Summary of Other Articles and News - 04/23/2002
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Today, 71 practitioners made solemn declarations that what they said and did during the vicious brainwashing and oppression of the persecution that is not consistent with the standards of Dafa is null and void. From now on they will make up for the losses they brought about by redoubling their efforts in clarifying the truth about Falun Gong to people and following Teacher in the process of Fa-Rectification.
I was illegally detained, fined, and had my home searched because I twice went to Beijing to appeal. My husband has also been affected by the persecution and is being forced to divorce me. The evil gang has torn apart my family and spread lies that Falun Gong cultivators do not want families. I have been abducted by police five times, cursed at, beaten, physically tortured, and forced to do hard labor.
The "crime of counter-revolution" has made a comeback in China. The Jiamusi City Police Department in Heilongjiang Province conducted a dragnet search and arrest of Falun Gong practitioners in April, and the police accused the practitioners of being "counterrevolutionary." The charge of "counter-revolution" is a tool used by XX Party to uphold its rule, strike at its political enemies and persecute the people. It goes against all regulations set by morality and laws. This incident shows precisely that Jiang Zemin's ugly farce is at the end of its rope.
Chinese people who dare to say 'no' to a great power. In order to utter a word of truth, the Falun Gong practitioners are willing to give up their lives. When facing brutal tortures, they have determined faith and supernormal endurance, which enable them to never bow to the evil. These honest people whom the dictator once thought could easily be controlled have truly re-written the history of the Chinese people being long enslaved by powerful dictators.
China in perspective -- governing a moral "dust bowl." In April this year, during the Peach Blossom Festival in Nanhui County, Shanghai City, over 100 wind chimes demonstrating folk customs worldwide and more than 13,000 red "China knots" [a China knot is a kind of decoration representing good fortune] were hung up. About 100,000 tourists came to visit. Unfortunately, more than 20 of the wind chimes were torn from the strings they hung from and smashed on the ground, and 5,000 to 6,000 of the "China knots" were stolen. Some people even broke off the branches of the peach blossom trees to take home with them. China's moral vacuum and degeneration of social values is really starting to face a serious crisis.
Commentaries from Outside
Viewing Falun Gong from a standpoint of crisis of faith. Nowadays in Mainland China, public moral values are declining day by day and the moral dykes and dams that uphold the Chinese nation are about to break down. People are longing for strong spiritual support. Therefore, the appearance of Falun Gong, the folk Qigong group, simply stabilizes the moral dykes and dams. Patriotic personages from both China and overseas who have a conscience and a sense of justice all highly praise Falun Gong. Moreover, "Truthfulness, Compassion, Forbearance" are also lofty virtues recognized by all of humankind.
News Summary from Abroad
The activity of Toronto practitioners' continuous sending forth of righteous thoughts in front of the Chinese Embassy has come to a successful end. During the past several days, the weather has changed dramatically. It started out warm and sunny and later became rainy. Finally, it turned into a snowstorm.
Fa rectification activity in Germany: On April 7th, we held a grand parade around the entire city. We shouted out "Falun Dafa is good" when Jiang arrived at his hotel. On April 9th, practitioners sang Dafa songs and held banners in front of the city hall where Jiang stayed. We also clarified the truth to the students who were hired to greet him. Outside of Jiang's hotel, practitioners took turns sending forth righteous thoughts continuously all night.
On April 17th, Professor Feng Lili, also a Dafa practitioner, was invited to the capital city of Kansas to give an academic lecture to the House representatives, Senators and medical experts. Her topic was "The biological, social and philosophical implications of Falun Dafa cultivation: New perspectives from gene expression in the neutrophils of Falun Gong practitioners." The audience showed a deep interest in Falun Dafa.