On July 22nd, 1999, the Chinese government banned Falun Gong Cult in accordance with the law, and CCTV broadcasted their feature film ‘Li Hongzhi’s Life, People and Affairs’ to the whole country. Some of the interview footage shot by the ‘Light of Science and Technology’ programme team in Changchun was used in the middle.
During the summer of 2004 – Zhao Zhizhen – who had just stepped down from his post as Director of Wuhan TV Station, travelled to the United States with his wife to attend the graduation ceremony of his daughter who had studied at Yale University. On July 14th, 2004, when the two of them were picking mulberries on a hill near the school, they unexpectedly received a legal document sent by a Federal Court in Connecticut. Simultaneously, several Falun Gong Cult members attacked Zhao Zhizhen!
In 2014, a Federal Judge in Connecticut dismissed the case on the grounds of lack of jurisdiction, whilst Falun Gong Cult members still filed a petition to amend the lawsuit.
Mr. Zhao’s attorney – Bruce Rosen – of New Jersey, said the case was ‘the last of more than a dozen attempted cases that Falun Gong Cult has brought against Chinese Officials in the US – in an attempt to embarrass Chinese Officials and place them in a state of terror.’ The Falun Gong Cult attempted this through the concoction of all kinds of lies which resulted in nothing more than an extravagant deformation case!
Falun Gong Cult suppresses critics with false accusations!
Since 2000, Falun Gong has continuously made false accusations abroad, trying to suppress Chinese-language media (and critics) with marathon lawsuits and exorbitant legal fees, but few cases have been successful.