Dalian Business Elite Persecuted for His Belief (Part 1)
Zhang Huidong, who graduated from Dalian Maritime
University, is an outstanding enterprise management personnel.
He has served as a personnel officer and treasurer in Dalian Heavy
Industry Group, as well as the deputy general manager
of one property group.
In mainland China, he never gave up his belief of ‘Truthfulness,
therefore, he was persecuted to the point of a lifelong disability
and loss of family during the 15 years of CCP’s
persecution against Falun Gong.
In June 2014, he fled from mainland China after many
twists and turns, coming to the US,
where he told his story.
During the summer season in the capital of US, Washington,
Falun Gong practitioners are telling the truth of CCP’s
persecution against Falun Gong,
to the coming and going visitors in front of the National
Air and Space Museum.
Among these practitioners, there’s one young Falun Gong practitioner
who came from mainland China, his name is Zhang Huidong.
He has been practicing Falun Gong for 16 years now.
Dalian Falun Gong practitioner, Zhang Huidong: “I began my
cultivation of Falun Dafa in May 1998 due to my
mother Chen Lihua’s introduction.
I had a surgery in 1997, and I became immunocompromised
after that surgery.
All epidemics, such as pinkeye and flu, I would suffer
After I began practicing in May 1998, my bodily condition
changed immediately after just one month."
In addition to benefits on the body, the principals of Falun Dafa
allowed Zhang to become bearish about fame and wealth,
and more dedicated and hardworking in his job.
Zhang Huidong:" In 2000, during the persecution, my superior
at the time, told me that it’s all about the fact I practice Falun Gong.
If I do not practice Falun Gong, I would be the outstanding employee
of my working unit for the year. He gave me this conclusion.
This shows my own physical and mental changes had also benefited
my working unit and people around me a great deal."
On July 20, 1999, former CCP leader Jiang Zemin launched the
illegal persecution against Falun Gong.
On that day, some Dalian Falun Gong practitioners went to the
municipal government to have a peaceful petition,
but were arrested by the authorities.
On the next day, practitioners continued the petition
to the municipal government.
Zhang Huidong: “We were petitioning for the illegal arrest of
Falun Gong practitioners.
At this time, they suddenly started to assault Falun
They targeted the young and during the peaceful protest, were
pulled out from the group.
They used violence on me in broad daylight, hitting
me with a stick.
My clothes were badly torn during the assault. I even witnessed
an elderly gentleman, assaulted and beaten to the ground."
In July 2000, Zhang Huidong was illegally abducted and detained
in the brainwashing centre in an addiction treatment centre of
Dalian Municipal Judicial Bureau,.
Here he suffered numerous forms of torture. After he was released, his working unit, Dalian Heavy Industry Group,
assigned special personnel to monitor and report on his
whereabouts under the commands of 610 Office.”
Zhang Huidong:" On the afternoon of Feb. 21, 2001,
I was at work. All of sudden, three policemen entered
my office around 3 p.m, asking whether I am Zhang Huidong.
I told them that I am, and they directly handcuffed me and took me away.
I was really shockd and wondered what was wrong.
They took me to the police station. After we arrived
at Heshijiao police station,
I was taken to a room, and a policeman named Bai Tao immediately
started to beat me with punches and kicks without saying anything.
After the assault, he asked met where my laptop was,
who I usually contact,
what do I report and what articles I’d sent to Minghui.
I did not say anything, and he beat me again. Then another policeman
came in and beat me also.
After the assault, I was locked up in the room.
Later I learned that many other Falun Gong practitioners were also being
arrested and locked up in other rooms on that day."
At midnight (same day), Zhang Huidong escaped from Heishijiao
police station while the police slept. He was forced
displacement since then.
During that period, he continued to make materials to tell the truth
of Falun Gong being persecuted to the general public.