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Personal Accounts

The persecution of Falun Gong targeted 100 million people in China, and decimated countless families and communities across China. Below, we offer a glimpse into the human cost of this persecution with up-close and personal stories of those who were killed, those who survived, and those struggling to the freedom of others. These are their stories…

The persecution of Falun Gong targeted 100 million people in China, and decimated countless families and communities across China. These are their stories…

Californian’s Mother Sentenced, Diaspora Targeted

Dear Reader,Since our last update, two young women in the United States received devasting news about their family members in China, with one’s mother given a harsh sentence and the other’s father detained.In other news: Two more U.S. states passed legislation targeting complicity in forced organ harvesting A Falun Gong practitioner testified to the Canadian...

Mother of California Resident Unjustly Given Long Prison Term in China

The Falun Dafa Information Center learned after months of silence that Ms. Kong Qingping, the mother of a California resident, was sentenced to seven years in prison and fined 30,000 yuan (4,140 USD) on November 10, 2023, and that her appeal to the sentence was rejected on March 25, 2024. It was previously only known...

New Short Film Documents Alarming Transnational Repression in the U.S. and Around the World

For more than 20 years, the long arm of Beijing has targeted Falun Gong in the United States and around the world in an illicit and increasingly sophisticated campaign to malign and silence. A new 20-minute documentary released today by the Falun Dafa Information Center sheds light on this alarming story. Watch Here Emily Myers...

25th Year Anniversary

For 25 years, people who practice Falun Gong in China have been the victims of the Chinese regime’s campaign to eradicate the spiritual practice. They regularly face harassment by authorities, arbitrary detention, unthinkable forms of torture, and even death in custody. Moreover, the campaign is increasingly reaching beyond China’s borders, with practitioners around the world facing physical...

Bomb Threats to Shen Yun, Hearing on Organ Harvesting

Dear Reader,New incidents in the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) campaign to silence Shen Yun Performing Arts have reached an alarming level as emails in recent weeks threatened to detonate explosives at theaters and at Shen Yun’s training facilities while the tires of company buses were slashed. In other news: The U.S. Congressional-Executive Commission on China holds...

Shanghai Police Force Eviction of Falun Gong Practitioner

On February 7, 2024, a Shanghai resident arrived home to her apartment, only to discover police seals taped diagonally across her front door. Pudong New Area, where Ms. Chen Wei resides, is famously known for the Shanghai Tower, World Financial Center, and the first free trade zone in China. But under the glamorous exterior, lays a...

Congressional-Executive Commission on China Holds Hearing on Forced Organ Harvesting

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 from the Falun Dafa Information Center, provided testimony to stop the crime of organ harvesting. “Forced organ harvesting on an industrial scale...

The Falun Gong Distortion

The New York Times’ Falun Gong Distortion How the “paper of record” repeatedly failed to cover atrocities against Falun Gong, and amplified Chinese Communist Party propaganda with devastating results New York Times headquarters (stock.adobe.com) Key Findings The Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP’s) violent campaign to eradicate the Falun Gong spiritual group is one of the most...

New Report: In Covering Falun Gong, New York Times Distorts, Ignores, and Maligns 

New York—The New York Times has repeatedly failed to cover atrocities against Falun Gong, while amplifying Chinese Communist Party (CCP) propaganda about the community, with devastating results, according to a report published today by the Falun Dafa Information Center. These problems have increased over time, leaving readers with a severely slanted understanding of Falun Gong...

Husband of You Ling

Mr. Zhou Deyong, a senior geological engineer in Shandong Province, was arrested in a police sweep with 10 other Falun Gong practitioners and their family members on April 23, 2021. He has since been held at the Binhai Detention Center.

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Full family photo of the Wang's in China, 1994. Pictured left to right are the two oldest daughters, mother Mrs. Aihua Liu, daughter Lydia Wang, son Steven Wang and father Mr. Guanghui Wang.

Mother of Steven and Lydia Wang

Steven Wang, a principal dancer in New York, remembers when he received news of his father’s passing in 2009. His parents both practiced Falun Gong, a spiritual Buddhist faith that is now being persecuted by the Chinese Communist Party. In 2016, his widowed mother attempted to visit him in New York for his wedding but Chinese authorities blocked her from leaving due to her faith in Falun Gong.

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Mother of Simon Zhang

On Chinese New Year (three days before the Beijing Winter Olympics’ Opening Ceremony), police arrested and detained Ms. Yunzhi Ji. Authorities attempted to silence her because she was previously found with paper notes, stickers, and materials printed with Falun Gong information in her home. After two weeks in detention, she fell into a coma due to the abuse and passed away 49 days after her initial arrest.

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Mother of Amy Yu

Amy Yu, a fashion designer in London, has not seen her parents in 22 years. In 2016, Amy’s parents attempted to visit her in London but Chinese authorities blocked them. After rejecting their passport and visa applications, her parents were told they would never become passport holders because of their faith in Falun Gong.

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Mother of Lucy Liu

Lucy’s mother, Liu Yan, was arrested by Chinese authorities on Sept. 30, 2021, in Kunming, the capital city of Yunnan Province in southwest China, and has been detained there ever since. Prior to this recent arrest, both of Lucy’s parents were sentenced to several years in prison where they were “tortured, brainwashed, and forced into slave labour,” according to Lucy.

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Parents of Grace Chen

In October of 2020, Grace Chen’s parents were studying the teachings of Falun Gong with other Falun Gong practitioners in Changsha city when police broke in and arrested them all. Subsequently, they have been detained and denied communication with family. 16-year-old Grace, who is studying in New York, calls upon all kindhearted people to help rescue her parents.

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Sister of Wendy Zhao

On February 5, 2020, Mr. Xie and his wife, Zhao, were arrested by the police from Guilin Qixing police station in the name of “checking body temperature.” The officers confiscated Falun Gong books and other related paraphernalia. On February 8, 2020, the police admitted that they were arrested for handing out Falun Gong materials. Ms. Zhao’s older sister, Wendy Zhao, currently resides in Cincinnati, Ohio.

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