Published On: Tue, Jul 20th, 2021

‘America Needs to Lead the World’ in Ending the Persecution of Falun Gong: Pompeo

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The United States should help bring an end to the Chinese regime’s “horrific” persecution of Falun Gong so adherents can exercise freedom of belief, former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said as Beijing’s brutal campaign marks its 22nd year. Pompeo spoke to NTD, a sister media of The Epoch Times, on the eve of the anniversary of the start of the persecution. “With respect to Falun Gong,” he said, “the absence of religious freedom in China is horrific, it is tragic, it’s gone on for too long and America needs to lead the world to ensure that those people have the opportunity to practice their faith in the way they want to.” Falun Gong, a meditation discipline that espouses the values of “truthfulness, compassion, and tolerance,” was first introduced in northern China in 1992, and won broad appeal among the Chinese public for its health benefits. However, threatened by its …

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