Ms. Zhou Xiangmei, around 47 years old, started to practice Falun Dafa in 1995. She held a technical school diploma and was an excellent employee of the Credit Union of Lanshan District, Linqi City, Shandong Province.

After July 1999 when Jiang started to persecute Falun Dafa, she went to Beijing to appeal. As a result, she was persecuted on many occasions. Her husband, Li Yongxin, was also persecuted because he practiced Dafa. In order to avoid further persecution, Mr. Li left home. However, in October 2002, he was arrested and illegally sentenced to 10 years in prison.

In June 2003, under the directive of the "610 Office"(an agency specifically created to persecute Falun Gong, with absolute power over each level of administration in the Party and all other political and judiciary systems), Ms. Zhou was detained on the top floor of a residential building of the credit union. On June 20, 2003, Ms. Zhou fell from the building and died.