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  • New Book: Compassion Overcomes Evil

    News and Events from Around the World

  • Canada: Two Chinese Communist Party Officials Visiting Canada Are on the List of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) (Photos)
  • Germany: Anti-Torture Exhibition in Frankfurt (Photos)
  • Pullman, Washington: Dafa Entry Wins Trophy for Second Year in a Row at the Lentil Festival Parade (Photos)
  • Sweden: Falun Gong Practitioners Illuminate the Cultural festival of Malmo City with Their Brilliant Display (Photos)
  • Switzerland: People Have a Knowing Side (Photos)

    Facts of the Persecution

  • Practitioner Kang Yunling from Liaoyuan City, Jilin Province Dies as a Result of Persecution (Photos)
  • More Than One Hundred Falun Dafa Practitioners Held in the Strictly Controlled Area of the Notorious Masanjia Forced Labor Camp to Be Persecuted
  • Details of How the Police from Fuyu County Brutally Torture Dafa Practitioners
  • Practitioner Ms. Zhang Yunlan from Liuyang City, Hunan Province, Persecuted to Mental Collapse at the Baimalong Forced Labor Camp
  • Eight Dafa Disciples Persecuted to Death in Sichuan, Heilongjiang, and Liaoning Provinces

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    New Book: Compassion Overcomes Evil
    Personal Accounts from the First Written Experience Sharing Conference by Falun Dafa Practitioners in China


    Since the persecution of Falun Dafa began on July 20, 1999, practitioners in China have remained unmoved and resolute on their path of cultivation. For the past five years, while opposing the persecution, they have legitimized and safeguarded the reputation of Falun Dafa and allowed millions of Chinese people to understand the true nature of the persecution. Since the publication of Falun Dafa founder, Mr. Li Hongzhi's Lecture at the U.S. Falun Dafa Experience Sharing Conference in Florida on Dec. 29, 2001, Falun Dafa practitioners in China have joined their fellow practitioners in more than 60 countries to fulfill the three tasks of studying the Fa, sending forth righteous thoughts, and clarifying the facts about Falun Dafa to the world. In this process, they have gained innumerable valuable experiences in improving their moral character, exposing the truth about the persecution, introducing people to Falun Dafa, and establishing great virtue.

    Through the many trials over the past five years, Falun Dafa practitioners in China have certainly matured on their cultivation paths. They have become more clear-minded and rational and have shared their invaluable depth of experience with all of us. Because of the ongoing persecution, much of the information is focused on practitioners' opposition to the persecution and on the suffering they have endured. In order to help eliminate the evil factors behind the persecution, show people the goodness of Falun Dafa, expose the lies that maintain the persecution, and to compensate for the lack of a safe environment for large scale cultivation experience sharing conferences in China since the persecution began, Clearwisdom called for the "First Written Experience Sharing Conference for Falun Dafa Practitioners in China" to be held over the Internet. This conference took place between October and November in 2004. Thanks to the overwhelming support of practitioners in China, a large collection of experience sharing papers was received. It proved to be a majestic and honorable experience sharing conference for practitioners in China, and an inspiration to practitioners around the world.

    Through this conference, practitioners from different parts of China have been able to learn from each other's experiences and reflect on their own shortcomings. This valuable sharing encouraged other practitioners to overcome obstacles and make tremendous progress.

    This collection of sharing shows the world the honorable and pure intent of Falun Dafa disciples upholding the principles of "Truthfulness, Compassion, and Tolerance." We also hope it will help fellow practitioners strengthen their resolve and further eliminate the evil factors behind the persecution. In this light, the following experience sharing papers have been selected and compiled into a book for the benefit of all readers.

    Compassion Overcomes Evil
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    News and Events from Around the World

    Canada: Two Chinese Communist Party Officials Visiting Canada Are on the List of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) (Photos)

    (Clearwisdom.net) Bo Xilai, Minister of Commerce of the People's Republic of China (PRC), is accompanying the Chairman of the PRC to visit Canada; Xia Deren, Mayor of Dalian and Deputy Governor of Liaoning Province, is expected to visit Canada on a separate trip next month. Both Bo Xilai's and Xia Deren's names are on the list of 45 perpetrators of torture and other crimes against humanity against Falun Gong practitioners in China, submitted to the War Crimes and Crimes Against Humanity Program in September 2003 and January, 2004. On August 26, the Falun Dafa Association of Canada held a press conference and called for the Canadian government to deny Bo and Xia entry into the country. Mr. David Kilgour, Canadian senior Member of Parliament and former Chairman of Foreign Human Rights Committee in Parliament participated in the press conference.

    Press conference (from left, MP David Kilgour, Falun Gong practitioner Lucy Zhou, Xiaonan Zeng and Xun Li)

    Renowned international human rights lawyer David Matas wrote to the ministers of the Canadian Ministry of Security, Ministry of Immigration and Ministry of Foreign Affairs on August 25. In the letter, he requested the Canadian government to deny Bo Xilai and Xia Deren visas and stated that the request was proposed on the basis of Canada's Crimes Against Humanity and War Crimes Program and Canada's implementation of international law concerning these issues.

    Falun Gong practitioners from Ottawa, Montreal and Toronto held an anti-torture exhibition, group exercise practice and signature collection in front of Parliament.

    Practitioners hold anti-torture exhibition outside Parliament

    "Canada must not open doors to those who commit crimes against humanity"

    Mr. Xun Li, Chairman of the Falun Dafa Association of Canada, said, "Bo Xilai and Xia Deren are two of the leaders of a group of government officials in China who in concert with others have been actively acting to implement and sustain a campaign of suppression and extinction of the practitioners in Liaoning Province, a province with 341 reported Falun Gong death cases, the 3rd highest province after Hebei and Heilongjiang. At least three known practitioners with Canadian family members, are currently jailed or detained with terms of up to 8 years in prison in Liaoning Province."

    Xiaonan Zeng, a resident of Toronto, gave testimony in the press conference that his mother was still imprisoned in China for practicing Falun Gong. His mother Huang Xin, more than 50 years old, was arrested and imprisoned many times. She was unlawfully sentenced to an 8-year term imprisonment. In prison, she was tortured and injected with toxic drugs that damaged her nervous system, leading to impaired speech and walking capability. She was not able to recognize her husband. Mr. Zeng said, "The suffering of my mom is just one of tens of thousands of practitioners in China being persecuted."

    Mr. Li stated that Bo Xilai and Xia Deren have been sued in several countries. The District Court in Washington DC declared Bo Xilai in default on July 28, 2004. A default judgment was issued on December 8, 2004 against Xia Deren, finding the defendant Xia liable for the charges. In June 2003, San Francisco Judge Edward M. Chen recently denied foreign sovereign immunity to Xia Deren.

    Recently, based on the systematic and widespread nature of the persecution, the Canadian IRB ruled that the persecution of Faun Gong is a "Crime Against Humanity." In the press conference, Mr. Li provided a 13-page report exposing the two officials' involvement in the persecution. Mr. Li said that the witnesses came from independent international organizations.

    Human rights lawyer David Matas wrote to the relevant Canadian officials on August 25 to ask the Canadian Government to deny Bo Xilai and Xia Deren visas. Mr. Matas pointed out that based on Canada's Crimes Against Humanity and War Crimes Program, one would be denied entry to Canada if he is found guilty of crimes against humanity. He said that if such officials entered Canada, a message would be passed to the public, and Canada would be sanctioning genocide and human rights persecution. He said that Canada must act according to the international human rights agreement and Canada's Crimes Against Humanity and War Crimes Program. Victims of such crimes should not be left to fend for themselves.

    MP David Kilgour said he supported David Matas's conclusions and "[I]...agree fully that these individuals should not be permitted to enter Canada on the basis of their complicity in the violation of the human rights of Falun Gong practitioners."

    Stopping the persecution is the shared responsibility of the international community

    The Falun Dafa Association pointed out in a press statement: "We want to highlight that the persecution of Falun Gong practitioners and the suppression of their moral and spiritual belief of 'Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance' have escalated for over six years. Between May and July of this year, 757 Falun Gong death cases were reported. Over 2,780 deaths have been verified despite the information blockade and cover-up by the Communist regime. Tens of thousands of practitioners are being unlawfully imprisoned, including 18 Canadians' relatives."

    Mr. Li said in the conference, "Canada must not open its doors to criminals in its pursuit for trade. The systematic eradication of Falun Gong through hate-incitement, economic devastation, torture and killing is a campaign constituting serious crimes against humanity and conscience, and warrants the urgent scrutiny of the Canadian government and the international community to stop it."

    MP Kilgour said in his speech, "There can be no doubt in anyone's mind that the Chinese government persecutes Falun Gong practitioners mercilessly across China for what is perfectly legal in virtually every other country on earth. Despite its claims that there is freedom of religious conscience in China, Falun Gong practitioners continue to be the victimized across the country. I urge the government to follow the letter of its own law and respect the rights of its citizens."

    Background Information:

    Brief introduction -- the crimes of Bo Xilai and Xia Deren in the persecution of Falun Gong

    Bo Xilai was former Vice Secretary of Liaoning Party Committee, Governor of Liaoning Province, Secretary of Dalian City Party Committee and Mayor of Dalian City. Since the initiation of the persecution of Falun Gong, Bo has managed and directed the persecution of Falun Gong practitioners in Liaoning Province. When Bo was in charge of Dalian, the city was one of the cities where the most severe persecution occurred in China. Fifteen practitioners were tortured to death. When he was governor of Liaoning Province, one billion yuan (about $123 million) was invested in reconstruction of prisons. More than 500 million yuan (about $61.6 million) was invested in Masanjia Labor Camp, Shenyang. In 2003, Masanjia was built to be the number one prison in China. Many Falun Gong practitioners have been imprisoned and tortured in the camp.

    Xia Deren was former mayor of Dalian City and supported the persecution of Falun Gong in the Chinese People's Congress on February 9, 2004 while representing the Dalian City Government. Xia was sued in the United States on February 7, 2002 for crimes of torture and anti-humanity, and found guilty by a court in June 2003.

    Canada's list of responsible parties in the persecution of Falun Gong includes 45 Chinese Communist Party officials

    Through the end of January 2004, Canada's Crimes Against Humanity and War Crimes Program established a list of Chinese officials from each level of Party Committees, "610 Offices," local governments and forced labor camps that are responsible for the persecution of Falun Gong for The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP). If anyone on the list attempts to enter Canada, a prompt investigation could take place, potentially resulting in refusal of visas to Canada, deportation, charges and punishment based on Canada's laws governing crimes against humanity and war crimes.


    Germany: Anti-Torture Exhibition in Frankfurt (Photos)

    (Clearwisdom.net) On August 13, 2005, tourists from all over the world were stunned by the anti-torture exhibition on Frankfurt's Roman Square on International Youth Day, which exposed the Chinese Communist Party's (CCP's) persecution of Falun Gong practitioners.

    Torture: Tiger Bench (reenactment)

    "Your suffering moves my heart"

    In the center of the anti-torture exhibition were re-enactments of torture scenes, with practitioners wearing make-up to resemble bruises and bloodstains while tied up to a Tiger Bench, chained to cages, and with bamboo sticks pushed under their fingernails. A "Truthfulness, Compassion, Forbearance" Art Exhibition was set up on the left, while practitioners demonstrated the Falun Gong exercises on the right. Further on was a table with informational leaflets and a petition that people could sign in support of Falun Gong. As a backdrop, a line of large banners proclaimed in both Chinese and German, "Please help stop the persecution of Falun Gong," "The CCP Blatantly Commits Torture and Murder" and, "This Is Happening in China Right Now."

    Since the beginning of the CCP's persecution of Falun Gong, which cultivates mind and body following the principles of "Truthfulness, Compassion, and Forbearance," 2,781 Falun Gong practitioners have been verified via relatives or eyewitness accounts or photos, etc, as having been persecuted to death. Most lost their lives after enduring prolonged inhumane torture, including continuous beating, electric shocks, sleep deprivation, force-feeding, and injection of nerve damaging drugs, in labor camps, jails and brainwashing classes all over the country. The United Nations' 2004 Report on Human Rights on Persecution of Falun Gong pointed out that the brutality and cruelty of the torture "defies description."

    Currently living in Germany are many Falun Gong practitioners from Beijing, Shanghai, Heilongjiang, Liaoning, and Yunnan who experienced persecution first-hand in labor camps, jails and detention centers. Some were brutally beaten, some were forced to perform intensive labor, some were locked up in iron cages and deprived of food, drink or toilet facilities, some were stripped naked and electrically shocked, and some female practitioners were even raped.

    Ms. Gao Rongrong's face was severely burned from continuous electric shock torture for 7 hours

    Mr. Shi Zhimin, 70-year-old, is as thin as a rail after 7 months of persecution

    At Longshan Labor Camp in Shenyang, a practitioner from Shenyang, Ms. Gao Rongrong, who was once rescued but then arrested again, was shocked with high-voltage electric batons on her face for six to seven hours. As a result, her face was covered with blisters, the skin completely burned and her face disfigured. A seventy-year-old practitioner from Hebei, Mr. Shi Zhimin, was arrested at the end of 2004. Seven months later he was tortured until his body became a bag of bones, and he was just hanging on to his last breath.

    After learning these facts, Falun Gong practitioner Ms. Gao (not related to Ms. Gao Rongrong) felt she would speak up for justice. Since she started practicing Falun Gong, everything changed for the better. She even got rid of her allergy to pollen, which no doctor could cure. In her opinion, if people are not free to believe in what they want to believe in, there is no point in life. If people can be persecuted for believing in "Truthfulness, Compassion, and Forbearance," there is no morality in human society. The day before the anti-torture exhibition, she drove from the south with a homemade banner and Tiger Bench to use in the anti-torture exhibition.

    Ms. Gao came from Taiwan, where more than four hundred thousand people practice Falun Gong. Falun Gong practitioners are spread throughout seventy-eight countries of the world. Be it large cities or small towns, there are Falun Gong practitioners all over Germany, most of whom are westerners. They are often seen on weekends in the city at information days and at anti-torture exhibitions.

    Viewers express sympathy through their expressions

    Exercise demonstration and anti-torture exhibition

    Tourists stopped to take a look

    Attendees of International Youth Day view the anti-torture exhibition

    Signing to support Falun Gong

    Shock mixed with anger and sympathy appeared on the face of onlookers. The Art Exhibition with the theme of torture was often surrounded with several rows of people. A continuous flow of tourists signed their names in front of the informational material stand. A number of children bent close to the cage and Tiger Bench. Many took photos and recorded videos. Thousands of people took leaflets, newspapers, bookmarks and CDs. Countless also talked with practitioners.

    Among messages in the comments book were, "I understand very well your activities. Angels are everywhere. Thank you! - Thomen;"

    "It is so good to hold protest activities here. Our democracy allows everything. Wish you success! God bless! - Gappelle;"

    "I revere your founding principles. The worthless brutality of those who persecute you will only serve to debase themselves. - Andrea."


    Pullman, Washington: Dafa Entry Wins Trophy for Second Year in a Row at the Lentil Festival Parade (Photos)

    (Clearwisdom.net, August 27, 2005) On August 20, local practitioners from Eastern Washington and Northern Idaho and practitioners from the Seattle

    and Olympia areas participated in the annual Lentil Festival Parade in Pullman, Washington. Once again this year the Falun Dafa practitioners won an award. The practitioners' float decorated with lotus flowers won the trophy for Best Non-Commercial Entry.

    Falun Gong practitioners' procession


    Enthusiastically greeting the Dafa group, the crowd was waving and smiling, and holding out their hands for flyers. The practitioners' lovely float, covered with lotuses of all sizes, carried Tang Dynasty costumed ladies and a sweet little girl in her own lotus, as well as practitioners demonstrating the exercise movements. The talented Dafa waist drum troupe marched and performed to the music of "Falun Dafa is good." This was the first time this type of performance had ever been seen in this area. The not-so-fearsome Chinese Lion delighted children and grownups along the entire parade route, capering

    and swinging his great head all the way. Other Dafa practitioners carried banners and handed out flyers and paper lotuses to the crowd, where many predestined onlookers reached out for information about Dafa.

    Exercise demo

    In previous years in the crowd there have been unsmiling Chinese faces from the local university, students who have been deceived about the true nature of Dafa. This year only smiling faces could be seen. One young lady on the left side shouted "Ni-men-hao"

    (Hello to all of you!) to us before one of the Chinese banner bearers even got a chance to call out to her. Many smiled back, nodded their heads, and also said "Ni-men-hao" back.

    Talented Dafa waist drum

    Chinese dancing lion welcomed

    Sweden: Falun Gong Practitioners Illuminate the Cultural festival of Malmo City with Their Brilliant Display (Photos)

    (Clearwisdom.net) Malmo, the Swedish 2005 star city, began this year's cultural festival on August 20th. This is the first time that Falun Gong practitioners have participated in the cultural festival's main activities and the practitioners joined the parade team as waist-drummers, fan dancers, lotus flower dancers and so on.

    Falun Gong exercise demonstration
    Accepting an interview
    Remembering this moment

    The weather was first cloudy, becoming sunny later. People came out in droves, coming to the star city from every direction to get to know different cultures. Vendors were plentiful on the streets, the food from different countries sent out its unique aroma, and children and adults frequented the amusement stands.

    When the Falun Gong practitioners' parade team appeared, the noisy city suddenly seemed quiet. The whole city listened to the practitioners' drumming and watched the practitioners' elegant dancing. People asked for leaflets from the practitioners.

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    Colorful parade procession

    At this cultural festival, people not only tasted different countries' food, watched different styles of performances, they also learned the most important information: the world needs Truthfulness, Compassion, and Forbearance, and Falun Gong is good.

    Source: http://clearharmony.net/articles/200508/28504.html

    Switzerland: People Have a Knowing Side (Photos)

    (Clearwisdom.net) While collecting signatures to rescue fellow practitioners persecuted in China, we usually have some interesting encounters. Below are a few examples.

    Falun Gong practitioners' signature drive provide people with opportunities to support justice

    1. A female practitioner felt a sudden tap on her shoulder at the back and then a big hug when she was helping collect signatures. She thought it was someone familiar or a friend. However, when she turned back to see, she saw two western girls she did not know. She saw them laughing and immediately taking the pens from our practitioner. After they had their names signed, they took some leaflets and left happily.

    2. Upon seeing our practitioners, a western couple came over immediately. The man soon took a pen to sign his name and then passed it to his wife so that she would also write down her name. After that, he asked carefully about the details of the signature collection. It seems that they came specifically to sign the petition.

    3. At first, some passersby seemed to be indifferent when they passed by the practitioners distributing leaflets. However, after they had passed, they suddenly turned back. They left after taking leaflets from our practitioners.

    4. When couples with their children pass by, some of the children aged about only six or seven would earnestly ask for even when their parents did not.

    5. After several people signed their names on the petition form, practitioners expressed their thanks to them. They responded instead, "Thank you so much."

    Experiencing the things described above made practitioners who have held petition signature collection activities further understand the lesson Master Li has taught us, that society's people have a knowing side. On the surface, our signature collection activity looks like a method for people to support us in rescuing practitioners being persecuted. People's knowing side understands their support for Falun Gong at this moment will bring great blessings to their eternal lives. When the side that knows guides people's behavior, amazing things will happen. It also shows how eagerly people want to be saved. Today, practitioners should firmly grasp the time to save sentient beings in every possible way.

    Source: http://clearharmony.net/articles/200508/28502.html

    Facts of the Persecution

    Practitioner Kang Yunling from Liaoyuan City, Jilin Province Dies as a Result of Persecution (Photos)

    (Clearwisdom.net) Dafa practitioner Kang Yunling from Liaoyuan City, Jilin Province passed away in August 2005 after suffering from continuous harassment for a year. He was only 36 years old when he passed away. The details are still under investigation.

    Kang Yunling before the persecution

    Mr. Kang Yunling obtained the Fa in 1992. He attended Master's Fa lectures twice. After the persecution began, he was illegally held in a forced labor camp and was brutally persecuted because he insisted on practicing Dafa. On the afternoon of July 5, 2004, he was arrested when he was clarifying the truth at Dongfeng County. He began a hunger strike on July 7, 2004, and the police force-fed him. His health was severely harmed and he became extremely weak.

    After Kang Yunling came out of prison, he became destitute and homeless. The National Security Bureau of Liaoyuan City chased him everywhere and harassed his family many times. During this period, his resources were restricted because of a lack of a source of income. But he was very frugal and still did a lot truth-clarifying work. In July 2005, Kang Yunling's health status made a turn for the worse. His weight dropped to 70 or 80 pounds. Kang Yunling passed away in August 2005.

    Kang Yunling became destitute and homeless because of the persecution

    (Photo taken in July 2005)

    More Than One Hundred Falun Dafa Practitioners Held in the Strictly Controlled Area of the Notorious Masanjia Forced Labor Camp to Be Persecuted
    Ms. Dong Jingzhe Is Now on the Verge of Death


    During my extended imprisonment at the Masanjia Forced Labor Camp, I went on a hunger strike for 70 days to protest the persecution. At the time when I was released, there were still more than one hundred Falun Gong practitioners who were locked up in a tightly controlled area. Among them, more than ten practitioners had been on a hunger strike for over three months. Ms. Dong Jingzhe from Shenyang City, who took part in the rescue of Ms. Gao Rongrong (1), was on a hunger strike for more than 100 days. The prison doctors were not able to feed her anything through forced feeding because she would vomit blood. They also failed to inject unknown drugs into her. As a result of the brutal persecution, Ms. Dong cannot walk and is on the brink of death. Her life is in imminent danger.

    1. More Than One Hundred Falun Gong Practitioners Are Locked Up in a Strictly Monitored Area

    As of March 28, 2005, more than one hundred practitioners were locked up in the strictly monitored area. More than 20 male prison guards entered the Masanjia Women's Forced Labor Camp. Li Mingyu, the Division Captain, and Xie Chengdong, the Deputy Division Captain took the lead in persecuting practitioners. Some practitioners from the no. 1 team of the no. 1 division had burn scars on their chests from being shocked with electric batons.

    Ms. Xie Dewen was locked up in a small cell and tied to a small bench for shouting out "Falun Dafa is Wonderful." She spent the 2005 Chinese Lunar New Year in the small cell. In June, she was beaten by the prison guards until she lost consciousness and her eyes were bloodshot. She also went on hunger strikes for a total of five months.

    Ms. Xie Yulan, from Dalian City, was jailed for the second time in the Masanjia Forced Labor Camp. Currently, she shows symptoms of uterine cancer and is very weak. On April 25, all the practitioners sent forth righteous thoughts and shouted out "Falun Gong is good" to mark the anniversary of the "April 25" event, when Falun Gong practitioners went to Beijing to appeal. Division Captain Li Mingyu beat Ms. Xie until she felt dizzy and could hardly walk. Four male guards then dragged her to a small cell and continued their torture. She lost consciousness several times in the small cell.

    Ms. Zhang Suxia, from Zhaoyang City, Liaoning Province, was carried to a small cell by four prison guards for further persecution simply because she exposed their evil doing. She was tied up to a Tiger Bench for corporal punishment. At that time, she was menstruating and lost an excessive amount of blood from the torture. As a result, she became extremely weak. Currently, she is still under strict control in the no. 1 division.

    Ms. Yang Baoying, over 60 years old, is currently held in the no. 5 team of the no. 1 division. She was thrown into a small cell for trying to defend herself to the prison guards when she was reprimanded by them. The inhumane tortures she suffered crippled both of her hands. Now she feels fatigued and dizzy. (The conditions in a small cell are very bad and the prison guards often use these cells to secretly persecute Falun Gong practitioners).

    The prison guards who were directly involved in persecuting these practitioners include: Division Captain Li Mingyu, Deputy Division Captain Xie Chengdong, Wang Shuzheng, Zhang He, Yang Xiaofeng, Zhang Huan, Liu Jing, Xie Jiaquan, Cui Hong, Huang Haiyan, Qi , Ren Hongzan, Zhang Lei, Liu Hui, Pei Feng, Guan Lin, Fan Guixia and Yu ; as well as male prison guards Gao , Jiang , Wang , Tu and Liu Wei. Prison doctors Cao Yujie and Chen Bin also participated in the persecution.

    2. Falun Dafa Practitioners Go on a Hunger Strike to Protest the Inhuman Torture

    In order to resist the persecution, Dafa practitioners still went on a hunger strike even though they were locked up in the strictly controlled area. At the time of my release, the practitioners were still on a hunger strike.

    When Dafa practitioners went on a hunger strike, the prison guards carried out the brutal persecution of force-feeding. Around five to 13 prison guards would sit, step, and press on the practitioners' heads, chests, and legs, as well as pull their hair, in order to force-feed the practitioners.

    Prison guards Cao Yujie and Chen Bin used a stick to pry practitioner's mouths open. After the force-feeding, they immediately pinched the practitioner's noses and closed their mouths. Usually, as a result of too much food in the mouth, a lot of the practitioners were unable to swallow or spit out the food. Words cannot describe the suffering of being suffocated and not being able to breathe.

    The practitioners who went on a hunger strike for more than three months include Ms. Sheng Lianying, Ms. Gong Xuerong, Ms. Zhang Peiying, Ms. Jiang Guiyun, Ms. Dong Jingya, Ms. Dong Jingzhe, Ms Sun Jiping, Ms. Teng Shiyun, Ms. Zhu Yun, Ms. Zhang Guixia, Ms. Qiu Li, Ms. Wang Manli, Ms. Meng Guiqiu and Ms. Yang Yanting.

    Ms. Dong Jingzhe, who took part in the rescue of Ms. Gao Rongrong, went on hunger strike for more than 100 days. The prison doctors were only able to force-feed her for a month. After that, they were not able to force-feed her since she only vomited blood. She was suffocated every time they force-fed her. When they tried to inject unknown drugs into her, they could not find a vein. As a result of the persecution, Ms. Dong Jingzhe cannot walk and is on the brink of death.

    Ms. Zhu Yun had been on a hunger strike for a year and her body was covered with cuts and bruises. In the cold winter, the prison guards handcuffed her to a wooden bench and locked her in a small cell for three to four consecutive months. One time, a prison guard with the surname of Fang got drunk and beat Ms. Zhu until she lost consciousness. Currently, Ms. Zhu is extremely weak and unable to get out of bed.

    Ms. Zhang Guixia from Xinbin City was detained for an additional six months and sent to the Dalian Forced Labor Camp to be locked up in a small cell simply because she shouted "Falun Dafa is good!" There, she suffered from inhuman torture, including being tied and hung up. After the Dalian Forced Labor Camp was disbanded, Ms. Zhang was sent back to the Masanjia Forced Labor Camp. She has been on a hunger strike for eight months and is extremely weak. She has been detained for an additional four months beyond her term of forced labor.

    Ms. Sun Jiping from Jinzhou City is 56 years old. This was her second time being imprisoned in Masanjia. On March 28, when she was extremely weak and could hardly eat, she was thrown into the strictly monitored area. She went on a hunger strike for three months and was unable to sit up, yet she was not allowed to lie down in bed, so she could only lie on the cold cement floor.

    Ms. Gong Xuerong is a practitioner from Dalian City. This was her second time being persecuted in the Masanjia Forced Labor Camp. She was kept in the strictly controlled area. Due to the inhuman tortures, she cannot move her four limbs.

    Ms. Li Hong is a practitioner from Dalian City. She was locked up in a small cell for five to six months for persisting in doing the Falun Gong exercises and not wearing the prison uniform.

    Ms. Yang Yanting is a practitioner from Dalian City. She was sent to Masanjia in March 2002. She has been locked up in the small cell twice. Prison guard Dong Suxia handcuffed Ms. Yang to a bed and tortured her. After that, she was forced to stand still for several consecutive days and nights. Her term has been extended for four months. At present, she is on a hunger strike to protest the strict control and the extended imprisonment term.

    Ms. Wang Manli is suffering from hearing loss after she was badly beaten by prison guard Liu Chunjie.

    A Dalian practitioner whose name is unknown had cuts and bruises all over her body after being punched and kicked by the prison guards. Her face was swollen and her blood pressure was as high as 180 mmHg. She could hardly walk after being injected with an unknown drug.

    Ms. Qiu Li and other practitioners were body searched by the prison guards looking for Teacher's new articles. These shameless guards even searched their undergarments. While being forced-fed, prison guard Wang Shuzheng beat Ms. Qiu Li so badly that she now suffers from ringing in the ears.

    Many other Falun Gong practitioners whose names are unknown to me are also being persecuted right now in China. I call on the righteous people in the world to rescue the practitioners who are tortured at the Masanjia Forced Labor Camp and other Chinese prisons.


    (1) Ms. Gao Rongrong was an accountant at Luxun Institute of Fine Arts in Shenyang City. On the afternoon of May 7, 2004, Ms. Gao was shocked for about seven hours with electric batons, and as a result, her face was severely deformed and covered with burn scars. On October 5, 2004, several Falun Gong practitioners rescued her from the hospital despite strict police surveillance. On March 6, 2005, Gao Rongrong was again arrested. On June 16, she passed away at the age of 37 after being subjected to many tortures.

    Details of How the Police from Fuyu County Brutally Torture Dafa Practitioners

    (Clearwisdom.net) The police from Fuyu County, Jilin Province and those from the Fuyu Detention Center torture Dafa practitioners using various methods. Between March 8 and 10, 2002, officers from the Fuyu County Police Station broke into practitioners' residences without giving any notice and arrested more than 100 practitioners in order to torture them in the detention center. Among the practitioners were seniors and babies who were still being breast-fed.

    The detention center was full at that time, and the prison cells were packed to the walls. The newly arrested female practitioners were imprisoned together. They practiced the exercises together to protest the persecution. The detention center chief of police Liu then brought seven or eight officers to rush inside the female cell. They mercilessly beat these female practitioners with police clubs until all of them fell to the ground. The police then imprisoned the senior practitioners separately from the younger ones. They also put shackles on the practitioners. The practitioners refused to cooperate. Several male police officers then restrained one female practitioner. They pulled off several female practitioners' pants. Then they dragged these naked female practitioners from one end of the hallway to the other while the male prisoners watched.

    The police put the heaviest shackles on a petite female practitioner. She had to use one hand to lift the shackles in order to slowly move from place to place. The police interrogated practitioners only in the evenings. Each time they did so, they beat the practitioners with clubs. The sound could be heard throughout the hallway. Sometimes the chief of police from the Fuyu County Police Station, Liu Zhaobin, personally ordered the police to torture the practitioners. He unceasingly shouted, "Hit them! Hit them!" Soon after that, many practitioners were sentenced to forced labor camps or transferred to other places to be tortured.

    An account of Mr. Yang Weihua's suffering from the brutal torture at the hands of the lawless personnel from Fuyu County:

    On March 1, 2000, Mr. Yang Weihua was arrested and detained because he went to Beijing to appeal for the right to practice Falun Dafa. Fifteen days later, he was imprisoned in the Fuyu County Detention Center, during which time the police tortured him. The police from the Fuyu County Criminal Team and a prison guard from the detention center, Wang Cunfan, either beat or berated practitioners. Their methods were violent and cruel. After 38 days, he was sentenced to one year of hard labor.

    On March 3, 2001 Mr. Yang was released from the labor camp. Because he refused to stop practicing Falun Gong, about half a month later, the Fuyu County police forcibly arrested him at his residence. They took him to a brainwashing center for further persecution. The police tried to force all practitioners to sign the pre-drafted "guarantee statements". Mr. Yang and some other practitioners refused to sign their names. Then, some of them were imprisoned in the police stations, some in detention centers, and some in a center for reeducation through labor. Some practitioners were laid off from work, and some practitioners' personal land was confiscated. They also forcibly seized practitioners' personal property as fines.

    Mr. Yang was detained for 15 days. On October 21, 2001, he and two other practitioners were arrested again. The railroad police claimed that the practitioners were detained because they did not carry their ID-cards with them. The police found Mr. Yang's address on his driver's license, which also told the police that he was a practitioner. The police then contacted the head of the 610 Office of Fuyu County, Xu Shuxian. A few hours later, Xu Shuxian came to the Railroad Police Station with a group of policemen who brutally attacked Mr. Yang. They kicked his face with their leather shoes. As a result, Mr. Yang's nose bled profusely. He was cut and bruised so severely that he could not get up. The police did not stop until they were exhausted. Afterwards they confiscated Mr. Yang's cell phone and cash.

    Following that, they took Mr. Yang to the Fuyu County Police Station. There they asked him to sign the detention card. Mr. Yang asked them what reasons they had to imprison him at that time? They replied that they did so because he was a Falun Gong practitioner. Mr. Yang was then taken to the detention center to be tortured again.

    In the detention center, Mr. Yang firmly refused to cooperate with the guard's orders. He started a hunger strike to protest the detention. As a result they locked him up in a small cell. The police then had the inmates in the small cell beat him. Yet, Mr. Yang continued his hunger strike to protest. On the fifth day they force-fed him. Five or six policemen tied his head, feet and hands to a death bed. They then inserted a tube through his nose into his stomach. By then, Mr. Yang felt so sick that he kept vomiting. They poured salt water into the tube in his nostril, but it just flowed out again. The police tortured Mr. Yang for a long period of time. His whole body ached from it. The burning sensation inside his stomach was especially hard to bear. After that he was terrified whenever he thought about force-feeding.

    The police incited inmate Liu Li to beat Mr. Yang. The beating was so severe that he broke one of Mr. Yang's ribs, making Mr. Yang unable to breathe. In the evening the pain was too severe for him to fall asleep. Besides, when he was on the hunger strike, he continuously had diarrhea. His weight dropped by more than 50 Jin (one Jin equals 1.102 pounds). Mr. Yang lived in daily misery. In the days to follow the police used even crueler methods to torture him.

    On March 1, 2002, team head Gu and six others from Team 2 (or Team 4) from the Fuyu County Criminal Team interrogated him. They handcuffed Mr. Yang immediately. They kept beating him while asking him if he would continue to believe in Falun Gong. Mr. Yang replied affirmatively. They said that the issue of Mr. Yang must be solved that day. They demanded that Mr. Yang admit that he was guilty. Otherwise, they would not stop torturing him. They tied Mr. Yang up to a Tiger Bench and put his feet inside iron clips. They cuffed his hands behind the rear frame of the Tiger Bench. The police then stepped on the handcuffs and used a rope to restrain Mr. Yang's throat. The Tiger Bench's iron sheet penetrated into his fingernail. Moreover, the police continuously hit his face until he lost consciousness.

    Seeing that Mr. Yang was dying, the police loosened his hands a little, and then fastened them again. They did this repeatedly, causing Mr. Yang to receive an insufficient oxygen supply to his brain. Thus he became confused. The police still did not give up. They then ruthlessly used bullets to rake across Mr. Yang's ribs. Mr. Yang was hurting so much that he sent out miserable cries. Fearing that others would hear them, the police gagged his mouth with dirty rags. The pain made Mr. Yang hit his head against a metal frame. Gradually, Mr. Yang lost the feeling of pain and sensed a heat flow going through his whole body. Mr. Yang realized that it was Teacher who had withstood all the pain for him. This made him believe even more in Teacher and Dafa. The police asked him if he still believed in Truthfulness, Compassion and Forbearance. He replied, "Yes." The police asked if he still supported Falun Gong. Mr. Yang said, "Yes." The police asked if Mr. Yang still supported a practitioner from a certain city. Mr. Yang said that he supported practitioners everywhere!

    The police hauled Mr. Yang back to his cell. Ten days later the police tortured Mr. Yang again in an attempt to extract some evidence from him. They hung him up on a metal fence. While he was hanging, they put 38-Jin shackles on his feet. Mr. Yang swung back and forth. Very quickly, the handcuffs penetrated to the bones, which were exposed. It was extremely painful. Mr. Yang was unable to fall asleep at night from the pain.

    Practitioner Ms. Zhang Yunlan from Liuyang City, Hunan Province, Persecuted to Mental Collapse at the Baimalong Forced Labor Camp


    Falun Dafa practitioner Ms. Zhang Yunlan, from Liuyang City, Hunan Province, was sentenced to two years of re-education through forced labor for distributing truth clarification materials in February 2004. She was detained and tortured at the notorious Baimalong Forced Labor Camp, where she suffered a mental collapse before the end of the year. Ms. Zhang was later bailed out and hospitalized, but the authorities from the 610 Office continued to threaten Ms. Zhang's son, saying that they would monitor and abuse her.

    Ms. Zhang Yunlan, 52, is from Jinpan Village, Yonghe Town, Liuyang City of Hunan Province. Before she practiced Falun Gong, she had various illnesses, which were cured after she started practicing.

    In February 2004, Ms. Zhang was reported and arrested for distributing truth clarification material in her hometown of Liuyang City. She was detained at Baxianqiao Detention Center in Liuyang City. On February 20, she was sent to Zhuzhou City's Baimalong Forced Labor Camp for two years of forced labor.

    At Baimalong Forced Labor Camp, Ms. Zhang was detained in the "Transformation Division" and then in the "Strict Monitoring Division," where she suffered inhuman torture both physically and mentally. She was forced to watch the hoax "Tiananmen Square self-immolation" video produced by the CCTV and other propaganda that slandered Falun Gong. She was forced to write the Three Statements. She was forced to stand for long periods of time, deprived of sleep while standing for twenty-four hours, handcuffed and hung backward with her only toe tips touching the ground, doused with cold water, whipped on the face with long wet towels, and forced to do labor making shoes. When Ms. Zhang went on a hunger strike to protest, the police force-fed her.

    At one point, several prison inmates, who were incited by the police, pushed Ms. Zhang into the bathroom. They poured four or five buckets of water over her head. They then threw her to the ground and stomped on her ribs over her heart, causing Ms. Zhang great pain.

    Another time, Ms. Zhang's legs were so swollen after more than ten days of forced standing that she couldn't even put on shoes. She had to stand on the floor in her bare feet. She was then forced to stand on a four-inch wide stool. By that time, her legs and feet had lost all feeling, and she had no more strength to hold her body upright. The police ordered Li Xiaomei, the person assigned to monitor Ms. Zhang, to hit Ms. Zhang's feet and arms with a small stool and kick her legs. Li kicked Ms. Zhang so hard that her shoes came apart and then she asked Ms. Zhang for compensation.

    Ms. Zhang Yunlan was then detained in the "Strict Monitoring Division." Half a month before she left the forced labor camp, she was dragged to have a check-up at a hospital on Shanglouzhou Street. The doctor claimed that Ms. Zhang had psychological problems. Ms. Zhang was then "bailed out for hospitalization" on April 30, 2005.

    After she returned home, the neighbors saw that Ms. Zhang had changed from someone healthy to an old woman who had difficulty even walking and who was sometimes not clear-minded. She was being influenced by the lies and deceptions spread by the CCP-controlled TV and newspapers. Some people thought it strange and wondered why she had changed so much. In fact, Ms. Zhang's condition was the result of persecution in the Baimalong Forced Labor Camp. The Chinese authorities' claim that a forced labor camp is "as warm as a family" is a complete lie.

    After Ms. Zhang went home, the local 610 officers forced her son to sign a statement of responsibility and ordered him to control his mother. Her son compromised with the 610 officer. In order to prevent his mother from leaving home, he only gave her two meals of one small bowl of rice each day. In addition, Ms. Zhang was given no breakfast and was only allowed to eat after 2 p.m. Her son also took away all of the money and possessions given to Ms. Zhang by other practitioners. Her son once kicked her so hard that her knee was swollen and she could not kneel down for a week.

    Eight Dafa Disciples Persecuted to Death in Sichuan, Heilongjiang, and Liaoning Provinces


    Ms. He Zhengshu, age 52, from Baozang 13th group, Qifeng Township, Lu County, Sichuan Province, started to practice Falun Gong in 2003. In March 2004 Ms. He was persecuted by the head of the local Qifeng township police station, Zhao Shilun. In the evening he went to her house and demanded that she hand over her Falun Gong materials, and even threatened her with a police baton. He shouted that if she did not hand them over the next day, then he would beat her to death. Under immense mental pressure after being excessively threatened, she died suddenly on the second day.

    Ms. Zhang Hong, 24 to 25 years old, was a Dafa practitioner from Heitai Town, Mishan City, Heilongjiang Province. In 2000, the local Heitai police station and the political defense branch of the Mishan City police department arrested and illegally detained her at the Mishan jail for more than 2 months. In 2002, she was taken to the Heitai police station and then to the township Chinese People's Political Consultative Committee to be brainwashed there. She was fined 3000 yuan and sent home. She was again persecuted around the 2003 Chinese New Year, and she passed away in her home.

    Mr. Wang Guangchun and Ms. Gao Liangqin, husband and wife, were Falun Gong practitioners in Qianertaizi Village, Liangshan Town, Xinmin City, Liaoning Province. Ever since July 20, 1999, the residential party committee harassed them on a regular basis. During the 2000 and 2001 period, Ms. Gao Liangqin was arrested and taken to the Shenyang Longshan Forced Labor Camp. Mr. Wang Guangchun passed away in March of 2004. Ms. Gao Liangqin died in April 2005.

    Ms. Liu Airong was 66 years old, a Xinzhuang villager from Liuhe Town, Changyi City, Shandong Province. She started practicing Falun Gong in 1997, and many of her illnesses were cured. From then on she firmly believed in Dafa without any doubts. After the evil started the persecution of Dafa, she went to Beijing to validate the Fa in June 2000. She was arrested and tortured by being hung from a light pole. Then she was detained and fined. Since she still firmly practiced Falun Gong, on many occasions she was arrested, detained by the township government and harassed by the police. Under the brutal persecution of the CCP, her body and mind suffered enormously. As a result, her old sicknesses developed again, and she passed away on May 1, 2002.

    Mr. Sun Laiyuan, age 65, was a farmer from Louzike Village, Jimo City, Shandong Province. In 2000 he went to Beijing to validate Dafa. However, en route to Beijing, in Weifang, he was arrested and taken back to his village. At the township government building, he was detained for 15 days. He was then held for 30 days at the village office and endured forced brainwashing. Then he was held captive at the Tongji government transformation brainwashing clinic for a day. Night and day, people would knock on the doors and windows of his house, and he received ongoing harassment and threats. Under such long-term pressure, Mr Sun passed away on May 20, 2001.

    Mr. Wang Yuhua, 64, was from Yongqing County, Hebei Province. In October 1999, he was detained for seven days by the Sanshengkou County police. After he was released, he was harassed many times by the local Sanshengkou police, putting him under immense mental pressure. He passed away on June 17, 2001.

    Ms. Wang Guihua was 54 years old. She went to Beijing three times to validate the Fa. Once at the train station she was arrested. The police from the train station police station arrested her many times and harassed her at her home numerous times as well. Local officials also frequently went to her home to harass her. Ms. Wang Guihua passed away on August 25, 2005.

    Open Forum

    Different But Same Tragedy


    Mr. He Hengyue, a farmer from She County, Anhui Province, was jailed for seven years because he spoke out in favor of Liu Shaoqi, the former president of China, who was ousted by Mao Zedong during the Cultural Revolution. He was later sentenced to 20 years for writing a letter to Deng Xiaoping, the leader of China after Mao Zedong. Many people were sympathetic to He Hengyue's story. A similar tragedy happened to Ms. Su Juzhen, a farmer in Suizhong County, Liaoning Province. She was sentenced to a forced labor camp and driven to a mental collapse because she refused to renounce her belief in Falun Gong, which has been persecuted by the CCP since 1999.

    He Hengyue and Su Juzhen, both simple, honest farmers, came from two different generations but they suffered similar, tragic fates. After reading their stories, I have a deeper understanding of the brutal nature of the CCP and the political persecution in China.

    The story of He Hengyue

    As early as May 1968, He Hengyue had spoken out on behalf of Liu Shaoqi, who had fallen out of favor. He Hengyue posted the "Eight Slogans" at home, on streets and on buildings, adding "Liu Shaoqi is innocent." For this, he was sentenced to seven years and released in June 1975. He was treated as an "counter-revolutionary," who needed to be watched and "transformed."

    On April 12, 1976, He Hengyue wrote to Deng Xiaoping, and on April 15, 1976, the She County Police Department arrested and interrogated him.

    On the night of May 21, he was officially arrested. Beginning on May 22, the She County police conducted rallies in 14 different locations, inviting the public to criticize Mr. He.

    At every rally, Mr. He was forced to kneel down either on the ground or on a stool, which often injured his knees and made them bleed. He was not allowed to sleep at night and had to kneel until dawn. He passed out several times.

    On May 24, 1976, the Huizhou District Court sentenced him to 20 years.

    In 1977, after the Cultural Revolution ended, the Huizhou District Court withdrew the original sentence and Mr. He was released on October 8. In 1980, the She County Court sent a legal document to He Hengyue, which stated, "On reviewing the case, we found that the No. 20 sentencing statement, which sentenced He Hengyue to seven years for 'a counter-revolutionary crime,' was incorrect. It was legal for He Hengyue to say, 'Liu Shaoqi is innocent' in 1968. Therefore, it was an error that he was sentenced for saying that."

    The story of Su Juzhen

    Before July 1999, Ms. Su Juzhen had a beauty shop in Suizhong County, Liaoning Province. For a long time, she had had several serious diseases, such as heart and stomach problems, gall bladder problems, pancreatitis, and swelling of the legs. After starting to practice Falun Gong in 1996, all of her diseases disappeared. Even her skin became more smooth and soft.

    Falun Gong practitioner Ms. Su Juzhen became well-known locally as a kind person. She always considered others first. She rendered free services and gave money to her poor customers. She even helped those who were mentally ill wash their faces, comb their hair and change into clean clothes. For this, she was recognized as a "Model Excellent Small Business" by the local government.

    Ms. Su Juzhen also gave financial support to poor students. She often bought groceries, rice and flour for the elderly in retirement homes. She sponsored the repair of the Xihe Bridge in town. For her selfless contributions, her family was honored as one of the "10 model families" by the Huludao City government. The local TV station asked her for an interview but she declined. She told others that she did all these things because she was a Falun Gong practitioner.

    Such a kind person was persecuted to mental collapse because of her belief in "Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance."

    According to people with inside information, Ms. Su Juzhen was tortured several times by government officials because she insisted on appealing for justice for Falun Gong. When illegally jailed in Masanjia Forced Labor Camp and other labor camps, she was tortured brutally for refusing to renounce Falun Gong. Once, she was taken to a solitary cell by the prison police officer Wang Yanping. Wang Yanping forced Ms. Su to take off all her clothes and then shocked her with an electric baton. Wang kept shocking her the entire night. Ms. Su's face was disfigured by the electric shocks and covered with blisters. Her mouth was also covered with blisters. Her cheeks and eyes were black and blue and swollen. Another time, prison police officer Qiu Ping and others took Ms. Su to a mental clinic in a hospital in Shenyang City. They bought several bottles of drugs for mental sickness and forced her to take them everyday.

    Ms. Su Juzhen was tortured in the Masanjia Forced Labor Camp until she went into a vegetative state. When she was taken home, the once capable and pretty woman was now mentally disabled, unable to talk, had no memory, and her body and face were covered with scars. She needed help to eat, to walk and to use the bathroom. Her father was able to see his daughter released but found that she was no longer able to recognize him. Later, her family found that there were still unhealed wounds in her urinary tract and needle marks on her body. Ms. Su still cannot talk or think like a normal person. Her father went blind due from crying with grief, and her mother is depressed all the time.

    What do these two stories tell us?

    These two stories happened in different eras: one during the Cultural Revolution and the other after the start of the so-called "Opening up and Reform." The Cultural Revolution is now considered the "Dark Ages" in which human rights were trampled upon, while the current era is described by the CCP as "the period in which the Chinese people have the best human rights." The detailed reasons for the suffering of Mr. He and Ms. Su are different, but the fundamental reason is the same: both were persecuted because they told the truth.

    >From these two stories we can see that, although the times are different, the nature of the CCP-- not allowing people to tell the truth and violating human rights--has not changed at all. If fact, it has become even worse. Today in China, thousands of Falun Gong practitioners, underground Christian church members, and those who have political opinions different from the CCP are still being brutally persecuted.

    Practitioners Exchange Experiences and Insights

    Fear Is the Strongest Human Attachment

    (Clearwisdom.net) Teacher said in the commentary on a practitioner's article, "The Only Thing Falun Dafa Disciples Have a Role in Is Saving People":

    "The fact is, those who can't step forward, regardless of the excuse, are concealing fear. Yet for cultivators, fear or lack thereof proves [one's] humanity or divinity, and it is what differentiates cultivators from ordinary people. It is something that a cultivator must face, and the biggest human attachment that a cultivator must remove."
    ("Study the Fa Well, and Getting Rid of Attachments is Not Hard", quoted from http://www.clearwisdom.net/emh/articles/2005/7/22/63124.html)

    When I first I read Teacher's article, I thought that Teacher was only talking to those who hadn't yet stepped forward. I had stepped forward, so I at first did not think it applied to me. However, after I read the article several times, I recalled two times which I had fear while clarifying the truth to people. Teacher's article made me realize that even the practitioners who have stepped forward need to dig out the attachment of fear at its root and eliminate it.

    The first time I felt fear while clarifying the truth was during Chinese Labor Day in May. I went to my hometown with some copies of The Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party, other Dafa truth-clarifying materials and CDs. I gave some of them to my relatives who wanted to withdraw from communist party and its other organizations. We had long conversations about these issues face-to-face. During the holiday, a party to celebrate my father's 90th birthday was held at a restaurant. Using the opportunity, I gave some Dafa truth-clarifying materials and CDs to some guests too. After going back to my dad's house, some of my relatives told me my actions at the restaurant were very dangerous. They also told me that the local police had illegally arrested over 40 practitioners. A new police chief was in town, and he escalated the evil persecution. My family's worries made me think that the local police were very wicked.

    After the vacation, I took a long-distance bus back to Beijing. When the bus stopped at a station to pick up other travelers, a police car stopped in front of the bus, blocking it. Right then, a thought appeared in my mind: "Did the local police find out that I clarified the truth to people and come to check if I was in the long-distance bus? If they found that I was, then they would follow me to Beijing to continually spy on me..."

    After arriving in Beijing, I couldn't help to think about what happened on the bus, so I was too scared to go out and clarify the truth. One night, Teacher gave me a hint in a dream, which was vivid and clear: Fellow practitioners and I were quickly running towards a momentarily stopped bus, which would take us home. All of them got on the bus except me, because something pulled my left arm back and didn't allow me to get to the bus in time. I woke up and immediately understood that it was my fear that pulled me back and stopped me from stepping forward. I knew if I had fear of stepping forward to clarify the truth, certainly I could not achieve consummation and go back to my original place. So, I started handing out Dafa truth-clarifying materials to people again.

    One day, after mailing some Dafa materials at a post office, I was riding my bicycle on the sidewalk. Suddenly a police vehicle passed by and stopped about 20 meters ahead. While I passed by the police vehicle, I was thinking that the police must want to take a look at me to see whether or not I was the one who had been found on a bus at the long distance bus station during Chinese Labor Holiday in May. As I continued to ride my bike, another police vehicle stopped in front of me. When I passed by the vehicle, I was wondering if they didn't see me clearly and wanted to take another look.

    Afterwards, I decided that I couldn't go out to clarify the truth any more. For several days, some bad thoughts sporadically appeared in my mind. At that time, Teacher gave me another hint. In my dream, I was participating in a test and Teacher was the one in charge for the examination. My right hand held a pen and my left hand leafed through the answer pages one by one. I was trying to find the answer to write it on my examination sheet. In front, Teacher was waiting for me to hand in my examination sheet. By then, I woke up. Teacher had hinted to me over and over to make me understand. This was Teacher's infinite mercy, and I felt very ashamed. I truly should think rationally! Initially, I wrote my real name on many envelopes and mailed them with Dafa CDs and materials. At that time, I wasn't afraid. Now, while I was safe, instead, I am afraid? I had followed Teacher to practice cultivation for over ten years and studied Teacher's Fa innumerable times. Why was it that when came into the evil environment, my attachment of fear came out again? So I studied the Fa hard and at the same time, looked inside myself for the answers.

    The evil culture of the Communist Party has been instilled into Chinese people's minds for several decades. I, too, was poisoned deeply and deceived into joining the Chinese Communist Party. Although I had read the Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party several times, I still couldn't remove the poison from my body. The evil cultural influence was so large, it was like a mountain. As soon as I ran into an evil situation, it emerged immediately. Teacher said:

    "Especially now, when other evil things have been eliminated to the point that few remain, what stands out is the work of the evil factors of the malevolent Party."

    ("Teaching the Fa at the Western U.S. International Fa Conference")

    One of the evil factors used by the malevolent party was "fear". For example: In the past, Chinese people feared that they would be labeled as being "against the party". Today, the evil party persecutes Dafa practitioners and illegally arrests them. Its purpose is to threaten practitioners so that they would be afraid of stepping forward to validate Dafa.

    I realized that clarifying the truth in my hometown during the holidays was the correct action, but problems arose because I didn't study Teacher's Fa and I only sent forth righteous thoughts once a day. The evil factors, which I hadn't frequently eliminated, took advantage of the fear hidden deep inside me. It made me encounter police vehicles several times and also transformed fearful thoughts in my mind to threaten me.

    After studying Teacher's Fa and looking inside myself, I found the answer. Teacher wrote:

    "As a cultivator, you bear the Fa in your mind"

    (Provisional translation of "What to Fear" from Hong Yin (2))

    As cultivators, we should bear the Fa in mind at any time and everywhere. The Fa can make one's righteous thoughts stronger, and, as Teacher wrote,

    "As soon as your thoughts are righteous, the evil will collapse".

    (Provisional translation of "What to Fear" from Hong Yin (2))

    While clarifying the truth to people for several years, I have had various human attachments. Nonetheless, most of those attachments couldn't prevent me from validating the Fa. However, as soon as the attachment of fear appeared, I couldn't step forward to clarify the truth. In my experience, fear is the strongest human attachment. As a practitioner, the first human attachment that needs to be removed is fear.

    In my dream, Teacher was waiting for me to quickly find the answer, which I did. The answer was in Teacher's Hong Yin (2):

    "What Is There to Be Afraid of"
    "If you have fear, it will seize you;
    As soon as your thoughts are righteous, the evil will collapse;
    As a cultivator, bear the Fa in mind;
    Send forth righteous thoughts, the rotten demons are blasted away;
    The gods are in the human world, to validate the Fa."

    (Provisional translation of " What Is There to Be Afraid of" from Hong Yin (2))

    Keep up with the Fa-Rectification Process and Do Well on Our Cultivation Path

    (Clearwisdom.net) When sharing experiences with fellow practitioners recently, I noticed that many were still severely interfered with by their human notions, especially by the attachments of fear, self-interest, and sentimentality. These practitioners were quite confused. Although they knew in their hearts that they should get rid of the attachments, they could not easily let go of them. As a matter of fact, this is because these practitioners did not study the Fa with a calm heart, and therefore their xinxing stayed at the same level. Let us study Master's teachings on this together to help these fellow practitioners catch up.

    Let our divine sides validate Dafa in the human realm

    From Master's teachings,

    "...may Dafa disciples' divine sides also be resurrected." ("Teaching the Fa on Easter 2004, at the New York Fa Conference")

    "...at this time Dafa disciples have to do divine things," ("Teaching the Fa at the Western U.S. International Fa Conference" in 2005)

    "...spread the facts widely. Divine beings are among men." ("To the European Fa Conference in Stockholm" in 2005)

    It is clear that the Fa's requirements for Dafa disciples' xinxing level has become higher and higher. Therefore, when we encounter interference, we must study the Fa well to reduce our human side and human notions; this is how we can be on our way to becoming a divine being.

    Actually, Master told us very clearly:

    "Whenever a tribulation comes, you do not see it with the side of your original nature but view it completely with your human side. Evil demons then capitalize on this point and inflict endless interference and damage, leaving students in long-term tribulations. As a matter of fact, this results from an inadequate understanding of the Fa by your human side. You have humanly restrained your divine side; in other words, you have restrained the parts that have been successfully cultivated and have prevented them from doing Fa-rectification." ("Expounding on the Fa" from Essentials for Further Advancement)

    A practitioner can be a divine being if he/she can let go of human notions, otherwise one is simply a human being. In order to avoid being interfered with by human notions, we must restrain every one of our human thoughts with our divine sides. In the meantime, we must let our human sides understand the Fa, improve our xinxing and keep up with the Fa-rectification. This way we are enabling our divine sides to validate Dafa in the human world, eliminate the evil and save sentient beings.

    During the Fa-rectification, Dafa controls everything, and in saving sentient beings in the human society, everything that Dafa practitioners do counts. We must eliminate any bad human notions with our strong righteous thoughts. In other words, we must clearly know that although we are living in the human world, we must use divine thoughts when doing Fa-rectification work. We must be aware and be able to restrain any unrighteous factors. We must not let our human side stop us from doing what we should do. Although we look like human beings on the surface, and we are assisting Master's Fa-rectification in human ways and saving sentient beings using human forms, true Dafa disciples are all divine beings. If we are still viewing everything with human notions, how can we do well on our path to becoming divine beings, and how can we follow Master to go back to our true origins?

    Whether one pays attention to sending forth righteous thoughts also shows if one has firm belief in Dafa and Master

    Many fellow practitioners have discussed the importance of sending forth righteous thoughts in their articles. Here I would like to remind fellow practitioners one more time: Some practitioners have not been persistent in sending forth righteous thoughts because they felt tired, or they did not want to take on the hardships. Dear fellow practitioner, have you thought about the suffering our great Master went through in order to save sentient beings? Have you thought about fellow practitioners in prison who lost their lives? Do you realize that all the deceived human beings are waiting for us to save them from being destroyed?

    Whether we pay attention to sending forth righteous thoughts indicates whether we are firm in Dafa and Master, and whether we are responsible to the Fa and sentient beings.

    We may even send forth righteous thoughts to clean up the field around us when walking, going to work, taking a bus, doing grocery shopping, etc. This way we can eliminate the evil that stops people from being saved. We could send the thoughts of "Falun Dafa is good" and "Truthfulness, Compassion, Forbearance are good" into people's minds. I hope every fellow practitioner will pay attention to sending forth righteous thoughts, and do well to catch up if we did not do well before.

    Do not view the "Nine Commentaries" with human notions

    I hereby suggest that all practitioners who are still viewing the "Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party" (published by The Epoch Times newspaper) with human notions, to review Master's recent teachings several times. Especially those practitioners who still think we are involved in politics should carefully read Teacher's article, "We Are Not 'Getting Political" (in 2005). Dafa practitioners are cultivators, and we will never participate in politics. A non-practitioner could say we are involved in politics, and he could say whatever he thinks as a non-practitioner. If a Dafa practitioner thinks this way, then we have fallen to the ordinary people's level on this issue. The nine commentaries are to save all people who are poisoned by the evil, including people in the CCP and its top organizations. The purpose is to help all beings see clearly what is behind the CCP evil specter.

    Dafa practitioners are people

    "whose bodies are in the secular world but whose minds are beyond it. And we're not interested in political power there anyway." ("Teaching the Fa at the 2005 Manhattan International Fa Conference")

    Our purpose is to save people, as many as possible. We are actually doing "divine things" that non-practitioners cannot do. This is Dafa practitioners' mighty virtue, and it is also our responsibility and mission.

    Several reminders:

    1. We must study the Fa, do the exercises well and cultivate ourselves. Master told us,

    "I'd like to take this opportunity to tell you this: while saving sentient beings, don't forget to cultivate yourselves. You need to do all of the three things." "Study the Fa a lot, read the book a lot." ("Teaching the Fa at the 2005 Manhattan International Fa Conference")

    2. Practitioners must teach young practitioners to study the Fa and do the exercises during the summer break. Every child in a Dafa practitioners' family came for a purpose: to obtain the Fa. Though kids have their own behavior, we should not use this reason to develop human notions. We must teach our children to study the Fa and do the exercises, as it is our responsibility.

    3. We must help former fellow practitioners who have given up their cultivation under the evil persecution. We should share our understandings of the Fa with them with great patience and compassion to wake them up and help them back to their cultivation path, to come back to Dafa.

    Master said:

    "No matter how hard things may be for Dafa disciples and how trying your journey may be, your future is bright. More and more, you are seeing how bright your future is and are becoming clear about the kind of path you want to take. Master has prepared the best of everything for you, but you need to make it there!" ("Teaching the Fa at the 2005 Manhattan International Fa Conference")

    Dear fellow practitioners, let us all do well everything we must do, keep up with the Fa-rectification process, and walk well on our path of validating Dafa until Consummation.

    Cultivating Ourselves by Writing Articles

    (Clearwisdom.net) I believe that regardless of our age, educational background, or profession, we can write good articles to help Teacher in the Fa rectification and save sentient beings, as long as we are willing to pick up a pen and break through everyday people's notions. Here is my personal understanding on this topic. Please correct me if my words are inappropriate.

    When I wrote articles in the past, my heart wasn't always pure and righteous. I didn't realize it in the beginning, but I came to see my attachments when more and more of my articles were published. Every time I submitted an article, I would pay attention to when the article was published. I even started to track how often my articles were published on the Minghui/Clearwisdom website. I knew my heart wasn't pure. I couldn't find the root cause, however, and I didn't know how to correct it. I had a feeling that these articles might stain our website and other practitioners. I felt that if this were the case, then I'd rather not write articles any more. Meanwhile, some practitioners criticized my articles and felt I was trying to validate myself with them. My response was, "I will definitely correct myself," but I knew in my heart that I hadn't accepted their suggestions. I started to avoid writing assigned articles and asked other practitioners to do them. I hadn't really gotten rid of my attachment. I caused some delays in reporting.

    Later, a practitioner made me truly think about my attachment. He is a farmer that didn't get much of an education. I read a few poems that he'd written. In order to encourage him, I offered to submit his poems to the website. He declined, however, saying, "These poems were written during my personal cultivation phase. They won't benefit the current process of validating the Fa. We'd better not submit them." What he said made me see my attachment. I was attached to fame and jealousy, which made me feel superior to others. I wrote articles when I wanted, without considering whether there was a need for such an article. The root of the problem was that I wanted to validate myself. It's a totally different basis. When we are focused on the Fa, whatever we do will be based on the Fa. In fact, I'd had a vague understanding of this a year earlier, but my attachments blocked me and I wasn't able to see past them.

    I don't believe our educational background limits our ability to write articles. What we learned in school are simply everyday people's knowledge and skills. It shouldn't interfere with our writing articles to validate the Fa. In fact, I found the results were not good at all when I tried to teach fellow practitioners how to follow a certain format to write articles, since they were constrained by those everyday people's methods. They were not able to clearly express themselves since they had to pay attention to those writing conventions. Of course, they need to break through the notion that they are illiterate and are therefore unable to write good articles. Dafa practitioners are quite capable. As long as we don't set barriers for ourselves, the Fa will give us every skill that we need to validate the Fa. When our thoughts are pure, our articles and what we say are very clear and logical. The Fa can bring forth our wisdom.

    The practitioner from the countryside that I mentioned only went to elementary school, but he could fluently recite Teacher's poems. Later, he naturally composed a few elegant poems that met the rigid requirements of traditional Chinese poetry, although he had no knowledge of those requirements.

    Another thing I noticed is that some practitioners who are highly educated tend to follow everyday people's forms when they write Dafa articles. I am one of them. Unfortunately, the unrighteous Communist Party culture had poisoned me for too long, so my articles were sometimes unintentionally focused on positive aspects and strong points, while avoiding tough issues and problems. Meanwhile, trying to conform to the degenerated modern grammar made my articles and logic complicated and unclear. This resulted in some of my articles being dry and dull. I believe we can write pure Dafa articles of high quality if we purify our own dimensions and remove our everyday people's notions.

    Studying the Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party


    The first time I finished reading the Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party, I felt that the Nine Commentaries addressed feelings that had been buried within me for a long time. It also cleared my mind.

    I did not truly understand Chinese Communism before that; I had often heard the following slogans: The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) removed three big stones repressing the Chinese people; the CCP is our savior; without the CCP, there wouldn't be a new China; the loving kindness of the CCP is greater than heaven and earth; only under the leadership of the CCP, will we live a good life; and people living outside of China are suffering tremendously--

    they live without happiness and have only misery. Gradually, I identified with those false declarations.

    The Nine Commentaries has systematically detailed the nature of the CCP. It answered the puzzling questions I had.

    1. The CCP confuses people by intertwining the identity of the nation with the identity of the party. The CCP poisons the minds of the Chinese people by stating that "loving the party equals loving the nation," and "the party is above and bigger than the nation and thus, the party is synonymous with the nation." The Nine Commentaries made me understand the relationship between the two. China is a country with more than five thousand years of culture, but the CCP has less than one hundred years of history since its inception. The CCP has controlled China for only 55 years, and it is only an organization. How can it compare to China?

    2. The authoritarian CCP blocks information, and China's citizens are without freedom of speech and without information. Examples: In the past, it was illegal to listen to any broadcasts from outside of China. We could only listen to the lies on the state-controlled media. Because of those lies, I believed that people in other countries were impoverished and struggling in desolation. Now I finally understand the truth. People living in free societies are actually happy and are not like what the CCP has told us. People are equal and have freedom of speech. Citizens can criticize their president, and the president can apologize to his citizens if he makes mistakes. People have freedom to form associations, and organize parades and have demonstrations. Overseas Chinese enjoy uninhibited advances; many are successful in academia or research. Why? It is because the CCP suppresses people's minds and their behavior. Under this regime, when anyone is successful, the credit always goes to the Party.

    3. The Nine Commentaries enabled me to understand the whole history of how the CCP got started, built up, and why it is failing. The CCP is a group of gangsters, who depended on fighting, murder and robbery to establish itself, and it calls itself proletarian. They claim they want to destroy the old world and establish a new heaven. The CCP is atheist, so how can it be craving for heaven? The CCP used despicable means, such as deception, to seize political power and used various political movements to control people. They know they do not have an honorable history. To force people to yield, they kill whomever they need to, labeling them anti-revolutionary, anti-party or anti-socialism to justify the means. They limit people's thinking to make people yield to their wishes, listen only to them and do whatever the Party wants them to do. Otherwise, they are denounced as anti-party and become the victims of their butcher's knife. The foundation of this regime is built on countless people's blood. Since this regime took hold of China, it has killed more people than the combined casualties of World War I and World War II.

    The CCP kills people like flies without any mercy, without considering good or bad, or righteousness or evil. When they decide someone should be killed, they make up excuses. The lives of countless good people have been ruined, many families have been broken apart, many orphans have been left homeless, and many temples have been destroyed. How many of our precious cultural relics have been destroyed? Most importantly, they have destroyed the traditional moral character of the Chinese people and smashed the will of the people.

    The CCP constantly carries out the class struggle and the proletarian dictatorship. They divide people into two groups, 95 percent versus five percent. The five percent of people are the target of dictatorship and face murder at any time. Those in the 95 percent have no guaranty of survival since at any time they can be labeled as part of the five percent. Therefore, everyone feels insecure and lives in constant fear.

    During the 1989 students' democratic movement, students, with patriotic enthusiasm, asked only for democracy and the punishment of corrupt officials. This touched upon the Party's basic interests and thus the method of ruthless killing was employed. Using the excuse that they were rioting, the CCP used tanks to roll over students at night, and Tiananmen Square was filled with the students' blood. Those who escaped being killed were left without hope under the CCP's rule.

    The means they have used to suppress Falun Gong since 1999 were even more sinister and vicious. They mobilized all government machinery, police, special agents, and state-controlled media including TV, radio, and newspapers for the campaign. They arrested practitioners, confiscated their property, and carried out illegal detention and sentencing. Their propaganda machinery fabricated a vast amount of slander. All of a sudden, black clouds covered the whole sky, and the sky seemed like it was about to collapse. The regime claimed that they would eradicate Falun Gong in three months. Based on the situation at the time, some people said it would only take three days instead of three months to make Falun Gong disappear. However, events have gone against their wishes. Six years have gone by. Falun Gong has not perished, and instead has spread all over the world. The whole world knows that Falun Dafa is good. The world needs "Truthfulness, Compassion, and Forbearance." There are people practicing Falun Gong in more than 70 countries.

    Why did the CCP and Jiang Zemin want to eliminate Falun Gong by any means necessary? It is because Falun Gong cultivators embrace "Truthfulness, Compassion and Forbearance" and strive to be good people. During the five thousand years of Chinese culture, the leaders of the dynasties suppressed evil and promoted goodness. The CCP is the exception. They persecute good people. The CCP always practices deception against the people. They don't want to talk about truthfulness. They kill to maintain their one-party dictatorship and are against compassion. They always want to fight with heaven, the earth, and people; they do not want to talk about forbearance.

    During the 55 years of CCP rule, traditional moral values were destroyed. People are without a sense of spiritual obligation or moral standard to govern themselves. People are insensitive, cold and detached. Morals are sliding downwards rapidly. Only Falun Dafa is a pure land, but the CCP wants to eliminate it.

    The CCP thinks that bloody suppression and constant killing will enable it to maintain its one-party dictatorship. They do not understand that there is a universal law: "Good will be rewarded with good, and evil will face retribution." When people do bad things and commit crimes, they face tribulations and destruction. Gods arrange all this, and the CCP is no exception. The CCP does not believe in the existence of gods, but that does not mean that gods do not exist. The CCP is against heaven, against tradition and against the human spirit. Its end is near.

    The emergence of the Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party is by no means an accident. It strikes the funeral bell for the CCP.

    Currently, the CCP still secretly suppresses Falun Gong. TV and newspapers only report news such as "Education Movement to Maintain Advancement" and the so-called "harmonious society." We will not be confused by the false appearance and will not forget its deceitful nature. We shall not have any illusions about the CCP.

    In conclusion, the Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party allowed me to realize many things. Although I have already read it four times, I will continue to read it. I suggest fellow practitioners read it a few more times as well.

    Get Rid of the Attachment of Fear and Regain Your Freedom

    (Clearwisdom.net) The book Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party has already been in print for more than nine months. For a woman, it takes ten months for the pregnancy and in one day she can give birth. So nine months can cultivate a life; it's not a short time. But many of our timid and worried practitioners, who have not participated in truth-clarifying work very much in the past few years, right now have even less time to participate in the work of using the Nine Commentaries to clarify the truth and eliminate a barrier that is preventing many of the world's people from being saved. They don't seem to realize that after the things related to the Nine Commentaries have finished, there will probably be even less of a chance for them to become qualified Dafa Disciples in the Fa-rectification Period. The opportunities are lost again and again. In the eyes of gods, they will become selfish beings who are not in line with the standard of the new cosmos. Any explanation will be useless at that time. The facts during the past few years are all there, and gods can see them clearly.

    Actually, those who have grown up in Chinese society have seen too many bad things and too much brutality from the evil party. They have become very timid and worried. This is natural and easy to understand. However, the key point is that practitioners are already different from everyday people. The meaning and goals of our lives are also different from others. Therefore the standard for us should be higher. The attachment to fear is also a substance that can become a warped notion and control people's whole lives. An everyday person said, "If one day you are bitten by a snake, you will fear the shape of a rope for the next ten years." This is a typical example of how the attachment to fear can control a person for a very long time. Practitioners are people who are on the path towards godhood. We cannot just let the substance of fear in this human world take over. Even the people who fear the rope still need to break through their original thoughts in order to get rid of fear previously formed, much less practitioners.

    Master stated in "Buddha-Nature" in Zhuan Falun Volume II,

    "Once a notion is formed, it can govern a person's life; dominate his mind and even his happiness, anger, grief and joy. It is something acquired. With the passage of time, it will dissolve into one's mind, into the brain of one's true self, and form one's disposition."

    "The formed notions will hinder and control your whole life. Human notions are usually selfish or even worse, so thought karma will be developed, while humans are controlled by their karma. Humans are controlled by their master soul. When the master soul is paralyzed and is replaced by notions, you will surrender unconditionally and your life will be controlled by these things."

    "The innate you is your true self and never changes. But humans have the tendency of forming a notion when they look at a problem; this kind of notion does not belong to you. If one does not form any notion, then when viewing a problem, one would have an understanding out of one's good nature, a real understanding of one's own, and deal with the problem with benevolence and kindness. The more you show your true self, the loftier your thinking is, the nearer you'll be to the truth, and the more you'll find yourself in the realm of your primordial good nature. Man's original nature was formed when the human body was composed of particles in an extremely, extremely micro state, and it is unchangeable. When one rejects his frame of thought, his good temperament, disposition, fundamental nature and character will be easily discernible, and that is his real self." (Provincial translation subject to further improvement)

    I hope reviewing Master's instruction can help practitioners who have the attachment of fear to find themselves soon. I believe that even if you can decisively get rid of a small portion of the attachment of fear and move one step forward on the road of cultivation practice, that you can clearly realize the freedom of life and the joy of being a practitioner.

    Media Coverage

    Epoch Times: Chinatown March in Los Angeles Marks Nearly 4 Million Withdrawals from Chinese Communist Party (Photo)

    Epoch Times San Diego Staff

    Aug 28, 2005

    Los Angeles Chinatown vendors, shoppers, residents and tourists stopped what they were doing to watch the 'Quit the Chinese Communist Party' parade contingent that marched through Chinatown three consecutive times. (The Epoch Times)

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    LOS ANGELES - Chinese and Westerners alike held a parade through Chinatown of Los Angeles to denounce China's human rights violations and mark the withdrawal of nearly 4 million from the Chinese Communist Party (CCP).

    The August 20 parade and rally was organized by The Greater Los Angeles/Orange County Global Quitting the CCP Service Center. This service center is one of many that have sprung up in cities around the U.S. and throughout the world to assist Chinese people in formally withdrawing from the CCP.

    "My best friend died in the 1989 Tiananmen Square massacre and an old childhood neighbor of mine lost both of his legs under the tank treads," said parade participant J. Yang, PhD., a scientist at the University of California in San Diego. "I want to show my support and let those courageous people inside China who have renounced the CCP know that they are not alone, and that we are supporting them."

    The wave of CCP withdrawals began after The Epoch Times published a series of editorials at the end of 2004 entitled, Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party. The Nine Commentaries reveal the uncensored history of the CCP and its legacy of tragedy, which has left 80 million Chinese dead from unnatural causes.

    Chinese and Westerners alike joined the parade to denounce China's human rights violations and express their support of nearly 4 million Chinese who have formally renounced the CCP. (The Epoch Times)

    Chinese and Westerners joined the parade to denounce China's human rights violations and express their support of nearly 4 million Chinese who have formally renounced the CCP. (The Epoch Times)

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    On August 18, Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party was honored by the Asian American Journalists Association (AAJA) with the top award in the category "Asian American Issues - Online" at the AAJA convention in Minneapolis.

    "I have lived in America for 11 years, but only began to understand the true nature of the CCP after reading the Nine Commentaries," stated Dr. Yang.

    "I grew up in China and my mom and dad still live there," said another parade participant, whose parents have been persecuted by the CCP. "They experienced persecution in their early life, during the Cultural Revolution, and now they are persecuted by the CCP for their belief in Falun Gong."

    In the heat of the day, the parade contingent peacefully marched three times around Chinatown carrying banners and encouraging Chinese people to step forward and say goodbye forever to communism.

    "I hope that Chinese people everywhere can see us and understand why we are walking today in this parade under the hot sun," said another participant in the parade. "I came to the parade to add my voice of hope."

    "China is a great nation with a rich culture," said Dr. Yang. "The CCP has brought terror, killing and the destruction of tradition and culture. The CCP has brought too much misery to China, and it is time for Chinese people to wake up and free themselves from the CCP's control. "

    Source http://english.epochtimes.com/news/5-8-28/31690.html

    The Epoch Times: Vandal Caught on Film

    Aug 17, 2005

    Caught on film: a man plunges a rock through Grant Lu's windscreen. After around fifteen such incidents, Grant believes the Chinese Embassy is targeting his van because of its messages condemning human rights abuses in China.

    Grant Lu has had his four tires slashed more than ten times, his windscreen and passenger windows repeatedly smashed, and the messages on his van covered with black spray paint.

    His vehicle, adorned with photos of human rights atrocities in China against the Falun Dafa meditation practice, has been repeatedly vandalized across five locations in three Sydney suburbs, in a string of incidents which he believes are part of an intentional campaign by the Chinese government to harass and intimidate him.

    But last Sunday (August 6), he caught a culprit on film. Suspecting the vandalism would follow its usual pattern of slashing all four tires one night, and then smashing the front windscreen the following night, Grant asked a friend to hide in the van with a video camera, and got exactly what he was hoping for.

    Footage taken shows a mustached Asian man walking up to the van carrying a plastic bag. He then takes a large rock from the bag, and hurls it into the windscreen, before fleeing. According to the friend in the van, the man dropped the rock in a nearby garbage bin before driving off in a taxi. His face was captured clearly on film.

    The next part was easy. Grant, a taxi driver himself, gave a still-shot of the man to ten of his taxi-driver friends, who soon identified him, got his ID number, and reported him to the Surry Hills police.

    Investigations are continuing.

    Grant has no doubts that the Chinese Communist Party is behind the vandalism. "We know the Chinese government is persecuting Falun Gong. Many Falun Gong practitioners have been followed, lots of Falun Gong practitioners' cars have been broken, and their homes have been broken into," he said.

    "I think every person should have a right to know the real story of the communist party. And you know that's what I'm doing, and they just want to try to stop me or threaten me, something like that."

    Grant knows the Chinese Communist Party better than most. His name used to be Cheezong Lee before he changed it to evade a blacklist and enter Shanghai in November 2003, where his fiancée had just been released after two years in a labor camp. The last time he had tried to reach her, the police found out and were already waiting for him when he arrived at his parents' house, where they promptly arrested him and expelled him from the country.

    But this time things went better, and he was able to get the photo with her that he needed in order to secure her visa to Australia, where she now lives with him.

    Earlier this year, defecting first secretary of the Sydney Chinese Consulate, Mr Chen Yonglin, made headlines with his claim that the Chinese government employed over 1000 spies to monitor the activities of overseas dissidents and groups banned on the mainland.



    News from China

    Jin Xinku, a Resident of Suizhong County, Liaoning Province Receives Karmic Retribution


    Editors' Note: In both Western and Chinese culture, the principle of karmic retribution, that is, being held ultimately accountable for one's own actions, is widely accepted. The fundamental teaching of Falun Gong is the characteristic of the universe, "Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance." The universe will reward actions that are in harmony with this principle, while actions such as beating, torturing and murdering people will incur karmic retribution. Stated another way, good deeds will be rewarded with good, while evildoings will meet due retribution. Articles such as this one are meant as a compassionate reminder of this principle to those who would commit wrongdoing. While many of those who persecute Falun Gong are merely "following orders," the universal law requires that they, too, be held responsible for their actions, and that only by reversing their course of wrongdoing may they escape retribution.

    Jin Xinku, a man over 40 years old, was a resident of Suizhong County, Huludao City, Liaoning Province. He reported on Dafa disciples to authorities many times. In late June of 2005, he once again harassed Dafa disciples with handcuffs and a forged police ID. Around July 24, 2005, Jin Xinku died from multiple cancers. Those who know him said that he died because of his persecution of Falun Dafa disciples.

    Jin Xinku monitored and reported on Dafa disciples to authorities for a long period time.

    In 2004, Jin Xinku reported on Dafa disciples Hu Baochun and Jin Jiang to authorities. Hu Baochun was later illegally sent to a forced labor camp and mistreated badly; Jin Jiang was arrested, beaten and extorted for money. Jin Xinku soon had a car accident and was no longer able to walk, suffering back and leg pain.

    After the accident, a Falun Gong practitioner risked his/her life to persuade him not to persecute Dafa disciples any more, telling him not to end his own future by opposing Dafa.

    However, he did not repent and continued to persecute Dafa disciples. One month prior to his death, he still inquired about several Dafa disciples' whereabouts using their photos, handcuffs and a forged police ID.

    Jin Xinku suffered karmic retribution for the following reasons:

    Jiang's regime's persecution policy against Falun Gong: Jin Xinku's death was caused by this worldwide campaign.

    The fabricated propaganda slandering Falun Gong: many ordinary people are deceived, being hostile toward and participated in persecuting Dafa, which has led to the adverse consequences for themselves.

    Suizhong Public Security Bureau's instigation and employment is also an important factor.

    As early as 2001, Suizhong policemen have suffered karmic retribution because they persecuted Dafa. In the winter of 2001, Suizhong Public Security Bureau drove Dafa disciples to Masanjia Forced Labor Camp. On the way back, the police vehicle suddenly turned over without any apparent reason. Among the four policemen, Chang Weixing, who had persecuted Falun Gong most ruthlessly, was injured the most severely and needed surgery. Afterwards, Chang Weixing hated Wang Fuchen, a then Politics and Security Section chief, accusing Wang of using him as a scapegoat by not delivering the Falun Gong practitioners to the forced labor camp himself, thereby escaping retribution.

    From then on, police with a little good sense no longer initiated any persecution towards Falun Gong. Especially in the past two years, even the heads of the Public Security Bureau tried their best to avoid getting involved in the persecution. The police used only fools, such as Jin Xinku, as front-line soldiers, keeping out of the disaster themselves. It was a pity that Jin Xinku refused to listen to any persuasion and ignored any warnings from the heaven. Even after the first retribution, he continued to oppose Dafa and persecute Dafa disciples for the sake of making money.

    The death of Jin Xinku and the survival of Li Wenbao, who had carried a card bearing the words "Falun Dafa is Good" when a police station in Dongxin Village, Xing City suffered an explosion, became a strong comparison: one died as a result of persecuting Dafa and the other survived in a explosion because he respected Dafa and was kind.

    Latest News from China - August 19, 2005


    1. [Yinan County, Shandong Province] Wang Weigao Serving Two Years in Zibo Wangcun Prison
    2. [Panjin City, Liaoning Province] Four Dafa Practitioners Force-fed and Tortured
    3. [Wuhan, Hubei Province] Yang Rongzhen Forcibly Taken to Jiangan District Brainwashing Center by 610 Office
    4. [Chengdu City, Sichuan Province] Lin Xiaoquan Seized Again
    5. [Shenyang City, Liaoning Province] Yang Yunna Arrested for Posting Truth-clarification Materials
    6. [Shuozhou City, Shanxi Province] Li Xianglan Taken Away from Home
    7. [Huinong, Ningxia Province] Wang Yuzhu Arrested and Tortured for Telling the Truth
    8. [Shanhaiguan, Hebei Province] Wu Wenzhang Persecuted and Emaciated in Jidong Prison
    9. [Qingdao City, Shandong Province] Yan Jingqiu Entrapped by Police
    10. [Lingyuan, Liaoning Province] Lingyuan Iron and Steel Company Persecutes Dafa Practitioners

    1. [Yinan County, Shandong Province] Wang Weigao Serving Two Years in Zibo Wangcun Prison

    Falun Dafa practitioner Mr. Wang Weigao, 38, is from Shuanghouaiyu Village, Yinan County. On March 4, 2005, Wang Weigao and some other practitioners went out to validate the Fa. They were arrested, taken to Yinan Detention Center, and tortured. Mr. Wang always persisted in his belief and did not give up his practice. In the end, he was sentenced to two years imprisonment to be served in Wangcun Prison.

    2. [Panjin City, Liaoning Province] Four Dafa Practitioners Force-fed and Tortured

    According to a reliable source, on August 3, 2005, practitioners Mr. Xin Minduo, Ms. Bao Juncen, Ms. Hu Zhehui and Mr. Yang Lixin from Panjin were arrested and sent to Beida Prison in Shenyang, Liaoning. The practitioners have been on a hunger strike, and have not given up their practice. They have been force-fed and tortured. At this time, the police are gathering evidence and attempting to sentence Xin Minduo and Hu Zhehui in connection with a truth-clarification material production site for up to 20 years. The police discovered the site by phone tapping and surveillance.

    The relevant telephone numbers
    Panjin City Detention Center:
    Jing Chengsheng, Manager: 86-427-2682511(Office), 86-13909875868(Cell)
    Wang Yonggang, assistant manager, (in charge of supervising Falun Gong practitioners): 86-427-2862533(Office)

    3. [Wuhan, Hubei Province] Yang Rongzhen Abducted to Jiangan District Brainwashing Center by Members of 610 Office

    At 7 p.m. on August 10, 2005, the director of the 610 Office in Jiangan District of Wuhan teamed up with Jiangan District Laodong Street local police, and with the guidance of the residents' committee, broke into practitioner Ms. Yang Rongzhen's home in the dormitory area of the Military Communication Institute on Jiefanggongyuan Road.

    Ms. Yang's son argued strongly and tried to stop them from taking Ms. Yang, however the 610 Office personnel still abducted her (58-years-old) at midnight on August 10, 2005, and sent her to Jiangan District Brainwashing Center.

    4. [Chengdu City, Sichuan Province] Lin Xiaoquan Again Seized

    On July 27, 2005, Lin Xiaoquan and another practitioner were arrested from their home. Lin Xiaoquan jumped from the second floor of Xinfan Town Local Police Station and attempted to escape, but he injured his lower back from the jump and was taken to Xinjin Detention Center. Lin Xiaoquan went on a hunger strike to protest the persecution and was sent home on July 31. While he was recuperating, he was arrested again from home around August 12, and was held in Xindu District Detention Center.

    Participants in persecuting Lin Xiaoquan
    Li Huasheng, Party secretary of Xinfan Town, Xindu District, Chengdu City
    Lei Min, Party secretary of Qingshi Village, Xinnong Township, Xinfan Town, Xindu
    District, Chengdu City

    5. [Shenyang City, Liaoning Province] Yang Yunna Arrested for Posting Truth-clarification Materials

    On July 22, 2005, practitioner Ms. Yang Yunna of Shaling Town, Yuhong District was arrested by officers from Shaling Town Local Police Station for delivering Falun Gong truth-clarification materials and posting the photos of Gao Rongrong's disfigured face. She was taken to Shenyang City Detention Center and detained. Practitioner Han Yuanyuan was also arrested at the same time.

    6. [Shuozhou City, Shanxi Province] Li Xianglan Taken Away from Home

    Ms. Li Xianglan, 42 years old, is from Ying County, Shuozhou City, Shanxi Province. On the morning of August 4, 2005, more than 80 policemen rushed into her home, arrested her and sent her to Ying County Public Security Bureau.

    7. [Huinong, Ningxia Province] Wang Yuzhu Arrested and Tortured for Telling the Truth

    On August 8, 2005, practitioner Wang Yuzhu from Ningxia clarified the truth about Falun Gong to a person on a business trip in Huinong District, Ningxia. Wang Yuzhu was reported and arrested on August 12 at the workplace in Yinchuan by several police officers from Huinong District National Protection Unit of the Autonomous Region Public Security Department and Yinchuan City Development Zone local police station. Wang Yuzhu is now being held and tortured in Huinong District No. 2 Detention Center.

    Wang, manager, Huinong District No. 2 Detention Center: 86-952-
    3312207 (Office)

    8. [Shanhaiguan, Hebei Province] Wu Wenzhang Persecuted and Emaciated in Jidong Prison

    Mr. Wu Wenzhang from Shanhaiguan has been sentenced to three years and six months imprisonment by Shanhaiguan Court on April 30, 2004, for writing Falun Dafa slogans. He has been held at Jidong Prison for nearly ten months. Under long term persecution and brainwashing, he is suffering from high blood pressure and is bedridden. He has blurred vision and is emaciated.

    Some telephone numbers for personnel in Jidong Prison
    Jidong Prison head brigade, Hebei Province Postcode: 063305
    Peng Yanjie, Director of the brigade: 86-315-8310888 (Home), 86-315-8327888 (Office)
    (note: Director of brigade that was previously announced as Peng Yanfu should be Peng Yanjie)
    Song Chenliang,.Director of the brigade: 86-315-8327888, 86-315-8519548
    An Yue, Director of 610 head brigade: 86-315-8501899 (Home), 86-315-8327668 (Office)

    9. [Qingdao City, Shandong Province] Yan Jingqiu Entrapped by Police

    At around August 2, 2005, a banner attacking Falun Dafa was hung near Yanji Road, Beizhong Area, Qingdao City, and three police cars were parked near the banner. In the early morning of August 3, Yan Jingqiu went to take down the banner, but was arrested by the police officers who were waiting there for practitioners to remove their slanderous banner. Yan Jingqiu is now being held in Dashan Detention Center in Qingdao.

    10. [Lingyuan, Liaoning Province] Lingyuan Iron and Steel Company Persecutes Dafa Practitioners

    Since the suppression of Falun Gong in 1999, more than ten practitioners from Lingyuan have been sentenced. Among them are:

    Hou Yanshuang, 14 years
    Zheng Chunyan, 10 years
    Han Liguo and Li Chunling (couple), 6 years and 4 years
    Liu Zhifu, 6 years
    Guo Xiaomei, 6 years
    Wang Hailin, 7 years
    Li Chunyan, 3 years
    Zhou Shumin, 8 years
    Yuan Zimin, 5 years

    Han Liguo was tortured to death in Dabei Prison while others are still being detained.

    Solemn Statements from Awakened People


    Solemn Statement

    We are family members of Dafa practitioners. After the persecution of Falun Gong began in 1999, out of concern for our loved ones, we said disrespectful things about Dafa and Teacher against our will. Through the truth clarification by Dafa practitioners, we recognized our mistakes and also came to understand the evil nature of the Chinese Communist Party. We hereby declare null and void what we said and did that was against Dafa and Master. Falun Dafa is good.

    Zhao Ruiying, Zhang Aiguo, Zhang Hongjie

    August 5, 2005


    Solemn Statement

    My younger brother is a Dafa practitioner. On July 20, 1999, he was illegally arrested when he went to appeal in Beijing. His home was ransacked and his property valued at 3,000 yuan was confiscated. He was not released until one month later when my husband and I were forced to pay 1,500 yuan and agreed to keep an eye on him, and to not allow him to practice Falun Gong any longer. Since then, the authorities often came to harass me and my husband, continuously putting pressure on us. As a result of my fear, I burned the book Zhuan Falun. I now finally realize that I made a huge mistake. The real purpose of being human is to return to our true selves. Falun Gong is beneficial to all people and brings no harm. I also want to become a Dafa practitioner.

    Yang Yulan

    June 6, 2005


    Solemn Statements from Young Dafa Practitioners


    Solemn Statement

    Under pressure from the authorities, my parents, who did not understand the truth about Falun Dafa, beat and pinched me, trying to force me to give up my practice of Falun Gong. In the end I yielded to my parents and promised not to practice any longer. Now I am coming back to the cultivation path arranged by our Master. I will do the three things well and be a qualified Dafa practitioner.

    He Yue

    August 2, 2005


    Solemn Statement

    When I was in elementary school, the school required us to sign documents vowing to stay away from Falun Gong. I now declare my signatures null and void. From now on I will be strict with myself and walk on the path arranged by our Master. I will be a qualified young Dafa practitioner.

    Feng Huilin

    August 9, 2005


    204 People Declare that their Words and Deeds Under Forced Brainwashing are Null and Void
    A Total of 285304 Declarations Have Been Published To Date

    (Clearwisdom.net) A "solemn declaration" is a person's public statement declaring to the world that whatever he or she has done or said under duress or deception that was against Falun Dafa is null and void. Most of these statements have come from Falun Dafa practitioners in China who wished to express regret that, in the face of physical torture and brainwashing, they had signed documents renouncing Dafa and guaranteeing not to practice again. Also, as more and more people in China learn the truth about how they have been deceived and lied to by the Jiang regime, many non-practitioners are also submitting "solemn declarations."

    Here are some examples of the Solemn Declarations:

    Please click here for more Solemn Declarations.

    Reference Material

    Wall Street Journal: COMMENTARY: China's Angry Petitioners [Excerpt]

    August 25, 2005

    This summer, I took a research team to Beijing to document police abuse against petitioners for an upcoming Human Rights Watch report. In pairs and small groups, over the course of two weeks, the victims straggled into our various meeting rooms, hidden around the city. Some were on crutches after beatings in detention, while others had lost fingers to torture. Many had the blank gaze acquired over long months of imprisonment. Together, they formed a river of internal refugees fleeing state violence. In thick local dialects, they recounted experiences of police violence, including attacks by local police who came to Beijing to prevent them petitioning.

    Recently, China has announced a new program aimed at solving these problems: the state will send these petitioners back to meet with local police chiefs. The program is either naive or cynical: it is like sending sheep to meet with wolves.

    To be fair, in some cases, police chiefs are honest officials who act fairly. But others are the same police chiefs formerly ordered by local officials to beat petitioners, torture them, imprison them, and stop them from getting to Beijing in the first place. In a few cases -- and imagining these meetings boggles the mind -- they will be the very police officers who are the subjects of the original complaints.

    Without basic protections against retaliation, this new program could open the door to a raft of new abuses. China must engage in thorough police reform as part of any long term solution to its dysfunctional petitioning system.

    There is no question that the petitioning system, a uniquely Chinese cultural-legal institution, needs some fixing. Each year, tens of thousands of farmers and others throng Beijing in the hope that some national official will intercede in their local cases. Many are victims of official corruption, forced resettlement, and police brutality. These "petitioners," are exercising an ancient Chinese right, protected in national law, that allows anyone to submit a complaint to the government.

    Many petitioners have tried their local courts first and failed to find justice. Petitioning in Beijing is the court of last resort. However, few find satisfaction there either. Many spend their life savings while waiting for an official reply to their appeals, and wind up encamped in a shantytown of Dickensian squalor known as the "petitioners' village" where they live on scraps scavenged from the streets. Though the labyrinthine system fails many, there are few other options under China's weak legal system, and so the numbers of petitioners continues to grow. In the first quarter of 2005, the State Council Petitions Bureau in Beijing reported an increase of more than 90 0n the numbers of letters and visits compared to the same period last year.

    However, petitioners complaining in Beijing can make provincial authorities look bad to their supervisors in the capital. Thus, provincial governments send plainclothes police and thugs to Beijing, where they lie in wait for petitioners from their home province. When they find petitioners, these officers -- known as "retrievers" -- often beat or threaten them. Sometimes, they bundle petitioners into cars and take them back home. Some are released there, while others are thrown into detention without trial.

    One man we met from Henan province in central China had been petitioning for decades and been "retrieved" many times. His saga began when a local official hired thugs to kill his father over a land claim. Finding no justice in Henan, he petitioned in Beijing. There he was grabbed by provincial "retrievers" who permanently crippled his two middle fingers, and then took him to a detention center in Henan -- in fact an unused army barracks. They kept him there to cook for them for a while, but after a blizzard shut down the unheated facility, the police told him he was free to go. He immediately returned to Beijing to petition, and said he had been seized in the same way and beaten multiple times. He no longer dares to leave the petitioners' village.

    His tale was extreme, but not unusual. Petitioners are often imprisoned in local detention centers for exercising their legally-guaranteed right to petition. One petitioner in her sixties told us that when she demanded to know why she was being imprisoned, "The officers said, 'You've done nothing illegal. This is to stop you from petitioning.'"

    Ironically, and tragically, many of the petitioners thus mistreated are petitioning over police abuse in the first place. We interviewed several parents who began petitioning after sons died in police custody.

    TV Programs

    Pure Heart, Clear Mind #169

    We will begin this week's episode of Pure Heart, Clear Mind with the Falun Dafa News Review, which will be followed by a video titled Jiang Zemin: The Hidden Side. We will then have a discussion with Jerry, which will be followed by our artwork of the week program. We will conclude this week's episode of Pure Heart, Clear Mind with instruction of the Falun Dafa exercises. We hope you enjoy the show.

  • FLDF News
  • Jiang Zemin: The Hidden Side
  • Jerry Interview
  • Artwork of the Week
  • Exercise Instruction
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