Summary of Other Articles and News - 06/15/2002
Voice of Justice
On June 14th, the U.S. non-governmental organization, the Institute on Religion and Public Policy, published a media announcement in which they claimed that the Icelandic government's behavior of banning entrance to Falun Gong practitioners and yielding to a "human rights villain" is a violation of human rights, and such action will bring about serious international consequences.
Current Events Commentary
In a June 14th report, France's International Broadcast Station stated that because of Chinese president Jiang's visit, the Icelandic government continues to obstruct Falun Gong practitioners from all over the world from entering Iceland. Yesterday evening, more than 30 Falun Gong practitioners who were forced to stay in Paris, France held a press conference and also a peaceful sit-in and exercise protest. The Icelandic government's refusal to let Falun Gong practitioners enter the country shocked that whole nation. Yesterday, the largest newspaper in Iceland published a whole page statement with three huge Chinese characters meaning ["Apology"], which extended an apology to the Falun Gong practitioners.
Practitioners Exchange Insights
Banned from getting on the plane, Falun Gong practitioners clarified the Truth to Iceland Airline employees at Kennedy International Airport in New York.
Display the immense wonder of Dafa with Dafa practitioners' own words and behaviors.
News from Abroad / Korea
Experiences of practitioners in Korea. During the World Cup Soccer Game, I passed truth clarification materials to Chinese people on the subway train. One person asked for a copy of the book Zhuan Falun. Because we were not allowed to distribute flyers at the soccer field, we walked among the Chinese people and let them see the words "Falun Dafa is the Righteous Fa" printed on our T-shirts. We also clarified the truth to them. After the game ended and the Chinese people began to withdraw, we followed them to the subway station. Some Chinese people approached us and asked for truth-clarification materials.
News From China
A Series of Reports from the Gansu Corridor, part 4 -- Pingantai Forced Labor Camp. This labor camp is worse than either Zhazidong or Baigongguan [two jails at the time when the Nationalist Party was in power, known for their extreme brutality].
Calamities in China
Xiang Jinfa and Liang Jinchuang of Miyi County Public Security Bureau, Sichuan Province, relentlessly persecuted Falun Dafa practitioners. They have now received their karmic retribution for doing bad deeds against Dafa practitioners. Xiang Jinfa broke his arm when he fell and Liang Jinchuang became paralyzed. Zhu Guidong of Yishui County, Shandong Province, tore off Falun Dafa signs. Recently, his peach field was damaged in a storm, resulting in a loss of thousands of Yuan [Chinese currency, the monthly salary for an average Chinese urban worker is about 500 Yuan], while the neighboring peach fields suffered no losses at all.
Since June 11, an unusual rainstorm hit Shaoguan City, Guangdong Province, which impacted on over 60,000 people with an estimated loss of 7 million Yuan. At 1 a.m. June 13, heavy rainstorms hit western Chongqing City, flooding part of the area and causing 3 deaths.
A group of pictures: Heavy rainstorm hit Chongqing, 3 died.
Locust Alert in China: 25 million Mu [Chinese unit of area, about 1/15 of a hectare] of farmland in Xinjiang Autonomous Region was affected by locusts. The local government has decided to use chickens and ducks to feed on the locusts and eliminate them. Since the start of summer, migratory locusts have affected Northern China including Tianjin City, Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, Hebei Province, and Shanxi Province.
Last year, three consecutive heads of the Bank of Guangdong, Kaiping Branch, namely Xu Guojun, Yu Zhendong, Xu Chaofan, stole money from the bank amounting to 483 million $US. It was the most serious bank theft conducted by its own official custodians since the establishment of the People's Republic of China. Between 1997 and 1999, the amount of capital that was channeled overseas amounted to 52 billion $US, the majority of which was embezzlement by corrupt officials.
Knowledge and New Understanding
Research on Reincarnation -- Evidence of Eternity of Life (9)
Opening the Gate of Life and Death; Unraveling the Truth of Souls (3) -- Groundbreaking Research on Near-death Experiences
Discussion on Chinese Ancient Culture -- The Poem of Mei Flower and Others