[Editors' Note: In both Western and Chinese culture, the principle of karmic retribution, that is, being held ultimately accountable for one's own actions, is widely accepted. The fundamental teaching of Falun Gong is the characteristic of the universe, "Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance." The universe will reward actions that are in harmony with this principle, while actions such as beating, torturing and murdering people will incur karmic retribution. Stated another way, good deeds will be rewarded with good, while evildoings will meet due retribution. Articles such as this one are meant as a compassionateáreminder of this principle to those who would commit wrongdoing. While many of those who persecute Falun Gong are merely "following orders," the universal law requires that they, too, be held responsible for their actions, and that only by reversing their course of wrongdoing may they escape retribution.]

Examples from Baise City, Guangxi Autonomous Region

1. During the first half of 2002, three Dafa practitioners came across each other at the farmer's market of Baise City, Guangxi Autonomous Region and exchanged some words. Police, led by Lu Qimao, a high-ranking official of the Baise Police Department, illegally arrested and detained them. Three days after the event, Lu died in a car accident. He was 59 years old at that time.

2. Shi Jiayi, of the Xiangyang police substation in Baise City, Guangxi Autonomous Region, actively participated in arresting and persecuting Dafa practitioners. In 2002, Shi himself was arrested because he had associated with criminal gangs and covered up their activities.

An example from Heilongjiang Province

Jiang's regime has used lies to slander Falun Dafa. These lies have poisoned many people, including naive children. A fifth grader in a primary school in Jiamusi City, Heilongjiang Province was poisoned by the lies and was very hostile toward Falun Gong. One day in April, he and his cousin saw a flyer that contained the facts of the persecution against Dafa. He threw it to the ground, stepped on it and denounced it. His cousin tried to dissuade him but he wouldn't listen.

On the following day, one of the boy's teachers noticed that his face was a little out of shape. Later, the boy's mouth started to swell. In no time, his face became distorted. The teacher informed his parents right away. When the parents arrived, the pupil had fainted. He was sent to a hospital for emergency treatment and his family was required to spend more than 1000 Yuan before he was out of danger. His was the only case of the unexplained disease in his school.