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Key Events

  • 2016/01/15

    1996 As Falun Gong becomes more popular, early signs of state oppression appear. Shortly after they are named bestsellers, Falun Gong books are banned form publication. The first major state-run media article criticizing Falun Gong appears in the Guangming Daily on...
  • 2015/04/09

    By the mid-1990's, millions of Chinese had taken up the Falun Gong discipline. Widely regarded as an effective means for maintaining physical health and respected for its focus on moral living, Falun Gong was a house-hold name in most areas...
  • 2012/11/04

    NEW YORK--Throughout China, citizens who practice Falun Gong have faced a new round of intensified persecution in recent months as the Communist Party prepares for its 18th Party Congress on November 8. Practitioners and human rights lawyers in China have...
  • 2012/07/04

    After the Communist Party launched its ferocious campaign against Falun Gong in 1999, many Chinese people feared speaking out against the abductions, torture, and killing taking place around them, even if they felt Falun Gong practitioners were good people being...
  • 2009/11/20

    Part 1: April 25th, 1999 - The Protest that Changed ChinaTen years after the Tiananmen Square massacre, 10,000 Falun Gong practitioners gathered outside China's central leadership compound in Beijing. They had come to appeal at China's central appeals office--to appeal...

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