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Members of the Hong Kong Youth Care Association hold an anti-Falun Gong protest in Hong Kong on April 18, 2015. (Poon Zai-shu/The Epoch Times)
Members of the Hong Kong Youth Care Association hold an anti-Falun Gong protest in Hong Kong on April 18, 2015. (Poon Zai-shu/The Epoch Times)

They came in the hundreds in their lime green T-shirts and placards. Lining up on the sidewalks, they made threatening gestures and hurled raucous abuse...

  • Thousands of Falun Gong practitioners march in a parade along 42nd Street in New York for World Falun Dafa Day on May 12, 2017. (Evan Ningn/The Epoch Times)

    The Most Underreported Story in Modern China

    On May 13, 1992, a youthful-looking, 41-year-old Chinese northeasterner began lecturing on traditional morality and cosmic principles in his hometown of Changchun, the capital of... Read more

  • Mr. Li Hongzhi, the founder of Falun Gong, attends the 2017 New York Falun Dafa Experience Sharing Conference at Barclays Center, Brooklyn, on May 14, 2017. (Larry Dye/The Epoch Times)

    Falun Dafa Founder Speaks at Annual New York Conference

    NEW YORK—Wearing their trademark yellow T-shirts or blue jackets, practitioners of Falun Dafa, a traditional Chinese spiritual discipline, could be spotted over the extended weekend... Read more

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    Falun Dafa Marks 25 Years With Grand Parade in Manhattan

    NEW YORK—Over 10,000 Falun Dafa practitioners from 57 countries and regions assembled in Manhattan on May 12 for a grand parade, the centerpiece event of... Read more

  • Conservative MP Peter Kent, co-chair of Parliamentary Friends of Falun Gong, speaks at a celebration on Parliament Hill marking the 25th anniversary of Falun Gong, May 9, 2017. (Evan Ning/Epoch Times)

    MPs Applaud Falun Gong and Adherents’ Peaceful Advocacy Amid Adversity

    OTTAWA—More than a dozen parliamentarians from all parties joined over 600 Falun Gong practitioners on Parliament Hill on May 9 to celebrate the 25th anniversary... Read more

  • Thousands of Falun Gong practitioners perform one of the practice’s five exercises, the “Falun Standing Stance,” in Guangzhou, southern China, in 1998.

    Finding the Balance Between Ancient and Modern

    How an accomplished professor of orthopedics and other modern professionals harmonize their modern lives with an ancient Chinese spiritual practice Most of the week, Joshua... Read more

  • MP Peter Kent speaks at a press conference in support of efforts to secure the release of Canadian citizen Qian Sun 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

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    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

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