Mr. Xie Deqing, 69, lived at East Qingjiang Road No. 188 in Chengdu City. He retired from his position at the Chengdu Hydroelectric Investigation and Design Institute (CHIDI) due to illness. His wife Yu Qinfang, 67, is also a retiree from the CHIDI. They were cured of all illnesses through Falun Gong practice in 1996 and became physically and mentally healthy.