(Clearwisdom.net) Mr. Liu Fengchun was a "Top-Ten Star Teacher" of the Jilin City Art Education Research Experiment Teaching, a "District Outstanding Teacher," a Teaching Director at the Changyi District Lianhua Elementary School, and a #1 Ranked teacher. He found a new life in Falun Dafa. He takes his job very seriously and treats people sincerely. He has also received many awards and honors. However because he remains firm in his practice of Falun Gong, the school authorities forced him to quit teaching and work as a sales clerk and a janitor. Eventually, the school authorities forced him to resign.

Mr. Liu Fengchun

Mr. Liu attending the Young Teacher Talent and Skill Competition

Mr. Liu is 31 years old. He was born on March 16, 1974. Since childhood, he has been very fond of music. In 1990, he was admitted to the program for Music Education in the Jilin City Elementary Education. He graduated with an associate degree in 1994. In December 1994, he became a music teacher at the Changyi District #13 Elementary School. In March 1997, he went to teach at the Changyi Art Elementary School. Because he lost his mother a long time ago when he was very young, he was very self-restrained in character, very introverted, and in poor health. After he started practicing Falun Dafa in 1998, his entire life changed greatly. He learned in Dafa the true essence of life, and became open and bright. He benefited both mentally and physically from Dafa, and therefore had endless energy.

Mr. Liu is teaching.

Mr. Liu and his students at the stage after performance

Mr. Liu conducting the students' orchestra

More importantly, he uses the principle of Falun Dafa, "Truthfulness, Compassion, Forbearance" as his guide. Hence, he is not concerned about personal gain and loss. In his work, he whole-heartedly devoted himself to composing music and teaching. In his ten years of teaching music, he had many achievements, and was liked and respected by his colleagues, and students. In March 2002, he was transferred to the Lianhua Elementary School (originally the Changyi District #13 Elementary School) and was appointed the director of music. In his classes, he not only taught his students basic music theory and knowledge, he also taught them to sing and helped them develop their aesthetic abilities through the analysis and appreciation of world-famous musical works along with his own compositions. His students not only understood the beauty of music, but also learned to appreciate beauty in nature, society, and life. In addition, he wrote textbooks and composed music and songs with lyrics. These songs helped his students to purify their minds and develop their wisdom. He also brought musical instruments into the classrooms. This enhanced his students' interest in learning music, and gave them a greater ability to enjoy music.

Lianhua Elementary School Overall view

Mr. Liu's accomplishments are many: He received the Elementary and Middle School Outstanding Art Teaching and Consulting Awards from the province, the city, and the district. In the first Jilin City Art Education Research Experiment Class Evaluation, he was given the "Top Ten Star Teacher" award. His research paper won many awards from both the province and the city.

The different awards that Mr. Liu Fengchun has won.

After the persecution started on July 20, 1999, the school authorities frequently attempted to coerce him into renouncing his belief in Falun Gong. At first he firmly resisted. However, after watching the fabricated rumors and the propaganda on TV, and being pressured by various elements of society, he walked the tortuous path and succumbed to the pressure. After calming down, he started to reconsider. He clearly knew that Falun Dafa is good, but under pressure had actually said some things that were contrary to his own will. The huge pain gave him deep inner sorrow. He had benefited so much from Dafa. However, when Dafa was persecuted, even though he had benefited from practicing, he was unable to clarify the truth for Teacher and for Dafa. Although he was originally energetic, he dropped into his old state of being introverted again, along with feeling self-pity, loneliness and pessimistic.

During this most difficult time, Mr. Liu received some truth-clarifying Dafa materials, and Teacher's lectures. He then changed himself anew, and once more stepped onto the path back to his original true self. In 2002, Mr. Liu was transferred back to the Changyi District #13 Elementary School (now called Lianhua Elementary School) where he was promoted to Director of Teaching. After that, he again was honored with more awards.

The different kinds of awards that Mr. Liu has won

At school, Mr. Liu often clarified truth about Falun Dafa to his colleagues in order to help them understand the persecution. He also helped them to understand the magnificence of Dafa through his own words and deeds.

The different kinds of awards that Mr. Liu has won

Before October 1, 2004, since the higher authorities of Changyi District feared that Falun Gong practitioners would go to Beijing to appeal for justice for Falun Dafa, they set forth some requirements explicitly stating that teachers would not be permitted to practice Falun Gong, and that no one would be allowed to go to Beijing to appeal or to demonstrate. In the meantime, they requested that the principals and the party secretaries of all middle and elementary schools order all of their employees to write "guarantee statements" based on the version the authorities already drafted. The principal of the Lianhua Elementary School, Mou Zongliang, tried to force Mr. Liu to write the statement. He refused. Finally Mou gave Mr. Liu one month to reconsider. During this time, Mou and another principal went to Mr. Liu's residence to urge him to give up his belief in Dafa. At the same time, the school authorities also talked to his family members, relatives, and friends asking them to urge him to give up his practice. Yet, Mr. Liu still refused to write the guarantee statement.

Several days later, Mou talked with Mr. Liu again. In order to avoid his influencing the others, Mr. Liu was required to write a letter of resignation.

On the first working day in October after the National Holiday, Mou held a meeting on staff performance and told the administrative members of the school that Mr. Liu practiced Falun Gong. He also made it explicit to the entire school. At the same time, he requested all the teachers present to make a clear statement of where they stood on Falun Gong. Mr. Liu Fengchun also took a stand and said, "I believe what I am doing is correct. I have been open and aboveboard. There's nothing wrong with that. You all know me well and you know my work performance. One should know a matter well before he makes his own judgment..."

Soon after that, Mou in a staff meeting, announced that Mr. Liu's Director position was open. He temporarily arranged for him to work at the school store as a sale clerk, and gave him some other temporary tasks to do for the school. During the school's reorganization period, Mou, the party secretary, Hou Li, and some of the other teachers also repeatedly tried to influence him, but every time, Mr. Liu used these incidents as an opportunity to clarify the truth to them.

At the 2004 End-of-Year annual Staff meeting, in front of everyone, Mr. Liu summarized his performance when he was the director and also after his job changed. At the end, Mr. Liu concluded, "No matter what a person believes in, he should be a good person who can truly consider the welfare of others. In reality, I have achieved this. I believe that a good person will always be good wherever he goes. I will be able to walk on the right path in the future, and I also will certainly be able to walk well on my future path. I am exceedingly appreciative of those who have cared about me and helped me in the past. Thank you very much indeed!" At that moment, some of the teachers at the meeting applauded him.

Afterwards, Mou was extremely unhappy. He withheld Mr. Liu's end of year bonus. Before the winter break, Mou and the party secretary, Hou Li, withheld Mr. Liu's salary card and ID card using the excuse that they could not trust him.

At the end of 2004, because of his practice of Falun Gong, the Changyi District Bureau of Education cancelled Mr. Liu's "famous teacher" qualification. At the beginning of the school year of 2005, they went to talk with him once more trying to coerce him into giving up his Falun Gong practice. However, Mr. Liu was still firm. Furthermore, he asked that his salary card and ID card be returned to him.

Later when the school store was sold, the school authorities arranged for Mr. Liu to do cleaning jobs and some other temporary tasks.

On May 10, 2005, four administrators from the school went to talk with Mr. Liu and expressed their displeasure because he had failed to cooperate with them. They emphasized that Mr. Liu had not conducted himself according to the CCP's request. They told him that if he persisted in practicing Falun Gong, he would either have to resign or continue cleaning the entire school every day, and at the end of the year, he would be reevaluated. If he failed to meet the expectation again, he would automatically be forced to resign. Mr. Liu replied that he had done nothing wrong; yet the school authorities had ordered a well educated, and qualified person to do menial jobs. It was extremely irresponsible behavior.

Because of all the pressure from the school authorities, Mr. Liu has been forced to leave the school. The students have lost a well loved, and superior teacher.

The school's full title is: Jilin City Changyi District Lianhua Elementary School and Jilin City Martial Arts School

Address: No. 1 Lianshan Road, Changyi District, Jilin City, zip code: 132002

The persons who are responsible for the persecution of Mr. Liu Fengchun:

The Principal, Mou Zongliang: 86-13904424518 (Cell), 86-432-2791737 (Office), 86-432-2789343 (Home)
The Party Secretary: Hou Li

The other people involved:

The Associate principal, Cheng Xiuli: 86-432-2499516 (Office), 86-13039254567 (Cell) The Associate principal, Zhang Lianrong: 86-432-2035620 (Office), 86-13843240802 (Cell)