Chinese Embassy Reacts with Fear as Practitioners Introduce Falun Gong in Tonga (Photo)
(Clearwisdom.net) Tonga is an island nation in the Pacific Ocean, near New Zealand. Between May 13 and 20, 2009, three Falun Gong practitioners, native New Zealanders, visited local people in Tonga, talked to them about Falun Dafa (also known as Falun Gong), and exposed the persecution of Falun Gong by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). The Chinese Embassy in Tonga was very disturbed and sent a letter to the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Tonga, demanding the Tonga Government take immediate measures to prevent Falun Gong practitioners from their truth clarification activities.
Several New Zealand practitioners visited Tonga to introduce Falun Gong, alarming the Chinese Embassy
Tonga has a population of about 130,000, of which more than 2,000 are Chinese nationals. Most of them run grocery stores. Upon hearing about Falun Gong, many people in Tonga immediately asked, "Where can I learn to practice ? Where do you hold classes?"
The second day of the practitioners' visit in Tonga, Channel 2-TV in Tonga aired news about Falun Gong. When the practitioners in yellow T-shirts bearing the words "Falun Dafa" walked down the street, some passersby greeted them with, "We welcome you! We saw you on TV."
After local people saw the practitioners demonstrate the exercises, they were puzzled by the CCP's persecution of Falun Gong. Many asked, "Why do they [the CCP] persecute Falun Gong?" The practitioners told them it was for two reasons. One is that the number of Falun Gong practitioners exceeded the number of the Party members at the time, and the then head of the CCP felt threatened and therefore launched the persecution. Another reason is that Falun Gong believes in Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance, a different belief from communism. The practitioners' explanations made sense to many people who despised the CCP.
A person in charge of a company said after having learned the facts, "Some others also came to our company to spread their religions, I did not let them in. You Falun Gong [practitioners] can come. I will open the door for you." Several hundred people learned to practice Falun Gong during the practitioners' eight-day stay.
The practitioners introduced Falun Gong and told about the CCP's persecution of Falun Gong to governmental agencies, departments, and companies in Tonga. They also introduced the Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party and the global trend to quit the Chinese Communist Party and its affiliated organizations. The practitioners also came across many Chinese nationals. They introduced them to Falun Gong and the Nine Commentaries and exhorted them to quit the CCP and its affiliated organizations. Many people quit and also wanted to persuade their relatives and friends to do "Three Withdrawals."
The practitioners' truth clarification activities aroused great anxiety and fear at the Chinese Embassy in Tonga. Embassy officials sent a letter to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Tonga on May 18, 2009, fabricating a lie that two female Falun Gong practitioners would hold an assembly against China that day in the Tongan capital of Nuku'alofa. It also claimed that the two female practitioners had done a lot of things discrediting the Chinese government over the previous several days. If such activities continued, more Falun Gong practitioners would come to Tonga, which would damage the long-term friendly relationship between Tonga and China. The letter demanded that the Tonga Government take immediate measures and appropriate actions to prevent the assembly from taking place.
In fact, all three of the visiting practitioners were native New Zealanders. Their trip to Tonga to introduce Falun Gong was undertaken with appropriate permission and protected by the laws of both New Zealand and Tonga. The Chinese Embassy had no right to interfere in their activities. In addition, the practitioners had never planned to hold an assembly in Tonga, but even if they had held an assembly to condemn the CCP's persecution of Falun Gong, it would have conformed to local laws. The Chinese Embassy's letter showed just how much China fears Falun Gong.
Think about it: if two women practitioners' one week stay in Tonga to introduce Falun Gong could discredit the CCP (the third practitioner returned to New Zealand after two days in Tonga due to work reasons), how much is this a reflection of the fact that the CCP knows it has done all kinds of bad deeds and has reached the point of being easily dissolved? If Tonga and China truly have a long-term friendly cooperation, how could it be damaged by two Falun Gong practitioners within a week? Someone from a local media outlet said to the practitioners, "You Falun Gong practitioners are so capable that your distribution of Falun Gong materials frightened the Chinese Embassy." A government official who met with the practitioners said, "You two [ladies] are what the Chinese Embassy is afraid of. Really interesting, inconceivable."
Before leaving, the hotel manager said to the practitioners, "You are really remarkable. The two of you have caused such fear in the Chinese Embassy." He said that the Immigration Bureau had made a phone call to him to inquire about the two practitioners, and he answered, "They are good people. They paid for their stay long ago." He continued by saying that he had learned from the immigration officer that the Chinese Embassy was afraid of the yellow T-shirts the practitioners wore, because they bore words, "Stop the Persecution of Falun Gong." The practitioners told the hotel manager, "They [the embassy] are also afraid that we spread the news about the grand trend to quit the CCP. More than 50 million Chinese people have quit the CCP and its affiliated organizations. Heaven will eliminate the CCP. The CCP is soon to be disintegrated. It will be a great event in the world." A gentleman standing beside them from New Zealand said, "I saw your Falun Gong practitioners protest in front of the Chinese Consulate on a daily basis in Auckland. The Chinese Embassy staff do nothing else--their job is to deal with Falun Gong. No Western countries support the Communist Party. The CCP is doomed to collapse."