Falun Gong

Photos showing Chinese police arresting Falun Gong practitioners in uniform (top left), plainclothes (top right, bottom left), and mass arrests in vans (bottom right). (Image: Wikipedia)

How China Began a New Era of Repression

On Dec. 18, Chinese leaders celebrated the 40th anniversary of the “reform and opening up” that propelled their country from one of the world’s poorest to the second-biggest economy on earth. But despite the predictions of many scholars and politicians,…

This feature presents the story of a first generation Chinese-Australian, Ying Lee, from her poignant and heart-wrenching journey to Australia. (Image:  pixabay /  CC0 1.0)

What It Means to Be a Chinese-Australian

This feature investigates issues of cultural identity and integration for two migrant generations by following the story of a first generation Chinese-Australian, Ying Lee, from her poignant and heart-wrenching journey to Australia, to her struggles in integrating into the Australian…

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How China Began a New Era of Repression

On Dec. 18, Chinese leaders celebrated the 40th anniversary of the “reform and opening up” that propelled their country from one of the world’s poorest to the second-biggest economy on…

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Honoring 100 Million Victims of Communism

In November 1917, Vladimir Lenin’s revolutionaries stormed the Winter Palace in St. Petersburg, overthrowing the legal Russian government and establishing the world’s first communist regime.

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Why Ancient Qigong Is Powerful, Yet Peaceful

Originating from Buddhist and Taoist monks in China, qigong is a spiritual practice that aims to help its users achieve total wellbeing. Unlike plain physical exercises where the focus is…

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What It Means to Be a Chinese-Australian

This feature investigates issues of cultural identity and integration for two migrant generations by following the story of a first generation Chinese-Australian, Ying Lee, from her poignant and heart-wrenching journey…

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Cracks in China’s Crackdown

The state crackdown on the spiritual practice of Falun Gong has been recognized by scholars as one of the worst instances of religious persecution in China since the Cultural Revolution*.…