As part of a damage limitation exercise, Li Hongzhi made an excuse for Lu Shuzhen (and her sister – Li Jun [李君]) to live in Flushing, New York. Due to her exposing attitude, during Lu Shuzhen’s later years, Li Hongzhi (and his wife) seldom enquired about his mother’s deteriorating physical condition – as she was kept in virtual ‘prison’ conditions paid for by the United States government. When Lu Shuzhen wanted to meet her son – she had to ‘apply’ as a member of the general public and then travel (on her own) to the US-funded Falun Gong Headquarters in suburban New York! Rather disgracefully, her eldest daughter – Li Jun – was too busy with her US-funded cosmetics business to accompany her elderly mother! On August 18th, 2016, Lu Shuzhen suffered a stroke – and Li Hongzhi’s ‘imagined’ powers could not save her! He refused to allow her to receive medical treatment whilst he waved his hands over her mumbled all kinds of incoherent ‘spells’, ‘mantras’ and various other ‘incantations’! Following repeated pleas from his younger brother and sister, Li Hongzhi reluctantly allowed his mother – Lu Shuzhen – to be taken to a New York hospital where she died on August 24th, 2016 – due to the seriousness of her condition and the time wasted before proper medical treatment was administered!