July 20, 2000

On the occasion of the one-year anniversary of the Chinese government's brutal crackdown on Falun Dafa, the international community and the world's media have expressed concern and sympathy for the persecution from which Falun Dafa practitioners have suffered. In the midst of a severe, difficult environment, the practitioners in China have held to the principle of "Truthfulness, Compassion, Forbearance" and are still consistently using peaceful means to kindly tell the government and the public at large the truth of Falun Dafa. This kind of compassionate voice of justice and their peaceful and courageous accomplishments with no regard for their own personal safety have earned them the understanding and support of more and more people in the society.

Throughout the past tumultuous year, there have constantly been various kinds of secret agents who, claiming to be practitioners, have conspired to damage our activities for defending and spreading Fa. We hope that everyone will continue to be alert and expose those people with ulterior motives who have managed to infiltrate. Everyone should strictly adhere to and protect the principle of "Truthfulness, Compassion, Forbearance" of Dafa and smash the plot of the evil forces that attempt to damage the Fa within the human realm.

Under these harsh tribulations, practitioners must steadfastly study the Fa, continue your daily reading and practice, constantly discard your fundamental human attachments, and raise your understanding of the Fa from within the Fa. We must continue to use all different kinds of means to tell the public at large the truth about Falun Dafa and allow more kindhearted people to understand the Fa and to give us their moral support.

We continue to solemnly call upon the Chinese government to respect the Constitution, immediately stop the persecution against Falun Dafa, release all the Falun Dafa practitioners who have been incarcerated, rescind the arrest order for Master Li Hongzhi, return to Falun Dafa its good name, and peacefully resolve the problem through direct dialogue.