World Falun Dafa Day, Worldwide News

  • The Epoch Times: Resolution Calls for FBI Inquiry into Hate Crimes

    The resolution calls on Queens District Attorney to charge those arrested in recent attacks on Falun Gong practitioners with hate crimes. A hate crime denotes attacks on specific people based on their religion or beliefs and additional penalties apply to those convicted of it. In addition, the resolution will ask the FBI to investigate allegations that the Chinese Communist Party is behind the attacks.
  • Taiwan Legislator Lai Ching-teh: Seeing Falun Gong Banners More Valuable Than Seeing Scenery

    In July, three thousand mainland Chinese tourists a day will visit Taiwan for the first time. However, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP)'s National Tour Bureau requested that the tourist sites in Taiwan do not have Falun Gong and Tibet independence information. Legislator Lai Ching-teh called on each county and city government not to comply.
  • United States: New York Council Member Calls for Inquiry into Hate Crimes against Falun Gong Practitioners

    Mr. Avella said we must stand together, because if Falun Gong practitioners are attacked today, then tomorrow others would be attacked. He said people in America have the freedom of belief and speech and if somebody is attacked because of his belief, then nobody is safe.
  • Australian Police: Attackers Against Falun Gong Will be Investigated, Charged and Deported

    After pro-CCP mobs attacked Falun Gong practitioners in Flushing, New York, Australian federal and New South Wales police departments met with some Falun Gong practitioner representatives. After learning about the violence in Flushing and the increasing harassment and assault of Falun Gong practitioners in Australia, the police clearly expressed that they would pay close attention to the situation, and that the police would have responsibility to investigate the cases.
  • Australian Senate Passes a Resolution, Calling for an End to the CCP's Persecution of Falun Gong

    On the afternoon of June 24, 2008, the Australian Senate Passed Resolution No. 127, urging the Chinese Communist regime to stop the persecution of Falun Gong practitioners. The resolution was adopted unanimously by all parties. It was the first time that the Australian Parliament officially expressed its position since the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) launched the persecution of Falun Gong in July 1999
  • The Mid-USA Falun Dafa Association Warns CCP-Controlled Hooligans

    Since May 17, assaults against Falun Gong practitioners have taken place in Flushing, NY. On June 16, a Chinese Communist Party-controlled hooligan cursed Falun Gong practitioners on the street and beat practitioner Pan Hongyi, who is the deputy-chief editor of the Epoch Times newspaper. Police arrested the assailant. Yang Sen, the chair of the Mid-USA Falun Dafa Association, said, "Falun Gong practitioners will not give in to any tyrant powers."
  • United States: Divine Land Marching Band Performs at Chinese American Athletic Tournament in Cupertino

    The 24th Taiwanese & Chinese American Athletic Tournament of San Francisco Bay Area was held at De Anza College in Cupertino, California on June 22, 2008. The local chapter of the Divine Land Marching Band took part in the event, making a deep impression on those in attendance.
  • Australia: Additional Service Booth Established in Sydney to Help People Withdraw from the Chinese Communist Party

    At 11a.m., June 21, the establishment of the Campsie Quitting the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) Service Booth was announced at a rally held in the district. Director of the booth, Mr. Huang, condemned Zhou Yongkang, a CCP Central Politburo standing member, for directing the violence in Flushing, New York City, against Falun Gong.
  • The Epoch Times: Man Accused of Attacking Falun Gong Practitioner in Brooklyn Arrested

    A man accused of attacking a Falun Gong practitioner in New York was arrested by police in Flushing today and taken to the NYPD's 68th Precinct station in Brooklyn. Wei Qiu, accused of assaulting John Yu with a metal steering wheel lock in Brooklyn on June 15, was arrested in Queens while distributing anti-Falun Gong flyers written in Chinese.
  • Malaysia: Statement in Local Chinese Newspaper Counters CCP's False Allegations of Falun Gong Interfering with Earthquake Disaster Relief

    Overseas Chinese Daily News in the State of Sabah, Malaysia published a statement several days ago clarifying the truth regarding the false allegations of Falun Gong practitioners "interfering with Chinese collecting donations for Sichuan earthquake relief" in Flushing, New York. The allegations, first made by China's state-run propaganda machine, have been carried in Chinese language television and newspaper reports around the world.
  • Taiwan: Civil Groups Protest Persecution of Falun Gong in Taoyuan

    The Human Rights Torch Relay (HRTR), initiated by the Coalition to Investigate the Persecution of Falun Gong (CIPFG), arrived at Hsianmin Square in front of Taiwan's Taoyuan County government building on June 14, 2008. Many eminent guests spoke about China's human rights at the ceremony and denounced the persecution against Falun gong practitioners.

    The widow of Yu Zhou, a well-known musician and Falun Gong adherent who died from abuse in police custody in February, has been arrested and is at serious risk of being sentenced to a long prison term. Xu Na, herself an award-winning artist, has remained in detention since the couple's arrest. In April, her family was notified that she was to be charged with "using a heretical organisation to undermine implementation of the law," a vague provision of the penal code commonly used to sentence Falun Gong adherents to prison terms of up to 12 years.
  • United States: Chinese People in Flushing Support the Parade and Rally against the Persecution

    On June 14, more than 3,000 Falun Gong practitioners from all over the world held a grand parade in Flushing, New York. The CCP claimed more than 2,000 Chinese anti-Falun Gong organisations would be assembled in Flushing to overwhelm the grand parade, but only several dozen CCP people showed up.
  • United States: "This Is Flushing, New York – Not Tiananmen Square"

    On June 14, 2008, more than 3,000 Falun Gong practitioners held a large-scale parade and rally in support of more than 38 million Chinese people who have quit the CCP. The theme of the parade was to display the wonderfulness of Falun Dafa, expose the CCP's persecution and encourage more people to quit the CCP.
  • New Zealand: Patiently Explaining the Facts Resolves a Disturbance in front of the Chinese Embassy in Auckland

    Mr. Cao said, "At this disastrous time, the CCP slanders Falun Gong again to incite hatred. Thus we must stand here to explain the facts. We have been here for more than seven years. As soon as the CCP stops the persecution of Falun Gong, we will stop standing here." Mr. Cao pointed at the banner that read "Stop inciting hatred and stop the persecution of Falun Gong", and said, "This banner has been here for seven years. The CCP still incites hatred and carries out the persecution of Falun Gong. As long as it does not stop, we will continue standing here!"