Investigative report on the Secretary-General of “China Anti-Cult Association” Wang Yusheng’s Involvement in the Persecution of Falun Gong
About “China Anti-Cult Association”
Founded on Nov. 13, 2000, “China Anti-Cult Association” (referred to as the “cult association” in this report) is a government-backed organization consists of officials from the scientific and technological community. It hides behind the banner of non-governmental organization (NGO), yet plays a supporting role for the Chinese regime to persecute Falun Gong. Its official nature can be confirmed from many aspects, such as its organizational structures, financial sources, the nature and characteristics of its activities . The purpose of this organization is to mobilize the human resources, material and finance resources in the scientific and technological community to assist the crackdown on Falun Gong.
Since its establishment, the “cult association” attempts to interpret and justify the persecution of Falun Gong to the world. It has been organizing exhibitions, holding forums, lectures and symposiums, establishing websites, compiling video and audio CDs, and publishing periodicals. It offers suggestions and methods of persecution. Its members produce theories against Falun Gong and directly participate in various persecution activities, including “brainwashing” Falun Gong practitioners.
Wang Yusheng’s Involvement in the Persecution
Wang Yusheng was born on Aug. 8, 1943 in Chongqing City Sichuan Province . In 2000, he became the curator and research fellow at China Science and Technology Museum (CSTM). Additionally, he was member of the 11th Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) National Committee; vice president and secretary-general and legal representative of the “cult association;” member of United Nations Association of China and member of China Atheism Society.
Since the persecution of Falun Gong started in July 1999, Wang Yusheng has been actively involved in the persecution.
1. Establishing the “Cult Association” to Persecute Falun Gong
Wang Yusheng is one of the initiators of the “cult association.” Although his title is vice president and secretary-general, Wang is the real initiator and actual person in charge. The “cult association” name plate and the later established “China Care and Compassion Association (CCCA)” are at the location of CSTM, where Wang Yusheng is the curator. Wang is also the legal representative of both associations [3,4]. In other words, Wang Yusheng is in charge of the day to day operation of the “cult association.”
This can also be proven by the job transfer of Li Anping, who was the office manager and dedicated secretary of Chinese Society of History of Science and Technology (CSHST). In January 2001, Li was transferred to the “cult association” as the deputy secretary-general . Li’s office is in CSTM and he gets paid as a government employee.
2. Promote and Participate in Propaganda Activities Defaming Falun Gong
On Oct. 28, 2003, the “work experience sharing conference of nationwide anti-cult associations” hosted by the “cult association” was held in Tianjin City. Wang Yusheng gave a speech which summarized the accomplishments. By October 2003, 24 local “cult associations” were established in different provinces, autonomous regions and municipalities in China, with more than 3,000 members. Another 7 provinces and autonomous regions were in the process of establishing the local “cult association.” The local “cult associations” affiliated to different provinces, autonomous regions and municipalities are members of the central “cult association.”
Since the establishment of the central “cult association” in November 2000, the national and regional “cult associations” held nearly 1,000 anti-cult exhibits attended by almost 100 million people. Under the pretext of “Advocating Science, Rejecting Cult”, “cult associations” organized more than 1,000 anti-Falun Gong meetings, lectures and symposiums with approximately 50,000 attendees. They have established “cult association” websites .
3. Promote the Establishment of Local “Cult Associations” Nationwide
As the vice president of the central “cult association,” Wang Yusheng travelled to many provinces and universities to attend the local “cult association” inaugural meetings and gave speeches. For example, on March 1, 2001, he attended the “Tsinghua University Students Anti-Cult Association” inaugural meeting and gave a speech . Among all the colleges and universities in China, the persecution of Falun Gong in Tsinghua University is the most severe. Another example is he attended the “Guizhou Province Anti-Cult Association” inaugural meeting and gave a speech on August 25, 2003 .
4. Organized the "One Million Signatures" Campaign
On Jan. 16, 2001, Wang Yusheng, together with Pan Jiazheng and He Zuoxiu hosted the anti-Falun Gong “one million signatures” campaign in Chinese Academy of Sciences . The “Tiananmen Square Self-Immolation” hoax happened one week later. Both events were organized by the regime to provide the necessary excuses and impetus for the persecution. The “one million signatures” campaign started in Beijing and quickly spread throughout China.
5. Attended Meetings and Symposiums
By the time of this report, the central “cult association” has held 8 annual academic symposiums. Wang Yusheng attended either hosted the meetings or gave speeches at the meetings. At the second meeting held at Beijing on Feb. 28, 2002, Wang Yusheng talked about the developments of the “one million signature” campaign ; At the opening session of the 5th annual meeting held in Xiamen City on April 25, 2002, Wang Yusheng gave a keynote speech . At the 8th annual meeting held at Xi’an on April 11, 2003, Wang Yusheng was commissioned by the Party Committee of China Association of Science and Technology and gave a speech .
In addition, Wang Yusheng also gave inflammatory speeches against Falun Gong at various meetings held in Beijing [13, 14], Chongqing [15,16], Zhengzhou City Henan Province  and Zhangjiakou City Hebei Province .
6. Directly Persecute Falun Gong Practitioners at Forced Labor Camps
Wang Yusheng has been to the 1st Forced Labor Camp for Women in Shandong Province to participate in the persecution .
7. Incite Hatred in Society and Export the Persecution Overseas
On July 15, 2001, when interviewed by Guangming Daily, Wang Yusheng claimed that objecting Falun Gong needed "active attack", and the Chinese government should let the world know “how much the Chinese people hate” Falun Gong .
Wang Yusheng has led the “cult association” delegation to the United Nations Conference on Human Rights in Geneva 4 consecutive years.
The 2001 delegation to the UN Conference on Human Rights include: Wang Yusheng, Fu Tieshan, Sheng Hui, Sima Nan, Zhang Ning (Chinese Academy of Goverance)
The 2002 delegation to the UN Conference on Human Rights include: Wang Yusheng, Ye Shuhua (honorary head of the delegation, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shanghai Astronimical Oveservatory), Li Anping (deputy secretary-general of the “cult association”), Cheng Ningning (deputy secretary-general), Shi Hua (professor at Beijing University of Chinese Medicine), Qiu Pixiang (professor at Shanghai University of Sports), Liu Tianjun (professor at Beijing University of Chinese Medicine).
The 2003 delegation to the UN Conference on Human Rights include: Wang Yusheng, Wang Jiafu, Xue Cheng, Shi Hua, You Xueyun (director of China Society for Human Rights Studies), Wang Pu (pastor, the library curator of Nanjing Union of Theological Seminary). http://www.people.com.cn/GB/other6902/20030318/946400.html
In 2001, Wang Yusheng led the delegation to Geneva and gave a speech at the symposium on “rejecting cult, protecting Human Rights .” He submitted the 100-meter long scroll of “one million signatures” to the Office of High Commissioner for Human Rights of the United Nations in order to deceive the international community . He was interviewed by Guangming Daily, which imported Wang’s activities in Geneva back to China as the anti-Falun Gong propaganda material . Wang also went to the Chinese Embassy in France to spread anti-Falun Gong lies to the Chinese students in France .
In 2002, Wang Yusheng once again delivered the Chinese official slanders against Falun Gong at the symposium held at the Permanent Mission of China to the UN office at Geneva . He held a press conference to instill the lies and hatred to the reporters from different countries . Meanwhile, he also displayed the anti-Falun Gong letters solicited by the Chinese official organizations [27, 28].
In 2003, the “cult association” changed its appearance and attended the UN Conference on Human Rights in the name of “China Care and Compassion Society”(CCCS). Wang Yusheng hosted an anti-Falun Gong symposium in the Chinese community at Geneva to stir up the hatred against Falun Gong [29,30]. He submitted letters to the Office of High Commissioner for Human Rights of the United Nations to flaunt their spiritual persecution of Falun Gong practitioners through brainwashing , and spread the Chinese government’s anti-Falun Gong propaganda via press conferences . He also displayed the anti-Falun Gong billboards and books, films and videos at the entrance of the United Nations.
(Published in Chinese on April 5, 2004; Translated to English on Sept. 6, 2012)
Omitted as per the Chinese report