Date: Jul 17, 2017
By: Lin Chia-nan / Staff reporter
About 1,500 Falun Gong practitioners yesterday marched in Taipei to commemorate
fellow members persecuted by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) since July 1999.
Falun Gong is a school of Chinese qigong that incorporates tenets of Buddhism founded by Li Hongzhi (李洪志) in China in 1992.
The march marks the 18th anniversary of China’s suppression of Falun Gong practitioners in 1999.
There are about 700,000 Falun Gong practitioners in Taiwan and about 100 million worldwide, Falun Gong Human Rights attorney group spokesperson Chu Wan-chi (朱婉琪) said. [FULL STORY]