Piao Yonghe is a Korean Chinese, who was born on November 5th, 1994, and is currently in Year 5. He is living with his maternal grandparents after his mother Cui Zhengshu died in the persecution.
Falun Gong practitioner Ms Cui Zhengshu, 36, was a Korean national from the Chuanying District, Jilin City. In March 2002 she was arrested, was illegally sentenced to three years of forced labour and sent to the Heizuizi Female Labour Camp in Changchun City. Cui Zhengshu suffered unimaginable physical and mental torment and severe torture in the labour camp until she was on the verge of death. Being afraid of taking responsibility for Cui's imminent death, the labour camp authorities released her on medical parole on April 18th, 2003. Cui Zhengshu died on August 12th, 2003, from her severe injuries. She left behind a young child.