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‘This is a Country of Cowards’: A Chinese Mother’s Complaint About Smog that Went Viral

A woman wearing a mask practices roller blading at Olympic Park during heavy smog in Beijing, China, on Dec. 1, 2015. The representatives of the governments of more than 190 countries are meeting in Paris this week, including Chinese President Xi Jinping will attend the Paris meeting. (Li Feng/Getty Images)
A woman wearing a mask practices roller blading at Olympic Park during heavy smog in Beijing, China, on Dec. 1, 2015. (Li Feng/Getty Images)

The following is a direct translation of a personal account written by the WeChat user yashalong2000, which went viral in China, describing the frustrations and...


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    China’s Child Laundering Industry

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  • The AMC Empire 25 in  New York, on Aug. 23, 2016. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

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  • Tianhe District Party School. (Minghui.org)

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  • On Oct. 24, 2016, in San Francisco, Peiqi Gu talked about her family’s educational values, and how she almost lost the chance to complete school in China due to the persecution of her spiritual faith—Falun Gong. (Cat Rooney/Epoch Times)

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    SAN FRANCISCO— “For 16 years, I’ve been living in the fear of being persecuted for my faith,” said Peiqi Gu, 30, who grew up in... Read more

  • In this Jan. 5, 2017, photo, the home of Dan Zhong is seen in Livingston, N.J. Zhong, a businessman imprisoned on charges that he forced immigrant laborers to do construction at Chinese diplomatic facilities in the U.S. wants permission to turn his New Jersey home into a private jail where he can comfortably await trial. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

    Forced Labor Case Raises New Doubts on ‘Gilded Cage’ Jailing

    NEW YORK—Dan Zhong’s two-story home in Livingston, New Jersey, is unremarkable by suburban standards, but the businessman’s lawyers have told a judge he is willing... Read more

  • President-elect Donald Trump stands with Alibaba Executive Chairman Jack Ma as he speaks with reporters after a meeting at Trump Tower in New York on Jan. 9, 2017. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

    Trump to Work With Alibaba Founder for US Jobs

    Donald Trump says he’s planning to work with the founder of e-commerce giant Alibaba to help boost small businesses. The president-elect met Monday with Jack... Read more

  • A customer walks past a statue of Ronald McDonald on display outside a McDonald's restaurant in Beijing on July 31, 2014. Fast food giant McDonald's said in a statement Monday, Jan. 9, 2017 it is selling a controlling stake in its China business to a group of investors led by state-owned Chinese conglomerate Citic in a deal worth up to $2.1 billion. (AP Photo/Andy Wong, File)

    McDonald’s Sells China Business in Deal Worth up to $2.1B

    HONG KONG—Fast-food giant McDonald’s is selling a controlling stake in its China business to a group of investors led by state-owned Chinese conglomerate Citic in... Read more

  • Entrance of Chinese peer-to-peer (P2P) lender Ezubao is seen in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province, on Dec. 17, 2015. Ezubao, once China's biggest P2P lender, was uncovered as a massive Ponzi scheme. (STR/AFP/Getty Images)

    Chinese P2P Lending Bubble Quietly Bursts

    Boom-to-bust cycles come and go quickly in China. Chinese peer-to-peer (P2P) lending growth slowed significantly in 2016, as a leading P2P lender was caught in... Read more

  • This photo taken on May 28, 2015 shows a demolition worker walking near abandoned buildings at the Shougang Capital Iron and Steel plant in Beijing. The outdated, unprofitable enterprise produced its last steel in 2011. (Greg Baker/AFP/Getty Images)

    China’s Years of Fast Economic Growth Are Over

    Editor’s note: The following lecture by Liu Shijin, a Chinese scholar who presented it recently at a high-level Chinese government think tank, represents one strain... Read more

  • Chinese entrepreneur Cao Dewang appears on on the CCTV program "Dialogue." Cao made waves recently after announcing his plan to move production from China to the United States. (Weibo.com)

    Another Chinese Billionaire Entrepreneur Leaves China

    Editor’s note: The following column is about Cao Dewang (or Cho Tak Wong), a well-known entrepreneur in the glass industry and a top philanthropist in China. About... Read more

  • In this Jan. 5, 2017, photo, the home of Dan Zhong is seen in Livingston, N.J. Zhong, a businessman imprisoned on charges that he forced immigrant laborers to do construction at Chinese diplomatic facilities in the U.S. wants permission to turn his New Jersey home into a private jail where he can comfortably await trial. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

    Forced Labor Case Raises New Doubts on ‘Gilded Cage’ Jailing

    NEW YORK—Dan Zhong’s two-story home in Livingston, New Jersey, is unremarkable by suburban standards, but the businessman’s lawyers have told a judge he is willing... Read more

  • President-elect Donald Trump stands with Alibaba Executive Chairman Jack Ma as he speaks with reporters after a meeting at Trump Tower in New York on Jan. 9, 2017. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

    Trump to Work With Alibaba Founder for US Jobs

    Donald Trump says he’s planning to work with the founder of e-commerce giant Alibaba to help boost small businesses. The president-elect met Monday with Jack... Read more

  • A Vietnamese coast guard officer photographs a Chinese coast guard vessel in disputed waters in the South China Sea on May 14, 2014. (Hoang Dinh Nam/AFP/Getty Images)

    US Says Chinese Warship Stole Navy Underwater Drone

    WASHINGTON—The Pentagon says a Chinese warship seized a U.S. Navy unmanned underwater glider that was collecting unclassified scientific data in the South China Sea. Navy... Read more

  • Miss World Canada Anastasia Lin, in New York City on June 13, 2015. (Benjamin Chasteen/Epoch Times)

    Miss World Canada, Briefly Muffled, Now Speaks Again

    After the 2016 edition of the Miss World beauty pageant kicked off in late November, Anastasia Lin, the reigning Miss World Canada who wouldn’t stop... Read more

  • Miss World Canada Anastasia Lin, in New York City on June 13, 2015. (Benjamin Chasteen/Epoch Times)

    Attempts to Silence Miss World Canada Anastasia Lin Give More Attention to Her Message

    Anastasia Lin is known as fearless, feisty, and ferociously articulate in matters concerning the Chinese regime’s abuse of human rights—in particular, the forced organ harvesting... Read more

  • Iowa Governor Terry Branstad (L) meets with Chinese President Xi Jinping during a meeting in Beijing on April 15, 2013. Branstad has been selected by President-elect Donald Trump as U.S. ambassador to China. (ANDY WONG/AFP/Getty Images)

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    NEW YORK—When Terry Branstad first met Xi Jinping in 1985, Branstad was governor of Iowa and Xi was an agricultural official in northern China. For two... Read more

  • A man passes the photoelectric board products cased at the plant of Tianwei Yingli Green Energy Resources Co., Ltd on June 24, 2009 in Baoding, China. China is in no position to lead globalization in place of the United States, argues He Qinglian. (Feng Li/Getty Images)

    Why China Cannot Lead Globalization in a Post-Trump World

    U.S. President-elect Donald Trump has finally announced his intention of abolishing the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) after taking office, leaving some countries in despair. Chile and... Read more

  • Dana Rohrabacher. (Lisa Fan/Epoch Times)

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    President-elect Donald Trump’s telephone call with Taiwan sends a strong signal to the Chinese communist regime, said Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, a candidate for Secretary of... Read more

  • Female Shen Yun dancers perform a classical Chinese dance number. (Courtesy of Shen Yun Performing Arts)

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    For the past decade, Shen Yun Performing Arts, a classical Chinese dance and music company, has played to full theaters in over a hundred cities... Read more

  • Professor Sheng Jianhong, the deputy director of the Shanghai Office of Local Chronicles, gives a presentation in New York in October, 2016. (New Tang Dynasty Television)

    Chinese Official Talks Xi Jinping’s Ideas With Epoch Times

    NEW YORK—Around late October, Professor Sheng Jianhong, the deputy director of the Shanghai Office of Local Chronicles, sought out and was interviewed by the Chinese... Read more

  • Li Mengfei, from New York City, attends the annual Falun Gong conference in San Francisco. (Edward Dye/Epoch Times)

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  • Over 1,500 Falun Gong practitioners from over 30 countries hold a candlelight vigil in front of the Chinese Consulate in San Francisco on Oct. 22, 2016, for those who have died during the persecution in China. (Benjamin Chasteen/Epoch Times)

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    SAN FRANCISCO—It’s impossible to tell at a glance that Wang Liansu, a gently-spoken native of northeastern China now living in San Francisco, was brutally beaten... Read more

  • Over 5,000 practitioners and supporters of Falun Gong march in a parade in San Francisco on Oct. 22, 2016, bringing awareness to the practice and calling an end to the persecution in China that started on July 20, 1999. (Benjamin Chasteen/Epoch Times)

    Colorful Falun Gong March Brings Serious Message to San Francisco

    Late in the crisp, mostly cloudless morning of Oct. 22, thousands of people took part in a march meant to help end a bloody persecution... Read more

  • A Filipino fisherman is seen past the US Navy amphibious transport dock ship USS Green Bay (LPD-20) during an amphibious landing exercise on a beach at San Antonio in Zambales province on April 21, 2015, as part of annual Philippine-US joint maneuvers some 220 kilometres (137 miles) east of the Scarborough Shoal in the South China Sea. The Philippines voiced alarm April 20 about Chinese "aggressiveness" in disputed regional waters as it launched giant war games with the United States that were partly aimed as a warning shot to Beijing. AFP PHOTO/TED ALJIBE        (Photo credit should read TED ALJIBE/AFP/Getty Images)

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    The Philippines’ controversial President Rodrigo Duterte has been criticized for his violent campaign against crime, but it is the former mayor’s foreign policy overhaul that... Read more

  • (From Left) Clayton Dube, Director of University of Southern California US-China Center; Deborah Seligsohn, researcher at UCSD; John Kamm, Founder of The Dui Hua Foundation; Susan Finder, Visiting Lecturer at the School of Transnational Law of Peking University, during a panel discussion at a US-China Institute conference in Los Angeles, California, on Sept. 29. (Juliet Zhu/Epoch Times)

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    LOS ANGELES—China’s increasing American investment and what some see as meddling in U.S. affairs, along with its aggression in the East and South China Seas,... Read more

  • Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks to the audience during the second presidential debate at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri on October 9, 2016. (Paul J. Richards/AFP/Getty Images)

    A New American From China Sees Democracy Up Close

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  • Falun Gong adherents demonstrate outside of the United Nations Plaza in Manhattan on Sept. 20, 2016. (Larry Dai/Epoch Times)

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    NEW YORK—Standing in the light rain in front of tight security outside U.N. headquarters, Zhang Shufen, who used to be a company service representative in... Read more

  • A Moon Festival greeting card, sent by Falun Gong practitioners from northern China’s Shanxi Province, to the founder of the spiritual practice (Minghui.org)

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  • Panel 1 in action at the AmCham China Conference 2016, at the Four Seasons Hotel, Hong Kong on Friday Sept 9. (L-R) Kevin Sneader (Moderator), William Fung, Chairman Li & Fung, Ryan Stork of Blackrock and Kenneth Hitchner, of Goldman Sachs. (Bill Cox/Epoch Times)

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    Officials from Jiangsu, a province off China’s east coast, have been quietly resisting Chinese leader Xi Jinping’s anti-corruption measures, according to a source familiar with... Read more

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  • (AP Photo/Xinhua, Li Tang, File)

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  • Chinese leader Xi Jinping (R) and anti-corruption chief Wang Qishan (L) in Beijing on Sept. 30, 2014. (Feng Li/Getty Images)

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  • Chinese leader Xi Jinping at the G20 Summit in Hangzhou, China, on Sept. 4, 2016. (Lintao Zhang/Getty Images)

    Editorial: The Legacy of China’s Parasitic Economic Model and the Impact of Xi Jinping’s Anti-Corruption Campaign

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    Women Continue to Face Coercion, Crippling Fines Under Two-Child Policy

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  • Tianjin Party Secretary Li Hongzhong. (Duowei)

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    Analysis: Behind the Xi Jinping-Leung Chun-Ying Meeting at APEC

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  • The Liaison Office of the Central People's Government in Hong Kong on Aug. 27, 2014. (Alex Ogle/AFP/Getty Images)

    Exclusive: Xi Jinping Plans Mass Ouster of Corrupt Hong Kong Officials From Top Chinese Advisory Body

    HONG KONG—Chinese leader Xi Jinping is preparing to purge Hongkongers from the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference if they bribed their way into the national... Read more

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    Xi Jinping Defends China’s Golden Goose in Davos

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    Chinese Set Record for US Investments, but Face More Resistance Ahead

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    Gauging China for Canadian Business as Protectionism Rises

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  • A customer walks past a statue of Ronald McDonald on display outside a McDonald's restaurant in Beijing on July 31, 2014. Fast food giant McDonald's said in a statement Monday, Jan. 9, 2017 it is selling a controlling stake in its China business to a group of investors led by state-owned Chinese conglomerate Citic in a deal worth up to $2.1 billion. (AP Photo/Andy Wong, File)

    McDonald’s Sells China Business in Deal Worth up to $2.1B

    HONG KONG—Fast-food giant McDonald’s is selling a controlling stake in its China business to a group of investors led by state-owned Chinese conglomerate Citic in... Read more

  • Entrance of Chinese peer-to-peer (P2P) lender Ezubao is seen in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province, on Dec. 17, 2015. Ezubao, once China's biggest P2P lender, was uncovered as a massive Ponzi scheme. (STR/AFP/Getty Images)

    Chinese P2P Lending Bubble Quietly Bursts

    Boom-to-bust cycles come and go quickly in China. Chinese peer-to-peer (P2P) lending growth slowed significantly in 2016, as a leading P2P lender was caught in... Read more

  • This photo taken on May 28, 2015 shows a demolition worker walking near abandoned buildings at the Shougang Capital Iron and Steel plant in Beijing. The outdated, unprofitable enterprise produced its last steel in 2011. (Greg Baker/AFP/Getty Images)

    China’s Years of Fast Economic Growth Are Over

    Editor’s note: The following lecture by Liu Shijin, a Chinese scholar who presented it recently at a high-level Chinese government think tank, represents one strain... Read more

  • Chinese entrepreneur Cao Dewang appears on on the CCTV program "Dialogue." Cao made waves recently after announcing his plan to move production from China to the United States. (Weibo.com)

    Another Chinese Billionaire Entrepreneur Leaves China

    Editor’s note: The following column is about Cao Dewang (or Cho Tak Wong), a well-known entrepreneur in the glass industry and a top philanthropist in China. About... Read more

  • A 100 yuan note is placed above a newspaper featuring a photo of US president-elect Donald Trump at a news stand in Beijing on Nov. 10, 2016. (Greg Baker/AFP/Getty Images)

    How the US Could Win a Trade War With China

    President-elect Donald Trump talks tough on China and has appointed trade hawks Wilbur Ross and Peter Navarro to key positions in his administration. He has... Read more

  • In a file photo, miners push carts containing coal at a mine in Qianwei county, Sichuan. (Liu Jin/AFP/Getty Images)

    Chinese Bond Defaults Could Accelerate in 2017

    A rebound in global coal prices became one of the biggest stories in commodities during the second half of 2016. A more than 90 percent... Read more

  • Workers sort parts at an electronics company in Tengzhou, in China’s eastern Shandong province on Feb 1, 2016.  While revenues and profits have grown, companies are squeezed for cash. (STR/AFP/Getty Images)

    Stress Is Building in China’s Economy

    Chinese regime leader Xi Jinping is rocking so many boats on the political front that he wants to make sure the economy and financial markets... Read more

  • Oppo's OnePlus 3 smartphone is seen at a launch event in New Delhi June 15, 2016. (Money Sharma/AFP/Getty Images)

    Oppo and Vivo Go ‘Old School’ to Topple Xiaomi, Apple in China

    It’s the end of 2016, and the most popular smartphones in China—a nation of 700 million smartphone users—aren’t made by Apple, Samsung, or even Chinese... Read more

  • A water container delivery worker drives on a street in Beijing on Dec. 9, 2016.  Economist Ma Guangyuan says that China needs to develop genuine property rights to enhance economic growth. (Nicolas Asfouri/AFP/Getty Images)

    Why Basic Property Rights Matter to China’s Economy

    During a sea battle in 1571, a Turkish general hid 150,000 gold coins in the cabin of his warship. He was defeated, and his entire... Read more

  • Investors watch price movements on screens in Beijing Feb. 22. China's insurance regulator said risky stock market bets by domestic insurers undermines market stability. (Greg Baker/AFP/Getty Images)

    China Clamps Down on ‘Barbaric’ Insurance Sector

    NEWS ANALYSIS Beijing has cracked down on domestic insurers, suppressing the industry over what regulators have recently deemed speculative investments. The move hurt insurance stocks, driving down the... Read more

  • Pedestrians walk past the People's Bank of China, the central bank of China, in Beijing July 8, 2015. (Greg Baker/AFP/Getty Images)

    US Rate Hike Could Squeeze Chinese Issuers

    The U.S. Federal Reserve is poised to raise benchmark interest rates as soon as this week, which may bring wide-ranging impacts to China’s own economy... Read more

  • Flags fly outside headquarters of chip equipment maker Aixtron in Herzogenrath, Germany on Oct. 25. Acquisition of Aixtron was blocked by President Obama last week.
(Oliver Berg/AFP/Getty Images)

    Protectionist Sentiments Swell Between China, West

    A Chinese company’s pending purchase of German chip equipment maker Aixtron SE was blocked by President Obama on the basis of national security concerns Dec... Read more

  • A copy of the local Chinese magazine Global People with a cover story that translates to 'Why did Trump win' at a news stand in Shanghai on November 14, 2016. (Johannes EiseleAFP/Getty Images)

    Trump’s Trade Threats Could Actually Help China

    Donald J. Trump came to power in the recent U.S. election with promises of “Making America Great Again,” a pitch which in good part vowed... Read more

  • A photo taken on Aug. 28, 2014 shows a branch of the of the China Construction Bank in Shanghai. (Johannes Eisele/AFP/Getty Images)

    Chinese Banks Unveil Debt-to-Equity Swap Arms

    News Analysis The “Big Five” Chinese banks are setting up subsidiaries to buy and manage debt-to-equity swaps, realizing a directive from Beijing earlier this year... Read more

  • A copy of the local Chinese magazine Global People with a cover story that translates to 'Why did Trump win' at a news stand in Shanghai on November 14, 2016. (Johannes EiseleAFP/Getty Images)

    The Decline of Economics and the Rise of Donald Trump

    Chinese economist Ma Guangyuan contemplates what the U.S. election results tell us about the absence of ethics in today’s economics, particularly as it relates to... Read more

  • Carolyn Bartholomew, Vice Chairman of the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission, introduces the Commission's 2016 Annual Report to the Congress, on November 16 on Capitol Hill. To her left is Chairman Dennis C. Shea who spoke before her. The bipartisan commission reports to Congress on national security implications and the economic relationship between the U.S. and People's Republic of China. (Gary Feuerberg/ Epoch Times)

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    WASHINGTON—Members of the U.S.-China Economic and Security Commission, an advisory group to Congress on China, are calling for a reconsideration of the United States’ long-held... Read more

  • Chinese retirees walk on the street in Beijing Oct. 16, 2014. (Kevin Frayer/Getty Images)

    China’s Pension Reform Diverts More Money into Risky Assets

    To boost returns and support a growing population of aging pensioners, China is embarking on a plan to centralize management of pension funds and divert... Read more

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    King Wen of Chu Receives Caning Punishment

    King Wen succeeded his father King Wu of the state of Chu in 689 BC during the Spring and Autumn period of China. King Wu... Read more

  • Landscape of sheep grazing near water in China. (Fotolia)

    Li Deyu’s Life Ended After Receiving The 10,000th Lamb

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  • Cao Cao a Chinese historical figure with multiple talents in literature and military strategy. (Internet image)

    The Magnanimous Character of Cao Cao and His Great-Grandfather

    Cao Jie is an obscure character in Chinese history compared to his illustrious great-grandson, the ruler Cao Cao, but he was well-known for his kindness... Read more

  • Chinese ink landscape painting by Sun Mingguo/Epoch Times

    A Gentleman’s Friendship is as Plain as Water

    During the Warring States period (475-221 BC), Zhuang Zi said: “A gentleman’s friendship is as plain as water. Friendship among inferiors is as sweet as... Read more

  • Chinese historical figure, Cao Cao. (Public domain)

    Cao Cao: A Ruler with Great Tolerance and Acceptance

    The Three Kingdoms period (A.D. 220-280) was a turbulent era in China’s history, with colourful historical figures who jointly personified the notions of fidelity and... Read more

  • Emperor Kanxi (Shen Yun Performing Arts/Facebook)

    Ancient China: How a Child Emperor Conquered a Powerful General

    It’s quite evident that the murder of Hamlet’s father was just the beginning of the prince’s troubles. Ruled by his emotions and clouded by a... Read more

  • Fan-Zhongyan picture by Epoch Times.

    Politician Fan Zhongyan Put Others’ Needs First

    Fan Zhongyan was a prominent politician and a famed poet and writer during the Northern Song Dynasty (A.D. 970-1127). A saying of his, “Be the... Read more

  • Chinese flower painting by Sun Mingguo/Epoch Times

    Life Exists Because of One’s Soul

    Most people believe that we have souls, but know little about when and how a soul begins to dominate a human body. We may find... Read more

  • Chinese landscape painting by Sun Mingguo/Epoch Times

    Yang Zhen: ‘Heaven Knows, Earth Knows, You Know, and I Know’

    Yang Zhen was from Huayin County (now in Shanxi Province) in the Eastern Han Dynasty (25-220 AD). He was well-known for his knowledge and wisdom,... Read more

  • Emperor Ming of the Eastern Han Dynasty (Susu / Epoch Times)

    Emperor Ming of Han Honored His Teacher and Listened to Advisers

    Liu Zhuang (28-75 AD), the second emperor of the Eastern Han Dynasty, became known after his demise as Emperor Ming of Han. “Ming” means “understanding”... Read more

  • Contestants in NTD's 2016 International Classical Chinese Dance Competition. (NTD)

    Classical Chinese Dance Competition in Tribeca Fosters Cultural Growth

    NEW YORK—Contestants participating in the seventh International Classical Chinese Dance Competition completed the final rounds at the Tribeca Performing Arts Center in lower Manhattan on... Read more

  • Zheng Xuan. (Public domain)

    Helping Others Succeed Also Brings Success to Oneself

    Zheng Xuan, an influential scholar during the Eastern Han Dynasty, was held in high regard in Chinese history. He studied, wrote copious notes on Confucianism... Read more

  • By unifying China, Qin Shi Huang brought an end to over 500 years of political fragmentation and warfare.  (New Tang Dynasty Television)

    The Most Important Figures of Chinese History: China Under the First Emperor

    This is the tenth in a series of articles by Epoch Times staff describing the foundations of Chinese civilization, and setting forth the traditional Chinese... Read more

  • Chinese landscape painting by Sun Mingguo/Epoch Times

    With Great Virtue, Lou Shide Resolves a Boat Disaster

    Yuan Keshi, a fortune-telling master in the Tang Dynasty, had inherited his father’s skills and could tell fortunes very accurately through face reading. One day,... Read more

  • Confucius. (Public Domain)

    Confucius Never Casually Accepted Gifts

    The ancients believed in the principle “sow nothing, reap nothing.” Confucius can be regarded as a perfect example. He never casually accepted remuneration gifted to... Read more

  • LI Zunlong, a contestant in the 2016 International Chinese Traditional Martial Arts Competition, performs in the Men's Weapons category on Sept. 17, 2016. (Dai Bing/Epoch Times)

    Bringing Chinese Martial Arts Back to its Traditional Virtues

    At 90, Chao Fu-lin of Taiwan isn’t quite what he used to be, but his skills with the various weapons and methods of ancient Chinese... Read more

  • By unifying China, Qin Shi Huang brought an end to over 500 years of political fragmentation and warfare.  (New Tang Dynasty Television)

    The Most Important Figures of Chinese History: The First Emperor’s Unification of China

    This is the ninth in a series of articles by Epoch Times staff describing the foundations of Chinese civilization, and setting forth the traditional Chinese... Read more

  • Composite Song Dynasty depictions of Yu the Great and the Yellow River. 
(National Palace Museum/PD-Art;Beijing Palace Museum/PD-Art)

    Legendary Foundations of Chinese Civilization: The Rule of Emperor Yu the Great

    This is the eighth in a series of articles by Epoch Times staff describing the foundations of Chinese civilization, and setting forth the traditional Chinese... Read more

  • Composite Song Dynasty depictions of Yu the Great and the Yellow River. 
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    Legendary Foundations of Chinese Civilization: Yu the Great Controls the Flood

    This is the seventh in a series of articles by Epoch Times staff describing the foundations of Chinese civilization, and setting forth the traditional Chinese... Read more

  • Martial Arts master Li Youfu, head judge of the NTD Television martial arts competition. (Epoch Times)

    Traditional Chinese Martial Arts Can Reduce Aggressiveness in Children, Says Hong Kong Study

    According to a scientific study done by researchers at a Hong Kong university, teaching children how to fight may be the best way to keep... Read more

  • A Chinese baby in the arms of his father at a furniture store in Beijing on Jan. 19, 2015. (Goh Chai Hin/AFP/Getty Images)

    China’s Child Laundering Industry

    Parents in China have for years faced an agonizing prospect: having their child abducted and sold into a trafficking ring. The problem is remarkably common... Read more

  • Tianhe District Party School. (Minghui.org)

    72-Year-Old Woman Loses Eyesight After Torture for Her Faith

    An elderly woman was severely tortured at a facility in southern China and lost her eyesight in the process. Wu Yangzhen, 72, was detained and... Read more

  • On Oct. 24, 2016, in San Francisco, Peiqi Gu talked about her family’s educational values, and how she almost lost the chance to complete school in China due to the persecution of her spiritual faith—Falun Gong. (Cat Rooney/Epoch Times)

    College Student Overcomes Fear of Persecution in China

    SAN FRANCISCO— “For 16 years, I’ve been living in the fear of being persecuted for my faith,” said Peiqi Gu, 30, who grew up in... Read more

  • Zheng Enchong, a Shanghai-based human rights lawyer. (Epoch Times)

    Confined Shanghai Lawyer Enjoys Unusually Relaxed Christmas

    For the past decade, Shanghai-based human rights lawyer Zheng Enchong had to notify the police three days in advance if he wanted to visit his... Read more

  • The Chinese Supreme People's Court building in Beijing on Mar. 30, 2006. On Dec. 23, a public prosecutor in Chongqing indirectly stated that he could find no legal basis for the campaign of prohibition and persecution against  Falun Gong, the traditional Chinese spiritual discipline. (STR/AFP/Getty Images)

    Chinese Public Prosecutor Admits ‘No Laws Against Falun Gong’

    In a recent court hearing in southwestern China, a public prosecutor indirectly stated that he could find no legal basis for the campaign of prohibition... Read more

  • Anastasia Lin on the red carpet of the Leo Awards in Vancouver, Canada, on June 5, 2016. (Courtesy Flying Cloud Productions)

    Miss World Canada: ‘My Voice Was Not Being Heard’

    Anastasia Lin, the beauty queen and human rights advocate against mass organ harvesting carried out by the Chinese regime, has spoken out after she was... Read more

  • Chinese human rights lawyer Jiang Tianyong in a recent photo. Official Chinese media confirmed on Dec. 16 that Jiang was taken into custody. (Epoch Times)

    China Confirms It Took Lawyer Jiang Tianyong Into Custody

    Jiang Tianyong, a well-known Chinese human rights lawyer, has sought to hold the Chinese communist regime accountable for its own laws since 2005. For taking... Read more

  • Police detain a Falun Gong protester in Tiananmen Square on Oct. 1, 2000. In 2016—the 17th year of the Chinese regime's persecution of Falun Gong-mass arrests continue, but Chinese officials in parts of the country have started declining to press charges against arrested practitioners. (AP Photo/Chien-min Chung)

    Some Places in China Waver on Persecution of Falun Gong

    One of China’s most ferocious political campaigns—the persecution of the Falun Gong spiritual practice, one of China’s largest spiritual communities—has gone on for 17 years now... Read more

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    World Human Rights Day: Over 2 Million Join Campaign to Prosecute Former Chinese Leader

    It was on Dec. 10, 1948, that the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Sixty-eight years later, a human rights... Read more

  • Mr Craig Kelly, member of parliament for Hughes, speaks at Capital Hill spoke to the rally about "why I have been proud to be co-chairmen of the Parliamentary group against forced organ harvesting.” Canberra, Australia, Nov. 21, 2016. (Linda Zhang/Epoch Times)

    Australia: Falun Gong Practitioners Appeal to Stop Organ Harvesting

    On November 21, hundreds of Australian Falun Gong practitioners rallied in front of Capital Hill in Canberra to raise awareness of the ongoing human rights... Read more

  • Chinese human rights lawyer Jiang Tianyong in a recent photo. Official Chinese media confirmed on Dec. 16 that Jiang was taken into custody. (Epoch Times)

    Chinese Lawyer Jiang Tianyong’s Last Major Interview Before His Disappearance

    Very recently, Chinese human rights lawyer Jiang Tianyong went incommunicado after a work trip to south central China. Jiang was in Changsha, the capital of... Read more

  • Copies of a book by renowned Chinese human rights lawyer Gao Zhisheng on display during a press conference at the Legislative Council Complex in Hong Kong on June 14, 2016. (Anthony Wallace/AFP/Getty Images)

    Chinese Rights Lawyer Gao Zhisheng Faces Fresh Ordeal Over Smuggled Book

    Gao Zhisheng, a high-profile Chinese human rights lawyer who spent many years in jail for his work, has recently been held incommunicado in China. In... Read more

  • It's Sunny Guo's mission to tell people of the free world about the persecution because it has deeper implications. "This is not just related to us. It is related to everybody, every life in this world,” she said. (Cat Rooney/Epoch Times)

    ‘I Can’t Enjoy the Free World’ Says Former Prisoner of Conscience

    SAN FRANCISCO—Two years ago, Sunny Guo, a then 47-year-old Chinese housewife, came alone to America to start a new life, one free of religious persecution... Read more

  • U.S. Ambassador to China Gary Locke delivers his farewell speech at the Beijing American Center on Feb. 26, 2014 in Beijing. Locke said that Clinton is strong on human rights. (ChinaFotoPress/Getty Images)

    ‘Human Rights is Part of the DNA of America’: An Interview with Gary Locke on Hillary Clinton, China, and the 2016 Election

    Gary Locke, the former ambassador to China, became an internet sensation in that country after he was spotted paying for his own Starbucks and carrying... Read more

  • (L–R) International human rights lawyer David Matas, former justice minister Irwin Cotler, and former secretary of state for Asia-Pacific David Kilgour at the parliamentary international human rights subcommittee hearing in Ottawa on Nov. 3, 2016, where Matas and Kilgour provided a briefing on organ transplantation abuses in China. (Epoch Times)

    Canadian Lawmakers Hear From Organ Harvesting Investigators

    OTTAWA—Two investigators who have spent 10 years researching evidence of forced organ harvesting from prisoners of conscience in China told Parliament’s human rights subcommittee that... Read more

  • Speakers at the Oct. 28, 2016, organ harvesting forum in Berlin. (L-R) Wang Zhiyuan, Arne Schwarz, Sen Nieh, Arne Gericke, Martin Patzelt, Ethan Gutmann, and Charles Lee. (Jason Wang/Epoch Times)

    Six Ways to Stop Organ Harvesting in China

    BERLIN, Germany—China’s practice of killing prisoners of conscience for their organs has been part of discussions about human rights in China for a decade, but... Read more

  • Xin Ziling in an undated photograph. (Apollo Net)

    Maverick Former Chinese Official Explains Dynamics of Elite Communist Party Politics

    Xi Jinping is widely misunderstood by the media and intellectuals because they don’t understand the power dynamics inside the Chinese communist regime today, according to... Read more

  • Falun Gong practitioners at a rally in front of the Chinese embassy in New York City on July 3, 2015, to support the global effort to sue Jiang Zemin. (Larry Dye/Epoch Times)

    Nearly Two Million in Asia-Pacific Nations Sign Petition Supporting Legal Action Against Former China Leader Jiang Zemin

    A Chinese civic movement to put former regime head Jiang Zemin on trial for his murderous anti-Falun Gong campaign, has attracted millions of supporters from... Read more

  • Zhang Mengye performs a Falun Gong seating meditation near the sea in Bangkok in 2006. (Courtesy of Luo Muluan)

    How the Persecution of a Peaceful Spiritual Practice Touched a Former Chinese Leader

    NEW YORK—It’s been 17 years since the Chinese Communist Party made the fateful decision to eliminate Falun Gong, one of the largest religious communities in... Read more

  • Li Hongkuan uses the Chinese social media app WeChat, in Flushing, New York, on Oct. 4. WeChat offers the potential for activists to disseminate more subversive content, but with a more limited audience, in China. (Matthew Robertson/Epoch Times)

    Chinese Dissent in an Age of Social Media

    NEW YORK—Nearly 20 years ago, newspaper headlines were wondering whether the internet was going to free China. Exhibit A was Li Hongkuan, a highly self-confident... Read more

  • Mao Zedong's portrait in Tiananmen Square on Mar. 10, 2015. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)

    Chinese Professor Fired for Anti-Mao Remarks

    A Chinese professor was removed from his job after criticizing founding Chinese Communist Party chairman Mao Zedong on what would have been the dictator’s 123rd birthday. Deng... Read more

  • 1.6 million people in China die every year because of air pollution, so many people protect themselves using face masks. (AOL Screenshot)

    This Designer Turns Running Shoes Into Smog Masks (Video)

    Beijing-based designer Zhijun Wang makes antipollution masks by re-purposing running shoes. So, smog masks just got more fashionable.  The evolution of smog masks can seem... Read more

  • Chinese people wearing masks for protection against pollution walk at Ritan Park shrouded by heavy smog in Beijing, on Dec. 19, 2016. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)

    North China Cities Choked by Smog Shut Factories, Stop Cars

    BEIJING—Engulfed in choking smog, some northern Chinese cities limited the number of cars on roads and temporarily shut down factories Monday to reduce air pollution... Read more

  • Over 6,300 Falun Gong practitioners form an emblem of Falun Gong and the Chinese characters, truthfulness, compassion and forbearance at the Liberty Square in Taipei on Nov. 26, 2016. (Chen Po-chou/Epoch Times)

    Over 6,000 Gather in Taiwan to Form Emblem of Falun Gong

    TAIPEI, Taiwan—After two days of intensive labor and preparation, a huge symbol appeared center stage at Taiwan’s Liberty Square, named for its role in the island’s transition... Read more

  • Fu Xinuo, a Chinese child made deaf due to unsafe medication, gives a warning  in September about unsafe medication in China that is harming tens of thousands of children annually. (CCTV.com)

    Tens of Thousands of Children in China Go Deaf Annually Due to Unsafe Drugs

    In a public announcement, China’s state-run television CCTV has a simple message to parents: children are not miniatures of adults when it comes to taking... Read more

  • (R-L) Pro-independence lawmakers Baggio Leung and Yau Wai-ching speak to the press outside the High Court in Hong Kong on November 15, 2016. (Anthony Wallace/AFP/Getty Images)

    Hong Kong Pro-Independence Lawmakers Lose Legal Fight Over Oaths

    HONG KONG—Two Hong Kong separatist lawmakers who altered their oaths by adding anti-China insults were disqualified by a judge from taking office. On Nov. 15,... Read more

  • Chinese motorists get out of their cars to check on a massive traffic jam at a toll booth on the outskirts of Beijing on October 2, 2010. (STR/AFP/Getty Images)

    What China’s ‘Highway Robbery’-Style Toll Roads Say About its Economy

    Why is China’s huge toll road system running massive losses despite billions of income from toll fees? It’s another strategy devised by the communist regime... Read more

  • Xinming Hospital after the explosion on Oct. 24, 2016. (Sina Weibo)

    Censors Suppress Discussion of Deadly Northwest China Explosion

    A huge explosion that killed at least 14 people and injured over 150 has seen the Chinese regime’s heavy-handed moves to marginalize the incident, which... Read more

  • Chinese tourists shop in Akihabara, Tokyo on Feb. 10, 2011. (Toshifumi Kitamura/AFP/Getty Images)

    Chinese Tourists Caught Trying to Take Toilet Seat From Japanese Hotel

    The boorish behavior of some Chinese nationals when traveling abroad has brought such embarrassment to Beijing that China has issued a blacklist and publicized a... Read more

  • Xin Xiulu with his erhu in Flushing, New York, on Sept. 29, 2016, for donations to support jailed human rights lawyers in China. Xin was once a famed professional musician in China but since has been labeled a counterrevolutionary rebel for helping wounded students during the Tiananmen Square Massacre in China in 1989. (Benjamin Chasteen/Epoch Times)

    The Chinese Musician Who Chose Conscience Over Communism

    NEW YORK—At 72, Xin Xiulu plays the erhu, an ancient two-stringed Chinese instrument, on the streets of Flushing, Queens, collecting crumpled bills from passers-by. It’s... Read more

  • Chinese medical personnel prepare swine flu medicine at a hospital in Hefei in eastern China's Anhui province on November 25, 2009. (STR/AFP/Getty Images)

    Fraud and Corruption in Chinese Clinical Trials Cast Doubts on Drug Safety

    China’s research industry is booming, but not necessarily advancing, in light of a state report showing that over 80 percent of the country’s clinical trials... Read more

  • In this June 27, 2016 photo provided by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, a member of the RCMP opens a printer ink bottle containing the opioid carfentanil imported from China, in Vancouver. Drug dealers have been cutting carfentanil and its weaker cousin, fentanyl, into heroin and other illicit drugs to boost profit margins. (Royal Canadian Mounted Police via AP)

    Chemical Weapon for Sale: China’s Unregulated Narcotic

    SHANGHAI—It’s one of the strongest opioids in circulation, so deadly an amount smaller than a poppy seed can kill a person. Until July, when reports... Read more

  • A child plays along a railway at a shanty town where residents will move into low-rent apartments provided by the government in Shenyang of Liaoning Province on March 11, 2009. (China Photos/Getty Images)

    Communist Party Officials Cheat the Poor out of China’s Project Housing

    China has low-income housing projects, but it too often happens that instead of going to the poor, the properties end up supplementing the already-generous income... Read more

  • A Chinese worker cares for the babies at an orphanage in Wuhu, in eastern China's Anhui province on August 7, 2009. (AFP/AFP/Getty Images)

    Why Chinese Buy Trafficked Babies Instead of Looking in the Orphanage

    For foreigners looking to adopt Chinese babies, state orphanages are the first stop, but Chinese themselves rarely look there, preferring instead to use social media... Read more

  • Pro-democracy activist Joshua Wong speaks to media after arriving at Hong Kong airport from Bangkok on Oct. 5, 2016. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)

    Thailand Denies Entry to Teen Hong Kong Activist Joshua Wong

    HONG KONG—Thailand stopped Hong Kong teen pro-democracy activist Joshua Wong from entering the country to give a talk and sent him home, raising questions about... Read more

  • Falun Gong practitioners raise awareness about organ harvesting and other human rights crimes in China, with residents and tourists in Santa Monica, Calif., on July 17. (Xu Touhui/Epoch Times)

    Report Focuses on ‘Extreme Torture’ in Chinese Detention Centers

    Editor’s note: This report contains graphic and potentially disturbing material. For the past 17 years, in scores of Chinese prisons and jails, unspeakable forms of torture... Read more

  • Temple of Heaven in haze-covered Beijing on February 24, 2014. (STR/AFP/Getty Images)

    Posts on Weibo Quantify Air Pollution in China

    The social media comments of people in China’s megacities can give environmental scientists information about local pollution levels. A new study shows that the frequency of... Read more

  • An aerial view shows the Five-hundred-meter Aperture Spherical Telescope (FAST) in the remote Pingtang county in southwest China's Guizhou Province on Sept. 24, 2016. China has begun operating the world's largest radio telescope to help search for extraterrestrial life. (Liu Xu/Xinhua via AP)

    China Begins Operating World’s Largest Radio Telescope

    BEIJING—The world’s largest radio telescope began searching for signals from stars and galaxies and, perhaps, extraterrestrial life Sunday in a project demonstrating China’s rising ambitions... Read more

  • Protesters attend a candlelight vigil in support of China’s Wukan village outside the Chinese Liason Office in Hong Kong on Sept. 17, 2017. (Isaac Lawrence/AFP/Getty Images)

    Amnesty International Calls for Release of Detained Wukan Villagers

    Amnesty International issued a statement on Sep. 16 condemning regime violence in what has been known as China’s “democracy village,” after police arrested scores of... Read more

  • A car drives pass a collapsed traffic sign, toppled by strong winds of typhoon Meranti, as it pounded southern China and Taiwan on Sep. 14, 2016. Parts of the regions hit were brought to a standstill as the strongest typhoon of the year skirted past the island's southern tip, knocking out power and water supply for over a million households. (Sam Yeh/AFP/Getty Images)

    Super Typhoon Meranti Hits Southern China After Ravaging Taiwan

    This year’s strongest typhoon to date hit southeastern China on Sep. 14 after it swept through Taiwan and brought many parts of the region to... Read more

  • Over 8,000 human rights activists, members of The Global Service for Quitting the Chinese Communist Party, and Falun Gong practitioners, hold a rally in front of the United Nations in New York on May 15, 2015, celebrating over 200 million Chinese people who have quit the Chinese party. (Youth Ma/Epoch Times)

    8,000 in New York Rally to Support 200 Million Chinese Who Have Quit Communism

    NEW YORK—Gathering near the United Nations in Dag Hammarskjold Park, around 8,000 people attended a rally supporting Tuidang, the movement dedicated to ending the Chinese... Read more

  • Ms. Jiang Xiuju, a 58 years old Han-Chinese woman, detained at Hwaseong Fortress Foreigners' Detention Center in South Korea since July 2014, is currently facing deportation back to China despite letters from members of the U.S. Congress and European Union Parliament sent earlier against  deportation. (Epoch Times)

    56 Falun Gong Practitioners in South Korea Face Deportation to Persecution in China

    Fifty-six Chinese practitioners of Falun Gong, a traditional meditation practice, are on the brink of deportation from South Korea to China where they would face... Read more

  • The cover of the book, "Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party," by Epoch Times. The book started the "Tuidang" (Quit the Party) movement in China. (Epoch Times)

    Where the ‘Nine Commentaries’ Ends, the ‘Tuidang’ Movement Begins

    In 2004, the Chinese edition of Epoch Times published its defining editorial series, the “Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party“. By writing honestly about the brutality and deception the... Read more

  • ong Yi, chairperson of the Tuidang Center (L), presents a certificate to a Chinese student during a rally near the United Nations in New York on Sept. 28, 2014. Many Chinese people risk arrest for taking part in the Tuidang movement. (Edward Dai/Epoch Times)

    Uttering ‘Tuidang’ in China Can Get You Arrested

    The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) doesn’t acknowledge the existence of the Tuidang Movement—the grass-roots movement born in 2004 that helps Chinese quit the Communist Party and... Read more

  • 2,500 people took part in a rally and a parade in Taipei to celebrate more than 100 million Chinese people who have quit the CCP on Sept. 4, 2011. (Courtesy of Tuidang.org)

    200 Million Chinese Renounce the Communist Party

    Tuidang, Chinese for “Quit the Party,” is likely history’s largest grass-roots movement. First started in 2004, as of April 14 it has garnered 200 million... Read more

  • Falun Gong practitioners hold a banner condemning the 610 Office in a protest opposite the Chinese Embassy in Washington, D.C., on April 21. (Minghui.org)

    Office Persecuting Falun Gong in China Reports Failure

    In 1999, Chinese communist leader Jiang Zemin decided to destroy Falun Gong, a peaceful spiritual practice based on traditional Chinese principles. A shadowy Communist Party... Read more

  • John Nania, editor-in-chief of the English-language editions of the Epoch Times, speaking at the Nine Commentaries 10th anniversary forum in the Capitol Visitor's Center in Washington, D.C., on Dec. 3, 2014. (Lisa Fan/Epoch Times)

    The ‘Nine Commentaries’ Shows the Path to China’s Future

    Twenty-three years ago this month, thousands of intelligent and well-educated expert watchers of the Soviet Union were caught like deer in the headlights when they... Read more

  • A rally is held in North Point, Hong Kong, on Dec. 7 to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the publication of the “Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party.”
(CS Poon/Epoch Times)

    Hong Kong Rally Commemorates ‘Nine Commentaries’

    People from all over the world rallied in Hong Kong’s North Point on Dec. 7 to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the book Nine Commentaries... Read more

  • (L to R) Richard Fisher, John Nania, Joseph Rees, Wei Jingsheng (with interpreter and colleague Huang Ciping), Joseph Bosco, and Charles Lee, prepare to speak at a forum on the publication of the "Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party" at Capitol Hill on Dec. 3. (Lisa Fan/Epoch Times)

    Rebuilding China, One Renunciation at a Time

    WASHINGTON, D.C.—Ten years ago, this newspaper published a no-holds-barred editorial series examining and criticizing the Chinese Communist Party, the political regime that has ruled China... Read more

  • Leonid Kravchuk, the first president of independent Ukraine and a former Soviet official who resigned from the communist party in 1991, speaks in an interview with NTD Television (Screenshot/NTDTV)

    First Post-Soviet President of Ukraine Praises “Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party”

    In 1991, the communist leader of Ukraine, Leonid Kravchuk, renounced Marx and declared his republic’s independence from the disintegrating Soviet Union, becoming the first president... Read more

  • Illustrations by "Daxiong" (pen name of Guo Jingxiong), art and composition by Luis Novaes. (Epoch Times)

    The Book That Is Changing China Is Ten Years Old

    On Nov. 19, 2004 the Chinese-language Epoch Times published the first part in a nine-part editorial series called “Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party.” By... Read more

  • The Chinese characters say 'Renounce the Chinese Communist Party.' (Epoch Times)

    ‘We Have Been Deceived All Our Lives’

    Editor’s note: The Epoch Times publishes here direct translations of statements made by Chinese people who have renounced the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and its... Read more

  • Ms Liao has volunteered, helping people renounce the CCP, outside of Tsim Sha Tsui East in Hong Kong for 9 years. (Epoch Times)

    Ninth Anniversary of ‘Nine Commentaries’ Finds Mainlanders Busy Quitting the Party

    HONG KONG—Nov. 19 is the ninth anniversary of the publication of “Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party,” an editorial series by Epoch Times that is... Read more

  • The Chinese characters say 'Renounce the Chinese Communist Party.' (Epoch Times)

    ‘I Look Forward to the CCP Gangsters’ Judgment Day!’

    Editor’s note: The Epoch Times publishes here direct translations of statements made by Chinese people who have renounced the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and its... Read more

  • The Chinese characters say 'Renounce the Chinese Communist Party.' (Epoch Times)

    ‘We want to quit from the evil party’

    Chinese nationals declare their withdrawals from the Chinese Communist Party Editor’s note: The Epoch Times publishes here direct translations of statements made by Chinese people... Read more

  • On April 24, 2011, Falun Gong practitioners and human rights activists in Hong Kong held a parade to protest against the persecution of Falun Gong in China, and to commemorate the 12th anniversary of the April 25 Peaceful Appeal (This refers to April 25, 1999, when 10,000 Falun Gong practitioners held a peaceful appeal in Beijing for the release of 45 practitioners detained in Tianjin City). The large banner reads "Have you withdrawn yet?" (Epoch Times)

    140 Million Chinese Withdraw from Embattled Communist Party

    Public resentment continues to seethe over widespread grievances of injustice and unfairness, while social unrest continues to escalate across the country. After suffering decades of... Read more

  • The Chinese characters say 'Renounce the Chinese Communist Party.' (The Epoch Times)

    Tuidang Statements May 20-23

    Editor’s note: The Epoch Times publishes here direct translations of statements made by Chinese people who have renounced the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and its... Read more

  • Baiqiao Tang, chairman of China Peace, and a leading Chinese dissident, speaks at a rally calling for an end to the persecution of Falun Gong in China in front of the United Nations building in New York City on May 17, 2013. (Edward Dai/The Epoch Times)

    Chinese Quit Communist Party, Heralding a New China

    NEW YORK—Members of the Chinese Communist Party are leaving the party by the tens of thousands, like the grains of sand slipping through the CCP’s... Read more

  • The Chinese characters say 'Renounce the Chinese Communist Party.' (The Epoch Times)

    Selected Tuidang Statements, May 8

    Editor’s note: The Epoch Times publishes here direct translations of statements made by Chinese people who have renounced the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and its... Read more

  • The Chinese characters say 'Renounce the Chinese Communist Party.' (The Epoch Times)

    Selected Tuidang Statements in April 2013

    Editor’s note: The Epoch Times here publishes direct translations of statements made by Chinese people in ‘renouncing’ the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and its subordinate... Read more

  • Chinese doctors carry fresh organs for transplant at a hospital in Henan Province on Aug. 16, 2012. (Screenshot/Sohu.com)

    Australia: Westmead Hospital Cancels Staff Symposium

    A staff symposium planned at Westmead Hospital by NSW Health was cancelled just 2 days before a delegation of Chinese doctors from Qilu Hospital of... Read more

  • (L–R) David Kilgour (L) with David Matas (C) and Ethan Gutmann (R), author of ‘The Slaughter: Mass Killings, Organ Harvesting, and China’s Secret Solution to Its Dissident Problem.’ (Simon Gross/Epoch Times)

    Human Rights Lawyers Urge Australian Parliament to Condemn Chinese Organ Harvesting

    Two prominent human rights lawyers are urging Australian lawmakers to pass a motion to end the Chinese Communist Party’s practice of harvesting organs from prisoners of... Read more

  • (L–R) International human rights lawyer David Matas, former justice minister Irwin Cotler, and former secretary of state for Asia-Pacific David Kilgour at the parliamentary international human rights subcommittee hearing in Ottawa on Nov. 3, 2016, where Matas and Kilgour provided a briefing on organ transplantation abuses in China. (Epoch Times)

    Canadian Lawmakers Hear From Organ Harvesting Investigators

    OTTAWA—Two investigators who have spent 10 years researching evidence of forced organ harvesting from prisoners of conscience in China told Parliament’s human rights subcommittee that... Read more

  • Falun Gong practitioners raise awareness about organ harvesting and other human rights crimes in China, with residents and tourists in Santa Monica, Calif., on July 17. (Xu Touhui/Epoch Times)

    Report Focuses on ‘Extreme Torture’ in Chinese Detention Centers

    Editor’s note: This report contains graphic and potentially disturbing material. For the past 17 years, in scores of Chinese prisons and jails, unspeakable forms of torture... Read more

  • David Matas testifies at a U.S. Congressional hearing on organ harvesting. (Lisa Fan/Epoch Times)

    Trudeau Must Address Forced Organ Harvesting With Chinese Premier, Says Renowned Human Rights Lawyer

    When Prime Minister Justin Trudeau meets with Chinese Premier Li Keqiang this week, he must address forced organ harvesting in China, says international human rights... Read more

  • Screenshot of "Davids and Goliath," a documentary movie about organ harvesting from live prisoners of conscience. The film won best documentary at the Hamilton Film Festival in Canada on Nov. 9, 2014. (Epoch Times)

    Organ Harvesting: The Abuse Continues

    My wife and I first encountered organ harvesting (the removal of vital organs from unwilling, living victims who were killed in the process) in summer... Read more

  • Michelle Zhang holds a banner against forced organ harvesting in China during a rally on Parliament Hill on Nov. 4, 2014. Zhang’s sister, who practiced Falun Gong, disappeared in 2002. Her brother-in-law died in prison, his body cremated without the family's permission. (Matthew Little/Epoch Times)

    Trudeau’s China Visit Offers Hope to Victims’ Families

    For Canadians with family members who are imprisoned in China for handing out flyers and similar “crimes,” Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s trip there on Aug... Read more

  • Jeremy Chapman and Philip O’Connell, former and current presidents of The Transplantation Society, and Jose Nunez of the World Health Organization, at a press conference in Hong Kong on Aug. 19, 2016. Chapman and O’Connell criticized transplant abuse in China and raised doubts about long-promised reform. (Sun Mingguo/Epoch Times)

    Acrimony Mars Transplant Conference in Hong Kong

    HONG KONG—What was supposed to be a celebration of organ transplant reform in China has descended into contention and conflict. After Chinese authorities promised to... Read more

  • (L) Dr. Philip O'Connell who is the current president of The Transplantation Society. (University of Sydney) (R) Dr. Jeremy Chapman, former president of The Transplantation Society. (Minghui.org)

    International Transplant Leaders’ Undisclosed Ties to China Raise Ethical Questions

    HONG KONG—Two key leaders in international organ transplantation have for several years been involved in an undisclosed, cooperative relationship with Chinese transplantation centers, raising questions... Read more

  • China's then-Vice Minister for Health Huang Jiefu attends a meeting in New Delhi, India, on July 28, 2006. (Raveendran/AFP/Getty Images)

    The PR Man for China’s Organ Transplantation Is Not Believable

    For years, gaining attention for forced organ harvesting in China was difficult to achieve because the crime itself was too horrible to believe. This understandable... Read more

  • Local lawyer Clive Ansley speaks at a press conference about the forced harvesting of organs from non-consenting Falun Gong prisoners of conscience in China, in Courtenay, B.C., on July 28, 2016. Several teams of Canadian Falun Gong practitioners travelled across various provinces to call attention to a new report on the killing of imprisoned practitioners in China for their organs. (Epoch Times)

    Cross-Canada Tour Puts Focus on Murder for Organs in China

    Falun Gong practitioners in the 100-odd countries where the spiritual discipline is practised take every opportunity to raise awareness about the ongoing abuses toward their fellow... Read more

  • Falun Gong practitioners raise awareness about organ harvesting and other human rights crimes in China, with residents and tourists in Santa Monica, Calif., on July 17. (Xu Touhui/Epoch Times)

    LA Falun Gong Practitioners Appeal to Stop Organ Harvesting

    SANTA MONICA, Calif.—More than two hundred Falun Gong practitioners and supporters held an annual rally on a high bluff overlooking a Southern California beach on... Read more

  • Former Canadian minister David Kilgour speaks to reporters in Ottawa on June 24, 2016 about the updated report organ harvesting in China that he wrote with David Matas and Ethan Gutmann. (Jonathan Ren/Epoch Times)

    China’s Forced Organ Transplant Industry Much Larger Than Suspected, Say Canadian Investigators

    A decade ago, two Canadians released a report on illicit organ harvesting in China so shocking that many struggled to believe it. Since then, the... Read more

  • David Matas presents a new report on mass organ harvesting in China at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. on June 22. (Lisa Fan/Epoch Times)

    ‘Slow Motion Genocide’ Subject of New Report on Organ Harvesting in China

    WASHINGTON, D.C.—The authors of a new report about state-led organ harvesting in China presented their findings at the National Press Club on June 22, calling... Read more

  • Human rights lawyer David Matas, coauthor of an investigation report on organ harvesting of Falun Gong practitioners in China, holds up a copy of the report during a hearing in Canada''s Parliament on May 29, 2007. (Epoch Times)

    Interview With David Matas, Co-author of New China Organ Harvesting Report

    Epoch Times: What is this new report? What’s new and significant about it? David Matas: It’s an update on the work Ethan Gutmann and I... Read more

  • Former Canadian MP David Kilgour speaks at the official opening of the Global Human Rights Torch Relay in Athens on August 9. (Jan Jekielek/The Epoch Times)

    Interview With David Kilgour, Co-author of New China Organ Harvesting Report

    Epoch Times: What’s the most important new finding in this new report? David Kilgour: The Party-state in China argues that there are around 10,000 organ... Read more

  • Political party Demosisto's Nathan Law, center, who helped lead the 2014 protests, celebrates with his supporters after winning a seat at the legislative council elections in Hong Kong, Monday, Sept. 5, 2016. A new wave of anti-China activists appeared headed for victory in Hong Kong's most pivotal elections since the handover from Britain in 1997, which could set the stage for a fresh round of political confrontations over Beijing's control of the city. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)

    In Legislative Council Elections, Hong Kong Votes Against Chinese Regime

    In 2014, hundreds of thousands of Hong Kong residents protested Beijing’s denial of genuine democratic reform for the semiautonomous territory. But the Chinese communist regime yielded... Read more

  • (L to R) Joshua Wong, 19, Nathan Law, 23, and Alex Chow, 25, student leaders of Hong Kong's Umbrella Movement, speak to the press following their sentencing at the Eastern Court in Hong Kong on August 15, 2016.
(Anthony Wallace/AFP/Getty Images)

    Hong Kong Students Who Sparked Mass Pro-Democracy Protest Won’t Be Political Prisoners

    They faced up to two years in jail for inspiring the largest civil disobedience movement in Hong Kong two years ago. But a local magistrate... Read more

  • Hong Kong Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying delivers his annual policy address at the legislative council in Hong Kong on Jan. 14, 2015. (Philippe Lopez/AFP/Getty Images)

    Beijing Intelligence Agent Blows Whistle on Hong Kong Chief Executive

    HONG KONG—Famous Chinese economist Yang Lujun recently wrote in an article that Chen Fuzhong, an 82-year-old senior Chinese Communist Party intelligence expert in Hong Kong,... Read more

  • Hong Kong’s former Chief Executive Donald Tsang addresses the media outside the Eastern Court in Hong Kong on Oct 5. 
(Philippe Lopez/Getty Images)

    Good Rewarded and Evil Punished in Hong Kong

    Editor’s Note: Recently many senior Chinese officials have been fired from their posts during the anti-corruption campaign carried out by Chinese Communist Party (CCP) leader... Read more

  • Arthur Li at Hong Kong University on July 28, 2015. (Epoch Times)

    Why Arthur Li Might Not Be Appointed as HKU Council Chairman

    News Analysis HONG KONG—Born and raised in a family of high regard, Arthur Li Kwok-cheung holds a doctorate degree in medicine from the University of... Read more

  • Protesters gather to call for academic freedom at Hong Kong University in Hong Kong on Oct. 9, as fears grow that Beijing is interfering in the city’s education system. More than 1,000 students, alumni, and teachers joined a protest at the university as anger mounted over the political interference. (Philippe Lopez /AFP/Getty Images)

    Rejection of Hong Kong University Pro-Vice Chancellor Seen as Campaign Against Freedom

    HONG KONG—The Hong Kong University (HKU) Council has rejected the appointment of former law dean Johannes Chan to the post of pro-vice chancellor, although the... Read more

  • The Democratic Party holds a pledging ceremony for the coming District Council Election on Oct. 2, 2015. (Epoch Times)

    Hong Kong’s District Council Election Gets Underway

    News Analysis HONG KONG—The 2-week nomination period for Hong Kong’s District Council Election began on Oct. 2. A total of 431 constituencies will be up... Read more

  • A group of Falun Gong practitioners in the procession hold banners that read “Sue Jiang Zemin” on Oct. 1, 2015. (Epoch Times)

    Hong Kong Falun Gong Practitioners March to End CCP

    HONG KONG—Mr. Chen, a tourist from Zhejiang Province, couldn’t tear his eyes away. It was a shocking revelation for him seeing 600 Falun Gong practitioners... Read more

  • Donald Tsang (C) former leader of Hong Kong and his wife Selina arrive at a magistrates' court in Hong Kong on Oct. 5, 2015. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)

    Former Hong Kong Leader Donald Tsang Charged in Corruption Probe

    HONG KONG—A former Hong Kong leader faces misconduct charges over a luxury apartment in mainland China, authorities said on Oct. 5, making him the highest-ranking... Read more

  • Beijing Official Zhang Xiaoming says that HK Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying has a special legal status that is above the executive, legislature and judiciary branches. Photo of Leung was taken on Sept. 14, 2015. (Epoch Times)

    ‘Supremacy of the Chief Executive Theory’ Reveals Chinese Regime’s Devilish Nature

    HONG KONG—”The Chief Executive is actually supreme,” said Hong Kong Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying on Sept. 16. He was responding to Hong Kong Liaison Office... Read more

  • Hong Kong Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying addresses a press conference in Hong Kong on June 18, 2015. (Philippe Lopez/AFP/Getty Images)

    Hong Kong Leader Says He’s Above the Law

    Imagine New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announcing that he has political powers beyond the state legislature and judiciary, and answers only to the... Read more

  • Avenue of Stars at waterfront in Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon on Sept. 10, 2015. (Epoch Times)

    Real Estate Developers Resist Government-Backed Project in Hong Kong

    HONG KONG—The Hong Kong government recently gave its stamp of approval to a development project that had very little public support, upsetting many real estate... Read more

  • The members of Neo Democrats protest against Zhang Xiaoming, director of the Liaison Office, for his remark that the Chief Executive is superior to the executive, legislative and judicial branches of the SAR government and asked him to apologise in front of Liaison Office on Sept. 15, 2015. (Epoch Times)

    Hong Kong Liaison Office Chief Publicly Defies Basic Law

    HONG KONG—Speaking at a conference marking the 25th anniversary of the Basic Law, Hong Kong Liaison Office Director Zhang Xiaoming made the controversial remark that... Read more

  • Democratic Party chairwoman Emily Lau Wai-hing at City Forum on Sept. 6, 2015. Lau said at the forum that the communication between Hong Kong political parties and Beijing is good for Hong Kong. (Epoch Times)

    Beijing Renews Contact With Hong Kong Pan-Democrats

    HONG KONG—Two months after Hong Kong vetoed a Beijing-backed political reform bill, Beijing took the initiative to renew contact with the pan-democrats in Hong Kong... Read more

  • HKU alumni hold Convocation Extraordinary General Meeting (EGM) on Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015 at Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. More than 3000 attend the event including former Chief Secretary Anson Chan, Democratic Party founding member Martin Lee Chu-ming to demand HKU's academic autonomy. (Epoch Times)

    Academic Autonomy Seriously Threatened in Hong Kong

    HONG KONG—The recent scandal in which Hong Kong Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying is suspected to have interfered with the appointment of Professor Johannes Chan as... Read more

  • Student protesters Joshua Wong (centre L) and Nathan Law (centre R) stand outside the Wanchai police station in Hong Kong on August 27, 2015. (Philippe Lopez/AFP/Getty Images

    Hong Kong Student Protest Leaders Charged for Actions That Sparked Umbrella Movement

    HONG KONG—Hong Kong police charged teenage student leader Joshua Wong on Thursday for his role last year in storming government headquarters, which helped trigger 79 days... Read more

  • Posters showing pictures of the eyes of pro-democracy protesters are displayed in the Admiralty district of Hong Kong on Nov 11, 2014. (Philippe Lopez/AFP/Getty Images)

    What’s Next in Hong Kong’s Quest for Democracy?

    HONG KONG—During the run-up to the first anniversary of the Umbrella Movement for democracy in Hong Kong, several student leaders have been notified by the... Read more

  • A man reads a newspaper report that China's central bank announced it will devalue China's tightly controlled currency on Aug. 11, 2015 following a slump in trade, triggering the yuan's biggest one-day decline in a decade. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)

    The Yuan Devaluation and Its Impact on Hong Kong

    Following China’s stock market crash in mid-June, the devaluation of the Chinese yuan early last week sent another shock wave through the global markets as... Read more

  • CCP supported group Hong Kong Youth Care Association (HKYCA) set information booths next to Falun Gong’s and use their own banners, loudspeakers and flyers to castigate and mock Falun Gong. In the photo, the HKYCA members in green are holding slanderous flyers at Mong Kok on April 16, 2015. (Epoch Times)

    Hong Kong Court Rules Falun Gong Practitioners Wrongly Accused

    HONG KONG—A recent Hong Kong court case ruled that Falun Gong practitioners were falsely accused of damaging property of the Hong Kong Youth Care Association... Read more

  • 10 Hong Kong Falun Gong practitioners gather in front of the post office in Central before mailing their indictments and criminal complaints against Jiang Zemin to the Supreme People’s Court and the Supreme People’s Procuratorate on July 16. (EpochTimes)

    Hong Kong Falun Gong Practitioners Sue Former Chinese Dictator

    HONG KONG—At least 14 Falun Gong practitioners from Hong Kong have joined the wave of lawsuits against former Chinese Communist Party leader Jiang Zemin that... Read more

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