A Falun Gong couple attack a pregnant woman in Beijing

29 Dec

At about 1:30 on the afternoon of July 7, 2009, a couple assaulted a pregnant woman with scissors at a residential courtyard near the entrance to Xiaobao Village, Songzhuang Town in Tongzhou District, Beijing. The place is also known as the Painters Village for most residents living here are artists.

The victim is 24-year-old Ms. Teng at two-month pregnancy and the assaulters are Wang Zhiping and Song Wanling, both are practitioners of Falun Gong and returned from the U.S. in 2007. The three live in the same courtyard. On the day when the assault occurred, Teng was taking the public path which just passes in front of the house of the couple, while Wang Zhiping and his wife were trimming the plants. The couple stopped Teng on her way by claiming that the path was private. They had a quarrel and started to call each other names. The couple became so mad that they turned a deaf ear to the words of the onlookers that Teng was pregnant and stabbed Teng on the face and in the belly with scissors. Out of instinct, Teng tried to cover her belly with her hands but ended up three broken teeth and a 5cm long wound in the left hand. The scissors cut both the blood vessel and the tendon of her left palm.

A neighbor called the police and the police officers took away the couple and put them under criminal detention. Teng was sent to hospital and forced to terminate the pregnancy due to medical treatment and mental stimulation.

Then who are the assaulters?

Song Wanling, female, 44 years old, is a graduate of a music school based in Handan, Hebei Province, and started to practice Falun Gong when she went to US in 1996. During her stay in US, apart from helping Wang Zhiping with his paintings propagandizing Falun Gong, Wang became an activist and took part in many activities organized by Falun Gong organizations. She sang a song entitled “Clarifying Thoughts” at the Chinese New Year Spectacular (later on known as the Divine Performing Arts Chinese Spectacular) held on January 19, 2004, in New York, and sang another song “Our Hearts are Singing Happily” at the Chinese Spectacular held on March 3, 2004, at Kennedy Center in Washington DC. The so-called Chinese New Year Splendor shows propagandize the doctrines of Falun Gong and smear Chinese government. The New York Times published an article entitled A Glimpse of Chinese Culture That Some Find Hard to Watch on February 6, 2008, and the author noticed that many audience “had realized that the show was not simply a celebration of the Chinese New Year, but an outreach of Falun Gong, a spiritual practice of calisthenics and meditation that is banned in China” and the “audience members who filed out of Radio City before and during intermission said they were troubled by the material”.

Wang Zhiping, male, 46, is a graduate of an academy of fine arts majoring in sculpture and made a living on painting after he arrived in US in 1996. He started to practice Falun Gong in 1997 under the influence of his wife and attended “Teaching the Fa in New York City” lectured by Li Hongzhi in 1999. From April 2003 to March 2005, he produced a series of crayon drawings on the so-called “persecutions on Falun Gong imposed by Chinese government”, including “The Battle Between Good and Evil”, “The Cruel Torture with a Scorching Pillar”, and “The Persecution of Women”. He also took part in so-called “Truthfulness, Compassion, and Tolerance” exhibitions organized by Falun Gong time after time and applied for political asylum for the sake of getting the permanent residence permit in the US.

The news about this Falun Gong couple self claiming to pursue “Truthfulness, Compassion, and Tolerance” stabbing a pregnant woman because of a mere trifle has become a hot topic among local people.

Song Wanling, one of the assaulters, is performing at the Chinese New Year Spectacular (later on known as the Divine Performing Arts Chinese Spectacular)

The assaulters Song Wanling and Wang Zhiping

 

The broken teeth of the victim

The wounded hand of the victim

The wounded leg of the victim

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