More than 120 vocalists from across four continents gathered in New York City for a three-day competition that would "promote traditional vocal arts of pure authenticity, pure goodness, and pure beauty." The contestants included professional singers, professional-level enthusiasts, and students. "There are no other vocal competitions in modern society that are tailored for Chinese bel canto singers," said award winner Xuefeng Wan.
A practitioner overcomes imprisonment and other forms of brutal persecution with firm belief, righteous thoughts, clarifying the truth, and removing her attachments.
“My husband initially objected to my practicing Falun Gong, and I went out to clarify the truth behind his back. We had many conflicts because of that. I enlightened that righteousness is practiced by practitioners who cultivate well. I've since looked within. Along with improving in cultivation, my home environment changed, and my husband no longer stops me from telling people about Falun Gong.”
The persecution of Falun Gong has claimed another life, this time in Henan Province. A 70-year-old woman was released on medical parole after being diagnosed with cancer. She recovered by doing Falun Gong exercises at home, only to be harassed frequently by police. Her health quickly declined, and she died in October.
The Falun Gong group, which has been invited to perform in the parade for 15 years, was the largest entry and one of the highlights of the event.
A Korean War veteran enjoyed the Tian Guo Marching Band's performance and voiced his support for the practitioners: “Each person should have the freedom to carry out his beliefs.”
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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
Learn About Falun Dafa
An advanced practice of self-cultivation freely available to all