China Human Rights

  • MP Peter Kent speaks at a press conference in support of efforts to secure the release of Canadian citizen Sun Qian detained in China for her practice of Falun Gong, on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on May 9, 2017. (Jonathan Ren/NTD Television)

    MPs Call for Release of Canadian Citizen Detained in China

    OTTAWA—A group of MPs from three parties along with a former justice minister is calling for the release of a Canadian citizen who was arrested... Read more

  • The identification card of Chinese-Canadian Falun Gong practitioner Sun Qian. (The Epoch Times)

    Canadian Falun Gong Practitioner Detained in Beijing

    A Chinese-Canadian businesswoman who practices Falun Gong has been held against her will by the Beijing security apparatus since February. Sun Qian, 51, is the... Read more

  • (L-R) Miss World Canada Anastasia Lin, former Member of Parliament (MP) Irwin Cotler, and MP Garnett Genuis at the at the National Press Theatre on April 4th, 2017 (

    Films on China’s Organ Harvesting Screened by Canadian MPs on Parliament Hill

    One feature film and one documentary, both about organ harvesting in China, were recently screened in Ottawa. The screenings, sponsored by two Canadian members of... Read more

  • John McCallum, Canada’s Ambassador to the People’s Republic of China, at a meeting of the House of Commons Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development in Ottawa on May 2, 2017. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick)

    Ottawa Urged to Press China for Release of Canadian Citizen

    OTTAWA—MPs say the Trudeau government should raise its voice and intervene at high levels about a Canadian arrested in China in order to prevent her... Read more

  • Audience members at the conference on Prevention of Mass Violence and Promotion of Tolerance at Presidency University in Kolkata, India on February 28th, 2017 (

    Human Rights Conference in India Highlights Chinese Organ Harvesting

    At a conference at Presidency University in Kolkata, India, devoted to the subject of genocide, many audience members were introduced to the ongoing atrocities occurring in... Read more

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    Candies Wrapped in the Bitterness of Chinese Forced Labor

    A Facebook friend of mine who currently lives in Taiwan posted on her page that she went back to Beijing and purchased “Big Shrimp Crunchy... Read more

  • Hongyan Lu speaks at a rally in front of the Chinese embassy on April 25, 2017, to mark the 18th anniversary of Falun Gong practitioners’ large-scale appeal for freedom of belief in China on April 25, 1999, and to call for an end to the persecution of Falun Gong. To her right is Falun Gong practitioner Joanna Qiao holding a sign seeking help to call for the release of Lu’s mother, Huixia Chen, who is detained in China and faces three years' to life imprisonment for her belief. (Donna He/The Epoch Times)

    18th Anniversary of Falun Gong’s Historic Appeal in Beijing Commemorated in Ottawa

    OTTAWA—The largest appeal for freedom of belief in Chinese history was commemorated in front of the Chinese Embassy in Ottawa on April 25, 2017. On... Read more

  • April 25, 1999

    Falun Gong: Marking a Historic Gathering in Beijing

    EDMONTON—”It was a day when goodness truly triumphed.” That’s how Michael Cooper, MP for Edmonton-St. Albert, described the April 25, 1999, event in which an... Read more

  • "Illegal Organ Harvesting" by Xiqiang Dong, Oil on Canvas (41 x 41 inches), 2007.  (The Traditional Culture Arts Center)

    Vienna Parliament Condemns Organ Harvesting in China

    The city of Vienna became the first European capital to echo a European Parliament resolution which censures the Chinese regime for its organ harvesting crimes... Read more

  • Falun Gong practitioners gathered around Zhongnanhai to silently, peacefully appeal for fair treatment on April 25, 1999. (Photo courtesy

    Persecution of Falun Gong Weakens 18 Years After Decisive Appeal

    A safe environment to practice slow-motion exercises and meditate in—that was all practitioners of Falun Gong, a traditional Chinese spiritual practice, were asking for when... Read more

  • MP Garnett Genuis on Parliament Hill on April 10, 2017. He said he hopes his private member's bill aimed at combating forced organ harvesting in China receives all-party support. (NTD Television)

    Tory MP Garnett Genuis Re-introduces Organ Trafficking Bill

    OTTAWA—Conservative MP Garnett Genuis formally introduced his first-ever private member’s bill this week, aimed at combating a grave issue inflicting harm on spiritual believers in... Read more

  • Over 1,500 Falun Gong practitioners from over 30 countries hold a candlelight vigil in front of the Chinese Consulate in San Francisco on Oct. 22, 2016, for those who have died during the persecution in China. (Benjamin Chasteen/Epoch Times)

    72-Year-Old Chinese Woman Imprisoned for Her Faith

    A 72-year-old Chinese woman was sentenced to prison for handing out fliers about a form of meditation that’s being persecuted by the Chinese Communist Party... Read more

  • Liu Zhimei prior to the persecution of Falun Gong (Minghui)

    Honoring the Memory of Liu Zhimei

    Chao Yu is a graduate of China’s prestigious Tsinghua University. In 1999, after the communist regime began its campaign against the Falun Gong spiritual practice,... Read more

  • Professor Y.Y. Chen speaks to the audience as the moderator of the panel discussion following the screening of “Human Harvest” at the University of Ottawa on April 6, 2017.  (Jonathen Ren/Epoch Times)

    ‘Human Harvest’ Screens at National Health Ethics Week Event in Ottawa

    OTTAWA—On the issue of the Chinese regime’s killing of Falun Gong prisoners of conscience for their organs, the sheer volume of evidence that must be... Read more

  • Falun Gong practitioners raise awareness about organ harvesting and other human rights crimes in China, with residents and tourists in Santa Monica, Calif., on July 17. (Xu Touhui/Epoch Times)

    Petition Urges Xi Jinping to End Forced Organ Harvesting of Falun Gong Practitioners

    NEW YORK—A petition that has garnered nearly 6,000 signatures in just 2 days calls for President Donald Trump to help end the practice of forced... Read more

  • Former religious freedom ambassador Andrew Bennett (L) and Canada’s former ambassador to China David Mulroney at the 6th Parliamentary Forum on Religious Freedom in Ottawa on April 4, 2017. (Donna He/Epoch Times)

    Parliamentary Forum Studies Ways to Advance Religious Freedom in China

    OTTAWA—With Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Canada’s new ambassador to China, John McCallum, ambitious to pursue ever greater engagement with the world’s most populous nation,... Read more

  • Conservative MP Garnett Genuis speaking at the National Press Theatre in Ottawa on April 4, 2017, with Miss World Canada Anastasia Lin on the left. (NTD Television)

    Tory MP Revives Liberal Bill Fighting Forced Organ Harvesting

    OTTAWA—Conservative MP Garnett Genuis is reviving former Liberal MP Irwin Cotler’s private member’s bill that makes it a criminal offence for Canadians to receive organs... Read more

  • Chinese lawyer Yu Wensheng in Beijing on January 12, 2017. (Fred Dufour/AFP/Getty Images)

    In Today’s China, Anyone Could Be the Next Victim: An Interview with Chinese Lawyer Yu Wensheng

    Yu Wensheng, one of the few active human rights lawyers in China not to have been swept up in the spate of arrests in July... Read more

  • Canadian Defense Minister Peter MacKay speaks during the plenary session at the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) 11th Asia Security Summit in Singapore on June 3, 2012. The IISS is being attended by defence officials from around the world.     AFP PHOTO / ROSLAN RAHMAN        (Photo credit should read ROSLAN RAHMAN/AFP/GettyImages)

    Security, Human Rights Critical in Canada-China Trade Talks, Says Peter MacKay

    The Chinese ambassador’s recent remarks that Canada should keep human rights and national security concerns out of free trade negotiations don’t sit well with former... Read more

  • A torture method used on Falun Gong practitioners (Minghui)

    64-Year-Old Woman Recounts Horrific Torture, Rights Abuses

    A 64-year-old woman was severely tortured, according to her recent harrowing account, and was brought “to the verge of death” multiple times for practicing a... Read more

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