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Film Festival Audience Feedback – Defiance in the Kingdom of Fake News

[7 min]

DEFIANCE IN THE KINGDOM OF FAKE NEWS, 10min., USADirected by Mathias Magnason In the northeastern city of Changchun, China, a group of six ordinary people — a truck driver, a food vendor, a housewife, etc. — gathered in secret to plan an extraordinary task: to break into the television broadcasting […]

Officials From China’s ‘Gestapo’ Facing Corruption Investigation | NTD Talking Points

[15 min]

The 610 Office—the “Gestapo” of China—was created by former Chinese Communist Party (CCP) leader Jiang Zemin. It’s used to persecute Falun Gong practitioners in China. The director of the 610 Office oversees this extra-legal organization and commands the vast resources of the public security, state security, propaganda, and education ministries in China. Yet, it is precisely this director position that is known in China as the “death” position for a person’s political career in the Communist Party.

Crystal Chen – Faith Helped Me Survive Cruel Torture

[5 min]

Guangzhou native Crystal Chen operated the largest textile trading companies in the region until 1999, when the persecution on her faith began. Her livelihood was torn away as a result and she was also detained. From then on, the local authorities regularly used salt torture and force-feeding to coerce her into denouncing her beliefs.

Crystal Chen – Making Christmas Lights Until My Fingers Bled

[4 min]

Falun Gong practitioners are treated as slaves in China, Chen reveals. She was forced to do factory work for 16 hours a day, making anything from Disney merch to Christmas lights. Not only did the labor conditions mangle her hands, the guards also incentivized other inmates to abuse Falun Gong practitioners with an early release from prison…

Fuyao Li – Visiting My Parents in Jail

[2 min]

Fuyao Li rarely uttered the words “Mom” and “Dad” in her childhood, because the Chinese Communist Party had deemed them dissidents for simply practicing a spiritual meditation. Li was only allowed to visit them twice a year, for mere minutes at a time. 

Fuyao Li – Held Captive in School Dormitory

[4 min]

When she was in primary school, Fuyao Li and her mother were imprisoned in a shoddy storage room in the schoolyard where Li attended and her mother had taught for years. Li’s mother was removed from her position, and two teachers kept 24/7 surveillance on the mother-daughter duo to pressure […]

Fuyao Li – Mom and Dad Arrested

[4 min]

On a seemingly normal evening, police abruptly barged into Fuyao’s home and ransacked through their belongings. Within the hour, the police took her parents away due to their faith in Falun Gong.

Guoliang Zhang – Surviving Brainwashing and Sleep Deprivation

[5 min]

Zhang survived six years of torture under the Chinese regime, most notably psychological torture. Authorities regularly held brainwashing sessions with thirty or forty people, where they were forced to watch hours of state propaganda that demonized Falun Gong and then write essays denouncing their spiritual beliefs.

Guoliang Zhang – Pilot Banned from Flights

[5 min]

Although Zhang experienced how Falun Gong benefited his mental and physical health, the government order to eradicate the practice on July 20, 1999 changed everything. His flying license, pilot badge and passport were confiscated by the airline. Since then, none of the pilots who practiced Falun Gong were allowed to fly for Chinese airlines.

Hong Kong: Seeking the Light

[24 min]

(Epoch TV) A reign of terror began in Hong Kong—the once-vibrant international city—after the implementation of China’s National Security Law last year. The law is harsh and vaguely defined, carrying a maximum sentence of life in prison. For Hong Kongers, every day is filled with shockingly dark news. People are […]

Behind the Scenes: Friends of Falun Gong’s Human Rights Trophy

[6 min]

Sergio Baez is a jeweler in New York City who helps jewelry entrepreneurs launch their businesses. When a customer asked him to sponsor a human rights award for a spiritual practice persecuted in China, he found it an interesting technical challenge—and one of the most worthwhile contributions he’s made in […]

Remarkable Resistance Against Ferocity

[1 min]

Freedom House’s Director for China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan, Sarah Cook, summarizes key findings about persecution in China, and Falun Gong’s remarkable resistance after over 20 years of suppression.

Weiyu Wang, Survivor of Chinese Prison and Torture, IRF Summit

[9 min]

When the CCP began its persecution on Falun Gong, Mr. Weiyu Wang was a doctorate student at Tsinghua University. But after July 20, 1999, Wang suffered from nearly a decade of torture and was forced to suspend his schooling twice. His entire family was oppressed by authorities for 14 years. Even after his release, Wang was closely monitored by police and CCP agents. Now, he lives with his wife and son in Michigan. This is his story.

Why is Falun Gong persecuted in China?

[2 min]

Our Executive Director, Levi Browde, explains why the CCP targets Falun Gong. He also dissects the lies used by the CCP to justify the suppression.

A Campaign of “Elimination”

[1 min]

Doctors Against Forced Organ Harvesting Board Member, Dr. Jessica Russo, weighs in on the “final solution” to the Falun Gong issue in China.