Publications, Press Releases

  • EFGIC: Largest Nationwide Arrest Campaign Since July 1999 Taking Place throughout China

    LONDON (EFGIC) — The Chinese Communist Party has been carrying out massive secret arrests across the country, spanning several provinces and many cities, according to numerous sources in China. The arrests are targeting anyone believed to have an affiliation with Falun Gong, and witnesses say that some cities are being controlled under martial law conditions. These mass arrests constitute the largest campaign since July 1999 when the Chinese authorities rounded up tens of thousands of Falun Gong practitioners in makeshift detention centres and stadiums. Many were taken from their homes in the middle of the night.
  • Article from Swiss Newspaper Genève Home Informations: “Beyond suffering …”

    The Maison du Grütli is hosting a remarkable exhibition until 22nd April exposing the many forms of abuse that Falun Gong practitioners in China are subjected to by the Chinese authorities. This exhibition is organized by Falun Gong members, who have seized the opportunity of the sixty first session of the United Nations Human Rights Commission now being held in Geneva as a reminder of their struggle against crimes to which they are victim – parents and children alike – in China.
  • EFGIC: China Genocide Suit on U.S. Supreme Court Steps

    “The defendant will go down in history as one of the most unscrupulous men of the twentieth century, a man who tortured and murdered thousands upon thousands of adherents of Falun Gong, a spiritual practice based on the moral and spiritual principles of truthfulness, compassion and forbearance,” Dr. Marsh says. Apart from the fact that Jiang was never legitimately elected to office, as is required in China by the Constitution, Dr. Marsh argues that such “least wanted” as Jiang Zemin, Saddam Hussein, Adolph Hitler and the Khmer Rouge are per se not legitimate heads of state due to the magnitude of their crimes against humanity.
  • Agence Télégraphique Suisse (ATS): Human Rights - Falun Gong Denounces Torture in China

    The Falun Gong movement demonstrated last Wednesday in front of the Palais des Nations in Geneva, outside the Commission on Human Rights, forms of torture to which its practitioners are victim in China. “Every day, thousands of people in China undergo torture, because they practise Falun Gong”, said Lee Kye Ja, organizer of the demonstration. In presenting the methods used and displaying photographs of the victims, the association wished to draw attention to the fate of its Chinese adherents.
  • Ukrainian Media Reports on Zhang Cuiying’s Painting Exhibition: "Falun Gong enables me to continue painting"

    A newspaper from Slavyansk city in Ukraine reported on Ms. Zhang Cuiying and her Chinese Painting Exhibition. Ms. Zhang preserved Chinese classical art and hopes to share her work and her love for China with people all over the world. This March, Chinese art master Ms. Zhang Cuiying’s work has indeed brought people in Slavyansk and its nearby cities great enlightenment.
  • Media Report: MEP Published an Article to Express her Objection to China Weapon Sales

    The Epoch Times quoted a report made by the Central News Agency that Ms. Erika Mann, a Member of the European Parliament, published an article in the Wall Street Journal on March 17th, arguing that the European Union should not lift the arms embargo to China. In the article, she stressed that many legislators on both sides of the Atlantic firmly oppose the EU’s intention to lift the embargo.
  • Article from a UK University’s Student Union Magazine

    'Banned in China in 1999 after mass protests at the illegal detention and beating of practitioners, the spiritual movement Falun Dafa will soon be represented in Bristol as Friends of Falun Dafa joins the list of official Union societies...It is this spiritual aspect of Falun Dafa, along with its huge size and ability to mobilise widespread support, that alarmed the Communist authorities. With members of Falun Dafa exceeding Communist Party membership, the government began to denounce the practice and eventually banned it, persecuting all those who continue to be associated with it.'
  • Western Media Pay Attention to the Contract Renewal between NTDTV and the French Satellite Communication Company

    Dynasty TV and the French satellite communication Company Eutelsat is now a point of concern for the western media. The Wall Street Journal Europe featured an editorial article with the title “New Tang Dynasty TV Station causes a commotion” on 16th March, criticising the French company for stopping the broadcast of NTDTV to Asian areas and pointing out that the Eutelsat Satellite Company, which has always boasted itself as upholding freedom of speech, is displaying double-standards
  • Eutelsat’s Termination of NTDTV's Transmission to China causes Public Outcry

    New York-based New Tang Dynasty TV (NTDTV) and Reporters Without Borders held a joint press conference in Brussels on the afternoon of the 15th of March, condemning the European satellite operator Eutelsat’s decision not to renew the contract under which independent, Chinese-language broadcaster NTDTV uses Eutelsat satellites to broadcast to Asia and China.
  • NTDTV Launches Legal Action Against the Eutelsat Satellite Company for cancelling their China Broadcast Contract

    The Epoch Times reported on March 16th that media lobbyists and European Union MEPs supported the independent station New Tang Dynasty TV in launching legal action against the Eutelsat satellite company, because Eutelsat was going to stop broadcasting NTDTV programmes to China. The International Journalists Union said Eutelsat has bowed to pressure from Beijing and was going to refuse the renewal of the contract to broadcast NTDTV’s programmes to China.
  • Report from German Newspaper Badener Tagblatt entitled “Protesting Against Torture”

    “Hundreds of thousands of Falun Gong practitioners have been taken to forced labour camps and many have been tortured to death”, reported one Falun Gong practitioner from Ettlingen. The practitioner further stated that it was not easy to explain why this is being done because the movement is not political and has about 100 million practitioners in sixty countries around the world. “We assume that the Chinese Communist Party became jealous and afraid of the great popularity of Falun Gong.” In Baden-Baden, signatures were collected to petition for an end to the brutal torture.
  • UK Newspaper Reports on Liverpool City Centre Anti-torture Exhibition

    Supporters of Chinese meditation practice Falun Gong acted out scenes of torture in Liverpool. The group collected 1,700 signatures from shoppers on Church Street after the display to highlight persecution suffered by Falun Gong practitioners in China. The display, attended by practitioners from across the UK, lasted for more than three hours. Simon Gross, 32, a practitioner from Formby, said: "The human rights abuses going on in China against people who practise Falun Gong are inexcusable. It is a peaceful practice which has more than 70 million practitioners in China. But it has been perceived as a threat by the communist government."
  • Russian Mignews: Shocking Internet Surveillance in China

    Mignews in Russia published an article entitled “Shocking Internet Surveillance in China” on March 4th. The article described the astounding extent to which the Chinese Communist regime is monitoring Internet access in China. According to the Russian media, seventy-two “Warriors” work in three eight-hour shifts so that they can implement a non-stop surveillance over “sohu.com”, “Beijing Telecom”, “Beijing Netcom” and eleven other Internet portals. In addition, the “Warriors” also took the same measures against four major Internet cafes.
  • United Kingdom: Belfast Telegraph reports on the City’s “Persecution Meets Principle” Exhibition

    British newspaper The Belfast Telegraph published an article entitled “Show to focus on torture in China” on March 4th 2005. Marie Foy reported that Falun Gong practitioners held anti-torture exhibitions in fifteen cities in the UK to expose the brutal torture that the regime in China has conducted against them because they refuse to abandon their belief.
  • UKFGIC: MP helps Falun Gong Practitioners “Rescue our Family members” with London Press Conference and Petitions

    John Robinson MP, the Labour representative of Glasgow, Anniesland will be speaking at a press conference at College Green outside the House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA at 5pm on Wednesday 9th March 2005. Following the press conference he will be handing in “Rescue our Families” petition forms with signatures totalling about 15,000 to an evening parliamentary session in the House of Commons. John Robinson’s constituent Mrs YuYu Williamson, a Falun Gong practitioner and local Anniesland resident, collected the petition forms from across the UK so that the MP could hand them in to the House of Commons on her behalf.