Falungong and Canada's China Policy

  title={Falungong and Canada's China Policy},
  author={D. Ownby},
  journal={International Journal},
  pages={183 - 204}
  • D. Ownby
  • Published 2001
  • Sociology
  • International Journal
ZHANG KUNLUN, A FORMER MCGILL UNIVERSITY visiting professor who holds both Canadian and Chinese passports, returned to China on his Chinese passport in 1996 to take care of his ailing mother-in-law. In July 2000, he was detained for one month for performing Falungong exercises in a public park. He was detained again in October, and, in November, he was arrested and sentenced to three years in a labour camp. Luckily for Zhang, family and friends in Canada mobilized, among others, Irwin Cotler, a… Expand