I am a Tuidang volunteer from Changchun, China, and I have interacted with Taiwan practitioners for 20 years. I am impressed by their dedication and wish that we could have an open cultivation environment like they do.
The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) banned Falun Dafa in 1999. We could no longer openly practice Falun Dafa in mainland China.
My school had a teaching exchange with Taiwan in early 2000. I was very excited and hoped to go there to meet a Taiwan practitioner in the education field with whom I had interacted before. This did not work out because I was not allowed to go due to my being a Falun Dafa practitioner.
When my colleagues returned from the trip, they showed me pictures of Taiwan practitioners doing Falun Dafa exercises. “Look! It’s all your practitioners. So many. It’s so different there. They have freedom there.”
A few years ago, I ran into a neighbor at a grocery market. She grabbed my arm and said excitedly, “I joined a tour to Taiwan. There were Falun Dafa practitioners at every sightseeing location. Big poster boards and big pictures showing practitioners being tortured or even having their organs harvested in China. It is terrible, just like what you have been saying.”
Shortly after the Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party was published, I received a phone call from a Taiwan practitioner, Ms. Hong Mei. She wanted to inform the people of Mainland China of the evil nature of the CCP.
I told her that I knew this already since I am a Dafa practitioner. I gave her a few numbers of my friends—one was a friend of my husband who was persecuted by the CCP during the Tiananmen Massacre and wanted revenge against the CCP. However, he didn’t want to quit the CCP although I had talked to him about it many times.
The next day I went to his office. When I opened the door, he greeted me with a smile and said, “Ms. Hong Mei from Taiwan called me yesterday. We talked for over 30 minutes and I quit the CCP.” I admire Hong Mei’s wisdom that she could convince him in half an hour.