Latest News from China - 11/18/2001
1. [Harbin City, Heilongjiang Province] Knocked Out Teeth Restored: Another Miracle of Dafa
A Dafa practitioner from a suburban county of Harbin City went to Beijing twice to appeal. She was sentenced to 1 year in Wanjia Labor Camp in Harbin City. In the labor camp, she firmly cultivated Dafa and refused to be brainwashed. As a result, she was tortured and abused by the police. During one of the beatings, three of her teeth were knocked out leaving only the roots exposed in her gums. The female practitioner had a righteous thought in her mind at the time: I am a Dafa practitioner, so I will not lose my teeth. I will validate Dafa and reveal what really happened to me. After one night, she noticed a miracle: the three teeth had restored themselves firmly in her gums, like nothing had happened. The story spread inside the labor camp, and the miraculous event strongly validated Dafa and shocked the evil. A few months ago, the female practitioner was released from the labor camp. With her own experience, she further clarified the truth of Dafa to people around her, exposing the evil and offering people salvation.
2. [Lanzhou City, Gansu Province] More Crimes Committed by The Perpetrators in Pingantai Labor Camp
Zhao Jingui is a Dafa practitioner from Wuwei, Gansu Province. He adamantly refused to write anything denouncing Dafa. Police and the inmates in the labor camp (instigated by the police) tortured Zhao so viciously that his condition was critical. Fearing his possible death, the labor camp notified Zhao's family to take the practitioner home.
An inmate from Yao Street, Honggu District, Lanzhou City was sent to the labor camp for drug abuse. The inmate came to know the Dafa practitioners inside the labor camp and understood Dafa little by little. The inmate repented of what he had done before. Later on, he was found helping practitioners delivering Dafa materials. As a result, he was tortured and put into a solitary confinement cell for two weeks. The authorities also added 3 months to his sentence.
A practitioner in Group No. 7 refused to write pledges against Dafa. The practitioner was hung in the air and beaten. The result was badly swollen hands, completely numb arms and he was in a delerious state.
3. [Lanzhou City, Gansu Province] Chief of Liujiabao Police Station Uses His Influence to Send Dafa Practitioners to Labor Camps
Two Dafa practitioners from Lanzhou City were transferred from Xiguoyuan Detention Center to a labor camp on Dec 19, 2000. Having been tortured in the detention center for a long time, the two practitioners were in critical condition, and they both failed the medical examination at the labor camp. The labor camp refused to take them as a result. Perpetrators in the local police station used their personal influence and sent the two practitioners to the labor camp again. However, they failed the medical examination again, and were again refused by the labor camp. Chief Huang of Liujiabao Police Station then personally went to talk to director Li of Pingantain Labor Camp Hospital. Using some unknown influence, Chief Huang managed to get the two practitioners into the labor camp.
4. [Mainland China] A Retired Policeman: "Self-immolation in Tiananmen Square" Is Fake
One day, when I was talking with one of my colleagues about the truth of the "Self-immolation in Tiananmen Square," my colleague said that he knew it was fake immediately after he saw the report from CCTV. When I asked him why, he told me that he served as an armed police officer in Beijing for three years. Every year, he was sent to Tiananmen Square as a guard. "There were three sub-divisions of armed police in Tiananmen Square. The armed police can surround the square in two minutes in case of an emergency situation. At the time of the "self --immolation," there should have been armed police instead of Public Security staff. However, there were many Public Security guards and only a few armed police. That's why I know it was fake."
I gave him the video CD that clarifies the truth of the "self-immolation." He was very happy to have it, and he also showed it to his friends.
5. [Xiangfan City, Hubei Province] Evil Person in Handan Cooperation Meets Retribution
Xue Lixin is a manager in Handan Cooperative in Xiangfan City, Hubei Province. Xue repeatedly has illegally sent practitioners like Tian Bo and Wu Yun from the Cooperative to brainwashing classes in a detention center. In early 2001, after sending practitioner Tian Bo and his wife to a brainwashing class yet again, Xue fell to the ground three times for no apparent reason. Shortly after that, Xue felt some pain and went to a hospital in Wuhan City, where he was diagnosed with an incurable disease. After surgery, Xue was transferred to a hospital in Xiangfan City because of the high expenses in Wuhan. He remains in Center Hospital of Xiangfan City.
6. [China] A "Deal" of 15,000 Yuan (Yuan is Chinese currency. The average monthly salary in urban areas is about 500 Yuan)
My neighbor, an old lady who makes her living by picking up recyclable things from the trash cans, told me of an incident she had experienced not long ago:
One day when she was picking things up from the trash, two people came up and asked to make a deal with her. She was curious and listened to what they had to say. They beat about the bushes. She finally realized that they wanted her to work with them to frame Falun Gong. If it was a success, they promised her 15,000 Yuan as a reward. The old lady was furious. She said to them, "I will not sell my soul for dirty money no matter how hard life is." Discouraged, the two people went away.
7. My Understanding of Writing Solemn Statements
The reason that some practitioners go awry in Fa-rectification is that they do not have a deep understanding of the Fa and do not realize their fundamental attachments. They have forgotten the vows they made and do not have a firm belief in Falun Dafa and its teacher. The solemn statement is a precious opportunity Teacher benevolently gives us. My understanding is that we shouldn't take it merely as a form of declaration. Instead, we should know clearly in our hearts that it is a vow that we make again with Teacher, after which we will firmly continue practicing Falun Dafa, redeem all the losses done to Dafa, double our efforts and keep up with the process of Fa-rectification, and live up to what we have vowed to do so as to "Obtain the Fa and return through cultivation, Achieve Consummation and follow the teacher home." (Hong Yin)
Written on November 1, 2001 by practitioners in China
8. A 70-year-old Veteran: I Am Not Afraid of Being Arrested or Beaten. I Have to Learn Falun Gong.
I went with a practitioner to distribute truth-clarifying literature in the rural areas last spring. A 70-year-old man took the flyer and listened to us with interest. Though he had read some slanderous reports about Falun Dafa, he didn't argue with us. On the contrary, he said he wanted to learn Falun Gong because "Mr. Li's teaching is so righteous. Why does Jiang Zemin oppose it? I am a veteran. I am not afraid of being arrested or beaten. I have to learn Falun Gong." Because there is a shortage of Falun Gong books, we only managed to give him the book Zhuan Falun not long ago. The old man smiled when he got the book and said that he had been looking forward to seeing us.
9. [Dalian City, Liaoning Province] Three Practitioners Are Kidnapped by Police
On November 9, 2001, Jieshan Police Station of the Zhongshan District in Dalian City kidnapped three practitioners, including Yang Zhaoying. Their whereabouts are unknown.
10. [Anlu City, Hubei Province] Police Kidnap Practitioners
After the persecution of practitioners in Anlu City, Hubei Province was revealed on the Internet on October 24, 2001, the perpetrators in Xiaogan area were extremely angry. They organized 80 special agents to search for practitioners in Anlu City, attempting to arrest practitioners who distributed truth-clarifying literature and who had access to Internet, but to no avail. Angry at having been humiliated in their efforts, they then kidnapped Pan Junying and Mao Cuilian from their homes on November 21, 2001.
The policemen brought a snake to terrorize Pan Junying by forcing it to bite her. Mao Cuilian's husband (non-practitioner) is a senior computer engineer who has his own computer store. The police searched his store and found nothing on the computer. It is said Mao and Pan have been secretly sent to Shayang.
At present, the persecution of practitioners in Yingcheng City and Anlu City within the Xiaogan area is escalating. This is more of the state terrorism initiated by Jiang Zemin, coming at a time when the whole world is calling for measures against terrorism. Here we call upon all the kind-hearted people in the world to resist Jiang Zemin and his gang.
11. [Acheng City, Heilongjiang Province] Police Extort Money from A Practitioner
7000 Yuan was extorted from Gao Chunzi, female, 59, by Jin Zhongxue in the security office of Relay Co. in Acheng City. The 610 Office in Acheng City extorted 2000 Yuan from her. She was detained for 18 days for appealing in Beijing.
12. [Beijing] Over Ten Practitioners in Beijing Are Kidnapped
On November 20, 2001, some practitioners (over ten) from Beijing were arrested while exchanging experiences in the Madian area outside Deshengmen Gate. The details are yet to be revealed.
13. [Mishan City, Heilongjiang Province] The Conduct of the Political and Security Section of the Police Department
Some people from the Political and Security Section of the Police Department in Mishan City, Heilongjiang Province went to a practitioner's home. They said to his family, "If you don't turn in your son, you will be arrested. The same fate will befall you as the family of Lao Xing. Zhang Yulan was the daughter of Lao Xing and she died in the Wanjia Forced Labor Camp. You will be like them if you refuse to turn in your son." The practitioner's family said they had no idea where their son was. The police then detained them for two or three days.
According to some investigations, the money they have extorted from practitioners runs in the hundreds of thousands. That is the figure kept in the book. The money not written in the book is hard to estimate. They extorted more than 40,000 Yuan from Zhang Yulan's family alone. Several of their cell phones and other items were also confiscated. All detained practitioners had to turn in 3,000-6,000 Yuan for bail. Some were charged 10,000 Yuan. It is said that anyone being sent to the Wanjia Forced Labor Camp has to pay several hundred Yuan as the transportation fee. The office of the politics and security section is stuffed with items they confiscated from practitioners' families, including tape recorders. The section used to be a place nobody cared about. Nowadays, the police working there are equipped with cell phones, computers, and cars bought with the money from the practitioners. The money that had been saved by practitioners and their families in the flagging economy has now become the ill-gotten gains of the police.
Phone of the Political and Security Section of the Police Department in Mishan City:
Head of the section: Meng Qingqi: 86-467-5231270
Police officers: Liu Qin, Li Gang, Du Yongshan
14. [Shenyang City, Liaoning Province] List of Perpetrators
The Zhangshi Reeducation Center
Director: Li, male, in his 50's, height: 1.76 meter.
Cheng Diankun, male, in his 40's, vice director
Jiang Haibo, male, 36, head of the supervision office
Yang Yang, male, staff of the office
Song Baishun, male, chief officer in the 5th team. He beats people and uses electric batons to shock practitioners. He denies practitioners' sleep, keeps them awake 24 hours, and ruthlessly tortures them.
Cao Qinglu, male, safety personnel.
At present, there are about 200 to 300 practitioners held in the center.
The Masanjia Forced Labor Camp
Dia Yuehong, female, chief officer in the Fourth Group of the Second Team in No. 2 Female Section. She organizes police guards to beat people and adopts various ways to torture practitioners.
Written on November 25, 2001