What Messages Do Falun Gong Practitioners Wish to Send to Hu Jintao

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[Editor's note: Hu Jintao has gone back to China. The Chinese original of this article was posted when he was still in North America.]

Hu Jintao is visiting North America for the first time since he became the head of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). Wherever he appears, people can see, on site or through the media, a group of Falun Gong practitioners dressed in yellow and holding banners in their hands. They are delivering a message of protest in a unique and peaceful manner. What message do the Falun Gong practitioners wish to deliver to Hu Jintao, and what do they really want?

The answer is very simple. In terms of Hu's visit, Falun Gong practitioners have prepared three major banners: "Bring Jiang Zemin, Luo Gan, Liu Jin and Zhou Yongkang to Justice!"; "Severely Punish the Vicious Police and Evildoers Who Persecute Falun Gong,"; and, "Hu Jintao: The Time Heaven and the People Have Given You Is Limited." As one can see, as always, Falun Gong practitioners do not have any political pursuits; they only ask for justice and the punishment of the evildoers who persecute Falun Gong. As for Hu Jintao himself, Falun Gong practitioners continue to attempt to persuade him to do good things, hoping that he will cherish being at the apex of political power at this time and seize the opportunity to uphold justice.

Some Chinese people do not believe that the Falun Gong practitioners' requests are so simple and straightforward. They think there has to be some sort of political factors behind it. The reason they think this way is mainly because they don't know how brutal the persecution of Falun Gong in China has been. Actually, anyone who has lived in mainland China and experienced the CCP's numerous movements, big or small, has some knowledge of the CCP's atrocities. Chinese people have been persecuted by the CCP again and again. However, because the CCP followed a closed-door policy, people around the world knew little about these persecutions. Many of the CCP's dark secrets have been exposed by the victims only recently, after the CCP opened up China to do business with foreigners for the purpose of its own survival. These stories are just too numerous to mention and almost too terrible to believe.

The kind-hearted Chinese people have always hoped that the CCP would give up its wicked ways and reform itself, time and again. They hope that the CCP will gradually lead China to democracy in the global trend of democratisation. However, in the past six years, the CCP has continued to throw millions of Falun Gong practitioners into brainwashing classes, detention centres, labour camps, jails and even mental hospitals. It continues to persecute these innocent Chinese people with the most ruthless means and uses all the propaganda machinery of the state to slander Falun Gong and to cover up its atrocities. That's why many people do not understand the appeals of Falun Gong practitioners. If people knew the truth about what Falun Gong practitioners have endured, we believe no one would ever doubt their motives. In addition, people would reconsider this issue: Could they trust China's future to the CCP, even as the CCP continues to murder innocent Chinese citizens to maintain its rule?

Because of the Chinese Communist Party's continuous propaganda and 56 years of despotic brainwashing of the Chinese people, even overseas, many Chinese people's minds have been implanted with a lot of hostility and misunderstanding towards Falun Gong. For Hu's visit this time, Falun Gong practitioners Liang Biao and Zeng Xiaonan requested the release of their mothers: Huo Xiuchao, 69 years old, who has been sentenced to 4 years in prison, and Huang Xin, 51 years old, who has been sentenced to 8 years just for practising Falun Gong. For many Falun Gong practitioners such as Zhang Kunlun, He Lizhi, and Lin Shenli, who have already been rescued to Canada, they hope the persecution they went through in prison can be investigated and reported responsibly by the media. This is not only something that relates to Falun Gong practitioners, but also it relates to the Chinese community's harmony and the people's understanding of the CCP and China's future. It is especially related to the question of whether the overseas Chinese community can truly uphold its morality and justice while under pressure from the CCP.

Hu Jintao has arrived. The reason that Falun Gong practitioners call out to Hu Jintao in public is to help him make his choice based on his conscience as a human being. It is for himself as well as for the future of China. It is just as the old saying goes: Any thought in a human's mind will be known by the universe. If karmic retribution for good or evil were not equally accorded, the heavenly law would be unfair.

The law of the universe is eternal and fair. Hu Jintao, walk well on your path.

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