(Clearwisdom.net) For Chinese people, the highlight of the New Year season is the gathering of the family in one place. On New Year's Eve, families gather together, symbolizing harmony and happiness. Chinese New Year is the most important holiday. After having worked hard the entire year, suffering much misery, the Chinese people are happy if they can gather the family and share dinner on New Year's Eve. What a simple tradition, and what a good and humble thing to wish for!

Yet, this humble wish has become an unreachable dream for millions under the unprecedented persecution of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). I was arrested on Chinese New Year's Eve in 2001, while I was having dinner. The police asked me if I would continue to practice Falun Gong. When I refused to answer, they arrested me and sent me to a forced labor camp.

The CCP regime ignored existing laws and the Chinese Constitution. My arrest ruined my entire family's New Year. My wife and children suffered deep worries, pain and despair that New Year. Since the persecution of Falun Gong began on July 20, 1999, millions of practitioners' families have been broken apart.

Soon after that, my wife was also arrested and sent to Masanjia Forced Labor Camp. She is a very kind person, a good wife, neighbor, and colleague. She has never raised her voice or argued with anyone. After she began practicing Falun Gong, she followed Master Li's teachings, the principles "Truthfulness, Compassion, Forbearance," and worked hard at becoming a better person. The persecutors arrested her many times, leaving our child without our care. On one New Year's Eve, our child shed tears at his grandparents' place, making everyone present sigh in sadness.

Every family under persecution faces such a tragedy. During the past six years, I have been away from home, living a destitute life. There is a song in my heart, "I want to go home! When can I return to the home I have to stay away from? When can we again gather with our families?"

On the street where my home is located, dozens of innocent practitioners' families are being persecuted. The practitioners were killed and their families have broken apart. Shortly after July 20, 1999, when some practitioners refused to sign "guarantee statements," the party secretary of the street community went into hysterics in a public meeting, "I am telling you, CCP policy is that we would rather kill 3,000 innocent people than let one enemy escape!"

Soon after that, numerous practitioners living on the street were arrested in broad daylight and in front of everyone. The police violently dragged and pushed the practitioners into police vans, not caring who saw it. When they dragged an elderly lady into the vehicle, her husband and their 3-year-old granddaughter tried to protect her. The chief kicked the old man to the ground, and the 3-year-old girl also fell. She cried out loud, "Don't take away my grandma!" I saw this from within a police car (I was already arrested and in one of the vans), and tears streamed down my face. Not long after that, the elderly lady was tortured to death, and her husband and daughter were sent to forced labor camps. A 12-year-old grandson was left home alone.

Nowadays in China, people chase after material goods, corrupt officials are everywhere, and the crime rate soars. The government is unable to punish the real criminals who harm the country and society. The CCP regime protests loudly, claiming it punishes crime, yet it actually instigates it, and turns a blind eye to crimes that serve the party. However, it mobilizes all the country's army, police, and villains to persecute innocent practitioners. Jiang Zemin vowed to "Wipe out Falun Gong within three months" and "Ruin [practitioners'] reputations, bankrupt [practitioners] financially, and destroy [practitioners] physically." The collaborators claimed "We would rather kill 3,000 innocent people than let one enemy escape!"

Persecutors in countless street community offices like the one in my neighborhood have destroyed countless practitioners' families. The family members suffer great pain.

This genocide has lasted almost seven years. During this time, the anti-human and antisocial nature of the CCP has been fully demonstrated for all to see, as has the great compassion and forbearance of Falun Dafa practitioners.

People are waking up to the truth. News media should stand up, face the bloodshed with determination, represent people's conscience, and reflect the public's wishes. However, because of CCP control, Chinese media do not dare to report the truth about the persecution of Falun Gong. Instead, it creates propaganda, deceiving even many Taiwanese. However, people are no longer so easily deceived.

The Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party is the trigger that helps people wake up. Chinese people are renouncing membership in the CCP and its affiliates in unprecedented numbers. Chinese people are standing up. When the CCP disintegrates, the evil spirit will no longer exist, and the Chinese people will truly enjoy New Year's gatherings!