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  • Main Title China and "Falun Gong"


  • Author: Lum, Thomas
    Creator Type: Personal
    Creator Info: Foreign Affairs, Defense, and Trade Division


  • Name: Library of Congress. Congressional Research Service.
    Place of Publication: Washington D.C.


  • Creation: 2002-05-01


  • English


  • Content Description: “Falun Gong,” also known as “Falun Dafa,”1 combines an exercise regimen with meditation and moral tenets. The “Falun Gong” movement has led to the largest and most protracted public demonstrations in China since the democracy movement of 1989. On April 25, 1999, an estimated 10,000 to 30,000 adherents assembled in front of Zhongnanhai, the Chinese Communist Party leadership compound, and participated in a silent protest against state repression of their activities. On July 21, 1999, the People’s Republic of China (PRC) government, fearful of the spread of social unrest, outlawed the movement and began to arrest Falun Gong protesters.
  • Physical Description: 6 pages.


  • Legislative Indexing Vocabulary: Civil liberties
  • Legislative Indexing Vocabulary: Congress and foreign policy
  • Legislative Indexing Vocabulary: Human rights - China
  • Legislative Indexing Vocabulary: Foreign policy
  • Legislative Indexing Vocabulary: Congress
  • Legislative Indexing Vocabulary: International affairs


  • Place Name: China


  • Name: Congressional Research Service Reports
    Code: CRSR


  • Name: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
    Code: UNTGD

Resource Type

  • Report


  • Text


  • CRS Report Number: RS20333
  • Accession or Local Control No: RS20333 2002-05-01
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metacrs2249