Freedom of the press and humanity are the foundation of The Epoch Times; our beginnings hailed from a great need to provide uncensored news to a people immersed in propaganda and censorship in China.
Having witnessed events like Tiananmen Square and the persecution of the spiritual group Falun Gong, and at a great risk to themselves and their loved ones, a group of Chinese-Americans started publishing The Epoch Times in the Chinese language in the U.S. Some reporters in China were jailed, and some suffered severe torture.
Integrity and truthfulness in reporting, together with the stories that really matter, are cornerstones to The Epoch Times.
The first English edition launched online in 2003 followed by the first print edition in 2004. Our beginnings have instilled in The Epoch Times staff an unwavering commitment to objective reporting and socially responsible business practices, as well as respect for human rights and freedom.
The Epoch Times is an independent voice in print and on the web. We report news responsibly and truthfully so that readers can improve their own lives and increase their understanding and respect for their neighbors next door and around the globe. In our approach and in our content, we uphold universal human values, rights, and freedoms. We are a business that puts our readers’ interests first, in all that we do.
Who We Are
The Epoch Times is a privately held news media company. Our network of local reporters throughout the world uncovers stories that are authentically local, yet also globally relevant. Our independence enables us to report widely and present a diversity of opinions.
During a time when the world is changing ever more quickly, people need reliable information to understand events and trends. We strive to make a positive impact on people’s lives by helping all people understand the world and themselves, and to respect and appreciate each other. We report stories and air opinions unavailable elsewhere.
A special strength of The Epoch Times is our coverage of China. Today the world is increasingly looking to China, as this troubled giant goes through tremendous changes. Business and political leaders, and also world citizens, want to understand better what is happening there. We are able to provide well-sourced stories that no one else has through the original reporting done by the Chinese-language edition of The Epoch Times.
A human being’s fundamental right is the right to be heard. We uphold and defend freedom of the press, freedom of speech, and freedom of assembly. We are also strong advocates for freedom of belief, and for all human rights, for all people.
We seek to speak out for those who are oppressed, and cannot speak for themselves. We speak to those in conflict, trying to show the common humanity they share, and the compassion that will help them truly respect the rights of others.
We work to tell the stories of daily life in our age, not on the basis of what is sensational at the moment, but instead in terms of what will be of lasting significance. We take the long view of humanity’s history and future.
The English edition of The Epoch Times launched in September 2003 on the web, and in August 2004 as a newspaper in New York. It meets a growing need for news reported and published independently, uncovering stories that have depth and meaning to people. In English, as well as in other languages, it serves a broad, international readership.
The Chinese-language Epoch Times started publishing in response to the growing need for uncensored coverage of events in China. The first newspaper was published in New York in May 2000, with the web launch in August 2000. Local editions published by regional bureaus soon followed, making it the largest of any Chinese-language newspaper outside of Mainland China and Taiwan.
We publish in 21 languages in 35 countries across five continents. We are proud to offer print and web editions in Chinese, English, German, French, Spanish, Hebrew, Russian, Japanese, Korean and Indonesian, as well as web versions in Ukrainian, Bulgarian, Romanian, Czech, Slovak, Vietnamese, Swedish, Turkish, Portuguese, Italian, and Persian.
The Epoch Times will continue to expand news coverage and newspaper distribution in more regions, and with editions in more languages. We are optimistic about the future. Watch us grow!
Readers and customers are welcome to contact local offices, submit articles, and discuss advertisements. Below is contact information of major local offices.
7529 Standish Place, Suite 260
Rockville, MD 20855
7925 Silverton Ave., #509
San Diego, CA 92126
9550 Flair Dr. #411
El Monte, CA 91731, U.S.A.
188 South Murphy Ave.
Sunnyvale, CA 94086
1151 W. Parker Rd., #203
Plano, TX 75023
50 Cragwood Road
South Plainfield, NJ 07080
418 Consumers Rd.
Toronto, ON, M2J 1P8
Editorial Department: 416-298-1933 x 298
Advertising Department: 416-298-1273
Fax: (416) 298-1299
1099 Clark St. #2,
Montreal, QC H2Z1K3
988 Pinecrest Road
Ottawa, Ontario, K2B 6B5
P.O. Box 21072
Calgary, Alberta T2P 4H5
#106 — 10510-121 Street
Edmonton, Alberta T5N 1L4
49A Treacy St Hurstville NSW 2220
PO Box 843 Hurstville BC NSW 1481
Tel: +612 8988 5633
Fax: +612 8988 5648
PO Box 251 165
Pakuranga 4120 Auckland
Unit 5-6, 32 Knights Chambers
South Mall London, N9 0TL
Tel: +44 (0) 208 3509 723
Office address: 324A, Lavender Street, Singapore 338822
Office phone: +65-6297-7390
Office fax: +65-6491-1193
office email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
B-8-3, Level 10, Menara Uncang Emas Blok B,
85, Jalan Loke Yew, Taman Miharja,
56000 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Tel/Fax: +603-9281 1958
Other Language Offices
10787 Berlin, Germany
9F.-1, No.102, Songlong Rd.,
Sinyi Dist., Taipei City 11063
Jianshanzhui, Hong Kong