Spokesperson of the Consulate General of People's Republic of China in Sydney said today that US based NTDTV was in fact a propagating mouthpiece of Falun Gong cult organization instead of a public medium as it claimed. In his statement, the spokesperson reminded Australian people, especially overseas Chinese living in Australia to be vigilant against Falun Gong Cult, alert not to be deceived or exploited by the cult, not to support them or take part in their activities.
According to the spokesperson, NTDTV planned to hold "the First Chinese New Year Gala" in New York on January 18 and 19, 2004 and would broadcast it globally on January 21, 2004. In producing the program, "volunteers" of NTDTV might "interview" some Australian Chinese and Chinese tourist in Australia. In fact, such "volunteers" are all Falun Gong members.
The spokesperson pointed out that Falun Gong was an arrant cult organization just like the Aum Shinri Kyo Cult. He said that it had caused more that 1700 deaths in China and was still poisoning people who didn't know the truth about Falun Gong. Under the camouflage of Qigong and "Truthfulness, Benevolence and Forbearance" preaching, Falun Gong tried to covered its cult nature while did anything possible to have anti-Chinese propagation and conducted anti-Chinese activities in smearing the image of China and Chinese people.
The spokesperson commented that the real intention of NTDTV to hold "the First Chinese New Year Gala" in the name of spreading Chinese culture was to preach the cult and have anti-China propagation. By doing this, it in fact humiliated Chinese culture and overseas Chinese. The spokesperson finally reminded the public to be vigilant against Falun Gong Cult and be alert not to be deceived by the cult.
(Chinanews, December 19, 2003)