(Clearwisdom.net) A Chinese person who had just arrived in America from China to visit his relatives told a Falun Gong practitioner while chatting with him, "Before 1999, there was no problem with Falun Gong, and everything was fine. How could it become a cult overnight? Falun Gong practitioners were accused of being responsible for all sorts of ridiculous things such as the 'self-immolation', and 'cutting open one's abdomen like a crazy person'.[1] I asked my daughter if people practicing Falun Gong overseas were like that. She told me that all those accusations were fabricated propaganda. As soon as I came to America, my daughter asked me to read Zhuan Falun. The moment I started reading, I could easily relate to what was said in the book. Master Li's words could not be more correct. When I return to China, I will take the book with me. I will study the book well. Those who say that Falun Gong is evil are actually evil themselves."

The Dafa practitioner said to him, "Yes, it is indeed like this. This is precisely the reason why after four years of persecution and suppression, Falun Gong still stands strong. Actually this persecution is happening on a global scale. On the surface, people can only see the physical and mental suffering endured by Falun Gong practitioners. On a deeper level, the persecution has brought about a much bigger disaster, as it destroys humanity and human conscience and ruins mankind's morality. Jiang Zemin has used money and personal benefits as bait to induce people to betray their conscience. In China, the police obviously know that Falun Gong practitioners are good people, yet they still go and arrest them against their conscience, because if they don't they will lose their bonus; even the grass-roots residents' committees spend money to monitor Falun Gong practitioners and harass them. If prisoners do not beat up Falun Gong practitioners as directed by the police guards, their prison terms are extended. Jiang Zemin has also extended the persecution of Falun Gong overseas. Some short-sighted countries, in order to win trade favors from China, made a wrong choice against their conscience, choosing material interests over justice.[2]

The Chinese visitor said, "The methods used to persecute Falun Gong are the same as those used during the Cultural Revolution. Sooner or later, the Falun Gong issue will be redressed. The public trial against Jiang Zemin is the wish of the people, and the people of China will applaud the day when Jiang Zemin is brought to justice."

[1] The "self-immolation" and "cutting open the abdomen like a crazy person" refer to incidents staged by the Jiang regime to frame and demonize Falun Gong practitioners and cause Chinese people to hate Falun Gong and fear it. One should note that Falun Gong is freely practiced in over 60 countries around the world, yet there has never been any single instance like this in those countries. Further, such eincidents' seem to have occurred only after the persecution of Falun Gong began in China in 1999.

[2] This refers to recent incidents in which Falun Gong practitioners were mistreated when Chinese officials visited other nations. Particularly, in March 2002, the Iceland government made a decision to bar Falun Gong practitioners from peacefully appealing when Jiang Zemin, who instigated the persecution of Falun Gong, visited Iceland. In February 2003, France arrested Falun Gong practitioners for wearing yellow colored clothing, as well as having the words "Falun Gong" on their shirts. It is believed that these incidents happened because the people in the Chinese regime blackmailed the governments of these countries with economic sanctions if their wishes were not followed.

March 16, 2004