(Clearwisdom.net) Falun Gong was first publicly introduced in 1992 in China. It became quite popular because of the dramatic health benefits and improvement in moral standards that people experienced. The benefits realized by millions of practitioners proved that Falun Gong is good for the country and it's people! In 1995, Mr. Li Hongzhi, founder of Falun Gong, was invited to teach Falun Gong in France. This marked the beginning of Falun Gong practice outside of China. It soon spread all over the world. The book Zhuan Falun systematically explains the cultivation practice of Falun Dafa; it has been translated into more than 30 languages and published worldwide. Falun Gong practitioners can be found in over 60 countries and regions. It is recognized and welcomed by many countries and local governments (including Hong Kong and others). Falun Gong and Mr. Li Hongzhi have received more than one thousand awards and proclamations from government officials and organizations for the immense benefits Falun Gong has brought to mankind.
However, in China, the birthplace of Falun Gong, Jiang [China's dictator] abuses his power by ordering the media to fabricate lies about Falun Gong and Mr. Li Hongzhi. Over the past four years Jiang has violated the Chinese constitution and has established a special agency called the "610 Office." The sole purpose of this organization is to persecute Falun Gong practitioners. It uses all kinds of unthinkable methods to torture the practitioners into giving up their cultivation; it has consumed huge amounts of money and resources, and has intimidated the people of China to carry out its mandate. Why did Jiang do this? His actions can only be explained by looking at the difference between Falun Gong's principles and Jiang's character. There is as an old saying in China: "Without high mountains one cannot experience the lowness of valleys." Falun Gong teaches people to follow the universal principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance, so the practitioners experience deep spiritual awareness and maintain high moral standards. By comparison, the deceitfulness, wickedness, and cruelty of Jiang's character are exposed. Therefore, he could not allow Falun Gong to exist.
Human nature tends to embrace goodness and avoid evil, and so Falun Gong became enormously popular with the Chinese people. Jiang viewed the sheer number of Falun Gong practitioners as a threat to his power, so he tried to eradicate it. As more and more people around the world praised and respected Mr. Li Hongzhi and Falun Gong--after they understood the benefits Falun Gong would bring to mankind--Jiang's irrational jealousy reinforced his intention to eliminate Falun Gong.
It is easy to see that Jiang's persecution of Falun Gong grew out of his narrow mindedness, selfishness, unwarranted suspicion, and disregard of the facts. We all know that one who has done so many evil things must be held accountable. What awaits him is a legal and just trial and a legacy of infamy that will be chronicled in history.