Summary of Other News - 11/14/2001
The Belgium Falun Dafa Association
The Canadian Falun Dafa Association offered congratulations to the newly established Belgium Falun Dafa Association on November 12th and stated that the inception of this association was a magnificent and glorious event and would help spread Dafa in Europe.
The Truth of the Persecution
The Central News Agency reported on November 12th that Yuan Jiang, a 29-year old former head of the Gansu Province Falun Dafa Assistance Center died after more than one month of torture by the Gansu Province Public Security Bureau. The report also stated that the "610 Office" has continuously issued secret orders which have directly led to a rapid increase in the number of practitioners that have died from torture.
The South China Morning Post reported that the Hong Kong police and the Food, Environment and Health Bureau personnel tore down Falun Gong banners in front of the Liaison Office of the Chinese government, claiming that the banners violated environmental laws. The Falun Gong spokesman in Hong Kong, Mr. Kan Hung-Cheung said, "It's ridiculous. The Public Health and Municipal Services Ordinance is for business advertisements. I have never heard of other demonstrators being treated like this."
Breaking Through the Jiang Zemin Regime's Blockade of the Truth
Seven thoughts about clarifying the truth to the people in China: clearly understand Fa-Rectification and its progress; break through the constraints of conceptual barriers; recognize the good opportunities available to us during the New Year and Spring Festivals to break through the blockade against the truth that Jiang Zemin's regime has designed; clarify the truth to relatives and friends; clarify the truth to students and teachers in universities; clarify the truth to government officials and people we work with; clarify the truth to media workers.
Four points in clarifying the truth to Chinese: always maintain a cultivator's heart of compassion and kindness; take more consideration of the audience's perspective and level of acceptance; find the common ground and strengthen his (or her) righteous and kind thoughts; every focal point needs to be clarified.
New Jersey practitioners' experience in clarifying the truth to local government - part 2: to clarify the truth we should first remove the obstacles in our mind. After overcoming the obstacles, we will find a whole different scene emerging in front of us.
Practitioners in Germany clarify the truth to China's national leader: practitioners displayed banners saying, "Please take a personal concern of Falun Gong and uphold justice," "Abolish the '610' Office, bring Luo Gan to justice," and one written in Chinese, "Falun Dafa is good!" Out of compassion, Dafa practitioners gave China's Vice President an opportunity to position his future by making the pivotal choice between right and wrong.
News from China
109 people made solemn declarations that all the statements written unwillingly under forced brainwashing and extreme pressure, and all statements and actions against the Fa are void. They will double their efforts to make up the loss caused to Dafa, and be firmly resolute in Dafa cultivation. Some primary and middle school students were misled in their schools' forced signature collection campaign; they also made statements that all their signatures are void.
Some Cultivation Practice Cases
A practitioner was posting truth-clarifying flyers at the entrance to a police station when the police detained him. He clarified the truth of Faun Gong to them. They said, "It's so hard to capture practitioners now. They use IC cards to make phone calls when contacting each other. Besides, they have people on the lookout for them." That evening, the practitioner took off the handcuffs, pulled away the iron bars on the window, and left the police station just by using a strong righteous mind and concentrating on his supernormal powers.
At the end of 1993, I had a sharp pain in my leg and I could hardly walk. I went to see doctors and tried various medical treatments, taking medicines and having physiological therapies, but all to no avail. In August 1994, I was fortunate to read the book Zhuan Falun in a sanatorium. Ten days after I started practicing Falun Gong, the pain in my leg was gone and I even walked up 12 flights of stairs without taking a break.
At 4 pm, just after the press conference in St. Petersburg, Russia, some practitioners went to the parliament buildings. Going from office to office, they visited six members of parliament in two hours. They talked about the severe persecution of Falun Gong practitioners in China and their own experiences in the persecution.
In some apartment buildings in China, there are security doors at the entrances. Therefore, the residents seldom receive truth-clarifying literature and still believe the lies from the government propaganda. A practitioner, with his righteous mind, wisdom and rationality, still manages to get in and out of the security door to distribute truth-clarifying literature.
"Charlatan Newspaper" in Ottawa, Canada on October 11 reported: "Falun Gong -- Kindness is being smothered." Wang Xueliang, a student of Ottawa University, was taken into custody twice in China and inflicted with cruel torture to the verge of death, because he practices Falun Gong. He still bears the scars from forced handcuffing.
"Medicine Hat News" in Canada, reported on October 11 that Falun Gong is based on the universal principles of "Zhen, Shan, Ren (Truthfulness, Benevolence, Forbearance)," and includes several sets of gentle movements and meditation. It is estimated that there are 70 million to 100 million people practicing Falun Gong. It has spread around the world. Since 1999 in China, over a hundred thousand Falun Gong practitioners have been arrested and have suffered cruel torture.
"The Lethbridge Herald" in Canada reported on October 25: Snowstorm cannot block walkers. Li, 30 years old, and Zhong Weijie, 63 years old, have walked from Calgary to Niagara, in order call the public's attention to Falun Gong and the persecution in China.
An Ottawa newspaper reported on a Falun Gong practice site inside a local Gym. Zhang Shumei described what she had gone through in China. She knows that one female practitioner was sent to a mental hospital, some practitioners suffered electric shock, and one government official put a snake on a male practitioner's throat.
On November 10, Houston: Vietnamese practitioners held an experience-sharing conference about how to clarify the truth at a local library. Several dozen practitioners attended the conference.