Dark Secrets Behind Flashy Merchandise (Part 1) – Slave Labor Products by Sichuan Province Women’s Prison

September 13, 2013 | By a Falun Gong practitioner in Sichuan Province, China

(Minghui.org) Colorful butterflies; cute beetles; adorable puppies and kittens; eye-pleasing apples, bananas, and grapes; and cartoon images decorate beaded handbags and backpacks for teenage girls and ladies. But how many people know the sad story behind these beautiful products?

For practicing Falun Gong, the communist regime sentenced me to Sichuan Province Women’s Prison in Yangmahe Town, Jianyang City. The above images are copies of designs we used to make beaded bags in prison. I secretly traced the patterns on carbon paper while making the products. According to a technician sent by a manufacturer to assist production and quality inspection, these bags were for export only.

No one knows for sure what percentage of the made-in-China merchandise is produced by slave laborers in prisons. While incarcerated, I worked on a number of jobs: inserting real hair into a rubber scalp; making shoe heels; making paper boxes for moon cakes, and making envelopes. We were forced to work extended hours for days without a break. One inmate was so tired that she pierced her finger with the sewing machine needle. These jobs usually had a deadline, so we were forced to work day and night. Those who were old or weak were ordered to do simple jobs such as knitting, making embroidered insoles, and making fireworks.

After my earlier arrest at the end of 1999 in Chengdu City, I was sent to Ningxia Street Detention Center. I shared a cell with about 40 people and it was so packed that we could only sleep on our sides like sardines. People had to sleep next to the toilet and under the bed. The place was filthy and humid. Even in such a dirty place, we were forced to make dry tofu bundles with toothpicks and sausages for hot pot. We made candies, assembled medical syringes, and made plastic bags for chemical fertilizer.

We worked long hours. The plastic bags were very dirty and smelled awful. The workplace was dusty and the chemical dust made it hard to breathe and caused rashes on the skin.

(To be continued)

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Citizens Publicly Speak Out Against the CCP at Recent Court Hearings Implicating Falun Gong Practitioners

October 11, 2012 | By a Minghui correspondent from Hebei Province, China

 

(Minghui.org) Illegal trials of Falun Gong practitioners were held on at least three recent occasions at the Eighth Court of Tangshan City, Fengrun District Court. Members of the public in and around the courthouse expressed their exasperation with the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and its persecution of Falun Gong.

Mr. Yang Guoguang was tried on August 6, 2012. Dozens of people, including more than 20 of Mr. Yang’s family members, lined up that morning to get passes to observe the court proceedings. A gentleman passing by who learned that this was a trial of a Falun Gong practitioner, repeatedly told the three police officers guarding the door, “The Chinese Communist Party is finished!”

Yang’s father approached his son to speak with him during the court recess but the police blocked him. Yang’s family members then shouted loudly, “Yang Guoguang, we know you are a good person.” Two people who witnessed this were told how Yang was abducted from his home, and that his father was not allowed to see him. Disgusted, the two shouted out from the court entrance that the CCP is unreasonable and bullies everyday people.

Mr. Li Yushu was tried a few weeks later, on the morning of August 28, 2012. Mr. Li’s family members sat on the curb outside the courtroom after the proceedings and an elderly gentleman asked them what was going on. They told him that the court was about to sentence Mr. Li and that the family was so upset that one of them had a heart attack. The gentleman told them, “Your family is innocent of what it has been charged with, but the court is biased toward the rich. Poor people like us have no power to appeal these days. The CCP is overbearing and unreasonable. They do not follow the law. It’s hard for everyday people to live a good life. We should all be strong like Falun Gong practitioners.”

In a third incident, the charges against Mr. Gu Youwen were heard at Fengrun District Court on September 11, 2012. Mr. Gu loudly cried, “Falun Dafa is good” as he was led from the police car into the building.

On the way back to the police car after the trial, he again called out, “Falun Dafa is good.” Dozens of bystanders who witnessed the event repeated Mr. Gu’s cries, loudly calling out, “Falun Dafa is good.”

Police were on hand to videotape both Mr. Gu and the assembled crowd calling out “Falun Dafa is good.” Various officials, including Deputy Director Qian Limin and others from the Fengrun District 610 Office, saw it as they hid in their cars at the court gate. All the while, plainclothes police officers patrolled the area.

Falun Dafa Practitioners in the Military, Police and Judicial System in China Respectfully Wish Master a Happy Mid-Autumn Festival (Images)

(Minghui.orgFalun Dafa practitioners are from all walks of life, including the government, military, police system, judicial system. In the beautiful Mid-Autumn Festival, practitioners from the Military and Judicial Systems as well as different government agencies respectfully wish compassionate Master a Happy Mid-Autumn Festival.

Families of Military Authorities in Nanjing Military Region, Jiangsu Province, Respectfully Wish Revered Master a Happy Mid-Autumn Festival! 

How are you, Master? Your disciples miss you! We have been under Master’s benevolent protection and care for a dozen years. Every time when we have attachments and cannot let go of them, Master always gives us a hint with compassion so that we can eliminate our human attachments and do a better job in saving sentient beings. We have been steadfastly walking the path arranged by Master. Only by cultivating ourselves solidly, saving more sentient beings, doing the Three Things well, and fulfilling our prehistoric vows are we able to live up to Master’s salvation. Heshi!Practitioners in the Judicial System in the Central Region of Shandong Province, Respectfully Wish Master a Happy Mid-Autumn Festival!

On the path of returning to our original, true self, we have been taken care of by compassionate Master who gives us every opportunity to improve ourselves at different levels. Master also gives us everything so that we can enter the timeless future. What we disciples can do is to cultivate ourselves well and study the Fa diligently as well as save sentient beings, fulfill our prehistoric vows and take on the responsibility of Dafa disciples. Only in this way can we live up to Master’s salvation. Heshi!Practitioners Serving in the Military, Respectfully Wish Master a Happy Mid-Autumn Festival!

Practitioners from the Military Retirement Agency in Changzhi, Shanxi Province, Respectfully Wish Master a Happy Mid-Autumn Festival!

Demobilized Military Practitioners in Shandong Province, Respectfully Wish Master a Happy Mid-Autumn Festival!

Practitioners from the Police and Fire Department in Shandong Province, Respectfully Wish Master a Happy Mid-Autumn Festival!

Practitioners from the Security Departments of Different Companies in Shandong Province, Respectfully Wish Master a Happy Mid-Autumn Festival! 

How are you, Master! With the progress of Fa-rectification, more and more people see the fact that the wicked Party is going to disintegrate and they choose to quit the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and its affiliated organizations. People are starting to look for the truth by their own. Sentient beings who have been saved are full of appreciation to Master. They all ask your disciples to say hello to Master and wish Master a Happy Mid-Autumn Festival!All Practitioners in the Military in Shaanxi Province, Respectfully Wish Master a Happy Mid-Autumn Festival!

All Practitioners from the Defense Industry in Datong, Shanxi Province, Respectfully Wish Master a Happy Mid-Autumn Festival!

A Family of Practitioners Working in the Defense Industry in Datong, Shanxi Province, Respectfully Wishes Master a Happy Mid-Autumn Festival!

A Fa-Study Group in the Chongqing Military Region Respectfully Wishes Master a Happy Mid-Autumn Festival!

Practitioners in the Duchang County Government in Jiujiang City, Jiangxi Province, Respectfully Wish Master a Happy Mid-Autumn Festival!

During the thirteen-plus years of persecution, we live under the system of the wicked Party. However, we still firmly cultivate in Dafa even though we are facing the strong temptation of fame and profit. That is not easy. Although we have not done very well, we will definitely continue doing the Three Things well in the final stage so that we can live up to Master’s expectations and sentient beings’ hope.Practitioners from the Zibo Government in Shandong Province, Respectfully Wish Master a Happy Mid-Autumn Festival!

Practitioners in the Shandong Police System, Respectfully Wish Master a Happy Mid-Autumn Festival!

Practitioners from Guangrao, Shandong Province, Respectfully Wish Master a Happy Mid-Autumn Festival!

Practitioners in the Railway Security System, Respectfully Wish Master a Happy Mid-Autumn Festival!

All Practitioners from the Political and Judicial System in Nanjing, Jiangsu Province, Respectfully Wish the Most Compassionate Master a Happy Mid-Autumn Festival!

Practitioners from the Judicial System in Sichuan Province, Respectfully Wish the Most Compassionate Master a Happy Mid-Autumn Festival!

Practitioners from An Army Group in the Nanjing Military Region, Jiangsu Province, Respectfully Wish the Most Compassionate Master a Happy Mid-Autumn Festival!

Practitioners from the Judicial System Respectfully Wish the Most Compassionate Master a Happy Mid-Autumn Festival!

Practitioners from the Nanjing Military Region in Jiangsu Province, Respectfully Wish the Most Compassionate Master a Happy Mid-Autumn Festival!
Master, your disciples miss you! We have no way to repay Master’s compassionate protection other than to be more diligent in our cultivation in Dafa and tell people the facts of Dafa with righteous thoughts and actions, as well as eliminate the evil factors and help Master rectify the Fa. We will also help more people learn about the truth of the wicked Party and quit the CCP and its affiliated organizations and stop the persecution. We hope that Master can come back earlier. We disciples will do the Three things well and fulfill our prehistoric vows without any regrets, and return home with Master. Please be at ease, we will do well, Master! Heshi!

All Practitioners Who Are Judges in Mainland China Respectfully Wish the Most Compassionate Master a Happy Mid-Autumn Festival!
Great compassionate Master, how are you? You have been worrying too much for sentient beings. We cannot use any words to describe our appreciation to Master. We will definitely do the Three Things well, and cultivate ourselves according to Dafa and save more sentient beings. We will live up to Master’s salvation! Thank you, Master!

Practitioners Who Are Judges in Mainland China Respectfully Wish the Most Compassionate Master a Happy Mid-Autumn Festival!

A Senior Practitioner and a Young Practitioner from the General Staff Employee Apartment in Beijing, Respectfully Wish the Most Compassionate Master a Happy Mid-Autumn Festival!

Practitioners in the Police System in Mainland China and Their Families, Respectfully Wish the Most Compassionate Master a Happy Mid-Autumn Festival! 
We will remember Master’s words and do the Three Things well with our wisdom in our special position. We will save more sentient beings and return home with Master!

Practitioners from a Fa-study Group in Longkou, Yantan, Shandong Province, Respectfully Wish the Most Compassionate Master a Happy Mid-Autumn Festival!

Practitioners from the Air Force Employee Apartment and Regions Nearby, Respectfully Wish the Most Compassionate Master a Happy Mid-Autumn Festival!
With Master’s protection, we have been making it through the thirteen-plus years of persecution peacefully. We will continue to study the Fa well and diligently do the Three Things so that we can fulfill our vows and return home with Master.
Heshi!

A Practitioner from Pingyuan, Shandong Province Respectfully Wishes the Most Compassionate Master a Happy Mid-Autumn Festival on Behalf of His Relative Who Knows the Facts of Dafa!
I have a relative who works in the police department. He knows about the fact of Dafa and agreed to quit the CCP and its affiliated organizations. He often recites “Falun Dafa is good” and asks me to thank Master on his behalf for his salvation.

All Demobilized Military Practitioners in Mainland China Respectfully Wish the Most Compassionate Master a Happy Mid-Autumn Festival!

Practitioners from Agricultural Agencies in State-level Governments Respectfully Wish the Most Compassionate Master a Happy Mid-Autumn Festival!

All Practitioners from the Police and Judicial Systems in Shaanxi Province, Respectfully Wish the Most Compassionate Master a Happy Mid-Autumn Festival!

Practitioners from China’s Transportation and Construction Company Respectfully Wish the Most Compassionate Master a Happy Mid-Autumn Festival! Falun Dafa is good!

All Practitioners Working in the Police System, Respectfully Wish the Most Compassionate Master a Happy Mid-Autumn Festival!

Practitioners Working in the Governments in Mainland China, Respectfully Wish the Most Compassionate Master a Happy Mid-Autumn Festival!

Demobilized Air Force Practitioners Respectfully Wish the Most Compassionate Master a Happy Mid-Autumn Festival!

Practitioners from the Political and Legal System in Changde, Hunan Province, Respectfully Wish the Most Compassionate Master a Happy Mid-Autumn Festival!

Practitioners in the Police System in Fushun, Liaoning Province Appreciate Master’s Salvation!
The Mid-Autumn Festival is approaching again. As a disciple, I deeply feel compassionate Master’s salvation. In each of two tribulations, I felt Master’s protection. Master has taken my life back from the old forces. I have nothing with which to repay Master other than to do the Three Things well and walk my path diligently in the future.

Singapore: Rally Held to Protest Zhou Yongkang’s Visit (Photos)

September 19, 2012
(Minghui.org) On September 15, Falun Gong practitioners in Singapore held a rally in Fanglin Park, protesting Zhou Yongkang’s visit. Zhou is the Secretary of the Central Political and Legislative Affairs Committee (PLAC) of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), and one of the main culprits behind the persecution of Falun Gong.

新加坡法轮佛学会会长黄威强博士在集会上发言

Dr. Huang Weiqiang, chair of the Falun Dafa Association in Singapore, gives a speech at the rally

新加坡法轮功学员在芳林公园举行集会活动,抗议迫害元凶周永康

The rally

Practitioners demonstrated the exercises and displayed banners that said “Disintegrate the CCP and Stop the Persecution,” “Bring the Perpetrators [of the Persecution] to Justice,” and “Falun Dafa Is Good.”

Dr. Huang Weiqiang, the chair of the Falun Dafa Association in Singapore, gave a speech at the rally. Dr. Huang said: “According to the report by the World Organization to Investigate the Persecution of Falun Gong (WOIPFG), Zhou Yongkang has been actively involved in the persecution of Falun Gong since 1999, and has played a major role in it. In April 2012, WOIPFG published a record of a phone conversation, which indicated that Zhou Yongkang has played a behind-the-scenes role in organ harvesting from living Falun Gong practitioners.” Dr. Huang called upon the Singapore government to recognize the evil nature of the CCP and help to protect justice.

Mr. Li, a local practitioner who attended the event, said: “Zhou’s hands are stained with Falun Gong practitioners’ blood, so he is not welcome in Singapore. We cannot allow him to pollute this land. Zhou will be brought to justice.” Vic, another local practitioner, said: “More and more people in the world have seen the CCP’s true colors, and more and more Chinese have quit the party. We hope the governments around the world will also make the right choice.”

Many tourists and local citizens stopped to watch the rally. In the same park, there was an event celebrating the Mid-Autumn Festival. Many Chinese tourists and students were at the event. They were surprised to see the Falun Gong event. Many of them took pictures and listened to the speeches at the rally.

 

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http://en.minghui.org/html/articles/2012/9/19/135491.html