Politics

Falun Gong: Marking a Historic Gathering in Beijing

EDMONTON—”It was a day when goodness truly triumphed.” That’s how Michael Cooper, MP for Edmonton-St. Albert, described the April 25, 1999, event in which an estimated 10,000 Falun Dafa adherents gathered in Beijing to peacefully protest the hardening tone of state-run media agai...

Vienna Parliament Condemns Organ Harvesting in China

The city of Vienna became the first European capital to echo a European Parliament resolution which censures the Chinese regime for its organ harvesting crimes recently. The Vienna Provincial Parliament “condemns the systematic, state-sanctioned organ harvesting from prisoners in the People...

Persecution of Falun Gong Weakens 18 Years After Decisive Appeal

A safe environment to do slow motion exercises and meditate. That was all the 10,000 practitioners of Falun Gong, a traditional Chinese spiritual practice, were asking for when they gathered near the Chinese leadership headquarters at Zhongnanhai on April 25, 1999. The peaceful appeal, however, was...

‘Human Harvest’ Screens at National Health Ethics Week Event in Ottawa

OTTAWA—On the issue of the Chinese regime’s killing of Falun Gong prisoners of conscience for their organs, the sheer volume of evidence that must be assembled and studied is one of the challenges preventing this abuse from receiving sufficient global attention. Three books have been publish...

Petition Urges Xi Jinping to End Forced Organ Harvesting of Falun Gong Practitioners

NEW YORK—A petition that has garnered nearly 6,000 signatures in just 2 days calls for President Donald Trump to help end the practice of forced organ harvesting in China. Trump had his first meeting with Chinese president Xi Jinping on Thursday, but they are expected to get into more deeper disc...

Parliamentary Forum Studies Ways to Advance Religious Freedom in China

OTTAWA—With Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Canada’s new ambassador to China, John McCallum, ambitious to pursue ever greater engagement with the world’s most populous nation, two former ambassadors on April 3 addressed the annual parliamentarians’ forum on religious freedom co...