Huang Ying (nickname: Kai Xin), female, was born on May 18th, 2001. Three months after Huang Ying's birth, she was forced to separate from her mother to avoid persecution. That was the last time she saw her mother alive.
On October 30th, 1999, Huang Ying’s mother Luo Zhixiang went to Beijing to appeal for Falun Gong and was sent back. She was detained for 20 days. On June 13th, 2000, she went to Beijing again to appeal and was beaten and detained for one day at the Tiananmen Square Police Station. On October 29th, 2000, and November 20th, 2002, Ms Luo was sent twice to Division 2 of No. 1 Forced Labour Camp in Chini Town, Huadu District, Guangzhou City by perpetrators in Guangzhou City, during which time the guards beat, force-fed and tortured her with a method called the "Dead Person's Bed". On December 5th, 2002, when she was one-and-a-half years old, Huang Ying saw her mother's body. Her father Huang Guohua, also a Falun Gong practitioner, was then in a labour camp and didn't know his wife had died.
Right now Huang Ying lives with her grandparents in a dilapidated house made of sun-dried mud bricks (adobe bricks). Her grandparents have no source of income and cannot afford to send her to a nursery.