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The Journey of Falun Dafa: A Bright but Arduous Path

September 26, 2004 |  

(Clearwisdom.net) Note: we are still in the process of collecting, sorting and perfecting the materials that reflect the journey of Falun Dafa. Readers, please make sure to download the most recent material when citing facts from our website. Many events have taken place since the early preparation stage of Falun Dafa's public introduction. Under the current historic circumstances, the editors have collected and compiled the following data to help people search for information about Dafa. We are now publishing this current edition and welcome additional feedback from Dafa practitioners around the world to further complete and correct the chronicle.

The Haikou City Mid-level People's Court Judge Chen Yuanchao (male, 52 years old) took the initiative to be the judge for this case. Because he fabricated "criminal offences" to be used in sentencing Falun Dafa practitioners, Jiang and his regime awarded him second level National Merit Award, first level National Merit Award, and the title of "Model Judge."

Four years later, according to a Hainan Daily report on August 13, 2003, Chen Yuanchao was hospitalized in April 2002, with a severe case of lung cancer. He was in extreme pain, lost the chance to have an operation, and died eventually on September 2, 2003. This can be considered evidence of the heavenly law: "Good will be rewarded with good, and evil will meet with retribution".

In response to their suit against Jiang, Falun Dafa practitioners Zhu Keming and Wang Jie were arrested in Beijing. This marked the first time Falun Dafa practitioners filed a lawsuit against Jiang, while the plaintiffs were illegally punished.

October 28, 2000, Falun Gong practitioners produced FGM TV programs and broadcast them via satellite and cable TV in North America. These TV programs could be viewed in the United States, Canada, and Mexico.

Minghui website published an article entitled, "Make the Best Use of Time to Clarify the Truth to the Precious Chinese People," which stated, "The present state of today's humankind is formed by countless tragic but magnificent historic stories that are little known to humankind. In an era a long time ago, in the immense colossal firmament, the lords and kings of cosmic systems at different levels -- out of compassion for sentient beings and in order to attain the Fa at this moment in time when the Fa rectifies the cosmos and thereby save the beings that they represent -- fully experienced the hardships of history and endured disgrace and dishonor by coming down to the human world. Upon entering the three realms they became lost in the mortal world, and exhaustively suffered the mistreatment of low-level beings in the three realms, and in order to survive, they also created innumerable quantities of karma. Many were high lords, divine and holy Fa kings that confronted danger in the three realms and the human world, hoping to attain the Fa."

The article urged all Dafa practitioners to, "make the best use of time, and through every channel at various levels, use every effective method to deeply and meticulously clarify the truth to Chinese people and help Chinese people come to understand Dafa in a positive way." "At the same time, it is extremely important to do all of this well by rationally and wisely using methods that can be easily understood and accepted by others."

This article marked the beginning of the global efforts to clarify the truth of Dafa to all people, especially the Chinese people.

After that event, Jiang Zemin secretly ordered to "kill without pardon". During the time period of the 6th to the 9th of March, over 100 Falun Dafa practitioners in Changchun were abducted or detained.

Minghui.org reported on March 30 that the police of Jilin Province were conducting massive raids under direct orders from Jiang Zemin. It reported that during the period of the 5th to the 24th of March, police arrested more than 5,000 Falun Gong practitioners in Changchun. At least 8 people were tortured to death, and most were secretly cremated by the police. The ones we know are: (1). Ms. Shen Jianli, a 34-year-old teacher of Math Application and also a teacher in Jilin University. She was arrested on March 6, and tortured to death by the local police at the end of April 2002; her husband Zheng Weidong is also a Falun Gong practitioner and is still being held. Their 4 year old daughter is looked after by a friend. (2). On the night of March 11, 34 year old Liu Haibo was taken from his home by the Kuancheng District Public Security Sub-bureau of Changchun City. The police tortured and interrogated him for one whole night, until they found that he was in critical condition after 1 a.m. the next morning. Liu Haibo was sent to an Emergency Center, but still passed away. (3). On March 16, another male Falun Gong practitioner (over 30, an employee of the Merchant's Bank) was tortured to death by a Criminal Brigade of Jincheng Public Security Sub-bureau in Changchun City. (4). On March 18, Liu Yi (male, 34, lived on Qingnian Road, Luyuan District of Changchun City) was also beaten to death in the office of Criminal Brigade in Luyuan Public Security Sub-bureau, because he resisted the evil persecution. The police monitored his family members 24 hours a day, and strictly blocked the information. (5). On March 20, 54-year-old Ms. Li Shuqin was abducted by Changjiu local police officers, and tortured to death in Changchun No. 3 Detention Center. (6). Hou Mingkai was raided by the "610 Office" for a reward of 50,000 yuan and a promotion of two levels in government position. He was arrested on August 21, and beaten to death within two days. His body was secretly cremated on August 23. (7). Ms. Li Rong was persecuted to death within a very short period between the end of March and beginning of early April. (8) In September of 2002, another 15 practitioners participating in the March 5 Video Broadcast in Changchun City were sentenced from 4 to 20 years in prison. Mr. Liu Chengjun, one of the main persons participating in the video broadcast died on December 26, 2003 after suffering torture in prison for a year and nine months.

Falun Gong had spread to more than 60 countries and regions all over the world, and people in other countries began to cultivate Falun Dafa.

The main book of Falun Dafa, Zhuan Falun, had been translated into 25 languages and published all over the world. The book China Falun Gong had been translated into 30 languages and published all over the world. Translation of the books into other languages is now underway.

There were about 110 Falun Dafa websites in the world.

By mid-February, 2004, Falun Dafa had received 1223 proclamations and commendations as well as letters of thanks: 1051 were from the USA, 135 from Canada, 12 from Australia, 9 from Taiwan, 6 from Europe, 1 each from New Zealand, Japan, Indonesia and Peru, and 6 from China (before 1999).

The number of Falun Gong practitioners confirmed to have been tortured to death by the Chinese Communist government had reached 935.

According to the Chinese Communist Party's internal statistics, at the end of October 2001 the number of Falun Gong practitioners that had died in detention was 1,600.

The number of Falun Gong practitioners tried and found guilty by the Jiang regime had exceeded 6,000; [Note: The trials were not legal as the Chinese Constitution warrants the freedom of personal belief and assembly.]

The number of Falun Gong practitioners detained in forced labor camps without trial had exceeded 100,000;

The deputy head of a forced labor camp in China revealed that in 2001 there were 210,000 imprisoned Falun Gong practitioners.

The number of arrests of Falun Gong practitioners had exceeded several hundred thousand.

According to internal information from the Public Security Bureau in Beijing, by the end of April 2001 there had been a total of 830,000 arrests of Falun Gong practitioners for appealing in Beijing for the right to practice Falun Dafa. This number does not include those who refused to give their names or were not recorded by the police at the time of arrest.

The number of Falun Gong practitioners sent to psychiatric institutions and subjected to injections of drugs that damage the central nervous system had reached several thousand.

Countless Falun Gong practitioners were forced to attend brainwashing classes.

Countless Falun Gong practitioners were forced to leave their homes to escape further persecution.

Hundreds of millions of Falun Gong practitioners' friends, families, and colleagues were subjected to different degrees of persecution and brainwashing.

1/4 of China's national revenues were used to persecute Falun Gong in the following ways (not a complete list):


For more information, please refer to other classified reports collected in our database:

The positive reports on Falun Dafa by the Chinese media before China began an all-out persecution of Falun Gong in 1999;

The names of Falun Gong practitioners who have been tortured to death, the descriptions of their cases, statistics on their sex, age and the localities, as well as statistics on the number of deaths in each province in China;

The support and encouragement from governments and organizations all over the world;

A list of published Falun Dafa books;

A list of Falun Dafa experience sharing conferences in different parts of the world;

A list of lawsuits against: Chinese former President Jiang Zemin by Falun Dafa practitioners all over the world, other Chinese officials who have persecuted Falun Gong practitioners, and the "610 Office."