Today, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) looms large on the international stage, posing a grave threat.
To understand the extent of this problem, we need to understand the nature of the CCP, and a key piece to that puzzle lies in the Falun Gong story.
When the CCP first launched the persecution campaign against Falun Gong, a Buddhist-based spiritual practice, there were 100 million people practicing it across China. Now, after more than 20 years of being imprisoned, tortured, and killed for their faith, the Falun Gong community has emerged as the single biggest whistleblower of the CCP’s crimes.
Shockingly, the CCP’s demonizing propaganda against Falun Gong is now being pushed in the West by some media, enabling the CCP to target Falun Gong internationally.
What is really going on and what is at stake? With this press update, we endeavor to answer these important questions.
Levi Browde, Executive Director Falun Dafa Information Center
An independent report by Freedom House found that despite a decades-long Chinese Communist Party (CCP) campaign to eradicate the spiritual group, millions of people in China continue to practice Falun Gong, including many individuals who took up the discipline after the repression began. This represents a striking failure of the CCP’s security apparatus to stifle freedom of belief despite the systematic use of wrongful imprisonment and violence.
“[The Communist Party initiated] the worst instance of religious persecution since the Cultural Revolution, with the clampdown against Falun Gong.”
—André Laliberté, Ottawa University, leading scholar on religion in China, 2015
“Orders for arrests continue to come down from high-level authorities, but sometimes the Public Security Bureau agents will say no, they are only exercising to be healthy.”
Short videos offering insight into what’s really happening to Falun Gong and the international impact.
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A series of news and magazine articles published in the U.S. recently grossly distort the beliefs of the Falun Gong community. In fact, these articles mimic with shocking similarity the hate-filled propaganda prominent in communist China.
By pushing this propaganda in the West, these media are encouraging indifference towards people who are being tortured and killed in China for their faith.
What exactly is going on? Why would these U.S. media companies engage in this kind of bigotry? In this video, we dig into these questions and explore some answers.
In an attempt to brainwash detainees into renouncing their spiritual faith and pledging allegiance to the Chinese Communist Party, officials resort to brutal torture methods in Chinese prisons. This is a personal account from a Falun Gong practitioner, Mr. Gang Chen, who was tortured in a Beijing prison.
Ms. Gao Rongrong, a 37-year-old accountant at an art college in Shenyang, China had a radiant smile and joyful disposition. All that changed when she was unlawfully detained and tortured as part of the nation-wide campaign to crush Falun Gong.
Over the past decade, reports have emerged that the Chinese regime is killing prisoners of conscience to supply its vast, lucrative organ transplantation industry. New evidence and figures mined from primary Chinese sources are now uncovering the nature and scale of these abuses.
For the last 20 years you might have heard people talking about them on the TV and radio. Maybe you’ve seen them holding rallies and peaceful protests around the world. Who are these people? What motivates them? And how might their struggle to expose the Chinese Communist Party have far reaching implications for all of us? These are Falun Gong practitioners: in their own words…
From ancient roots extending back thousands of years, to a house-hold name in China during the Qigong boom in the 1990s, to the largest group of prisoners of conscience in the world, this is the complete story of Falun Gong.
The persecution campaign against Falun Gong in China has devastated the lives of tens of millions of people. This report assembles key indicators assembled from western journalists and overseas human rights workers.
Over the past two decades, a wide range of international human rights groups have independently documented and recounted the systematic rights abuses – including torture and deaths in custody – suffered by those who practice Falun Gong in China.