When the Chinese Communist Party launched the persecution campaign against Falun Gong 20 years ago, the world was, understandably, caught off-guard. After all, few in the west even knew what Falun Gong was, nor did they realize there were 100 million people doing Falun Gong in China at the time.\n\n\n\nWhile some western media did their homework and produced investigative reports that provided real insight into the crisis (in 2001, the Wall Street Journal won a Pulitzer Prize exposing the violent campaign against Falun Gong practitioners and the Washington Post followed with their own ground-breaking coverage), for the most part, news coverage of Falun Gong has been very sparse, and in some cases, framed by the Chinese regime's relentless drum of propaganda.\n\n\n\nSo, what\u2019s the real story? \n\n\n\nWhat is Falun Gong really all about, what exactly is happening in China, and what is the impact?\n\n\n\nThe following articles aim to answer these questions and more\u2026\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\nThe Falun Gong Story\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n01 | Ancient Roots, Almost Lost\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\nOrigins of Falun GongHistory of Qigong and Its Relationship to Buddhism, TaoismWhat is Tao, the Way, or the Fa?Destruction of Traditional Culture by the Chinese Communist PartyIntroduction of Falun Gong and Cultural Renewal in ChinaRead the Article \u00bb\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n02 | The Rise of Falun Gong\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\nFalun Gong's Humble BeginningsMiraculous Healing Effects of Falun GongHow are Falun Gong Teachings Different from Other Schools"The True Ancient, Good Things are Coming Back!"Praise by the Chinese Ministry of Public SecurityPraise by the Chinese State-run MediaAwards and Recognitions of Falun Gong and Mr. LiFalun Gong Books Became National Bestsellers100 Million Learning Falun Dafa Around the WorldRead the Article \u00bb\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n03 | Eve of Persecution\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\nFalun Gong Withdraws from the State-run Qigong AssociationState-run Media Start to Criticize and Attack Falun GongApril 25, 1999: Gathering at ZhongnanhaiAngered Jiang Zemin Pursues CrackdownResponse of Chinese lawyers and International ExpertsRead the Article \u00bb\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n04 | Terror Unleashed\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\nJuly 20, 1999: The Crackdown Begins"Eradicate Them in 3 Months" - Jiang ZeminGestapo-like "610 Office"Police Raids, Kidnapping, ImprisonmentNationwide Burning of Falun Gong BooksShow Trial: 18 Years in Prison for Practicing Falun GongTorture and First Deaths in CustodyPractitioner's Last Resort: Tiananmen SquareThe Crippling Cost of TyrannyPropaganda is Failing. The Tiananmen "Self-immolation": A Hoax that Turns the TideRead the Article \u00bb\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n05 | Violent Suppression of 100 Million People\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\nWhy is Falun Gong Persecuted?TortureImprisonment and BrainwashingOrgan HarvestingCensorship and Propaganda Fuel ViolenceSocial and Economic ImpactRead the Article \u00bb\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n06 | Peaceful Resistance\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\nPeaceful ResistanceRead the Article \u00bb\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n.