Summary of Other Articles and News - 06/29/2002
Practitioners Exchange Insights
From Taiwan Falun Dafa Practitioners: Get rid of the attachment to time, and improve in Fa-rectification. Even when we are busy with work, as long as our thoughts are truly on Falun Dafa, and we wholeheartedly and benevolently want to save sentient beings, we will improve to the highest position of every moment. We will be participating in Fa-rectification with every minute and second that all of our thoughts, words and deeds remain on Falun Dafa.
From Taiwan Falun Dafa Practitioners: Since the government began allowing Mainland Chinese to visit Taiwan for cultural and learning exchanges, the number of Mainland Chinese visitors has been kept at about forty thousand. For the last six months, Falun Dafa practitioners in Taoyuan have been directly clarifying the truth to the Mainland Chinese Government officials and to the tourists in Zhongzheng Airport. With the common understanding of the importance for all fellow practitioners to send forth righteous thoughts, the environment for promoting Falun Dafa in the airport has become easier, and more people are accepting the truth-clarifying materials.
Central News Agency, June 29th Report: Customs officials at Hong Kong's International Airport refused entry to most of the over ten Falun Gong practitioners who came to Hong Kong yesterday evening. The group had planned to protest during Jiang's attendance at the fifth anniversary celebration of Hong Kong's return to Chinese control.
Latest News From China
Falun Gong practitioner Peng Shun'an from Wuhan City, Hubei Province was tricked to come to a police station in December 2001. The officers then sent him directly to a forced labor camp. Twenty days later he was tortured to death. The Chinese government claims Peng Shun'an died from illness, but cause of death and location as claimed by the police differs from that of the hospital.
On May 31, 2002, police in Anda City, Heilongjiang Province kidnapped a female practitioner, Zhong Bo, from her home, and tortured her to extract a confession. Zhong Bo was beaten until the corners of her eyes bled and her face turned black and purple. She fainted. Later, in order to avoid being murdered, Zhong Bo jumped from a window in the office of Politics and Security Division. She immediately lost consciousness and broke two ribs on her right side. She cannot take care of herself.
We have learned that on November 5, 2001 Jiang visited the famous Bolin Monastery, which has existed for more than a thousand years in Zhao County, Hebei Province. He expressed "interest in and understanding of" religions, and shamelessly claimed that he had a "predestined relationship with the Buddha." However, these types of actions and statements of his do not matter; it is already too late for him. No religion in the world can save him because he has committed countless unpardonable sins.
Jiang has inflicted immeasurable pain on kind and innocent people. Because of his sins, Beijing was shrouded with unusual and incessant rain that started on June 21, 2002, and is forecasted to last through July 2. According to the Chinese weather department, Beijing is rarely without sunshine for 12 consecutive days. Also, due to this drastic increase, Beijing's cumulative rainfall for June is three times the normal average for that month.
According to news from Xinhua Net on June 26: Since the beginning of June, 54 million people in China have been affected by floods, with 471 people dead and 2.6 million hectares of farmland hit by the disaster, the total direct economic loss reached 17.9 billion Yuan. During the first half of 2002, 110 million people in 18 provinces were impacted by floods; 1.427 million people had to be evacuated in a hurry, 596 people died, leading to direct economic loss of 2.6 billion Yuan.
A true story: 60 years ago in a certain place in Northeastern China, the driver of a three-car horse-drawn carriage came across an abandoned infant along the roadside. On the bosom of the infant, there was a letter left by the baby's mother together with 300 Yuan intended as foster expense. The driver took the new quilt the baby was wrapped in and the 300 Yuan, then ran his carriage over the baby, killing it, and went on his way with the money and the quilt. When he reached the section of the highway not far from my hometown, all of a sudden there was a downpour with lightening and thunder. The driver, along with his horses, were struck by lightning and killed.