China Uncensored: What is Falun Gong?

April 26, 2014 Updated: April 26, 2014

What is Falun Gong, or Falun Dafa as it’s also known? And why is Falun Gong being persecuted in China? On this episode of China Uncensored, I’ll answer these questions for you.

In 1999, former Chinese leader Jiang Zemin turned the Communist Party against 100 million Chinese people and began a persecution that lasts to this day. With roots in Buddhist and Daoist thought and philosophy, Falun Gong founder Li Hongzhi’s meditation qigong practice grew to become a major force in Chinese society.