Facts about "Shen Yun" and "Falun Gong"
2014-02-07 07:52

Recently, we have learned that "Shen Yun" performances may be staged at the Convention Centre Dublin on April 19th and 20th, 2014. The event will be presented by the "Irish Falun Dafa Association" and “Shen Yun Performing Arts”, the latter of which claims itself "reviving 5,000 years of civilization".

The Chinese Embassy in Ireland hereby reminds those who are interested in Chinese culture that "Shen Yun" is not a cultural performance in the common sense at all. It is necessary to find out more about the so-called "Shen Yun" and the "Falun Dafa" before you decide to watch the show.

1. "Falun Gong" is an anti-society cult.

"Falun Gong", also known as "Falun Dafa", was founded by Li Hongzhi in China in the early 1990s. This organization preaches heretical fallacies that are anti-humanity and anti-science, and exercises extreme mental manipulation on followers. It is a cult that seriously harms the society and violates human rights, and is a cancer in the body of the modern and civilized society. Li Hongzhi, the chief ring leader of "Falun Gong", claims that the mankind has been destroyed 81 times, and that he has delayed the explosion of the earth by 30 years. He claims that the mankind is corrupted, and the earth is the biggest dumping ground of the universe, and that by practicing "Falun Gong", the "true law" above all religions, one would never become sick or get in danger. He even claims that the Holocaust of Jewish people by Adolf Hitler and the Nazis was a result of changes in celestial phenomena.

According to incomplete statistics, over 1,000 “Falun Gong” practitioners in China died because they followed Li's teachings and refused to seek medical treatment for their illnesses. Several hundred practitioners committed self-mutilation or suicide. Over 30 innocent people were killed by mentally deranged practitioners of "Falun Gong". "Falun Gong" claims to represent and advocate "Truthfulness, Benevolence and Tolerance", but in fact, the organization tolerates no opposing views whatsoever. It has, time and again, organized practitioners to besiege ordinary Chinese citizens, media and government institutions who questioned its fallacies.

More information about "Falun Gong" is available at www.facts.org.cn .

2. "Falun Gong" is an extremely anti-China political group that attempts to undermine China’ relations with other countries.

In order to protect human rights and the interests of the public, the Chinese Government outlawed "Falun Gong" in accordance with law in July 1999. But in some countries, the cult appears as a "religious group" and continues to deceive the public and preach cultic messages. In addition, it is also engaged in anti-China political activities aimed at undermining China-Ireland relations. From fabricating stories to attack and vilify the Chinese Government and filing unwarranted lawsuits against Chinese Government institutions and officials to harassing the Chinese Embassy and Consulates in Ireland and engaging in anti-China propaganda aimed at undermining China's stability and overthrowing the Chinese Government, the cult has turned into a downright anti-China political group. The cult and its anti-China activities have met with widespread opposition and condemnation from the Chinese communities in Ireland and many other countries.

3. "Shen Yun" is a political tool of "Falun Gong" and anti-China agitprop.

The so-called "Irish Falun Dafa Association" and the "Shen Yun Performing Arts" are controlled by "Falun Gong". They have been staging the so-called "Shen Yun" performances in recent years in the name of promoting Chinese culture and showcasing the oriental charm. But in fact, under the disguise of cultural and art activities, the performances were full of cult messages, smear of and implied attacks against the Chinese Government. Li Hongzhi himself has claimed openly that it was he who instructed the various "Falun Gong" groups to organize the "Shen Yun" performances, and that they were aimed at "showcasing the practitioners, salvation and telling the truth" rather than "entertaining the ordinary people". He has claimed that in the course of performance, "the whole stage is filled with divine beings offering help."

Apparently, "Shen Yun" is not a cultural performance at all but a political tool of "Falun Gong" to preach cult messages, spread anti-China propaganda, increase its own influence and raise fund. It blasphemizes and distorts Chinese culture, and is aimed at deceiving and fooling the audience, and poisoning their minds. In recent years prompted quite a number of media have published articles exposing what the so-called "Shen Yun" is really about. Some audience who watched the performance later realized that they have been misled and, out of indignation, have posted comments on the Internet to unveil the true character of the "Shen Yun" performances.

The Chinese culture, with its long history and rich variety, has long been popular among the Irish public. When endorsing or appreciating events and performances in celebration of the Chinese culture, you are kindly reminded to tell the true from the false and steer clear of the so-called "Shen Yun" by the "Falun Gong" organization so as not to be misled and taken advantaged of by the cult.