Benjamin Johnson Feb 13, 2021 251
Falun Dafa, also known as Falun Gong, is a spiritual practice that millions around the world have made a part of their lives. Rooted in Buddhist tradition, it consists of two main components: self-improvement through the study of teachings, and gentle exercises and meditation.
Benjamin Johnson Dec 12, 2020 11
The U.S. launches another wave of sanctions aimed at promoting fundamental freedoms. Among the individuals designated for “gross violations of human rights”, a police chief in China is condemned for his role in persecuting Falun Dafa practitioners
Benjamin Johnson Aug 20, 2020 291
Health is the cornerstone to personal happiness and the bedrock of a thriving society. However, in the upside-down world of Communist China, a gentle meditation exercise called Falun Gong, once touted by the government for bringing good health to the citizenry, became its target for annihilation seemingly overnight. This is the story of how the Chinese Communist Party forsook the wellbeing of billions of people for the sake of maintaining its power, and how in the process, it turned the national hospital system into a massive killing machine.
Benjamin Johnson Sep 06, 2018 140
"My father has lived alone since 2013 when my mother passed away from the torture and abuse she received while in detention, also simply for practicing Falun Gong. I had spoken to him by phone in the morning of June 29, local time. When I called again on July 4, I was not able to reach my father. Repeated calls over the course of two days went unanswered. Subsequently I contacted my relatives and learned my father had been arrested…" Read full story...
Benjamin Johnson Jun 21, 2018 101
Anastasia Lin won the Miss World Canada crown on a platform of human rights and religious freedom, particularly for her native China, where religious persecution and state-orchestrated abuse of citizens is rampant.
Benjamin Johnson May 30, 2018 1,556
During his early years, Sterling Campbell, a NYC-based drummer for British rock star David Bowie, lived an unrestrained lifestyle—drinking alcohol and smoking pot every day. He couldn’t break out of the vicious cycle until one day in the 90s, when he stumbled across something precious that completely turned his life around. Sterling Campbell, born in ...
Benjamin Johnson May 30, 2018 213
In one of the world’s largest software companies, an Indian-born senior software engineer finds solutions to technical situations. He holds a Ph.D. degree from the prestigious Columbia University and has worked at two of the world’s top investment banks, namely Goldman Sachs and Merrill Lynch—but still this Seattle based techie has a very positive and ...
Benjamin Johnson Oct 26, 2017 6
Han Zheng (R) talks to Li Zhanshu (C) and Zhao Leji (L) at the closing session of the 19th National Congress on Oct. 24, 2017. All three are newly appointed to the Chinese Communist Party's top...