, China has intensified its suppression of Zhong-Gong. As a result, 3000 Zhong-Gong bases were closed throughout the country and 60 leaders were arrested.


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