Since July 1999, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has been persecuting Falun Gong, an ancient mind-body exercise in the Buddhist school. The CCP has been using rejection from employment and from schooling to force Falun Gong practitioners to give up their belief. Epoch Times reported that a recent practice has developed to discriminate against practitioners’ family members.
Some job postings state specifically that direct family members of Falun Gong practitioners will not be hired. “Direct family members” in China refers to a spouse, parents or parents-in-law, grandparents, children, and grandchildren.
The article listed several cases in Xinjiang, Yunnan, Hebei, Jilin, and Guangdong Province in which direct family members were implicated.
The article also reported that authorities in Chengdu City, Sichuan Province told a Falun Gong practitioner that his child would not be allowed to go to college if his parents or grandparents practiced Falun Gong. The authorities in Shijiazhuang City, Hebei Province also said that they would not let a child move up to the next grade if any of his family members practiced Falun Gong.
Source: Epoch Times, October 26, 2021