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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 2006/05/08

    WEEKLY STANDARD: WHY WANG WENYI WAS SHOUTING“APRIL 25, 1999 WAS ABSOLUTELY NOT THE TRIGGER THAT LED TO THE PERSECUTION”CITIES AROUND THE WORLD MARK HISTORIC APRIL 25MR. ZHANG ANPU TORTURED TO DEATH – CONFIRMED TOLL AT 2,862COUNCIL OF EUROPE ASSEMBLY MEMBERS...
  • 2003/01/31

    NEW YORK (FDI) -- On Thursday, January 9, 2003, four drunken police officers from Caidian District Police Substation came to Qunying Liu’s home and tried to take her to the police substation. Qunying refused to go because her 82-year old...
  • 2002/02/07

    (New York, February 7, 2002) -- The Chinese government is using new laws and new interpretations of old laws to crack down on the Falungong, Human Rights Watch said in a new report released today.Falungong members have been classified with...

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