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He intoned a phrase and asked the audience to repeat it.

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By doing so, Li Hongzhi turned the dance company into a double-edged sword: reviving China's past and, piecemeal, criticising its present regime by showing its perceived brutality against the Falun Gong.

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Nobody refers to the violent scenes, but shower lavish praise on the dance Faluun. Its leader and 'guru,' Steve Boden act like a lady secretive Li Hongzhi, is China's most wanted man and lives in exile in the US.

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