May 9, 2002


Hail, the size of pomelo [a large citrus fruit like grapefruit], caused over 100 million Yuan RMB worth of damages

According to Guizhou Metropolitan newspaper's report on May 9, Guizhou Wangmo County suffered two extraordinarily severe hailstorms in the ten day-period ending May 8, showering hail the size of pomelo [large citrus fruit similar to a grapefruit but 20% bigger]. Thirteen small towns were hit hard.

On May 2 at 5:00 p.m., gale force winds hit Wangmo County. Thunderstorms along with hail came down heavily. Thirteen townships including Xintun were hit especially hard by the severe hailstorm. Since the beginning of March 1- 20, twelve counties in Guizhou Province were hit by hailstorms. 690,000 people were impacted, 41,400 hectares of crops were affected, 13,700 hectares were decimated, 176 houses collapsed, and 9,307 houses were damaged. Direct economic loss reached 89.7 million Yuan. On April 24, 13 townships in Wangmo County were hit by severe hailstorms again. The damage was severe. According to the statistics, in the two hailstorms, close to 290,000 people were affected, four people died, 1 person was missing, 199 people were injured, up to 5,879 hectares of crops were ruined, and 28,200 houses were shattered; the direct economic loss was as much as 65.3 million Yuan RMB.

In fact, nothing is accidental. Everything happened for a reason. When officials do bad deeds, not only they themselves can not escape retribution, the common people in the villages will also suffer. The real reason behind the calamity was the persecution of Falun Gong practitioners who cultivate "Truthfulness, Compassion, Tolerance" by those officials following Jiang's political directives in order to gain political capital for their own self interest.