Latest News from China - 02/14/2003
- [Langfang City, Hebei Province] Dafa Practitioner Zheng Guoxin From Langfang Is Detained at the Shuangkou Forced Labor Camp and Is on the Verge of Dying
- [Huhehaote, Inner Mongolia, China] Chu Guizhi, a Dafa Practitioner From Henan Province, Is Detained at the Huhehaote Xinhua Clothing Factory for Nearly Two Years
- [Jinzhou City, Hebei Province] Two Dafa Practitioners Are Illegally Detained
- [Qingdao, Shandong City] Jiang's Regime Focuses on Persecuting Falun Gong, but Pay No Attention to the Hardships of Ordinary People
- [A county in north China] Dafa Practitioners Form Study Groups
[Langfang City, Hebei Province] Dafa Practitioner Zheng Guoxin From Langfang Is Detained at the Shuangkou Forced Labor Camp and Is on the Verge of Dying
Zheng Guoxin (male), 36, a university graduate, worked for the Langfang City's Goods and Materials Bureau. In 2001 he was illegally arrested by the Tianjing City Police Department while clarifying the truth of Dafa to people in the Tanggu district of Tianjing city. He was then sent to the Tianjing Shuangkou Forced Labor Camp, where he was tortured and beaten. Police officers in the Shuangkou Camp tried to force him to write guarantees to sever all ties with Dafa, but Zheng Guoxin refused. He firmly believes in Dafa and Teacher, and has been on a hunger strike for over a year to request his unconditional release. Although he appears skeletal, he remains on the hunger strike. The camp forcibly feeds him through his nostrils. His mother is extremely distraught because of her son's suffering.
[Huhehaote, Inner Mongolia, China] Chu Guizhi, a Dafa Practitioner From Henan Province, Is Detained at the Huhehaote Xinhua Clothing Factory for Nearly Two Years
Chu Guizhi (female) went to Beijing many times after July 1999 to explain the facts about Dafa. She once held up a banner in Tiananmen for a few minutes that said "Truthfulness-Compassion-Tolerance" and then returned home safely. One time she was arrested in Tiananmen Square while shouting "Dafa is good." She was then detained at the Miyun Detention Center in Beijing for 9 days. Since she did not identify herself or respond to any requests from the police officers, she was released after 9 days.
In March 2003, she was again arrested by police while she was preparing Dafa truth clarifying materials and brutally tortured in a detention center. She was sentenced to three years in a forced labor camp. She has been detained at the Huhehaote Xinhua clothing factory, which is actually a forced labor camp (phone: 86-471-6514808), for about two years. Her family went to visit her a few times but they were not allowed to see her. They were only allowed to leave money or clothing for her. It is unknown if she is still alive.
[Jinzhou City, Hebei Province] Two Dafa Practitioners Are Illegally Detained
In Shihongzhuang, Jizhou City, Dafa practitioners Fan Ruihua and Zhao Yanjun (female) were detained. Wu Changbin was released. A few days ago, two other Dafa practitioners were also arrested, but their whereabouts are unknown.
[Qingdao, Shandong City] Jiang's Regime Focuses on Persecuting Falun Gong, but Pays No Attention to the Hardships of Ordinary People
There have been over ten Dafa practitioners sentenced to jail in Qingdao city, over a hundred others illegally sent to forced labor camps, and even more forced to leave their homes to avoid persecution.
Jiang's regime has caused social instability in China. Before the 16th National Congress of the Chinese Communist Party began, over 500 veterans from the Beihai navy fleet requested that they be treated fairly. In December 2002, thousands of workers at the national No. 3, 4, and 5 textile factories went on strike, and asked that the salaries owed to them be paid. Some of the workers have not been paid for half a year, and their families are having a hard time surviving. However, those that ask for their salaries are threatened with being fired.
[A county in north China] Dafa Practitioners Form Study Groups
Local elderly practitioners have formed Fa-study groups to study Dafa from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. every day. They read two chapters of the book Zhuan Falun each time. They also organized an experience sharing conference in which 9 Dafa practitioners shared their cultivation experiences. They are steadfast in their practice of Dafa.
February 13, 2003