The Relentless Persecution of Falun Gong Has Brought About a Water Shortage Crisis in Beijing
June 17, 2001
[Minghui Net] The temperature in Beijing has hovered around 37 degree Celsius since May. The sun is scorching and the rivers are dry.
It has been reported from Beijing's Flood and Drought Prevention Command Center that water supply in Miyun Reservoir in Beijing was only 1.347 billion cubic meters at 8am on June 2, 2001. However the annual water consumption in Beijing is of the order of 4 billion cubic meters. For the first half of this year, the precipitation has been scanty. If it is still dry in the second half, Beijing, having just had two consecutive years of drought, will face a grave situation of severe water shortage.
Year 1999 was an extraordinarily dry year in Beijing's history. The normal precipitation of 516 milli-meters was reduced by half. The maximum daily precipitation was the lowest since 1949, the year when the People's Republic was inaugurated. It had been very hot through the entire summer without a single decent rainfall. The total water supply from all 16 reservoirs in Beijing was reduced by 423 million cubic meters, and the rivers had hardly any flow to speak of.
Year 2000 was also unusually dry. First, during the spring there were frequent sandstorms. All through the summer, the mercury soared. The number of days with high temperatures and the degree of the extreme heat all broke records since records were kept in 1915. The average precipitation from January to September in 2000 was reduced by one-third. Persistent drought led to the reduction of water storage in reservoirs and the cessation of flow in the rivers and underground. Crops were severely affected, as was the water supply for man and animal consummation.
The critical water shortage seems unavoidable this year if the drought continues. From data collected on-site, Miyun reservoir and the underground water have largely been exhausted .
It is commonly known that this water shortage crisis in Beijing began on July 20, 1999 when Jiang Zemin, the "Human Rights Scoundrel" so dubbed by Amnesty International, publicly denounced and started the crackdown on Falun Gong. The persecution of Falun Gong has now entered its third year as is the water shortage crisis in Beijing, and the situation is getting worse.
"When people do not have virtue, natural calamities and man-made disasters will abound. (When the Fa Is Right)" The evil scoundrels in the Chinese government and their accomplices have used the most despicable and evil means to persecute Falun Gong. Clearheaded people can see that heavenly principles are finding poetic expression; good and evil will get what each justly deserves.
In more than two years, not withstanding Jiang Zemin's ferocity and unbridled attacks, his campaign has failed to make much of a dent on Falun Gong. To add a veneer of legality to their shift into draconian overdrive, Jiang and Luo labeled Falun Gong an "organized reactionary political force." At the same time, they coerced the Supreme People's Court and the Supreme People's Procurator to enact a swathe of new regulations to criminalize those who impart the truth about Falun Gong. Those who produce and distribute Falun Gong materials could be charged with "subversion." Those supplying information about the suppression to foreign organizations could be charged as spies with "endangering national securities."
The security department and the political institutes that are under the direct control of Jiang Zemin are even more brutal and lawless. Their motto: "vilify them politically, ruin them financially, and exterminate them physically." "Beat them to death and record it as suicide," then "cremate immediately to conceal their identities." Ten practitioners were tortured to death during the last month alone. There are many other heinous cases too numerous to mention.
People who are unaware of the reality used to say, "The Beijing police are relatively civilized." This is how "civilized" they are!
The Beijing police severely beat and raped a female Falun Gong practitioner right on the street who was posting truth clarifying information about Falun Gong. Another female practitioner was arrested by the Yangqiao Police Station while distributing similar materials. After beating her for several hours, the police officer then forced an electric baton into her vagina. The director of a Qianmen Police Station openly raped a female practitioner. A female practitioner who was once detained in the Qinghe Detention Center said that some young policemen there did not have any human nature left in their hearts. They often brutally kicked the genitals of female practitioners. The male prosecutor often threatened to throw the female practitioners into the male prisoners' cells if they refused to disclose their names and addresses. Some vicious policemen stripped female practitioners naked to force them to divulge their identities.
Falun Gong has been brutally persecuted for more than two years. A horrendous crime has been committed. Heavenly laws prohibit this. The drought is just the beginning of retribution.
Everybody, please don't make the mistake to think that the persecution of Falun Gong has no pertinence to you. When the evil is rampant, it is cruel to be indifferent to the trampled innocent, turning a blind eye to the criminality is tacit connivance.
For the still good-natured people, please be advised: better to follow the will of Heaven than the desires of mere mortals; be good ordinary citizens rather than vicious ranking officials.
Please refrain from further hostilities towards Falun Gong, be it cold stares, bad words or deeds. Otherwise it may be too late to regret when apocalyptic retribution should descend.