Given the different national conditions of China and Canada and given our different history and cultural traditions, it is quite normal for our two countries to have different views about human rights.
"Falun Gong" or "Falun Dafa" is a Chinese spiritual discipline for mind and body. It combines meditation and qigong exercises with a moral philosophy centered on the tenets of Truthfulness, Compassion, and Wiktionary:Forbear/Forbearance (). The practice emphasizes morality and the cultivation of virtue, and identifies as a qigong practice of the Buddhist school, though its teachings also incorporate elements drawn from Taoist traditions. Through moral rectitude and the practice of meditation, practitioners of Falun Gong aspire to better health and, ultimately, spiritual enlightenment.
Falun Gong was first taught publicly in Northeast China in 1992 by Li Hongzhi. It emerged toward the end of China's "qigong boom"—a period which saw the proliferation of similar practices of meditation, slow-moving exercises and regulated breathing. It differs from other qigong schools in its absence of fees or formal membership, lack of daily rituals of worship, its greater emphasis on morality, and the theological nature of its teachings. Western academics have described Falun Gong as a qigong discipline, a "spiritual movement", a "cultivation system" in the tradition of Chinese antiquity, or as a form of Chinese religion.More Falun Gong on Wikipedia.
We are appealing to the United States as a world leader in human rights ... to urge the Chinese government from using force against its people.
It's been nine years and it has spread to 40 countries and to over 100 million people. This is really a blessing.
For a professional artist to be taken so abruptly without consultation with the company is of great concern to the safety of citizens travelling in China.
They fabricate a lot of stories.
We hope our Prime Minister can openly and publicly speak to the President of China to urge him to stop the persecution.
Many of these stories are completely fabricated. ... There was no torture. Prison wardens are forbidden to physically abuse inmates.
We are very concerned for master Li's personal safety, ... What will China do next?
A network for transmitting information and practices, in which people may dip on an incidental basis or more regularly.