采访/易如 编辑/周平 后制/萧宇
Falun Dafa spread all over the world, global anti-persecution
May 13 is World Falun Dafa Day, the same day
Falun Dafa was first introduced in the public.
It is also Falun Dafa founder Mr. Li Hongzhi’s birthday.
Falun Dafa practitioners held global events to show
their gratitude to Mr. Li Hongzhi’s teaching.
Many well-known politicians also sent their greetings.
In the Mainland China, “Celebrate World Falun Dafa Day”
banners can be seen in many places.
“Global Celebration of the 21st Anniversary of Falun Dafa’s
Introduction to the Public” posters were also on display. Let take a look.
Beginning in 2000, in order to give thanks to Mr. Li Hongzhi
imparting Falun Dafa to the public and
celebrating Mr. Li’s birthday, the Global Falun Dafa Association
designates May 13th as World Falun Dafa Day every year.
Master Li Hongzhi began teaching Falun Gong
in Changchun City on his birthday in 1992.
In the same year at the Oriental Health Expo in Beijing,
Mr. Li not only received awards and honors, but was also
highly recommended by the Expo’s General Counsel, who
said that, “Falun Gong will bring people health and a new mind.”
Sources said that over several years, every person in Beijing
had heard about Falun Gong.
An official survey shows that, by early 1999, there were
100 million people from different walks of life practicing Falun Gong.
According to publication house’s recording, at least
100 million people in China owned the book, Zhuan Falun.
Due to the number of people practicing Falun Gong
had reached 100 million, Jiang Zemin, former head
of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), was jealous that
this number exceeded CCP members.
Thus he ordered suppression of Falun Gong.
In July 20, 1999, Jiang launched the persecution
of Falun Gong practitioners.
In China, there was no freedom to practice Falun Gong
after the persecution began.
However, Falun Gong flourished
and spread to over 120 countries.
Falun Gong also received many proclamations and support
by the governments in the world.
In China, Falun Gong practitioners risk their life to expose
the truth of the CCP’s persecution.
Ms Xu, resident in Jinzhou City, Liaoning Province:
“I remember that banners were hung in front of the building where I lived.
I put up my thumb at that time.
It happens very often.
Once, when I lived in Beijing, I saw a very big banner
was hung over the road.”
Zhang Erping, Falun Gong spokesman: “You may notice that
now in China, many Falun Gong banners, flyers and posters have appeared.
Many people received Falun Gong materials
in their letterbox.
Recently, Argentine court resumed their lawsuit toward
Jiang Zemin and his allies.
The court has requested Interpol to issue arrest warrants.”
Mr. Zhu, resident in Ma’anshan City, Anhui Province:
“The international law was set and based on human value.
Jiang Zemin, his faction and Lu Gan are against humanity.
They should be sued.”
Zhang Erping said that Chinese people and the international
society supports Falun Gong.
They play the biggest role in the anti-persecution campaign
that Falun Gong practitioners launched.
Zhang Erping: “In China, over the past decade of persecution,
the CCP has used cruel methods to torture Falun Gong practitioners,
including stealing live organs, sending females
to Masanjia Labor Camp and to detention centers.
Different methods were used to torture them.
However, now the Chinese people dare to stand out
and speak the truth.
For example, in Hebei and Heilongjiang provinces,
people pressed their fingerprints to help Falun Gong practitioners seek justice.”
On World Falun Dafa Day every year, Falun Gong
practitioners worldwide, including in Mainland China,
posted poems and cards online to show their greetings
and appreciation to Master Li Hongzhi.
Some Chinese people and Falun Gong practitioners’ family
members also expressed their respects to Master Li.
Mr. Zhu: “Falun Dafa is really good! It can push forward
essence of Chinese traditional culture. I know about it.”
Mrs. Li, family member of Falun Gong practitioner
in Liaoning Province: “Now many people know the truth of Falun Gong
because Falun Gong practitioners are required to be good
persons following the principle of Truthfulness, Compassion and Tolerance.
The CCP brutally persecutes Falun Gong practitioners,
actually, good will be rewarded with good and evil with evil.”
We hope the CCP will stop the persecution of Falun Gong,
anyone who did evil deeds will be punished.”
Mr. Zhu advises CCP officials who followed Jiang’s
faction to persecute Falun Gong,
to stop persecuting Falun Gong and quit the CCP
in order to leave themselves a way out.