Winston Liu is a computer-control engineer working in a company in North Carolina.
Mr. Liu was born in China. Since 1998, he has been practicing Falun Gong, a spiritual cultivation discipline rooted in ancient Buddhist and Taoist philosophies. Because he refused to renounce his faith, the Chinese communist regime put him in detention and prison four times between 1999 and 2003. As a prisoner of conscience, he endured mental and physical torture.
He fled to Canada in 2005 and obtained refugee status later as a Falun Gong practitioner protected by the Canadian government. He moved to the United States in 2012 and has lived here ever since.
Mr. Liu received a master’s degree from Tsing-Hua University, a premiere university in China, and another master’s degree from the University of Calgary, in Canada, both in the engineering field.
As a public speaker, Mr. Liu tells audiences his personal story of being persecuted in China. He explains why the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has targeted Falun Gong, and what implications this persecution has for the West.
He describes how Falun Gong practitioners launched the largest freedom-information campaign in modern Chinese history in response to the persecution. His insights about the CCP can help audiences understand what is unfolding in the United States today.
P.S. Initially celebrated by Chinese government for its health benefit and moral teachings, Falun Gong attracted over 70 million people in 1990s, which outnumbered the Communist Party membership at the time. Fearing that Falun Gong’s popularity and independence could be a challenge to its power, however, CCP launched a nation-wide campaign to “eradicate” Falun Gong in July 1999. CCP continues to repress and abuse this community to this day.