Fri 17 Jan, 2014 09:15 pm
Two former Falun Gong practitioners who suffered horrific burns after setting
themselves on fire in Beijing in 2001 will undergo surgery at a hospital in New York,
Chinese businessman and philanthropist Chen Guangbiao said here Tuesday.
Chen said he was paying personally for a series of medical procedures the two women will
receive. The total amount is expected to exceed 2 million U.S. dollars, including
traveling, lodging and some other expenses.
“I’m very happy to help Hao Huijun and Chen Guo receive the best medical attention
possible,” Chen told a press conference.
“They have suffered tremendously and we are all hopeful that these surgeries will allow
them to regain some sense of normalcy in their lives,” he added.
The mother and daughter, Hao and Chen Guo, will each undergo approximately six to eight
surgeries during the course of at least six months.
Doctors will use tissues from other parts of their bodies to reconstruct the damaged body
Though it is impossible to repair all the damages due to the graveness of the burns, the
surgery will significantly improve their appearances, according to the doctors.
“Falun Gong is a cult. It destroyed my whole life, and took away my precious youth,” said
Chen Guo, who set herself ablaze when she was a 19-year-old girl.
“Li Hongzhi is a big liar and he deceived us,” she told the press conference, expressing
her thanks for the efforts Chen has made to help them recover.
“Falun Gong is a cult, and Li Hongzhi is not God,” Hao said, urging other Falun Gong
followers not to believe what Li has said.
They also denied that they were government plants, saying the self-immolation was their own
Chen Guo, 32, was a former student at China’s Central Conservatory of Music specializing
in Pipa (Chinese lute). Both Chen Guo and her mother, a former middle school teacher, were
Falun Gong practitioners.
On January 23, 2001, Chen Guo and several other Falun Gong practitioners were duped into
committing self-immolations at the Tian’anmen Square, leaving two dead and three seriously
injured, including the mother and daughter.
Due to serious injuries and complications, Hao and her daughter had received nine-month-
long treatment at the Jishuitan Hospital in Beijing before being transferred to hospitals
in the central Henan province, their hometown, to receive further recovery care.
The Falun Gong cult was established in China by Li Hongzhi in 1992, and was banned by the
government in 1999.
What's the source of your article, clark? Can you post a link? (It sounds a lot like Chinese government propaganda.)
thank you for reading! you should read this article and tell the truth to more people, help them know thar falun gong is cult!!!!