An Update On the Falun Gong

Guests: Patricia Thornton Assistant Professor, Political Science, Trinity College, Hartford, Connecticut Minxin Pei Senior Associate at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace Other Guests: TBA Last week in China, five people said to be followers of Falun Gong set themselves on fire in Tianamen Square. The practitioners say the popular physical and spiritual movement has no political agenda. Yet the practice is outlawed in China. Despite a crackdown by authorities, Falun Gong has attracted many adherents. Why is the group so threatening to China's leaders and is it as apolitical as it claims? Join Juan Williams and guests for an update on the Falun Gong.



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