falun gong

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Falun Gong

(ˌfæluːn ˈɡuːŋ)
(Buddhism) a modern religious movement combining aspects of Buddhism and Taoism, esp the practice of qi gong, founded by Li Hongzhi in 1992
[C20: from Chinese, falun dharma wheel (from fa law, lun wheel) + gong practice]
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Noun1.falun gong - a spiritual movement that began in China in the latter half of the 20th century and is based on Buddhist and Taoist teachings and practices
social movement, movement, front - a group of people with a common ideology who try together to achieve certain general goals; "he was a charter member of the movement"; "politicians have to respect a mass movement"; "he led the national liberation front"
Cathay, China, Communist China, mainland China, People's Republic of China, PRC, Red China - a communist nation that covers a vast territory in eastern Asia; the most populous country in the world
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The persecution of the spiritual practice of Falun Gong in China has been condemned by Amnesty International.
She was locked up for five years for refusing to abandon the banned spiritual practice of Falun Gong.
Since 1999, the Chinese Communist Party has waged war on Falun Gong -- a spiritual practice that combines exercise and meditation with a philosophy based on "truth, compassion and tolerance" -- imprisoning and torturing many of its practitioners.
There is little doubt that Benjamin Penny's careful and detailed analysis of the religious aspects of Falun Gong will become required reading for anyone exploring this particular organization, and should be widely read by those with an interest in contemporary China and new and alternative spiritualities in general.
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The contents of Li's speech reflected upon the enormous shifts of fortune experienced by the movement in its brief history, and looked forward with predictions of greater changes yet to come--changes that would affect not only Falun Gong and its practitioners but the whole world and indeed the entire cosmos.
The work in question--a Russian translation of their 2007 Report into Allegations of Organ Harvesting of Falun Gong Practitioners in China--was examined and banned alongside other Falun Gong-related works.
Falun Gong, a form of meditative exercise based on the principles of truth, compassion and tolerance, was outlawed in China in 1999.
The cultural economy of Falun Gong in China; a rhetorical perspective.
What the promotions don't tell you is that Shen Yun is widely regarded as a propaganda arm of the conservative Chinese religious sect Falun Gong, which has been banned since 1999 by the government of China.
A decade ago, Chinese hacking and Internet espionage were focused on "internal" enemies such as the Falun Gong movement and Taiwan (the Green Army, the Red Hacker Alliance, and the 6-10 Office), to government centers around the world by 2007 (GhostNet), and last year's surprisingly potent attacks on the Pentagon, the State Department, and a wide range of U.
But the Falun Gong software proved too popular with Iranians.