New York: NTDTV's First Global Chinese Piano Competition Concludes (Photos)

( After three days of competition, NTDTV's First Global Chinese Piano Competition concluded on October 2, 2008. The chair of the judges committee Ma Changzi said, "It is not important who wins. The importance of this competition is that traditional and classical music get promoted, and more people will benefit from hearing the best music."

Chinese Official Arrives in Taiwan, Falun Gong Practitioners Protest (Photos)

( On November 3, 2008, Chen Yunlin, President of the China-based Association for Relations Across the Taiwan Straits (ARATS), arrived in Taiwan. The Taiwan-based Straits Exchange Foundation (SEF) set up a reception banquet in the Taipei 101 Building. Afterwards, as Chen stepped outside the 101 Building, over 200 Falun Gong practitioners called out, "Falun Dafa is good!" and "Stop persecuting Falun Gong!"

The Divine Land Marching Band Is Popular in Mysore, India (Photos)

( On October 7, the Divine Land Marching Band, consisting of Falun Gong practitioners from Taiwan, Malaysia, and Singapore, was invited to perform at the Dasara Festival in Mysore, India. More than 400 thousand people, including monks and lamas, attended this Buddhist event. The Divine Land Marching Band received a warm welcome.

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