Open Discussion

  • Catastrophe and Renaissance of Chinese traditional Culture (Part 5)

    Despite the CCP's effort to alienate and destroy traditional culture, it is still deeply rooted in Chinese people's minds. It clings tenaciously even though much has been eliminated by the Communist regime. People still choose auspicious dates based on age-old practices for marriages and burials. People still have the fengshui checked when building houses. In the 1970s and 1980s, the popularity of Qigong played a significant role in reviving Chinese traditional culture.
  • Falun Dafa Brings me Good Health for a Second Time

    Before I started to cultivate I suffered from many different diseases, such as serious rheumatoid arthritis which made my legs rigid and very painful. I was also suffering from a pain and pressure in my chest and thyroid gland hyperplasia, all of which miraculously disappeared once I started the practice. Seeing all the great changes in both my mind and body I was determined to carry on practising.
  • A Norwegian Boy Changes After He Practises Falun Dafa

    During the past month and a half, Ola has made great changes in his ways of thinking and behaviour. His parents and friends have all noticed. People around him have noticed that he is becoming compassionate and peaceful. His mother also noticed because Ola even began to help her with the housework. Now Ola treats everything that happens in his life as a test on his cultivation path. When a conflict occurs, Ola does not get annoyed anymore, but instead treats it as a good opportunity for cultivation.
  • Farmer's Late-Stage Gastric Cancer, Hepatitis B Disappear after Practising Falun Gong

    I am a woman farmer living in the countryside and I am currently 50 years old. In early 2005, I was diagnosed with hepatitis B. Later, I was diagnosed with late-stage gastric cancer. The doctor recommended immediate surgery, which would cost about 20,000 yuan. I was told that, without the medical treatment, I could only live up to six more months. With the medical treatment, I could live three to five more years. However, even with the treatment, the cancer could still migrate to other places.
  • Chinese Communist Party Produces Propaganda DVD as Part of its "Preparations" for the Olympics

    This film is categorised as "secret" and is produced by the CCP 29th Olympics Security Information Centre, the propaganda department of the State Security Ministry, and the Tianjin City State Security Bureau. Currently, the Party is organising people from each region to see the film, to poison their minds and fabricate excuses to continue to tread on human rights. The evil party is fanning nationalism, trying to make more excuses to persecute Falun Gong.
  • Excellent Student Refuses to Join the Communist Youth League

    After listening to her story, I felt truly happy for her and her friends. All along, when people refused to quit the CCP or said that they would think about it when I urged them to quit, my husband and daughter were always by my side to help persuade them. They would say, "Why don't you agree to quit? This can only do you good, and won't do you any harm
  • How Three Young Women Changed Their Lives

    They discovered a completely different path for a person's life, which Dafa had displayed for them. They decided to practise Falun Gong. They quickly learned the five exercises and began to practise every day. Practitioners also told them that, as practitioners, they needed to critically examine themselves and needed to follow the principles of "Truthfulness, Compassion, and Tolerance". Whether in jail or in society in the future, they needed to be good. All three of them acknowledged this, and the paths of their lives changed completely.
  • "Beijing Olympics! Put Down Your Handcuffs!"

    Quite a number of people in the western world believed the CCP's promises, and thought the Olympic Games had put a pair of "golden handcuffs" on the regime. They hoped that the international community would supervise and push the regime to improve its human rights record in the name of the Olympic Games. In the seven years since 2001, the facts show that the regime has failed to improve human rights as promised, and actually done the opposite, cracking down on all voices the CCP deems as "threats," and doing do in the name of "preparing" for the Olympics.
  • CCP "Party Rights" Domineer Over the Law

    An important sign of a modern civilised society is "the rule of law." That means that the law is greater than power. Recently because of the Olympic torch relay, some Chinese people in Western society have held demonstrations and rallies in Western countries. However, the Western governments didn't repress this kind of "instability" because the law of the Western countries protects freedom of speech and freedom of assembly. "The rule of law" can be substantially implemented.
  • Like a Phoenix Rising from the Ashes – Looking Back at the April 25th Spirit

    The purpose of the April 25 peaceful appeal was to make the most of Chinese citizens' fundamental rights and to give the CCP an opportunity to mend its ways and listen to the will of the people. However, Jiang Zemin and the CCP regime missed this opportunity, and instead used extreme actions to crush belief in "Truth, Compassion, Tolerance." This has now continued for nine years.
  • Remembering April 25th, 1999: "Premier Zhu Rongji Led Us Inside Zhongnanhai"

    The peaceful resolution of the 10,000-strong Zhongnanhai appeal on April 25th, 1999 is mainly attributable to the sincerity, kindness and tolerance that practitioners have derived from their Falun Dafa cultivation. For the good of China and its people, with the best intentions to resolve problems peacefully, trusting the government and not seeing any other alternatives, we chose to appeal as a group to the government. Throughout the entire process, we maintained good order and did not incite a riot or uproar, we did not chant any slogans nor raise our voices.
  • Bearing Witness to History: April 25, 1999

    A neighbour of ours who is a physician at a hospital in Beijing told us that the military police advised her hospital on April 25 to prepare for an unrevealed emergency. They were told to vacate all hospital wards and prepare a large medical supply for external injuries suffered during an emergency mission. Until the late afternoon of April 25, the Commando car teams of the military police kept Fuyou Street under continued surveillance. Apparently Jiang's rogue regime had planned to suppress our peaceful appeal with guns and violence.
  • The Truth About the April 25 Appeal – Deceptive Propaganda Twists Peaceful Protest into "Justification" for Violent Repression

    On the surface, the April 25 appeal seemed to be triggered by the Tianjin arrests and an anti-Falun Gong article by He Zuoxiu. The underlying reason stemmed from the central authorities' anxiety about the unprecedented popularity of Falun Gong. Seven years after Mr. Li Hongzhi's first public lecture in 1992, there were about 70 to 100 million Falun Gong practitioners in Mainland China. A full understanding of the incident is very complex, as it had both long term and short term causes, and was related to political struggles inside the Communist Party.
  • Recalling "April 25"

    Nine years ago, on April 25, 1999, in order to appeal for justice for Falun Gong and its practitioners and to ask for an open cultivation environment, around 10,000 Falun Gong practitioners went to peacefully report and clarify the facts to the government in good faith, and requested the government to stop the unfair treatment of practitioners by those who had ulterior motives. This led to the "April 25" incident. I was a participant and a witness of the "April 25" incident. Although many practitioners have already reported about this incident objectively and truthfully, I still would like to write down my own experience and tell what I saw and heard at that time.
  • Some Quick Facts about the Peaceful Appeal in Beijing on April 25, 1999

    To commemorate the ninth anniversary of the April 25 Appeal, this is one of a series of republished articles from years past. The April 25th Appeal was notable not only for its size, but also because it was remarkably peaceful and orderly. Some 10,000 practitioners gathered in central Beijing that day, peacefully protesting for their civil rights. The CCP propaganda machine, however, in its quest to crush Falun Gong at the bidding of then Party Chairman Jiang Zemin, twisted the facts to serve its own motives.