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19th Century Account of UFO Flight Witnessed by Hundreds in China

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The painting "Red Hot Flame Hovers in the Air" by Wu Youru, 1892.

Famed painter Wu Youru of the Qing Dynasty (1644–1911) produced a curious work titled “Red Flames in the Sky,” also translated as “Red Hot Flame...


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  • FILE - In this Jan. 17, 2011 file photo, American and Chinese flags fly along Pennsylvania Avenue in front of the White House in Washington. The Justice Department’s indictment last week of five Chinese military officials charged them with trying to pilfer confidential information from American companies. But even some of the alleged U.S. corporate victims of the hackers have little incentive to cheer any trade rupture with China. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)

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  • Chinese security guards stand near an Airbus A320 being assembled at the Airbus assembly plant in Tianjin. China is purchasing European aerospace companies to advance its aerospace industry. (GOH CHAI HIN/AFP/Getty Images)

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  • A view of the Russian gas giant Gazprom's recently built Adler thermal power plant in the Russian Black Sea resort of Sochi on November 30, 2013. (Yuri Kadobnov/AFP/Getty Images)

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  • The definitions of the Chinese character for immortal in the first important Chinese dictionary, completed in A.D. 100, were “live long and move away,” and “a human being on a mountain.” (Epoch Times)

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  • From a first-ever-seen camel to the many appearances of Buddha, if one hasn’t seen or experienced much, one is likely to be surprised.
(SandyJean/Epoch Times)

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  • Sun Zi, the great Chinese general and military strategist, writes the treatise “The Art of War.” (SM Yang/The Epoch Times)

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  • A small statue of an ancient Chinese musician playing the qin rests under a tree. The qin is a Chinese stringed instrument of the zither family. (Gabriel Eckert/Photos.com)

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  • Bian Que, considered a deity doctor with clairvoyance, established medical protocols that are still in use in Chinese medicine today. (Jessica Chang/Epoch Times)

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  • Zhuang Zi, the major patriarch of Daoism following Lao Zi. (S.M Yang/Epoch Times)

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  • The Chinese character for flute refers to the Chinese side-blown (transverse) flute, or dizi, which is held horizontally when played. The original meaning of the character was the ancient Chinese flute that consisted of seven holes and was typically made of bamboo. (Epoch Times)

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  • An elaborate Han Dynasty tomb. (Chinancient.com)

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  • The oil peddler pours oil through a coin into a bottle while chiding the arrogant archer about how skill comes from practice. (Sandy Jean/Epoch Times)

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  • A silly farmer gives up his hard work and waits foolishly for a rabbit to happen upon him instead. (Yu Child/Epoch Times)

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  • The Chinese character 親 (qīn) as a noun refers to a parent, relative, or blood relation. As an adjective, it conveys the meanings of being close, dear, and intimate. (Epoch Times)

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  • Qu Yuan was a wise, kind, and honest court minister who did much to eliminate the corruption rampant in the state of Chu during the Warring States period. (SM Yang/Epoch Times)

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  • The Chinese character 像 (xiàng) refers to a figure or an image. It also carries the meaning of likeness, resemblance, and similarity. (Epoch Times)

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  • One of the 3,000 Buddha statues uncovered in 2012. (Sun Zifa/ImagineChina/AP)

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  • Over one hundred flights between Beijing and Shanghai were canceled in the afternoon of July 14, allegedly due to military exercises, according to state news media in China. (GREG BAKER/AFP/Getty Images)

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  • Hospital workers hold banners as they protest against attacks on medical workers outside the No. 1 People's Hospital in Wenling, east China's Zhejiang province, on Oct. 28, 2013. The relationship between patients and hospitals has often been characterized by mistrust, and sometimes outright violence. (Jin Yunguo/AFP/Getty Images)

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  • Protesters display a large banner during a rally to support press freedom in Hong Kong on March 2. The rally was staged following a violent attack on the former editor of a local liberal newspaper. (Philippe Lopez/AFP/Getty Images)

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  • Demonstrators rally against the Occupy Central movement to show their support to the Hong Kong government in Hong Kong on July 15, 2014. Hong Kong's chief executive has submitted a report to the National People's Congress Standing Committee on political reform, saying that the majority of Hong Kong people are eager to have universal suffrage in the chief executive election in 2017, and activists pledge to take over the city if their demands are not met. (Philippe Lopez/AFP/Getty Images)

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  • Peter Humphrey of ChinaWhys, a business risk consultancy in China, is interviewed by China Central Television while awaiting trial. Humphrey and his wife, Yu Yingzeng, were prosecuted on July 14 for collecting private information of Chinese citizens—but the case seems to have a shady political background. (Screenshot/Beijing Times)

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  • Rui Chenggang, anchor of China Central Televison (CCTV), talks during a CCTV televised debate focusing on China's growth at the World Economic Forum on January 29, 2010 in Davos. Rui was taken away by governmental anti-corruption organization for investigation on July 11, 2014. (ERIC PIERMONT/AFP/Getty Images)

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  • The changed Ming Pao headline: “Hundreds practice for occupation movement, police clears scene by physically removing people.” (Courtesy of RTHK)

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  • A Chinese college graduate holds a handmade poster saying: "Don't enroll in Advertising Design — you'll throw up due to too much overtime." (Screenshot/Weibo.com)

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  • A mass of protesters march through Hong Kong's streets in support of universal suffrage on July 1. The march has become a tradition since 2003, when communist authorities in China attempted to pass a controversial anti-sedition law. (Song Xianglong/Epoch Times)

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  • Former Chinese Communist Party Jiang Zemin (R) attends the opening session of the 18th Communist Party Congress held at the Great Hall of the People on Nov. 8, 2012 in Beijing, China. Rumors of Jiang and his mistresses have been passed around on Chinese internet unhampered, in contravention to custom. (Feng Li/Getty Images)

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  • Guo Zhenxi, director of the Financial Channel at Chinese Central Television, was recently arrested and is under investigation for bribery, reports say. (Screenshot/sina.com)

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  • The All China Lawyers Association has proposed punishing lawyers who speak out against the government. (HOANG DINH NAM/AFP/Getty Images)

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  • Two children confirmed to be suffering from lead poisoning, stand in their home March 16, 2007 in Chaxian County of Hunan Province, China. About 100 people from four villages, most of them children, were confirmed to be suffering from lead poisoning resulting from a nearby smelting plant that was closed down after running for 12 years. Most recently, over 300 children in Dapu Town, Hengdong County of Hunan Province show high levels of lead in their blood. The town’s mayor says they’ve been chewing on their pencils, it’s not from the chemical factory in town. (China Photos/Getty Images)

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  • A Chinese policeman tries to resolve a traffic dispute between the driver of a luxury Porsche and another car after an accident in Beijing on Aug. 9, 2011. For the past decade China has had the highest annual number of traffic accident deaths in the world. (Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images)

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  • Several dozen confiscated coffins are dumped outside the Xindian Village of Tongcheng, Anqing City, May 24, 2014.
In the small insert at top right, seven-year-old Hu Menghan weeps while holding a portrait of her late grandmother, 83-year-old Zheng Shifang. Zheng hanged herself on May 23 to avoid being cremated under the new law taking effect June 1. Luting Village, Luting Township in Tongcheng, Anqing City, Anhui Province, May 24, 2014. (Epoch Times)

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  • SWAT Team members in Chengdu, China, 2005. Over the last six months the Chinese regime has beefed up its security forces to face off against domestic unrest. (China Photos/Getty Images)

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  • Students (front) wearing t-shirts saying 'fear nothing' walk into the exam room to sit the 2014 college entrance exam in Bozhou, east China's Anhui province on June 7, 2014. 9.4 million students took the exam this year, while another one million declined to. (AFP/Getty Images)

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  • Chinese in Liaoning Province will need to register with their real names from June onwards, if they want to buy materials that may be used in explosive devices, including matches, cigarette lighters, gas tanks, fireworks, and retail gasoline. (Screenshot via secretchina.com)

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  • On July 19 a rally was held after the procession reached Central Government Offices. Falun Gong human rights lawyer Teresa Chu gives a speech. (Epoch Times)

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  • (Minghui.org*)

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  • The president of the CASRECH (Chamber of Supermarkets and Self-Service Restaurants Owned by Chinese Residents in Argentina) threatens a Falun Gong practitioner in Buenos Aires on July 19. (Epoch Times)

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  • Dr. Minnan Liu (L) of the Falun Dafa Association of Edmonton presents over 4,000 signatures from Edmontonians on a petition to Brent Rathgeber, MP for Edmonton-St. Albert, on July 19, 2014 at the Dr. Wilbert McIntyre Park in Edmonton. The petition asks the Canadian government to urge the Chinese regime to stop the persecution of Falun Dafa in China. (Frank Liang/Epoch Times)

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  • AFP/Getty Images

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  • Falun Gong practitioners gather together to hold a candle light vigil in front of the U.S. Capitol, to commemorate the lives lost by the persecution, in Washington, D.C., on July 17, 2014. This year marks the 15 year of the persecution that started on July 20, 1999 in China. (Dai Bing/Epoch Times)

    Why I Came to DC to Commemorate 7/20

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  • July 20

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  • Falun Dafa practitioners form a character formation spelling out "" at Gantry Plaza State Park in New York City on May 14, 2013. (Edward Dai/Epoch Times)

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  • Falun Gong practitioner Paul Li speaks about his father, Li Xiaobo, who was imprisoned for eight years in China for practicing Falun Gong and was recently rearrested. Paul Li called on the Canadian government to help free his father in his speech at an event in front of the Chinese embassy in Ottawa on July 17, 2014, to mark 15 years since the persecution of Falun Gong began in China on July 20, 1999. (Courtesy of NTD Television)

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  • Seven petitioners lay on the ground, seemingly unconscious, several appearing to foam at the mouth, after drinking pesticide in a group suicide attempt outside the offices of the China Youth Daily in Beijing on July 16. They staged the attempted suicide in protest of their houses being demolished with little compensation. (Weibo.com)

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  • The international human rights lawyer David Matas gestures as he speaks during a press conference in Hong Kong, July 17, 2006, on the illegal harvesting of human organs in mainland China. (Woody Wu/AFP/Getty Images)

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  • Hong Kong Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying addresses a press conference after his maiden policy address in Hong Kong on Jan. 16, 2013. Hong Kong's China-backed leader plans to tackle the city's housing crisis in a policy speech aimed at soothing anger following a series of mass protests urging him to quit. (AFP photo/Philippe Lopez)

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  • Falun Gong practitioners in a parade, in Paris, November 2009. (Roger Luo/Epoch Times)

    Online French Channel Conducts Interview With French Falun Gong Representative

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  • New South Wales MLC David Shoebridge speaking at the screening of 'Transcending Fear: The Story of Gao Zhisheng' which he hosted in the New South Wales Parliament on June 18. (Cr Shakespear Media)

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  • Apple Daily China, a knockoff of Apple Daily in Hong Kong and Taiwan. Instead of supporting democracy, this website discusses the literary skill of Communist Party leader Xi Jinping. (Screenshot/AppleDaily.cn)

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  • Wang Shan Shan and her second daughter, Yin Feng, in Midtown West, Manhattan. Wang left her family in China to save Yin Feng from a forced abortion. Her mother is currently persecuted in China for practicing Falun Gong. In New York, Wang spreads awareness to China's human rights violations. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

    Lone Refugee in NYC Fights to Save Mother

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  • Riot police remove protesters from the grounds of the Legislative Council in Hong Kong, June 14, 2014. The protesters object to the government's plan to turn farmlands into housing estates. (Philippe Lopez/AFP/Getty Images)

    Hong Kong People: Conflicts May Usher in Repression

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  • Demonstrators call for press freedom in support of journalists from the Southern Weekend newspaper outside the company's office building in Guangzhou, south China's Guangdong Province on Jan. 8, 2013. Chinese authorities have ratcheted down freedom of the press further recently. (AFP/AFP/Getty Images)

    China Reporters Face Further Muzzling

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  • Human rights lawyer Tang Jingling has been formally arrested and charged with subversion, after being held in detention in Guangzhou since May 16, his wife said in her Weibo blog on June 21. (Radio Free Asia)

    Chinese Rights Lawyer Tang Jingling Charged With Subversion

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  • A volunteer (C) holds a voter’s ID card at a polling station in Hong Kong on June 22. Hong Kong citizens cast their ballots in an unofficial referendum on democratic reform, as booths opened across the territory in a poll. (Cai Wenwen/Epoch Times)

    Hong Kong Votes for Democracy

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  • 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)

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

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  • 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’

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  • 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

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  • 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

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

    Chinese People: ‘The Communist Party Has Ruined China, Withdraw From It Immediately!’

    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)

    ‘Heaven Will Destroy the Chinese Communist Party’

    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, Feb. 14

    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)

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

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  • In this April 11, 2004, photo, the Chinese dissidents (L-R) Zhang Chunzhu, Xiang Nanfu and Ye Guozhu share an Easter meal at a brick home in Houbaihujian village, on the outskirts of Beijing, China. Xiang who supplied information to to a dissident-run U.S.-based news website has been detained on charges he made up stories that disparaged the Chinese government, police announced Tuesday, May 13, 2014. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

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  • On July 19 a rally was held after the procession reached Central Government Offices. Falun Gong human rights lawyer Teresa Chu gives a speech. (Epoch Times)

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  • Thousands jam Civic Square in Hong Kong protesting the denial of a broadcast license to Hong Kong Television Network on Oct. 21, 2013 in Hong Kong. A government press release announcing the fencing off of this square referred to "recent public order events," which is believed to be a reference to protests like this one. (Lam Yik Fei/Getty Images)

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  • A waterfront of the Victoria Harbour where the People's Liberation Army (PLA) barracks are located in Hong Kong on Feb. 17, 2014. The new commander, Major General Tan Benhong, is a native of China’s Hunan Province and was Hong Kong Garrison Chief of Staff in 2007. (Philippe Lopez/AFP/Getty Images)

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  • Nearly 100 youngsters participated in the 3rd Age Group lawn bowls competition over the last two weekends leading to the presentation of awards after a full day of play on Sunday July 20, 2014. (Howard Poon)

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  • Protesters display a large banner during a rally to support press freedom in Hong Kong on March 2. The rally was staged following a violent attack on the former editor of a local liberal newspaper. (Philippe Lopez/AFP/Getty Images)

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  • Five times Squash World Champion Sarah Fitz-Gerald of Australia (on strike) on her way to winning her first World Masters Title playing in the Ladies 45+ event against fellow Australian Sarah Nelson at the Hong Kong Squash Centre on Friday July 11, 2014. (Bill Cox/Epoch Times)

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  • Hong Kong Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying is pictured on Oct. 6, 2013. Rumors are swirling in Hong Kong that Lueng will soon be fired or arrested. (Putu Sayoga/Getty Images)

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  • The changed Ming Pao headline: “Hundreds practice for occupation movement, police clears scene by physically removing people.” (Courtesy of RTHK)

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  • Former Chinese regime domestic security czar Zhou Yongkang is pictured at the National People's Congress on March 5, 2012. The announcement on July 2, 2014 of three of Zhou's former secretaries being purged from the Party is another sign that Zhou himself is being targeted. (Liu Jin/AFP/Getty Images)

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  • Hong Kong Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying addresses a press conference after his maiden policy address in Hong Kong on Jan. 16, 2013. Hong Kong's China-backed leader plans to tackle the city's housing crisis in a policy speech aimed at soothing anger following a series of mass protests urging him to quit. (AFP photo/Philippe Lopez)

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  • Boats arriving at the Bluff Island Mark during Day-3 of the Quest Yachting Typhoon Series at Hebe haven on Sunday July 6, 2014. (Bill Cox/Epoch Times)

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  • Glen Hitch of Australia on his way to winning his 3rd round match against Daniel Bandiera of France in the 40+ Division of the World Squash Masters Championship, at the Hong Kong Football Club on Monday July 7, 2014. (Bill Cox/Epoch Times)

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