Open Discussion

  • An Eyewitness Recalls the Staged "Self-Immolation" Incident on Tiananmen Square

    These young people held different expressions from the other young Chinese people that I had met before, and they openly pointed out that the principles of "Truthfulness, Benevolence and Forbearance" promoted by Falun Gong were good. I started to talk with them. When I mentioned the staged self-immolation event at Tiananmen Square, one of the young men interjected, "I have to say something about this event, because I was there at that time." The following is his eyewitness description.
  • Has Hu Jintao Decided to Inherit the Blame for Jiang Zemin?

    I heard today that during November 16-17, while Hu Jintao was visiting Argentina as China's Chairman, Falun Gong practitioners went to peacefully appeal to Hu Jintao and the Chinese delegation and held up banners that said, "Falun Dafa is good", "Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance" and called for "Bringing Jiang Zemin to Justice." At several different appeal sites and almost right in front of the Chinese delegation headed by Hu Jintao, Chinese Embassy officials used violence to wrestle away and destroy the Falun Gong practitioners' banners, even using knives to cut apart the banners.
  • Pinochet Faces Trial so Why Wait to Bring Jiang and His Accomplices to Justice?

    According to Jiang Zemin and his regime's confidential orders he stated with regards to those who practise Falun Gong, "Beating them to death is counted as suicide, there is no need for their families to identify the bodies, and cremate them directly," a state of affairs even more startling then that enacted by Pinochet has existed in China for over five years. This ongoing persecution has resulted in over 1,100 confirmed deaths. According to internal statistics generated by Chinese officials, the death toll at the end of 2001 had actually reached 1600.
  • A Brief History of Events Leading Up to Jiang Zemin's Irrational Persecution of Falun Gong in China

    Today, elderly Chinese people can still vividly recall the series of framing, fabrications and persecution cases during the "Anti-rightist" movement and the Cultural Revolution. After the economic reform and "opening-up" policies took effect, China's economy developed quickly and the financial environment loosened up, but the same cannot be said about the government's iron-fisted control on diversity of thought.
  • The Cultivation Story of a Native-American Woman from Peru

    One sunny weekend, people saw an elderly Indian lady and her son come to the Falun Gong exercise site. When the graceful Falun Gong exercise music played, the mother started her journey of cultivation. After practising the exercises and watching Teacher's nine lectures, the next day, her ears were painful and itchy, and then, the magnificent world was not quiet any more, as she could hear again. Once more, tears flowed down her face.
  • Who Actually Killed "Golden Phoenix" Mr. Xie Hongyu?

    The Yunnan Daily printed a story that claimed Mr. Xie Hongyu had become infatuated with Falun Gong and committed suicide. Then on September 24, the paper published another report entitled "The 'Golden Phoenix' Who Should Not Have Fallen from the Sky." Later, the CCTV (China Central Television) program Interview on Focal Points used the same story to create rumours to link Mr. Xie's death to Falun Gong. These were not independent reports; they were produced by government controlled media organisations.
  • Elderly Army Veteran Regains His Health after Practising Falun Dafa

    In October of 1994, I had a heart bypass operation. After the surgery, my heart only had one-quarter of the functions a normal heart has. One year later, during a checkup, it was found that two of the vessels in my heart were clogged, which could lead to sudden death.
  • From Misunderstanding Falun Gong to Starting to Practise Falun Gong

    The campus was full of pictures of people who had died. As college students who respected science, we were sad for those Chinese people with no scientific knowledge; we both hated and sympathised with those Falun Gong practitioners. However, we did not think carefully about the obviously doubtful points in their logic: Why were so many people practising and cultivating it? Why did those terrible incidents, including the self-immolation, murder, and self-abuse, never happen before the 20th of July, 1999?
  • Introducing Scottish Children to Falun Gong

    I related my miraculous recovery and improved character after learning Falun Gong. I also told the children that Master Li in the core text of Falun Gong, Zhuan Falun, says - “You should always maintain a heart of benevolence and a mind of kindness,” And that If I lived in China, it is very likely that I would be imprisoned in a Forced Labour Camp and tortured for following this principle. The children realised the great injustice and cruelty of the situation in China.
  • Bearing Witness to History: A Photo of Group Practice in Taiyuan City, China in 1998

    This photo was taken prior to the time when the persecution against Falun Gong was officially instated on the 20th of July 1999 by the former dictator of China, Jiang Zemin. The photo was shot on the 29th of August, 1998 when Falun Dafa practitioners in Taiyuan City held a group practise session of the Falun Gong exercises.
  • An Open Letter from an Overseas Chinese National in the UK to Officials in Chongqing City, China

    Now over 10,000 perpetrators were listed by the International Organisation to Investigate the Persecution of Falun Gong. The names of many officials and police in Chongqing City appear on the “List of Perpetrators.” Once one’s name is recorded on the “List of Perpetrators,” they will be arrested when travelling abroad. Besides, the perpetrators, just like the World War II prisoners, will be brought to the court; the perpetrators will face lawsuits against them just like the evil police who were shot to death for their crimes committed during the Cultural Revolution.
  • In Order to Be Practitioners, We Have to Be Good People First - Falun Gong's Impact on Society

    Chang Su-shing teaches students earnestly and tirelessly and has been frequently recognised by educational units. She was awarded first place in a teacher evaluation among junior high schools at Kaohsiung. The Ministry of Education also acknowledged her because of her outstanding performance. In 2002, the Bureau of Education in Kaohsiung proclaimed Chang Su-shing as an "Extraordinary Teacher."
  • Modern Crucifixion: Persecutors Nail a Falun Gong Practitioner's Hands and Feet to a Wood Board

    Guards in Xinyu Detention Centre of Jiangxi Province hammered 7-inch (~18cm) long spikes through her hands and ankles in July. It was reported earlier that Ms. Dong was abducted to the Xinyu Detention Centre after her home was illegally ransacked. It was said that she was severely tortured for three days and then nailed to a wood board by the authorities because she refused to denounce Falun Gong.
  • Overcoming the Radio Broadcast Jamming Facilities Bought and Installed by the Chinese Authorities at Huge Expense

    It was reported that the Chinese Communist Party regime has installed a high-power antenna in Kashi, Xinjiang Province, and also installed similar facilities in more than 10 other areas including Hainan, Nanjing, Urumqi and Kunming. These facilities include 500-kilowatt transmitters (type TSW2500) and ALLISS huge 360-degree-rotational tower antennas to transmit short wave frequencies. They use "sky wave" jamming technology to eliminate the foreign media's possible influence on Chinese people.
  • A Fatal Attack on China's Economy - Condemning Jiang Zemin and his Regime's Misappropriation of Vast Amounts of Money to Persecute Falun Gong

    Be it in financing the national debt or putting the money in the bank, the people's concern is whether or not they can get back their principal and interest when the time is due. Be it issuance of national debt, a raise in the interest rate or attracting foreign investments, those in power are hoping to alleviate the economic crisis. However, what China is encountering now is a huge economic black hole as a result from the five-year long persecution of hundreds of thousands of innocent people.