Falun Gong Banners Proliferate in China

Sentiments commemorate the twentieth anniversary of the practice’s spread

Epoch Times Staff

Created: May 16, 2012
Last Updated:
May 16, 2012

In many areas of China, home-made banners displaying pro-Falun Gong sentiments were defiantly displayed over the weekend. The timing commemorates the 20th anniversary of the founding of the practice, according to the Minghui website, a news site where Falun Gong adherents share experiences and report on adherents who have been victims of persecution.

Practitioners of Falun Gong, otherwise known as Falun Dafa, have been persecuted by the Chinese regime since mid-1999, with thousands killed by torture, and millions held in labor camps and detention centers. Falun Dafa is a meditation practice based on the principals of truthfulness, compassion, and tolerance, which has spread to over 100 countries.

A banner stating the “[Celebration of] May 13th—World Falun Dafa Day” was recently spotted by a local resident hanging near the Beijing-based Central Party School of the Communist Party of China, the website states.

Near the Summer Palace in Beijing, there were also a number of banners hung on trees and above streets, which proclaimed the “Celebration of the 20th Anniversary of Falun Dafa’s Introduction to the World,” “Falun Dafa is Good,” “The World Needs Falun Dafa,” and others. Smaller stickers were posted on numerous fences, poles, and bulletin boards near Beijing University, the website states.

In northeastern China, Falun Gong banners and stickers were posted in parks, residential complexes, and along roads. According to Minghui, many residents were impressed with how quickly the banners and stickers were put up around the anniversary of the founding of the practice.

One banner that caught the attention of many passersby read: “Bring Jiang, Luo, Liu, and Zhou to Trial.” This refers to Jiang Zemin, (the former head of the Chinese Communist Party, considered to have initiated the genocide against Falun Gong) and his primary collaborators, all former and current Politburo Standing Committee members—Luo Gan, Liu Qi, and Zhou Yongkang.

The banner seems to reflect the turmoil that is currently plaguing the Communist Party over the past several months that has led to the ousting of Zhou Yongkang and ally Bo Xilai, the former Communist chief of Chongqing Province.

Similar banners were also spotted in Heilongjiang Province’s Jixi City stating “Falun Dafa is Good” and “Truthfulness, Compassion, and Forbearance are Good,” referring to the main values of the practice

With reporting by Jack Phillips.

Read original Chinese article.

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