When the 2016 Falun Dafa Experience Sharing Conference was held at National Taiwan University on November 27, elected officials came to show their support. They included legislative members Liu Chien-kuo and Hsu Chih-chieh, as well as city councilors from Kaohsiung and Chiayi.
Legislators: More People Will Join the Efforts
Mr. Liu said he admired practitioners’ determination to stand up for their belief, despite the relentless persecution in China. In particular, he mentioned that Mr. Li Hongzhi, the founder of Falun Dafa, has endured tremendous difficulty introducing the practice to the world. “I am always deeply moved because Master Li and Falun Dafa bring Truthfulness, Compassion, Forbearance to the world,” he said.
Throughout the years, he has also witnessed how practitioners from around the world have encouraged and supported each other to let more people know about the practice and help to stop the suppression. “I believe you will succeed, and I sincerely wish you well.”
Mr. Hsu Chih-chieh, another legislator and a longtime supporter of Falun Dafa, sent greetings wishing the conference a success. He said more people will join practitioners’ efforts to bring the persecution in China to an end.
City Councilors: Doing the Right Thing
Ms. Chen Lina, a city councilor in Kaohsiung, the second largest city in Taiwan, said she knew many people who practice Falun Dafa. “They come from all walks of life. And they are nice people, who are diligent and responsible at their jobs.”
Learning that many practitioners came from other countries to attend the event, Ms. Chen said she was happy to see so many people gathering to do the right thing. “I could feel the positive energy of compassion—this is how Falun Dafa practitioners are different from other groups.”
Ms. Wang Mei-hui, a Chiayi city councilor, said she has often seen practitioners doing the exercises in parks. “I’ve heard that there are hundreds of thousands of practitioners in Taiwan, and people even travel here from other countries for this conference. This must be very good,” she said.
Ms. Wang said the principles of Falun Dafa, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance, are easier said than done. “But you Falun Dafa practitioners have done that. That is why we need to thank Master Li for bringing positive changes to the society.”