On August 18, 2001, New York City practitioners held a poster exhibition at the Confucius Plaza in Chinatown to clarify the truth to Chinese speaking people.

Practitioners also demonstrated exercises, handed out Hongfa materials, and broadcast practitioners' cultivation stories, the truth of the 4.25 gathering and the Tiananmen self-immolation.

The Chinese consulate hired a few people to disrupt the Hongfa event. These people slandered Dafa and practitioners. When a practitioner took a photo of them, they attempted to grab the camera and beat the practitioner. Police officers came, put them on record, and warned them that they would be arrested if they did it again.