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China’s Media Control

  • 2018/10/12

    The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has been eavesdropping on Falun Dafa practitioners' phone calls since before the persecution began in 1999. Back then, monitoring was manually controlled. Someone could spy on an area for a whole day listening to the...
  • 2018/01/10

    For the past few years, one foreign government, an autocratic adversary in all but name, has jailed the families of American journalists, unleashed hackers and social media trolls by the tens of thousands, and injected a campaign to silence critics...
  • 2016/01/11

    The Xinhua News Agency—official mouthpiece of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) government—had a rare, if not startling, moment of candor in July of 1999, four days into the suppression of Falun Gong. “In fact, the so-called ‘truth, kindness and tolerance’...
  • 2014/01/07

    NEW YORK -- On Tuesday morning, Chinese recycling magnate Chen Guangbiao held a press conference in New York, claiming that he is offering donations for a mother and daughter allegedly burned while joining in a self-immolation incident on Tiananmen Square...
  • 2013/10/28

    NEW YORK -- While reporting on the fire that erupted on Tiananmen Square earlier today and the self-immolations that have occurred there in recent years, several Western media outlets stationed in Beijing wrongfully stated as fact that Falun Gong practitioners...
  • 2012/06/02

    Before reading this article, you most likely knew Falun Gong as a group of meditators that are being imprisoned and tortured in China. That’s true, of course. But without understanding four critical points, it’s difficult to fathom the lengths of...
  • 2011/11/04

    Similar to other perpetrators of large-scale human rights abuses, since 1999, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has used hate propaganda as a core component of its campaign to wipe out Falun Gong. Taking advantage of its control over Chinese media,...
  • 2011/11/04

    Background: By the end of 2000—a year and a half after the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) launched the suppression of Falun Gong—the campaign had failed to garner support among many of the CCP’s rank and file. Then-CCP leader Jiang Zemin...
  • 2011/11/04

    Background: Chinese authorities have alleged that “the practice of Falun Gong has led to more than 1,400 deaths” of followers. Although Falun Gong was widely practiced in China throughout the 1990’s, this claim was first made only in July of...
  • 2011/11/04

    My name is Xia Zurong. My husband and I are both Falun Dafa practitioners. I am the mother of Long Gang, who committed suicide by jumping into a river. His death was reported by Chinese Central Television (CCTV) as one...

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