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Hacking into television broadcasts

2009-04-08 Author:China Association for Cultic Studies

On January 1, 2002, the Falun Gong followers Jing Wei and Li Xiangdong in Chongqing drove to a telegraph pole located outside the gate of China No.18 Metallurgic Construction Company at Shipingqiao to hack into television broadcasts. Falun Gong cult propaganda video was broadcast there for more than 70 minutes, and consequently hundreds of users of this cable TV net couldn't receive normal TV programs for several hours, and the users had no way but watch the Falun Gong cult programs.


On the evening of March 5, 2002, Falun Gong members Zhou Runjun, Liu Weiming and some other Falun Gong addicts cut off the CATV master optic cable for Changchun City and inter cut the video carrying Falun Gong propaganda, and as a result some residents in four districts of this city could not watch the CATV programs.


In that evening a similar case also happened in Qianguo County, Songyuan City, Jilin Province, where the CATV stopped broadcasting for 210 minutes.


According to statistics made by China government, by the end of 2006, there had been more than 100 cases in China where Falun Gong organization was involved in damaging public communications facilities.


The reason that the Falun Gong members were engaged in damaging public communications facilities is that they were instigated by the Minghui Net, a website run by Falun Gong to guide Falun Gong followers.


On September 9, 2002, the Minghui Net published an article titled Practical Method of Inserting Falun Gong Contents in CATV, openly teaching the criminal method to insert TV programs.


On January 1, 2004, Minghui Net published an article titled Inserting Falun Gong Contents in CATV Is Heroic Righteous Act, which read: "Any action to safeguard human rights in a peaceful way is reasonable and legal. To insert Falun Gong contents in a TV program, is just a way of spreading information and expressing their voices, and does harm neither to the audience nor to the facilities...Informing the public of the truth through such a way is to safeguard the public's right of being in the know and protect the public interests."


On September 28, 2006, Minghui published another article titled Inserting Falun Gong Contents Maintains the Right of Mainland Audience to Watch and Listen, encouraging Falun Gong followers to insert Falun Gong program in the CATV through satellites.


There are hundreds of such articles on the Minghui Net.


Liu Weiming, the principal criminal of the crime of hacking into television broadcasts in Changchun on March 5, 2002, confessed that they planned to use the radio transmission technologies reported on Minghui Net and purchase 1,000 sets of devices to publicize the Falun Gong propaganda video around China.


Furthermore, the Minghui Net also has published a large amount of articles expressing the experience in damaging public communications facilities.


On September 29, 2003, the Minghui Net published Ode for Inserted Broadcasting to encourage the action attacking satellite: "I am happy to learn that Dafa disciples clarified the facts of Dafa to the public by means of inserting programs in China Educational TV, CCTV and a dozen more provincial TVs at 9 o'clock on August 12 and 13, 2003. Dafa disciples are reanimated to a great extent. I would like to extend my congratulations and respect to those participating in this act."


The Falun Gong disciples fearlessly insert programs because of the Minghui Net and other Falun Gong websites that teach crime measures and encourage the criminal actions.


In October 2002, an American Chinese called Li Xiangchun attempted to damage the communications cables in Yangzhou City, Jiangsu Province but failed. In the court he claimed: "These actions are not crimes as long as they aim at promoting the Dafa, i.e., Falun Gong."