a few years it became enormously popular in China, with
millions or tens of millions of practitioners. The Chinese
government reacted by withdrawing official recognition
1999 more than ten thousand Falun Gong followers held
a vigil outside the walled compound where Chinese government
officials live to demand official recognition. This
was the largest demonstration in China since the Tienanmen
reacted by outlawing Falun Gong, burning millions of
its publications, and arresting thousands of its practitioners.
China Falun Gong
book for beginners about Falun Gong by the organization's
see "Falun Dafa" on this website because that's
what the organization actually calls itself.
of Qi Gong Links
the website of the National Qigong Association USA.
Who's Afraid of Falun Gong?
article by a professor at the University of Pennsylvania
examines reasons why the Chinese government has cracked
down on Falun Gong.
page was published on February 10, 2000 and
last revised on October 29, 2000.