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FAQ

  • 2016/06/19

    What is Falun Gong’s relationship to the Epoch Times newspaper or New Tang Dynasty TV? None, strictly speaking. Falun Gong as an entity, which is represented by the Falun Dafa Information Center and Falun Dafa Associations, does not fund or...
  • 2016/01/13

    The following are the types of most frequently asked questions that we hear at the Falun Dafa Information Center. By clicking on any of the below links, you will be shown a list of relevant frequently asked questions followed by...
  • 2012/09/30

    Falun Gong was not “banned by the Chinese government as an evil cult” on July 22, 1999, as many newspapers rather carelessly write. It was not so much as called that term until October of that year.When the term was...
  • 2008/06/19

    Discourse about Falun Gong varies remarkably widely, so widely as to possibly be disorienting. If you’re apt to just conclude that the truth must lie “somewhere in between” the two common poles (positive and negative attributions), you owe it to...
  • 2008/06/19

    Who is Li Hongzhi? Why do you call him “Master”? Why did he leave China? Where does he now live? I heard he lives a secretive life. What’s he hiding? Why doesn’t he address the public or do interviews? How...
  • 2008/06/19

    What is Falun Gong?What’s the difference between Falun Gong and Falun Dafa?Is this like Tai-chi?Is this Qigong?Is this a branch of Buddhism?What is the goal of practicing Falun Gong?What are the benefits of it?Can it cure things like cancer?Who practices...
  • 2008/06/16

    Chinese authorities are fond of claiming that Falun Gong has “turned political,” and the phrase has, remarkably, found its way into a few accounts of the practice. The undertone is that Falun Gong has “sold out” as it were, or...
  • 2008/06/16

    Knowing the democratic West to be a tolerant, pluralistic, and diverse place, Chinese authorities have sought to brand Falun Gong as contrary to these basic values. In a word, they’ve sought to cast it as “intolerant.” Several journalists have taken...
  • 2008/06/16

    Are the teachings of Falun Gong filled with dark, ominous “doomsday prophecies,” as claimed by Chinese state-run media? Is there an apocalyptic bent to the practice, as a few journalists have suggested? Certainly not, and not really. Falun Gong’s teacher,...
  • 2008/06/16

    In China, Falun Gong was anything but “controversial,” much less labeled “heretical,” prior to its persecution in 1999. Between the years of 1992–99, it was as mainstream as the American SUV: over 70 million people took up the practice according...

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