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Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Chinese reproached over treatment of religious minorities

Ekklesia - The recently appointed United Nations Special Rapporteur on freedom of religion or belief has spoken out over the Chinese government's treatment of religious minorities - and one fast growing spiritual group. In his debut address to the UN General Assembly.

Falun Gong is a spiritual practice that became hugely popular in China during the 1990s. By the end of the decade, state estimates put the number of practitioners between 70 to 100 million. This is a figure outnumbering the members of the ruling Chinese Communist Party.

It is now eleven years since the Chinese government banned Falun Gong...


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