To investigate the criminal conduct of all institutions, organizations, and individuals involved in the persecution of Falun Gong; to bring such investigations, no matter how long it takes, no matter how far and deep we have to search, to full closure; to exercise fundamental principles of humanity; and to restore and uphold justice in society.

Announcement to Investigate the So-Called "Tiananmen Square Self-Immolation" Incident

August 22, 2004
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Ever since the so-called self-immolation incident in Tiananmen Square, the Chinese authorities’ persecution of Falun Gong – a popular Qigong practice in China outlawed by the Jiang regime – has clearly intensified; the hostility toward Falun Gong incited by the regime's propaganda among the general population in China has broadly escalated; the death toll of Falun Gong practitioners has increased sharply during the police roundups and in locations such as prisons, labor camps, mental institutions, and all sorts of "re-education" classes and brainwashing centers where practitioners are illegally held.

Within two hours of the incident, the Chinese government's mouthpiece, Xinhua News Agency, immediately made an announcement in front of the world, blaming Falun Gong practitioners for the self-immolations. Immediately following the announcement, the Focus Interview program of Chinese Central Television Station, CCTV, broadcasted a commentary program and made authoritative-sounding conclusions, again accusing Falun Gong.

At the same time, a Falun Gong spokesperson issued a statement saying that those who set themselves on fire in Tiananmen Square were not Falun Gong practitioners. Falun Gong practitioners outside China have deconstructed Focus Interview's footage in detail and pointed out that the whole thing was an elaborate ploy. It is an enormous fabrication by the Jiang regime to frame Falun Gong. The severity of their actions was extreme, and their tactics were of the utmost viciousness.

Shortly after the incident, Philip Pan, a reporter from the Washington Post, went to the hometown of Liu Chunling, the woman who died at the scene of the self-immolation, to conduct an independent investigation. In his stunning front-page article on February 4, 2001, Pan revealed that Liu used to make a living as a hostess in a nightclub and that none of her neighbors ever saw Liu practice the Falun Gong exercises.

The International Education Development (IED) made an official statement at the United Nations on August 14, 2001: "...The regime points to a supposed self-immolation incident in Tiananmen Square on January 23, 2001 as proof" to slander Falun Gong. "However, we have obtained a video of that incident that in our view proves that this event was staged by the government. We have copies of that video available for distribution."

Whereas the so-called self-immolation in Tiananmen Square has directly caused several deaths, in which the victims died in the most tragic way;

Whereas the incident has been widely propagated by Jiang's regime and triggered the escalation of the persecution that has claimed several hundred, possibly thousands, of lives;

Whereas the incident is full of loopholes and fallacies, and has caused a severe impact to Mainland China as well as the world;

Whereas the existing system of courts, public security, and legal counsel in China has failed to demonstrate the ability and the moral courage to impartially and professionally investigate the persecution and bring it to an end;

Therefore, all people of conscience are extremely concerned about the aforementioned: the international community must conduct serious, objective, and impartial investigation of this incident.

Below is the first list of the litigants and parties concerned that the Committee is releasing to the public. At any proper time and with all possible means, the Committee will obtain evidence from these individuals directly or indirectly. This is an integral part of the Committee's investigation and is launched as of this date.

World Organization to Investigate the Persecution of Falun Gong January 21, 2003 (English available soon)
President John Jaw 781-7104515

List to obtain evidence (litigants and parties concerned of the incident)

The list includes Ministry of Public Security, P.R., China, Beijing Public Security Bureau and its Tiananmen Branch and stations nearby, Xinhua News Agency, China Central Television Station (CCTV), Focus Interview program of the CCTV, China International Television Corporation, Beijing Jishuitan Hospital, Internet Center of Xinhua News Agency, Beijing Emergency Center, and relatives and friends of the litigants.

Jia Chunwang
former Minister of Public Security
Zhou Yongkang, Minister of Public Security
Liu Jing
former Deputy Minister of Public Security
Former Head of Beijing Public Security Bureau
Liu De
Secretary of the Party committee
Beijing Public Security Bureau
Ma Zhenchuan
Head of Beijing Public Security Bureau
Ministry of Public Security, P.R. China
14 Changan Street East, Beijing Zip code: 100741 Email:
Beijing Public Security Bureau
9 Dong Da Street, Dongcheng District, Beijing Zip code: 100740
Tel.: 010-65128871
Office of Appeal, Beijing Public Security Bureau Zip code: 100740

Wu Shunfa, Head of Beijing Public Security Bureau Tiananmen Branch Li Bingheng, Beijing Public Security Bureau Tiananmen Branch Beijing Public Security Bureau Tiananmen District Branch 37 Dongjiaomin Lane, Dongcheng District, Beijing Zip code: 100031.
Tel. 010-65129617; 010-85222685; 010-85222685

Tiananmen District Branch Zhongshan Park Station East Side, South Gate of the Park, Dongcheng District Zip code: 100006
Tel.: 010-66055229; 010-85222685

Tiananmen District Branch Cultural Palace Station East Side, South Gate of the Park, Dongcheng District Zip code: 100006
Tel.: 010-65251821,010-85222685

Tiananmen District Branch Imperial Palace Station East Side, North Gate of the Park, Dongcheng District Zip code: 100009
Tel.: 010-65131882,010-85222685

Subway Branch East Tiananmen Station West Hall, East Tiananmen Subway Station Zip code: 100006
Tel.: 010-65297629

Zhao Shiqiang, Director of Case Investigation, Public Internet Security Supervisory Bureau, Ministry of Public Security.

Chief of the Central Television Station
Tian Congming
Chief of the Xinhua News Agency
Ma Shengrong
Deputy Chief of the Xinhua News Agency
Nan Zhenzhong
Editor In Chief, Xinhua News Agency

Luo Ming, Zhang Changming, Deputy Chief of the Central Television Station (CCTV)
The production crew of the Focus Interview program at CCTV
Producers: Chen Mang, Bo Yang
Editors: Li Yuqiang, Yu Weili Photographers: Zhong Shi, Zhang Xuefeng Program Coordinator: Sun Hong Editor in charge: Li Changsheng
Technical producers: Du Lianying, Ji Yu, Ma Yuyan, Chen Haohai
Integration: Yang Taozhou, Xiao Jing
Supervisors: Li Ting, Zhang Baoan Program Supervisor General: Luo Ming Pager: (010) 68348899
Hotline: (010) 68506760 Email:

Zhou Xinsheng, Director of the Internet Center, Xinhua News Agency

Wu Dashen, Chairman of the Board of Directors Pang Jian, General Manager

China International Television Corporation
Luo Yi, Director of the Emergency Treatment Unit Beijing Emergency Center
103 Xi Da Jia, Qianmen, Chongwen District Zip code: 100031
Tel.: (010) 66014433 (Operator)

Http:// Beijing Jishuitang Hospital
31 East Street, Xin Jie Kou, Xicheng District, Beijing Zip code: 100035
Tel.: 010--66167631 (Operator)
Fax: 010--66183542


Li Chi, Assistant Director of the Burn Unit Beijing Jishuitan Hospital
Consulting Hotline: 0110-66167631, ext 6231

Focus Interview Host: Cui Shujie

Individuals alleged by the Chinese authorities to have attempted to engage in self-immolation:

Liu Baorong
Liu Yunfang (Kaifeng, Henan Province)
Female reporter who interviewed Liu Baorong and Liu Yunfang
Woman who interviewed the police

Policemen on duty from the Tiananmen Station:

Male, police no. 051835
Male, police no. 051656
Male, police no. 051724
Lin Xihou
Chief of Beijing Jishuitan Hospital
Li Chi
Assistant Director of the Burn Unit at Beijing Jishuitan Hospital


Hai Xiufang
Nurse, Burn Unit, Beijing Jishuitan Hospital
Attending doctors and nurses of the Burn Unit at Beijing Jishuitan Hospital

Cui Li
allegedly 4th aunt of Chen Guo, who died from the self-immolation

Guo Qinglian
allegedly good friend of Chen Guo's mother, who also died from the self immolation


Three policemen holding a fire distinguisher toward Liu Chungling
A policeman in army coat who walked by the above three policemen
Several individuals who carried the alleged Liu Siying into the ambulance, two of them were females wearing a red vest and white pants

World Organization to Investigate the Persecution of Falun Gong
Mail Address:P.O. Box 84, New york, NY 10116