(Minghui.org) July 20th is a solemn day for every Falun Dafa practitioner. Twenty-two years ago, on July 20, 1999, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) launched the persecution against the spiritual practice. Minghui.org has confirmed the deaths of thousands of practitioners as a result of this ongoing persecution, but the actual number is believed to be much higher. More have been imprisoned and tortured for their faith.
As July 20, 2021 approaches, city councilors in Taiwan called on people to support the practitioners’ efforts to end the 22 years of persecution in China.
Chen Li-Na is a member of Kaohsiung City Council.
Kaohsiung city councilor Chen Li-Na is also a member of the Taiwan Association for International Care of Organ Transplants. She is concerned that the Chinese Communist Party systemically removes Falun Dafa practitioners’ organs while they are still alive and sells them for transplantation.
“The reason why organ transplantation exists is that people, out of kindness, are willing to donate organs to help others. If the source of the organs is not reliable, then those who need transplants should consider whether they should accept the organs,” she said.
“Many people are on the waiting list for organs from China. If these people knew where the organs came from, I believe they would reconsider.”
Chen found it inconceivable that the persecution of Falun Dafa has been ongoing for 22 years. She calls on the world’s people to uphold practitioners’ righteous principles. “Falun Dafa practitioners work hard to promote these principles. I wish they could continue to do so and let more people understand the practice,” said the councilwoman.
“I have known some practitioners for over ten years. These friends bring abundant positive influence to society. They adamantly uphold traditional values and are role models for us. Their values create positive and benevolent effects in society,” Chen has a good impression on the practitioners she knew.
“If more people learned the principles of Falun Dafa, and followed them in their daily lives, it would have a wonderful impact on society. There would be less crime. If everyone could have practitioners’ positive attitudes, many government policies would have great outcomes.”
She said that based on her observation, “People in society see Falun Dafa as a positive force.”
She pointed out that there are many negative influences in every aspect of society. “When we face problems in our everyday lives, if we followed traditional values and the principles of Truthfulness, Compassion, and Forbearance, many of our problems would be resolved easily.”
Chen said she sincerely hopes that, “One day I can see Falun Dafa openly practiced in mainland China.”
Chen Chi-Yuan is a member of Hsinchu City Council.
Chen Chi-Yuan, council member of Hsinchu City, thought it was heartbreaking that the CCP decided to launch a bloody persecution against a group of kind people who practice Truthfulness, Compassion, and Forbearance.
Chen couldn’t understand why CCP leaders feared a group of people who were trying to be good, “They persecute people who are trying to do the right thing, how is that good?”
“There is nothing wrong with practicing Falun Dafa. The practitioners follow and promote the principles of Truthfulness, Compassion, and Forbearance. If this group is not good, why do so many people choose to practice it?” He wanted everyone to carefully think about it.
He issued a solemn condemnation of the CCP’s systemic organ harvesting from living practitioners who are incarcerated for their faith. “Taking organs from someone against their will is not only unethical, but it’s murder. We must strongly condemn it. This should not be allowed to happen.”
Falun Dafa was first taught in China almost 30 years ago, in 1992. Chen suggested that people, “Understand Falun Dafa and welcome practitioners.”
“From what I see, every practitioner is kind because they practice Truthfulness, Compassion, and Forbearance.” He said, “I see practitioners in many parts of Taiwan. No matter what they do, they never cause problems for others. I encourage everyone to join them. The practice can help one find his true nature.”
After decades of suppression and persecution, Falun Dafa practitioners remain kind and true to their principles. “They continue to tell the Chinese government that they are not violating the law and that this persecution is wrong. They just want to practice Falun Dafa, and ask for a legal environment in which to do so.”