Posts Tagged ‘sydney’

Peaceful Protests and Candlelight Vigils Mark 20th Anniversary of the April 25 Appeal in Beijing

On April 25, 1999, a peaceful appeal in Beijing surprised the Chinese leadership and the international community when 10,000 Falun Gong practitioners gathered near the State Council Appeals Office to request the release of fellow practitioners who had been illegally arrested for their belief. The gathering was peaceful and without incident, and the Tianjin practitioners were…

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Sydney: College Students Learn about Falun Dafa at Orientation

During orientation for new students at the University of Sydney from February 20-22, students visited the Falun Dafa Club booth, curious to learn more about the self-improvement meditation system. The University of Sydney usually starts its academic year in February, and orientation is a major event for the students as well as visitors. Falun Dafa…

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“Falun Gong Is Very Important to Australia”

 Falun Gong practitioners in Sydney hold activities regularly to introduce the meditation to the public and expose the brutality of the persecution in China. “When I searched for information about Falun Gong online, I realised that Falun Gong is very important to Australia,” said Sydney resident Brooke Wern while speaking with a practitioner late last…

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Sydney: Falun Gong in Lunar New Year Parade

Falun Gong practitioners participated in the Lunar New Year parade in Chatswood, a major business and residential district in the Lower North Shore of Sydney. The area is about 10 kilometers from the Sydney Central Business District, and over a third of its population is of Asian ancestry. The event took place on Victoria Avenue,…

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Sydney: Chinese Tourists Learn about Falun Gong and Renounce the Chinese Communist Party

Every weekend Falun Gong practitioners throughout Australia hold activities to raise awareness about Falun Gong and the persecution of the practice in communist China. One event venue has been the popular tourist attraction in Sydney, Mrs. Macquarie’s Chair. Due to its scenic location overlooking Sydney Harbour many tourists from other countries, including Chinese tourists, visit…

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Falun Dafa Exercise Teaching Sessions Held in Sydney

Interest in learning the Falun Dafa exercises is on the increase as more people learn of Falun Dafa’s benefits. Practitioners in Sydney held two free Falun Dafa exercise instruction sessions in Sydney communities in November and December 2018. People of different ethnicities enjoyed learning the exercises. Most attendees learned all five exercises as said that…

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Sydney: Falun Gong Practitioners Call for Release of Family Members at Rally Outside Chinese Consulate

Falun Gong practitioners in various parts of China were arrested and recently detained. Some of them are friends and relatives of Australian citizens. Falun Gong practitioners held a press conference outside the Sydney Chinese Consulate office on the afternoon of December 17, 2018, calling for the unconditional release of all Falun Gong practitioners illegally detained…

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Falun Gong Practitioners Participate in the Double Bay Street Festival in Sydney

Falun Gong practitioners in Sydney, Australia, joined the annual Double Bay Street Festival on Sunday, November 4, 2018. An estimated 80,000 people attended the street festival in the upscale, harbor-side suburb of Double Bay this year. Falun Gong practitioners demonstrated the exercises, handed out introductory flyers, and told people about the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP)…

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‘Real Bodies’ Exhibition in Sydney Shut Down

The ‘Real Bodies’ exhibition closed early on September 16, 2018, at Sydney’s Entertainment Quarter Moore Park. The exhibit caused a public outcry over ongoing ethical concerns that the remains may be those of unwilling Chinese citizens.   DNA Tests Demanded On the last day of the exhibition, the group Australians Against Bodies Exhibit and other…

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