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Revisit Tian'anmen Self-burning Participants and Their Relatives

2007-10-25 Source:Xinhuanet


On January 19, 2005, the reporters revisited the participants who burned themselves on January 23, 2001 on Tian'anmen Square. Wang Jiandong was a Falun Gong practitioner who participated in the collective burning incident. The reporters revisited his wife-He Haihua (left), his daughter Wang Juan (right) and his grandson.

Four years ago, on the day of January 23 when it was New Year's Eve of the traditional Chinese calendar, under the Master's request of "Giving Up Life" and "Going Towards The Last Consummation", Wang Jindong and six other Falun Gong addicts burned themselves on Tian'anmen Square, which was a shocking tragedy all over the world. As a result, two of them died and three of them were badly burned. An interviewing group consisted of journalists from Xinhua News Agency, People's Daily, CRI, China News, Hong Kong Wenweipo, Associated Press and CNN went to visit the participants and their relatives at their home in Henan Province, China.

A badly burned face turned to the reporters silently. "This is what Li Hongzhi gave me and I'm not likely to mention him ever!" Said Hao Huijun who was not only addicted to practicing Falun Gong four years ago and followed consummation said by Li Hongzhi, but also made the tragedy of burning herself on Tian'anmen Square.

After visiting Wang Jingdong, Liu Yunfang and Xue Hongjun in the Zhengzhou Prison, Henan Province on January 18, an interviewing group consisted of journalists from Xinhua News Agency, People's Daily, CRI, China News、Hong Kong Wenweipo、Associated Press and CNN went to Kaifeng City of Henan Province to visit Hao Huijun and Chen Guo who burned themselves in the incident  and visit Wang Jindong's wife and daughter in the next day.

Facing the reportets, Hao Huijun choked with sobs and said: "My daughter and I have broken away from Li Hongzhi and Falun Gong completely." Hao Huijun told reporters that the government had dispatched special nurse to take care of herself and her daughter in their daily life. She also mentioned her plan to write a book. The reporters found two notes full of words on Chen Guo's computer desk, which were written by Chen Guo with her disabled hands.

"The little boy named Yilin," said He Haihua who is Wang Jindong's wife and is kissing her 10-month grandson. "Thanks to the Communist Party and the government, we have got rid of the control by Falun Gong. And now, we could enjoy our lives at large."

The mother and her daughter smiled and saw the little Yilin applauding the guests. He Haihua told the reporters that Wang Jiandong wrote to them, "When I come out of prison, I will lead the family to make a good work. After making fortune, I will take you all out to have a tour."

Wang Juan,Wang Jindong's daughter,  who was once a Falun Gong addict told the reporters, "I considered Li Hongzhi as God in the past. Nowadays, I realize that what he said is to deceive people."

When interviewed, what they said most was "thanks" and what they mostly cared was the future lives.

Wang Juan`s remarks have left us a deep impression, "Thanks to the government, for it helps us get rid of Falun Gong, and also makes us live a common life."

The reporters obtained that, another Falun Gong practitioner who participated the burning incident had no longer practiced Falun Gong. Her neighbors told us that they often saw her go to market to buy vegetables, she lived a peaceful life at home.

Four years ago, Li Hongzhi's evil hands pushed them to the edge of the hell. Four years later, the reporters have seen  they are recovering their human nature, family love and warmness.

(Xinhua, January 19, 2005)