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10,869 Cases of Falun Gong Practitioners Arrested and Harassed for Their Faith Reported in the First Half of 2017

Another 4,278 cases of Falun Gong practitioners arrested or harassed were reported in June 2017, bringing the total tally to 10,869 in the first half of 2017. Among the targeted practitioners, 3,660 were arrested and 7,209 were harassed. Of the 3,660 practitioners arrested, 1,676 have returned home; 150 were arrested as a result of suing…

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The Art of Zhen Shan Ren International Exhibition in Auckland

The Art of Zhen Shan Ren International Exhibition was held on Te Wero Island, a famous tourist destination in Auckland, New Zealand, on October 21 and 23, 2017. Many tourists stopped in to see the paintings. The paintings portray Falun Gong practitioners’ bravery and profound compassion in the face of the Chinese Communist Party’s persecution…

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Falun Gong Well Received in Southern Bulgaria

Falun Gong practitioners in Bulgaria recently introduced the traditional meditation practice in the southern areas of the country, where they also raised awareness of the persecution of Falun Gong in China. Many people showed their support for Falun Gong and quite a few were interested in learning the practice.   Smolyan Falun Gong practitioners collected…

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France: Introducing Falun Dafa at 2017 Yoga Festival Paris

Practitioners of Falun Dafa in France were invited to teach the exercises at the 2017 Yoga Festival Paris on October 20. Located at the Paris Event Center in Porte de la Villette, the four-day event drew a lot of people and many of them were interested in learning Falun Dafa. A practitioner explained to spectators…

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Falun Dafa in the Holy City of Jerusalem

Local Falun Gong practitioners went to the center of Jerusalem on September 8, to introduce Falun Gong and raise public awareness about the persecution of the practice in China. Falun Gong (also known as Falun Dafa) is an ancient Chinese spiritual practice that includes five meditative exercises. Assimilation to the values of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is the…

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Auckland, New Zealand: Falun Gong and City Collaborate on Event at Botanic Gardens

The Botanic Gardens in Auckland was beautifully decorated on October 14-15 with a variety of spring flowers in bloom. Local Falun Gong practitioners collaborated with the city government for a two-day event highlighting traditional Chinese culture called “Celebrating Spring” at the Auckland Botanic Gardens. A variety of activities were held, including an art exhibit, exercise…

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New Zealand: Promoting Falun Dafa at Body, Mind, Spirit Festival

When the northern hemisphere is in its prime fall season, Christchurch city of the southern hemisphere is enjoying a beautiful spring time. The Falun Dafa Association and more than 100 other groups participated in the annual Body, Mind, Spirit Festival at the Addington Raceway and Events Center on October 14-15, 2017. Practitioners of Falun Dafa,…

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