Tortured for Her Belief: Years Spent in Labor Camp and Prison

April 22, 2014 | By a Minghui correspondent in Hebei Province

(Minghui.org) “Once, under Officer Wang Yajie’s instructions, five inmates handcuffed me to some metal rings on the floor and shocked me with electric batons. One of the guards shoved a baton inside my clothes to shock my back, and I fainted from the pain. Then they pinched my acupuncture points to make sure I was awake so that I could feel every shock. I fainted again and they repeated the ordeal. It went on like this over and over.”

Such is the account of Ms. Han Liping, a 65-year-old practitioner in Chengde City, Hebei Province, after she was placed in the Gaoyang Labor Camp in May 2001 for a two-year term. Because of the torture that she suffered, her weight dropped from 140 to 79 lbs. When she was finally released, her family barely recognized her because she was so emaciated. She was constantly monitored thereafter.

In addition to the labor camp sentence in 2001, she was held in detention centers several times between 2000 and 2001, plus a four-year-long imprisonment starting in 2008.

Below is Ms. Han’s account of what she has endured.

Held at Detention Centers

After Falun Gong was banned in China in July 1999, local police officers often harassed me, although I only read the Falun Gong books at home. They told me that I either had to turn in my books or go to jail. I tried to talk with them sensibly many times, but they continued to harass me. I felt like I had no choice but to go to Beijing and appeal for the right to practice Falun Gong.

1) First Arrest

Another practitioner and I traveled to Beijing on January 5, 2000. Right after we arrived at the Appeals Office, police officers asked for our personal information and contacted my city’s liaison office in Beijing.

Local officers arrived the next day and put us in a detention center. My husband had to pay a 3,000 yuan fine, and Chengde Domestic Security Division Chief Lu Feng extorted 500 yuan from my family. I returned home after 25 days.

2) Second Arrest

I planned to go to Beijing again on the morning of January 23, 2001. However, Chengde police stopped me midway through the trip and told me that no one was allowed to enter Beijing that day. I was suspicious but did not change my plans.

CCTV later claimed that several practitioners had set themselves on fire in Tiananmen Square that same day. This allegation really confused me, as I knew that Falun Gong practitioners would never do such a thing, as it’s specifically prohibited by the Fa teachings.

Since the Appeals Office in Beijing was no longer accepting petitions from Falun Gong practitioners, several practitioners and I decided to go to Tiananmen Square directly to clarify the facts with banners.

We arrived at Tiananmen Square on February 2 and unfurled several banners with the words “Falun Dafa is good.” Police then rushed up to us and began to beat us. They confiscated all of our belongings and threw us into metal cages.

The officers took us to the Liuliqiao Police Station and interrogated us that night. At 8 a.m. the next day, officers took another practitioner and myself to the yard. They removed our shoes and socks, and forced us to stand in the snow. Then they removed all of our clothes except for our underwear, and handcuffed us to metal poles. They even stuffed snow down our underwear. We were forced to stand outside this way from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. After we came back inside, guards blew cold air on us with electric fans for several hours.

The guards interrogated us every day to find out where we came from. Two practitioners could not withstand the torture anymore and told the guards what they wanted. Local police then came, took us, and tortured us at the Liuliqiao Police Station for eight days. During those eight days, we were not allowed food or water. We returned home on the eighth day.

3) Third Arrest

When I told people about Falun Gong and gave them some informational materials on April 1, 2001, someone reported it to the police. Cheng Jinmao and local police officers then arrested me and took me to the Dalaohugou Detention Center. They also confiscated all of my Falun Gong books and lecture tapes.

Domestic Security Division Chief Lu Feng and Liu Mingcheng handcuffed me to heating pipes for 48 hours. They deprived me of food, sleep, and restroom use in an attempt to force me to give up my belief in Falun Gong.


Handcuffed to heating pipes

Guards in the detention center treated me even worse. Detention Center Head Xu Yafeng once came in with four guards to beat us with batons. As a result, all of the practitioners in the cell—more than 10 of us—were bruised all over. When we protested against the brutality, Xu had armed officers force-feed us.

Torture at the Gaoyang Labor Camp

Liu Mingcheng, Domestic Security Division Deputy Chief, sent seven other practitioners and myself to the Gaoyang Labor Camp on June 2, 2001. Our families were not notified, and we were not given any official notices. Because of our poor health, labor camp officials initially refused to accept us. After Liu bribed them, however, they agreed to admit us.

1. Shocking with Electric Batons

The Gaoyang Labor Camp is the one of the worst in Hebei Province. Officers there often transfer the most determined practitioners in from other places and try to transform them.

Two days after I arrived, manager Ye Shuxian pulled me into her office, where she shocked me with an electric baton for an hour. Several days later, two officers held me down on the floor and shocked me with electric batons.


Shocking with electric batons

For most of us, the officials did not notify our families when we were sent to this labor camp, nor did they allow us to contact our families unless we gave up practicing Falun Gong. In addition, we were not allowed to have the most basic of necessities.

The shoes I had were already worn out and I had blisters all over my feet. I could not catch up with others’ work production, so the guards ordered inmates to beat me. Once when a guard saw that the inmates had not beat me brutally enough, he began to whip me over and over.

Once, under Officer Wang Yajie’s instructions, five inmates handcuffed me to some metal rings on the floor and shocked me with electric batons. One of the guards shoved a baton inside my clothes to shock my back, and I fainted from the pain. Then they pinched my acupuncture points to make sure I was awake so that I could feel every shock. I fainted again and they repeated the ordeal. It went on like this over and over.

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Torture illustration: shocked with multiple electron batons simultaneously

2. Sleep Deprivation

The guards did not allow us to sleep during the brainwashing sessions. To keep us awake, they forced us to stand in front a wall, sometimes with our hands stretched backwards. Sometimes they would have us squat for the whole night. The next day, however, we would still have to work as usual. Many practitioners were too tired and fell asleep while they worked. In those cases, the guards would beat them and force them back to work.

In addition to the forced labor and physical abuse, we also had to listen to brainwashing materials in the evening that defamed Falun Gong, often until 1 a.m. In such a harsh environment, some practitioners were partially unconscious after sleep deprivation, and they gave up their beliefs.

3. Forced-feedings

Force-feeding happened often at the labor camp. There were times when more than 10 guards and inmates would hold me down to force-feed me twice a day. They had to force open my mouth, and this lasted several hours each time. Because the guards used metal tools, many of my teeth were broken.


Torture illustration: force-feeding

4. Severe Beatings

During one session in August 2002, an inmate defamed Teacher Li Hongzhi, so several practitioners stood up in protest. Guards then took us to another room. One guard shocked me with an electric baton for half an hour. He then removed my shoes and stomped on my toes with his boots. It was very painful. He also slapped me in the face with shoes while another inmate grabbed me by the hair and slammed my head against a wall. I soon lost consciousness.

When I regained consciousness, I found myself lying in the cell. Other inmates in the cell were very sympathetic after seeing my injuries. They told me that my head was severely swollen from the beating, and they were worried that I might die.

At the Gaoyang Labor Camp, I was routinely force-fed for more than 8 months. Because of the severe torture in those two years, my weight dropped from 140 to 79 lbs. My family could hardly recognize me after I was released. Under instructions from the Chengde City 610 Office, local police officers then sent me to a brainwashing center for two weeks. They continued to harass me after my release.

Abuse at Prison

When another practitioner and I installed an NTD television dish for someone in January 2008, the Xinglong County police officers arrested us. They confiscated our minivan and all of our possessions. The Xinglong County Court sentenced me to prison for four years in December 2008, and I was sent to the Luquan City Women’s Prison in February 2009.

1. Mental Abuse

Brainwashing was very intense in this prison. Officials first forced some practitioners to give up their belief, and then used these people to transform others. Several people took turns watching me. They also deprived me of sleep for several days in order to “transform” me.

It was impossible to write appeal letters since the guards did not allow us to have any pens or paper. An inmate, who knew the facts about Falun Gong, once gave me a pen and some paper. But officer Han Xiuxin found out and took them from me before I could finish writing.

Guards also did not allow practitioners to stay together or to speak with each other. One time someone saw three practitioners sitting together and reported this to the officials. Suspecting that they had passed Falun Gong materials among them, guards conducted full-body searches on them. In the end, the guards found nothing.

2. Physical Torture

Division 10, where practitioners were detained, was the worst division in the prison. Both division manager Li Chunhua and assistant manager Han Xiuxin were very active in their abuse of practitioners. When major holidays arrived, Han often tortured the most determined practitioners one month in advance.

Before the 2009 National Day, Han tortured both Ms. Gao Chunlian and myself in September. She forced us to stand for a long period of time and slapped us in the face. When I tried to stop her from shocking Ms. Gao with an electric baton, she beat me and started to shock me instead. As a result, my lower back felt paralyzed, my nose was bleeding, and one of my teeth was knocked out. When I tried to report the mistreatment to the prison head, Division Manager Li Chunhua said to me, “It will not work. Nobody will listen to you.”

I went on a hunger strike in protest, so Han ordered inmates to take me to another place for force-feeding. They dragged me from the first floor to the third floor. More than 10 inmates held me down for force-feeding, and my mouth and nose were bleeding. I soon lost consciousness.


Torture re-enactment: Brutal force-feeding

The above is what I experienced during the persecution. There are many more cases like this in Chengde City, Hebei Province.

Benefits from Practicing Falun Gong

Ms. Han was laid off from work in 1997, and she had a difficult family life. When she visited her parents-in-law in early 1998, she learned about Falun Gong and began to practice it. Within one month, all her illnesses disappeared, which included heart disease, high blood pressure, tracheitis, stomach pains, and neck pain. Her husband and daughter also benefited from her practice, and their family became harmonious.

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Harvard University Graduate Faces Illegal Trial in Shanghai

April 22, 2014 | By a Minghui correspondent from Shanghai, China

(Minghui.org) Ms. Chen Ping, a Harvard University graduate, is facing an illegal trial for her belief in Falun Gong, after six months of detention. Her lawyer was given less than two weeks’ notice that her trial was scheduled for 2 p.m. on April 17, 2014.

Also on trial is Mr. Wang Chao who was followed and arrested by police after he visited Ms. Chen’s home.

Ms. Chen Ping and Mr. Wang Chao were illegally arrested in September 2013. The Xuhui District Procuratorate approved their arrests on November 1, 2013. The police submitted evidence to the procuratorate on December 18, after which the case was submitted to the Xuhui District Court on January 14, 2014.

Prior Arrest of Ms. Chen Ping

Ms. Chen Ping graduated with a master’s degree from Harvard University in 2002. Prior to her arrest, she worked as a medical adviser at a hospital in Ningbo City.

Ms. Chen Ping was reported to the police in July 2012 for talking to people about Falun Gong. She was arrested by officers from Changning Domestic Security Division and detained for 15 days. She was released after her family paid the authorities 50,000 yuan.

Prior Arrest of Mr. Wang Chao

Mr. Wang Chao is from Baoding, Hebei Province. He graduated from Helongjiang Bayi Agriculture University in 2007.

When Mr. Wang returned to his brother’s home in Hebei in May 2012, Shanghai police followed and arrested him. He was taken back to Shanghai and detained for 15 days.

Parties involved in the persecution: Xuhui District Police Department: +86-21-64869937 Xuhui District Procuratorate: +86-21-64384537, +86-21-64392000 Xuhui District Court: +86-21-64680966 Longhua Police Station: +86-21-64572962

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Mr. Wang Chao and Ms. Chen Ping Subject to Illegal Trial

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Macao: Falun Gong Practitioners Commemorate 15th Anniversary of April 25

April 21, 2014 | By a Falun Gong practitioner in Macao

(Minghui.org) As the anniversary of April 25 approaches, Falun Gong practitioners in Macao held activities on April 19 at the pedestrian zone near St. Dominic’s Church to commemorate the landmark event 15 years ago.

On April 25, 1999, over 10,000 practitioners demonstrated on Fuyou Street outside of the Zhongnanhai compound, asking that the law recognize their legal right to practice and that the practitioners detained by the Tianjn police department be released. The practitioners left peacefully after then-Chinese Premier Zhu Rongji met with their representatives, and agreed to release the Tianjin practitioners and assured the representatives that the government did not oppose Falun Gong.

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Chinese tourists listen carefully to Falun Gong practitioners explain the facts.

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Practitioners in Macao held activities to commemorate the 15th anniversary of April 25 at the pedestrian zone near St. Dominic’s Church on April 19, 2014.

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Taking souvenir photos

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Reading posters that clarify the facts about Falun Gong and the persecution

The tribute took place during a three-day public holiday, and the pedestrian zone was filled with tourists from all over the world, including mainland China. Starting at 1:45 p.m. practitioners erected banners that said: “Commemorating the 15 th Anniversary of the Peaceful April 25 Appeal,” “Stop Persecuting Falun Gong,” “Falun Dafa is Great,” and “Bring Jiang Zemin, Luo Gan, Zhou Yongkang, Liu Jing, Zeng Qinghong, Bo Xilai to Justice.”

The set-up and banners prompted many Chinese tourists to take pictures. Two young men from Dongguan City, Guangdong Province, said, “We cannot get information like this in the mainland.” After reading the poster about the April 25, 1999, peaceful appeal and learning the facts about the persecution, they quit the Communist Youth League and took software to circumvent the Internet censorship and get more information later.

A young girl from Zhuhai City, Guangdong Province, took many pictures of the posters. She said, “Macao is good – there is more freedom here.” She renounced her membership in the Youth League.

Over 200 Chinese tourists quit the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and its affiliated organizations during the afternoon. Many took truth-clarification materials.

Every year, practitioners all over the world hold different events to commemorate the anniversary of April 25th. They have peacefully resisted the violent persecution over the past 15 years, and the historical significance of the April 25th appeal, which first focused international attention on Falun Gong, continues to grow.

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Japan: The Art of Zhen Shan Ren – an Unforgettable Experience

April 16, 2014 | By a practitioner in Japan

(Minghui.org) The Art of Zhen Shan Ren International Exhibition was held in a public hall next to Shizuoka City Hall in Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan on March 8-13, 2014. Zhen Shan Ren translates as Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance, the main principles of Falun Gong.

The 36 artworks presented in the exhibition showcase the beauty of Falun Gong and also depicts the plight of practitioners amidst the ongoing persecution in China.


Visitors viewing the paintings

Of the many people who came to see the exhibition, some made special trips to see the show several days in a row to fully appreciate the message of the paintings.

Two paintings “My Son” and “An Orphan’s Sorrow,” in particular, touched people’s hearts.

The depictions of the grieving and hopeless eyes of a broken mother who just lost her beloved son as a result of the persecution, and the helpless gaze of a young girl whose parents were killed, clearly and effectively conveyed the brutal and shocking message of the crimes committed in the persecution. These two paintings brought tears to visitors’ eyes.

Many people found it unbelievable and hard to comprehend that the Chinese Communist Party persecutes and tortures such peaceful people.

An elderly man carefully viewed all the paintings and said that he had never heard about Falun Gong or the persecution that is happening in China. He said he felt fortunate to be able to come to see the exhibition and now understands the evil nature of the Chinese Communist Party.

“I thank the artists for using this realistic art form to vividly and exquisitely display the contrast between good and evil in the world.” He added, “These outstanding pieces cannot be measured by their artistic value alone; they have become the most unforgettable memory in my life.”

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Ten Falun Gong Practitioners in Weifang City, Shandong Province Illegally Arrested

(Minghui.org) On April 4, policemen from Xiazhuangzhen and Jiangzhuangzhen Police Stations and Gaomi City Domestic Security Division arrested ten Falun Gong practitioners, including two from Qingdao and eight from Gaomi City. The arrests were carried out under the direction of Weifang City Domestic Security Division. The arrested practitioners were:

• Zhang Menglei (张孟雷) from Qingdao
• Chen Guangxia (陈广霞) from Qingdao
• Qin Songfa (秦松发) from Gaomi, as well as well as the rest of the list
• Xu Xiuzhen (徐秀珍)
• Shan Yicheng (单亦成)
• Jing Xiuling (荆秀玲)
• Xu Li (徐丽)
• Du Qihai (杜启海)
• Liu Wenming (刘文明)
• Wang Zhili (王致利) The police had tapped into practitioners’ phone calls, and arrested them when practitioners from Qingdao brought Falun Gong materials to those in Gaomi City.
Shan Yicheng

On April 4, Shan Yicheng (also known as Shan Yucheng) was arrested when he was working at a construction site on Changfeng Street in Gaomi. At 5 pm, policemen ransacked his apartment, and took away his computer, television, DVD player, and satellite dish.

Shan Yicheng is now being held in the Maomi City Detention Center, leaving his wife and step son without a source of financial support.

Qin Songfa, Xu Xiuzhen, and Xu Li

On the afternoon of April 4, a dozen policemen broke into Qin Songfa’s house and arrested Qin, his wife Xu Xiuzhen, and his niece Xu Li. They also took away Qin’s mentally ill daughter, who does not practice Falun Gong.

Policemen ransacked Qin’s house, made a big mess, and took away more than ten Falun Gong books, two MP3 players, a radio, and two cell phones.

Later, policemen went to Xu Li’s house, broke doors and windows, and searched the house.

Mr. Qin’s daughter was released on April 5th. However, she was traumatized and her mental state has been unstable. Since Qin and his wife Xu are jailed, her sister, who has a four-month-old baby, has to travel dozens of miles each day to look after her.

Wang Zhili

Wang Zhili, a practitioner from Lixian Village, Jiangzhuangzhen Town, was arrested by policemen who were waiting for him at his house. The police officers pushed him to the ground and took his key to the house. They searched the house, and took away 9,250 yuan RMB in cash ($1487 US dollars).

Wang was disabled by an explosion at work ten years ago. His head and legs were badly injured. Practicing Falun Gong restored some muscular and nerve function. His parents passed away two years ago, so he lives alone. He is able to take care of himself now, although he still cannot talk or walk very well.

Wang Zhili was held in Jiangzhuangzhen Police Station for the evening, and released the following day.

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The CCP Version of “Burn It All, Kill Them All, Loot It All”

April 17, 2014 | By Cheng Yu

(Minghui.org) During the World War II, Japanese invaders implemented a policy of “burn it all, kill them all, loot it all” in China. The policy is well known to Chinese as San’guang (“three things completely gone”). The nationwide persecution of Falun Gong employed a similar mantra: “Ruin their reputations, bankrupt them financially, and destroy them physically.”

All kinds of torture were used on Falun Gong practitioners, attempting to force them to give up their belief. One of them was a different kind of San’guang : pulling out the beard, eyebrows, and eyelashes. Sometimes that also included pubic hair.

Dr. Shao Chengluo, an elderly Chinese medicine doctor from Liuting Street in Zhao Village in the Chengyang District of Qingdao City, Shandong Province, is well respected for his kindness and superb medical skills. For practicing Falun Gong, Dr. Shao was sentenced to seven years in prison. He was subjected to 150 kinds of torture in Shandong Prison.

Qi Dongxing, an inmate convicted of murder, ordered inmate Xue Aisheng to sit on Dr. Shao and ordered several others to pull out Dr. Shao’s hair. They ended up pulling out all of his whiskers, eyebrows, and eyelashes and a third of the hair on his head. One of them yelled, “The Chinese Communist Party also has a Sanguang policy! We are giving you a taste of it!”

Similar torture was carried out in other prisons, although it was given no particular label. For example, Mr. Liu Xifeng, a Falun Gong practitioner and middle school teacher in Shenzhen, was interrogated by police officers on April 10, 2002.

One officer slapped Mr. Liu in the face repeatedly, and then wrapped his head up with sticky tape, leaving only a little slit so that he could breathe. They ordered Mr. Liu to answer their questions. When he refused, they yanked off some of the tape, which pulled off Mr. Liu’s hair, eyebrows and whiskers by the roots. It was very painful. They repeatedly wrapped his head with sticky tape and tore it off.

Pulling someone’s hair out is not only a brutal physical torture, but also a form of humiliation.

In Shandong Prison, inmates pulled out Dr. Shao Chenluo’s whiskers and his pubic hair.

Mr. Tang Xuexian in Lanshan County, Hunan Province, has been arrested seven times and sentenced to five years in prison for practicing Falun Gong.

Peng Chunsheng and Wu Hongwei, both guards in Wangling Prison in You County, had Yuan Yang, a big inmate, drink a lot of alcohol and ordered him to torture Mr. Tang at night. Yuan assaulted Mr. Tang in bed and tortured him for two hours.

He got on top of Mr. Tang and leaned his elbow on his chest, making it painful and difficult for Mr. Tang to breathe. He pulled off Mr. Tang’s underwear, pressed his knees against Mr. Tang’s thighs, and pinched and pulled Tang’s penis. Then he pulled out all of Mr. Tang’s pubic hair and forced them into Mr. Tang’s mouth.

Mr. Yun Fuqi, a Falun Gong in Fangzheng County, Heilongjiang Province, was taken to the First Detention Center of Fangzheng County in May 2008. Inmates kicked Mr. Yun to the floor in front of the jailers. One of them pulled off Mr. Yun’s underwear. They pulled out his pubic hair and armpit hair, and forced him to swallow it.

Mr. Zhang Qingshu, a Falun Gong practitioner in Shiba Village, Hesheng Township, Chengdu, Sichuan Province, was held in Xinhua Forced Labor Camp in Mianyang. He was forced to sit straight and still with his hands on his knees for extended periods of time. Inmates pulled out his whiskers, armpit hair, and pubic hair, and stuck them on the the backs of his hands. They also pounded Mr. Zhang’s fingers with metal rods.

Female Falun Gong practitioners were also tortured like this. For example, Ms. Ren Ping from Langfang City, Hebei Province, was held in Kaiping Women’s Forced Labor Camp in Tangshan for 13 months. Guards Yan Hongli, Wang Yuhua, Jia Fengwei, and Liu Xiujuan broke into Ms. Ren’s cell and beat her until her nose bled. They pulled out a lot of her hair. Head guard Yan Hongli ordered other guards to strip Ms. Ren naked and ordered inmate Chen Yanru to pull out all of Ms. Ren’s pubic hair.

Chinese Tourists in Europe: Quitting the CCP First on Their “To-Do” Lists

April 15, 2014 | By a Falun Gong practitioner in Europe

(Minghui.org) “Are you able to help me quit the Chinese Communist Party (CCP)?” “Please help my entire family quit.” “Folks, come on over! We can quit the Party here!” Falun Gong practitioners who clarifying the truth at major attraction sites in Western Europe are hearing such remarks from tourists from China more frequently.

Some have expressed relief at quitting the CCP and its affiliated organizations: “Phew, this was the first item on my ‘to do’ list. Now I can relax and just go sightseeing!”

Chinese tourist traffic to Western Europe has been increasing since the end of 2010. As more and more of them understand the facts about Falun Gong, they are more likely to engage in discussions with practitioners. More are actively seeking practitioners’ help to quit the CCP.

Beijing Students: Now I Know the Truth about the Self-Immolation

The University of Cambridge, especially King’s College, attracts many tourists, including a large number of students. One day, Ms. Feng, a practitioner volunteer, met a group of students from Beijing.

After telling them about the brutal history of the CCP, Ms. Feng asked them if they would like to quit the CCP and its affiliated organizations. The students said, “It is true that we hate the CCP, but why did those Falun Gong practitioners burn themselves at Tiananmen Square?”

Ms. Feng acknowledged that it was a very good question and said, “If you look at the history of the CCP, you will know what the Party does to suppress individuals or groups that it does not like: overwhelming, defamatory propaganda. This happened to former CCP leader Liu Shaoqi during the Cultural Revolution. Similarly, when the CCP decided to crack down on Falun Gong, it made up lots of lies to justify the persecution. The staged Tiananmen Square Self-Immolation was one of them. Those people were not practitioners. You can view the movie False Fire and see the many discrepancies.”

The students were very thankful: “We are so happy to meet you here today. Now we know that the self-immolation was a lie.” They registered their names to quit the CCP.

Impressed by Western Practitioners

Frankfurt, Germany, has one of the busiest airports in Europe and hosts many trade fairs and events every year. Practitioners set up a table next to St. Paul’s Church to meet Chinese tourists out shopping and dining.

A number of German practitioners help at the site. They usually greet Chinese tourists in Chinese: “Germany welcomes you” or “Please take this Chinese newspaper. It is free!”

Chinese tourists are pleasantly surprised and excited to hear more. German practitioners usually ask them, “Have you quit the Party?” If they say “no,” practitioners will then ask in Chinese, “Why not?”

By the time a Chinese practitioner follows up and gives further facts, the Chinese tourists are much more open to quitting the CCP.

One tourist, an elderly gentleman, was at first unwilling to accept any informational materials. After observing the practitioners for a while, he came up and spoke to a Chinese practitioner: “I saw how the German practitioners were very sincere [when distributing materials and talking to people]. They must sincerely believe Falun Gong is good. That helps me understand why it is important to quit the CCP.” He then asked the practitioner to help him quit the CCP.

Five Stubborn College Students Change

Once there were five Chinese college student tourists. Considering themselves very knowledgeable, they did not listen to the volunteers, accept materials, or quit the CCP.

One practitioner asked them, “Did you know that one and a half million square kilometers of Chinese land was given away?” The students were surprised, “Really? When did this happen?” One of them said, “I read something like that before, but can’t remember the details.”

The practitioner then told them how Jiang Zimin, the former Chinese leader, gave away the land to other nations through numerous treaties. The students were very upset. One of them said, “No wonder so many people dislike Jiang—he has done so many bad deeds.”

From the persecution of Falun Gong to the harvesting of organs from living practitioners, the practitioner told them more things that they did not know. He said, “I know you are all clear thinkers, so consider this, if someone makes money by harvesting organs from living, innocent people, will heaven allow it?”

The students were convinced. They thanked the practitioner and quit the CCP and its affiliated organizations.

Tourists Share the Facts with Each Other

Once in Lucerne, Switzerland, as practitioners were giving brochures to Chinese tourists, one of the tourists waved them away. He said, “No, I do not believe what these brochures say.” Another tourist said to him, “If you don’t, you are hopeless. I often come overseas and have never found any incorrect information in them. It is the news media inside China that misleads and deceives people.” He then thanked the practitioners for their hard work.

The first tourist then accepted a brochure and began to read it.

Thank You for Telling Us This

One day practitioner Ms. Chen told two tourists about quitting the CCP. The younger one said he had stopped paying Youth League dues a long time ago. The elderly one said he had not paid his CCP membership dues for quite a while. According to policy, they said, they were no longer part of the CCP anymore.

The practitioner explained to them that everyone swore to devote his or her life to the CCP when he or she joined the Youth League or the Party That meant that simply not paying dues wouldn’t really nullify one’s association with it. Instead, one has to formally declare his or her desire to quit the CCP organizations.

The two tourists appreciated her explanation and said, “Thank you for telling us.” They said they knew the CCP was bad, but thought it had nothing to do with them. They now knew what to do.