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Falun Gong Founder Blasts Crackdown

Falun Gong founder Li Hongzhi attacked China’s deadly crackdown on the meditation group, claiming in a rare television appearance Wednesday that it was rooted in Beijing’s “jealousy” over Falun Gong’s mass following. Taking aim at former Chinese President Jiang Zemin, Li said the campaign against Falun Gong was ordered by “the most evil person in China,” although he did not mention Jiang by name. “People who care about power don’t care about people suffering,” Li said in an interview with a New York-based TV outlet that appears to have close ties to Falun Gong. “The Chinese leaders couldn’t tolerate so many people practicing Falun Gong. It’s a form of jealousy. This jealousy led to the oppression.” In response, China renewed its denunciation of Li as “a criminal” who must be stopped. Full Story

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