(Minghui.org) At a beautiful scenic site in Zhangbu Canyon, Pingtang County, Guizhou Province, a boulder was discovered with six Chinese characters engraved on it. The characters read “The Chinese Communist Party [will] perish.”

Many geology experts investigated the stone after its discovery in June 2002 and concluded that the characters were naturally formed. They found no artificial traces and named it a wonder of the world. The “Hidden Character Stone” has become a must-see in the Zhangbu River Valley Scenic Area, which attracts a large number of tourists every year.

Entrance ticket to Zhangbu Township National Geopark in Pingtang County, Guizhou Province, bearing a picture of the stone

Many people decided to quit the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and its youth organizations after visiting the park in person.

A Party Secretary in our town, Hua, not only went to see the stone himself but also organized a dozen staff members from the township government to visit the site. After he returned, he declared his withdrawal from the CCP. Below is the story.

At the end of 2000, Hua tricked me into going to his office and arrested me. He said I had posted Falun Dafa information everywhere and said he had to arrest me. I told him, “I posted information to let the people learn the truth and clarify Jiang Zemin's slanderous propaganda against Falun Dafa. I am doing a righteous thing. I am a good person who lives by Falun Dafa's principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance. It’s not good for you to persecute a good person.”

Twenty days later, Hua was detained for bribery and held in the same detention center as me. The inmates beat him severely. After moving to several different cells, he ended up in mine.

When I was taken to the detention center, the guards ordered two strong inmates to torture me, after which I shouted, “Falun Dafa is good! Falun Dafa is a righteous Fa!” They lifted me up and hit my head hard on the wall over and over until they exhausted themselves. Everyone thought I wouldn’t be able to make it through, but I was uninjured. All the inmates were stunned. They respected me and chose me as the “boss” of the cell. I taught them to do the Falun Dafa exercises and study Dafa teachings everyday.

After Hua was transferred to my cell, I treated him well. My actions completely changed his view of Falun Dafa. Since his bribery charge involved a small monetary amount, he was released without a trial but demoted to a position with a residential committee.

Several months later, I was booked for a court trial. I refuted the accusations one by one at the hearing and defended my innocence in a dignified way. At the end of the court session, the judge sentenced me to three years with four years’ probation. I was released right then. It was a surprise to many people, who worried that I'd get a heavy sentence.

After I was released, the court ordered me to report to Hua on a monthly basis. I used the opportunity to tell him about the persecution of Falun Dafa. After I told him the story of the “Hidden Character Stone,” he was shocked and thought I was kidding. I told him to check it out for himself if he didn’t believe it.

He asked, “If it’s not true, then what?”

I replied, “I’ll pay your travel expenses. If it is true, then what?”

“Well, I will treat you for dinner. I’ll organize a bunch of people to go as well.”

“You don't have to worry about treating me to dinner, but you might seriously consider whether you still want to be the Party Secretary.”

Hua did arrange over a dozen town government staff to see the stone. He called me after he returned, inviting me and my wife to dinner. He told me that he considered me a friend and thanked me for telling him the truth about Dafa over the years. He was surprised to see the stone in person. “It looks like heaven is going to eliminate the CCP,” he said.

“Since you went there and saw it personally, you understand it is heaven's will. The time of reckoning is getting close, and you don't want to be held accountable [as a member of the Party], do you?”

“Of course not. I will do as you say. Help me to quit the Party. I don't think I want to be the Party Secretary anymore. In that position, I would be forced to persecute Falun Dafa. I don't want to be hit with [karmic] retribution.”

I could understand his fear. Many of those in our town who persecuted Falun Dafa have met terrible ends. The head of the town developed vasculitis and required amputation of both legs. He died on the operating table during the second surgery. A village Party Secretary shouted that he was not afraid of karmic retribution. He ransacked Falun Dafa practitioners' homes and took their Dafa books. He died two months later of an unforeseen illness.

Despite the lucrative rewards for taking part in the persecution, Hua quit his job as the Party Secretary and became an ordinary staff member until his retirement.