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From Ridicule to Respect: A Change in Chinese Tourists in Paris, France

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Zhou Wenying  |  Minghui.org

Posters and banners near Eiffel Tower, Paris (minghui)
Posters and banners near Eiffel Tower, Paris (minghui)

Ms. Jun, a Tuidang volunteer living in Paris, comes across many tourists from China each day. Many of them, after talking to her, understand what the persecution of Falun Gong practitioners in China is about and thank her for her efforts. Occasionally, some who had been misled by the Chinese regime’s propaganda against Falun Gong would verbally abuse her. Ms. Jun would remain calm and polite, and her friendly gestures soften their attitude. They eventually listened to her and treated her with respect.

From Insults and Ridicule to Praise

One day, Ms. Jun tried to talk to a group of Chinese tourists. They refused to listen, ridiculed her, and got on the bus. Before they left, Ms. Jun waved goodbye and said, “Stay safe” and wishes them good fortune. 

The same group came back to the Eiffel Tower the next day, and Ms. Jun didn’t hesitate to talk to them about Falun Gong again. One of them said to her, “You still want to talk to us? We made fun of you yesterday. Aren’t you upset?” She replied, “No, we practice ‘Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance.’ I just wanted to let you know about the practitioners in China who are being persecuted.”

The tourist told her that they didn’t think that she would be there because of what they did to her the day before. “When you told us to stay safe and wished us good fortune after we got on the bus, we felt bad. We thought you, a Falun Gong practitioner, were quite awesome because you weren’t angered by our words.”

Six of them listened to Ms. Jun and quit the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and its youth organizations, to show their disapproval of the regime’s decision to persecute Falun Gong.

Chinese Tourist Defends Falun Gong

Another time, Ms. Jun tried to talk to a group of tourists about quitting the Chinese Communist Party, in light of the crimes committed by the regime.

One of them disputed, “We believe in the CCP. Why should we quit?” Ms. Jun explained to them that over 80 million Chinese people died unnatural deaths after the CCP took power in 1949. “You don’t want to be part of the CCP and devote your life to it as you swore you would when you joined the Party,” she replied.

When Ms. Jun talked about the “self-immolation” hoax on Tiananmen Square” in 2001, a Chinese tourist interrupted her. “Please let me speak for you,” the woman said. “As I repeatedly watched that so-called news in 2001, I suspected that it was staged by the CCP.”

She said she was a firefighter and that “a fire blanket is so heavy that it couldn’t have been thrown easily in the air before it landed on the person on fire. Also, the person couldn’t have stayed sitting up if that heavy blanket landed on him. It would push him down. Thirdly, the blanket seemed to appear right after the person was done shouting. The perfect timing just made it seem rehearsed. I couldn’t convince myself that things just happened that way. The CCP staged it to frame Falun Gong.”

At that moment, other tourists told Ms. Jun that they were convinced. About 20 of them quit the CCP and its youth organizations.

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