Truth-Clarification Party Held by Chinese Students and Scholars in Scotland

By Falun Gong practitioners from Scotland

When Falun Gong practitioners from Scotland learned that the Friendship Association of Chinese Students and Scholars would hold a Chinese Lunar New Year Evening Party for all Chinese students in Scotland, everyone considered this a rare opportunity to clarify the truth to the Chinese people. We decided to attend the party and hoped that we would have the opportunity to clarify the truth to people.

There were 200-300 people at the party when we arrived at the auditorium.[...] One practitioner contacted the party host, hoping to add us to the program.

The party started. The first speaker was Consul Wang from the Chinese consulate in Edinburgh. […] Consul Wang stammered badly during his speech and did not mention a single word about Falun Gong.

Most of the program consisted of traditional performances. Looking at these Chinese people, our hearts were filled with compassion. We thought in our hearts that we truly wanted everyone to know the truth about Falun Gong as soon as possible.

When the party was close to the end, a practitioner handed a truth-clarification booklet and a CD to Consul Wang while he was watching the performance. Consul Wang took the items, but when he saw that he had accepted Falun Gong truth-clarification materials, he was flustered and exasperated. He asked the students from the Association to look for the practitioner. When the practitioner came forward, Consul Wang roared, "What did you give me?" The practitioner said, "What I gave you was Falun Gong truth-clarification material." Wang raised his voice even more and shouted, "What truth do you know?" The practitioner said, "Every word in the booklet is true. I myself have experienced the persecution." Wang confessed without being pressed, "Are you the husband of Mo Zhengfang? (Their daughter became a refugee with no status because the Chinese Embassy refused to register her.) What have you two done in Great Britain?" The practitioner replied, "What we have been doing is the most righteous thing."

Consul Wang had no reply, so he just returned to his seat. Some staff members used abusive language towards the practitioners, but they continued to clarify the truth to them. Some Chinese students who had been watching the exchange curiously asked us for a copy of the booklet.

Later, as we waited at the door to distribute materials, people from the Association tried to interfere with us and would not allow us to stand there. Practitioners used the opportunity to clarify the truth to the staff. Some members of the Association even tried to snatch the truth-clarification materials from students' hands. Practitioners persuaded them not to do so, [...]. Consequently, the students who had been ordered to snatch the materials returned the materials to the practitioners and said, "I don't want to do this, but I do not want to do an even worse thing either. I'm willing to return these materials to you so you can give them to others."

There was a western practitioner among us. He kept distributing Dafa materials until everything had been handed out. He was not affected no matter what the consulate officials or people from the Association said to him. His righteousness was truly admirable.

On the way home, we all reflected on our behaviour […] and tried to identify our problems so we can do better next time. [....]

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