(Clearwisdom.net) I am an 18-year-old person living in Wuhan City, Hubei Province. Yesterday I learned that "The Voice of America" reported a story on the Chinese government's plan of lifting their blockade against some foreign media web sites such as Reuters and the Washington Post. The several incidents I have experienced here in Wuhan have made me believe that there is a larger plot of deception behind this new action taken by the Chinese government.

In reality, the Chinese government's action of lifting their blockade against foreign media web sites is definite proof that their human rights abuses against the freedom of the press are still in full bloom. Not only are they in full bloom, but the implementation of a whole new set of policies and regulations calling for even stricter monitoring of Internet use indicates that the freedom of the press in Mainland China is getting continuously worse and is basically non-existent. People will never forget that during the APEC Conference in Shanghai just last year, the blockade against foreign media had been temporarily lifted for several days and was imposed again as soon as the conference came to an end. This makes it very clear just how important and critical censorship of the free press is to the survival of the Chinese government! The misery and hardship the Chinese people have been suffering for so long would be endless if China's dictator were to remain alive and in power. Temporarily lifting the blockade against western media web sites clearly shows the Chinese government's more sinister desire to collect the IP addresses of our fellow Chinese citizens participating in democracy movements as well as anyone with independent thinking who views the websites, so as to tighten the trap on them when the time is right.

Three months ago, the Police Department of Wuhan confiscated my computer with the excuse of suspecting me of being a Falun Gong practitioner. When I went to the police station to ask for my computer back, the police carried out a written investigation on me. In their investigation, they raised several questions, one of them being whether or not I am a Falun Gong practitioner. Later on in a chat with them, I learned that after recording the IP addresses of those people who visited Minghui.org (which I had done), they tracked down their phone numbers and addresses and then went to their homes to look for Falun Gong materials. Among the six families that were attacked by this action, I was the last, and the rest were all found to be Falun Gong practitioners. The policemen found computers, printers, copiers and a lot of printed flyers that clarified the truth of Falun Gong as soon as they entered their homes by force.

My fellow Chinese citizens, please don't be caught off guard by this sudden lifting of the Internet blockade and please don't forget that the overturned cart ahead is always a warning to the carts behind! In 1957 Mao Zedong encouraged people to speak out freely in making complaints against the Party. After people honestly expressed their ideas and opinions, Mao launched a vindictive counterattack; every person who said even a single word against the Party was branded as politically being "the Right," was criticized and denounced at public meetings, and sent to forced labor camps in the end. This was the notorious "anti-rightist movement" in China's history. After the attack, Mao Zedong felt very pleased with himself, calling his trick "luring a snake out of its pit."

Nowadays, almost every person who visits foreign web sites is a person who values the right of independent thinking. Recording their IP addresses will make it very easy to catch all of them off guard with one huge sweep when the opportunity arises.

Respected, beloved, and kind Falun Gong practitioners, you must not relax your vigilance at the present time. If needed, I am willing to do my best to help you.