(Clearwisdom.net) April 25, 1999, is a special day for Falun Gong practitioners. On that day, Falun Gong practitioners shocked the world with their peaceful petition at the Chinese Communist Party's headquarters compound in Beijing. The same day, practitioners in the Qinhuangdao area held their first Experience Sharing Conference. Over 8,000 practitioners from three districts and four counties within Qinhuangdao, along with some practitioners from outside areas, attended this conference.

Scene of the conference (outdoors)

Over 8,000 practitioners attended the conference.

Although, some government entities interfered, the conference was a success due to everyone's efforts. The conference was well-organized, and the atmosphere was solemn and harmonious. After the conference, the field was clean. Practitioners even gathered up and discarded cigarette butts and trash discarded by others prior to the conference. Some officials from the Qinhuangdao municipal administration and police department said, “We (government employees) could not manage to hold a conference with such efficiency and with so many attendees.”

April 25, 1999, will be remembered by the world and dearly cherished by Qinhuangdao practitioners.