Falun Gong Outside Mainland China

Radicals and religion on a rowdy Sunday

The central government's liaison office had a rowdy Easter Sunday as two of the city's most radical parties and a religious group banned on the mainland rallied outside during the day.

Monday, 25 April, 2011, 12:00am

Why were Falun Gong banned, judges ask

The government has been put on notice that it has so far provided insufficient evidence to account for why more than 70 Falun Gong practitioners were refused entry to Hong Kong five years ago.

23 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

Falun Gong seeks judicial review on ban

A judicial review was filed in the High Court yesterday seeking to quash the Immigration Department's decision to ban entry of Falun Gong practitioners.

The legal action came after more than 400 Falun Gong members from Taiwan had been turned away since Monday. It was lodged by Kan Hung-cheung, spokesman for the Hong Kong Association of Falun Dafa.

1 Jul 2007 - 12:00am

No entry

Falun Gong claims that more than 400 of its practitioners were turned away from Hong Kong. Do you believe the group's claim that they were sent back to Taiwan because of direct pressure from Beijing? Write to us

1 Jul 2007 - 12:00am

140 Falun Gong members denied entry at airport, leader claims

More than 140 Falun Gong practitioners have been turned away from Hong Kong as the city prepares for the 10th anniversary of the handover, according to a spokesman for the movement.

29 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

Falun Gong tells court of ill-treatment during detention

Dozens of Falun Gong practitioners prevented from entering Hong Kong on the eve of a 2003 conference were held at the airport without explanation, food or water before being sent back home, a court heard yesterday.

The allegations came during a judicial review hearing before Mr Justice Michael Hartmann in the Court of First Instance into the events of February 21, 2003.

6 Mar 2007 - 12:00am

Little proof Falun Gong scares off tourists

Doubt cast on claim by Beijing and mainland bodies that spiritual group harasses visitors and should be banned

The Falun Gong in Hong Kong has been accused of scaring away tourists, with supporters of the central government suggesting the religious group may be putting the whole sector at risk and should be outlawed.

25 Jun 2006 - 12:00am

Laws exist to ban sect, says institute; experts doubt it

Action should be taken against the Hong Kong Falun Gong using existing legislation if Article 23 cannot be passed, the government has been told.

25 Jun 2006 - 12:00am

Papers withheld from barred Falun Gong four

A judge has refused an application by four Falun Gong practitioners to release the contents of documents that may explain why they were refused entry to Hong Kong.

3 Jun 2006 - 12:00am

Falun Gong list sought

A human rights lawyer has asked for court permission to gain access to an Immigration Department 'watch list' covering four Taiwanese Falun Gong practitioners who were barred from entering Hong Kong two years ago.

22 Sep 2005 - 12:00am

Falun Gong faithful on 'watch list', court told

Members were considered a security risk to Hong Kong, lawyer reveals

Four Taiwanese Falun Gong practitioners were refused entry to Hong Kong to attend a religious conference two years ago because they were on the Immigration Department's 'watch list', the Court of First Instance heard yesterday.

21 Sep 2005 - 12:00am

Falun Gong victory

What is the message for Hong Kong in the Court of Final Appeal's judgment that the right to demonstrate made the arrest of eight Falun Gong members in 2002 unlawful? Share your views: write to us

7 May 2005 - 12:00am

Falun Gong row threatens Sydney parade

Australia's biggest Lunar New Year celebrations may be ruined by a damaging row between the organisers and the Falun Gong spiritual movement.

After years of being excluded from the parade that winds through Sydney's vibrant Chinatown, Falun Gong supporters are threatening to gatecrash and send protesters to the event.

8 Feb 2005 - 12:00am

Bar on Falun Gong 'violated Basic Law'

The decision to block overseas Falun Gong practitioners from entering Hong Kong to attend a conference earlier this year was unconstitutional because it hampered the ability of local members to share their spiritual practices, a court heard yesterday.

3 Jun 2003 - 12:00am

Falun Gong members turned back at airport

About 20 Falun Gong members from Taiwan were barred from entering Hong Kong last night.

At least 17 had reportedly been sent back to Kaohsiung last night, according to Ho Lai-ha, a Falun Gong member in Hong Kong.

Cecilia Dong, one of the Taiwanese, claimed more than 20 of them were intercepted by Immigration Department officials at Chek Lap Kok and treated rudely.

22 Feb 2003 - 12:00am