News Briefing - 11/06/2001
Lessening the Pressure Practitioners in China
"World News Daily" November 4th reported that over 100 practitioners came to the Chinese Consulate in San Francisco to appeal for the practitioners being tortured to death in Changchun City. They protested that policemen from Changchun killed a female 25-year-old student and practitioner Li Jing, a 62-year-old female practitioner Yang Yan and another practitioner.
Central News Agency reported on November 4 that 150 Falun Gong practitioners from the San Francisco Bay Area protested in front of Chinese General Consulate in San Francisco. The group strongly protested the Jiang and Luo regime's persecution of Falun Gong and especially denounced the authorities in Changchun City that killed three Falun Gong practitioners and sentenced some others to life terms.
Practitioners from Los Angeles gathered in front of the Chinese Consulate in Los Angeles to protest that many Falun Gong practitioners were tortured to death in Changchun City. They denounced the Jiang and Luo regime's escalation of the persecution of Falun Gong. Both the English and Chinese media came to the site.
November 4, practitioners from Houston, Texas held a press conference in front of the Chinese Consulate in Houston. They exposed a few recent death cases of practitioners having been killed in Changchun City and the brutal and inhuman torture carried out by Changchun authorities.
Falun Gong practitioners from the Chicago area came to the Chinese Consulate in Chicago on November 4 to protest that many practitioners have been killed in Changchun City. The practitioners strongly denounced Jiang Zemin's authorities for escalating the suppression of Falun Gong.
Washington DC practitioners hold a press conference in front of the Chinese Embassy on November 4, 2001. The practitioners expressed support for the practitioners being brutally suppressed in Changchun City China and strongly denounced Jiang's political gang of thugs that has been rampantly persecuting the Falun Gong practitioners in China.
Over one hundred New York City practitioners gathered in front of the Chinese Consulate in New York to hold a press conference and appeal on November 4. The group protested the recently reported severe cases of many Falun Gong practitioners being killed by Changchun City authorities. The group strongly condemned Jiang and Luo's group for increasing the suppression of Falun Gong.
More than 150 San Francisco practitioners held a press conference in front of the Chinese Consulate in San Francisco, condemning Jiang and Luo group's new round of suppression against Falun Gong practitioners in China. The practitioners also pointed out that the brutal persecution is not accepted by heavenly law. Many English and Chinese media groups came to the conference and expressed their concern.
Colorado State practitioners came to the center of Denver City to distribute flyers and appeal to the public for the urgent rescue of Changchun practitioners being brutally persecuted. They also informed over 30 media organizations of the criminal evidence of those evil people of Changchun City.
The Prime Minister of Denmark, Poul Nyrup Rasmussen, wrote a letter to Denmark Falun Gong practitioners stating that the European Commission would keep on requesting China to improve its human rights situation and would strengthen criticism toward China.
An understanding about time: If we agree or accept that "There is not enough time" or "I have no time to do ..." we have accepted the arrangement of the old forces. Fa-rectification period Dafa disciples have come from very high levels to help the Teacher or safeguard the Dafa. When the xinxing (moral character, mind nature) reaches a certain level, it is like "transcending the Five Elements and the Three Realms;" the disciple can overcome the boundaries of Time and Space.
The time when winter goes and spring arrives: The great moment when the Fa Rectifies the human world is both close at hand and far in the distance. It is for the sake of Fa-rectification, the sake of the best for all living beings and the sake of a better future in the new universe. The Teacher is controlling everything. To be a Dafa disciple, we shall give up all human thoughts and attachments, efficiently use time, reason, and wisdom, and do whatever Fa-rectification requires us to do. Besides, we shall not attach ourselves to time.
Compassion of the enlightened being: That world became enormously beautiful and extremely pure because of my compassion and mighty virtue. For wherever there is compassion and mighty virtue, the beings, the world and myself melt into one unit in an instant. This unit exists for all living beings and exists because of my existence. I sent out compassion onto the evil trying to destroy Dafa and deceive the normal people; the evils were cleared away in a second. Compassion has such magnificent power.
Building up Mighty Virtue in the process of breaking the arrangements of the Old Force: The Dafa disciples must correct the relationship with Teacher, the relationship with Dafa and the relationship with other disciples. Each parcel that combines to form the unit must base oneself on the Dafa to form a indestructible unified parcel and correct everything that is not correct.
What prevents me from looking inward? One attachment rooted deep in me is the heart for fame and gain.
Put away the heart for a comfortable life and melt into the Fa: Some practitioners can't decide whether to leave home or stay when facing persecution by being detained in brainwashing classes. The key point is to decide based on the Fa. To leave home is to break the evil arrangement, but does it contain fear? To stay, you will face the evils. It is better to eliminate the evils but does this wish contain a heart for a comfortable life?
Correction from the Editor: How to use righteous thoughts to clear the interference while doing Falun Dafa work is a common question. Machines and human brains are materials in the Three Realms. Both of them contain some impure parts that have many connections to the material in other dimensions that Fa-Rectification has not reached. Thus, disciples shall not only send forth righteous thoughts to clear the interference from the outside and other dimensions, but also clean the impure materials within the machines and our bodies.
About being upset: Being upset is temporary. When a big disaster comes, hell is awaiting beings. Those who are against Dafa don't even have the chance to go to the hell. What everyday people want is pleasure during the lifetime, but they don't recognize that life is short.
The Truth of the Persecution
The Canada International Broadcasting Station reported from Beijing on November 5: 56-year-old Falun Gong practitioner Ren Mengjun was tortured to death by the Chinese government. The news indicated that Ren Mengjun was brutally tortured for eight months in Handan City Labor Camp in Hebei province. Before his death, his internal organs were severely injured, his body was covered with silted blood that turned black and purple, and he lost his hearing in both ears.
The victims of the June 19 "tie and hang" incident in Wanjia Labor Camp were detained for over eight months. Their detention exceeded their original jail term. Right now they have been confined in solitary compartments for as long as four months. The solitary compartments are dark and damp. They are stifling hot in the summer and cold in the autumn, and many practitioners have developed scabies or bumps from the moisture. They were often awakened in the middle of the night by the freezing cold. The phone number of Wanjia Labor Camp: 86-451-4101454.
Daxing County Tuanhe Labor Camp in Beijing instigated prisoners to brutally torture practitioners until they were disabled. The thugs tied iron rods on practitioners' legs [to lock the leg joints] and forced them to bow and stick their faces to their legs. Then the thugs put mopping rags into the practitioners' mouths and tied their hands behind their backs. They pushed the practitioners under beds that are less than 40 cm [about 15.7 in] high and then tied their feet to campstools and vertically hit the underside of the practitioners' feet with the soles of plastic shoes, causing great pain. The traitors at Tuanhe Labor Camp who participated in beating practitioners: Wang Kai, Ma Yaohui, Huang Wensheng, Jia Qishu from Capital Steel Company, and Han Junqing, Zhang Wenlong and Guo Jianxin from Fangshan County.
Information on some practitioners in the Tuanhe Labor Camp in Beijing:
Wang Yanfang (didn't give in when being hit by eight electric batons)
Wei Rutan (slandered by newspapers and magazines as giving in, while in fact he never yielded)
He Jinlin (locked in a separate cell)
Yang Shuqiang (beaten until deaf)
Wu Jun (allowed to sleep only two hours a day and was watched by eight people)
Zhao Ming (jail term was extended by ten months and is now in group three of Tuanhe Labor Camp)
Li Chunyuan (teaches at the philosophy department of Beijing Minzu University, and was sentenced to one year forced labor for suing Jiang Zemin)
Wang Guoqun, the city Party secretary of Haiyang City, Shandong Province, along with Zhao Wenbing, the director of the "610 Office" ordered the city authorities to illegally arrest practitioners during the night of the 15th of the first lunar month [a holiday after the Spring Festival in February]. Vicious policemen and thugs arrested, brutally beat, extorted money from, and humiliated practitioners. Yi Xiuling was tortured to death in a brainwashing class.
List of thugs in Haiyang City: Wang Guoqun, city party secretary; Zhao Wenbing, director of the city "610 office;" Yu, director of "115 [military training] base," vicious policemen Chu Huamin, Xingang and others from the base; Meng, party secretary of Guocheng Town.
People responsible for beating practitioners in Facheng Town: Yu Jie, Liu Tongchun, Liu Tongfang, and Wang Junling from Quigezhuang Village of Xujiadian Town.
Traitors from "115 base:" Yu Zecheng, Yu Mingxin, Zhang Junfeng, Fan Huiyong, Ji Fang, Yang Kuizhen, Sun Xuijuan and Lin Ruiqing.
A practitioner told about her experience at the labor camp: She worked 16 hours a day and was often beaten and hit by an electric baton. She was forced to squat, stand and bow her back at a 90-degree angle. She nonetheless remained very determined.
The letter written to the family of an illegally detained practitioner reveals the brutal torture at the Wanjia Labor Camp: The police beat practitioners with fists, hit them with electric batons, sealed their mouths with tape and forced them to sit on iron chairs without sleep for eight straight days. They confined practitioners in solitary compartments. This caused the practitioners to develop scabies, which is extremely itchy and painful. For 45 days in a row, they force-fed practitioners who held hunger strikes to protest by inserting tubes down the nose.
News From China
A practitioner always wanted to validate Dafa in Beijing. On October 28, he (or she) finally went to Tiananmen and shouted "Falun Dafa is good! Falun Dafa is the righteous Fa!" next to the tower. He (or she) returned home safely and continued to expose the evil and clarify the truth.
Latest News from China - 11/7/2001
Many practitioners in Lanzhou City are holding hunger strikes to protest the persecution, and their lives are in danger. A woman was arrested on October 15 and has not said a word since her arrest. The police call her "1015." She began a hunger strike on the fourth day of her arrival at the detention center, and has been in a coma twice since October 27. Her life is in danger and her current condition is unknown.
Some practitioners in Changlinzi Labor Camp of Harbin City are holding an extended hunger strike. Ever since they began a group hunger strike on July 3, practitioners illegally detained in the labor camp have been holding a hunger strike to protest the persecution. The number of people participating in the strike reached 50 to 60 at times. One practitioner was on the strike for 58 days and was released, but he was again arrested afterwards. He held a second hunger strike to protest and was eventually released to allow him to go home in order for his illness to be treated.
On October 23, a banner measuring 16 meters [about 52.5 ft] in length and 1.6 meters [about 5.25 ft] in width and reading "Restore the reputation of Falun Dafa" was unfurled above a community apartment building. The seven golden characters were revealed between the heavens and the earth. Practitioners held strong righteous thoughts and returned safely. They posted truth-clarifying materials on their way back to eliminate the evil.
Around 5 p.m. on October 29, with Teacher's protection, practitioners put out a "Question and Answer Regarding the Truth of Falun Gong" board in front of a building in the central area of a city in the Northwest Region. This shocked the evil.
On October 31, a certain government department in Changchun City held an evil picture exhibit in Nong'an County. With benevolence, practitioners printed, posted and hung up Dafa banners at the exhibit site, which was under heavy "protection" from the police. That night, the evil banners of the exhibition were blown away by a gale, and the exhibit ended hastily.
In Chengdu City, Sichuan Province, while taking a walk with his family member after dinner, a practitioner was suspected to be distributing Falun Gong materials by the police and was illegally detained for four months.
At the evil Longshan Labor Camp and Zhangshi Labor Camp in Shenyang City, Liaoning Province, the thugs put Teacher's picture at the door of the reception room and asked visiting family members to step on it. Otherwise they can't visit. Please send forth righteous thoughts to eliminate the evil.
Practitioners in Beijing often put truth-clarifying literature in envelops or wrap them up with red paper, and write these sentences on the surface: The truth of Falun Dafa is invaluable. Read it and you are blessed. Ruin it and you will have trouble.
Recently, a practitioner was distributing truth-clarifying literature. He missed the bus he should have taken. Later he found out that the police were searching on that bus. As long as we do what we ought to do and live up to the requirements of Dafa, there won't be any "accident" to disturb us. Teacher is always keeping an eye on the practitioners.
Flowers in the jail: While a practitioner was detained in jail, during the interrogation, the police hung her up on the doorframe to beat her. She was swinging to and fro under the beating. There were dark bruises on her face and all over her body. She went on a hunger strike for 19 days to protest. She firmly believes that the day will come when all the flowers are blossoming in warm weather. People in the jail all call her "flower," including the guards.
The evil conduct of a policeman, Zheng Dianyu, in Changchun City. Practitioners in Changchun: please be careful. During these days, the 110 police have kidnapped 4 or 5 practitioners. A primary school teacher was arrested on October 30, 2001 when she was distributing truth-clarifying literature. Several practitioners were kidnapped in Beijing and transferred back to Changchun.
A practitioner uses wisdom and gave truth-clarifying literature to fellow passengers while taking a coach.
The practitioners in a city in north China held several experience-sharing meetings in different places within two days to communicate with other practitioners and improve as a whole. The small meeting had more than ten people, the larger one had even more than that.
Some retired public servants in Shengli town of Kangping County, Liaoning Province are steadfast in practicing Falun Gong. Their workplaces suspend their pension, or reduce the amount of the money, causing difficulties in their life.
In order to get a promotion and monetary awards, the head of Section One in Wan'an County police department in Jiangxi Province, Lai Jianhua takes an active part in persecuting practitioners. He extorts money from them and implicates their families.
A suggestion of sending forth righteous thoughts to eliminate the evil advertisement posters. A recently issued advertisement poster of "Read Heart King" contains smearing words against Teacher. The evil is rather rampant. Practitioners, please send forth righteous thoughts to eliminate the evil.
The address of "Read Heart King": Bai Nan, No.60, Qingnian Road, Hankou, Wuhan City, Zip Code: 430022,
Customer service phone: 86-8008800668
Practitioner Hu Qingyun, a judge in Nanchang City, Jiangxi Province, is tortured to death. The phone of the police department responsible for his death: 86-791-677-2115. Hu Qingyun was a judge of No. 1 criminal court in Senior People's Court of Jiangxi Province. The phone of the Senior People's Court: 86-791-6245407.
Perpetrators responsible for the death of practitioner Chen Aizhong in the Hehuakeng Labor Camp in Tangshan City, Hebei Province:
Hehuakeng Labor Camp, directly responsible: 86-315-286-1363
Team 6 in the labor camp, directly responsible: 86-315-286-1363 call Team 6
Head of the Kaiping No.1 Labor Camp in Tangshan City, Hebei Province
86-315-3362702 (O) 86-315-2020980 (H)
Female Team Officer who is one of the most ferocious perpetrators: Wei Qun
Office of Team 3 in the Female Team in No.27 Brickyard of the Kaiping No.1 Labor Camp: 86-315-3363939
Zip Code of Kaiping Labor Camp: 063021
Commissar of the Kaiping No.1 Labor Camp: 86-315-3368810 (O), 86-315-2037944 (H)
Head of the Education Team in the Kaiping No.1 Labor Camp: 86-13001417678 (cell)
The police in Tongzhou District of Beijing broke into the home of a young mother and both her and her 10-month-old baby.
People Who Come to Know the Truth:
A female employee: "I don't know about other things. I only know that you who practice Falun Gong are the best people in our workplace. Nobody is comparable to you. I am so annoyed by the forms the Party fools around with. What does it count to write a promise to give up practicing? It won't change one's heart."
My cousin has been a Party member for a long time. She works in a government office. After learning the truth, she said, "Perhaps you are right. Keep it up. I am looking forward to your success."
A young supervisor said to a practitioner, "I didn't believe in Falun Gong before. But I see how steadfast you are in it. A practice that could make you so steadfast must be supernormal."
We should defeat the evil with righteous thoughts, perfect ourselves, and take every step well. It is extremely important to keep a righteous mind in the severe situation and not let the impure mentality interfere in one's mind and leave space for the evil. The practitioners held in a brainwashing class sent forth righteous thoughts to eliminate the evil and the class was dismissed.
The evil conduct of Jiang-Luo Group in Yunnan Province. The 610 Office executes the policy of "Smearing the reputation, cutting off the livelihood, and smashing the body." Their persecution of practitioners is rampant and inhuman. Practitioner Kong Qinghuang, the vice town manager of Lin'an Township in Jianshui County, was tortured to death on September 3, 2000. His father, being shocked by the news of his son's detention soon also passed away.
Students in a primary school in Beijing and their parents ask the school to find and return their most beloved teacher to them. Some students said: "She is like a mother to us." The teacher is a practitioner. To oppose the persecution, she left home. She is now wandering about.
Instances of Retribution
Zheng Huoping, a deputy director of Shenqiu County Police Department in Henan Province in charge of detention centers, had persecuted Falun Dafa practitioners on many occasions. On October 28, he died in a car accident on the way to Luohe City. However, none of his other four travel companions on board were injured.
Yang Jingcheng, the secretary of Yi County Political and Legal Committee in Jinzhou City, had been very active in persecuting Dafa practitioners. Recently he died suddenly of a cerebral hemorrhage.
Yang Yuxiang, the director of Yi County Political and Security department, had been very active in following Jiang Zemin's orders [to persecute Dafa practitioners]. He is currently bedridden following a cerebral vascular accident.
Mr. Liao in his 40s was the owner of an electrical appliance repair shop on No. 83 Wenming Road, Wuchang District, Wuhan City, Hubei Province. He helped the police apprehend a practitioner who had given him some truth-clarifying materials. Several days later, he began to feel sick. Soon after, he was diagnosed with cancer. In mid-October he passed away.
Wang Xiangang, the director of the political section of the Yun County police department, has been maliciously smearing Dafa. He was nominated as "model employee" because of his active role in the persecution of Dafa. Now he is suffering a great deal of pain from a gallstone condition.
Shang Zhengquan, former director of the political section, is the secretary of the disciplinary section, and a member 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). He was found to have hepatitis, fatty liver, and some gastric conditions requiring prolonged stay in hospital.
A thirty some year old male employee in Liaohe Oil Field of Panjin City, Liaoning Province started to blaspheme Dafa and Dafa practitioners after he watched a malicious propaganda TV program slandering Dafa. He even cursed at his sister-in-law who tried to clarify the truth to him. Several days later, he had severe shooting pains up and down his body and was diagnosed with acute rupture of the lumbar intervertebral discs of the lumbar spine.
A young policeman in Taishan police station, Huanggu District, Shenyang City, Liaoning Province, sent several Dafa practitioners to labor camps during the spring festival period. He was later found to have hepatitis B and was hospitalized for 3 months.
A village secretary in Yongchang County, Gansu Province had never participated in the illegal activities such as ransacking practitioners' homes or searching for Dafa books. His 6 mu (a Chinese unit measure of area) of carrots all grew very well, while the other 3 officials who actively persecuted Dafa practitioners harvested nothing from their carrot crops. The first official had 8 mu of carrots; however, he mixed the wrong pesticides, resulting in the death of the crops in 6 mu. The second official planted 6 mu of carrot, yet no carrots sprouted. The third official planted 6 mu of carrots; however, he sprayed the wrong pesticides on his crops and suffered a huge loss.
There are two siblings in Jiaojiazhuang Village. The sister practices Dafa while the brother does not. The brother often says bad words about Dafa. This year when he sprayed pesticides on his 4 mu of carrot crops, he had forgotten to clean the pesticide container beforehand, and 2 mu of the crops died.
A villager in Jiaojiazhuang Village found some Dafa flyers and started to curse Dafa and practitioners. On his way home, he fell to the ground and had a nosebleed. From then on, he never utters a word when he sees Dafa materials.
A village decided to reassign the farmlands by lot. The result turned out: the several families that practice Dafa all got the best farmlands while the worst ones all went to families who hate and attack Dafa. The villagers chitchatted, "It seems that we need to practice Dafa too!"
Eighty-three people wrote solemn statements today to nullify all the statements they wrote and all the words they said under duress when they were incarcerated in brainwashing classes, detention centers, and labor camps. They further affirmed that henceforth they will never cooperate with the evil, and they will double their efforts to clarify the truth and eliminate the evil.
Unlawful officials in Henan Province had participated in the staging of the Tiananmen Self-Immolation fiasco, as well as inhumanly torturing Dafa practitioners. Now the retribution has started: on the afternoon of November 1, 11 tons of sodium cyanide found its way into Luo River, severely threatening the safety of millions of people who live along the river.
World Journal reported on November 3 that Friends of Falun Gong held a "Peace and Compassion Day" event at the Nathan Philips Square in front of the Toronto capitol building. Over 20 organizations as well as many members of parliament and celebrities attended the event, showing their support for "Truthfulness-Benevolence-Forbearance."
The Austria Falun Dafa Association was established on October 23, 2001. It will provide more opportunities for Austrians to learn of Falun Dafa and the truth of the persecution of Falun Gong practitioners by Jiang's regime.
A journalist from a prominent German newspaper visited China several months ago. When he talked to taxi drivers and other people about Falun Gong, they all said, "What is there to suppress? Falun Gong poses no threat to the country at all. Instead, it should be promoted and supported by the government."
Falun Dafa practitioners were specially invited to attend the celebration of the National Flower Festival in Sydney.
Adely is a Caucasian young man we met during our SOS! RescueWalk. He walked with us for a week and helped us clarify the truth and introduce Dafa to the public. We were all moved by his kindness and sincerity, and he was moved by the selflessness, perseverance, and benevolence of the practitioners.
On the morning of November 5, the Association to the aid of Falun Gong Refugees and the Attorney's Association in Japan jointly held a press conference, urging the Chinese government to stop the killing and persecution of Falun Gong, and calling on the Japanese government to approve the refugee application of Falun Gong practitioners on humanitarian grounds. Nearly 20 journalists from fourteen media attended the press conference.