Between the New Year and the Chinese Spring Festival (Lunar New Year), Falun Gong practitioners have participated in all kinds of celebrations, contributing to their communities and introducing this ancient Chinese cultivation practice to the public. This newsletter covers the events in Australia, New Zealand, England, Greece, Bulgaria, and the United States.
Taking the Opportunity of Chinese New Year to Raise Awareness About the Persecution of Falun Gong in China
Falun Gong practitioners around the world, the vast majority of whom are of Chinese descent, continue to raise awareness of the persecution of the practice in China even during the most important Chinese holiday. Two such events were held a continent apart in New York and Helsinki.
Hundreds of practitioners gathered at Edinburgh Place near Hong Kong City Hall on January 28, to celebrate the New Year and send best regards to Mr. Li Hongzhi, the founder of Falun Dafa. Attendees included local practitioners in Hong Kong, as well as immigrants and visitors from mainland China. While speaking of the the great benefits they have received from Falun Dafa, several practitioners were moved to tears.
Ms. Yang Xiuhua barely survived after being injected with unknown drugs at Heilongjiang Women's Prison. After her release, she learned that Ms. Bi Yunping, also detained there for practicing Falun Gong, had died from the same abuse that same day.
Mr. Zuo's friends, who had come to pick up him from prison, learned that he had been whisked away hours earlier by agents from his local community. He has not been heard from since.
With all other methods of mass communication closed to Falun Dafa practitioners, banners and posters have become an effective way to bring information about Dafa to the public and expose the persecution.
~ Journeys of Cultivation ~
~ Accounts of Persecution ~
~ Young Practitioners' Experiences ~
~ Improving Oneself ~
Death Toll Reaches Genocidal Proportions
Estimates put the number who have perished as a result of persecution at over one million.
Organ Harvesting Atrocities
Evidence suggests over 60,000 killed for their organs in an illicit state-sanctioned organ trade.
A Fundamental Misconception
Chinese state media reports falsely claim that practicing Falun Gong has led to 1,400 deaths.
Self-Immolation: An Elaborate Hoax
A 2001 TV broadcast of people setting themselves on fire was actually a propaganda ploy.
April 25 Peaceful Appeal
The most peaceful protest in history is called a 'siege' by top party brass
Prosecuting Jiang Zemin
Bringing the prime culprit in the persecution to justice
More Basic Truths
A primer on the web of lies upon which the persecution was built
Learn About Falun Dafa
An advanced practice of self-cultivation freely available to all