Name: Tang ChunhuaChinese Name: 汤春华Gender: FemaleAge: 52City: Ning’anProvince: HeilongjiangOccupation: convenience store ownerDate of Death: August 2023Date of Most Recent Arrest: N/AMost Recent Place of Detention: N/A

Ms. Tang Chunhua, 52, from Ning’an City, Heilongjiang Province died in August 2023 after enduring years of persecution for her faith, Falun Gong, a mind-body practice that has been targeted by the Chinese Communist Party since July 1999.

Ms. Tang Chunhua credited Falun Gong for restoring her health and enabling her to live an illness-free life. She suffered from a severe kidney disease since she was young and her condition deteriorated over the years. She had to take multiple medications every day to keep her symptoms under control, but they did not help.

Her physical suffering also made her irritable and restless. She loathed social interactions and never smiled. Her husband and children tiptoed around her, afraid that they would provoke her anger. They also let her get her way in everything. Despite this, she felt hopeless and wondered if she would ever hear laughter in her home. Her parents, who lived with her, were also worried about her health and looked everywhere, seeking a cure for her.

By chance, Ms. Tang’s mother got a copy of Zhuan Falun, Falun Gong’s main book, in 2010 and asked her to read it. Ms. Tang didn’t take it to heart initially as she didn’t believe Falun Gong could restore people’s health. Her mother started reading the book and recovered from her illnesses in just one month. Ms. Tang was amazed by her mother’s miraculous recovery and began practicing Falun Gong on July 15, 2010.

Three months later, Ms. Tang’s kidney disease disappeared without medical treatment. For the first time in two decades, she experienced what it felt like to be illness-free. Her husband and children were overjoyed and their home was once again filled with laughter.

Ms. Tang was able to take care of herself, do household chores, and tend to her family-run convenience store.

Many local residents who frequented her convenience store witnessed her dramatic changes and realized that Falun Gong was nothing like what’s depicted in the communist regime’s hate propaganda. Ms. Tang and her mother also worked hard to help people see through the regime’s lies and appreciate the goodness of Falun Gong.

Ms. Tang’s mother was arrested in 2022 for talking to people about Falun Gong. She was released later, but she and her daughter were targeted by the Chinese Communist Party. The police often harassed them at home and summoned Ms. Tang to the police station frequently for interrogation in an attempt to make her renounce Falun Gong.

Under the mounting pressure, Ms. Tang had a stroke in August 2023 and died soon afterward.