Exemplary Teachers Persecuted by the Chinese Communist Party
(Clearwisdom.net) A few articles about teachers being persecuted by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) due to their belief in Falun Dafa were posted on the Minghui website (Chinese version of Clearwisdom.net) on July 23, 2011. The articles revealed their daily work and life, while exposing the evil persecution. So what kind of people are they?
The article "Ms. Li Liwen, an Outstanding Teacher in Jilin City being Persecuted," tells the story of an elementary school teacher in Chuanying District Huanxi Township School. Due to her belief in Falun Gong, she was demoted from Yuanda Elementary School and sent to Xiawazi Elementary School. She was again demoted from Jixing Elementary School to Tongjiang Elementary School, and then again demoted to Huniugou Elementary School. She has been living by the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance in her daily life all this time. She kindly refuses gifts and money from parents and students, and as a result of her kind nature her students and the students' parents like her very much. The classes she teaches are always ranked among the top three. This was most notable in Tongjiang Elementary School. Due to the poor conditions there, many students would transfer to other schools. However, no one in Ms. Liwen's class transferred. During the 2008 Beijing Olympics, she was arrested at the door of her home. After three months in illegal detention, when she returned to her students, they cried tears of joy for her. On September 15, 2009, a group of police officers went to her class to illegally arrest her once again. Her students were so terrified they surrounded her and cried for her.
The police pressured the school to stop Ms. Liwen from teaching there and she was assigned to work in the school dining hall. There were already not enough teachers and the school had to hire teachers from other schools.
The article "Two Falun Gong Practitioners from Liaozhong County, Liaoning Province Arrested and Sentenced," tells the story of Ms. Chen Min, an English teacher in Liaozhong County Liujianfang School. Ms. Chen works very hard. When she was awarded the prestigious High Grade Teacher honor she offered it to her colleagues.
The High Grade Teacher honor is not only an honor, but the recipient also receives a salary increase. So every teacher will compete for this honor. For the school headmaster, deciding who receives the award is always stressful. The honor needs to be given based on the teacher's qualifications and capabilities, without hurting the other teachers' self-esteem.
Ms. Chen Min offered to give the honor to other teachers four consecutive times, which made the headmaster's life much easier. However, after four times, the headmaster felt it was necessary to give the honor to Ms. Chen. The requirements on the honor were very strict, so if an unqualified candidate was nominated, she or he may not be elected. The headmaster went to see Ms. Chen, and asked for her opinion. She said, “If you are experiencing difficulty in this matter, I am happy to give it to others.” The headmaster thought about it, and didn't like the way the other nominated teacher behaved, so he called for an election, and whomever received the most votes would get the honor.
The other teacher heard about it, and went to see the headmaster. She argued, “If there is an election, I will definitely lose to her, since she has a good reputation in school.” The headmaster told her, “Ms. Chen offered the honor to others, and she has no intention to compete with you.” Hearing this, she was very embarrassed. She went to Ms. Chen and cried, “I'm sorry. You treat me so well, but I did such bad things to you behind your back.”
Ms. Chen was such a good teacher and person, yet the CCP sentenced her to a three-year prison term because she clarified the facts about Falun Gong. Shenyang Police Bureau sent officers to the school to investigate her. The headmaster clearly told them, "Ms. Chen Min is the best teacher in our school. She treats her students with great care and responsibility. Everyone knows she is one of the best!"
The article, "The Chinese Communist Party Covers the Truth of Jiao Lingyun's Death Due to the Persecution," tells the story of Mr. Jiao Lingyun, who is a dining hall manager in Jianxin High School in Jixian County of Shuangyashan City.
The dining hall manager is an important but difficult position. It is normal for others to think a dining hall manager is corrupt. Especially in high school, students are very critical and they don't think twice before they speak out. If there is anything wrong with the food, students will go on strike to show their dissatisfaction, which results in serious problems for the manager.
However, everyone praised Mr. Jiao Lingyun. During the past few years, he has sponsored two poor kids to go to school, and provided them with food each day. During holidays, he gives his employees a bonus. On the Moon Festival, he not only gives mooncakes and fruit to his employees, but also to the students. He is always willing to help whomever needs help. He often helps others financially, and donates hundreds of yuan. Every one of his employees has received help from him.
Mr. Jiao lives a very simple life, and is very strict with himself. He seldom buys new clothes, and often wears the socks from the school's lost and found box. When the electric kettle in the employees' dorm breaks, he fixes it without being asked. He uses his own money to furnish the dorm, such as installing an automatic door, new curtains, hangers, new beds, washing machines, and other items. Whenever something is needed, he will buy it without hesitation. He always purchases materials of the best quality. Since he purchases quite a lot of items for the school, the retailers often want to give him a commission, but he always refuses to take anything from them. He tells others, “I am a Falun Gong practitioner. Our Teacher asks us to be good people. So I won't take anything from you.”
When he was celebrating his father's birthday, many people brought gifts and cash, worth tens of thousands of yuan. He thanked them and then returned all the money to them. He thinks of others first in every respect. He gives his employees a much higher salary than the standard, but requires less work from them. He bought different kitchen tools to make their work easier. His dining hall offers a variety of food with reasonable prices. Every year, his dining hall passes the hygiene inspection with the best results.
The brutal Chinese Communist regime dispatched more than ten police officers to arrest this good person on June 10, 2011. On July 8, at the age of 49, Mr. Jiao Lingyun died from the persecution, as he was tortured in order to make him give up Falun Gong. From the time of his arrest the Jixian County Police Bureau and the Jixian County Detention Center censored all the news about him. No explanation has been given since.
"Two Falun Gong Practitioners from Liaozhong County, Liaoning Province Arrested and Sentenced"