ERIC'S STORY IN THE MEDIA

 

 
 Eric and his father’s story is the subject of a new short film, ‘Split by the State’. Picture: Alexander Nilsen

Eric and his father’s story is the subject of a new short film, ‘Split by the State’. Picture: Alexander Nilsen

The Epoch Times: A Teen’s Urgent Plea to Australian PM on Father’s Day

As millions of Australian families prepare to celebrate Father’s Day to honour their paternal bonds, for Sydney refugee Eric Jia, his version of Father’s Day is a lonely affair.The last time he saw his father Ye Jia was 15 years-ago when he was 3-years-old. This father and son were forcefully split by China’s one-party state, simply because Ye Jia wanted to meditate and follow his beliefs.

 
 Falun Gong practitioners, Eric Jia and his Aunty Lorrita Liu, hold a photograph of family members still suffering persecution in China. Picture: Giovanni Portelli

Falun Gong practitioners, Eric Jia and his Aunty Lorrita Liu, hold a photograph of family members still suffering persecution in China. Picture: Giovanni Portelli

 

Catholic Weekly: China’s harvest of blood, built upon Falun Dafa prisoners of conscience

“Can I show you our family photo?” Lorrita Liu asks me towards the end of our interview. The 38 year-old from Xi’an City in Shaanxi Province in China reverently takes a framed photo from a bag and shows it to me.

 Falun Gong practitioners in Hurstville calling for an end to organ harvesting. Li Liu and her son Eric (right), with Wei Zhuang and her mother Xiao Fang (both in yellow). Picture: John Veage.

Falun Gong practitioners in Hurstville calling for an end to organ harvesting. Li Liu and her son Eric (right), with Wei Zhuang and her mother Xiao Fang (both in yellow). Picture: John Veage.

The Leader: UN Asked to Pressure China: Organ Trade is Focus of Falun Gong Protest

    Falun Gong practitioners Li Liu and her son Eric Jia are happy to be living in a free country where they can believe what they like. But they say their hearts will never be free until husband and father Ye Jia is released from a Chinese prison.

     
     Eric Jia speaks for the first time at a public forum with the support of his mother Li Liu, in Martin Place, Sydney, Australia on July 20, 2015. (Melanie Sun/Epoch Times)

    Eric Jia speaks for the first time at a public forum with the support of his mother Li Liu, in Martin Place, Sydney, Australia on July 20, 2015. (Melanie Sun/Epoch Times)

    The Epoch Times: In Sydney, an Appeal to End a Persecution

    In the heart of Sydney’s business and finance district, over a hundred adherents of a Chinese spiritual discipline held an all-day rally to raise awareness of a severe 16 year-long persecution by the Chinese Communist Party. Clad in yellow t-shirt and caps, practitioners of Falun Gong—a qigong meditation practice that involves moral teachings—did slow moving standing and sitting exercises, and gave speeches amidst a backdrop of banners in Martin Place, a spacious pedestrian mall lined with neoclassical buildings.

     
     Falun Gong practitioners raise awareness in Martin Place, Sydney.

    Falun Gong practitioners raise awareness in Martin Place, Sydney.

    Minghui.org: Calling Upon the Australian Prime Minister to Help Stop the Persecution of Falun Gong

    Practitioners and supporters of Falun Gong held a rally in Sydney at Martin Place, one week before Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull's first visit to China on April 14-15, 2016. They are calling upon him to bring up the Chinese regime's human rights violations and ask the Chinese government to stop the 17-year persecution of Falun Gong.

     
     On Mid-Autumn Festival, Liu Chunli and her 15-year-old son Jia Mingzhen prepared a box of mooncake and a card for her husband Jia Ye, who is in a Chinese prison. They hope one day the family can celebrate the Mid-Autumn festival together. Picture: Epoch Times)

    On Mid-Autumn Festival, Liu Chunli and her 15-year-old son Jia Mingzhen prepared a box of mooncake and a card for her husband Jia Ye, who is in a Chinese prison. They hope one day the family can celebrate the Mid-Autumn festival together. Picture: Epoch Times)

    The Epoch Times: A Moon Cake Uneaten and a Wish Unfulfilled

    Persecution of Falun Gong brings separation and suffering to a Chinese family

    Seeing his father, Jia Hua, eat a piece of moon cake is Jia Mingzhen’s greatest wish, but for him and his mother, Liu Chunli, a family reunion is just wishful thinking.