Saturday, October 01, 2005

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Clear Wisdom [Saturday, October 01, 2005 ]



Clearwisdom.net, Saturday, October 01, 2005

News and Events from Around the World

  • Ottawa, Canada: Practitioners, Human Rights Lawyer and MPs Call for Entry Ban for Persecutors of Falun Gong (Photo)
  • Toronto: Practitioners Call for Barring Human Rights Offender from Entering Canada (Photos)
  • Vancouver, Canada: Practitioners Call on the Canadian Government to Bar Entry to a High-ranking Chinese Official Responsible for Persecution (Photos)
  • Taiwan: Hsinzhu Citizens Extend Support for the Rescue of Falun Gong Orphans (Photos)
  • Manhattan Truth-Clarification Continues (Photos)
  • Turkey: Falun Gong Well Received at Mersin Festival (Photos)
  • Florida: Promoting Falun Dafa at a Health Expo in Ft. Lauderdale (Photos)
  • Thailand: "I Want to Study at Minghui School" (Photos)

    Open Forum

  • International Rescue Efforts Show Defeat of CCP's Lies
  • The Hong Kong Administration Needs To Revisit Rationality

    Facts of the Persecution

  • Ms. Liu Qianqian, 33, Tortured to Death at the Heilongjiang Province Women's Prison (Photo)
  • Ms. Yang Lijuan Tortured, Her Elderly Parents Traumatized (Photo)
  • Thirteen Types of Torture Used on Falun Gong Practitioners at Gaoyang Labor Camp
  • Chen Wen, a Single Old Man, Died Mysteriously in Huanggang City, Hubei Province

    Practitioners Exchange Experiences and Insights

  • Treasure Our Time Every Day
  • A Practitioner from Mainland China Validates the Fa in Canada during Hu Jintao's Visit
  • Getting Rid of the Attachments of Selfishness, Fear and Pursuit While Clarifying the Truth
  • My Truth-clarification Experience at a Photo Exhibit by Falun Dafa Practitioners (Photos)
  • A Reminder for Young Practitioners Addicted to TV and Internet Video Games

    Non-Practitioners Awaken to the Truth

  • A Change of Heart by Criminals Condemned to Death

    Reference Material

  • WSJ: China's Internet Censors Fight a Losing Battle

    News from China

  • Latest News from China - September 3, 2005
  • 251 People Declare that their Words and Deeds Under Forced Brainwashing are Null and Void
  • Summary of Other Articles and News - September 11, 2005
  • Summary of Other Articles and News - September 20, 2005


    News and Events from Around the World


    Ottawa, Canada: Practitioners, Human Rights Lawyer and MPs Call for Entry Ban for Persecutors of Falun Gong (Photo)

    (Clearwisdom.net) On September 28, 2005, Ottawa practitioners held an urgent appeal to call on the Canadian government to bar Xia Deren, Dalian Mayor and Deputy Governor of Liaoning Province, from entering Canada. Xia is scheduled to hold a business visit to Canada on September 30. Practitioners also held an anti-torture exhibition with live models to expose the persecution. The event coincided with the "Hands Across the Border" charity barbecue on Parliament Hill organized by the four major Canadian parties. The practitioners' appeal and anti-torture exhibition attracted the attention of thousands.

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    Practitioners appeal at Canada's Parliament Hill

    Renowned human rights lawyer David Matas wrote to the relevant Canadian officials, including the Ministers of Public Safety, Immigration and Foreign Affairs on August 25 to ask the Canadian government to deny visas to perpetrators of the persecution. 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 were found guilty of crimes against humanity. He said that if such officials were allowed to enter Canada, it's sending a message that Canada condones genocide and human rights violations. He said that Canada must act according to international human rights agreements and Canada's Crimes Against Humanity and War Crimes Program. Victims of such crimes should not be left to fend for themselves.

    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 victimized across the country. I urge the government to follow the letter of its own law and respect the rights of its citizens." The MP also said: "[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."

    Liaoning Province and Dalian City are two of the worst offenders in the persecution. In June 2003, the Federal District Court of the Northern California found Xia responsible for torture, cruel, inhumane, or degrading treatment, arbitrary detention, crimes against humanity, and interference with freedom of religion and belief.

    By the end of January 2004, Canada's Crimes Against Humanity and War Crimes Program (CCAHWCP) established a list of 45 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). Xia Deren was included in the list. According to Canadian laws, 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.

    In the beginning of this September, Bo Xilai, former Governor of Liaoning Province, was scheduled to visit Canada with Chinese President Hu. Bo is also in the CCAHWCP's watch list. By the time of Hu's visit, Bo's name disappeared from the delegation's list. Analysts believed that that incident was related to the strong voice of the Canadian public, lawyers, MPs and supporters of Falun Gong.

    Reportedly, on July 10, a Dalian official website announced that Xia and his delegation would hold a Dalian City Job Fair in either Vancouver or Toronto on September 30. However, that web page was recently removed.

    According to 2003 data from the CCAHWCP, 581 people were denied entry to Canada from 1999 to 2000 for suspected involvement in crimes against humanity and war crimes. This figure varied to 644 for 2000-2001 and 445 for 2001-2002. An official of the CCAHWCP said that Canada doesn't need to give any explanation to such individuals for denial of entry.


    Toronto: Practitioners Call for Barring Human Rights Offender from Entering Canada (Photos)

    (Clearwisdom.net) At noon on September 28, Toronto practitioners gathered in front of the district office of the Canadian Federal Immigration Minister to call on the government to bar Xia Deren from entering Canada. The deputy governor of Liaoning Province and Mayor of Dalian city is scheduled to visit Canada on September 30.

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    Practitioner speaks out at the rally
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    Practitioners peacefully demonstrate in front of the Minister's district office

    Practitioners' spokesman Joel Chipkar said that Xia is notorious for implementing and overseeing the policy of torture and killing, and was found responsible for torture and genocide by a Northern California Court.

    "The death toll of practitioners in China is increasing everyday. If such an official is allowed to enter Canada, it signals that Canada has forgiven the atrocities. The Canadian Government must bar criminals of this kind from entering its borders," Chipkar stressed.

    Mr. Yang of the Falun Dafa Association said that as of September 27, it has been verified that 53 practitioners have been persecuted to death in Dalian and 10 of these deaths took place in 2005. Dalian is one of the cities in which practitioners have been persecuted most rampantly, and as Mayor of the city, Xia must be held accountable.

    According to Chipkar, Xia is in a CAHWACP's watch list of 45 Chinese officials who have committed crimes against humanity. They are subjected to denial of entry or visa and could be deported or sued. Bo Xilai, former Governor of Liaoning Province, was also on the list. Bo was scheduled to visit Canada with Chinese President Hu; however, he disappeared from the delegation list before the trip.

    At around 1 p.m., several practitioners entered the district office of the Minister of Immigration to deliver an appeal letter to the staff members.


    Vancouver, Canada: Practitioners Call on the Canadian Government to Bar Entry to a High-ranking Chinese Official Responsible for Persecution (Photos)

    (Clearwisdom.net) At 1 o'clock on September 28, 2005, practitioners held a press conference in front of the Vancouver Art Gallery to call on the federal government to bar entry to Dalian Mayor Xia Deren, who is known to be a key perpetrator of the persecution against Falun Gong. Xia was found in default of crimes against humanity by a U.S. court. Xia was scheduled to visit Canada on September 30.

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    The press conference site

    During the press conference, practitioner Zhang Chunyu gave a speech. He said his mother, Yang Huizhen, was illegally arrested for the third time on May 24, 2004, by police in Dandong City, Liaoning Province. His mother was subsequently detained in the Baifang Detention Center of Dandong City. Almost at the same time of his mother's arrest, police officers broke into his sister Zhang Chungang's home and illegally arrested her. Chungang is now being detained in the notorious Masanjia Forced Labor Camp. Mr. Zhang Chunyu strongly called for help to stop the persecution, and specifically called on the federal government to bar Xia Deren from entering Canada.

    Practitioners read a letter written by David Matas, renowned human rights lawyer, to the Minister of Public Safety and Immigration. Mr. Matas said that based on Canada's Crimes Against Humanity and War Crimes Program, one should be denied entry to Canada if he is suspected of crimes against humanity. Mr. Matas said that he believed Xia Deren has committed crimes against humanity.

    Senior MP David Kilgour once said that there was no doubt that the Chinese government persecutes Falun Gong practitioners mercilessly across China, and that he believes the perpetrators of the persecution should not be permitted to enter Canada.

    On September 27, Canadian officials confirmed that they had received evidence of crimes against humanity committed by Xia Deren from the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) and the related materials from the U.S. Court verdict on Xia's Crimes Against Humanity. Since the nature of his crimes is so severe, Xia was added to a watch list kept by the RCMP. Xia is one of 45 Chinese officials on the list. Evidence of each official's direct responsibility for the persecution of Falun Gong is also in the RCMP's possession. These officials come from different levels of the Party Committees, "610 Offices," local governments and forced labor camps This list was established by Canada's Crimes Against Humanity and War Crimes Program (CCAHWCP) prior to Xia's visit. According to Canadian laws, 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.

    Xia is from Liaoning Province, notorious for relentlessly persecuting Falun Gong. As deputy governor of Liaoning Province and Mayor of Dalian city, Xia has been supervising and directing persecution against practitioners. To date, 340 practitioners have been persecuted to death in Liaoning province. This represents the third highest death toll among the provinces in China. Moreover, in Liaoning Province, Dalian City is one of the cities which persecutes Falun Gong the most severely. As of September 27, 2005, 53 practitioners have been persecuted to death in Dalian.


    Taiwan: Hsinzhu Citizens Extend Support for the Rescue of Falun Gong Orphans (Photos)

    (Clearwisdom.net) The sixth Hsinzhu Rice Noodle Festival was held on September 24 and 25, and attracted many local residents. Local practitioners were invited to the festival. They set up a booth to introduce the "Rescue Falun Gong Orphans" project to tell the local people what Falun Gong is, to expose the brutal persecution taking place in China, and to call for support to rescue orphaned children of practitioners in Mainland China.

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    A child signing a petition board calling for the end of the persecution
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    A citizen signing the petition

    As soon as the festival started, a lot of people came to the practitioners' booth for more information. Through the practitioners' introduction, they learned about the persecution, which has claimed the lives of at least 2,732 practitioners and that has orphaned many children of those practitioners. Many of these orphaned children have been forced to leave their homes, discriminated against and expelled from school.

    One gentleman firmly expressed his support to the practitioners and said that the practitioners' signature campaign was a necessary activity. He also said that all practitioners looked very kind and that the charges by the Chinese Communist Party against practitioners were obviously fabricated. He also acquired information about local practice sites and expressed interest in learning Falun Gong. .

    There were also several people who wished to offer financial help to the Falun Gong orphans. In addition, they all asked for information about practice sites near their homes and expressed the wish to learn the five sets of exercises.

    A parent with a child passed by the booth. When he was told that practitioners were collecting signatures to rescue orphans persecuted in China, his expression became very serious and said: "Please look after my child for a moment, I will sign." The practitioner was very touched, she knelt down and gave a Falun Dafa bookmark to the little one. At the same time, the father signed a postcard to U.S. President George Bush calling for action to rescue Falun Gong orphans.

    A couple who had learned the truth asked: "Are you always telling passersby about Falun Gong like you are now?" A practitioner nodded his head. They were very surprised and impressed. The practitioner thanked them for signing the postcard to President Bush.

    During the festival, there were also some children who had never heard about Falun Gong. After listening to the practitioners' explanation, they learned that Falun Gong teaches people to be good individuals by always telling the truth, doing good deeds, putting others first and being more tolerant. They could not understand why the Chinese Communist Party would persecute Falun Gong, as they know that good people should not be persecuted and wicked people are doomed to be punished. Many children, after learning the truth, signed their names to support the orphan rescue effort.


    Manhattan Truth-Clarification Continues (Photos)

    (Clearwisdom.net) In September 2005, practitioners continued holding anti-torture exhibitions to clarify the truth at 50th street and Broadway in Manhattan. Practitioners from Canada, Taiwan, New Zealand and the United States came to support the effort using their vacation or spare time. Many New Yorkers have seen the exhibitions multiple times, but tourists from different countries said that they had learned a lot from the exhibitions.

    A Chinese tourist from Tianjin said: "I have long doubted the Tiananmen Self-Immolation. However, I didn't dare to question it, as I didn't have clear evidence. Now, I have seen the evidence and can tell others when I get back."

    A business manager said: "I have not only read your materials but also signed your petition. In addition, I also asked all my employees to sign it."


    Clarifying the truth at 50th street and Broadway in Manhattan


    Clarifying the truth to passersby


    Passersby read the posters attentively

    People are shocked by the brutality of the persecution in China

    A passerby signed practitioners' petition

    A corner of the exhibition site


    Turkey: Falun Gong Well Received at Mersin Festival (Photos)

    (Clearwisdom.net) On September 17, Falun Gong practitioners participated in the annual Mersin Festival hosted by the Mersin city government. The practitioners' on-stage demonstration and information booth attracted a lot attention from the audience and media outlets.


    Falun Gong exercise demonstration

    On the stage, practitioners gave an introduction of Falun Gong and demonstrated the five sets of exercises to the peaceful and elegant Falun Gong music. The demonstration attracted the attention of numerous spectators. The whole site was immersed in an atmosphere of peace and serenity, and people were delighted by the demonstration and music. When the practitioners finished, they received a warm round of applause and much praise.


    Practitioners demonstrating the sitting meditation

    Some spectators learning the exercises at the site

    A number of Turkish TV stations and newspaper reporters were present at the festival, and they all showed great interest in Falun Dafa. Sun TV broadcast the festival, including the practitioners' demonstration, twice during the following week as major local news.

    The practitioners' participation in this festival received full support from the local government. For example, the Mersin government printed color brochures and large banners that read "Falun Dafa" and "Truthfulness Compassion Forbearance" for practitioners. In addition, to facilitate the practitioners' activities such as onsite teaching, the government designated an area in the festival venue for the practitioners' use. In fact, the practitioners have received a lot of help and support from the government over the past year.

    When the curtain of night dropped, the celebration had already concluded hours before. However, there were still many people lingering around the practitioners' booth. People came in succession to learn the practice or learn about the truth of Falun Gong. The megaphones played Falun Dafa music continuously, bringing boundless compassion to the peaceful night. During this one-day event, practitioners once again demonstrated the beauty of Falun Dafa to the local people.


    Florida: Promoting Falun Dafa at a Health Expo in Ft. Lauderdale (Photos)

    (Clearwisdom.net) From September 24 to 25, Miami practitioners participated in a Mind-Body Health Expo held in the Fort Lauderdale Convention Center. The purpose of the expo was to encourage people to try alternative health methods.


    Clarifying the truth to visitors

    Two practitioners demonstrate the exercises

    Seeking health of both mind and boy is a hot topic in western society today. During the expo, Falun Gong attracted a lot of visitors. Many people came to acquire materials and contact information of local practice sites. Practitioners also told them about the ongoing brutal persecution in China. Without exception, they all expressed sympathy and support for the practitioners in China.

    As the expo drew to a close, the organizers arranged a one-hour Falun Gong seminar. Practitioners then introduced Falun Dafa and its worldwide spread in more detail, and also demonstrated the five sets of Falun Gong exercises. Answering questions from the audience, they stressed that cultivation must emphasize xinxing. They also explained why the Chinese Communist Party and Jiang Zemin would collude to persecute Falun Dafa. All of the seminar participants signed the practitioners' petition, and many also expressed great interest in and support for the "Rescue Falun Gong Orphans Persecuted in China" project.


    Thailand: "I Want to Study at Minghui School" (Photos)

    (Clearwisdom.net) On the first day of the Thailand Minghui School, the 4-year-old Kaixin talked about the persecution that she had been subjected to in China and expressed her hope that the persecution against "Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance" will be stopped soon. Xuanxuan, 3, told her mother: "I want to go to Minghui School again next week."

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    Thailand Minghui School successfully held its first class
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    Students of the school


    Open Forum


    International Rescue Efforts Show Defeat of CCP's Lies

    (Clearwisdom.net) On September 21, 2005, more than six years after the Chinese Communist Party began persecuting Falun Gong, Falun Gong practitioner Ms. Li Weixun was able to come to the United States as a refugee under protection by the United Nations High Commission on Refugees (UNHCR). Ms. Li does not have any family in the United States. This is not just a matter of Ms. Li beginning a new life in which she can freely practice her faith, but a statement by the international community of support for Falun Gong. It demonstrates the result of Falun Gong practitioners' tireless efforts to clarify the facts, and signifies a defeat for the tyranny that persecutes Falun Gong.

    To those who have been deceived by the lies of the CCP and do not understand the persecution, the abuse Ms. Li experienced may be hard to believe. The police tortured her to the point where her limbs could not move and her life was in danger. Even then, they did not stop. Four policemen were assigned to watch her at her home 24 hours a day. When she was able to escape from her own home, her brother, who assisted her in the escape, was sentenced to eight years in prison and is still imprisoned today. The reason the CCP persecuted her was because she, along with millions of other Falun Gong practitioners, insisted in her faith in Falun Gong and exposed the truth of the persecution.

    What Ms. Li experienced was not unusual among the millions of Falun Gong practitioners who were abused under the CCP's policy of "ruining their reputation, bankrupting them financially, and destroying them physically." She was very fortunate compared with the over 2,700 practitioners who have been confirmed killed by the CCP using torture, drugs, and other despicable means.

    Ms. Li's successful relocation could not have happened without efforts by the international community. These efforts stemmed from an understanding of Falun Gong's benevolent nature and of the evil, inhumane persecution by the CCP. The CCP's lies fabricated to persecute Falun Gong in the last six years were exposed and defeated.

    When the CCP and the group led by Jiang Zemin first started using the entire nation's resources to slander and persecute Falun Gong in July 1999, they tried to brainwash not only the Chinese public, but also governments of other countries. Jiang personally handed material defaming and slandered Falun Gong to leaders of other countries during state visits.

    Suddenly, media all over China were full of lies about Falun Gong. In October 2000, the People's Congress hastily passed laws to legitimize the persecution after the fact. The Supreme Court and the Supreme People's Procuratorate "interpreted" the laws so that the legal and law enforcement systems could persecute Falun Gong. It seemed as though the Jiang group has laid out a nice setup to deceive the entire world.

    When the Chinese public grew tired of the lies spread in the media about Falun Gong, and when even some perpetrators of the persecution could find no faults in Falun Gong, on the eve of the Chinese New Year in 2001, on Tiananmen Square, a tragic drama unfolded in which five people set themselves on fire. The incident instigated hatred against Falun Gong in the hearts of many people who were previously sympathetic to the practitioners. A new round of lies to slander Falun Gong began worldwide.

    But no matter how wicked the lies, they cannot stop the spread of the truth. Today, despite the lies, people in nearly 80 countries practice Falun Gong. The so-called "Tiananmen Self-Immolation" has become evidence of the Jiang group's sinister persecution of Falun Gong. Although Jiang brutally ordered to "kill without mercy" the Falun Gong practitioners who spread the truth about the self-immolation incident, Falun Gong practitioners' courage, peaceful resistance, rationality, and persistence showed the world the greatness of a noble belief. (More information on the self-immolation incident: http://www.clearwisdom.net/emh/special_column/self-immolation.html)

    Today, UNHCR not only openly protected Ms. Li, a Falun Gong practitioner persecuted by the CCP, but also worked together with the United States government to relocate Ms. Li. Their resolute actions spoke volumes about the defeat of the CCP's lies and persecution.

    As the truth about the persecution continues to be revealed, as more and more people learn the importance of Truthfulness, Compassion, and Forbearance in their lives, the entire international community will be more and more opposed to the wicked persecution. By then, it's no longer just an issue of rescuing Falun Gong practitioners in China, but an effort of all the righteous forces in the world directly taking action to stop the persecution. The tyranny will completely collapse. Kind-hearted people will see that the great faith of Falun Gong will bring mankind a bright future.


    The Hong Kong Administration Needs To Revisit Rationality

    (Clearwisdom.net) In 2003, eighty Falun Gong practitioners, including a ten-year-old child, traveled to Hong Kong for a Falun Gong event. Alas, at the Hong Kong airport, Hong Kong authorities refused entry, accusing them of being "security risks." They have applied for judicial review and the high court heard their case beginning September 20, 2005. During the oral arguments on September 23, the Hong Kong government refused to provide evidence of their contention, the "Immigration Watch List." According to the plaintiffs, the Hong Kong government denied the judge's request more than ten times under the pretext "security reasons." The judge found such contention "irrational."

    One can assume that if the Hong Kong government makes public the "Immigration Watch List," it will become known that those named on the list are Falun Gong practitioners. The true reason for Hong Kong's government groundlessly "barring practitioners from entering Hong Kong" will become public record. There will be legal documents recording government misconduct, and the. Jiang regime's (which provided the watch list) crime will be exposed. Not wanting to face condemnation for "Discriminating based on people's belief," Hong Kong's government refused to provide the appropriate evidence. Instead, it refused repeatedly to honor the judges' request and provide the watch list, hiding behind the excuse of "security reasons." Such flagrant disregard of a judge's order is insupportable and condemned by the court and Hong Kong's populace.

    This irrational contempt of the court began with the illogical actions by the Hong Kong government in February 2003, when Hong Kong practitioners held an experience sharing conference. Eighty Falun Gong practitioners from Taiwan traveled to Hong Kong to attend the event. Without explanation, the government barred all eighty ractitioners from entering Hong Kong. This is an contemptible human rights violation by the Hong Kong government who behaved as a puppet of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). This event has proven beyond a shadow of a doubt the CCP's persecution of Falun Gong to the world's people. The Hong Kong government effectively railroaded the city's environment of freedom of belief. This is indeed an irrational act by the Hong Kong government.

    The administration's absurdity was also reflected by its harassment and slander during Falun Gong practitioners' peaceful appeals. On March 14, 2002, four Falun Gong practitioners from Switzerland and 12 from Hong Kong held a peaceful sit-in appeal and hunger strike in front of Hong Kong's Chinese Liaison Office. The intent was to expose and condemn the former Chinese President Jiang Zemin's secret orders to shoot Falun Gong practitioners. Several hours into the appeal, at the request of the P.R.C.'s Liaison Office, Hong Kong policemen arrived at the appeal site and forcefully arrested the sixteen practitioners. Subsequently, the police filed charges against the practitioners for "obstruction of the sidewalk" and "attacking police." Fortunately, in May of 2005, Hong Kong's supreme court overturned these convictions. The practitioners, who were accused of assaulting and obstructing police, were exonerated.

    The absurd actions by the Hong Kong government continued with its efforts to promote Article 23 legislation. Such legislation was intended to bring the China's inhuman persecution of Falun Gong practitioner to Hong Kong. Using Article 23, criminal charges, including "overturning the country's government," "leaking the country's secrets," and "participating in banned organizations," were to be leveled against practitioners. Further objectives of the government were to curtail Hong Kong Falun Gong practitioners' legal rights and prevent distribution of Falun Gong truth clarification material into China through Hong Kong.

    Everyone knows that the illogical behavior by Hong Kong's government had roots in the insane persecution by Jiang's regime. Even at that time, people realized fully well that the persecution of Falun Gong was being extended from Mainland China to Hong Kong, and that Hong Kong's populace would also be directly harmed. Consequently, 500,000 people of Hong Kong's populace partook in the large anti-Article 23 parade on July 1, 2002. This parade triggered the death of the Article 23 legislation.

    In a society that is truly governed by law, the government will not interfere with people's freedom of belief, especially when they believe in the principles "Truthfulness, Compassion, Forbearance."

    Using the excuse of "security reasons," the Hong Kong government refused to provide the immigration watch list containing Falun Gong practitioners' names. Yet it cannot escape the "human rights violation" and "discrimination based on belief" charges, nor can it hide that the CCP controls the Hong Kong government. It can no longer keep secret that the long arm of the persecution of Falun Gong has reached into Hong Kong. Moreover, people will know that the Hong Kong government helped the CCP in its persecution of Falun Gong. This is truly foolish.

    In fact, the Hong Kong government has to some extent been supportive of Falun Gong. In 2001, when the persecution of Falun Gong by Jiang's regime was at its height, the Hong Kong's government approved the practitioners' application to use government property for a large-scale experience sharing conference. During the conference, no practitioner was interfered with or harassed by the Hong Kong government.

    Today, the CCP's persecution of Falun Gong is nearing its end. Not only people overseas, but also many people from within China have come to know the goodness of Falun Dafa and the evilness of the CCP. In particular, after publication of the book Nine Commentaries on Communist Party, people have woken up and become aware of the CCP's evil nature. They also now understand the harm the persecution did to Falun Gong. Thus, many people publicly withdrew from the CCP and all associated organizations. Countless people have broken away from the evil and become clear-headed and rational.

    The evil is being annihilated. The Hong Kong government should become rational, regain its conscience and duty to dispense justice fairly. Such criteria are the fundamentals for judging right from wrong. If the Hong Kong government can truly resist the evil's pressure and protect Hong Kong's free environment, allowing practitioners to practice Falun Gong, it will have returned to true rationality and shown that it protects the rights of Hong Kong's populace.

    09/26/2005


    Facts of the Persecution


    Ms. Liu Qianqian, 33, Tortured to Death at the Heilongjiang Province Women's Prison (Photo)


    Ms. Liu Qianqian

    (Clearwisdom.net) Falun Dafa practitioner Ms. Liu Qianqian was 33 years old. She was arrested in 2002 and secretly sentenced to three years in prison. She had been locked up in the Heilongjiang Province Women's Prison, and was forced to go through brainwashing sessions and do heavy labor all day long. On June 19, 2005, Ms. Liu Qianqian was released home, but was as thin as a skeleton. Her veins could be clearly seen popping out, and her esophagus and stomach were festering due to infections. She died on August 6, 2005. (See http://www.clearwisdom.net/emh/articles/2005/9/28/65373.html)

    Ms. Liu Qianqian (used name Liu of Dongmei) lived in Shangzhi Town, Shangzhi City, Heilongjiang Province. She started practicing Falun Gong in 1996. After July 20, 1999, Jiang Zemin's regime started persecuting Falun Gong. In order to speak out for Falun Dafa, she went to Beijing to appeal and was arrested. She was detained three times in the Shangzhi City Detention Center. Ms. Liu was brutally beaten during periods of detention. The City Police Department's Political and Security Office Head Yu Jinfang (male) shouted, "I will for sure make your family go bankrupt from fines!"

    Later, Ms. Liu was sentenced to one year of forced labor and tortured in Wanjia Labor Camp in Harbin City. She went through cruel brainwashing and had her hair pulled out by prison guards due to refusing to accept the brainwashing. She was handcuffed for more than twenty days, and was hung up by rope tied around her wrists all day. She grew scabs all over her body and could not sleep since it was very itchy. She was skin and bones when she was released one year later.

    During 2002, after Ms. Liu Qianqian was released, she was arrested again in May because she was found passing out truth clarifying materials. She was then detained for 9 months in Shangzhi City First and Second Detention Centers. She was soon sentenced to three years in the Heilongjiang Province Women Prison in Harbin City. The lawless officials did not allow her family to visit her during these three years. Prison guards beat and cursed practitioners at will, stripped off practitioners' clothes in the freezing winter when the temperature was as low as 4oF below zero, and forced practitioners stay out in the snow for 7 days.

    Due to being detained in the dark and humid cells, Ms. Liu Qianqian contracted tuberculosis and was sent to the sick prisoners' cell. No one knows what kind of drugs they injected her with, but it made her leg turn purple, and she could no longer walk. It was reported that Ms. Liu accepted the brainwashing "under no pressure."

    Prison guards used five prisoners to watch each Falun Dafa practitioner, and had those prisoners "help and educate" the practitioners. The "education" was consisted of beatings. Practitioners could only eat one small piece of corn bread and a small bowl of vegetable soup per day. They are not able to feel full, but must do heavy labor every day. Falun Dafa practitioner Ms. Liao Xiaolu refused to do heavy labor, and was cursed and brutally beaten by prison guards.

    On May 1, 2005, Ms. Liu Qianqian's family heard that she was very sick and requested to see her. They went through numerous difficulties and finally saw that she was as thin as a skeleton. Her family strongly requested to have her bailed out on medical parole, but was refused. Her parents picked her up on June 19, 2005, when her term ended. She used to weigh 135 pounds, but only had 55 pounds left at that point. Her family sent her to the Heishan County Tuberculosis Hospital to get treatment. The doctors said that there wasn't any cure for her. Ms. Liu Qianqian died on August 6, 2005.

    Responsible Units and Persons:

    Shangzhi City (Heilongjiang Province) Police Department Head Sun Yanbin (male), 86-451-53323273, 86-451-53326791 (Home); Former Political Security Office Head Yu Jinfang (male), 86-451-53356917 (Home); Political Security Office Worker Lu Xiaomin (female), 86-451-53322269 (Home).

    Shangzhi City, Heilongjiang Province zip code, 150601.

    Heilongjiang Province Women Prison address, 389 Xuefu Street, Nangang District, Harbin City, Heilongjiang Province, PRC, 150069

    Heilongjiang Province Women Prison Operator, 86-451-86684001, 86-451-86684002, 86-451-86684003

    Heilongjiang Province Women Prison Hospital Director Zhao Yingling (female), ext-8053

    Heilongjiang Province Women Prison Director Xu Longjiang (male), ext-8001

    Heilongjiang Province Women Prison Political Director, ext-8002

    Heilongjiang Province Women Prison Another Political Director Zhu Xiuhua (female), 86-451-86684001-3003

    Heilongjiang Province Women Prison Forth Ward Heads (all female) Wu Yanjie, Tao Shuping, Yan Yuhua, and Cui Yan

    Heilongjiang Province Women Prison Ninth Ward Head Zhang Xiuli (female), 86-451-86359539

    Heilongjiang Province Women Prison Eighth Ward Heads (all female) He Songmei, Zhang Chunhua, and Zheng Jie, 86-451-86358314


    Ms. Yang Lijuan Tortured, Her Elderly Parents Traumatized (Photo)

    (Clearwisdom.net) On August 24, 2005, National Security Team police officer Di Shigang, together with other officers, illegally arrested Ms. Yang Lijuan because she practices Falun Gong. The police brutally tortured her by inserting bamboo sticks under her fingernails, force-feeding her with highly concentrated pepper water, hanging her up, and tying her to an electric chair. Ms. Yang is being detained in Jilin City's Third Detention Center. On September 2, her 81-year-old mother made a phone call to the detention center and was rudely told, "Yang Lijuan was executed!"


    Jilin City Falun Dafa practitioner Ms. Yang Lijuan

    On the morning of August 24, 2005, Di Shigang, the head of the Third National Security Team of Jilin City's Public Security Bureau, followed by four other policemen, deceitfully persuaded Ms. Yang Lijuan to open her door. After entering Ms Yang's home, they ransacked it, confiscating her Falun Dafa books and materials and also stealing her cash and a certificate of deposit. After they had finished ransacking her home, they arrested her and detained her in the two-story building of the Third National Security Team in the backyard of Guoyao, Songjiang, Jilin City. In a dark room on the second floor, they interrogated Ms. Yang using various methods of torture.

    The brutal torture included force-feeding with highly concentrated pepper water, smashing sharpened bamboo sticks under her fingernails, and hanging her up with a rope that had been tied around her thumbs. While she was tied up and hanging just above the ground, the police pushed her to make her body swing, greatly increasing the pain. They also tied her in an electric chair connected to 220 volts to shock her. Her body was seized with convulsions and sweat dripped from her hair.

    Ms. Yang went on a hunger strike to peacefully protest the police's brutality and the persecution. In retaliation, the police force-fed her with highly concentrated salt water.

    Ms. Yang is a 55-year-old resident of the Tieluzhanqian District in Jilin City. She was the head of the Tielu First Daycare of Jilin City and started to practice Falun Gong in 1996. After she started to practice Falun Gong, her health improved both mentally and physically. and she conducted herself with the principle of "Truthfulness, Compassion, Forbearance" to be a good person. She was very successful in her job and gained respect from those around her. After Jiang's regime started the persecution of Falun Gong on July 20, 1999, Ms. Yang went to Beijing to appeal for justice for the practice. As a consequence of her appeal she was arrested and detained at Huairou Detention Center in Beijing. She was arrested in the wintertime, and it was very cold. One of the detention center female police officers forced her to take off clothes, leaving her in just her bra and underpants. She was then forced to sit on the frozen ground. The policewoman donned a winter coat and held a cup of hot water in one hand and an electric baton in the other. She drank the water and interrogated Ms. Yang. She shocked Ms. Yang all over her body--her feet, hands, abdomen, neck, face and any other sensitive parts. Ms. Yang refused to yield and did not give the police her name, staging another hunger strike to protest the persecution.

    On August 25, 2005, Yang Lijuan was transferred to Jilin City's Third Detention Center. To rescue her daughter, Ms. Yang's 81-year-old mother visited many different places to try and talk with the district policeman in the local police station and Di Shigang, the head of the National Security Team for the City Public Security Bureau, and to send money and necessities for her daughter in the Third Detention Center. When Ms. Yang's elderly mother heard that her daughter was force-fed with hot pepper water, she was deeply anxious and made several phone calls to the detention center, hoping to get a chance to see her daughter.

    On September 2, the mother called the detention center to find out more regarding the situation of her daughter. The person who received the phone told her rudely, "Yang Lijuan was executed!"

    Yang Lijuan's father is 83 years old. He has many diseases and is unable to take care of himself. With his daughter's care, his health has improved. On August 24, 2005, this elderly couple witnessed the brutal scene of the police breaking into their home, arresting their daughter and then ransacking and looting their home. Since then, the couple has been living under extreme mental pressure.


    The current condition of Yang Lijuan's father

    After learning that their daughter was brutally tortured, the elderly couple are very worried about their daughter's safety. They plan to sue the police, including Di Shigang of the Third National Security Team, for using torture against their daughter.


    The empty room where Yang Lijuan lived before the arrest

    The same day that Yang Lijian was arrested, Di Shigang and other police also arrested practitioners Ms. Zhang Guizhi and Ms. Zhao Shuyun. Ms. Zhang Guizhi is over 50 years old and lived at Hongbo Garden in the Changyi District. The police grabbed Ms. Zhang Guizhi's legs and pulled them, causing Ms. Zhang to topple over head first. They then dragged her down seven flights of stairs all the way outside. Ms. Zhao Shuyun is over 40 years old and lived on Yan'an Street in the Changyi District. Ms. Zhao was an employee of the Jilin City Railroad construction section. On the morning of August 24, the police broke into and ransacked her home. Ms. Zhao lived with her daughter. Since she was arrested, her daughter has no financial income.

    Ms. Yang Lijuan and Ms. Zhao Shuyun are being detained in the Jilin City Third Detention Center. We call for people around the world to help rescue them.

    Related phone numbers and addresses:

    National Security at Jilin City Branch:
    51 Beijing Road, Chuanying District, Jilin City, Zip 132084
    Di Shigang, head of the Third Jilin City National Security Team: 86-432-2409796 (Office)

    Jilin City Third Detention Center:
    Liu Xuezhi, head of the detention center: 86-432-2578266 (Home)
    Liu Changjun, Education Director: 86-432-7807299 (Cell)
    Huang Jianmin, Deputy Head of the detention center: 86-432-7807298 (Cell)
    Cong Maohua, Deputy Head of the detention center: 86-432-2017071 (Home)
    Xing Shufen, Disciplinary Guard (female): 86-432-2026730 (Home)
    Zhang Shaoqin, detention center physician: 86-432-2031188 (Home)
    Cao Jingyu, Disciplinary Guard: 86-432-2433954 (Home)
    Dong Yushu, Disciplinary Guard: 86-432-2482155 (Home)

    Public Security Bureau at Changyi Branch, Jilin City
    East Jiefang Road, postal code: 132041
    Chief's Office: 86-432-2485301A86-432-2485303
    Political Committee Office: 86-432-2499302
    Procuratorate Office: 86-432-2485306
    Politics Office: 86-432-2485943
    Criminal Police Team: 86-432-2485378
    National Security Team: 86-432-2485537
    Law and Order Office: 86-432-2485279

    Public Security Bureau of Jilin City:
    51 Beijing Road, postal code; 132084
    Fax: 86-432-2454682
    Switchboard: 86-432-2409221
    Chief's Office: 86-432-2409110, 86-432-2488110

    September 20, 2005


    Thirteen Types of Torture Used on Falun Gong Practitioners at Gaoyang Labor Camp

    (Clearwisdom.net) Listed below are 13 types of torture used on Falun Gong practitioners at the Gaoyang Labor Camp in Hebei Province.

    1. Shocking with electric batons: Involves the simultaneous use of up to eight electric batons to shock the bottoms of the feet and the center of the palms. Practitioners suffering this torture are pulled outdoors, placed in a forested area (in order to conceal the crimes), and forced to sit on the icy cold ground with both hand outstretched. The practitioners are then shocked all night long. In addition, their faces may be hit with shoe soles until very swollen. Their entire faces may be tortured so much that they are completely distorted. The police also scream insults at the practitioners.
    2. Nailed to poles: An iron pole is secured at both sides of the body and the hands are handcuffed to the poles.
    3. Hanging legs: A deep hole is dug into the ground. The practitioner is then made to sit on the edge of the hole with both legs hanging down. Next, a big stone is tied to a rope, and the other end is tied to the practitioner's legs. The big stone is then thrown into the pit. The pain of this torture can hardly be imagined.
    4. Sleeping at the flagpole: The hands of the practitioner are handcuffed to a flagpole with feet not touching the ground. The back of the practitioner must rest on the very narrow flagpole, with the head and feet hanging and dangling downward on both sides.
    5. Filled with hot pepper water: The police fill practitioners' noses with hot pepper water. Sometimes they pick up the dirty sanitary napkins from the restroom and stuff them into the practitioners' mouths.
    6. Buried in snow: The practitioner is covered with snow so that only the head is exposed.
    7. Buried in earth: The practitioner is buried with earth so that only the upper part of the body remains free.
    8. Exposed to mosquito bites: Practitioners are forced to stand under big electric bulbs at night so that the mosquitoes will come and bite them for hours on end.
    9. Pulled to run: Two criminals will force practitioners to run. When the criminals become too tired to move any further, another two take over and continue to force the practitioners to keep running.
    10. Denying use of the restroom: The evil people constrain practitioners from going to the restroom. Some are forced to relieve themselves in their pants; yet the police beat and scold them for it.
    11. Shocking with electric wires: The police use electric batons to shock practitioners, yet the electric currents on the batons have sometimes shocked the police instead. The police pass it off by saying that the electricity of the electric batons leaked out. Then they tie the electric wires to the hands of practitioners. With this method, as soon as the electric power is switched on, the practitioners are shocked so much that their bodies literally jump.
    12. Exposed to the baking sun: Dafa disciples are exposed to the baking sun until their skin is burned and badly blistered.
    13. Scalding: The police open the collar of a practitioner, and then pour a bowl of boiling hot flour soup onto the body of the practitioner.

    September 23, 2005


    Chen Wen, a Single Old Man, Died Mysteriously in Huanggang City, Hubei Province

    (Clearwisdom.net)

    Mr. Chen Wen, about 75 years old, was a retiree of the Huangmei Opera Troupe. He was persecuted during the Cultural Revolution. One day during that time he jumped out of a third floor window. He was imprisoned for a total of 10 years. When he got out of jail and returned to his original job, he received very unfair treatment. For this reason, he always wanted to get revenge; he even thought of making bombs in order to make those who hurt him die together with him. But he never actually followed through on his plans, mainly because he didn't want to hurt innocent people. He was also getting older. He frequently contemplated jumping from a skyscraper, but he really did not want to die without resolving his hatred. He had once said that his life was just so hard.

    Chen Wen started to learn Falun Gong at the end of 1995. After learning, his chronic illness of many years was cured; the tumor on his body, which had been diagnosed by doctors as impossible to cure, was also gone. The hatred in his heart and the sadness on his face were also gone. Since he learned Falun Gong he always followed the standard of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance in his conduct and thoughts. He constantly cleaned up the staircase of his apartment, and many times he cleaned and fixed the public washrooms. At one time he went to a bank to withdraw some money. By mistake the teller gave him too much money. He returned all of it right away. This kind of behavior shocked the bank workers who said, "It is hard to believe that in this world there still exist such noble and virtuous people."

    During the six years of persecuting Falun Gong, the evil CCP and the head of the evil Jiang Zemin have been using each other to torture Dafa disciples. Mr. Chen Wen was also persecuted. In order to clarify the truth about Dafa and about the benefits he gained from Dafa, Mr. Chen wrote many letters to different levels of government and to the appeals offices. He also went to Tiananmen Square to validate the Fa and was illegally arrested by the police. Afterwards, because he practiced the Falun Dafa exercises in a park, he was arrested by some Huangzhou City Public Security officers, who placed him in detention. There he suffered brutal persecution. He was forced to do heavy labor, which exceeded his physical capabilities. After some 20 days of illegal detention, he was sent to a brainwashing class, where he suffered all kinds of inhumane tortures. His heart and body suffered tremendously.

    About three months ago, Chen Wen went to another city to visit his relatives and tell them the facts about Falun Gong. Soon after his trip he was suddenly found dead. Sources say that the Huang Zhou Public Security Bureau was informed by a county officer that Chen Wen was found dead on the side of a field in the country area and that he still carried truth clarification materials with him. Other sources say that Chen Wen was beaten to death. The real situation is unknown.

    September 19, 2005


    Practitioners Exchange Experiences and Insights


    Treasure Our Time Every Day

    (Clearwisdom.net) We Dafa practitioners should treat every day as the last day before the Fa rectifies the human world. We don't know what will happen tomorrow. We can only control what we do today. When we are lazy and lethargic, when we hold on to our attachments, we should ask ourselves: if tomorrow the whole thing is over, what should I be doing today? We are racing with time. Every day we should use our time wisely, like the time we send forth righteous thoughts at fixed times, and the time for the Fa-study and practice should also have a fixed routine. In my opinion, we should read at least one chapter of Zhuan Falun each day.

    Each day we live in a society full of temptations. Unconsciously, our thoughts are accepting all kinds of deviated cultures and trends. These have been slowly eroding our mind. Studying the Fa everyday can help us to stay vigilant and expel the bad thoughts, and improve our cultivation according to the Fa.

    During a period in 1999, each day I read the entire book Zhuan Falun once. I felt a noticeable xinxing improvement. Many of my long-term, stubborn attachments were eliminated during that time naturally.

    Before we read Zhuan Falun, it is better to we should cleanse our minds. Eliminating the bad thoughts, karma, bad notions and external interference would help us better focus on reading the Fa.

    When our mind wanders about during Fa study, we should return to the paragraph where we lost focus and start over. We should study the Fa without any attachments and notions, doing so with a tranquil mind. As Teacher said,

    "The Fa can break all attachments, the Fa can destroy all evil, the Fa can shatter all lies, and the Fa can strengthen righteous thoughts." ("Drive out Interference" in Essentials for further Advancement II)

    In "Teaching the Fa at the Washington D.C. International Fa Conference" (from Guiding the Voyage), Teacher said,

    "Clarifying the truth is something each and every one of you Dafa disciples must do. I'm telling you this again. Anyone who tries to make excuses for himself and who's never stepped forward is wrong. As for how much longer this tribulation will last, I don't think you should think about these things much. And don't think about whether you can reach Consummation, either, because any desire you have can become an attachment and can be used by the evil. As soon as that kind of thought emerges, the evil might conjure a false image for you, and this will then cause interference. Cherish the present time and make the best use of it--this time is meant for the disciples. While you cultivate, do Fa-rectification, and move yourselves towards Consummation, you also need to save sentient beings; you are creating everything for the future."

    We Dafa disciples are walking along the path to become gods. Clarifying the truth and saving sentient beings are our ultimate responsibilities; in fact, many disciples made an oath in a pre-historical era to do just that. Through these efforts, we are establishing our own mighty virtue and achieving eternal glory.

    If we Dafa disciples all do well the Three Things, then the communist evil spirit, the dark minions, rotten demons and other evil elements will have no place to hide.

    Let us treasure our time each day, treat every day as the last day before the Fa rectifies the human world, stay diligent in studying the Fa, put our best effort forward to do the Three Things and to save more people.

    This has been my personal understanding. If there is anything inappropriate, please correct me.


    A Practitioner from Mainland China Validates the Fa in Canada during Hu Jintao's Visit

    (Clearwisdom.net) I am a Falun Gong practitioner from Hebei Province. I arrived in Canada on May 8 and participated in World Falun Dafa Day activities on May 13 and the large-scale parades to support the millions of people who have resigned from the Communist Party. I think that no matter where Dafa disciples go, they cannot forget their responsibilities.

    On September 10, I went with fellow practitioners to the Intercontinental Hotel to help with activities related to submitting the written petition to the visiting Hu Jintao and asking him to stop the persecution of Falun Gong. Four-foot tall cardboard characters declared: "Hu Jintao, the time that Heaven and the people are giving to you is limited." When I saw these characters laid out, my heart was moved by Dafa disciples' mercy to all the world's people, including Hu Jintao. I was asked to hold the character "Hu". When I held it, I was flooded with all sorts of feelings. Thinking that while I stood there, thousands of fellow practitioners in mainland China were still withstanding all kinds of brutal torture, tears welled up in my eyes.

    Suddenly a few well-dressed middle-aged men blocked the banner I was holding. I realized that they were there at the direction of the Chinese consulate. The battle between good and evil was happening right here. I tried to persuade them with the intent of saving them. But an older Chinese man started to make a scene, claiming that my action was against China. While I patiently told him about the benefits of practicing Falun Gong and my personal experience with the practice, we asked the police to persuade him to leave. He finally left.

    At around 10:30, as Hu was entering the hotel from the north entrance, I quickly carried a large board with the characters Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party in front of the CBC news camera near the main entrance. I wanted to eliminate all the barriers with my righteous thoughts and let people see Dafa's dignity. The righteous thoughts took effect and the people who tried to block me moved away, so the "Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party" board was displayed prominently.

    When Hu came out, we all followed him, shouting: "Stop persecuting Falun Gong", "Falun Dafa is the righteous practice", "Hu Jintao, the time that Heaven and the people are giving to you is limited", and so on.

    In the afternoon, fellow practitioners and I sent righteous thoughts and practiced the exercises on the sidewalk opposite the main entrance of the Intercontinental Hotel. The atmosphere was very peaceful.

    This is the first time I have attended large-scale activities since July 20, 1999. We had 60 practitioners exercising together. Compared with the practitioners in Mainland China, I am very lucky. The pedestrians smiled at us as they passed by. Some of them came to find out more about Falun Dafa. Some of them understood China very well. They said they really couldn't understand the Chinese government's behavior. They really sympathized with us and said we were doing the right thing. However, some Chinese people treated us coldly, making it clear that some people still don't understand Dafa. We need to try harder to help them.

    In the early evening, fellow practitioners held a banner at the side entrance to wait for Hu. At that time, there were very few people still holding red flags. At six o'clock, the mounted and special police started to move. We guessed that Hu was returning to the hotel, and began to shout, "Stop persecuting Falun Gong," "Falun Dafa is the righteous practice," and "Falun Dafa is good." Many westerners stopped to watch, record videos and take pictures. Some of them insisted on a group photo with our practitioners. I was very touched by the warm and kindhearted side of these people's hearts.

    September 21, 2005


    Getting Rid of the Attachments of Selfishness, Fear and Pursuit While Clarifying the Truth

    (Clearwisdom.net) Since I began to cultivate Dafa in 1997, I cannot convey enough the benefits to my health or family life in words. Though I did truth clarification many times, as I look back at my path, I discovered that selfishness and pursuit have existed at every step. I would like to share my understanding of personal truth clarification in order to improve ourselves together in cultivation.

    Once when clarifying the truth at a banquet, in attendance were the chief of the local Judicial Bureau, the head of the People's Congress of the city, the director-general of our corporation and some high level managers. While drinking wine, my company's boss said about me, "He does not drink wine. He practices Falun Gong." Then the chief of the local Judicial Bureau and the head of People's Congress of the city said loudly at the same time, "Fellow, you cannot practice Falun Gong! It is heresy."

    I clarified the truth to them. I told them Falun Gong is good. I described how Falun Gong can make people improve their moral standards and become a good person, how Falun Gong brings great physical and mental benefits and that it can raise society's morals to a higher level. I spoke of the "Tiananmen Square Self-Immolation Incident" having been staged by Jiang's regime to deceive people and persecute Falun Gong. They could say nothing more and came to understand the truth about Dafa. The chief said, "I want to learn from you, fellow! I formally want you to be my teacher." I told him, "If you want to learn I'll give you a book, but there's only one master and that is Master Li."

    As I talked about Jiang Zemin's regime persecuting Dafa, and that my boss and the director-general always protect Dafa practitioners, the head of the People's Congress said, "The Communist Party does not allow practicing, so you cannot practice. The Communist Party does not allow you to publicize Falun Gong, so you cannot publicize it!" This negative response made me realize my error. Although it is reflected in this dimension that my boss and the director-general protected us, the one who actually protects us is our Master. They were just doing it in this dimension; the one who truly protected practitioners is our Master.

    After that, I did some self-examination on this. I had clarified the truth to them with humanness in many aspects. The attachment of indignation made me think that they were not fair toward Dafa and Dafa practitioners. There was also the attachment of fear, which made me ponder whether or not I could clarify the truth of Dafa to the high-level leaders present. I was still afraid and cowered, even when the evilness of the persecution came at me. When the truth was clarified, and the listeners all approved of Dafa being great, and they could also accept the truth, I was happy. I was thinking that I had done a good job. Master had already acknowledged my truth clarification work. Then the attachment of pursuit appeared. How bad these attachments are! I did not act from the mindset of altruism. I put myself, not Dafa, in the primary position. How serious the attachment of selfishness is! The attachment of pursuit appeared only when I did truth clarification. This attachment is deeply rooted. Why didn't I get rid of it when I made mistakes before? Again, it was selfishness. I was afraid that Master wouldn't accept me and I could not possibly reach consummation because I made mistakes.

    Why can one not improve oneself after making a mistake and go well on one's way of cultivation and validate Dafa? The attachments of selfishness, fear and pursuit exist deeply and microcosmically in our minds at all times. Undertaking different ways of truth clarification in many respects has made me clearly realize that as Dafa practitioners we must do the three things well, according to Master's teachings. We must save people. We must do well in truth clarification. At every opportunity, we should try our best to take the initiative in any situation without going to extremes. We should put Dafa first and to be considerate of others. We should be selfless, fearless and pursue nothing. Only by validating Dafa with the mindset of a genuine practitioner can we save more people.

    9/17/2005


    My Truth-clarification Experience at a Photo Exhibit by Falun Dafa Practitioners (Photos)

    (Clearwisdom.net)

    It is the responsibility and the mission of every Falun Dafa practitioner to demonstrate the magnificence of Falun Dafa and to expose the CCP's persecution against practitioners. This is also to validate the Fa, safeguard the Fa and save sentient beings. As Falun Dafa practitioners, we must try our best to carry out these tasks.


    The audience earnestly listens to practitioners' explanations

    It is the authenticity that makes photographic art convincing. With time and space condensed in the art, the transient becomes eternal and a powerful message is conveyed through the combination of structure and proportion, images and spirit. The works displayed at the practitioners' exhibit depicted how millions of Falun Dafa practitioners have been validating the Fa during the thirteen years.


    Visitors carefully appreciate every work of art

    The first indoor photo exhibit in Taiwan was displayed in the Taipei Cultural Center. Although the rooms were not very large and the exhibit was not the longest, the cultural center became warm and bright as soon as the Falun Dafa practitioners' photographic works were in place. Early in the morning, some visitors could not wait to view the exhibit.

    At lunchtime, we started to distribute flyers to those passing by and to people in the neighboring stores and to invite them to the photo exhibit. Almost everyone accepted the flyers and thanked us.

    Initially we thought the exhibit was mainly open to everyday people. Nevertheless new practitioners, who anxiously tried to understand what they had not understood, particularly enjoyed it. When we guided the tour for them, they gathered many of their friends and relatives to listen.

    One lady stood and stared at the art for a long time. I walked towards her and asked her if I could be of any help. It turned out that she was a new practitioner who started to practice about a year ago. She was very fascinated by the pictures that demonstrated the supernormal capabilities in Falun Dafa. She told me that before she started to practice Falun Dafa, a colleague of hers showed her this picture but she quickly passed it off as a photographic technique. After she started to practice Falun Dafa herself, she gradually understood the profound meaning of cultivation practice. As she was telling me her story, her tears were flowing and her voice became hoarse. Her sincerity deeply touched my heart.

    Another new practitioner and her colleagues also came to view the exhibit. Throughout the whole tour, she was so focused that she was not ready to leave at the end of the exhibit. Since she seemed to have something to say, I started to talk to her. She told me that she experienced something extraordinary the day before. "It must be Master's Law Body who saved me," she said. The story is that she was driving on a freeway when her car started to skid. She quickly turned her steering wheel but the car skidded in the opposite direction. The car zigzagged and it was very dangerous. Soon she realized that her car had turned 180 degrees and was facing other vehicles that were speeding towards her. As if the policeman were expecting this, he quickly guided the traffic away from her and prevented an accident. She said that at the scene she was incredibly calm and not fearful at all. When she returned home, however, she started to feel frightened and she couldn't sleep all night. Full of gratitude in her heart, she just wanted to understand what happened. "No matter how new a practitioner you are, you can validate the Fa equally well," I said.

    Oftentimes practitioners hold their own notions and choose their own paths or ways to cultivate and to clarify the truth without realizing that Master's Law Body arranges everything. For example, one practitioner at the exhibit initially believed that she was there only to work at the front desk. She thought that doing the guided tour was not her job. However a lot of people came to her and asked her many questions. Soon she became more proactive and started to explain the art to the visitors. In fact, she quickly did very well in guiding the visitors.

    Many practitioners at the exhibit also overcame their notions and attachments, stopped picking jobs or limiting their responsibilities, and turned to proactively work for the exhibit and get involved in helping the visitors. It was truly a good cultivation experience for all of us.


    A Reminder for Young Practitioners Addicted to TV and Internet Video Games

    (Clearwisdom.net)

    A Reminder for Young Practitioners Addicted to TV and Internet Video Games

    By a young Falun Gong practitioner named Xingwei

    I am a young Falun Gong disciple. My mom got me started on practicing Falun Gong with her when I was seven. Seven was a tender age, but I was very diligent in my cultivation practice. For the first few years after the Chinese Communist regime started to openly persecute Falun Gong on July 20, 1999, I continued to cultivate myself while validating the Fa. But as time went by and as I started middle school, I became busy with schoolwork and neglected my Fa study. I also started to pay less attention to clarifying the truth about Falun Gong. I deviated more and more from the Fa. Instead, I became addicted to pop music, TV drama, martial art films and gunfight movies. Eventually I stopped studying the Fa altogether. As a result, the demons began to exploit my loopholes. Last night around 10:00 p.m. (August 23, 2005), I had horrible nightmares as soon as I went to bed after watching TV. I would like to share the nightmares so that it will be a lesson to all my fellow young practitioners.

    Nightmare 1: The sky was pitch black. My mother was driving my older sister (also a Falun Gong practitioner) and me while it was snowing. Then suddenly my mother and my sister had to leave the car. They left me in the car waiting. I suddenly had trouble breathing as though the air was gone. I started to call out to Teacher for help and then I woke up, finding myself catching my breath.

    Nightmare 2: As soon as I fell asleep again. I met a few stars I admired. At first we played together, but soon we started fighting. Then I began to send forth righteous thoughts. As soon as I did that, all the "stars" perished and turned into vapor.

    Nightmare 3: Three demons with blue faces and tusks came at me with batons in their hands. They perished right away when I sent forth righteous thoughts.

    Nightmare 4: Another demon ran towards me with a hatchet in its hands, but it didn't perish when I sent forth righteous thoughts. I told it, "I am a Falun Gong disciple. If you do not leave right away, I will eradicate you." The demon replied, "A piece of cake. There are only a few days left for your cultivation practice. If you should continue to fantasize that you will be able to complete your cultivation practice in just a few days, I will torture you to death!" Next it jumped on me and bit two of my fingers. Blood immediately gushed out. I begged Teacher to reinforce my righteous thoughts and my body began to feel burning hot. But next I felt a cold stream of air flowing down my body from the top of my head. I experienced the hot-cold cycle a few times, but I kept chanting, "The Fa rectifies the cosmos, the Evil is completely eliminated." Soon the demon was vanquished.

    After I woke up from the nightmares, I realized from the demon's words that we are truly pressed for time. I must grasp the remaining time available to me to study the Fa diligently and to eradicate the evil specter of the Communist Party, as well as all the bad substances harbored by the TV, other degenerated modern culture, evil beings and rotten demons. I must truly do well the Three Things that Teacher has asked us to do from now on. Meanwhile, I would like to remind all the young practitioners not to repeat the mistakes that I made. Free yourself from the TV and from Internet video games. Send forth righteous thoughts frequently.

    Please Pay More Attention to the Cultivation Practice of the Children Whose Parents Have Been Forced to Leave Home and Go into Hiding or Are Currently under Detention

    By a Falun Gong practitioner in China

    I have been away from my home for over a year, but fellow practitioners have been looking after my children. These fellow practitioners are terribly busy, but they always squeeze in time to visit my children, clean their rooms and chat with them affectionately. My children enjoy fellow practitioners' company very much. I truly appreciate what these fellow practitioners have done for my children. The only way I can repay them is by doing the truth-clarification work well.

    For the past few years we may have been living in different places, but we have been doing the same Three Things. After all, doing the Three Things well is the primary goal of our life. Sometimes when I called my children, I learned that they didn't get a copy of the latest Minghui Weekly or Teacher's new articles, but I believe it is more important to have them upgrade their understandings of the Fa. I hope that fellow practitioners will try to find time to exchange cultivation experiences with them and help them more in this regard. Meanwhile, I was wondering if other practitioners' children have the same need. Incidentally, my children enjoy reading Falun Gong's truth-clarification materials. I thought I would take the opportunity to provide my feedback to Minghui.org/Clearwisdom.net.

    At the time of writing, I leaned that my children had gotten a copy of Minghui Weekly, but I thought I would write about it for the sake of other children who long to read Minghui Weekly.


    Non-Practitioners Awaken to the Truth


    A Change of Heart by Criminals Condemned to Death

    (Clearwisdom.net)

    This is a true story from Baishan City. A practitioner was arrested and taken to the city detention center and detained in a cell where the cell leader was a criminal condemned to the death. (This criminal killed a person, chopped up the corpse, and was sentenced to execution. Because he had several cases still pending, he had been held in the jail for four years at the time). The criminal tortured this practitioner under the supervision of policemen. This practitioner had a compassionate heart and clarified the truth to them, but he was tortured till he vomited blood and was sent to a hospital for rescue.

    The detention center did not stop its torture of this practitioner. The next day the police sent him to a cell for sick people, where the leader was another criminal condemned to the death. This criminal asked him several questions, after which he understood instantly that the Chinese Communist Party had lied, and that Dafa had been wronged. Seeing this practitioner not give up even at the verge of death, and without resentment toward his captors, he was very touched. He told the practitioner frankly: "Three days before you came, I was told they would send a Falun Gong person here. They asked me to treat you viciously if you were not dead already. Now I realize Falun Gong teaches people to be good and is a righteous Fa. I can tell you I have done all kinds of bad things, but I will not take part in persecuting Falun Gong. I would not be where I am today if I had known about Falun Gong earlier. If I had a chance, I would learn Falun Gong, and I would also be a good person."

    Upon seeing that this practitioner was not persecuted by his inmate guard but instead treated with respect, the other criminals listened to him clarify the truth and talk about the meaning of life. Many people said they wanted to learn Falun Gong if they were released. The police were frightened by this situation and moved the practitioner to a different cell.

    Because the first inmate head followed the instructions of the police and persecuted practitioners, the police sent another practitioner to this cell. Surprisingly, one day this person asked suddenly: "What are the facts of the Tiananmen Square self-immolation?" The practitioner told him that the Dafa books clearly state that practitioners cannot take lives, and to kill others and to kill oneself are both sinful. Real practitioners would not do such things. It was a frame-up. The practitioners continued to point out fallacies in the set-up: "People with a little common sense should also realize that a burned patient cannot be wrapped with cloth, since that would cause infection in the wound area. How could it be possible that the patient was wrapped tightly as shown on TV? The little girl, Liu Siying, was burned at the throat and her trachea was cut up, how could she receive the interview of the reporter? The organizer Wang Jindong's cotton clothes were burned while the plastic bottle filled with gas that was between his legs was intact. Think about it, and you will know the truth!" The guard took a hard look at this and said: "I have known for a long time that the CCP is good at lying, but I was still cheated this time! I know you are good people; I support your going on a hunger strike. If everyone is like you, China will have hope." This big turnaround surprised everyone. This was another example of the power of righteous thoughts and righteous actions.

    September 15, 2005


    Reference Material


    WSJ: China's Internet Censors Fight a Losing Battle

    Commentary

    September 30, 2005

    Almost overnight, the Internet has emerged as the single most important forum the Chinese people have to criticize government policies and participate in politics. This is the good news. The bad news is that China's leaders have also noticed this phenomenon, and are doing everything in their power to reverse it. The really awful news is that Western Internet companies are only too happy to help the government.

    On September 25, two powerful Chinese government agencies, the State Council Information Office and the Ministry of Information Industry, jointly issued an important legal document: Rules on the Administration of Internet News Information Services. Particularly aimed at online forums, Web logs and even SMS wireless services, these new regulations represent the latest wave of forceful measures that the Chinese government has undertaken in a desperate attempt to regain control over the Internet.

    The regulations are not entirely new. Since 1994, China's government has issued at least 38 laws and regulations aiming to control the Internet. The latest batch restates those laws, but also adds some important new expansions.

    Significantly, the new rules include two additional categories of forbidden content left out of previously released regulations. One is the ban against "inciting illegal assemblies, associations, marches, demonstrations, or gatherings that disturb social order," and the other targets "conducting activities in the name of an illegal civil organization." This is an apparent attempt to eliminate netizens' capacity to organize online. The massive anti-Japanese protests in some major Chinese cities this spring demonstrated the medium's potential for spontaneous organization.

    The most obvious feature of the new regulations is that they focus on "Internet news." The following statement from the official news agency Xinhua makes the intention clear: "The state bans the spreading of any news with content that is against national security and public interest." The regulation defines "Internet news" as, "current events news information, and includes reporting and commentary relating to politics, economics, military affairs, foreign affairs, and social and public affairs, as well as reporting and commentary relating to fast-breaking social events."

    Ever since the Internet entered China, this flexible and pervasive new medium has been adopted by information-starved Chinese users to circumvent the Communist Party's traditional information-control mechanisms. Journalists have learned how to evade government guidelines by distributing and collecting information online. Ordinary Internet users can also write about events they witness and broadcast their reports online, making the suppression of important breaking news almost impossible.

    Online discussions of current events, especially through Internet bulletin board systems (BBS) and Web logs, or "blogs," are having real agenda-setting power. The Chinese government has used enormous financial resources to set up government-sponsored Web sites at all levels of government, from national to regional and provincial. About 10% of all sites in Chinese cyberspace are directly set up and run by the government. Over 150 news sites have been directly established by the central and local government.

    The problem is that these official sites have signally failed to gain the trust of the 100 million mostly young, urban and educated netizens. On the contrary, people simply go to any number of independent Web sites, including BBS and blogs, to read what they think is interesting. Popular BBS such as Tianya community and Xicihutong and individual bloggers enjoy far more online popularity, and therefore real influence, among netizens, than official Web sites such as Xinhua.com.

    This is where the newly promulgated rules come in. The rules encourage self-censorship, particularly at smaller, unofficial news Web sites. The Chinese government mandates that all online forum- and weblogs-hosting companies, and even wireless text messaging services, bear responsibility for any information distributed through their sites or their services.

    Authorities use licensing regulations and financial penalties to punish any companies that fail to comply. This regulation also applies to international Internet companies such as Yahoo and Microsoft, among others. Eager to expand their Chinese market share, many of these companies are more than keen to collaborate with these censorship mechanisms.

    All major Internet Service Providers and Internet Content Providers in China have to hire people who do nothing but watch online information on their Web sites, and are ready to delete content considered "sensitive." In addition to human censors, all Web site-hosting services have also installed keywords filtering software. Posts on politically sensitive topics, such as Falun Gong, human rights, democracy, and Taiwan independence are routinely filtered. A list obtained by the Berkeley China Internet Project last year found that over 1,000 words, including "dictatorship," "truth," and "riot police" are automatically banned in China's online forums.

    This regulation is backed up by real policing power. Since 2000, China's police force has established Internet departments in more than 700 cities and provinces. The Chinese net police monitor Web sites and email for "heretical teachings or feudal superstitions" and information "harmful to the dignity or interests of the state." They also have access to software which enables them to detect "subversive" key words in emails and downloads as well as to trace messages back to the computers from which they were sent.

    In a recent case that shocked many around the world, Chinese journalist Shi Tao was sentenced to 10 years in prison for sending an email about news censorship in China to an overseas pro-democracy Web site. The catch here was that the net police traced the email back to the sender not through their state-of-the-art surveillance software technology, but thanks to the willing collaboration of Yahoo. It is instructive that the California company turned the information over even though it was stored in Hong Kong, outside the jurisdiction of the mainland police.

    But Chinese authorities do not only rely on the threat of police action or imprisonment, but also adopt more subtle approaches to "guide opinion" online. Propaganda agents work undercover online pretending to be ordinary netizens, monitoring Internet debate as well as "guiding" online discussions.

    Ironically, while government agents hide their identity online, Chinese authorities have ordered that all users of blog-hosting services and other individual Web sites register their identity, even at Internet cafes. All of these control mechanisms have a clear goal: to hold individuals directly responsible for what appears on their Web sites.

    The problem for the authorities is that these measures are running up against the networked, decentralized and ephemeral nature of this new medium. The leaders are trying to halt a power shift in which Internet surfers get to choose which site to visit, what information to believe and distribute, and whose opinion to listen to. What's important online is credibility. The real opinion leaders and influential voices are coming from Chinese BBS and the blogosphere, not the official media.

    These grassroots media activities will continue to take place despite the new regulations. New-generation technologies such as peer-to-peer file sharing and voice over IP phones (Skype is a brilliant example), will provide new communication platforms that can make it easier for users to bypass the censors' control. The capacity of the government to implement these new regulations effectively, therefore, is very questionable. The many-to-many and emergent nature of the Internet empowers information users far more then censors.

    In the short-term, the new rules may have a chilling effect on Chinese cyberspace. In the long term, however, the Chinese censors are fighting a losing battle. The deeper problem here is that the Chinese Communist Party itself is morally bankrupt and intellectually exhausted. More regulations will not make official propaganda any more attractive or credible to Chinese netizens. Undercover commentators, self-censorship by Web site hosts, and occasional harsh police action against political activists will not help China's leaders gain legitimacy and trust either. Those in the West that helped trying to suppress speech may come to regret their decisions.

    Mr. Xiao is the director of the China Internet Project at the Graduate School of Journalism of the University of California at Berkeley, and editor-in-chief of the China Digital Times.


    News from China


    Latest News from China - September 3, 2005

    (Clearwisdom.net)

    1. [Shaanxi Province] The Police Arrest and Torture Ms. Zhang Huilan in Boji City
    2. [Jilin Province] Mr. Li Wenjun in Critical Condition after Being on a Hunger Strike for over Half a Month in the Jiutai Labor Camp
    3. [Dongning County, Heilongjiang Province] Ms. Qu Guizhi Arrested
    4. [Dalian, Liaoning] The Status of Mr. Meng Lingtao's Recent Persecution
    5. [Liaoning Province] Ms. Wang Haibo and 16 Others Arrested for No Reason
    6. [Jiamusi City, Heilongjiang Province] Ms. Zhang Huiru Detained
    7. [Chengdu City] Ms. Guo Lirong Arrested
    8. [Chengdu City] Ms. Xiong Yuhua Sentenced to Prison
    9. [Chengdu City] Mr. Cai Luochuan Detained in the Chengdu Detention Center
    10. [Ningan, Heilongjiang Province] Ms. Zhan Donghua Arrested
    11. [Changyi, Shandong Province] Ms. Yuan Guiyu and Others Arrested

    1. [Shaanxi Province] The Police Arrest and Torture Ms. Zhang Huilan in Boji City

    When Ms. Zhang Huilan was clarifying the truth and distributing flyers in Didian Village, Chencang District, Baoji City on August 26, 2005, someone reported her to the police, who arrested and afterwards tortured her.

    Related phone numbers:

    The Political Judiciary Committee Secretary of Chencang District, Baoji City: Jia Fosheng, Gao Zongwen, Duan Jiuzhou: 86-13992722926 (Cell)

    The Principal of the Baoji City Railroad Driver's School: Li Baocai: 86-917-3832179 (Home), 86-13609173696 (Cell)

    2. [Jilin Province] Mr. Li Wenjun in Critical Condition after Being on a Hunger Strike for over Half a Month in the Jiutai Labor Camp

    Mr. Li Wenjun (38) was sentenced to 2 years in a forced labor camp after the local police substation arrested him on July 2, 2000, for practicing Falun Dafa. Mr. Li had been appealing and writing to related departments about his situation, but it was not until August 2002 that he was finally released.

    On March 16, 2004, the police arrested Mr. Li again when he was going to another Falun Dafa practitioner's home. This time he was sentenced to 3 years in a forced labor camp. He is being detained in the Jilin Province Jiutai Labor Camp. Mr. Li has been on a hunger strike for over half a month to protest the detention. Every day he is brutally force-fed and strictly monitored. Even though he is in critical condition, the police forbid his family from seeing him.

    Related Phone Numbers:

    The Jiutai Labor Camp: 86-431-2511058

    The Director of the labor camp: Guo Junpeng: 86-431-2511197 (Office)

    The Director of the Health Bureau: Wang Chunshi: 86-13844002938 (Cell)

    The Jilin Province Department of Justice: 86-431-2750217

    3. [Dongning County, Heilongjiang Province] Ms. Qu Guizhi Arrested

    Ms. Qu Guizhi from Dongning County, Heilongjiang Province is over 50 years old. At around 11:30 p.m. on the night of August 31, 2005, Ms. Qu Guizhi was reported and arrested when she went to distribute truth-clarifying materials in Minzhu Village in the countryside.

    Related Phone Numbers:

    The Deputy Head of the Dongning County Police Station (in charge of persecuting Falun Gong): Zhao Zhandong: 86-13845386188 (Cell), 86-13359699988 (Cell)

    The Dongning County National Security Team Lead: Lin Xiaowei: 86-13946388110 (Cell)

    4. [Dalian, Liaoning] The Status of Mr. Meng Lingtao's Recent Persecution

    Mr. Meng Lingtao from Dalian was arrested in April 2004 and detained in the Dalian City Yaojia Detention Center. In December 2004, the People's Court of Zhongshan District, Dalian City sentenced him to 3 years in prison. The appeal to the next higher level court resulted in no change to the original sentence. On April 20, 2004, he was transferred to the Wafangdian Prison No.118 team. On May 31, he was moved to Jinzhou Prison.

    5. [Liaoning Province] Ms. Wang Haibo and 16 Others Arrested for No Reason

    On August 1, 2005, some Falun Gong practitioners took Kong Xiangjian's 6-year-old daughter and went to the Shenyang Masanjia Labor Camp to visit her mother, who had been detained there. On their way home, the Buxin Police Station Political Department arrested them for no reason. These Falun Gong practitioners are Ms. Wang Haibo, Ms. Liu Guiping, Mr. Wang, Mr. Song and others, a total of 17 people.

    The Diantai Police Substation phone numbers: 86-418-2980202

    Director Meng's Phone: 86-418-2980202

    6. [Jiamusi City, Heilongjiang Province] Ms. Zhang Huiru Detained

    Ms. Zhang Huiru from Jiamusi City was arrested on August 31, 2005, and is now detained in a detention center.

    7. [Chengdu City] Ms. Guo Lirong Arrested

    At around 4 p.m. on September 1, 2005, about 20 policemen broke into Ms. Guo Lirong's home at the Qianfeng Group Resident Area No. 22 Building, first unit, level 1, Apt. #1. They ransacked Ms. Guo's home and took away her notebook, cell phone, etc. Ms. Guo's mother tried to stop them from taking her daughter away, but she failed.

    Responsible parties and personnel:

    Tang Xiaodong, Director of the 610 Office of the Fuqing Road Department, Chengdu City

    The Chengdu City Fuqing Road Police Substation

    8. [Chengdu City] Ms. Xiong Yuhua Sentenced to Prison

    In July 2005, the Chenghua District Court of Chengdu City sentenced Ms. Xiong Yuhua to 3 ½ years in prison. Ms. Xiong is now detained in the Jianyang City Baimasi Prison and no visitors are allowed to see her.

    9. [Chengdu City] Mr. Cai Luochuan Detained in the Chengdu Detention Center

    At around 7 p.m. on August 20, 2005, Mr. Cai Luochuan from the Qingyang District, Chengdu City went to Xinan Jiaotong University to put up the posters about the Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party and "Quit the CCP" from the Epoch Times. The guards from Xinan Jiaotong University found him and reported him. Consequently, Mr. Cai was arrested and detained in the Chengdu City Detention Center.

    Phone Numbers of Related Personnel:

    Officer on Duty in the Chengdu Detention Center: 86-418-2980202

    Director Li: 86-28-86407826

    The Jinniu Police Station: 86-28-86406210, 86-28-83331495

    The First Department of the Jinniu District National Security of Chengdu City: 86-28-86406340

    10. [Ningan, Heilongjiang Province] Ms. Zhan Donghua Arrested

    On August 30, 2005, the Ningan City National Security Team arrested Ms. Zhan Donghua from Ningan City, Heilongjiang Province for distributing truth-clarifying materials.

    11. [Changyi, Shandong Province] Ms. Yuan Guiyu and Others Arrested

    On August 31, 2005, the "610 Office" of Changyi City, Shandong Province in cooperation with the Taibaozhuang Township Police Substation arrested Ms. Yuan Guiyu, Ms. Pang Yufang, Mr. Ge Junxi's sister, Mr. Sun Xueming sister (who does not practice Falun Gong) and others.

    September 2, 2005


    251 People Declare that their Words and Deeds Under Forced Brainwashing are Null and Void
    A Total of 291580 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.


    Summary of Other Articles and News - September 11, 2005

    (Clearwisdom.net)

    Facts of the Persecution

    1. Wicked Deeds Committed by a Police Officer in Beijing

    Police officer Song Linfeng from the Chengguan Public Security Station of Miyun County, Beijing City, has been actively participating in the persecution of Falun Gong practitioners. For example, practitioner Mr. Cao had just found a job in a building decoration company. He rented a house for himself and his family within the district where officer Song was in charge of maintaining order. One day Song broke into Mr. Cao's house. Through deceitful questioning he learned from Mr. Cao's family where Mr. Cao was working. On April 29, 2005, Mr. Cao was arrested, and later on his house was also illegally ransacked. Mr. Cao has since been released, but the company that had hired Mr. Cao is no longer willing to take him back, for fear of possible consequences. Mr. Cao has lost his only source of income to support his family.

    Translated from http://www.minghui.ca/mh/articles/2005/9/11/110196.html

    2. Persecution of Practitioner Ms. Hao Shuping

    Practitioner Ms. Hao Shuping, 40, is from Yongji County, Jilin Province. Because she practices Falun Dafa, Ms. Hao has been illegally arrested several times since 1999. She has also been illegally sentenced to prison twice. While in prison, Ms. Hao was tortured frequently by the prison guards and the directors. She once lost control of her bodily functions as a result of shocks from electric batons. The local public security station also extorted money from Ms. Hao. After she served her term, the prison authorities extended her term for another 31 days.

    Translated from http://www.minghui.ca/mh/articles/2005/9/11/110173.html

    3. Wicked Deeds Committed by Police Officers in Jilin Province

    On August 24, 2005, Di Shigang, director of the Third Brigade of Jilin City's National Security Defense Department, together with some other police officers, took practitioner Ms. Yang Liyuan to the No. 3 Detention Center in Jilin City. In early September, Ms. Yang's parents went to the center to inquire about their daughter. Officials in the center refused to let the couple in and didn't give them any information. Ms. Yang's parents are very worried about their daughter.

    Translated from http://minghui.ca/mh/articles/2005/9/11/110171.html


    Summary of Other Articles and News - September 20, 2005

    (Clearwisdom.net)

    Facts of the Persecution

    1. Farmer in Shandong Province Sentenced to Eighteen Months of Forced Labor for Putting up Couplets on His Door

    Falun Dafa practitioner Mr. Xu Yanzhong is a farmer from Shandong Province. He posted couplets on his door during Spring Festival that said, "Falun Dafa is Good." The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) 610 Office took a photo as "evidence" and then illegally arrested him on July 15, 2005. They detained him for fifteen days. Mr. Xu Yanzhong was soon sentenced to eighteen months of forced labor, and is now locked up in the Second Wangcun Forced Labor Camp in Zibo City, Shandong Province.

    http://www.minghui.ca/mh/articles/2005/9/20/110816.html

    2. Ms. Bi Xiuli Arrested and Locked up in the Harbin Drug Rehabilitation Center

    Falun Dafa practitioner Ms. Bi Xiuli from Daqing City firmly cultivates Falun Dafa. She has been detained, had money extorted, and had her home ransacked since late 1999. She was forced to become homeless in order to avoid being illegally arrested at home. In March 2003, she was arrested again at Longfeng Train Station, detained for more than a month in Daqing City Detention Center, and sentenced to three years of forced labor. Since August 2003, she has been detained in the Harbin City Drug Rehabilitation Center.

    http://www.minghui.ca/mh/articles/2005/9/20/110787.html


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