Summary of Other Articles and News - 01/11/2001
Clarify the Truth to Stop the Killing
Falun Dafa practitioners in Berlin, Germany held a candlelight vigil on January 12 in front of the Chinese Embassy to protest the intensified persecution of Falun Gong by Jiang's regime that has caused the recent rapid increase in number of practitioners killed. They also asked the Chinese government to immediately release Falun Dafa practitioner Xiong Wei who had studied and worked in Germany.
Falun Dafa practitioners in Denmark will hold a candlelight vigil in the afternoon on Sunday, January 13 in front of the Chinese consulate in Copenhagen to protest the intensified cruel persecution of Falun Gong practitioners by the Chinese government--especially the casual killing of Falun Gong practitioners.
Falun Gong practitioners in Washington D.C. held a peaceful protest on January 11 and 12. The intent is to strongly condemn the recent round of frenzied killings of Falun Gong practitioners in Mainland China by Jiang's criminal regime, as in just the past four days, more than 8 Falun Gong practitioners have been tortured to death.
Channel 36 in New Jersey began broadcasting a special interview with Falun
Gong practitioners starting on January 1 at 7:00PM every Monday continuously for
one month to introduce people to Falun Gong and to tell the story of the
peaceful appeal of 36 western Falun Gong practitioners from 12 countries on
Tiananmen Square. The producer of this program is Miss Margareta Paslaru.
Stories of Fa-Rectification Cultivation
Here I want to share my Fa validating experience at a shelter [note: more likely a detention center] in Guangzhou City. I was arrested and sent to a shelter when clarifying the truth in a public park. I was put in solitary confinement. Everyday, I chose an appropriate time to shout to people outside my cell, "Falun Dafa is good!" in addition to clarifying the truth. I did this for two-and-half months and several tens of thousands of people listened to me. Over the period of three months, over a hundred people came in and left the solitary confinement cell, and many of them learned to different extents the truth about Dafa. Later, with Teacher's arrangement, I walked out of this demon's den and again dove into the current of Fa-rectification.
Rectifying the Fa in Chinese Schools
Recently, influenza spread in China. Teachers and students at a school in southwest China fell ill class by class, but one class was spared. In that class only several students got the flu and they recovered within two to three days. The reason is that the head teacher of the class practices Falun Gong. Ever since she began practicing, no one has ever seen her ill. One practitioner benefits people all around her.
A middle school in southwest China held an essay competition to slander Dafa. A non-practitioner student asked her relative about Falun Gong and her relative told her the truth, so she wrote an article that was not related to Falun Gong. Later, her essay won the prize!
When my daughter and friends met in Shenzhen City, a friend from Kunming City said, "Many of us in Kunming know that everything said on CCTV about Falun Gong is untrue. Falun Gong is good."
An elementary school teacher in Yunnan Province saw the TV claiming Falun Gong is bad. She couldn't understand that if it's really bad, then why didn't the government find that out for seven years? Also, why did so many people practice it? Later, she fortunately obtained a copy of Zhuan Falun and she was very shocked after reading it. She said to everyone after she went home, "Now I know everything in Zhuan Falun is very good."
Shortly before New Year's Day, two policemen came to a practitioner's home and attempted to take away a Falun Dafa book. I said to him, "Don't move. Give me the book." The policemen were dumbfounded. I then picked up the book from the floor and left on my bike. From the human's perspective, it was demons against humans whereas from the perspective of Fa, it was humans against divine beings.
A female practitioner was sent to a brainwashing class. As she was determined
to remember what Teacher Li said and act as a true practitioner, she did not
cooperate with the police and went on a hunger strike. Whatever the police asked
her to do, she did the opposite. She walked out of the brainwashing class 14
days later. A few days later, she went to Tiananmen Square in Beijing to appeal
for Falun Dafa, and she was arrested and sent to a detention center in Beijing.
Again she refused to follow the authorities' orders. The police did not know
what to do with her, and she was released 5 days later.
News from China
One hundred and thirty-nine people issued their solemn declarations to renounce what they said and did against Falun Dafa while they were being pressured. They said that it was against their conscience and they would step up their efforts to make up for the damage done to Falun Dafa and to clarify the truth and expose the evils. Some everyday people, after learning the truth, also declared what they said and did in the past against Falun Dafa to be invalid.
The 610 Office [an agency specially created to persecute Falun Gong with absolute power over each level of administration in the Party and all other political and judiciary systems] has taken practitioners into custody and jailed them indefinitely. In the face of brutality, practitioners clarified the truth, refused to cooperate with the police, and went on hunger strike to protest the persecution. On July 23, 2001, the 610 Office sent practitioners Chen Xueqing and Li Jianzhong to the notorious Huangpu Police Station Detoxification Center for further persecution.
Exposing brutalities perpetrated in Hunan province against Falun Dafa practitioners: the police came to practitioners' homes after midnight and arrested them; they extended practitioners' terms indefinitely; practitioners were shocked with electric batons and held in solitary confinement. A female practitioner in her twenties was forced to stand for days, even during the time when she had her menstrual period.
The Public Security Bureau in Baise City, Guangxi Province persecutes Falun Gong practitioners insanely under the supervision of the "610" office. Many practitioners have been arrested, detained, sent to labor camps, and many have been forced to leave home and separate from their families. The head of the Public Security Bureau, Li Hongzhuan, Tan Xueren, the party secretary Ma Sike and other criminal officials were sentenced to prison for protecting the gangsters' community.
The policeman who beat Falun Gong practitioners in Shijiazhuang City
Detention Center was punished by law. Li Yong, the head of the First Team was
removed from the office. A party secretary in a village in Zanhuang County,
Hebei Province cursed Dafa and Master and died of cancer after the harvest
season of this year.
News from Overseas
Zhang Cuiying held a Chinese Water Color Painting Charity Exhibition for the relief fund for the wildfires in Sydney, Australia. Although there was interference from the Chinese Consulate, the exhibition was held on time on January 10. People from the government and the visitors all highly praised Zhang's compassion and art. The exhibition will continue for 7 days.
On December 16, 2001, practitioners in Australia participated in the celebration of the 100th Anniversary of Noosa Shire sunshine beach in the rain. Afterwards, practitioners went to the beach to start the celebration of the first Queensland "Falun Dafa Week." They demonstrated the exercises and distributed Dafa materials. The officials at the sunshine beach gave enthusiastic speeches during the celebration.