Mr. Liu Chuncheng, around 70 years old, was a retired cadre from Langfang City, Hebei Province. After he started to practice Falun Gong, he became a healthier person. He once said that he could carry a gas tank weighing as much as 31 kg (about 68 lb). Towards the end of 2000, he went to Beijing to validate Falun Dafa and returned home on the same day. Later, his workplace wanted him to write guarantee statements to give up Falun Gong, but he refused. Under intense pressure, he could not do the Falun Gong exercises on a regular basis. Gradually, his health deteriorated. He passed away sometime in September or October of 2001.