(Minghui.org) Recently, the Minghui website reported that the Chinese Public Security Ministry and Political and Legal Affairs Committee launched a new campaign targeting Falun Dafa, also called Falun Gong, practitioners.

The campaign was to take the names off the list if they no longer practiced Falun Gong, because there are too many practitioners in the system and their big-data surveillance was not effective. The purpose is to focus on the steadfast practitioners.

The local authorities working in the campaign would coerce practitioners by threatening to stop paying their pension, having them dismissed from their job, or confiscate leased farmland. The authorities ask practitioners to write and sign four documents by copying from prepared templates that vilify those practicing Dafa. A representative from one’s work unit, neighborhood committee, or village must also co-sign the documents along with photos, and a video record of the signing event.

The police would threaten practitioners who didn't comply, along with their family members or their children, that they would be dismissed from their jobs, forbidding their children to enter college, or applying for a government job.

Some practitioners yielded under the pressure from their children while others still resisted.

In our area, the campaign started as early as in the latter half of 2017. One day around lunchtime, a new policeman at our local substation called my husband to check if I was still practicing Falun Gong. He also said that the central government wanted to “return the freedom” to some former practitioners by removing their names from the surveillance system under a condition that they agreed to sign a paper. My husband said I was not with him and hung up the phone.

The local police substation had hired a new policeman. He and a group of people knocked on my door in July 2019. I was at home but refused to open the door. At that time, there was a 5,000 yuan award for arresting Falun Gong practitioners, and a 1,000 yuan award for anyone telling the police who was a practitioner.

Since I refused to open the door, police notified the neighborhood committee to put a 24-hour surveillance on me. The authorities also searched online to make sure I didn’t purchase any railway or bus ticket to leave the city.

In our apartment building I can hear the flushing of a toilet and washing in the kitchen from the apartment unit above me. Certainly the unit below me could hear the same too. The wife of the family downstairs is a member of the neighborhood committee and a member of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP).

Outside of the apartment building, security cameras had been installed to cover the entire residential subdivision. In addition, every building installed digital locks with a facial recognition feature.

For several months, there was always one or two young people following me at a distance everywhere I went.

I sometimes doubted if I was doing the correct thing or had I been going to the extreme.

Then, I remembered Master Li’s (the founder) teaching,

“No matter what the situation, do not cooperate with the evil’s demands, orders, or what it instigates. If everyone does this the environment won’t be this way.” (“Dafa Disciples’ Righteous Thoughts are Powerful”, Essentials for Further Advancement II)

“Speaking from another angle, my disciples, when the old forces are able to do what they want to do, isn't that because you've silently consented to what they want to do? When they tell you to go you go, when they tell you to write something you write it, when they tell you to do something you just do it, and when they arrest and sentence you, you just helplessly, silently consent to it.” (Fa-Lecture During the 2003 Lantern Festival)

The surveillance stopped after the holidays of October 2019. The neighborhood committee told the higher authority that I had gone out of town to be with my children. Of course it was just an excuse, because they could hear the noises in my apartment unit.

When the lockdown due to the Wuhan virus was eased up, the authorities picked up the campaign again. Days ago, they called my child to inquire about my situation and pressured him to comply with their request.

My understanding is that if we cooperate with the communist regime, we are encouraging them to commit their wrong deeds, and turning the illegal coercion into a legitimate action. They might be angered at our resistance and take us to the police station, but we should not cooperate. If we are not afraid to die, nothing can scare us.

My only regret was that I had surrendered and signed a document when I was taken to a brainwashing class in 2001. Since then, I always tell myself not to comply with any request from the Party.

I was often sad when I read or heard fellow practitioners who did things to cooperate with the evil, because of their attachment to emotion, fear, or some interests.

I am writing this sharing to remind practitioners who've had experiences like mine to remain steadfast. We must cherish Master’s compassion, cherish everything he has done for us, and cherish the time Master has extended for us to save more people.