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Alternative Spirituality and Religion Review

Volume 8, Issue 2, 2017

Special Issue on Falun Gong and the Media

James R. Lewis, Nicole S. Ruskell
Pages 263-272
DOI: 10.5840/asrr2017103039

Falun Gong and the Canada Media Fund
Why is the Canadian Government Bankrolling an Anti-China Propaganda Campaign?

What do Shen Yun, New Tang Dynasty TV, Human Harvest (originally entitled Davids and Goliath), The Art of Courage (a film about Falun Gong artists in ‘Exile’), Avenues of Escape (a film about people ‘escaping’ China), In the Name of Confucius (a film attacking the PRC’s Confucius Institutes), and The Bleeding Edge (a fictional film about forced organ harvesting) have in common, beyond their anti-China focus?—All, it turns out, are bankrolled by the Canadian government’s Canada Media Fund. In the present paper, we will provide a preliminary outline of these activities, and, in the words of our subtitle, ask: Why is the Canadian Government bankrolling an anti-China propaganda campaign?