Currently alive, at 66 years of age.
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1951 – Born in Guangzhulin, Jilin province, China, on the 13th of May.
1982 – Li worked in the security department of the Changchun Cereals and Oil Company.
1992 – Li Hongzhi introduced Falun Dafa on the 13th of May at the fifth Middle school in Changchun City, China.
1994 – Li traveled across China, giving more than 54 lecture series and teaching the Falun Gong exercises.
1999 – Li has received many honors from American politicians, but has also been labeled a cult leader by some members of the American anti-cult movement.
2001 – Li Hongzhi was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize.
– Mr. Li was also nominated for the Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought by 28 members of the European Parliament, but failed to make the shortlist.