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Chinese Character for Fair, Public: Gōng (公)

The Chinese character 公 (gōng) stands for being fair or just and also describes what is public or common to all people. It is used to refer to a duke or lord.  (Epoch Times)
The Chinese character 公 (gōng) stands for being fair or just and also describes what is public or common to all people. It is used to refer to a duke or lord. (Epoch Times)

The Chinese character 公 (gōng) as an adjective stands for being fair, just, equitable, or impartial, and also describes what is public or common to...


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  • Nov. 10:  Russian President Vladimir Putin (R) puts on a shawl for Chinese President Xi Jinping's wife Peng Liyuan (2nd R) while Chinese President Xi Jinping (2nd L) and U.S. President Barack Obama (L) looks them before a fireworks show after the Welcome Banquet for 2014 APEC leaders (Feng Li/Getty Images)

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  • A clerk counts the renminbi bills at a bank in Taipei on November 11, 2010.(AFP Photo/Patrick Lin)

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  • Containers waiting to be transported at the port of Qingdao, China, on March 7. (STR/AFP/Getty Images)

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  • Passengers wait in line to take a subway during the ban on alternate days for odd and even license plates put in place for the APEC Summit, on November 3, 2014 in Beijing, China. Complaints among Beijing residents have grown louder concerning the inconveniences brought on by Beijing, which is seeking to make a good impression on foreign leaders. (ChinaFotoPress/Getty Images)

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  • A worker cleans the promenade on the Bund along the Huangpu River against the skyline of the Lujiazui Financial District in Pudong in Shanghai on July 24, 2014. (Johannes Eisele/AFP/Getty Images)

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  • A ship sails up the Huangpu River under a hazy sky in Shanghai on Jan. 10, 2012. Forty-two loan underwriting companies have declared bankruptcy in the Chinese financial hub. (Peter Parks/AFP/Getty Images)

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  • The Tang Dynasty was widely regarded as the peak of Chinese civilization. (*Shutterstock)

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  • The Chinese radical/character 田 (tián) stands for arable land, cultivated ground, or agricultural fields. (Epoch Times)

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  • Justice Bao, the symbol of Justice and fairness. (SM Yang)

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  • The silly monkeys were quite happy with receiving three chestnuts at dawn and four at dusk, even though they had been unhappy with getting four chestnuts in the morning and three in the evening.
(Mei Xiu/Epoch Times)

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  • Detail of a mural from an Eastern Han tomb (25–220 A.D.) at Zhucun, Luoyang, Henan Province, China. The painting utilizes Han purple and Han blue pigments. (Wikimedia Commons)

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  • “Good advice jars the ear yet is beneficial for guiding one’s behavior; effective medicine tastes bitter yet is good for curing one’s illness,” Zhang Liang said to, Liu Bang. “What the general said to you was good advice.” (Catherine Chang/Epoch Times)

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  • The Chinese character 字 (zì) stands for a word or character and is formed by placing 子 (zi), the character/radical for child or son, under 宀, the radical for roof. The character symbolizes a child in a house. (Epoch Times)

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  • Fan Zhongyan endured many hardships while maintaining a philosophy of service that encouraged others to “Be the first to care about the nation’s fate, the last to enjoy its comforts.”  (Zhiching Chen/Epoch Times)

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  • Han Xin, a brilliant strategist with a poor family background. (Blue Hsiao/Epoch Times)

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  • The Chinese character 房 (fáng) stands for a house, an apartment, or a room. (Epoch Times)

    Chinese Character for House, Room: Fáng (房)

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  • A statue of Confucius at Wen Miao, the Confucian temple in Shanghai. (Sebastiaan de Stigter/iStock/Thinkstock.com)

    Confucius Doesn’t Live Here Anymore

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  • The Chinese idiom “引人入勝” (yǐn rén rù shèng) is commonly used to describe something that is beautiful, fascinating, and attractive. (Flora Chung/Epoch Times)

    Chinese Idioms: Lead One to Enter a Beautiful Place (引人入勝)

    By the end of the Eastern Jin Dynasty (A.D. 317–420), most affairs of state were entrusted to eunuchs while Emperor Ling spent much of his... Read more

  • The Chinese character 將 refers to a general or commander when pronounced as jiàng. When pronounced as jiāng, it means shall, or going to, conveying the idea of a future action, and also indicates taking or using something.  (Epoch Times)

    Chinese Character for General, Shall, Take: Jiàng, Jiāng (將)

    When pronounced as jiàng, the Chinese character 將 refers to a general or commander. When pronounced as jiāng, 將 means shall, will, going to, intend... Read more

  • A Chinese folk tale about a shepherd boy and a wolf suggests that it is foolish to believe that a wolf will change its nature and to trust it with the safety of your sheep! (Zona Yeh/Epoch Times)

    Chinese Idioms: Invite the Wolf Into the House (引狼入室)

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  • Wang Zhaojun, one of the famous Chinese “Four Beauties,” sacrificed life in her homeland to promote peace between the Han and the Xiongnu peoples. (Yu-Child/Epoch Times)

    Wang Zhaojun: ‘Beauty’ of Peace

    There are ancient Chinese legends about the “Four Great Beauties,” women of such beauty that they were able to influence emperors and kings, and change... Read more

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    Chinese Characters: Měi (美)

    Měi (美), the character for “beauty” or “beautiful,” consists of two other characters: the upper part is 羊 (yáng, ram/sheep), and the lower part is... Read more

  • The Chinese character 相 (xiāng) stands for appearance or countenance. As an adjective or adverb, it is used to describe the concept of "each other," or being mutual, reciprocal, or correlative.  (Epoch Times)

    Chinese Character for Mutual, Appearance: Xiāng, Xiàng (相)

    When pronounced as xiàng, the Chinese character 相means appearance or countenance, and when pronounced as xiāng it means mutual, correlative, or “each other.” 相 is... Read more

  • A statue in Verona, Italy, depicting Zhu Yingtai and Liang Shanbo, known as the “Butterfly Lovers.”
(Courtesy of Garrow)

    The Butterfly Lovers: A Look at China’s Romeo and Juliet

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  • Sima Qian, author of the first full history of China, believed that a historian should be independent and produce an objective and thorough account of historical events. (Blue Hsaio/Epoch Times)

    Historical Figures: Sima Qian, Father of the First Full History of China

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  • Gao Hongyi, a Chinese army veteran, was arrested and held for five days after his public renunciation of the Chinese Communist Party. Gao has fought a fruitless personal battle against local corruption for over ten years since he was, illegally he said, laid off. (Screenshot/NTD Television)

    After 10-Year Battle Against Corruption, Chinese Veteran Quits the Party

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  • Director of Central Intelligence Agency John Brennan takes questions from reporters during a press conference at CIA headquarters in Langley, Virginia, December 11, 2014. (Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images)

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  • College girl Bian Xiaohui holds a banner that says "I want to see my father" on street on March 3, 2014. Bian and her cousin who took the photo have been detained, and went on trial on Dec. 12 being accused for "publicizing Falun Gong persecution" by putting the photo online. (Screenshot/Weibo.com)

    China Holds Secret Trial Against Two Women Who Exposed Persecution

    A Chinese college student and her cousin were tried in secret on Dec. 12, using an obscure provision of the criminal law that many lawyers... Read more

  • A local resident of Mong Kok (L) speaks with volunteer pro-democracy activists Chris Chan and Stanley Wu in Hong Kong in November. Reaching out to the public has become an important new phase of the movement. (Benjamin Chasteen/Epoch Times)

    The Preachers of Democracy’s Gospel in Hong Kong

    HONG KONG—Chris Chan and Stanley Wu knocked gingerly on the door of a tiny apartment on the sixth floor of a grimy and sometimes fetid... Read more

  • An undated photograph of Zhang Keke, a Chinese lawyer who was recently dragged from a court room by police while he was defending a client persecuted by the state. His colleagues wrote a letter criticizing the security forces' behavior. (Zhang Keke)

    Chinese Lawyers Outraged as Colleague Is Dragged From Court

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  • A group of rights protesters put up banners calling for human rights, in Beijing on Dec. 9, 2014, the day before world Human Rights Day. (Screenshot/Human Rights Campaign in China)

    Thousands in Beijing Protest for Their Rights on Human Rights Day, Are Arrested

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  • Uyghur professor Ilham Tohti chats with students following his lecture in a classroom in Beijing on June 12, 2010. On Dec. 8, 2014, Seven students of Ilham were sentenced to between three and eight years imprisonment on charges of participating in “secessionist criminal activities.” (Frederic J. Brown/AFP/Getty Images)

    Students of Uyghur Scholar Given Heavy Prison Sentences

    Seven students of the Minzu University of China in Beijing were sentenced to prison for between three and eight years on Monday for what the... Read more

  • Petitioner Wang Fang from Hubei Province holds a banner saying “Democracy, freedom, human rights, constitution” on a bus she was placed on by police in Beijing, on Dec. 4, 2014. It was China's newly established "Constitution Day," but thousands of aggrieved petitioners found little to celebrate. (New Tang Dynasty Television)

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  • Internet users in Beijing on June 3, 2009. Freedom House published its 2014 Net Report on Dec. 4, indicating that control of the Internet in China is among the strictest in the world. (Liu Jin/AFP/Getty Images)

    Freedom House Puts China at Bottom for Freedom Online

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  • Panel members Ingrid Cranfield, David Matas, Ethan Gutmann, David Kilgour, and Richard Wingfield at Houses of Parliament on November 25. The image onscreen is of Uighur refugee and former surgeon, Enver Tohti. (Roger Luo/Epoch Times)

    China Hastily Announces Purported End to Organ Harvesting

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  • Falun Gong practitioners gather in a park in Chengdu City, China, for morning exercises some time in the 1990s, before the persecution against the meditation practice began. (Faluninfo.net)

    Silent Summer

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  • MP Scott Reid, chair of the Canadian Parliament’s Subcommittee on International Human Rights (C), speaks with Dr. Damon Noto of Doctors Against Forced Organ Harvesting (R) and investigative journalist Ethan Gutmann, author of “The Slaughter: Mass Killings, Organ Harvesting, and China's Secret Solution to Its Dissident Problem,” on Oct. 21, 2014. On Nov. 6, 2014, the committee passed a motion condemning the Chinese regime’s practice of forced organ harvesting from prisoners of conscience. (Donna He/Epoch Times)

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  • The Chinese-language edition of the Nine Commentaries. The book has been translated into over 30 languages. (Epoch Times)

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  • During police clearance of the Mong Kok protest site, a protester in white tee-shirt is holding a placard demanding the authority to take back NPC’s decision on HK universal suffrage, Nov. 26, 2014. (C.S. Poon/Epoch Times)

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  • Ethan Gutmann, whose book 'The Slaughter: Mass Killings, Organ Harvesting, and China's Secret Solution to Its Dissident Problem' was published in August 2014. (Courtesy of Ethan Gutmann)

    China Expert Ethan Gutmann Talks About His New Book ‘The Slaughter: Mass Killings, Organ Harvesting, and China’s Secret Solution to its Dissident Problem’

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  • "The Slaughter: Mass Killings, Organ Harvesting, and China’s Secret Solution to its Dissident Problem" by Ethan Gutmann was released Aug. 12, 2014. (Pam McLennan/Epoch Times)

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  • Two Falun Gong practitioners hold a banner that asks to bring those responsible for persecuting Falun Gong to justice while Xi Jinping’s motorcade passes by on its way to the Government House in Wellington, New Zealand on Nov. 20, 2014. (Minghui.org

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  • A young monk (L) prostrates near the Labrang monastery in Xiahe, Gansu province, a flashpoint for many Tibetan protests against Chinese authorities on May 16, 2013. More than 13o Tibetans have set themselves alight since 2009, with most dying of their injuries, in demonstrations against what they view as Chinese oppression. Beijing rejects such claims, pointing to substantial investment in Tibet and other regions with large Tibetan populations, although critics say economic development has brought an influx of ethnic Han Chinese and eroded traditional Tibetan culture. (Ed Jones/AFP/Getty Images)

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  • Falun Gong practitioners hold signs calling for an end to the persecution of the spiritual discipline in China, in Brisbane, Australia prior to the G20 Summit. Practitioners held signs like these on the roadside as Chinese Communist Party leader Xi Jinping's motorcade sped past, going from Brisbane to Canberra. (Minghui.org)

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  • A yellow sticker reads " I want genuine universal suffrage" is displayed by protesters on the bridge outside the government headquarters in Hong Kong Tuesday, Dec.16, 2014. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)

    79 Days of Occupation: Umbrella Movement Interactive Timeline

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  • On Dec. 12, 2014, a Chinese Communist Party ideological journal launched an attack against those it says undermine the socialist system with their anti-Party speech. (Shutterstock*)

    Chinese Official Media Vows to ‘Resolutely Eliminate’ Bothersome Celebrities

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  • Gao Hongyi, a Chinese army veteran, was arrested and held for five days after his public renunciation of the Chinese Communist Party. Gao has fought a fruitless personal battle against local corruption for over ten years since he was, illegally he said, laid off. (Screenshot/NTD Television)

    After 10-Year Battle Against Corruption, Chinese Veteran Quits the Party

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  • A mother hugs her child in a temporary shelter in Ya'an, southwest China's Sichuan province, after an earthquake on April 21, 2013. A mother and her 10 month-old boy were rescued by police after being illegally detained for five days in a hotel by local Family Planning Office in Tuanlin town in Linxi City of eastern China’s Shandong Province, on Nov. 25, 2014. (STR/AFP/Getty Images)

    Kidnapping and Extortion in China Come Courtesy of the Family Planning Office

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  • College girl Bian Xiaohui holds a banner that says "I want to see my father" on street on March 3, 2014. Bian and her cousin who took the photo have been detained, and went on trial on Dec. 12 being accused for "publicizing Falun Gong persecution" by putting the photo online. (Screenshot/Weibo.com)

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  • An excavation shovel is lowered to pick up an umbrella left behind by protesters as police clear barricades and tents on a main road in the occupied areas at Causeway Bay district in Hong Kong Monday, Dec 15, 2014. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)

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  • A local resident of Mong Kok (L) speaks with volunteer pro-democracy activists Chris Chan and Stanley Wu in Hong Kong in November. Reaching out to the public has become an important new phase of the movement. (Benjamin Chasteen/Epoch Times)

    The Preachers of Democracy’s Gospel in Hong Kong

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  • A man and his daughter pose for photos next to an installation of paper umbrellas -- symbols of the pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong -- in the Causeway Bay district of Hong Kong on December 14, 2014. (Alex Ogle/AFP/Getty Images)

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  • 3 Kindergartners Die in Building Collapse in China

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  • Yellow umbrella decorations are hanged by protesters in the Causeway Bay shopping district, one of the occupied areas by pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)

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    China Uncensored: The Truth Behind Traditional Chinese Kung Fu

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  • Police officers take away a protester at the occupied area outside government headquarters in Hong Kong Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)

    China Uncensored: Democracy Is Dead in Hong Kong

    Well those pesky protesters who have harmed the good people of Hong Kong, blocking traffic, hurting business, have finally been cleared. The good guys lost... Read more

  • Traffic passes down a main thoroughfare of Hong Kong's Admiralty district on December 12, 2014 the day after police cleared away the main pro-democracy protest site. (Isaac Lawrence/AFP/Getty Images)

    Umbrella Movement 75 Days Later: Traffic Resumes After Hong Kong Evicts Protesters

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  • Wong Yeung-tat, leader of the localist Hong Kong political group Civic Passion, was arrested on Dec. 11 on suspicion of participating in and inciting unlawful assembly. As the Umbrella Movement winds down in Hong Kong, supporters are worried that a new phase of political retaliation is setting in. (Benjamin Chasteen/Epoch Times)

    Hong Kong Police Seek Out and Arrest Four Democracy Activists

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  • Workers clear barricades on a main road in an occupied area outside government headquarters in Hong Kong's Admiralty district Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)

    Hong Kong Police Dismantle Main Camp, Arrest Protesters, Lawmakers (+Photo Gallery)

    HONG KONG—Hong Kong authorities demolished a protest camp Thursday at the heart of the city’s two-and-a-half month pro-democracy movement but scores of activists taken away by police... Read more

  • Pro-democracy protesters, pan-democrat lawmakers hold a sit-in at the Admiralty protest site on Dec. 11, 2014, Hong Kong. (Poon Zai Shu/Epoch Times)

    Umbrella Movement Evicted in Hong Kong

    Hong Kong police, bailiffs, and construction workers set about on Dec. 11 the work of dismantling the sprawling tent city set up on major roads... Read more

  • Hong Kong police walk along a barricaded road past a banner by pro-democracy protesters that reads 'It's just the beginning' in the Admiralty district of Hong Kong on December 11, 2014. (Alex Ogle/AFP/Getty Images)

    Hong Kong Admiralty/’Umbrella Square’ Protest Site Clearing: Live Blog and Live Stream

    Follow our coverage of the Admiralty site clearing below. All times are in Hong Kong time, which is thirteen hours ahead of Eastern Standard time... Read more

  • People remove notes of support for the pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong from a wall of thousands of post-it notes next to the central government offices in the Admiralty district of Hong Kong, hours before police were expected to move in to clear pro-democracy protesters on December 11, 2014. (Alex Ogle/AFP/Getty Images)

    Hong Kong Protests: 5 Things to Know Before ‘Umbrella Square’ Shutdown

    Hong Kong authorities are finally going to take down the Admiralty protest site, 74 days after pro-democracy demonstrators made the streets their own. On Sept... Read more

  • Protesters pose for photographs on a barricade at the occupied area outside government headquarters in Hong Kong Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2014. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)

    One Day More: Defiant Mood in Main Hong Kong Protest Site Ahead of Police Clearing

    HONG KONG—Hong Kong student protest leaders vowed Wednesday to stay until the last minute and peacefully resist a police operation to clear them off a... Read more

  • Riot police clash with pro-democracy protesters outside Central Government Complex at admiralty district on December 1, 2014 in Hong Kong. (Lam Yik Fei/Getty Images)

    Hongkonger’s Trust in Police Shattered by Protest Violence

    Hong Kong citizens believe there is no excuse for the violence meted out by the Hong Kong police during the Umbrella protests, no matter how... 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)

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    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’

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

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  • Brent Rathgeber, MP for Edmonton-St. Albert and chair of the Parliamentary Friends of Falun Gong, speaks at a rally organized ahead of Prime Minister Stephen Harper's visit to China at the Alberta Legislature in Edmonton on Nov. 4, 2014. The rally was held by the Falun Dafa Association of Edmonton to ask the prime minister to publicly ask Chinese authorities to release imprisoned Falun Gong practitioners, to end the persecution of Falun Gong, and to end the practice of forced organ harvesting from living prisoners of conscience. (Shar Chen/Epoch Times)

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  • (L-R) Green Party deputy leader Bruce Hyer, Falun Dafa Association of Canada president Xun Li, and Falun Gong practitioners He Lizhi and Paul Li look on as David Kilgour, organ harvesting investigator and former Secretary of State (Asia Pacific), speaks at a press conference on Parliament’s Centre Block, Nov. 4, 2014. (Matthew Little/Epoch Times)

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  • Copies of The Slaughter: Mass Killings, Organ Harvesting, and China’s Secret Solution to Its Dissident Problem are displayed at a discussion forum on Oct. 20 at Concordia University in Montreal. The book sheds new light on the state-orchestrated forced extraction of vital organs from prisoners of conscience in China, who include Falun Gong practitioners, Tibetans, Uyghurs, and House Christians. (Nathalie Dieul/Epoch Times)

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  • PARIS, FRANCE - APRIL 23:  Anti-same sex marriage activists of the anti-gay marriage movement 'la Manif pour Tous' protest during a demonstration, a few hours after the French Parliament adopted gay marriage law at the Assemblee Nationale on April 23, 2013 in Paris, France. The bill was approved by a vote in Parliament of 331 to 225. (Photo by Antoine Antoniol/ Getty Images)

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  • Professor Franco Citterio, President of the Italian Society of Organ Transplantation, during the congress held in Siena, Italy. (Konstantin Skabrin / Epoch Times)

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  • Cambodian military police stand guard as an ambulance drives past a crowd in front of a hospital in Phnom Penh on Nov. 23, 2010. A military hospital in Cambodia was recently raided after it ran an organ trafficking ring that involved at least one Chinese doctor. (Tang Chhin Sothy/AFP/Getty Images)

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