Month: September 2005

U.S. Opens Doors to Falun Gong Refugees

Woman Tortured in China, Settles in U.S. as UN Refugee
With assistance and support from the U.S. State Department, Members of Congress and several NGOs, Ms. Weixun Li arrived in the U.S. last week as a UN refugee. Li had fled China where she had been tortured to the brink of death.

“There Used to Be Lots of People in This House” (Photos)

In the beginning of winter in 2001, two-year-old Tianhao visited his grandmother’s home, and noticed that the house was empty and covered with a layer of dust. He immediately thought of his mother, grandmother, aunt and uncle. With tears in his eyes, little Tianhao said to his father, “There used to be lots of people in this house, but now there are only you and me left.”

Toronto Star: Falun Gong showdown

A highly spiritual practice that combines philosophy, meditative aspects and specified body movements, drawing on Buddhism and Taoism to explain its teachings, Falun Gong, also known as Falun Dafa, has snowballed over the past few years into a veritable synonym for Chinese state persecution.