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2014-01-09 16:24:22

Bizarre press event leads to many articles carrying harmful propaganda against Falun Gong NEW YORK, Jan. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On the heels of his headline-grabbing overture to buy the New York Times, Chinese recycling magnate Chen Guangbiao held a press conference in New York City yesterday, where he offered donations for a mother and daughter allegedly burned while joining in a self-immolation incident on Tiananmen Square in 2001 whose participants the Chinese...

2014-01-07 16:22:55

Chinese tycoon's notoriety over New York Times overture garners new attention to widely debunked regime propaganda NEW YORK, Jan. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Tuesday morning, Chinese recycling magnate Chen Guangbiao held a press conference in New York, claiming that he is offering donations for a mother and daughter allegedly burned while joining in a self-immolation incident on Tiananmen Square in 2001 whose participants the Chinese government has claimed were Falun Gong...

2012-07-12 06:23:23

WASHINGTON, July 12, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Thousands of Falun Gong practitioners and supporters are gathering in Washington, DC to mark the 13th anniversary of the beginning of what has become one of the worst human rights violations in the world. Events are open to the public and media. Event 1: Rally on Capitol Hill Thursday, July 12, 201212:00 p.m - 1:30 p.m. West Lawn of the U.S. CapitolSpeakers to include members of Congress, human rights groups, and more...

2008-07-04 06:00:37

By Jonathan Adams Outside a popular tourist site in Taipei on a baking-hot morning recently, Gao Mingzhu, 56, a visitor from Beijing, took a break in the shade and posed as his tour group companion took a picture. Six meters, or 20 feet away, 10 members of Falun Gong, the spiritual group outlawed as an "evil cult" in China, were greeting the newly arrived Chinese tourists and trying to pass out promotional flyers and newspaper articles. Gao shook his head disapprovingly. "They're...

2006-07-20 05:40:20

BEIJING (Reuters) - A Chinese man set himself on fire in Beijing's central Tiananmen Square on Thursday to protest not being paid, Xinhua news agency said. The man was being treated in hospital. Tiananmen Square, the symbolic political heart of China and the site of the 1989 massacre of pro-democracy protesters, is a magnet for protest and security there is tight. Thursday's incident occurred at about 8.40 a.m. (0040 GMT) and the flames were soon extinguished, Xinhua said in a brief...

2006-07-20 04:42:50

BEIJING (Reuters) - A Chinese farmer set himself on fire in Beijing's central Tiananmen Square on Thursday and was being treated in hospital, a human rights group said. Tiananmen Square, the symbolic political heart of China and the site of the 1989 massacre of pro-democracy protesters, is a magnet for protest and security there is tight. Thursday's incident happened at 9 a.m. and the flames were soon extinguished, the Hong Kong-based Information Center for Human Rights and Democracy...