Media Reports

A Central News Agency special report from Washington on May 20th, the World Organisation against Torture has sponsored a lawsuit against the Director of the Chinese Propaganda Bureau Ding Guangen. The lawsuit has accused him of directing and conducting severe violations of human rights toward Falun Gong practitioners in China as well as overseas.

The Qilu Evening News based in Shandong, China reported on May 20 that, from April 24 to 25, an evening frost took place in Shandong Province, which lasted more than 6 hours and harmed more than 10 million Mu (a Chinese unit of land measurement. 1 Mu = 0.165 Acre) of crops. The direct economic loss is 8.59 billion Yuan RMB (500 Yuan is the average monthly income of an urban Chinese worker.)

The Lanzhou Morning News reported on May 8th from Zhang County, on the evening of May 7th, a sudden storm caused tremendous flooding and mudslides in the 9 villages' 38 communes in Yihu County. The disaster caused 13 deaths, 5 wounded, and 12.6 thousand Mu of crops to be ruined.

Latest News from Abroad

From a young practitioner in Taiwan: I am an elementary school student. I sincerely ask kind-hearted men and women in China to use your compassion and love to say, "stop" to the persecutors of Dafa practitioners! Goodness will be rewarded and evil-doing will be punished! Our life needs "Truthfulness, Compassion, Forbearance" and our world needs "Truthfulness, Compassion, Forbearance."

Practitioners in the Netherlands celebrated World Falun Dafa Day in Amsterdam. They put up exhibition boards in a park, did group exercise and paraded downtown. Many Dutch people came to ask questions and to take Dafa materials. They said sympathetically, "Exactly! This world needs 'Truthfulness, Compassion, Forbearance!' That's great! That is truly so."

Truth and People's Heart

A practitioner's letter to the "610 Office" - after I was forced by you to betray my faith against my will, my conscience has tortured me ever since! Right now, I have nothing but my conscience left, which I cannot sell out. The sea of bitterness is boundless and only by turning back can we be saved. By interfering with the Buddha Fa one will only lead oneself into an abyss of sin. I hope you will wake up! [Note: The "610 Office" is an agency specifically created to persecute Falun Gong, with absolute power over each level of administration in the Party and all other political and judiciary systems]

Young practitioners from Taiwan: When the new semester had begun our teacher asked the class to read Zhuan Falun. Now all children in our class are better behaved. We are quieter and do not loiter in the hall after class. I also re-established a good friendship with a girl in our class whom I had had a falling out with previously. When somebody cursed at her, I persuaded her not to talk back. I told her about the relationship between the white substance and black substance. Now we are good friends.

Latest News from China

I have been illegally imprisoned in the Zhuanhe Municipal Detention Center for over 6 months. In the cold winter when the temperature was as low as -- 20oC (-4oF), practitioners were forced to stand outside or to do push-ups on the ice. The guards also used electric batons to shock or beat practitioners. One practitioner was beaten to death. When I was transferred to the Masanjia Forced Labor Camp, we were tortured constantly in the brainwashing class. It has become routine for a practitioner to be beaten.

The Yongan Street Neighborhood Committee and the Jiushui Street Police Station in Qingdao City sent me to the Qingdao brainwashing class. I was detained there for 115 days in the brainwashing class. I had endured immense torture both physically and mentally. In the brainwashing class, everyone who went on hunger strike suffered force-feeding.

On behalf of Falun Dafa practitioners who have been illegally detained, Changchun Dafa disciples sincerely congratulate the 10th anniversary of Teacher's introduction of Falun Dafa to the public and the celebration of World Falun Dafa Day. Dafa disciples from Yitong in Liaoning Province, Tai'an and Anshan Counties, and students from the Shenyang Agriculture University sincerely congratulate the 10th anniversary of Teacher's introduction of Dafa to the public as well.

Practitioners Exchange Insights

When studying the Fa with a calm and tranquil heart, selfish elements are nowhere to be found. Without daily interactions with everyday human society and discussions with everyday people, those selfish elements deeply hidden within us are exposed less easily. From this, I now understand even better why Falun Dafa's way of cultivation is the most difficult, most convenient, and best one. It requires a person to remain within everyday human society while being confronted with everyday peoples' desires, attachments, and selfish mentalities. Yet, because of this, it also provides an excellent opportunity for a person's own selfish elements to be more fully exposed. By realizing this, I also came to a better understanding of the importance of Fa-study: it strengthens a person's self-discipline. With the clear and bright Fa in our hearts, it is easier to expose those selfish elements that often deeply hide themselves.

Open Forum

Why have traffic accidents become so frequent in China these days? It is because the large-scale persecution of good people who practice "Truthfulness, Compassion, Forbearance" has enraged both the heavens and earth. The heavenly law of "good is rewarded with good, evil is met with evil" does not allow such unjust actions to occur without retribution. Since July 20, 1999, all kinds of strange natural disasters and tragedies have taken place one after another. Countless numbers of innocent lives are being dragged by the Jiang-Luo regime toward an inevitable doom.