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Origins

  • 2015/04/09

    There is no excuse or reason why a group should face persecution. However, the most basic reason why the Chinese regime started to persecute Falun Gong is that is what violent dictatorships do. It is what they have done to...
  • 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...
  • 2009/05/04

    FDIC Statement: Honoring Falun Gong’s April 25th Appeal, Ten Years On News about 10th Anniversary and Situation Inside China New Tang Dynasty TV: April 25th, The Protest that Changed China Associated Press: China spiritual group endures despite 10-year ban New...
  • 2008/08/19

    Leeshai Lemish looks at the history and causes of the Chinese Communist Party’s campaign against Falun Gong‘If Falun Gong is benign, why is the Chinese government afraid of it?’ After nine years of persecution this basic question remains common. I’ll...
  • 2008/06/08

    These numbers are based upon Chinese government statistics openly acknowledged prior to the July 1999 persecution. They are derived from a survey conducted by the Chinese government in the latter part of 1998. Other sources picked up the numbers that...
  • 2005/05/20

    Political gain. Resentment.The suppression of Falun Gong is time and again traced back to these two things. And one figure: a man named Jiang Zemin.Jiang, acting as head of China’s Communist Party, outlawed Falun Gong in July of 1999 and...
  • 2001/08/05

    BEIJING -- Expanding its use of torture and high-pressure indoctrination, China's Communist Party has gained the upper hand in its protracted battle against the banned Falun Gong spiritual movement, according to government sources and Falun Gong practitioners. As a result,...
  • 2001/04/08

    IntroductionThe Falun Gong incident of April 25, 1999 was not a sudden, accidental event.  Nor was it the kind of political demonstration involving the besieging of a government compound as claimed by Jiang Zemin.  From the written attacks begun during...
  • 1999/11/12

    BEIJING – In one Chinese province, at least 500 people have been sent without trial to labor camps for being members of the banned spiritual sect Falun Gong. More than 3,000 other adherents have been detained in Beijing for protesting...
  • 1999/08/17

    For the ordinary Chinese citizen who may be tiring of the Government's relentless crusade denouncing Falun Gong, the spiritual movement that was outlawed last month, there is now an easy-to-read version: the comic book. Full of cartoons that try to...

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