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"Global Competition Series," a sheer political fraud

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

In recent years, Falun Gong wantonly has been engaged in anti-China activities outside China. Under the spirit control of Falun Gong, many practitioners outside China rejected medical help, resulting in injuries or even deaths. As more and more cases were exposed, both men of insight and the populace in the West began to suspect the reactionary and cultic nature of Falun Gong. To extricate from predicament, Falun Gong adopted new tactics for its survival. It put on various "Divine Performing Arts shows" and propagated the so-called "Divine culture" in many Western countries, shamelessly flattered Li Hongzhi and clumsily attacked the Chinese government. Since the performances were full of Falun Gong propaganda and of inferior quality, the programs were mocked by both Chinese and Western spectators who were taken in to watch the show.


Therefore, since 2007, Falun Gong has plotted and organized the so-called "Global Competition Series" which aimed at enlisting able men for its cultic propagation activities. These competitions include:  the International Chinese Traditional Martial Arts Competition, the Chinese International Violin Competition, the Chinese International Vocal Competition, the Chinese International Piano Competition, the Global Han Couture Design Competition, the Chinese International Figure Painting Competition, the International Chinese Culinary Competition, the Chinese International Photography Competition, the International Chinese Classical Dance Competition, and so on so forth.


These competitions were usually sponsored by NTD Television, Epoch Times, or Sound of Hope Radio, which all claimed to be "common media," but were the mouthpieces of Falun Gong in reality. Falun Gong called these competitions "Global Series," or "International Competition," claiming the purpose of them was to bring back the essence of traditional Chinese culture. But actually, the competitions were sheer political frauds employed by Falun Gong to attract the public.


Falun Gong members collected on the internet a long list of names, including people from culture, sports and arts circles both in and outside China. To lure these people into taking part in the competitions, Falun Gong instigated its followers to invite them by telephone, fax, email, letter, recommendation of acquaintance etc, regardless of how other people were annoyed.


Yet up to present, the competitions have attracted few people except Falun Gong practitioners; each activity with only a hundred or even a few dozens of participants – the competitions turn into self-consolation or recreation of Falun Gong followers. The trickery Falun Gong performed fails once again.