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The Falun Gong Factor

  • 2008/08/06

    The stadiums are built. The subways are in place. But one element of Beijing's "preparation" for the 2008 Olympics has been less than glamorous: the dramatic intensification of the Party's campaign to wipe out Falun Gong. Thousands have been arrested,...
  • 2007/06/28

    When one opens a journal such Compassion, having more than half a dozen articles that paint a dark and discouraging picture of the state of human rights in China, one of the first questions likely to be raised is: What...
  • 2007/06/24

    It is an idea with staying power. A belief as old as Chinese civilization itself, having resonated with a stunning range of dynasties, provinces, and personalities. To generations has it spoken. In the very substrate of China’s culture is it...
  • 2007/06/08

    Westerm citizens with little or no knowledge of how China differs from countries governed by the “Rule of Law” typically react naïvely and inappropriately to reports about the Beijing regime’s suppression of Falun Gong. Some suggest that Falun Gong practitioners...
  • 2007/06/08

    WHAT was meant to be a look at an egregious human rights violation turned into a stunning show of incivility—a breakdown of all values and practices that New York’s most prestigious university holds dear. For two hours last Friday, the...
  • 2007/06/08

    The following is adapted from a paper given at the University of Westminister’s China Media Centre conference, London, June 2006.“Concentration Camp for Falun Gong Disclosed; Prisoners Killed for Organs,” read the headline of a March 9, 2006 Falun Dafa Information...
  • 2007/06/07

    It used to be you could hardly turn a corner in China without a taste of Falun Gong. Practitioners filled the nation’s parks at the break of dawn for their Tai-chi-like exercises. Its texts, regularly bestsellers, lined the shelves of...
  • 2007/05/08

    Bright, boisterous floats. The thumping of drums. Colorfully costumed lads, prancing about. If these are the marks of a parade, then a parade is about the last thing you would associate with a meditation practice. Much less a meditation being...
  • 2007/05/08

    The long arm of Beijing is reaching into U.S. universities and grasping control of student organizations, according to recent reports. A web of bribes, spies, and political pressure is leading dozens of Chinese student groups across the United States to...
  • 2007/04/08

    BEIJING is preparing to host the 2008 Olympics. But if what I was told there recently by former prisoners is true, the civilized world must shun China.In a dingy hotel room with the curtains drawn, the men I met told...

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