Persecution Throughout Society

  • 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.
  • Large Numbers of Falun Gong Practitioners Targeted for Persecution and Arrest in 2009, Says Congressional-Executive Commission on China (Excerpt)

    In its 2009 Annual Report released last week, the U.S. Government's Congressional-Executive Commission on China thoroughly documents the continued and intensified targeting of Falun Gong practitioners by the Chinese security apparatus over the past year. The section on Falun Gong cites, in particular, the involvement of top Chinese Communist Party officials in directing a "strike hard" campaign against Falun Gong, as well as the robust activity of the extralegal 6-10 Office in carrying out such directives.
  • The Chinese Communist Party's Desperate Attempts to Avoid Losing Face while Hosting the Olympics

    According to a reliable source, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) recently transferred criminal justice students in colleges nationally to Beijing in succession as "servers" and turned taxi drivers in Beijing into armed police. The party claims this is necessary to ensure the safety of the Olympic Games. On the one hand, it exposes how the CCP wants to destroy more people as they kidnap the students and force the taxi drivers into being armed police in the public security system, risking their lives. On the other hand, it exposes the desperate state that the CCP is in, fearing every living thing is their enemy.
  • Villagers Who Support Justice Threatened in Liaoning Province

    On May 1st, 2007, Falun Dafa practitioner Jing Yongan was arrested by police because he hung up a banner exposing the persecution in the village. Mr. Jing is now being detained. Villagers from Daolan Village wrote a letter to higher officials to plead for Mr. Jing's release. In response, the Politics and Law Enforcement Office and 610 Office of Kangping County went to the village to "investigate" the case and threatened the villagers for trying to support justice.
  • Daqing City in Heilongjiang Province Police Arrest and Beat Local Residents for Reading Falun Gong Leaflets at Lantern Festival

    It was March 4th, the 15th day of the Chinese New Year. Tens of thousands of residents gathered to enjoy lanterns and fireworks in Shiji Square in Dongfeng New Village, Daqing City. Over one thousand undercover police and armed police were among the crowd. Practitioners distributed free handouts that informed people about the true nature of Falun Gong among the crowd. It was quite risky. They could have been arrested if they were discovered. The police arrested some residents for reading the handouts. Several of them were sent to the Daqing City Detention Centre. The police beat them before questioning and interrogated them the whole night without allowing any of them to sleep.