Australian citizen Zhang Cuiying, a Falun Gong practitioner who was detained for eight months because she went to China to appeal during the two meetings (the annual meetings of the People's Congress and the People's Political Consultative Committee), arrived at the Sydney Airport today after enduring all the tribulations.

With the truth about Falun Gong spreading around the world, the media in Australia are paying more and more attention to Falun Dafa. It was, therefore, no wonder that the arrival of Zhang Cuiying became the focus of the media. Fearing that their evil deeds would be exposed, Jiang Zemin and his accomplices tried all means to block the news. People learned last night that Zhang had been released but no one knew what her flight was and when she was supposed to arrive. Some practitioners could only wait aimlessly at the airport.

"Here she comes!" Zhang Cuiying, who was detained for eight months, walked towards us with a smile on her face.

Zhang wore a red sweater over a white shirt. She did not have a penny in her pocket, nor did she have any luggage with her. She held the flowers presented by practitioners and smiled at us: "Thank you!" One practitioner could not even find a word to say while shaking hands with her. Yes, we should thank her but she said that we are greatly safeguarding Dafa overseas. Then, she took off her red sweater and her white shirt to expose a white short-sleeved T-shirt. The following words were on her T-shirt:

Because of the truth I said---

Falun Dafa is righteous

I was imprisoned for 8 months

I went through the hardship just to attain the justice

I am not afraid of bleeding or other sacrifice

My righteous mind was shown in the prison

China suppresses Falun Gong

Which is unforgivable

The above simple words indicate her firm belief in Dafa. All the practitioners at the airport were deeply touched. Tears poured down their cheeks.

Practitioners in Australia

November 4, 2000