News Briefing - 11/20/2001
Breaking the Media Blockade, Clarifying the Truth
Yesterday, the Central News Agency (a Taiwan based wire service) reported that the Chinese government banned the fictional novel Yellow Peril because it featured an episode similar to the "self-immolation incident that occurred on Tiananmen Square." When the China Central TV station rebroadcast the "Self-Immolation Incident," it conspicuously removed some footage. Some media groups have cited this missing footage as evidence that Liu Chunling was knocked down by a heavy object. One insider said those so-called self-immolators were hired by offering them 30,000 Yuan (about USD3,500) each. All upper-level police officials know this fact.
At some famous Australian tourist sites, practitioners tell the truth about Dafa to visitors from China. The tourists then take the information back to China. They meet all kinds of people, experience various xinxing (moral character) tests, and have many moving stories.
Clarifying the Truth and Lessening the Pressure on Practitioners in China
Zhang Cuiying is an Australian painter and a Falun Gong practitioner. She currently has an art exhibition in Moscow. Zhang visited the Sakharov International League of Human Rights on November 15th. She expressed her thanks to Mr. Yuri Samadurov. . He is a famous human rights defender who recently wrote a letter to the Russian and American Presidents about the brutal persecution against Falun Gong in China. Zhang Cuiying is a witness to the inhumane tortures carried out against Falun Gong practitioners by the Chinese authorities.
Latest News From China - 11/21/01
84 people solemnly announced that all they wrote, said, and did against Dafa under high pressure and persecution are completely void. They have made up their mind to determinedly cultivate Dafa and double their efforts in making up the losses they caused to Dafa, resist the evil, and clarify the truth to people.
A practitioner suffered all kinds of torture at the police station but was still unyielding. Later, because of an attachment to sentiment, he wrote the "guarantee letter" [to give up the practice of Dafa, never again to associate with other practitioners and never go to Beijing to appeal] against his will in a brainwashing class and left a permanent shame and learned a heavy lesson. He (or she) has decided to double his (or her) efforts in making up the loss caused to Dafa, strengthen righteous thoughts, and firmly cultivate Dafa.
Looking back at history, whenever a country's leader and government officials committed brutalities and went against the principles of heaven, natural disasters would necessarily occur and people's lives would be at stake. Government officials of Jiangxi Province crazily tortured Falun Gong practitioners and were punished by heaven: Jiangxi Province lost a total of 30,000 sq. kilometers [about 11,700 sq. miles] of soil that was washed away by floods. In the morning of the 18th, a fire took place in Guangfeng County, Jiangxi Province that burned down nearly 30 shops along a street.
Fish farmers in Rudong City, Jiangsu Province suffered a phenomenon of abnormally high flood tides, which arrived at extremely high speed and drowned ten people. Heaven is warning people with these unusual phenomena that the brutalities against Falun Gong practitioners by lawless officials of Jiangsu Province are bringing disasters to the people.
Jiang Zemin and Luo Gan's group have committed extreme brutalities against Falun Gong in Shandong Province and brought calamities to Shandong. Nineteen counties and cities near the bay area were inundated by seawater, covering over 1,000 sq. kilometers [about 390 sq. miles]. In Weihai City and Yantai City, monthly water rationing of 1 m3 [about 35 cubic feet] of water per person is in effect, and a fine is charged for over-use.
Stories in Cultivation Practice
Experience from practitioners in Australia: Every practitioner should clarify the truth of Falun Dafa, expose the evil conduct of the persecution, safeguard Dafa, and offer people salvation by any possible means and be a practitioner up to the requirement of Dafa. Every piece of work in the Fa-rectification has its particular role in the overall situation.
When I began practicing Falun Gong in May 1997, I was deeply impressed when I saw the body of a practitioner in other dimensions was the image of a Buddha and was changing in a magnificent way. On July 20, 1999, I went to the government office in the province to appeal for Falun Gong. After that, I was confused for some time, waiting and watching others. Later, I decided to join in the Fa-rectification. One day after distributing the truth-clarifying literature with my husband, I saw many Falun (law wheels) rotating in the sky with brilliant colors.
A doctor of internal medicine experienced the miraculous healing effect of Falun Gong. He began practicing in 1996. When he had a cough and took some medicine, the cough became worse. So he stopped taking medicine and kept on practicing Falun Gong exercises. He recovered within a week. His wife and many other practitioners have also gotten rid of their illnesses through cultivation practice.
In Sichuan Province, a female Falun Dafa practitioner's 65 year-old mother and 8 year-old son also practice Dafa. Ever since the three generations started the practice of Dafa, their illnesses have totally disappeared. However, just for speaking about the benefits she received from cultivating Dafa, she was illegally detained 13 times and held in the labor camp for 1 year and 3 months. During the detention, she was subjected to inhumane torture. Her elderly mother and young son were also intimidated and detained.
Mo Shuijin, a 65 year-old woman, was the former office director of the Chongqing automobile factory in Sichuan Province. She started to practice Dafa in 1994. She was always willing to bear the burden of hard work and was a good person both at work and at home. However, such a nice woman was arrested while taking a walk in the park. Later, she was sent to the 4th team of Maojiashan Women's Labor Camp in Chongqing City. She refused to yield to the evil and was finally tortured to death.
Dafa practitioners at Taiwan University introduced Dafa and clarified the truth to students and teachers at a 2001 University Anniversary Party.
Dafa practitioners in Southern California introduced Dafa and clarified the truth to Chinese people at a Chinese school party.
The Chinese government is brainwashing overseas Chinese systematically by spreading lies and rumors on People's Daily newspaper and CCTV4, and by imposing its warped notions of communism and nationalism in the texts used by overseas Chinese schools.