China's Hope

Ling Yun

PureInsight | April 5, 2004

[] Since it was introduced to the public in 1992, Falun Dafa has been like a clear mountain spring washing away the mud and dirt it encounters along Its way. It has enabled tens of millions of people to regain their health, to recover from stubborn illnesses. More importantly, Falun Dafa practitioners have been conducting and cultivating themselves according to Falun Dafa's cultivation principles of Truthfulness, Compassion, and Forbearance. They have been making conscious efforts to enhance their morality and thus become increasingly altruistic. By trying to purge all kinds of degenerate thoughts and emotions, such as anger, jealousy, and attachments to fame and wealth, they have also attained emotional health. Miraculous cases of transformation of health and moral character abound among Falun Dafa practitioners. The hundred million people who practice Falun Gong have improved their moral character and thus turned their families into warm and harmonious ones. Through word of mouth, people in over 60 countries have started to practice Falun Gong. To date, governments from around the world have issued over 1,000 proclamations to Falun Dafa, and over 100 million people worldwide are practicing Falun Gong. Falun Dafa has proven to be genuinely effective in inspiring and amplifying its practitioners' conscience and virtue, and in improving its practitioners from within their hearts. Because of the 100 million practitioners in China [and their positive influence over people around them], social stability and peace has greatly improved.

However, Jiang Zemin ignored numerous reports about the positive influence of Falun Dafa on Chinese people's health and morality and started to officially persecute Falun Dafa on July 20, 1999. Obsessed with the desire for absolute power, Jiang ordered persecution against tens of millions of innocent Falun Gong practitioners who are ordinary citizens in Chinese society. The persecution against Falun Dafa is the largest and the most appalling persecution in Chinese history.

On one hand, Jiang Zemin's regime has poured a large portion (some estimate one-fourth) of China's national annual revenue into persecuting Falun Gong cultivators. Law enforcement institutions, local governments, media, schools (from kindergartens all the way to graduate schools), hospitals, neighborhood administration offices, and even Falun Gong practitioners' families have been goaded with threats and financial rewards into assisting in the emotional and physical persecution against Falun Gong practitioners. Moreover, staff of police stations, detention centers, prisons, and forced labor camps have exhausted all means of persecution there are, from all times and all lands, to torture and maim Falun Gong practitioners, trying to force them to give up their belief in Falun Dafa. On the other hand, Jiang Zemin's regime ordered the Chinese media on the Mainland and overseas to spread slanderous rumors about Falun Dafa and frame Falun Dafa practitioners with homicides they never committed. This was done in order to instigate people's hatred towards Falun Dafa and thus justify and sustain the persecution. They have also blocked the broadcast of factual information about Falun Dafa and the persecution on Chinese media in China and overseas in order to keep up the persecution.

As a result of their systematic, well-plotted persecution, as of March 18, 2004, according to incomplete statistics, more than 907 practitioners have been verified as having been tortured to death in China. [However, according to the Chinese government's official internal statistics, the actual number of practitioners who died after being arrested had reached 1,600 by the end of 2001.] When large numbers of Falun Gong practitioners are beaten to death, injured, and their families are broken up, when they have to leave home and go from place to place because of the persecution, millions of Falun Gong practitioners' families, relatives, good friends and colleagues are also implicated and brainwashed to varying degrees. As mentioned previously, it has been estimated by many Chinese experts that Jiang Zemin has been using a quarter of the national economic resources every year since 1999 to sustain the persecution against Falun Dafa practitioners. With that in mind, Jiang Zemin has not only persecuted one hundred million Falun Dafa practitioners, but has also created a severe toll on and deteriorated the Chinese people's lives and the nation's economy.

Nearly five years have passed since July 20, 1999. Jiang Zemin has failed to eradicate Falun Gong, although he originally claimed he would do it within three months. On the contrary, Falun Gong continues to thrive in China and abroad and people in China and in other countries have begun to harbor increasingly strong resentment and opposition towards the persecution.

Neither coercion nor violence can alter Falun Dafa practitioners' belief in Truth. Falun Gong practitioners in China and in overseas countries have always maintained their composure and peacefulness. They have maintained it in the countless appeals and petitions to present the factual information about their personal benefits from cultivating in Falun Gong, and in revealing the facts about the persecution happening in prisons and forced labor camps. This is exactly opposite to what the Chinese media has been portraying. Besides, Falun Gong practitioners outside China have been trying to reach people, governments, and organizations worldwide to present the facts about the persecution and to ask for their help to end the persecution together. While Jiang Zemin's regime continues to subject Falun Gong practitioners to persecution, a rapidly increasing number of people worldwide are beginning to understand the true nature of Falun Dafa and admire Falun Dafa practitioners' spirit to uphold justice while adhering to Falun Dafa's principles of Truthfulness, Compassion and Tolerance.

Falun Dafa practitioners' ceaseless efforts and benevolent behavior has touched the hearts of many and awakened their conscience and kindness. Many who have understood the truth about the persecution and the nature of Falun Dafa have extended a lot of support and condemned Jiang Zemin's persecution.

There has been a continuous increase in the number of Falun Gong practitioners outside China. In fact, governments worldwide have issued more than 1,000 proclamations recognizing Falun Dafa, praising its effects on promoting kindness and restoring morality in societies worldwide.

The World Organization to Investigate the Persecution of Falun Gong (WOIPFLG) was founded on January 20, 2003, with branches in dozens of countries worldwide. Many people around the world have also joined WOIPFLG to help uphold justice for Falun Dafa by investigating the persecution against Falun Gong practitioners, and all the individuals, organizations, or government agencies that participate in the persecution.

Falun Dafa practitioners worldwide have filed lawsuits and will continue to file lawsuits in their respective countries against Jiang Zemin, who is the chief architect of the persecution. So far, the lawsuits against Jiang Zemin on charges of genocide, torture, and humanitarian crimes have been filed in the United States, Canada, Germany, Spain, the United Kingdom, Belgium, Australia, France, Taiwan, Japan, Korea, Switzerland, Sweden, and other countries. In addition, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) now has a list of Chinese officials from each level of the Party Committees, "610 Offices," local governments and forced labor camps that are responsible for the persecution of Falun Gong. By the end of January 2004 the list, which has been increased to 45 names, includes Jiang Zemin, Li Lanqing, Luo Gan, Wang Maolin and Liu Jing, among other well-known officials. If anyone on the list attempts to enter Canada, a prompt investigation could take place, potentially resulting in refusal of visas to Canada, cancellation of their Canadian citizenship, deportation, charges and punishments based on Canada's laws governing crimes against humanity and war crimes. Multiple lawsuits have been filed in California and New York State in the United States against many high-level Chinese government officials who have assisted Jiang Zemin in carrying out the persecution against Falun Gong practitioners on the charges of torture and human rights violations against Falun Gong practitioners.

A rapidly increasing number of people worldwide are now demanding that justice be upheld for Falun Gong practitioners, and many democratic countries have also started to condemn the persecution against Falun Gong. In China, a rapidly increasing number of Chinese people are realizing and accepting the facts about Falun Gong and about the persecution. One can foresee that, in the near future, every Chinese citizen will step out and speak out against Jiang Zemin's persecution of Falun Gong. Just as the sun eventually breaks through the clouds and shines upon the earth, the truth of Falun Dafa will soon be known to the world. Everyone will eventually discover the lies that Jiang Zemin's regime has created to justify and sustain the persecution.

In a sense, Falun Dafa practitioners' efforts to end the persecution may be regarded as an ultimate battle to safeguard mankind's most fundamental moral values. When the time comes when everyone in China knows the truth about the persecution, Jiang Zemin will have no way to continue his violence or lies.

China's hope relies on the prospect of their awakening to their true nature and of the restoration of morality and good conscience. They will represent a ray of hope for China if they step out against the persecution of innocent and kind Falun Gong practitioners. They will represent a ray of hope for China if they agree with the significance of adhering to Falun Gong's principles of Truthfulness, Compassion, and Tolerance. I hope that everyone will look with their wisdom and good conscience to try and build for one another a better future for China.

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