(Clearwisdom.net) Falun Gong practitioner Ms. Zhou Aiying from Shuangbu Village, under the jurisdiction of the Liuting Street Administration Office in Chengyan District, Qingdao City, started to practice Falun Dafa on December 29, 1998. Before that, she had encountered many kinds of illnesses and couldn't do housework. She would feel a lot of pain in her whole body even if she just did a bit of housework. In 1996, her husband committed suicide because his business failed and he had encountered some bad people. Ms. Zhou, who was weak and with many illnesses, lived with her two daughters, one 12 and the other under 2.

As Ms. Zhou's elder daughter recalls:

"Before she started cultivation in Dafa, I had to go to school, go to work, and take care of my younger sister. But my mom would still get after me for no reason. Due to the stress of her illnesses and the fact that my dad had committed suicide, my mom became very sensitive and short tempered. In 1998, a friend introduced Falun Gong to her, and Mom started to practice. After obtaining the Fa, my mom became a completely new person. In two months she recovered from all her illnesses and moreover she insisted on abiding by the principle of "Truthfulness-Compassion-Tolerance" all the time.

"At that time, I did not know much about Falun Gong, but seeing how my mom had changed, I knew for sure that Falun Gong was very good. Mom's health recovered, and her mood became very good. She just seemed like a new person. She took over all the housework and no longer lost her temper at me. She also taught me to follow "Truthfulness-Compassion-Tolerance" in my life and to consider others first all the time. Previously, my academic performance was not steady. Because my mom practiced Dafa, I also benefited from it. My academic performance stabilized.

"On July 20, 1999, the Chinese Communist Party started to persecute Falun Gong. In order to clarify the facts, my mom and several fellow practitioners went together to Beijing to appeal. When they arrived at the Wudi area, they were taken back and monitored 24 hours a day. There were also quite a few people who tried to '"transform"' her. They wanted my mom to give up her faith in Dafa. At that time, I was in junior high school. It was clearly written in the political science textbook: 'A citizen has the freedom of belief, the freedom of association, the right to peaceful appeal' and so on. So why did they persecute Falun Gong? When a town leader came to conduct the 'transformation,' I asked him about the freedom and the rights that a citizen is supposed to have; that leader had nothing to say in reply.

"On the school's political science exam paper there were questions that slandered Dafa. I didn't even look at the exam paper, because I knew Dafa was good. In one class, the teacher asked me a question that slandered Falun Gong. I said, "I am not able to answer." In a midterm test, there was also a question slandering Falun Gong. I used my pen to strike through that question and answered another question. Under Master's protection, I was admitted to a good high school due to my outstanding test score.

"After passing the monthly test in high school, my academic standing became even better. I had another chance to tell this good news to my mom. Once in 2002, three policemen from Liuting Police Station came to my school and asked me about the first time that Mom appealed. At that time, I had not started to practice and also did not know their intent, so I answered their questions. Later I learned that my mom was sent to a forced labor camp for three years. She was imprisoned in the Second Women's Detention Center in Wangcun, Zibo City. Initially I kept contact with my mom through the mail and told her not to give up, to keep faith in Dafa. At that time I just thought to study well so that my mom wouldn't worry.

"One time, Mom wrote me a letter saying she had 'given up the practice' and asked me to hand in my Dafa books. She said that the detention center 'was so good.' Somehow that made me cry; I cried because my mom gave up her belief. I didn't know how evil it was in the detention center. They used six electric batons to shock my mom. Because it wasn't too long after my mom had started to practice Falun Dafa, she wasn't able to withstand it. She was 'transformed.' She told about this after being released. Because she was 'transformed,' she was allowed to see us.

"One time when I went to visit my mom, she said she had pain in her leg from playing basketball. From then on, I couldn't focus on my studies and my scores dropped rapidly. I recalled that, before obtaining the Fa, my mom had had all kinds of illnesses, she often blamed me for no reason, etc. If she had not obtained the Fa, I would have not been admitted to the good high school. Now we were suffering persecution for believing in 'Truthfulness-Compassion-Tolerance.' What an injustice!

"In 2002, my mom came home. With the help of fellow practitioners, she also returned to Dafa. Because I had worked so hard since childhood, I had bursitis in my shoulders, a protruding lumbar vertebra plate, and rhinitis. Seeing mom recover from such bad health, I started practicing Falun Dafa after taking the college admission test held on June 9, 2003. One month later my body was completely recovered. I didn't choose to go to college, and instead went to work in the Optic-Electric Machinery Electronic Company. During work I followed 'Truthfulness-Compassion-Tolerance' to improve myself. One day in February 2004, after I distributed truth clarification CDs to company leaders and staff members, I was dismissed by the company.

"After my mom came back from the detention center, she worked at the Eighth Branch Factory of the Meigao Corporation. During work she followed the principle of 'Truthfulness-Compassion-Tolerance' all the time. The people working with her all knew Dafa was good. In the factory, if something was needed, Mom would buy it with her own money. Once she brought a table scale from home to the factory because it was needed. Since the factory makes a drying agent, the environment is extremely dry. The only place to get hot water was very far away from the workshop. Mom spent more than 200 yuan and bought a water heater for the staff to use. After seeing that people had to push their bikes home because of flat tires, my mom bought an air pump for them to use. In this way, she was always considerate of others. The factory placed her name on the 'honor staff' every year."

Ms. Zhou Aiying is still illegally imprisoned in the Third Detention Center in Qingdao. She has three children at home: the eldest daughter, 22, has no job, and the youngest son and daughter are both 12 years old. (After re-marrying, her new husband took care of the children, but now her husband has also become destitute and homeless.)

Those from Liuting Police Station who took part in the persecution of Ms. Zhou:

Police Chief Lu Weizhong: 86-13969713777 (Cell), 86-532-87605157 (Home)
Political Chief Hua Chang: 86-13869850975 (Cell), 86-532-83849805 (Home)
Police Officer Wang Dong, about 30 years old: 86-13964888082 (Cell)
Police Officer Bai Jiahao: 86-13583279797 (Cell)