Mr. Qing Jie was a 39-year-old engineer from the Yanjiao District of Sanhe County, Hebei Province. Mr. Qing suffered from severe liver disease before he started practicing Falun Gong in 1997. Through his practice, his physical and emotional health was restored. After July 20, 1999, Mr. Qing continued to steadfastly practice Falun Dafa. He was under surveillance and often harassed. In 2001, he was expelled from the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). Mr. Qing died in October 2003.