Outstanding College Student Forced To Change School 12 Times
In the last episode, we introduced the unfortunate childhood
of young college student, Luxin.
Born into a family of senior intellectuals, she was forced
to separate from her parents multiple times
when the persecution against Falungong
began in 1999 by the Chinese authorities.
When she was eight, she personally witnessed her mother being
piggy backed out of prison, ruined and maimed by torture.
This scene left a gaping trauma in her tender heart.
What is Luxin’s subsequent fate?
Why did she have to change schools a dozen times?
Did she eventually make it in her studies?
Let us find out.
To avoid the incessant and never ending persecution
by the authorities, Luxin’s family of three left Zhuhai
and became homeless.
But even such vagrant days did not last long.
In May 2005, Luxin’s parents were captured once again by the
authorities for manufacturing materials detailing
the truth of Falun Gong.
The persecution that came this time was even more severe.
Her parents were sentenced to 8 years, the father was
imprisoned in Meizhou prison while the mother was sent
to Guangzhou female prison.
Her Mother was persecuted till her entire body was disabled.
Luxin’s mother: Before my sentence, I was kept illegally
at the detention centre.
In this period, I maintained a hunger strike for 81 days.
This caused a full body atrophy of muscles
and I became paralysed.
The authorities sentenced me to 8 years of prison even when
I was in such a state.
I remained paralysed in the detention centre for 8 months.
I did not undergo any medical treatment.
If it were a normal person, he might well
be permanently handicapped.
But the support of my faith in “Truthfulness, Compassion
and Forbearance" saw me through from a person who could not
turn her body to a person who began to learn to walk like
a 1 year-old infant.
I miraculously recovered to full health in the end.
The other prisoners who witnessed my transformation
were in shock and disbelief.
Repetitive kidnappings of her parents and long-term
displacement caused great damage
to Luxin’s young and tender heart.
It also severely impacted her studies.
Since primary school, Luxin frequently moved from school to
school following changes to her legal guardians.
This also made Luxin suffer the pain of leaving her friends
time and time again.
Luxin: As I had to frequently change my residence, I had
no choice but to transfer school time and time again.
I had studied in four schools just for my
primary school education alone.
From Zhuhai to Beijing, then to Guangzhou
and finally to Huizhou.
This was very painful for me.
Because no matter which school I go to, I had
to start from zero.
The teachers, classmates and friends that I was familiar with
turned to strangers.
I had to adapt and familiarize myself
with the new environment.
But the moment I made new friends and began to feel
comfortable with this environment, I had to leave again.
Every transfer was very stressful,
especially when I am an introvert.
When Luxin was in primary school at six, her grandmother,
who was taking care of her, suffered a cerebral thrombosis
attack and became paralysed in bed.
She could no longer be Luxin’s guardian.
However, the CCP authorities did not show any grace
on account of Luxin’s lack of caretaker.
They refused to release her parents earlier and instead,
decided to send her to an orphanage.
Fortunately, her teacher at the school took pity on Luxin
and allowed Luxin to temporarily stay at her home.
Only then could Luxin smoothly complete
the last year of her primary school education.
Luxin’s middle and high school experiences
were broadly similar.
She had to constantly change school.
From middle to high school, she had to change up to 6 times.
But remarkably, her academic results did not suffer.
Luxin: The other effect of having to constantly change school
is that I had to adjust to the different content, speed
and requirements of curriculums in different regions.
This made studying more difficult.
But it is incredible that I was able to maintain top grades
despite not having tuition and not asking the teachers
too many questions.
After the college entrance examination, I successfully
enrolled in Tianjin Foreign Studies University.
I know that it is the cultivation of Falun Gong that
unlocked my intelligence.
It made my mind keen and improved my memory.
In June 2011, Luxin overcame the legions of obstacles
and persisted to the end of her high school exam.
She successfully received the admission letter from
Tianjin Foreign Studies University.
This was a miracle to a student who had to switch school
a dozen times.
But even then, the girl who created a miracle
could not finish her dream school.
As the Chinese authorities adopted a policy of
“economic truncation" against Falungong practitioners,
Luxin’s family’s savings have long been exhausted in the
persecution that has lasted for more than a decade.
Luxin’s father, Lu Pinyi: My wife and I specialized in
We originally had very good and stable jobs.
But not only did Zhuhai police force the termination of our
original employment, they also forced us to stay at home and
ordered us not to leave Zhuhai city for any reason.
Therefore, our family had no income for a very long time.
We could not support our daughter’s 20,000 yuan (US$ 3265)
annual tuition fees and her living expenses at all.
In the end, our daughter had no choice but to quit school
and to abandon her precious studies.
At present, Luxin’s family of three are living in exile
in a foreign country.
Her parents look forward to the day when they can arrive
in a free country and fulfil their daughters college dream.
There will not be persecution there, and there will no longer
be pain from separation and transfers!
Interview & Edit/Zhang Tianyu Post-Production/ShuCan