The anti-Falun Gong forum, which attracted some 230 Hong Kong organizations and 1500 people, went into the second day (May 6) at the Hong Kong Cultural Center.
The forum "China's Development and Spiritual Civilization" was reportedly one of the largest academic seminars in Hong Kong in recent years with so large an audience and so many participating organizations.
Speakers at the forum sponsored by the Hong Kong Culture Association Limited included Sister Angel Theresa Ying, vice chairman of the Administrative Committee of Catholic Church in Beijing.
Ying compared the Falun Gong cult to a highly poisonous medicine, as it took advantage of practitioners' good wishes and led them astray into the blind alley. Ying called on the religious believers to act in accordance with the religious doctrines to safeguard social stability and development.
In addition, Sheng Hui, vice chairman of the Chinese Buddhist Association, Tso Wung-wai, professor at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, and Liu Tianjun, a professor with the Beijing University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, all made speeches against Falun Gong.