Increased Harassment of Falun Gong Practitioners Before Upcoming 20th Party Congress

As the Chinese Communist Regime’s 20th Party Congress approaches, crackdowns have been launched on Falun Gong practitioners. All dates deemed ‘sensitive’ to the regime result in a harsh repression of Falun Gong practitioners prior to that date. The Communist party views such dates as vital to its image and thus, spares no expense. Any person regarded as a threat to the regime will suffer. Case in point, three Falun Gong practitioners in Maoming City, Guangdong Province, including two senior citizens, were repeatedly harassed in the past few months for their faith.

On June 9, 2022, a group of officers broke into the home of Ms. Liao Yuying, 84. As she was not home, the police installed a new lock on her door and created two keys for themselves. To avoid further persecution, Liao lived away from home. When she returned in early July, the police came to harass her again and even threatened her with arrest. As a result, she was forced to live away from home once again.

When Ms. Mei Heng returned home one day in late August 2022, she noticed that a tall man in his 40s had followed her into her apartment building. The man came back the next day and informed the security personnel in Mei’s subdivision that he was from the Domestic Security Office and that they should pay close attention to Falun Gong practitioners living there as the communist regime’s 20th Party Congress was coming up in mid-October.

In late August, Mr. Ding Jiaxi, 88, noticed a tall man in his 40s standing outside of his apartment building and monitoring everyone coming in and out of the building.

A similar incident happened again on the afternoon of September 2, when a tall man wearing black stood outside of Ding’s apartment building and monitored those who went in and out.

Based on an original report from