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Sam Brownback, the U.S. ambassador for religious freedom, delivered a speech at the Hong Kong Foreign Correspondents' Club on March 8.
US Officials Speak Out on Forced Organ Harvesting From Religious Prisoners in China
The Trump administration has expressed concern about long-standing allegations that people imprisoned by the Chinese authorities for their faith are being murdered for their organs, which is called forced organ harvesting. On July 20, U.S....
He Escaped China Over a Decade Ago, but Memory of Repression Remains Close
In late 2000, China Southern Airlines pilot Zhang Guoliang lost his right to fly — for reasons that had nothing to do with his skills or professional record. Rather, it was due to his spiritual...
Why US Flags Were Raised at the Capitol to Celebrate a Chinese Spiritual Practice
On May 13, millions of people around the world celebrate the spiritual discipline of Falun Gong, also known as Falun Dafa. This year, two U.S. flags were hoisted over the Capitol building in Washington in...
The Lies That the Communist Party Used to Start 2 Decades of Persecution
In the early morning of April 25, 1999, crowds of people began filing into the roads leading to and around Zhongnanhai, headquarters of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) in Beijing. They were largely silent, carrying...
Kazakhstan Grants 2 Chinese Muslims Refugee Status
Two ethnically Kazakh Chinese, fearing persecution for their Muslim faith in their home province of Xinjiang, have been accepted as refugees in neighboring Kazakhstan, as reported by Bitter Winter.   Kaisha Akan, an ethnic Kazakh who...
‘Persist in 2020’: 1 Million Hongkongers Take Part in New Year March
Hong Kong saw as many as a million people march on New Year’s Day 2020, chanting pro-democracy slogans as they crowded the streets that afternoon.  Marchers held signs and flags emblazoned with protest slogans, such...
German Legislators Back Falun Gong’s Resistance Against Persecution in China
Three members of Germany’s parliament, the Bundestag, have expressed condemnation of Beijing’s 20-year-long campaign against Falun Gong, a Chinese spiritual practice.  Michael Brand, Spokesperson for the Human Rights Committee of the center-right Christian Democratic Union...
Employee of British Consulate in Hong Kong Detained While in China
Simon Cheng Man-kit, a Hong Kong resident working as a consultant for the UK Consulate, went missing Aug. 8 while attending a business meeting in Shenzhen, the southern Chinese city that borders Hong Kong. Cheng...
US Sends Clear Message on Communist China’s 20-Year Persecution of Falun Gong
In 1999, China was entering a period of unprecedented economic growth. Yet for tens of millions of upstanding Chinese citizens, awaiting them in the 21st century was one of the most harrowing episodes of political...