Two Hundred People Die in Mudslide: The Real Threat behind Natural Disasters
(Clearwisdom Net) As reported by Apple Daily on July 11, mudslides caused by thunderstorms and typhoons during the monsoon season occur very frequently. This leads to the loss of thousands of lives as well as hundreds of millions of Yuan (Chinese RMB) every year.
Statistics show that over ten thousand villages and four hundred cities and towns (about one third of the cities and towns in China) have been threatened by mudslides and seismic shifts. About twenty-three provinces or autonomous regions have serious problems with sections of the earth sinking.
On May 1st, a massive mudslide covered a nine-story building in Wulong County, Chongqing City, and caused seventy-nine deaths. Yet, deaths caused by natural phenomena have not proved an effective enough warning to other Chinese citizens. In the last two months, nearly a hundred people have died in mudslides all over China.
The Epoch Times reported on July 10 that a massive landslide occurred in the Dongchuan District in Kunming City. Six offices and residential buildings were damaged and forty people were buried alive.
As of this morning, twenty people have been rescued from underneath the rubble and thirteen dead bodies have been exhumed. There might be another six or seven people who are still buried underground. Rescue efforts are still underway.
Xinhua News reported that the disaster area was about one hundred kilometers away from the downtown Dongchuan District. The total volume of the landslide is over 30,000 cubic meters. Since May, continuous rainfall in Kunming City has seriously threatened many areas of the Dongchuan District.
Lets take a look at what is behind these disasters:
Dafa Practitioners Are Illegally Detained and Tortured in Chongqing City, Sichuan Province
He Youli, male, has been detained since August 2000 for distributing truth-clarifying materials. He has been brutally beaten during the detention.
He Xiurong, female, was arrested around October 2000 and has been detained ever since. She, too, has been severely beaten.
Wang Yan and her classmate were arrested at home by the police in December 2000. They have been held in the detention center since then.
Peng Xiuling, female, was arrested at home by the police in December 2000. Her whereabouts are unknown.
Chen Li, female, was arrested at the end of December 2000 for distributing truth-clarifying literature and sentenced to one year in jail.
Zheng Xiaoqin, female, was arrested at the end of December 2000 for distributing truth-clarifying literature and was sentenced to one year in jail.
Pu Zhangzhi, male, has been illegally detained since the end of October 2000. As revealed by Yu Bei Regional Police Office' internal sources, he has died from persecution while in custody. Falun Dafa Practitioner Pu Xinjiang, a woman over 50 years old from Chongqing City, Sichuan Province, was sentenced to labor "re-education" and detained at the Maojiashan Women's labor camp in Jiangbei City, Sichuan Province. Here, she was persecuted to death. On April 3rd, police notified her family members in order for them to pick up her body. She was cremated on April 6th. Although her family is grieving, there is no place where they may file a compliant.
Falun Dafa practitioner Kong Qinghuang, male, 33 years old, resident of Jianshui, Yunnan Province, graduated from the Economy Department of Yunnan University. He became a licensed financial analyst who worked for the government. He was also a Party member and had served as the vice-president of the party in Linan Town, Jianshui County for over five years. He started practicing Falun Dafa in August, 1997. He diligently followed the teachings of Falun Dafa with strict self-discipline while displaying great compassion toward others. He said, There would be no self without Faun Dafa; it is Falun Dafa that created the universe as well as all sentient beings. Everything of mine has been given to me by Master Li, including a healthy body and a pure and compassionate heart. I understand that I cannot go against the principles of Falun Dafa because this would be self-destructive. One must strictly conform to Master Li's teachings and always treat ones self as a genuine practitioner. Kong Qinghuang was illegally arrested in April 2000 for stepping forward to clarify the truth and validating Falun Dafa. Kong Qinghuang's father died from the shock caused by his anger at hearing the news in the middle of April that his son had been detained.
Kong Qinghuang began a hunger strike right after he was detained. He hoped that the government could understand that Falun Dafa was good, and he was willing to use his life to validate Falun Dafa. After he had gone on a hunger strike for more than ten days, he was force-fed for the first time and later once every four to five days. In early August, he was given injections instead of being force-fed every five to six days. Around August 25, he was sent to the hospital for treatment. For unknown reasons the hospital drew one or two units of blood from Kong Qinghuan every day. Therefore his physical condition deteriorated drastically and he became extremely weak. On September 1, Kong Qinghuang agreed to eat. Then, on September 2, he fell into coma. At 9:00 pm on September 3, he died. On September 2, the doctors assigned to diagnose Kong Qinghuang suspected that he had suffered from poisoning since his skin turned yellow. Actually, the doctor didn't know that large amounts of blood had been taken from Kong Qinghuang on a daily basis in the past month.
At least fifty innocent Falun Dafa practitioners have been detained in Yunnan Province in the Dabanqiao Labor Camp for Women and Labor Camp No. 2 in Lufeng County. It is against the highest justice that Jiang Zemin has adopted the most inhuman and sinister thugs to brutally persecute compassionate and moral Falun Dafa practitioners.
In order to avoid the natural disasters, all Chinese people must stop Jiang Zemins regime from slandering and persecuting Falun Dafa. This is the most fundamental advice for China in order to avoid disasters and enter a new epoch in human history.
(Translated from an edited version of http://www.minghui.ca/mh/articles/2001/7/13/13307.html)