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.

Jinan City's Daguanyuan Police Station Chief Suddenly Dies

Daguanyuan Police Station Chief Wang Yong, 38, suddenly died of a stroke on June 5, 2003. Wang Yong persecuted Dafa practitioners on many occasions.

Unlawful Officials from Jiaozhou City Receive Heavenly Retribution

Xiao Shicheng, male, Jiaozhou City Party Secretary, was diagnosed with lung cancer immediately after he publicly announced orders to carry out the persecution against Falun Gong. He died a few months later.

Hu Jinmei, female, was the head of the Propaganda Department of Jiaozhou City. In the spring of 2002, Hu Jinmei ordered television networks and newspapers to defame Falun Gong, and instructed the Mao Qiang theatrical troupe to develop programs that slandered Falun Gong. Afterwards she was diagnosed with lung cancer, and has since died.