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Chinese officials have resorted to sending letters and making calls to the venues that NTDTV
had rented for the performances, in an effort to get the shows canceled.
rings in 2008 with a national tour of Chinese New Year Spectacular, with two companies, each comprised of some 75 dancers, crisscrossing the country before coming together for a New York berth Jan.
is linked with the Falun Gong and is known to be critical of the Chinese Communist party.
In addition, FLG followers are affiliated with several mass media outlets, including Internet sites; the Epoch Times, a newspaper distributed for free in eight languages and 30 countries (with a distribution of 1.5 million); New Tang Dynasty Television (NTDTV
), a nonprofit Chinese language station based in New York with correspondents in 50 cities worldwide; and Sound of Hope, a northern California radio station founded by FLG members.
began broadcasting via satellite in North America in February 2002 and extended its 24/7 programming to cover Asia, Europe, and Australia in July 2003.