Mr. Wang Jidong was a 50-year-old resident of Beijing. He worked at the China Development Bank. Mr. Wang started practicing Falun Gong in 1996. As a result, he and his family benefited greatly. After July 20, 1999, Mr. Wang was persecuted and suffered physically and emotionally. Later, he was diagnosed with liver cancer. He passed away on November 17, 2001. His death brought extreme suffering to his family, and was a major loss for his workplace.