Editors' Note: In both Western and Chinese culture, the principle of karmic retribution, that is, being held ultimately accountable for one's own actions, is widely accepted. The fundamental teaching of Falun Gong is the characteristic of the universe, "Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance." The universe will reward actions that are in harmony with this principle, while actions such as beating, torturing and murdering people will incur karmic retribution. Stated another way, good deeds will be rewarded with good, while evildoings will meet due retribution. Articles such as this one are meant as a compassionateáreminder of this principle to those who would commit wrongdoing. While many of those who persecute Falun Gong are merely "following orders," the universal law requires that they, too, be held responsible for their actions, and that only by reversing their course of wrongdoing may they escape retribution.

Continuous Rainstorms and Locust Swarms Ravage 14 Provinces and Districts in China

At present, large areas of western China are experiencing continuous heavy rainstorms and floods, drought related disasters due to locust swarms are ravaging fourteen provinces and city districts, such as Shandong Province and Hebei Province, and the "red tide" phenomenon is occurring along the southeastern coast. Natural disasters are in fact abounding across the entire country of China.

Locust Infestation Increasing Yearly Since 1999

Since 1999, when Jiang ordered the unprecedented persecution of Falun Gong in China, severe drought and natural disasters caused by locusts have worsened each year. In 2000, the locust-infected area totaled 90 million acres. In 2001, it reached 100 million acres. This year, the infected areas have increased by another 10%.

Continuing Rainstorms and 3 meter Deep Flooding in Shaoguan City, Guangdong Province

Devastation caused by heavy storms and flooding has spread from northwestern and southwestern regions of China toward the southern areas. Guangzhou City and Shaoguan City in Guangdong Province have encountered continuous heavy rains and thunderstorms in recent days. Sixty thousand people have been affected in Shaoguan City, due to flooding to a depth of over three meters. More heavy rains are predicted over the next few days in southern China as well as Shaanxi and Gansu Provinces.

White Ant Infestation in Zhuhai Delta

The area of Zhuhai Delta is infested with white ants. A huge white ant nest measuring 0.8 meters wide and 0.7 meters deep was discovered inside the wall of the dam at the Doumenganwu Center in Zhuhai. This is the fourth time that a white ant nest was discovered in the dam recently. According to experts, the white ants are causing serious damage to the condition of the dam. If they are not exterminated soon, the lives and property of numerous villages, and a total population of over twenty thousand people will be in danger.

Henan Dahebao News report: "Two-hour Rainstorm Brings Disaster to Zhengzhou"

On June 2, 2002, Henan Dahebao News reported: "Large trees were violently up-rooted, store signs crashed to the ground, electrical transformers caught fire causing blackouts in residential areas, and the streets were flooded with the heavy rain. .... Scorching hot weather preceded strong winds that suddenly arose in Zhengzhou (the capital city of Henan Province). The torrential downpour was accompanied by loud booming thunder and lightning. The two-hour rainstorm has brought a 'disaster' to Zhengzhou."