To End the Persecution against Dr. Charles Li, We Must Clarify the Truth and Form an Indestructible Body with Our Righteous Thoughts

Cheng Qingming

PureInsight | February 10, 2003


"When Falun rotates there must be madness,
Draining completely the nation's resources, busy because of me.
Quietly watch the clowns, their demon show ending,
All that remains is the last of the dirt blowing in the wind.…"
(From "Descending to Earth")

Even now the evil old forces are unwilling to face the music, and still put up their final desperate struggle.

Since last year the evil old forces have started to extend their persecution against Falun Gong overseas. Under the pressure from the chief agent of evil, some democratic nations acted against their own principles of civil and human rights, jeopardizing the welfare of their own people and nations. Here are a few examples:

During Jiang's visit to Germany, the German security services ordered the police to ban yellow T-shirts on the street, and to banish Asians from the Adlon Hotel where Jiang stayed during his visit. The German police even forcibly expelled those Falun Gong practitioners who had already checked into the hotel.

During Jiang's visit to Iceland, his regime supplied the Icelandic government with a list of Falun Gong practitioners, which the Icelandic immigration authorities used to block Falun Gong practitioner from all over the world from entering Iceland. Some Falun Gong practitioners were unlawfully detained at a school near the airport, which was literally a house arrest. Meanwhile, outside Iceland, Icelandic Air prevented Falun Gong practitioners from boarding the flight to Iceland.

In Hong Kong, Swiss Falun Gong practitioners held a peaceful appeal, but were unlawfully arrested by the policemen with excessive force and then were unlawfully tried in court for the crime of blocking traffic, which had never occurred during their peaceful appeal.

In New Zealand, a Falun Gong advertisement inside the Oakland International Airport with a photograph of the peaceful meditation of Falun Gong was removed without any valid reason.

This year, the chief agent of evil started to intensify its persecution of Falun Gong practitioners. It completely disregarded international laws and trampled the dignity of foreign nations when it unlawfully arrested Australian and U.S. citizens who were in China for family visits. By arresting these foreign nationals, the Jiang regime has officially launched a worldwide persecution against Falun Gong and Falun Gong practitioners.

According to news reports, the Chinese police unlawfully arrested a U.S. citizen, Dr. Charles Li, on January 22, 2003 immediately upon his arrival at the Guangzhou airport from San Francisco. Dr. Li was immediately transferred to Yangzhou, thousands of miles away from Guangzhou, and could be sentenced to seven to fifteen years in prison based on a fabricated charge.

The unlawful arrest of Dr. Charles Li reminds me of our lawsuit against the chief agent of evil. It is clear that it was most outraged and anxious when it learned of the lawsuit.

Just as a cornered beast will do something desperate, Jiang will stop at nothing to avoid facing the consequences of its crimes. It is more than likely that the unlawful arrest of Dr. Charles Li was one of the evil forces' head agent's desperate measures in this critical situation. That Jiang launched a series of persecutions against overseas Falun Gong practitioners since last year shows the urgency of our mission, to expose the evil crimes of Jiang's regime to all the governments and people around the world.

Falun Dafa disciples are one body. Teacher said, "The next person's things are your things1, and your things are his things." (From "Teaching the Fa at the Washington, D.C. Fa Conference.") It is only when we truly become one body and have a clear understanding on the Fa of everything around us that everything in this human world will be improved by our thoughts. Currently, we mustn't bind ourselves with any thoughts about whether Dr. Li should have gone back to China or not. Instead, we should clearly identify the unlawful arrest of Dr. Charles Li's as an evil persecution and hold the evil forces responsible for the persecution. Only then can we completely deny the arrangement of the old forces.

To arrest Dr. Charles Li is to persecute all Falun Gong practitioners. The unlawful arrest of Dr. Charles Li was a desperate measure of evil old forces', indicative of their struggles. It is the business not just of Falun Gong practitioners in any certain work group or geographical area, but also of each of us.

Dr. Charles Li did not violate the laws of China by making a trip to China. Besides, nothing can justify his arrest. Dr. Li should be released back to the U.S. immediately. In addition, in my opinion, the US government's attitude toward the persecution against one of her own citizens, a Falun Gong practitioner, has a critical impact on the future of the American people. On the other hand, the outcome of all these matters heavily depends on whether each Falun Gong practitioner has pure and righteous thoughts, whether we can unify as one body with our righteous thoughts, and whether we can completely deny the existence of the old forces and their arrangements.

Teacher said, "Indestructible righteous faith in the cosmos's Truth forms benevolent Dafa disciples' rock-solid, diamond-like bodies, it frightens all evil, and the light of Truth it emanates makes the unrighteous elements in all beings' thoughts disintegrate. However strong the righteous thoughts are, that's how great the power is." (From "Also in a Few Words" in Essentials for Further Advancement II)

We must not depend on and wait for the external environment to improve. It is up to Falun Gong practitioners to let the public become aware that Jiang's persecution against innocent and kindhearted people has spread beyond China. The persecution has crept across borders and now poses a personal threat to everyone in the world. We should exhaust all means to clarify the truth to the U.S. government, including U.S. embassies and consulates in China, and to the American people, comprehensively, in a refined approach, until the U.S. government and its people make a wise choice that will determine their future.

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1 The Chinese word translated here as "things" is very broad, and it can also mean "issue," "business," "problem," "task," "affair," "difficulty," and so on.

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