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Two candidates for council elections in Sydney have said that pro-Chinese Communist Party (CCP) groups are maligning them after an unofficial leaflet campaign designed to scare Australian Chinese voters was uncovered. The unauthorised leaflets were distributed in the Ryde Council area of Sydney targeting ethnically Chinese voters, and call for people to support candidates Bin Lin and Peter Kim. The yellow pamphlet includes images and clumsy copy meant to tie the candidates to Falun Gong, the spiritual practice widely known amongst Chinese to be demonised and attacked by the CCP. Most people receiving the leaflet are those with a Chinese background, according to the feedback collected by Kim. Falun Gong is a spiritual practice of the Buddhist tradition whose adherents are taught to live by the core tenets of truthfulness, compassion, and forbearance, along with five meditation exercises. Official reports by the Chinese regime in the 1990s said Falun Gong was …