Candlelight Vigil for Persecution of Falun Gong in China
Thursday night, hundreds of candle flames dotted the National Mall in front of the Washington Monument. Over a thousand Falun Gong practitioners participated in a candlelight vigil, in memory of those killed by the Chinese communist regime for their faith.
Capitol Report (July 22): Bannon Found Guilty of Contempt of Congress; Congressman’s Attacker Released
A verdict has been reached in the contempt of Congress trial of former Trump official Steve Bannon. Countering the China threat is the top priority of Republicans in the China Task Force. We caught up with Congressman Mike Waltz, who is a member of the task force, about competing with China in the semiconductor industry […]
Southern California Falun Gong Candlelight Vigil
On Monday evening, candlelight lit up a consulate in Los Angeles. But it wasn’t to honor a country; it was to remember those who had fallen to its ruling party. NTD heard from victims of persecution, who are also believers of a peaceful meditation practice, known as Falun Gong.
How Democracy Was Dismantled in Hong Kong in 2021
HONG KONG—For Hong Kong’s pro-democracy movement, 2021 has been a year in which the city’s authorities and the central government in Beijing stamped out nearly everything it had stood for. Activists have fled abroad or been locked up under a draconian new National Security Law imposed on the city. Opposition voices have been driven out […]
Hong Kong University Removes Tiananmen Massacre Statue
HONG KONG—A monument at a Hong Kong university that commemorates the 1989 Tiananmen Square massacre was removed by workers early Thursday over the objections of its creator from Denmark. The 8-meter (26-foot) tall Pillar of Shame, which depicts 50 torn and twisted bodies piled on top of each other, was made by Danish sculptor Jens […]
Nine Hong Kong Activists Sentenced to Jail Over 2020 Tiananmen Vigil
Nine Hong Kong pro-democracy activists were given jail sentences ranging from six to 10 months after pleading guilty to participating in a candlelight vigil in 2020 to commemorate the Tiananmen Square massacre. Another three people received suspended sentences for the same charge of having participated in the unauthorized assembly in the city’s Victoria Park on June 4, 2020. The normally-annual event […]
Group Behind Hong Kong’s Tiananmen Vigil Denies Foreign Ties
HONG KONG—The group behind the annual Tiananmen Square memorial vigil in Hong Kong said Sunday it will not cooperate with police conducting a national security investigation into the group’s activities, calling it an abuse of power. Police notified the Hong Kong Alliance in Support of Patriotic Democratic Movements of China last month that it was […]