Taiwan and Mainland China share the same consanguinity, history, culture and language. Regarding Falun Gong, however, Taiwan’s constitution and law safeguard Falun Gong practitioners’ freedom of belief, and the Taiwanese people in general respect Falun Gong as a positive spiritual discipline. According to an in-comprehensive survey there are hundreds of thousands of Falun Gong practitioners in Taiwan.
The Taiwanese government has been one of the few executive branches to firmly speak out against the persecution of Falun Gong. Taiwan’s incumbent president, Ms. Tsai Ing-wen, as well as all former presidents, have expressed their support for Falun Gong.
In the past 17 years, Taiwan Congress and more than 20 city and county councils have passed human rights resolutions brought forth by the Legislative Yuan in support of Falun Gong and calling for an end to the persecution. Between 2015 and 2017, there were 14 city/prefecture/county councils passing resolutions that supported Chinese citizens’ lawsuits against Jiang Zemin for persecuting Falun Gong and urged the Chinese authorities to stop organ harvesting from Falun Gong practitioners.