Source from China Association for Cultic Studies revealed today that overseas Falun Gong organization would hold a "Global Chinese Musical Contest" in October in the USA and many other global contests afterwards. The source commented that overseas Falun Gong organization aimed to weaken their cult nature by recruiting artistic personnel and professionals in such fraudulent means as it essentially lacks such personnel.
New York based NTDTV announced earlier that they would hold a "Global Chinese Musical Contest" in October jointly with "Epoch Times" and "Sound of Hope International Radio Network"; and they would hold other global Chinese contests such "Global Martial Arts Contests" and "Global Chinese Sports Games".
A senior expert from China Association for Cultic Studies pointed out that while the cult nature of Falun Gong was already widely recognized, the three major media of Falun Gong, namely NTDTV, "Epoch Times" and "Sound of Hope International Radio Network" plotted and organized many activities to defame Chinese history and Chinese culture in collusion with Taiwan pro-independence forces.
The expert said that in order to weaken its cult nature, in recent years, Falun Gong abandoned its usual way of having spiritual control over domestic practitioners. Instead, it deceived the public by combining its cult doctrine in its so-called cultural events. As there are a few artistic personnel in the Falun Gong organization, in recent years, it held some contests in the name of traditional Chinese culture so as to befool the public and have more people take part in these contests.
The expert pointed out that Falun Gong didn`t realize its dream. In July this year, Falun Gong organized a "Global Chinese Dancing Contest" under the sponsorship of NTDTV. Although Li Hongzhi had claimed to make it an "Oscar in the dancing community", the contest had attracted only tens of participants.
China Association for Cultic Studies indicated that it had delivered letters to some professional organizations, advising them to be alert of the legerdemain of Falun Gong.
(Chinanews, August 16, 2007)