Over 600 Falun Dafa practitioners attended the celebration. Crowds enjoyed cultural performances throughout the day, including dances, vocalists, a variety of musical instruments, martial arts, and calligraphy. Several practitioners also spoke about how they had benefited from practicing Dafa.
As the Lunar New Year approaches, practitioners around the world have been gathering to celebrate and express their gratitude to the founder of Falun Gong. Practitioners in Taiwan gathered on Liberty Square at the Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall for the occasion. One participant said, “Tears filled my eyes today. I was moved that Master imparted this great practice to the world.”
Practitioners in many cities came together to study the Dafa teachings, do the exercises as a group, and discuss their experiences. New practitioners shared how their health was restored and how they handled interpersonal conflicts better based on Dafa's principles. One of them said, “I can feel the real changes inside me, and these are the best days of my life."
One of the ten most influential scientists of the year named by Nature magazine included Professor Wendy Rogers, whose research she hopes will curb the killing of prisoners of conscience for organs in China.
Hubei Woman Dies Weeks after Being Released from Brainwashing Center—Family Suspects She Was Drugged
Ms. Wan Dajiu was arrested again not long after serving four years in prison for practicing Falun Gong. She was in a delirious state when released, and died shortly afterwards.
The story of of a practitioner who despite being imprisoned, continued clarifying the facts to everyone he encountered. He refused to conform to the persecutors’ demands, yet was spared hard labor and mistreatment, and gained the respect of other inmates.
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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
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