A: The Falun Gong, or Falun Dafa, has deceived and harmed a lot of people and it was involved in many illegal activities that seriously disrupted public order, misguided people, and confused right and wrong. In order to protect the human rights and fundamental freedom of the citizens and maintain public order, the Chinese government took necessary measures to prevent Li and his accomplices from inflicting more harm to others. In doing so, we made a strict distinction between the cult core members and ordinary practitioners who are victims of Li's evil cult, with the former being dealt with according to law and the latter not accountable for once they break with Falun Gong.
The government's policy has been well received by the populace. 99% of Falun Gong adherents quitted the cult after realizing its evil nature. In China, Falun Gong has definitely lost its "momentum".
On 16 August 2000, leaders from the five different religious beliefs in China, namely, Buddhism, Taoism, Islamism, Catholicism and Christianity, denounced Falun Gong for stealing Buddhist and papist phrases to spread its fallacies and defame these religions, and urged the authorities to ban this cult.