New Zealand: The Chinese Cultural Freedom Movement Presents Falun Gong with the “2007 Special Spiritual Faith Award” (Photos)

The Chinese Cultural Freedom Movement held its “2007 Special Spiritual Faith
Award” Ceremony on April 8, 2007 at the Aotea Center in Auckland. The organization's
founder, Dr. Yuan Hongbing, said that this is the first time that China's
free intellectuals, in the name of a social historical movement, have raised
a protest against the Chinese Communist Party's despotic rule for persecuting
Falun Gong practitioners, and meanwhile, they also expressed their respect for
the Falun Gong group. They hoped to do something to save the conscience of Chinese
intellectuals through the award ceremony.

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The persecution is heading for its ultimate defeat

A member of the Coordination Committee of the Chinese Culture Freedom
Movement. Zhong Weiguang. hosted the award ceremony. Yuan Hongbing made a speech
on behalf of the judge's committee of the organization. He said that from the
end of the last century to the present, in the vast land of China, there has
been taking place the most serious human rights disaster in the contemporary
world: the political persecution campaign carried out by the Chinese Communist
Party's (CCP)despotic rule against Falun Gong spiritual cultivators. The
political persecution campaign has deeply hurt human being's conscience. He also
said that the CCP's despotic rule has mobilized the entire nation's violent
machinery, and brought state terrorism into full play, attempting to destroy
Falun Gong spiritual cultivators' belief. But as of today, history has told us
that the CCP's despotic rule is defeated, and is heading for its ultimate

Yuan Hongbing noted that Falun Gong spiritual cultivators have resisted the
tyranny in a peaceful and brave manner, and are gaining historical respect. He
also said that in the face of the CCP's tyranny, which is even more vicious than
the Nazis, the Falun Gong spiritual cultivators have protected their right of
belief with a persevering, strong will. They have proven a truth: brute force is
unable to conquer spiritual belief.

Supporting Falun Gong is making a historical choice

A spokesperson for Falun Gong, Zhang Erping, accepted the award on behalf of
Falun Gong practitioners , and presented to the organization a plaque with
calligraphy by Mr. Li Hongzhi, the founder of Falun Dafa, which read,
“Reviving China's Divine-Inspired Culture.”

Zhang Erping said in his speech that he was pleased to learn that numerous
descendants of Yan and Huang Emperors inside China and abroad have been actively
participating in reviving Chinese culture, and eliminating the CCP's party
culture. Chinese civilization originated from a Divinely-inspired culture, but
unfortunately has been subjected to the CCP's suppression. The communist theory
that advocates violence and lies, and has been spurned by the Western
civilization, is like a specter hovering above the vast land of China, and
strictly and violently controlling every living being.

The appearance of the “Nine Commentaries on the Communist Part y“and
the grand trend of quitting the CCP and its affiliated organizations have
uprooted the CCP's foundation. Every Chinese person's recognition of traditional
culture, including the efforts made by the Chinese Cultural Freedom Movement for
reviving Chinese culture, have been powerfully disintegrating the CCP, and
helping people get free from its control over their bodies and minds. This is
truly a campaign that vigorously develops China, and recovers the national

Zhang Erping also said that people's support for Falun Gong in different
ways, is not only support in a general sense and a moral support, but is people
making a historical choice.

The first award of Chinese civilians and intellectuals

Zhong Weiguang said when issuing the award to Zhang Erping that he was very
emotional, and he must try very hard to hold back his emotions. He had a lofty
esteem for Falun Gong group, and he felt honored for receiving the plaque with
calligraphy from Mr. Li Hongzhi.

Zhong Weiguang said, “Actually. We should have stepped forward at the
beginning when Falun Gong was suppressed.”

Zhong Weiguang also said that as an intellectual, or as a self-recognized
Chinese intellectual with a social conscience, he felt grateful that they could
step forward at this moment to issue this award and make their voice heard.

The world needs “Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance”

A member of the Coordination Committee of the Chinese Cultural Freedom
Movement, Fei Liangyong, said in his speech that the CCP claimed it would
eradicate Falun Gong within three months, but nearly eight years have passed,
and “under the CCP's brutal persecution, Falun Gong has achieved greater
development. This is a miracle! A Falun miracle! There are millions of people in
China practicing Falun Gong, and in different places around the world, people
can see many Falun Gong cultivators of different races speaking different
languages. In particular, since Falun Gong was subjected to a large-scale
suppression, Falun Gong practitioners overseas have been increasing at twice the
speed. This shows that Falun Gong belongs to not only China, but also to the
world. China needs 'Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance,' the world also needs

Fei Liangyong also said that the “Three Withdrawals” (refers to
quitting the CCP Party member, Youth League, and Young Pioneers) launched by
Falun Gong, put the CCP into a severe crisis of belief, organization and power,
by urging the Chinese people to increasingly awaken, walk out of fear and break
away from the CCP. As of today, more than 20 million people have quit the CCP
and its affiliated organizations. If the Three Withdrawals continue, it will
definitely lead to the collapse of the CCP.

Fei Liangyong said, “Today, the Chinese Cultural Freedom Movement issues
an award to Falun Gong. It is not only an award, this shows the Chinese Culture
Freedom Movement's respect and support for Falun Gong cultivators!”

Another member of Coordination Committee of the organization, Liu Yang, said
that he sympathized with Falun Gong, because facing the entire moral
degeneration in China's society, all descendants of the Yan and Huang Emperors
should be deeply worried. Falun Gong follows
“Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance,” which is conducive for Chinese
people to uplift their moral standards.

He also said that the Falun Gong practitioners he has contacted with are all
honest and kind people. Falun Gong practitioners have indeed made contributions
to China's progress. For example, technique that breaks through the CCP's
internet blockade have been created by Falun Gong practitioners. This is
something of boundless beneficence.

Yuan Hongbing announced on behalf of the judge's committee, in order to
commend Falun Gong spiritual cultivators for their great contribution to
safeguarding human beings' rights of spiritual faith and freedom, and in order
to express our respect for Falun Gong spiritual cultivators for their fearless
spirit demonstrated in their resistance to the tyranny, the judge's committee
decided to issue the Chinese Cultural Freedom Movement 2007 Special Spiritual
Faith Award to the Falun Gong spiritual cultivators' group, and a check for
$50,000. The coordinator of the New Zealand Falun Dafa Association, Fang Sanyue,
accepted the check as a representative of Falun Gong practitioners.

Posting date: 12/Apr/2007
Original article date: 12/Apr/2007
Category: World News


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