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Mother’s Day Wish

My wish for mother’s day is to be reunited with my mother. 

Please visit my Mother’s Day Wish and help rescue my mother.

Thank you so much,
Jane

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My Mother Says…

I’m torn apart inside.
Like my heart is also being held
in that detention center
Along with my mother.

My Mother says, “Don’t hate.
They too are deluded.”
And so I hate myself,
because I can’t do anything to help her

But I know my mother would say,
“Don’t hate yourself, my child.
You are a child of the universe
And so you must have only Love.”

I was interviewed by Missouri State University’s newspaper, The Standard, about my mother being persecuted in China.

Listen to the interview here, and leave your comments:

Jin Pang interviewed by Missouri State University Newspaper

Interview with Jin Pang about her mission to rescue her mother by the Chinese new year

On July 29th, 2008, just one week away from the Beijing Olympics, my parents were kidnapped by police when they were at a friend’s home in Weifang City, Shangdong province only because of the so-called ”Peaceful Olympics”. On July 9th, about a dozen Weifang police officers broke into my parents’ house in China and took away our personal properties, including all our banking deposits and my father’s car. My father is not Falun Gong practitioner but he was also detained for a whole month only because he tried to protect my mom arresting. After my mom was arrested, nobody is allowed to meet her untill the lawyer required this strongly. 

 

   My mother learned Falun Gong, a peaceful body, mind, and spiritual practice in 1995. Rooted in the Buddhist school of practices, Falun Gong emphasizes moral rectitude. Three values-truthfulness, compassion, and forbearance-form the backbone of Falun Gong’s teachings. But since 1999, the Chinese Communist Party launched the severe persecution all over the nation to “eradicate” this peaceful practice. My mom was detained and severely tortured several times. One time, she was almost beaten to death only because she refused to give up her belief. My aunt who is also a Falun Gong practitioner was already sentenced to one year in a force-labor camp on August 10th, 2008.


  I have lost contact with my mom for three months by now. I miss her very much and am extremely worried about her. Her leg was hurt in an accident so she could not take care of herself especially under the poor sitution in the detention center. I am the only child of my parents and I am also the only one in my family who could speak out for them. Many Falun Gong practitioners are tortured in the detention centers, force-labor camps, brain-washing classes, jails, mental facilities or secret concentration camps. I dare not imagine how badly my mom may be treated. In an attempt to stop me from rescuing my mom, the officers of CCP even threatened my safety here if I continue to expose the crimes they are committing in China.

 

Please help rescue my mom and aunt from China in any way you can. Please stand up to say “No” to the persecution of the other innocent Falun Gong practitioners.

 

 

  As the gold-medal tally for China soars in Beijing, Linda Wang’s heart fills with pain.

“This is not the Olympics of humanity,” the somber Kansas City woman said. “This is the Olympics of hypocrisy.”

Wang and other Falun Gong practitioners in the region held a press conference today at the Johnson County Library to pressure the Chinese government to live up to the humanitarian ideal of the Olympics and release the parents of a Missouri college student arrested last month.

Jin Pang, 25, a first-year MBA student at Missouri State University in Springfield, said she hasn’t heard from her parents since they were arrested July 29 in a “Peaceful Olympics” sweep by Communist Party officials.

Earlier in the month, Pang said her parent’s apartment in Weifang City in Shandong province was ransacked by police and their valuables and lifesavings were taken to intimidate Falun Gong practitioners and do it under the guise of a pre-Olympic law-and-order sweep.

Her mother, Junping Cao, 51, a retired sales clerk and Falun Gong practitioner, and her father, Xiaoqiang Pang, 53, a detention center engineer who doesn’t practice the Buddhist-like discipline banned by the government, are being held at the Weifang City Detention Center, she said.

“It’s very ridiculous,” Pang said in an interview after the press conference. “They have taken advantage of the Olympics to persecute their foes.”

In place for nine years, Falun Gong practitioners say they read and exercise to create an inner peace that fosters competence, truthfulness, tolerance and good health. In China, the numbers who practice the discipline rivals that of the Communist Party.

Wang, who runs a nonprofit organization and is a freelance reporter for a Chinese newspaper, said today’s press conference was designed to expose the Chinese government’s inhumane and bloody persecution of Falun Gong.

As of Jan. 1, the Falun Dafa Information Center reports that at least 8,037 Falun Gong practitioners from 29 provinces have been arrested.

Scores of human rights organizations, Congress and even the City Council of Kansas City have recognized Falun Gong and condemned the Chinese government’s crackdown.

Over the past nine years, the Communist regime is believed to have murdered and tortured 3,175 Falun Gong practitioners, including 319 from Shandong province and 94 from Weifang City.

http://www.clearwisdom.net/emh/articles/2008/9/20/100799.html

Jin Pang is a graduate student in the College of Business at Missouri State University in Springfield, Missouri, USA. Her parents in China were detained before the Beijing Olympics. The police detained her father for one month even though he is not a Falun Gong practitioner. Now her father is under 24-hour surveillance at home. Ms. Pang was unable to make contact with her mother Cao Junping after the police took her away. No one knows her mother’s whereabouts. The police in the Weifang City Public Security Office refused to disclose any information, even though Ms. Pang’s family members inquired about Ms. Cao. Ms. Pang’s aunt Cao Junfeng was sentenced to one year in a forced labor camp on August 10, 2008.

In order to rescue her mother and aunt and to call for help from the US government and others to stop the brutal persecution of Falun Gong in China, Ms. Pang and friends initiated a campus signature drive themed, “Help rescue my mom and my aunt from China.”

Ms. Pang received support and help from students and faculty. Though the persecution in China seems far away, people were moved to hear that the family of a person in their midst is suffering from persecution.

Sara, a sophomore, saw the poster board on her way to class. After learning the facts, she said she would sign before going to class. She also put forward her ideas to help rescue Ms. Pang’s family members.

Dianna is a member of the Nitelife Club and was very moved after learning Ms. Pang’s story. She decided to invite Ms. Pang to her club to give a talk in order to let more people know about the persecution.

A student named Andrew wrote in an email that he obtained information about the rescue efforts. He did not have time to sign the petition initially, but after reading the touching story, he decided to come back and sign the petition.

A staff person in the International Student Service Center took a flyer when she passed by the signature collection venue on the first day. She signed the petition the next day and said she hoped to do more for Ms. Pang, such as make a financial donation. Ms. Pang declined the donation and said, “It would be more helpful if you could tell more people about this.”

On the second day of the signature drive, The Standard, the university newspaper, carried Ms. Pang’s story on the front page, and called on students and teachers to pay attention to the issue. The article stated that the support was not only for her and her family but was for human rights and humanity. The chairman of the Student Association told Ms. Pang that he would call on more students and student organizations to help rescue her family members.

In a conference of more than one hundred representatives from all student organizations, Ms. Pang narrated her family’s suffering from the persecution and her own effort to rescue her family members. Her courageous and righteous action won warm applause. After the meeting, many people signed the petition and encouraged her to keep going in her efforts. Some said, “I’ll pray for your family members. Your mother will return home safely.”