By Jennifer Zeng
"A glimpse not only of the real face of the chinese language govt yet of the possibility holiness poses to the robust. . . . an invaluable counterbalance to the reckless enthusiasm of our leaders and media for the chinese language miracle. . . . can be crucial reading."-Sydney Morning Herald
Zheng (Jennifer) Zeng used to be a graduate in technology from Beijing college. She was once a spouse, a mom, and a Communist celebration member. yet simply because she a religious perform referred to as Falun Gong, her existence in China used to be shattered. Adhering to the practice's basic tenets of fact, Compassion, and Forbearance, she was once surprised that the social gathering could institute a crack down, arrest her and insist that she recant. After two times being held at a penal complex and refusing, she was once sentenced with out trial to reeducation via pressured exertions. Her "enlightenment"-in half undertaken by means of fellow prisoners incarcerated for prostitution, pornography and drug addiction-took the shape of beatings, torture with electrical prods, hunger, sleep deprivation, and compelled hard work. She used to be forced to knit for days at a time, her fingers bleeding, to provide items reduced in size on the market within the US industry. Many Falun Gong practitioners died less than the cruel stipulations. Zheng Zeng was once lucky.
Thousands of others stay disadvantaged by means of an oppressive chinese language executive in their freedom of speech and meeting and the liberty to think as they pick out. this can be the testomony to her ordeal and theirs.
Jennifer Zeng was once born in Sichuan Province, China, in 1966. She now lives in Australia.
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