Feature Essays

Below we feature the very best in research, scholarship, and investigative journalism done on Falun Gong over the last two decades.

Freedom House

Despite a 17-year Chinese Communist Party (CCP) campaign to eradicate the spiritual group, millions of people in China continue to practice Falun Gong. READ

Arthur Waldron, U. Penn Lauder Professor of International Relations

The excessive caution many people show with respect to Falun Gong has the same source as the non-appearance of politicians when the Dalai Lama visits. That source is fear of what the Chinese authorities may do to them. READ

Genocide Studies and Prevention

The article explores patterns of a cold genocide in the eradication campaign against Falun Gong. In comparison to the documented cases of genocide, the genocide of Falun Gong stands out as anomalous because it is virtually ignored. READ

Washington Examiner

How a handful of unknown Chinese martyrs tapped into the state-run television system to broadcast programs debunking CCP propaganda, and aided the cause of freedom around the world. READ

Jamestown Foundation

An in-depth analysis of a CCP-based, rather than a state-based, security organization, which marks the revival of the use of security agencies to enforce ideological compliance in China. READ

Human Rights in China

The Chinese government has been particularly virulent in its suppression of Falungong, a peaceful quasi-religious movement that proliferated rapidly in the 1990s.  READ

National Review

Nobody knew much about them, but the scale of the event was shocking: 10,000 Chinese standing silently in the first mass demonstration since Tiananmen.  READ

Wall Street Journal

A Pulitzer Prize-winning series of investigative reports on the campaign to torture and kill Falun Gong into submission.  READ

Arc Digital

For many elite institutions, victims only matter when they’re useful. There is perhaps no better example and the deafening silence around the plight of Falun Gong.  READ

UCA News

A time may come when the CCP is no longer ruling China and Falun Gong is again a popular, permitted public activity.  READ

New York Times

In the context of modern Chinese history, traditionalism can be subversive, and Falun Gong — by bringing together science, spirituality and Chinese nationalism — has proved to be explosive.  READ