Falun Gong Adherents Worldwide Send Lunar New Year Greetings to Founder

Thousands around the world expressed well wishes and greetings to Mr. Li Hongzhi, founder of the spiritual practice Falun Gong, to mark the start of a new Lunar New Year, which falls on Feb. 12 this year. It has long been a tradition for the Chinese to send new year greetings to their loved ones and those they respect. This year, greetings to Li came in the form of e-cards, personal messages, poems, and video greetings—not only from those who are adherents of the practice, but also from Chinese citizens who admire Li. “I wish Master Li good health and a long life. Happy Chinese New Year!” said Mr. Chen from central China’s Henan Province, in a recent interview with The Epoch Times’ sister media NTD. In traditional Chinese culture, “Master” is a title of respect often used to address teachers and instructors. He added: “He has great influence around …

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