It is very clear that Falun
Gong's rumor has ulterior political motives.
Lee: The Falun
Gong cultivates good health through exercise and meditation.
"They cannot find enough bodies through executions, and no bodies are more readily available than those of (Falun
Gong) practitioners to do this business," said the journalist, who was not identified for his own protection.
The State Department, in its annual International Religious Freedom Report (November 2005), designated China as a "country of particular concern" (CPC) for the sixth consecutive year, noting: "The arrest, detention, and imprisonment of Falun
Gong practitioners continued; those who refused to recant their beliefs were sometimes subjected to harsh treatment in prisons and reeducation-through-labor camps, and there were credible reports of deaths due to torture and abuse." In March 2006, U.S.
A spokesman for the Falun
Gong-affiliated newspaper The Epoch Times, said she had received a press credential through the newspaper.
The group collected 1,700 signatures from shoppers on Church Street after the display to highlight persecution suffered by falun
gong practitioners in China.
A year later, police in China detained some of Xiong's American friends--fellow Falun
Gong practitioners--and questioned them about her role in the movement.
Chinese psychiatrists have told him that security authorities sometimes deliver Falun
Gong members for evaluation.
Earlier, fears of sabotage by the Falun
Gong forced state broadcaster China Central Television and Phoenix Chinese TV to scrap live coverage of speeches marking the fifth anniversary of Hong Kong's handover to China.
Gong movement has been banned in China since 1999.
Gong practitioner, she was beaten and imprisoned in China and deported to Britain.
Gong is a similar art to Tai Chi and benefits the mind, body and spirit but has become so popular in China it has more followers than the country's Communist Party.