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    Quote Originally Posted by imaginethat View Post
    The Epoch Times is a far-right international multi-language newspaper and media company affiliated with the Falun Gong new religious movement. wiki


    Falun Gong
    Falun Gong is an offshoot of qigong (Chinese: “discipline of the vital breath”), an amalgam of traditional medical and self-cultivation practices developed in the early 1950s by members of the Chinese medical establishment as part of an effort to promote traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) in modern socialist China. Although some members of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) attacked such practices for their “superstitious” nature as well as for their links to religion and spirituality, proponents of TCM managed to carve out a place for qigong and other similar therapies alongside biomedicine....

    Out of this conjuncture developed the qigong boom, a roughly 20-year period, spanning the 1980s and ’90s, when hundreds of millions of Chinese were drawn to a wide variety of qigong schools and practices in the socially freer post-Mao Zedong era. The leading figures in the boom were charismatic qigong masters such as Yan Xin and Zhang Hongbao, who built nationwide organizations, sold qigong manuals, and gave talks in sports arenas and other large venues, which believers paid to attend. The masters were supported by qigong magazines and newspapers and by best-selling biographies of the masters themselves. Behind the scenes were government and military figures who believed that the study of qigong could be the key to creating a “Chinese science” that would expand human potential and propel China to the forefront of the developed world. Although average practitioners were likely to have been drawn to qigong for health reasons, other currents in the qigong movement included experiments with alleged paranormal phenomena and extrasensory perception (ESP) as well as a wide variety of spiritual and cultural pursuits. It should be emphasized, however, that most advocates of qigong regarded it as a self-cultivation practice with a scientific basis and not as a religion, which is heavily regulated in China.

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    Far-right meditators ... couldn't be all bad.
    And if by far-right you mean they are anti-communist and anti-Chinese Communist Party you are right. And if being religious is far-right yup they are far-right.

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    Quote Originally Posted by QuaseMarco View Post
    I've practiced Tai Chi and was also introduced to Qigong back then.
    I didn't know that the Epoch Times had any ties to the Falun Gong.
    Yup they are attached to Falun Gong and are a far-right anti-communist, anti-Chinese Communist Party news service. The paper is not a member of the legacy propaganda media that many on here believe in whole heartedly.
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    I use News Aggregator "Whatfinger".

    And don't forget TimCast.
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    I also like Breitbart and Newsmax.

    Our local newspaper isn't too bad. Pittsburgh Post Gazette.

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