China's Civil Affairs Ministry Bans Falun Gong Movement

China's Civil Affairs Ministry Bans Falun Gong Movement

Falun Gong Demonstration, 2007

The Ministry of Civil Affairs in China bans the Falun Gong (Wheel of Law) movement, also known as the Falun Dafa Research Society.

At the same time, the Ministry of Public Security bans the practice of Falun Gong, the possession of Falun Gong material, and protests appealing the bans.

According to Xinhua, the official Chinese news agency,

"Falun Gong is a political force opposed to the Communist Party of China and the central government. It preaches idealism, theism and feudal superstition. It established stations at all levels to form a highly-organized illegal system, and even penetrated some important Party and government organizations. ...

Li Hongzhi and Falun Gong under his control instigated its practitioners to besiege and attack press organizations and Party and government institutions and organized large-scale illegal gatherings to put pressure on the Party and government . ..."

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