Persecution Throughout Society

  • Third List of Persecutors of Falun Gong Submitted to Governments in the U.S., Canada, U.K., Australia and New Zealand

    Clearharmony calls on officials in China to immediately stop following the persecution policies and make up for the harm they have caused to Falun Gong practitioners.
  • Chinese Police Given Quotas for Falun Gong Arrests

    In the past 20 years of persecution of Falun Gong by the Chinese Communist Party, police are known to have been given arrest quotas and face punishment if they fail to meet them. Those who meet or exceed quotas are given bonuses or other rewards.
  • Military Doctor Remains Firm in Her Belief Despite Eight Year Sentence

    Ms. Wang Weizhen, a military doctor in Liaoning Province, was sentenced to 8 years of imprisonment for practicing Falun Gong. After being taken to the Liaoning Women’s Prison on January 5, 2017, her health deteriorated, and she is currently held in the old and disabled division.
  • 245 Falun Gong Practitioners Arrested in March 2019

    According to information collected by Minghui.org, the month of March 2019 recorded 245 cases of Falun Gong practitioners arrested and another 162 harassed in China for refusing to renounce their faith.
  • What Goes Around Comes Around: Persecutors Meet Their Due

    It has been over 16 years since Jiang Zemin, former head of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), started the persecution of Falun Gong.
  • April 25, 1999: Courageously Upholding Belief

    The peaceful demonstration of over 10,000 Falun Gong practitioners in Beijing on April 25, 1999, was the beginning of 15 years of non-violent resistance to the brutal persecution of a group of people who follow the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance. The event marked a turning point for participants and witnesses alike, and also made a long-lasting impact on the rest of the world.
  • The ‘Tiananmen Square Self-Immolation’ Is a Poorly Orchestrated Hoax by the Chinese Regime to Defame Falun Gong in Order to Legitimize and Intensify the Persecution

    The so-called "Tiananmen Square self-immolation" from Jan. 23, 2001 in central Beijing is a hoax, planned and executed by the Chinese communist regime to defame the traditional spiritual practice of Falun Gong.
  • April 25 Peaceful Appeal: 14 Years of Courage

    On April 25, 1999, approximately 10,000 practitioners gathered quietly in Beijing to appeal to the central government for the right to practice Falun Gong. They came from all walks of life and regions of the country to ask the Chinese Communist regime to cease its escalating harassment, and ensure protection for basic human rights.
  • The Crimes of the CCP's Political and Legislative Affairs Committee

    After the Wang Lijun incident in February, and especially since Bo Xilai stepped down, more and more dark secrets of the Chinese Communist Party's (CCP) Political and Legislative Affairs Committee (PLAC) have been exposed. The crimes of Zhou Yongkang, head of the PLAC, are also surfacing. The PLAC, and its supposed role of “maintaining stability,” is really the most unstable factor in Chinese society.
  • Please Pay Attention to a Developing Story: An Appeal with 300 Thumbprints Sent to Politburo

    Please pay attention to the developing appeal on behalf of a Falun Gong practitioner in which the thumbprints of 300 villagers were sent to the Politburo. This has shocked the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). The petition urges the authorities to release Falun Gong practitioner Mr. Wang Xiaodong. Mr. Wang was arrested on February 25 after police found a Falun Gong CD in his home in Zhouguantun Village, Fu Town, Botou City, Hebei Province.
  • Chinese Communist Regime Uses Tour Guides to Deceive and Threaten Visitors to Hong Kong

    A practitioner and his wife from mainland China went on a trip to Hong Kong in April 2010. Being part of a tour group, they noticed that Chinese Communist Party (CCP) agents were posing as tour guides to spread malicious rumours and lies to the tourists. This particular person, claiming to be a tour guide, is from the Shenzhen Tourist Company. He said that practitioners who speak with tourists about Falun Gong in Hong Kong do not have regular jobs and have been hired to do this work. They also said that the people talking are not real practitioners and that whoever listens to or reads their materials will not only be punished themselves, but they will also implicate others in the same tour group.
  • Disbarred Chinese Lawyer: True Loser is the Legal System

    The Beijing Municipal Bureau of Justice in a hearing on April 22nd revoked the law licences of two attorneys, Tang Jitian and Liu Wei, both of whom are well-known for defending Falun Gong adherents and others who are disenfranchised in China. Prior to the hearing, Tang Jitian spoke to reporters outside the courtroom. He characterized the situation as just another attempt by the authorities to intimidate and suppress lawyers. In actuality, he said, the authorities were only jeopardizing their own moral and legal credibility with the people of China.
  • Party Officials in Deyang City Force Residents to Sign "Pledge Card"

    Since this March, the Deyang Municipal Party Committee in Sichuan Province and the 610 Office (an organisation of special agents just for persecuting Falun Gong) have been forcing residents to sign "pledge cards" against Falun Gong and are distributing brochures attacking and slandering Falun Gong. In the Guanghua community at Dongshanbei Lane, residents who receive low-income financial assistance are forced to sign pledge cards against Falun Gong. Otherwise, their payments are withheld. In the Fourth Team of Nanxing town, most residents have signed the pledge card. They were told that if they did not sign, their children cannot join the army or go to college in the future.
  • The Truth About the April 25 Appeal -- Deceptive Propaganda Twists Peaceful Protest into "Justification" for Violent Repression

    In the morning of April 25, 1999, over 10,000 Falun Gong practitioners began to gather in neat order outside the State Appeals Office in Beijing, close to Zhongnanhai, the CCP's central government compound. They sought a return of the open environment to practise Falun Gong that they had enjoyed for years, and more specifically, the release of dozens of practitioners who had recently been arrested in nearby Tianjin City.
  • Interview with a Participant of the April 25 Appeal

    On April 25, 1999, more than ten thousand Falun Gong practitioners went to Beijing to peacefully appeal. Several months later, former Chinese Communist Party (CCP) head Jiang Zemin, using this event as a pretext, launched the persecution of Falun Gong. This brutal persecution is still going on in China. Falun Gong practitioner Guoping Deng and his wife participated in the appeal on April 25, 1999. The following is an excerpt of an interview with him.