Summary of Other Articles and News - 05/15/2002
Bao Gu: Persecution of a Cultivation Way Leads to Moral Corruption
In China police block passersby on the streets and order them to curse the founder of Falun Gong or to step on a picture of him. Whoever refuses to do so is taken to a brainwashing class to be "reformed." Such conduct is unbelievably reprehensible. Not able to stand in the face of practitioners' firm belief, these police act like madmen. If we bow in any way to those that brutally and shamelessly persecute us then this in fact would be the real danger for the Chinese nation!
(China Times, May 14) May 13 was World Falun Dafa Day and also the 10th anniversary of the public introduction of Falun Gong. Hundreds of Falun Gong practitioners from all over Taiwan gathered at the lawn in Dehua Commune of Sun Moon Lake to study the teachings of Li Hongzhi and share their experiences.
(Singtao Daily) To celebrate the 10th anniversary of the public introduction of Falun Gong, about 200 practitioners in the Bay area held a parade on May 12. They started from the Marina lawn in San Francisco and ended up at the Garden Corner Square in China Town. They performed the Lion Dance, Fan Dance, Color Ribbon Dance and Boat Dance as well as Falun Gong exercises. In addition, they advocated Falun Dafa to many passersby.
Heaven and Earth Alike Celebrate the 10th Anniversary of Dafa's First Public Appearance
On May 11, Practitioners in the Taoyuan area, Taiwan walked across the city to celebrate World Falun Dafa Day. The practitioners wore eye-catching golden clothes and distributed colorful Dafa balloons to the passersby, and they answered people's questions. At a destination, they sang together the Dafa songs "Ru Meng Lingí De Du" and "Falun Dafa is Good." It was a very touching scene.
Heaven and Earth celebrate together C the art performance in Ottawa in celebration of the 10th anniversary of Dafa's first public appearance included the dance "De Du," guzheng [ancient Chinese music instrument] solo, fairy dance, kung fu performance and other programs were too many for the eyes to take in. Shandong yangge [popular folk dance] "One Flower" and "Praising Lotus" received all-around applause. Western practitioners wrote and performed "Xi You Ji" [Record of a Journey to the West, an ancient Chinese classic novel], and the solo "Song of Dew" and "Remembrances of Central Mainland." The words were from the practitioners' heart. Many people in the audience said, "Fantastic! That's truly great, wish you gook luck!"
On May 15, practitioners in Australia celebrated World Falun Dafa Day by doing group exercises and sending forth righteous thoughts on each hour in a park across from the Chinese government's liaison office in Australia. Practitioners also distributed balloons to playing children in residential areas. The colorful Dafa balloons (red, orange, yellow, green, indigo, blue, purple) were like seeds of "Truth, Compassion, Tolerance" weaving into the human world and saving people.
Practitioners in Munich Germany: A meaningful World Falun Dafa Day. On May 13, we first sent forth righteous thoughts in front of the Chinese Embassy and then walked on the streets to clarify the truth about Dafa to people. Today there are many delegations from China in Munich. Many people accepted the truth-clarification materials. Some even came over to ask the practitioners questions . Some came close to watch practitioners doing the Falun Gong exercises and to enjoy the Dafa music.
On May 13, Falun Gong practitioners from Ottawa and Montreal held a celebration rally on Parliament Hill (the grounds of the Canadian legislative buildings). With beautiful Dafa music in the air and colorful balloons flying in the sky, the plaza was permeated with a festival atmosphere. To expose the human rights violations committed by Ding Guangen, one of the heads of the "610 Office," who is in charge of fabricating false information and now is visiting Canada, practitioners held their right palms erect and sent forth righteous thoughts at each place Ding arrived. Practitioners also displayed Dafa banners reading "Truthfulness, Compassion, Tolerance." Ding and his entourage lowered their heads and dared not to look directly at the practitioners.
The art exhibition of outstanding painter Ms. Zhang Cuiying was held in New York City from May 13 to 16.
At noon on May 14, in Augsburg, South Germany, a giant colorful aura appeared around the sun in middle of the sky. The color of the sky inside the aura was a little dimmer than the color outside the aura. The clouds radiated around the sun as if they were spun by a strong force. The sky outside the aura was clear blue decorated with white clouds of various shapes. The magnificent scene lasted about 2 hours.
Currently, one of the most popular sayings in Beijing is "Never believe CCTV (China Central Television)." A friend who is a reporter for CCTV said, "People say that we are professional swindlers. Actually, it is Jiang who is in control of defrauding people of their money and souls."
Summary of Mainland China News
Baker, the former director of Hong Kong South China Morning Post Beijing Division, revealed the details in the Washington Post of how the Chinese government has reformed the English media South China Morning Post, that used to be well known for its criticism of the ruling Party in China, into another outlet of Chinese propaganda. The reformation of the South China Morning Post reflects the whole situation in Hong Kong. Hong Kong, as the most free city in terms of the freedom of speech in China, is now losing its own freedom.
Summery of Overseas News
The Trip to Dominica: Through TV and radio stations, I introduced Falun Dafa to people and exposed the persecution of Falun Gong practitioners conducted by Jiang's clique. I also demonstrated and taught Dafa exercises to children and adults in the parks. When the prime minister met me, I requested that he speak out directly against Jiang government's persecution of the people who practice "Truthfulness, Compassion, Forbearance," even though Dominica has an economic relationship with China.