Persecution of Falun Gong in the People's Republic of China

A big iron fist against them all


It must be a conspiracy. Perhaps engineers working for the banned religious group Falun Gong hacked into the computer system of the Shanghai Composite Index.

Thursday, 14 June, 2012, 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

Judge queries destruction of Falun Gong files

Papers on decision to bar practitioners were shredded within a month, court told

All documents relating to why a group of more than 80 Falun Gong practitioners were prevented from entering Hong Kong four years ago were destroyed within a month of the event, the government admitted yesterday.

9 Mar 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

Falun Gong members sue over arrests

15 followers seek HK$1.5m compensation from the police

Fifteen Falun Gong followers arrested during a 2002 protest in Western are seeking more than HK$1.5 million compensation from the police for alleged unlawful arrest and false imprisonment.

16 Aug 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

Voice and virtue

Shanghai reporter Liu Ming hurries back to his office after a news conference with a state firm to file his report. He finds on his desk an instruction not to report what he heard. 'The censors read Reuters and Bloomberg and decided the news was unfavourable,' he said.

9 Mar 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 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

Welcome support for a basic human right

The Court of Final Appeal has, once again, safeguarded Hong Kong's reputation as a city where the freedom to demonstrate is not an empty right.

6 May 2005 - 12:00am

The politics of lipstick

For the Chinese government, direct selling isn't just about Mrs Wang peddling make-up to a neighbour. It's also about politics and the right of access to homes and to organise at a national level.

7 Feb 2005 - 12:00am

Forbidden practice

The middle-aged man looked round the restaurant to see that no one was in hearing range. 'We will have to wait for the old man to retire completely before the party can change the decision,' he said. 'The new leaders are too afraid to take the initiative.'

5 Aug 2003 - 12:00am

Facing erosion of freedom with Article 23

I am concerned about the proposed anti-sedition law, that is, Article 23 of the Basic Law.

It seems to me as if Hong Kong is bowing to the wishes of Beijing and is not preserving the 'one country, two systems' doctrine.

The recent trial of Falun Gong practitioners was a clear illustration of the erosion of an independent system of government in Hong Kong.

27 Oct 2002 - 12:00am