(法輪功). A large Chinese new religious movement, established by Li Hongzhi (李洪志) in 1992 and teaching both a variety of qi gong exercises and a spirituality rooted in the Three Teachings, with some New Age variations and overtones. Originally tolerated and even praised by the CCP as part of a legitimate revival of traditional Chinese health practices, it created concern in the authorities because of its rapid growth. It was banned in 1999, included in the list of the xie jiao, and severely persecuted.
Minors Detained and Imprisoned for Practicing Their Faith
Teenage members of The Church of Almighty God are given hefty sentences, tortured and indoctrinated, and deprived of visitation rights when in detention.
CCP Celebrates the “Glorious” Butcher of Tiananmen
On September 9, the Party honored the centenary of the birth of Yang Baibing, the general who in 1989 ordered to shoot unarmed protesters in Tiananmen Square
Church of Almighty God Members Driven to Suicide
After years of abuse and harassment, living under close surveillance, some members of this banned religious group in China chose to take their own lives.
Islam ‘Sinicized’ Further in Ningxia After President Xi’s Visit
When the president scolded local officials in Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region for not doing enough to curb Islamic culture, they rolled up their sleeves.