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10
Jun
2021
New York
NY
United States of America
 
 

LEVI BROWDE SERVES AS THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR WITH THE NEW YORK-BASED FALUN DAFA INFORMATION CENTER – AN ORGANIZATION DEDICATED TO ENDING THE HUMAN RIGHTS ABUSES AGAINST PEOPLE WHO PRACTICE FALUN GONG IN CHINA. 

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A career software entrepreneur, Levi’s life changed dramatically in 1999 when his best friend came to the office one morning and announced the Chinese Communist Party had taken away his mother in Beijing to be tortured and “brainwashed.” This marked the beginning of his volunteer work to defend human rights in China. Two years later, Levi himself was detained in a Chinese jail outside Beijing for secretly meeting with Western reporters and protesting on Tiananmen Square. Over the past 20 years, Browde has been interviewed and quoted by the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Associated Press, TIME Magazine, BBC, AFP, and other media outlets. He has spoken about Falun Gong and human rights in China at briefings on Capitol Hill in Washington DC and at the United Nations human rights sessions in Geneva, Switzerland. Browde studied East Asian Studies at Wesleyan University and is an avid supporter of traditional Chinese culture. He founded several software start-ups and lives in New York with his wife and two sons. A Sample of Appearances 1. The Michael Harrison Interview with Levi Browde https://tv.faluninfo.net/the-michael-harrison-interview-with-levibrowde/ 2. How China’s Regime Weaponized an Entire Society to ‘Eradicate’ Falun Gong by American Thought Leaders https://www.theepochtimes.com/how-the-chinese-regimeweaponized-an-entire-society-to-eradicate-falungong_3432710.html 3. Interview by Crossroads with Joshua Philipp https://tv.faluninfo.net/levi-browde-on-crossroads/ 4. Video Statement: Why Some U.S. Media Peddle CCP Hate? https://faluninfo.net/why-do-some-u-s-media-peddle-ccphate/ 5. International Human Rights Day Panel Discussion: Falun Gong and Canada-China Policy https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MyhnLhSWZe4 (Levi’s presentation starts at 31:34) 6. Falun Gong: In Their Own Words https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Km5K2XYofg
 

Topic: Understanding Asian Community Series: Modern China and the Falun Gong Case Study

 

For thousands of years, China lead the world in culture, arts, science, and commerce. The

Middle Kingdom facilitated the interexchange of religion, philosophy, and goods across Asia and

Europe. Beginning in the mid-1800s, China fell into a time of unrest and destitution that gave

rise to the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). Under CCP rule, traditional Chinese culture and

society was decimated until the 1990s when a renaissance of traditional culture emerged inside

China at precisely the time that the CCP was also carving out a place on the world’s stage.

 

What exactly does this mean for modern Chinese society and its people? In this presentation

we’ll briefly examine recent Chinese history, and then take a close look at the nature of CCP

rule over China. Using the plight of the Buddhist-based spiritual practice of Falun Gong as a

primary case study, we’ll examine the impact of CCP rule on its people both domestically as well

as how they are received/treated abroad, particularly in the West.

 



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