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On this page, you will find a compilation of independent research and special reports done by Falun Dafa Information Center staff. You will also find statements and testimonies that act as comprehensive outlines of the current state of major issues related to the persecution of Falun Gong. 

Special Reports

The Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP’s) violent campaign to eradicate the Falun Gong spiritual group is one of the most serious human rights crises taking place in China, affecting tens of millions of people and costing billions of dollars. Yet it has been severely underreported and its victims largely discarded and maligned. As the 25th anniversary of this tragedy approaches, the Falun Dafa Information Center examined coverage of Falun Gong in The New York Times, an agenda-setting paper, and found disturbing results. READ

March 2024

The Chinese Communist Party is targeting Shen Yun Performing Arts, a U.S.-based non-profit, with an aggressive global campaign of artistic censorship, marking one of the most intense efforts of Beijing-driven repression documented to date. This campaign is a key aspect of the regime’s broader transnational repression aimed at Falun Gong practitioners, their activism, and their supporters worldwide. This report provides a comprehensive analysis of Beijing’s tactics and offers insights into the necessary steps to counter such repressive measures. READ

January 2024

In this report published in July 2023, the Falun Dafa Information Center presents key developments in the Chinese Communist Party’s persecution of Falun Gong on the anniversary of the 24th year of its launch. Inside China, the community of Falun Gong practitioners continue to face digital surveillance, unjust detention and sentences, and death due to persecution. Outside of China, the CCP exerts its influence to carry out transnational repression against Falun Gong adherents. READ

July 2023

In this report published in May 2023, the Falun Dafa Information Center examines the presence of Falun Gong practitioners and clubs on dozens of university campuses across the United States, and the various ways in which the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) persecution of Falun Gong impacts campus events, student experiences, and textbooks used in Chinese-language courses.  READ

May 2023

This brief by the Falun Dafa Information Center contextualizes the Chinese Communist Party’s brutal persecution of Falun Gong in 2022 to broader societal themes and international events through five key trends. Following these trends, this report looks ahead at how these trends will play out in the coming years and what new trends may emerge. READ

January 2023

In this report published in May 2023, the Falun Dafa Information Center examines the presence of Falun Gong practitioners and clubs on dozens of university campuses across the United States, and the various ways in which the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) persecution of Falun Gong impacts campus events, student experiences, and textbooks used in Chinese-language courses.  READ

March 2022

Testimonies and Statements

On March 20, 2024, the bipartisan, bicameral Congressional-Executive Commission on China (CECC) held a hearing on forced organ harvesting of Chinese prisoners of conscience, including people who practice Falun Gong. Multiple experts, including Falun Dafa Information Center researcher Cynthia Sun, provided testimony. READ

March 2024

On September 12, 2023, the bipartisan, bicameral Congressional-Executive Commission on China (CECC) held a hearing on the Chinese regime’s transnational repression. Among those who submitted statements was Levi Browde, Executive Director of the Falun Dafa Information Center. READ

September 2023

The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) hosted a hearing on May 10, 2023, that examined transnational repression on the basis of religion, belief, or advocacy for religious freedom and how the United State can respond accordingly. The Falun Dafa Information Center submitted a written statement addressing transnational repression of Falun Gong practitioners in the United States. READ

May 2023

Articles

The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) is mobilizing institutions throughout Chinese society and the ubiquitous WeChat app to spread false propaganda demonizing Falun Gong and garner millions of signatures on a petition against the faith and other banned religious groups, according to new research by the Falun Dafa Information Center on January 18, 2024. READ

January 2024

Amid the Chinese Communist Party’s renewed focus on regime security, the crackdown on Falun Gong has become a top priority for central and local authorities. Work reports, speeches, and directives from at least 12 provinces since 2017 highlight the violent campaign against Falun Gong as key to controlling the population and maintaining political power. Public statements by top security officials in 2023 signal an end to years of silence, correlating with intensified persecution observed by the Falun Dafa Information Center since the COVID-19 pandemic. This article, published by the Falun Dafa Information Center on December 6, 2023, details these developments. READ

December 2023

Pervasive state surveillance has facilitated the detention of over 50 Falun Gong practitioners since November 2022. High-tech surveillance has swelled in China over the past two decades, but its expansion accelerated at an even faster pace during the COVID-19 pandemic. Reports from Minghui, an overseas Falun Gong website that publishes first-hand accounts from citizen journalists across China, show that video surveillance played a significant role in the detention and sentencing of dozens of Falun Gong practitioners over the past year. READ

December 2023

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