Summary of Other Articles and News - 06/06/2002
News From China
I was illegally detained several times and later sent to Panjin City Forced Labor Camp in Liaoning Province, where the guards often cursed at and beat the practitioners. Everyday, we were forced to sit on wooden planks and not allowed to talk. They also tried to forcefully brainwash us.
I was kidnapped on my fourth trip to Beijing to appeal in Tiananmen Square. I was sentenced to two years of forced labor and taken to Panjin City Forced Labor Camp. The vicious police guards threw me into a cage and hung me up inside the cage. They opened the window to let in the cold, beat me with an iron shovel and tortured me with "Riding an airplane." [In this torture, the head is bent down until it cannot go down any further, while the hands are pulled up and held up to the highest point. The hips have to point up. One is forced to keep this position unchanged for a long time. In this position the body looks like the shape of an airplane, for which this torture is named] The guards forced me to half-squat and denied me sleep for three days and nights. They also extorted 2,500 Yuan from me.
News From Abroad
The Minghui School in Washington D.C. works as a bridge for truth clarification and Fa promotion in the Chinese community. At first, the Chinese community did not want to have direct contact with Falun Gong, but they accepted the Minghui School as a participant in their activities. In July 2001, the media made two special reports on the Minghui School, and afterwards people called in constantly to ask for materials. In February this year, several groups from the Chinese community attended the Minghui School's anniversary celebration. The local Chinese community now welcomes our participation in their activities.
Research on plants' complex systems. Modern science has discovered that plants also have complex physiological systems that are quite similar to human beings and animals. Science has found that plants are intuitive, have memories, are sentient, and even have a nerve system similar to animals. It has been discovered that plants may also have a system to circulate vital energy. It is time for people to reconsider their understandings of life.
Chinese medicine is non-invasive to the human body and has 5000 years of clinical experience to substantiate their practices. Now, people from both the east and the west are turning to natural therapies and natural healing. Many people are looking to Chinese medicine, Qigong and Martial arts for healing illnesses and keeping fit.