Exposing the Facts Behind the “1,400 Death Cases”: The Case of Ma Jinxiu
(Minghui.org) Beginning on July 20, 1999, in order to justify the brutal persecution against Falun Gong, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) fabricated the “1,400 death cases,” purportedly caused as a result of practicing Falun Gong. Over the past ten years, as the facts about Falun Gong and the brutality of the persecution have become widely known, more and more people have begun to recognize the evil nature of the CCP. Unfortunately, some people still hold a misunderstanding about Falun Gong due to the CCP's slanderous propaganda. In this article we will expose how the CCP demonizes Falun Gong, by examining the death of Ma Jinxiu – one of the supposed “1,400 death cases.”
One of the fabricated death cases involved Ma Jinxiu, who purportedly died from practicing Falun Gong. However, her daughter Mrs. Jin later exposed the facts about her mother's death in order to set the record straight.
Before Ma Jinxiu started practicing Falun Gong, she was in critical condition because of a ten-year history of diabetes. Before every meal, she had to take over thirty medications. During the period from 1994 to 1995, she twice suffered a massive stroke, resulting in facial distortion. Her eyes were dull and she had an abnormal gait. Her doctor predicted that she wouldn't recuperate from her facial distortion and her life would be in danger if she suffered another stroke. In fact, as early as 1981, Ma Jinxiu had already asked relatives to take care of her three children in case she died.
In 1996, Ma Jinxiu started practicing Falun Gong. Her health miraculously improved. She no longer needed to take medicine and her facial distortion disappeared. Her eyes became bright again. All symptoms of her diabetes disappeared. She became very energetic and could work for a long time without feeling tired. Many of her relatives and neighbors were impressed by the changes in her.
In the middle of 1997, Ma Jinxiu felt some discomfort and her family took her to the hospital. She was diagnosed with cerebral infarction and treated there for several months until she passed away.
However, when the CCP started the persecution against Falun Gong, it attributed Ma Jinxiu's death to practicing Falun Gong.
Falun Gong Doesn't Promise that One will Never Die
Life, illnesses and death are natural occurrences. Practicing Falun Gong can heal illnesses and even cure life-threatening diseases. However, it is not written or has been said anywhere that "once you practice Falun Gong, you will never die."
Concerning Ma Jinxiu, any person who witnessed her change would be amazed by her miracle of becoming healthy after practicing Falun Gong. She was grateful to Falun Gong because she didn't suffer during the last year of her life.
Ma Jinxiu's death couldn't possibly result from practicing Falun Gong. On the contrary, practicing Falun Gong improved her health dramatically. The complications that arose from the two strokes and diabetes were all cured. She was in full health after practicing Falun Gong. Falun Gong had extended her life and granted her more time with her family.
Ma Jinxiu had been treated in the hospital for several months until she passed away. Her death had nothing to do with practicing Falun Gong, but rather, it could also be argued that the medical treatment failed to cure her. If Falun Gong were to be blamed for her death, shouldn't the hospital be also held responsible, when one applies this logic?
After Ms. Ma's husband learned that the CCP blamed Falun Gong for his wife's death, he said, "That's not true. She had suffered diabetes for nearly twenty years and had a stroke twice prior to practicing Falun Gong." Ms. Ma's daughter has also exposed the lies fabricated by the CCP to the international community.
Falun Gong's Miraculous Effects
The fact is that Falun Gong does indeed have miraculous effects in healing and fitness. In 1998, the National Physical Education Bureau investigated the effects of practicing Falun Gong. Medical experts conducted a survey of over 10,000 Gong practitioners and concluded that "the healing effect of practicing Falun Gong is as high as 97.9%."
Prior to the persecution, dozens of newspapers, radio, television stations including the Chinese Central TV (CCTV), Beijing People's Broadcasting Station, Shanghai TV, Tianjin People's Broadcasting Station, China Youth Daily, the China Economic Times, the People's Public Security, the Guangzhou Evening News, and aothers, had done objective and fair coverage of Falun Gong and its positive effects in healing and fitness.
In1998, after a thorough investigation headed by the former chairman of the People's Representative Committee, officials had come to that conclusion that "Falun Gong only benefits people and causes no harm." The results of this investigation were submitted to the central government. However, after July 20, 1999, Jiang's regime disregarded the facts and framed Falun Gong with fabricated "death cases" to incite hatred toward Falun Gong and justify the persecution.
Witnessing Miraculous Healing
This writer also bore witness to a miraculous healing. The aunt of my colleague had come down with a terminal illness. Medical treatments no longer were effective and the doctor finally decided to unplug all tubes and stop all treatments. He told her family, "Take her home. She will not survive more than a few days. Let her do whatever she wants to."
My colleagues was crying and told me the sad news. I gave her Falun Gong truth-clarification information and told her that only Falun Gong could save her aunt's life. My colleague believed me and asked me for the electronic version of the books Zhuan Falun and The Great Consummation Way of Falun Dafa. She sent them to her aunt immediately.
I had forgotten all about it by the time I received a phone call from my colleague a year later. She told me, "My aunt just passed away. Before she died, she asked me to thank you for introducing Falun Gong to her. After reading the books, she gradually got better. Within one month, she was nearly recovered and no longer suffered pain. During the last year of her life, she rarely felt any discomfort. She left peacefully and without pain. She repeatedly asked her family to thank Falun Gong and Falun Gong's Teacher. All of our family members are grateful to Falun Gong for extending her life." In fact, there are numerous such cases all over China. But, they are not widely publicized as the CCP continues to keep the truth from the people.
Among the fabricated "1,400 death cases" supposedly caused by practicing Falun Gong, the lie about the death of Ma Jinxiu is only one example. The other cases are also far from the truth and were concocted by the CCP to demonize Falun Gong and provide a pretext to justify the brutal persecution.