Editorial Remark on October 15, 1999

Recently we have been reporting the injustice to the innocent Falun Gong practitioners in China, in order to make people around the world aware of their sufferings and their kind hearts.

On July 20th, tens of millions of kind-hearted and peaceful Falun Gong practitioners were suddenly regarded as the enemies of the Chinese government, and since then, they have been suffering relentless suppression and inhumane abuses. However, the practitioners have been practicing what Falun Dafa teaches them, "Truthfulness, Compassion, Forbearance" in the harsh environment. They are persistently appealing to the authorities to tell them the truth about Falun Gong, although they are fully aware that they are risking their lives in doing that. They have endured the brutal treatment with great forbearance. Moreover, they never have any hatred or anger towards those who are trying all possible means to persecute them. Instead, they return great compassion for the brutal persecution.

Now so many innocent and kind-hearted people are being detained in jails and are suffering cruel tortures, just because they refused to acknowledge their "mistakes", or they continued to practice Falun Gong in public areas, or they appealed to higher authorities. A few days ago,  Ms. Zhao Jin-hua, a practitioner in ZhaoYuan City of Shandong province was tortured to death by the police just because she refused to denounce her belief. Now Falun Gong practitioners detained in Jinzhou are going to be thrown into the drug-stopping institute. What an inhumane treatment it is! People all know that the difference between a Falun Gong practitioner and a drug-abuser is as big as the difference between Heaven and Earth! 

Why cannot the Chinese leaderships tolerate "Truthfulness, Compassion, Forbearance"?! The principle of  "Truthfulness, Compassion, Forbearance" is rooted deeply in the hearts of practitioners, and is treasured as being more valuable than their own lives. How could suppression and violence possibly change their belief?! The Chinese leaderships should treat Falun Gong rationally, and correct their mistakes, instead of standing on the wrong side of the history and committing more sins.