News Briefing - 11/03/2001
Clearwisdom editors published the article with the title "Clarify the Truth to the Chinese People Comprehensively, in a Deeper and More Refined Way." At present, the most important mission of all Dafa disciples is Fa-rectification, and the crux of Fa-rectification is clarifying the truth. No matter what kind of environment one is in, each and every Dafa disciple has the responsibility to clarify the truth to the circle of people around him or her. Dafa disciples' clarification of the truth under the guidance of powerful righteous thoughts has a vitally important effect in the midst of Fa-rectification. (October 31, 2001) (http://www.clearwisdom.net/emh/articles/2001/11/2/15359.html)
Clarify the truth and alleviate the pressure
A family of three Dafa practitioners in Mainland China formed an even bigger Dafa particle to break through the Internet blockade and gain contact with Clearwisdom.net. This allowed them to work more effectively during Fa-rectification cultivation by clarifying the truth thoroughly and saving all beings.
Recently, Austrian Dafa practitioners held photo displays consecutively to introduce Dafa and expose the serious situation of the persecution of Dafa in China. They gained the support of the government officials. Mayor Karl Wilfing of Poysdorf city expressed that they "condemn the action taken against Falun Gong by the Chinese government."
The city of Milan Tennessee proclaimed October 29 as "Falun Dafa Day".
The power of righteous thoughts
Short stories of clarifying the truth:
Dafa practitioners in a county in a Northeastern part of China together hung up Dafa banners on the eve of October 1 (the National Day holiday). They hung a banner saying, "The Buddha-light illuminates everywhere and rectifies all abnormalities" at the entrance of a government building. The people who work in the building did not allow others to take it off and said it would be wonderful if the Buddha-light illuminated everywhere!
When Dafa practitioners in county "A" hung a Dafa banner at the entrance of the county's Public Security Bureau, a person went to the police station to report that he found the Dafa banner. The policeman said, "Go away now! Is the money gained by reporting them worth it? Aren't you afraid of receiving retribution?"
Two Dafa practitioners asked for leaves of absence from brainwashing classes to distribute Dafa truth-clarifying flyers; policemen followed close behind them. Two practitioners sent forth righteous thoughts and at the same time openly distributed the Dafa truth-clarifying flyers. The policemen looked more like their guards.
A Dafa practitioner in Jilin province one day distributed truth-clarifying flyers. Two elderly people were deeply touched after reading the flyers and wanted to donate money to the practitioner to print flyers.
The Fa-rectification stories of Dafa practitioners in Northeastern China:
Several Dafa practitioners were arrested by the police. The officers searched and found their truth-clarifying materials; however, they got out of detention by using their righteous thoughts and continue to clarify the truth even now.
Recently, guards at a detention center somewhat restrained themselves. Some guards quickly apologized to Dafa practitioners who were on hunger strike after they spoke rudely to them.
With righteous thoughts in our minds, the sky and earth will become broader: When the evil police came to ransack a practitioners house, fellow practitioners sent forth powerful righteous thoughts, not allowing them to enter the residence. Finally, the evil circled around the practitioner's home several times but could not get in, even the harassing phone calls could not get through. A practitioner named Daqiang used chalk to write on the wall on the street "Falun Dafa is Good." It is still there even now.
The miracles of firmly cultivating Dafa amaze everyday people: A Dafa practitioner from Hubei province was beaten up by the wicked policemen because he went to appeal. He was in critical condition and could not even remember his own name. However, his firm belief in Dafa had never been shaken. After he was released, he fully recovered several months later and continued to clarify the truth.
The rational and intelligent relatives of Dafa practitioners: One day, Mr. Zhang went out to post Dafa materials and was arrested. His wife, who is not a Dafa practitioner, had a feeling that something bad had happened. She quickly hid the Dafa materials at home and simply posted all the Dafa posters outside, and as a result, the police did not find anything in her home.
The people in Hong Kong know what is right and what is wrong: One Dafa promotion site was playing a video exposing the fabricated "self-immolation incident" and many people watched. Suddenly, one big man who claimed he came from Beijing said the video is fake. But the people around him refuted him. One person said, "I believe what they are showing is true."
Police Officers Who Could Not Be Deceived:
A director in a provincial detention center has always had a favorable impression of Falun Gong. Every time practitioners arrive at the center, he comes to warn the prison guards, "No one is allowed to hurt them; they are the most truthful people."
The Police Chief in a province once met a practitioner whom he called a friend. The Chief told his Falun Gong friend, "Falun Gong is quite good."
A head of a detention center in another province has been keeping an eye on detained practitioners through a surveillance camera and knows what kind of people they really are. Once he couldn't help telling a practitioner, "If the Party could be like you Falun Gong, there wouldn't be so much embezzlement and corruption."
Practitioner's Experience Sharing:
The power of compassion is enormous: I used to do things based on my everyday people's notions before. When sending forth righteous thoughts, I would try to eliminate all evil together with evil human beings. Later I realized how pathetic human beings really are, and that it is actually the evil forces that control people, causing them to persecute Dafa. So when I send forth righteous thoughts, my heart is filled with compassion and peace. Under such righteous thoughts, evil is eliminated one after another.
Abandon omission; united we eliminate the evil: Evil utilizes corrupt notions and magnifies the shortcomings that we find in each other. Only when we abandon our own attachments and the demonic nature in ourselves, can our Fa-rectification activities achieve a better result.
A practitioner deviated from Dafa after he was arrested. Other practitioners explained to him the truth while sending forth the righteous thoughts to eliminate the evil that controlled him. As a result, he came back from his deviation and became a very good practitioner. Teacher does not want to lose any single disciple and he wants us to improve as a group. He encourages us to help the practitioners who went to the wrong path and bring them back.
If we are truly determined to follow Teacher, we can abandon every wrong notion we acquired in this society, take off this human shell and treat ourselves as true divine beings.
Latest News From China on Novemeber 3, 2001:
Police in Heizuizi Labor Camp in Changchun City repeatedly tortured female practitioner Zheng Wei of Jilin Province. She was subjected to 3-hours of electric shock and deprived of sleep for a long time. She is now in critical condition. Zheng Wei traveled to Beijing four times to rectify the Fa and was arrested last October and sentenced to three years in labor camp.
Exposing Heizuizi Labor Camp's criminal acts: The police used electric shock to torture thousands of practitioners and deprive them of sleep. They once forced some practitioners to stand still as a punishment for seven days and seven nights. Several dozen practitioners were sent to mental institutions because they refused to stop their practice.
Changchun Tiebei Detention Center physically abuses Dafa practitioners. Their means of torture include Tiger's bench (a type of torture tool), electric shock, and sleep deprivation. Practitioners Liu Zhe, Zhao Guifeng, Jiang Tao were put in handcuffs and shackles and chains. Practitioner Wang Guangyou's hands and feet were injured so severely that the bone was exposed.
Zhao Guifeng, a female practitioner from Changchun City was brutally tortured one day in September. Eleven police officers perpetrated the crime. They tortured her on the Tiger's bench with sharp edged steel bars. They also handcuffed her from the back, bent her arms from behind to the front, and hit her on the back, lower back and thighs for a whole night.
Police in Changchun Labor Camp tied practitioner Wang Jing onto a "Dead-Man's" bed (a kind of torture tool) with her hands and feet fastened to it, and also denied her food and water. They tortured her this way over a week.
Han Li, a Ph. D graduate from Harbin Industrial University, Heilongjiang Province was sentenced to 15 years in prison. Han Li was arrested in December 2000 when he was safeguarding Dafa and has remained in custody ever since. Nangang District Court in Harbin did not dare to hold a public trial because they could not find any criminal evidence.
On September 27, 2001, a "Cultural Revolution" style show trial took place in Yun County, Hubei Province. Two practitioners were sentenced to three and five years in prison, respectively. These two practitioners shouted out "Falun Dafa is good." Spectators admired their courageous act.
The Shaanxi Provincial "6.10 Office" will hold a second brainwashing class in Lintong City. We appeal to Dafa practitioners in Shaanxi Province to send forth righteous thoughts every hour on the hour to eliminate all evils in the Shaanxi "6.10 Office" and other "6.10 offices," and help strengthen the detained practitioners' righteous thoughts.
Police in Shenyang City, Liaoning Province unlawfully sent a female practitioner (who is a farmer) to a labor camp. They also made off with her 1600 Yuan [about 8 months average income for a farmer] which she saved for her son's college tuition from selling vegetables. People are saying, "What kind of society this is?"
Police in Hunchun City, Jilin Province brutally beat and used psychotropic drugs on practitioners. They also force-fed practitioners with alcohol and mustard oil [Note: very spicy and burns]. They handcuffed the practitioners' hands behind their back and hung them in the air for a long time.
On October 24, 2001, Hunchun City police in Jilin Province headed by political security section chief Yao looted property worth 20,000 Yuan from practitioner Wei Jinshuang's home.
You Zhong, Party Secretary of the Changyi Board of Education, Jia Ting, Director of the Changyi Board of Education, and Li Yansheng, Principal of Qingnian Road Elementary School, Jilin Province, forcefully took two Falun Dafa practitioners to a brainwashing class before October 1.
Zhang Youcai, a government official of Bahu Village, Erdao Township, Fengman District, took two Falun Dafa practitioners into custody while they were distributing truth-clarifying literature during the night of October 11. The practitioners were then, as directed by the Party Secretary of the Village, Wang Tiemin, sent to the local police station.
Shortly before the APEC Summit, many practitioners in Shanghai were arrested. Some were illegally detained, while others were taken forcefully to brainwashing classes. Many more were placed under surveillance.
Wang Tao, a practitioner from Beijing, was arrested by local authorities while he was out posting truth-clarifying materials. No one has heard from him ever since. His brother, also a Falun Dafa practitioner, has been sentenced to seven years of imprisonment, leaving his 60-year-old mother alone at home.
Liang Yi, a practitioner from Huangtugang Street, Huangtugang Township, Macheng City of Hubei Province, was a temporary laborer in Shenzhen City. Recently, he disappeared after going out to distribute truth-clarifying literature.
Zhao Xinglan and another practitioner, both from Xi'an, went to a rural area to distribute truth-clarifying materials. They have been missing since early September.
The Anshan Labor Camp of Lianning Province organized their third brainwashing class of September. Local authorities at Xiliu Township forced those who were not practitioners to participate to meet the quota stipulated by their superiors.
List of perpetrators from Anshan Labour Camp:
Zhang Qianfeng, Zhang Zhongrong, Wang Tianguang, Cao Wei, Li Yi, Gao Jian, Wu Xiaoxue, Zhang Yingtang, Hong Yun, Zhang Jingwu
Lu Hongfeng, practitioner from Ningxia City of Gansu Province, was tortured to death at a local mental health hospital. Those responsible include:
Lingwu City First Elementary School Principal Li Jinggui
Lingwu City Education Board Political Committee Secretary Zhu Xuewen
Lingwu City Government Building Main Line: 86-953-4021552
Lingwu City Zip Code: 751400
Lingwu City Administrative Center: 86-953-402-1535
Fifty-three practitioners have issued solemn statements, declaring that the documents they were forced to sign to renounce Falun Dafa, while they were severely beaten and deprived of sleep, were invalid and against their conscience. They expressed their determination to redouble their efforts to clarify the truth and expose the evil to compensate for the damage that their actions have caused to Falun Dafa, and to cherish Falun Dafa. They will steadfastly cultivate Falun Dafa to the very end.
Wang Yulin, a guard from the Hehua Labor Camp of Tangshan City, along with some inmates, shocked Dafa practitioners with electric batons and tied them up with ropes to force them to give up Falun Dafa. Practitioner Chen Aizhong went on a hunger strike to protest. She was then forced fed and died in the process.
Officials from the Weizigou Labor Camp in Changchun City employed the following means to brutally persecute Falun Dafa practitioners: choking them, poking them in the eyes, forcing their mouths open with nails and screwdrivers, and force-feeding them.
Police at the Number 13 Detention Center in Beijing beat Falun Dafa practitioners with heavy iron sticks, stabbed their fingers with push pins, and tied their hands behind their back with handcuffs and shackles, which they cannot take off even when they go to the bathroom. They sent practitioners to mental hospitals and later to labor camps for further torture.
The Jiang-Luo regime continues to persecute Dafa and has brought disasters to the Chinese people. 258 people are dying from motor vehicle accidents daily. A major explosion occurred in the Mianyang Mine of Sichuan Province, in which 6 people died. There was a series of explosions that lasted for 5 hours in the sewage system in Xuzhou City of Anhui Province. Over 30 people died when a chimney was demolished in Xuanwei City of Yunan Province.
When a female department head from Deyang City of Sichuan Province was announcing her successes and determination in persecuting Falun Dafa practitioners, her face suddenly went pale. She then collapsed with her limbs twitching. The doctor said that she might have suffered permanent brain damage and could remain in a catatonic state.
Three officials from the Liaoyuan Health Care Vocational School of Jilin Province received retribution in this lifetime. Jiang Feng, the principal, suffers from cholecystitis. Wang Zhiguo, vice-principal, suffers from numbness on one side of his body and hyperplasia in the cervical vertebra. Cheng Lihua, the Party Secretary of the Disciplinary Committee, has to take medication for illnesses every day.
Liu Jiantiao, 26-year-old member of the "610 Office" of Bin County in Harbin City, was extremely hostile towards Falun Dafa practitioners. He died on September 5, shortly after a car accident in late August.
The "610 Office" at Yanshou County, Heilongjiang Province, forced Falun Dafa practitioners to participate in closed-door brainwashing classes. Xiang Shuxin, the leader of the group, recently died of stomach cancer.
Pei, the head detective at the police station in Yanshou County, Heilongjiang Province, participated in persecuting Falun Dafa practitioners. He received his warning in April, when he was sentenced to imprisonment after he tortured people to death.
Lin Zhongxu, an official from local police station at Yanshou County, Heilongjiang Province, has played an active role in persecuting Falun Dafa practitioners. In April 2000, he committed suicide after an argument with his wife.
Officials from the "610 Office" of Huangbo District, Wuhan City, Hu Ligui, Li Rong, Wu Zhijun, Zhang Fuzhong, and Feng Changcheng from Liji Township Police, died during a firecracker explosion while investigating a firecracker workshop.
Message to the "610 Office" of Guangshui City of Liaoning Province: Treat Falun Dafa practitioners with kindness and you will be rewarded; if you commit crimes against Falun Dafa, you will receive retribution.
During the APEC Summit in Shanghai, many practitioners went to Shanghai to appeal for kind-hearted people and government officials from other countries to condemn the persecution by the Jiang Zemin regime towards Falun Dafa and to stop the killing of Falun Dafa practitioners.
News from Overseas:
A Letter from a Falun Gong practitioner who participated in the SOS! RescueWalk to his younger brother
A Letter to the mayor of Brussels from four Falun Gong practitioners who walked from Holland to Brussels, Belgium: Urgent! Rescue the Falun Gong practitioners persecuted in China! Please give support and help in the ways you can.
On October 22 and 23, over 100 Falun Gong practitioners held SOS! Urgent Rescue activities in Madrid, the capital of Spain.
Practitioners from Belgium: My family and I started practicing Falun Gong together three years ago. Over the past two years, for appealing for Dafa, my mom was beaten to the point of being blind and deaf. She lost consciousness from being tortured and shocked by electric batons. She has scars all over her body.
On October 20, over 120 Falun Gong practitioners from Taiwan, Britain, France, German, Ireland and Holland gathered at The Hague International Court in Holland to expose the illegal arrests and brutal persecution towards Falun Gong practitioners by the Jiang Zemin group.
Murals in the University of Minnesota introduce Falun Gong. Falun Gong practitioners in Nebraska spread Dafa and the truth about Falun Gong in a trade fair.
Falun Gong practitioners in Denmark visited the home of the chairman of International Amnesty in Greenland, spread the truth about Falun Gong, and promoted Dafa. Practitioners also introduced Falun Gong in the school for journalists. In the short 10-day period, Falun Gong became well known by everyone in the city of Nuuk.
Falun Gong practitioners joined in the parade of the Maple Festival in Kansas and demonstrated Falun Gong to tens of thousands of people. The Walk across America team brought Falun Gong to west Tennessee, and the practitioners clarified the truth about Falun Gong in the governor's office.
Part III of the news of the journey of "SOS Urgent Rescue - Driving Around Australia" by Falun Gong practitioners in Sidney, Australia.
Pictures of Spreading Dafa in Greece.
Stories of Cultivation:
Before practicing Falun Gong, I had serious sinusitis and suffered headaches all year long. My eyes were sensitive to light and my heart suffered from sudden pains. Each year I had to stay in bed for over 20 days because of arthritis. No medical treatment was effective. After practicing Falun Gong I have not been sick for three years. I did not have injections or medicine. The above illnesses have all disappeared.
My mother suffered serious illnesses before practicing Falun Gong. She also lost her job. My father was sentenced to prison for injuring others after being cheated by them. Our neighbor introduced Falun Gong to us, and what teacher said enlightened our minds. Mother also recovered from her illnesses and found a job.