Summary of Other Articles and News - 12/08/2001
News from China
114 people issued solemn statements declaring that everything they said and wrote that was against Dafa is invalid. They will steadfastly cultivate Dafa and redouble their efforts to make up for the damage they have caused to Dafa. They will also follow Teacher closely, catch up with the process of Fa-rectification and become dignified, indestructible and qualified Dafa practitioners.
The vicious policemen from the police station in Zhongtun town, Jinzhou City of Liaoning Province ransacked my home, abducted us, and repeatedly brought tribulations to our family. Because we reported the truth about Falun Gong to the government, my husband was sent to the brainwashing class, detained and sentenced to forced labor for a two-year term. He was again taken away from home after just coming back home for 16 days. I was sent to brainwashing class, detained and sentenced to 18 months of forced labor. I have just been released for several months and now I have become destitute and homeless again.
Here is the experience of a Dafa practitioner being brutally tortured by the evil forces for rightfully going to appeal. Because he went to validate Dafa, he was abducted and illegally detained many times. He was beaten, abused, tortured, force fed and choked with water. Twenty vicious people stomped on his arms, legs and head, using cigarettes to burn his toes and pouring cold water on his body in freezing weather.
In Memory of Qinghua University alumnus Yuan Jiang:
From August 1994, together we promoted Fa, did the exercises and studied the
Fa at over 50 places at Qinghua University and in Beijing. In July 1995, he
graduated from Qinghua University and stepped on the train to the west, where he
gave everything he had to the people there. People will remember him; the
universe has recorded his footprints.
Practitioners in Jiangsu Province Salute 36 Fellow Western Practitioners
A letter written by a Dafa practitioner to his (her) parents:
Human life is short, and anything that one tries to obtain in this world that was not brought with him at birth cannot be taken away with him upon death. Father used to say: in the new era, the real Law will spread among people. Today, Falun Dafa has spread to over 40 countries in the world and among numerous races; practicing Dafa is the only way out for a human being.
A couple often wrote, "Falun Dafa is good" and "Truthfulness, Compassion, Forbearance" on the walls on the side of streets or at the intersections. Each character is one meter, all the way around. The words looked beautiful and shone with golden light. The two cooperated and distributed countless truth-clarifying materials.
Latest News from China -- 12/08/2001
A practitioner was posting truth-clarifying materials in an apartment building when a resident spotted him. The practitioner went down the stairs sending forth righteous thoughts: he will not recognize me. When the man finally caught up with him, he forgot whether the person he was supposed to be after was "a man or a woman."
On August 14 of the Chinese Lunar Calendar, the police ransacked my home, took away Falun Dafa materials and took me forcibly to the local police station and then the detention center. I did not cooperate with them and was abused. I went on a hunger strike for 11 days before I walked out of the detention center with dignity with my family, who came to pick me up.
From a beginner practitioner from Dongning Park, Tainan City: My husband and I have been meditating and chanting the Buddha's name for years, but have not been able to find answers to our questions regarding the origin and the purpose of human life. We did not think that we would ever be able to find the answers until we read Chapter 1 of Zhuan Falun one night. It contained all the answers that we had been searching for our whole life.
News from Overseas
An overseas student in Britain is currently appealing to the Chinese Embassy in London to return to her daughter the right of citizenship. The Embassy refuses to process and register her daughter. The nearly two-year old girl still does not have citizenship.
From December 2 to December 4, Falun Gong practitioners in Germany introduced Falun Gong, clarified the truth about Falun Gong and exposed the evil of the Chinese government's persecution of Falun Gong at the annual meeting of the German Christian Democratic Party.
In Japan, the first issue of the association magazine, Righteousness and Conscience, created by the Association to Support Falun Gong Practitioners Applying for Refugee Protection was published in Tokyo. Composed of professors and scholars of many famous Universities in Japan and one congressman, the association appeals to the Chinese government to stop the persecution of Falun Gong practitioners.
Short news from Australia: December 7 is the 108th day of the hunger-strike relay of the Falun Gong practitioners in Canberra, Australia. Practitioners there demonstrate day and night to eliminate the evil and clarify the truth about Falun Gong to tourists from Mainland China.