Good and honest friends:

Jiang Zemin, China's corrupt leader who reached his political status by climbing over the bodies of the students killed in Tiananmen Square in 1989, has illegally persecuted Falun Gong for over four years using the communist party's power and propaganda. Although Jiang is no longer the president of China, he still has a strong hold on the control of Chinese people's lives and continues to persecute Falun Dafa practitioners even more brutally.

All over China, who knows how many Dafa practitioners have been illegally sentenced, locked up in mental hospitals, held in forced labor camps, brainwashed, or jailed? It is said there are several thousand people, several tens of thousands, even several hundreds of thousands, but the actual number is uncountable. Jiang's regime forces the corrupt staff of various institutions to continuously hold brainwashing sessions and to arrest Falun Dafa practitioners every day. They continue to use various inhumane techniques to torture and kill Falun Dafa practitioners, who merely insist on their belief in "Truthfulness, Compassion, Tolerance," and try to be good people with healthy bodies. This most basic human right is the subject of a seemingly endless persecution by Jiang Zemin. Over four years have passed. Good and honest people, have you considered these pracritioner's helpless children? Left with no source of income, how can they live? I will share with you the situation of some of our local children:

One practitioner was arrested and imprisoned several times. He was finally released, but to avoid further persecution, was compelled to become homeless, leaving two daughters at home. The younger girl is in elementary school, and the elder one was recently admitted to a local college. In her grief and sadness, she was told "If you have no money to go to school, just sell your body. Sell your body and make money to go to school."

There is a six or seven year-old girl whose parents are both Falun Dafa practitioners. Her mother went to Beijing to appeal for Falun Gong after July 20, 1999 and was illegally imprisoned. Shortly after her release, she was again arrested and locked up in a forced labor camp, where she remains to this day. The girl and her father needed each other to survive, but then he was also arrested and illegally imprisoned, enduring torture. The young girl suffers from extreme fear and the sorrow of repeatedly losing family members. Her heart still aches with hope for her mother's return. Some people saw this little girl alone on the street, crying with her hair dishevelled, but didn't take any notice. She must be yearning for the warmth of her mother, who she hasn't seen in years. Nothing in the world can ease her sorrow.

Another girl is about sixteen years old. Her mother was illegally imprisoned several times. The corrupt staff at the police station, local police station and all levels of government frequently extorted money from her parents, confiscated her family's property, threatened, intimidated and harassed them in various ways, preventing them from living a normal life. Finally her parents were compelled to become homeless. Upon visiting their home, someone saw this girl eating cooked wheat flour, the only thing left at home to eat. Who know many days she had eaten this.

One practitioner has family members ranging from a seventy-some year old mother to a six or seven year old son (who is a young Dafa disciple). The little disciple's father went to Beijing to appeal for Falun Gong and was illegally arrested and remains imprisoned to this day. Since the father's arrest, this little disciple would not eat any fruit, packaged food, or any stir-fried dish. He has subsisted with simple rice, steamed bread, and salted vegetables for several years, whether at home or with company. Although this sensitive child didn't say anything, people all knew what he was thinking. He doesn't want to increase the burden on his grandmother, and doesn't want his father to worry about him. Whenever he makes a mistake, he stands silently in front of Master's image, with his head lowered. Every eve of the Spring Festival , as soon as the firecrackers sound outside, he opens the door and shouts for his father in the direction of the prison.

There is a couple who came here to work from a distant place. Both the husband and wife are Dafa practitioners and have a daughter in preschool.Things were fine until July 20, 1999, when Jiang Zemin illegally started to suppress Falun Gong. The daughter had just started elementary school when her parents were arrested by the corrupt police and sentenced to forced labor, suffering various tortures. The young little girl has no source of income and no one to depend on. How will she live? All through making the arrest, hitting people, imposing fines, and looting property, the police showed no interest in the child's welfare. She is very thin, and in pain from cold and hunger all day. She stares ahead with a big pair of blank eyes. Can you begin to imagine what this little girl is thinking? Can you sense what she suffers from cold and hunger?

In China, Jiang has used his political power to slander Falun Gong with a fierce propaganda campaign, employing countless people and and national resources. Under the threat of persecution dictated by policy, many people fear for their future, their children's exams, their position in the military, and their employment prospects, preventing them from helping Dafa disciples. Even relatives, friends, and neighbors fear the implication. These children are only a few of many Dafa disciples' children suffering in our area. There are many similar cases all over mainland China. A cold winter approaches. How will these young children survive the cold and hungry winter? Good people around the world, won't you reach out to help them? You certainly can, because you are good. Please help rescue China's children in misery, and help the Chinese people end this national catastrophe.

Demand the unconditional release of imprisioned Dafa disciples, and let these poor children feel the joy of reuniting with their parents.