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Top Party Official Seems to Soften Line on Hong Kong

Zhang Dejiang, chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress, delivers a work report in Beijing on March 9, 2014. Zhang recently qualified the demand that Hong Kong's new chief executive be "patriotic." (GOH CHAI HIN/AFP/Getty Images)
Zhang Dejiang, chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress, delivers a work report in Beijing on March 9, 2014. Zhang recently qualified the demand that Hong Kong's new chief executive be "patriotic." (GOH CHAI HIN/AFP/Getty Images)

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  • Cao Changqing, retired director of the Price Department at the Nation Development and Reform Commission (NDRC), was taken away for questioning in relation to a corruption investigation, Chinese media reported on Aug. 27. (Screenshot/ndrc.gov.cn)

    Chinese Official in Charge of Prices Investigated for Corruption

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  • Tai Yiu-ting calls on all Hong Kongers to vote in Occupy Central’s Civil Referendum on June 23, 2014. (Poon/Epoch Times)

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  • Victim depositors hoist a banner in front of the Bank of Xinxiang in Xinxiang City of Henan Province, in August. Zhang Li, a branch president at the bank, borrowed huge sums from depositors and committed suicide when the loans went bad. (Screenshot/Tianya.cn)

    Chinese Bank President Involved in Loan Sharking Kills Self

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  • Wang Zongnan of Shanghai Bright Food attending a meeting in Shanghai on July 30, 2012. Wang is one of many executives under investigation for corruption in China. (STR/AFP/Getty Images)

    Anti-Corruption Campaign Hits State Companies

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  • A sign for Standard & Poor’s rating agency in front of the company’s headquarters in New York, Sept. 18, 2012. (AFP photo/Emmanuel Dunand)

    Political Split Could Be Bad News for Hong Kong’s Credit Rating

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  • The Chinese character for truth, 眞 (zhēn), depicts an immortal transforming and ascending to heaven. An alternative form of the character is 真 (zhēn).  (Epoch Times)

    Chinese Character for Truth: Zhēn (真)

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  • Bamboo artist Wen Yuke knew so much about bamboo that he could easily and quickly paint it based on pictures that came readily to mind.
(Catherine Chang/Epoch Times)

    Chinese Idioms: Already Have a Plan in Mind (胸有成竹)

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  • Once upon a time, a shepherd found a hole in his sheepfold, but he neglected to repair it. A few days later, several sheep were missing. He then mended the pen and never lost sheep again. (Sandy Jean/Epoch Times)

    Chinese Idioms: Mend The Pen After A Sheep Is Lost (亡羊補牢)

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  • A man of few words, Huo Qubing was nevertheless quite wise and exceptionally brave in battle. (Kiyoka Chu/Epoch Times)

    Huo Qubing: Young General of Military Might

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  • Yi shoots down nine offending suns with a divine bow and arrows given him by the Queen Mother of the West. (Screenshot from Hillfox Art Series)

    Chinese Legends: Yi Shoots Down the Suns and Chang’E Flies to the Moon

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  • The sales of high-end mooncakes dropped over 50 percent this year due to China’s anti-corruption campaign. (Screenshot/food.shangdu.com)

    China’s Mooncakes the Latest Victim of Anti-Corruption Campaign

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  • “May human beings be blessed with longevity! Although a thousand miles apart, all can share the moon’s beauty together.” These lines from Su Shi, a poet from the Song Dynasty, have been widely used during the Mid-Autumn Festival. (Jane Ku/Epoch Times)

    The Mid-Autumn Moon in Classic Chinese Poetry (Part 4)

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  • “No one cares about the wind that blew yesterday; the grace of the clear moonlight is the same as years past.” is from a popular poem by Bai Juyi, a renowned poet of the Tang Dynasty. (Blue Hsiao/Epoch Times)

    The Mid-Autumn Moon in Classic Chinese Poetry (Part 3)

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  • “The dew will be frost from tonight on. The moonlight seems brighter in my homeland.” is from a poem by Du Fu, a prominent Chinese poet of the Tang Dynasty. (SM Yang/Epoch Times)

    The Mid-Autumn Moon in Classic Chinese Poetry (Part 2)

    On Sept. 8, Chinese people around the world will celebrate the Zhongqiu Jie (中秋節), also known as the Mid-Autumn Festival. It always falls on the... Read more

  • The Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival is on the 15th day of the 8th month in the lunar calendar. In 2014, it falls on Sept. 8. The origin of the festival is the popular legend about the moon lady, Chang E. (Annie Wu/Epoch Times)

    The Mid-Autumn Moon in Classic Chinese Poetry (Part 1)

    On Sept. 8, Chinese people around the world will celebrate the Zhongqiu Jie (中秋節), also known as the Mid-Autumn Festival. It always falls on the... Read more

  • The Chinese character for sky or heaven depicts the space or dimension existing above human beings. (Epoch Times)

    Chinese Character for Sky, Heaven: Tiān (天)

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  • Tang told the man that his method was ruthless as he spared no birds with his net, and that he should leave at least one side open.
(Sherry Hsiao/Epoch Times)

    Chinese Idioms: Keep One Side of the Net Open (網開一面)

    Around 1766 B.C., the last ruler of the Xia Dynasty was extremely tyrannical and dissolute. This created great resentment in the people. In order to... Read more

  • The character for power depicts a person reaching down and using arm strength to pick up an object, and also can be seen as a picture of a plough. (Epoch Times)

    Chinese Character for Power, Strength: Lì (力)

    The Chinese character 力 (lì) refers to power, strength, or force. It can also refer to concepts such as energy, effort, ability, or influence. 力... Read more

  • Liu Shang’s poetry expressed the loneliness and bewilderment of poetess Cai Wenji when she was held captive by northern nomads during the Eastern Han Dynasty. (Zona Yeh/Epoch Times)

    Chinese Idioms: Overturn the Sky and the Earth (天翻地覆)

    The expression “overturn the sky and the earth” first appeared in the poem “Eighteen Songs of a Nomad Flute” by Liu Shang during the Tang... Read more

  • The Chinese character for saint or sage is composed of three characters that together depict a person with superior speaking and listening skills. (Epoch Times)

    Chinese Character for Saint, Sage: Shèng (聖)

    The Chinese character 聖 (shèng) refers to a sage or a saint, or the quality of being holy, sacred, or revered. 聖 (shèng) is an... Read more

  • In the Chinese character for water, 水 (shuǐ), the centre stroke indicates a long ripple, while the strokes on either side indicate short ripples. (Epoch Times)

    Chinese Character for Water: Shuǐ (水)

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  • On the night of the 7th day in the 7th month, Niulang and Zhinu can travel across the Milky Way over a bridge formed by magpies for their once-a-year reunion. (Annie Wu/Epoch Times)

    The Cowherd and the Weaver Girl

    A very long time ago, the sky was not as high as it is now and divine beings were not so far away from human... Read more

  • Reuben Tom Kee holds his book “Ode to China: Sagacity!” at a book signing at Chapters book store in Ottawa in 2013. (Courtesy of Reuben Tom Kee)

    Book of Poetry an Eloquent Ode to Ancient China

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  • On the night of the 7th day in the 7th month, Niulang and Zhinu can travel across the Milky Way over a bridge formed by magpies for their once-a-year reunion. (Annie Wu/Epoch Times)

    The Double Seventh Festival

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  • The Chinese character 山 (shān) refers to a mountain, mountain range, or hill. It is a pictograph that depicts a series of mountain peaks. (Epoch Times)

    Chinese Character for Mountain: Shān (山)

    The Chinese character 山 (shān) refers to a mountain, mountain range, or hill. It can also mean a grave or mound. 山 (shān) is a... Read more

  • Chinese students practice marching under the supervision of a People's Liberation Army soldier during their one week of first-year high school military service at a military base in Hefei, east China's Anhui province on Aug. 5, 2010. Recent scandals involving the military training of students have provoked public anger at the programs. (STR/AFP/Getty Images)

    Harsh Military Punishments of Students in China Leads to Clashes, Deaths

    Across China at the beginning of every school year, students are begrudgingly transferred to military training camps for days or weeks, where they are subject... Read more

  • Shi Yongxin, abbot of the Shaolin Temple, walks out from his room on April 7, 2005 in Dengfeng, Henan Province, China. The temple has sued the local government for a greater share of the admission fees to the temple's scenic site. (Cancan Chu/Getty Images)

    Shaolin Temple in China Sues for Greater Share of Tourism Revenue

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  • A vendor arranges cheap imported bags, including fake goods mostly from China, for sale on a street in Manila on Sept. 19, 2011. Police in southern China’s Guangzhou recently seized over a billion yuan ($163 million) of counterfeit Louis Vuitton goods. (Noel Celis/AFP/Getty Images)

    Counterfeit Louis Vuitton Goods Worth One Billion Yuan Are Seized in Southern China

    Police in Guangzhou City of southern China’s Guangdong Province uncovered a criminal group that manufactured counterfeit luxury purses recently, and seized what they said was... Read more

  • Thousands of citizens protested pollution from a chemical plant in central China’s Henan Province on Sept. 15, urging the local government to shut down the plant. The protest has lasted for seven days. (Screenshot/Weibo.com)

    China Sees Week-Long Protest Against Chemical Plants

    Thousands of citizens have kept up protests for over a week against a chemical plant that emits a putrid odor in central China’s Henan Province... Read more

  • Rainstorm and floodwater submerge the street in Zhanjiang, Guangdong province on Sept. 16, 2014. A powerful typhoon "Seagull" slammed into China's Hainan, Guangdong, and Guangxi Province, impacting six million people. (STR/AFP/Getty Images)

    Typhoon Seagull Hits Southern China, Impacting 6 Million

    The typhoon “Seagull” landed struck China’s southern provinces of Hainan, Guangdong, and Guangxi on Tuesday, impacting the daily lives of nearly six million residents. Typhoon... Read more

  • Guangfu Temple in Wuning County of Jiujiang City, Jiangsu Province. A female lay Buddhist disciple was killed by an abbot at the monastery after she asked the abbot to pay her money back, on Sept. 13, 2014. (Screenshot/jxntv.cn)

    Lay Buddhist Tries to Collect Debt, Abbot Slashes Her to Death

    There must have been some bad karma between Yu Shuimei, a lay female disciple of Buddhism in Jiangxi Province, and her Abbot, who went unnamed... Read more

  • In this Monday, Sept. 15, 2014 photo, a gilded bronze sculptures of the Avalokitesvara, the enlightened being destined for Buddhanhood most often worshipped in China, is seen at an exhibition entitled 'Ming 50 years that changed China' in British Museum in central London. Between AD 1400 and 1450, China was a global superpower run by one family – the Ming dynasty – who established Beijing as the capital and built the Forbidden City. The exhibition, running from Sept. 18, 2014 to Jan 5, 2015, will feature a range of these spectacular objects – including exquisite porcelain, gold, jewellery, furniture, paintings, sculptures and textiles – from museums across China and the rest of the world. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)

    British Museum Features ‘Golden Age’ of Chinese Ming Dynasty

    LONDON—Intricate, inventive and ahead of their time — and that’s just the vases. London’s British Museum will open a major new exhibition on Thursday exploring... Read more

  • A two-year-old girl nicknamed Yue Yue is treated at a hospital in Guangzhou on Oct. 16, 2011, after being crushed by two vehicles and then ignored by 18 onlookers in the city of Foshan. The incident triggered soul searching in China about the cause of the country's moral breakdown, which was the subject of a recent official inquiry. (STR/AFP/Getty Images)

    State-Run Paper Describes China’s Social Breakdown

    Critics will find confirmation of some of their most biting assessments of the Chinese regime in a recent survey done by—a Communist Party mouthpiece? The... Read more

  • 4000 supporters of Hong Kong’s Occupy Central movement participated in the Black Cloth March wearing black shirts and yellow ribbons, and holding 450 meters of black banners, in central Hong Kong on Sept. 14, 2014. (Pan Zaishu/Epoch Times)

    Black Means Indignation in Hong Kong, as Thousands Demand Universal Suffrage

    HONG KONG—On Sunday 4,000 individuals wearing black shirts with yellow ribbons on the chest marched in what was billed by organizers as a “Black-Cloth March.”... Read more

  • Heavy pollution surrounds the China Central Television (CCTV) headquarters building in Beijing on Jan. 18, 2012. No announcement has been made about CCTV's New Year Gala next year, leading to speculation that it may have been axed amid scandal at the broadcaster. (Ed Jones/AFP/Getty Images)

    Delay in China’s State Television Gala Raises Eyebrows

    Every year by July, or at the latest August, Chinese state media will have announced with much fanfare who will be the next director of... Read more

  • Emergency personnel are rescuing an elderly man lying on the floor on a bus in Zhengzhou City of Henan Province, China, on Sept. 9. The elderly man died from aheart attack after having an argument with and slapping the face of a young man who refused to give up his seat. (Screenshot/China News)

    Elderly Man’s Death Calls Attention to Entitled and Violent Seniors in China

    Old people in China have become quite aggressive recently in demanding that others on public transportation give up their seats, as a campaign seeking to... Read more

  • Chinese petitioners show documents detailing their grievances in Beijing. Recently in Xinjiang Province, a group of local residents broke into a “black jail” to rescue a Chinese petitioner illegally detained by security officials. (Teh Eng Koon/AFP/Getty Images)

    Group Mounts Daring Raid on ‘Black Jail’ in China to Rescue Friend

    To rescue a friend and fellow protester against official injustice, a group of activists in China broke into a “black jail” in a remote part... Read more

  • Three self-defense alarms that make a loud noise when the key ring is pulled. These have been the bestsellers in a spike in self-defense sales that occurred in China after news of recent rapes and murders of Chinese college girls in August. (Screenshot/s.taobao.com)

    Self-Defense Equipment Sold Out in China After Highly Publicized Cases of Murder and Rape

    News reports of vicious kidnappings, sexual abuse, and in some cases murder of college girls in China in August have boosted the sales of self-defense... Read more

  • Zhou Bin, an editor of the 21st Century Net website, is dressed in orange prison garb while confessing to China Central Television that he was engaged in a scheme to extort Chinese companies that were going public. A number of editors, executives, and company officials were arrested as the scheme was exposed by official media. (Screenshot/CCTV)

    Media Company That ‘Took a Slice’ From IPOs in China Has a Slice Taken From It

    Top editors and executives at a widely recognized business publication in China went on the air with televised confessions recently, admitting to extorting tens of... Read more

  • A man walks beside the statue of Confucius at the Confucius Temple in Beijing on September 28, 2010. Sept 10 was Teacher's Day in China. (Liu Jin/AFP/Getty Images)

    Teacher’s Day No Cause for Celebration in China

    Teacher’s Day in China falls on Sept. 10, but a former teacher in southeastern China’s Jilin Province did not find much to celebrate. “Nowadays, teachers... Read more

  • A workman sprays pesticide in Tokyo, Japan, on Aug. 28, 2014. The number of dengue fever cases has reached 1755 in southern China’s Guangdong Province by Sept. 9, exceeding the total annual number for previous years. (Chris McGrath/Getty Images)

    Southern China Struggles to Control Dengue Fever, Record Number of Cases Reported

    The number of dengue fever cases in southern China’s Guangdong Province reached 1755 by Sept. 9, according to the latest report from Guangdong Provincial Center for... Read more

  • Hong Kong Federation of Students Union, a Hong Kong student organization, announced its planned strike by university students on Sept. 7, 2014 in Hong Kong. Hong Kong’s Occupy Central organizers also shaved their heads on Tuesday to express their determination of fighting for universal suffrage against Beijing’s restriction. (Lam Yik Fei/Getty Images)

    Hong Kong Protest Leaders Shave Heads for Democracy

    The three initiators of Hong Kong’s Occupy Central movement and 40 others shaved their heads on Tuesday to express their determination to fight for universal... Read more

  • The Chinese government has reportedly taken what some consider pretty severe action to a rabies outbreak. (AOL Screenshot)

    Why Did China Kill Nearly 5,000 Dogs? (Video)

    Chinese authorities killed almost 5,000 dogs in one city after blaming five human deaths on rabies. The city of Baoshan in southwestern Yunnan province killed... Read more

  • A Chinese netizen posted a photoshopped picture of a toad lying unconscious on a stretcher and speculated that Jiang is hospitalized for advanced cancer and nearly dead. (Weibo.com)

    Toad Pictures Go Viral on China’s Internet as Mockery of Former Leader Escalates

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  • Zhang Xiuyue, a pro-China activist in Taiwan, screams outside the Legislative Yuan on April 1. (J. Michael Cole)

    Cross-Strait Relations Bring Taiwan Thuggery

    Having just finished their meal, business owner Shirley Yeh, with her brother and mother, wandered into the evening air outside Taiwan’s iconic Taipei 101 building... Read more

  • 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)

    Chinese Doctors Involved in Cambodian Organ Trafficking Scheme

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  • The Last Governor of Hong Kong Christ Patten is welcomed by Hong Kongers when he attends the opening of Maritime Museum in Central on March 20, 2014. (Poon/Epoch Times)

    Chris Patten Speaks Out for Hong Kong on Political Reform

    HONG KONG—The ruling issued by the National People’s Congress (NPC) in Beijing on Aug. 31 came as a critical blow to those fighting for universal... Read more

  • Geng He, wife of disappeared Chinese human rights lawyer Gao Zhisheng, seen on a poster at rear, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2011. On Sept. 9, 2014 Geng He appeared at the National Press Club to appeal for U.S. help for her husband, who was brutalized during 5 years of imprisonment in China. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

    Wife of Tormented Chinese Lawyer Gao Zhisheng Seeks US Help

    WASHINGTON—Traditional Chinese medicine says that the tooth is the strongest bone in the human body. But in the case of Gao Zhisheng, the renowned Chinese... Read more

  • On Sept. 7, the Hong Kong Federation of Students officially announced that a weeklong boycott of classes will start on Sept. 22, in protest of the Chinese communist regime denying people in Hong Kong true universal suffrage. Students from 17 colleges and universities in Hong Kong will take part. (Poon Zaishu/Epoch Times)

    Protesting Denial of Democracy, Hong Kong Students to Skip School

    HONG KONG—Students from 17 colleges and universities in Hong Kong will boycott school for a week in an effort to convince Beijing to reverse its... Read more

  • Democratic Party founding chairman, Martin Lee Chu-ming, calls upon Hong Kongers not to give up hope, to fight for democracy, during a rally held on the evening of Aug. 31, 2014. (Poon/Epoch Times)

    China’s White Paper ‘Unreasonable,’ Says Hong Kong Democracy Leader

    HONG KONG—When two Beijing professors spoke at a lunch event about their opinions on China’s controversial white paper, Hong Kong Democratic Party founding chairman Martin... Read more

  • A staff member of the Chinese Embassy who attacked Falun Gong practitioners protesting outside the China Investment Forum has been handcuffed by Prague police, on Aug. 28, outside Prague Castle. (Sun Hao/Epoch Times)

    Leader of Chinese Business Delegation Accused of Torture

    PRAGUE—The arrival of the Chinese delegation for a major economic forum involving China and the leaders of Central and East European nations was marked by... Read more

  • Ng Man-ting, a member of the Hong Kong Youth Care Association, dresses in yellow and pretends to be a practitioner of Falun Gong on Argyle Street, Mongkok, in Hong Kong, while handing out propaganda literature against the practice. Ng was recently sent to prison for 12 days. The sentence was suspended for a year. (Epoch Times)

    Ruffian in Hong Kong Front Group Is Sentenced

    For the first time a member of a band of agitators, who have operated for years in Hong Kong on behalf of a branch of... Read more

  • Left: 73 year-old Liu Daolan suffered violent attack on August 11 in Nanjing of Jiangsu Province after petitioned her grievance to the central inspection patrol, in a screenshot from 64tianwang.com. She suffers multiple fractures in the leg below the knee from the attack. Right: Liu Tonglin, who is over 60 years old, was violently attacked by two men after he appealed grievance to the central inspection team in Nanjing of Jiangsu Province on August 12, shown in a screenshot from 64tianwang.com. Liu suspects that the local authorities hired gangsters to attack him. (Epoch Times)

    After Reporting Grievances to Anti-Corruption Team, Chinese Citizens Attacked by Gangs

    After two Chinese petitioners presented long-standing grievances to an inspection team from Beijing, they were attacked by gangsters allegedly hired by the local authorities. Early... Read more

  • A crowd in the Kardze (Garzê) prefecture of Sichuan Province protests peacefully on Aug. 12. The police soon fired into the crowd, and four Tibetans later died in detention as a result of the untreated gunshot wounds. (Save Tibet)

    Tibetans Die of Untreated Gunshot Wounds in Custody in China

    At least five Tibetans have died following a protest last week in the Kardze (Garzê) prefecture in Sichuan Province after paramilitary forces fired into a... Read more

  • Lü Gengsong and his wife, Wang Xue'e, after his release from prison in August 2011. Lü, a veteran Chinese democracy activist and scholar, has been charged with subverting state power and faces additional prison time. (Chinese Human Rights Defenders)

    Chinese Activist and Writer Lü Gengsong Accused of Subversion

    A well-known figure in the Chinese democracy community, and a scholar of the Chinese Communist Party’s security apparatus, has been charged with sedition after spending... Read more

  • Geng He, wife of Chinese rights lawyer Gao Zhisheng, and their son, Tianyu, in the Bay Area, Calif., on Aug. 5. (Ma Youzhi/Epoch Times)

    Abuse Leaves Chinese Rights Lawyer Gao Zhisheng Barely Able to Speak, Wife Says

    Once dubbed the “conscience of China,” Gao Zhisheng spoke out powerfully for the persecuted and dispossessed. Now, after five years of abuse, the voice that... Read more

  • Policemen use a force-feeding torture method on a Falun Gong practitioner at the Hongqiao District Detention Center in Tianjin, China, in this file photo. (Courtesy of Minghui.org)

    Security Forces Brainwash for Bucks in China

    Dragging people from their beds, locking them away in secrecy for months or years, and subjecting them to forced ideological education would not, at first... Read more

  • British-US Couple on Trial in China for Doing Background Checks

    SHANGHAI—A Briton and an American charged with illegally trading in the personal details of Chinese nationals testified Friday that they bought such information to help... Read more

  • The wife of Gao Zhisheng, Geng He, speaks to reporters at a news conference held in the Bay Area, California, on Aug. 7. Gao Zhisheng, one of China's most prominent rights lawyers, was recently released from prison but is not yet free from official surveillance and control. (Ma Youzhi/Epoch Times)

    Chinese Rights Lawyer Gao Zhisheng Freed From Prison, but Not Yet Free

    After close to five and a half years in detention, some of it in mountain torture chambers, anonymous apartment buildings cut off from his family,... Read more

  • “What we see on the surface is very different than what is going on underneath”—David Matas, co-author of ‘Bloody Harvest.’ (Shutterstock*)

    Leading Transplant Doctor in China Mentioned in ‘Transplant Abuse’ Case

    Media reports in China about a court sentencing 12 people for “organ transplant abuse” have in them a riddle. An important figure in China’s medical... Read more

  • (Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

    Foreign Social-Networking Software Banned as China Tightens Censorship

    The Chinese Central Propaganda Department has banned the downloading of all foreign social-networking products. Previously downloadable social-networking products have also been blocked on a large... Read more

  • Yingyi Chen, a resident of Nanaimo, B.C., speaks at a rally outside the B.C. Legislature in Victoria on July 20, 2014, to mark the 15th anniversary of the launch of the persecution against Falun Gong in China on July 20, 1999. Chen’s mother and sister were repeatedly imprisoned and tortured for practicing Falun Gong. His mother was able to come to Canada in 2008, but his sister is currently in detention in China. (Epoch Times)

    Canadian Seeks Sister’s Release and End to Persecution

    Fifteen years ago the Chinese communist regime banned Falun Gong and started persecuting its adherents in China.  Here in Canada, it’s been nearly that many... Read more

  • 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)

    Marches and Rally Call for End of Persecution

    HONG KONG—Falun Gong practitioners marked the 15th anniversary of the persecution of Falun Gong with a march and rally on July 19 and a march... Read more

  • (Minghui.org*)

    Commemoration of 7/20 Resonates Across the World

    July 20 2014 marks 15 years of ongoing persecution of Falun Dafa (also called Falun Gong) practitioners in China. Supporters gather all around the world,... Read more

  • 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)

    Gangs Attack Protesters During Chinese Leader’s Visit in Argentina

    Video of the violent incidents in Buenos Aires. BUENOS AIRES, Argentina–A gang made up of members of local Chinese associations attacked Argentine practitioners of the... 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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    ‘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

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    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

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    Chinese People: ‘We Don’t Want to Go Down With the Communist Party’

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

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    Chinese People: ‘We are Grateful to The Epoch Times for this Platform’

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

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    ‘The Evil Party Treated Us Worse Than Animals’

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

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    Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party – Introduction

    The Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party were first published in November of 2004, followed quickly by an English translation. This series has led more... Read more

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    Commentary 2: On the Beginnings of the Chinese Communist Party

    The Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party were first published in November of 2004, followed quickly by an English translation. This series has led more... Read more

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    Commentary 3: On the Tyranny of the Chinese Communist Party

    The Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party were first published in November of 2004, followed quickly by an English translation. This series has led more... Read more

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    Commentary 4: On How the Communist Party Opposes the Universe

    The Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party were first published in November of 2004, followed quickly by an English translation. This series has led more... Read more

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    Commentary 5: On the Collusion of Jiang Zemin and the Chinese Communist Party to Persecute Falun Gong

    The Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party were first published in November of 2004, followed quickly by an English translation. This series has led more... Read more

  • 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)

    Chinese Doctors Involved in Cambodian Organ Trafficking Scheme

    An organ trafficking ring operating out of a Cambodian military hospital was broken up in August, as Cambodian police made nine arrests, including at least... Read more

  • The Huiqiao Building, part of Nanfang Hospital, in southern China’s Guangdong Province. A former Chinese regime official said that through the 1980s the hospital performed numerous transplants from prisoners to overseas Chinese patients. (Weibo.com)

    Hospital in China’s South Was Awash With Organs, Says Former Official

    Throughout the 1980s, Chinese authorities ran a secret hospital at the base of Baiyun Mountain in China’s south, where death row prisoners were executed and... Read more

  • The front cover of "The Slaughter," a recently published book by journalist Ethan Gutmann, which explored organ harvesting in China. (Prometheus Books)

    China’s Transplant Officials Seem to Preempt Book’s Critique

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  • The Chinese Communist Party's disciplinary body is investigating Wang Guanjun, president of The First Hospital Of Jilin University. Transplantation at that hospital has been linked to the forced, live organ harvesting from Falun Gong practitioners by the website Minghui.org. (Screenshot/jlu.edu.cn)

    In China, President of Hospital Tied to Organ Harvesting Investigated

    The president of a hospital in northeastern China’s Jilin Province that has been reported as practicing forced, live organ harvesting from Falun Gong practitioners has... Read more

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    San Francisco—At the World Transplant Congress held at the Moscone Center in San Francisco from July 26 to 31, experts from all over the world... Read more

  • “What we see on the surface is very different than what is going on underneath”—David Matas, co-author of ‘Bloody Harvest.’ (Shutterstock*)

    Leading Transplant Doctor in China Mentioned in ‘Transplant Abuse’ Case

    Media reports in China about a court sentencing 12 people for “organ transplant abuse” have in them a riddle. An important figure in China’s medical... Read more

  • Author Ethan Gutmann and his new book “The Slaughter” to be released Aug. 12. San Francisco, Calif., July 29, 2014. On Wednesday the U.S. House Foreign Affairs Committee endorsed a resolution calling on China to immediately end what it calls state-sanctioned harvesting of human organs from prisoners. (Steve Ispas/Epoch Times)

    House Panel Calls on China to End Organ Harvesting

    WASHINGTON—On Wednesday the U.S. House Foreign Affairs Committee endorsed a resolution calling on China to immediately end what it calls state-sanctioned harvesting of human organs... Read more

  • David Matas, international human rights lawyer and co-author with David Kilgour of “Bloody Harvest: Revised Report Into Allegations of Organ Harvesting of Falun Gong Practitioners in China,” San Francisco, Calif., July 29, 2014. (Steve Ispas/Epoch Times)

    Speakers Expose the Transplants That Take Lives

    Doctors from around the world met in San Francisco for the World Transplant Congress held at Moscone Center West July 26–31.  The meetings and discussions... Read more

  • A re-enactment of organ harvesting in China on Falun Gong practitioners, during a rally in Ottawa, Canada, 2008. Recent evidence points to a new DNA organ transplant matching database consisting of data from DNA samples taken from Falun Gong practitioners outside of detention or prison. (Epoch Times)

    Report: Chinese Police Forcibly Blood-Type Citizens for Illegal Organ Bank

    Police across China are bursting into the homes of Falun Gong practitioners and forcing them to give blood samples in order to set up a... Read more

  • Australian Falun Gong practitioners from all over Australia gathering in front of Australian Parliament House. (Minghui.org)

    Australian Parliamentarians Unite to Address Forced Organ Harvesting

    CANBERRA—Australian parliamentarians from major political parties have officially joined forces for the first time to address the pressing issue of forced organ harvesting and transplant... Read more

  • Australian Parliamentarians Unite Against Forced Organ Harvesting

    SYDNEY—Members of the Australian Parliament have joined forces for the first time to address the pressing global issues of forced organ harvesting and transplant tourism... Read more

  • European flags fly in front of the Council of Europe building in Strasbourg, eastern France, on April 8, 2014. On July 9, the Council adopted the Council of Europe Convention against Trafficking in Human Organs. (Frederick Florin/AFP/Getty Images)

    Europe Moves to Outlaw Organ Trafficking Worldwide

    An official European representative body has promulgated a new convention outlawing the trafficking in human organs, calling on all countries to become signatories to it... Read more

  • File photo of David Matas. The Winnipeg-based international human rights lawyer won the Carthage International Award in the category of Peace and Defence of Human Rights on July 10, 2014. (Matthew Little/Epoch Times)

    Canadian Rights Lawyer David Matas Receives Award in Italy

    Upon learning about the Holocaust in his youth, David Matas felt the urge to do something in response to the massive crime against humanity. He... Read more

  • 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)

    Italian Medical Community Changes Pace in Fight Against International Organ Trafficking

    The world is acting quickly to counter the international traffic organs and Italy is in the game. Only three days ago, July 9th, the Council... Read more

  • An re-enactment of organ harvesting in China on Falun Gong practitioners, during a rally in Ottawa, Canada, 2008. (Epoch Times)

    Account Sheds Light on Organ Harvesting From Falun Gong in China

    COPENHAGEN, Denmark—Yang Guang and his old friend, a logistics officer at a major hospital in northeastern China, had everything planned: the officer would slowly, carefully,... Read more

  • President of The Transplantation Society Dr. Francis L. Delmonico (far R) observes the signing of the Hangzhou Resolution in China on Oct. 29, 2013. Chinese health authorities later reneged on the promises made then, and a conference scheduled for June was subsequently canceled or postponed. (Screenshot/declarationofinstanbul.org)

    The Disappearing China Organ Transplantation Conference

    The month of June this year was to be one of celebration for the Chinese transplant community. An important conference was planned, the agenda of... Read more

  • No.1 Seed, Sabine Lisicki of Germany hits a forehand return during her match against Karolina Pliskova, Seeded-3 in the Final of the Prudential Hong Kong Tennis Open 2014 at Hong Kong Tennis Stadium, Victoria Park on Sunday Sept 14, 2014. Lisicki won the competition 7-5, 6-3. (Bill Cox/Epoch Times)

    Lisicki Wins Inaugural WTA Prudential Hong Kong Tennis Open

    HONG KONG—Drafted into the tournament at the last minute Sabine Lisicki of Germany, world ranked No.31 won the Inaugural Prudential Hong Kong Tennis Open 2014... Read more

  • Ruffian Class Boats start at the Autumn Regatta in Victoria Harbour for Race-2 of the 3-Race event on Sunday Sept 14, 2014. The 2-boats on the left are ‘Helios’ and ‘Bandolero’ and on the right is ‘Diablo’ and winner of the Class ‘Victory 9'. (Bill Cox/Epoch Times)

    Autumn Regatta in Victoria Harbour

    HONG KONG—The Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club Autumn Regatta which took place on Saturday and Sunday Sept 13 and 14 heralds the beginning of a... Read more

  • The winning Fiji team celebrate after receiving their Cup Winner medals at the IRB Women’s Sevens World Series Qualifier at Shek Kip Mei Stadium, Hong Kong on Saturday Sept 13, 2014. Fiji, France, China and South Africa were successful in qualifying to core team status for the 2014-2015 six leg World Series starting in Dubai on Dec 4 to 6, 2014. (Bill Cox/Epoch Times)

    Fiji Win IRB Women’s Sevens World Series Qualifier Thriller

    HONG KONG—The IRB Women’s Sevens World Series Qualifier played in Hong Kong on Sept 12 and 13 at Shek Kip Mei featured teams from Japan,... Read more

  • HKFA Premier League Season Commences

    HONG KONG—The inaugural Premier League commenced on Friday Sept 12 when last year’s first division champions Kitchee took on Wo Foo Tai Po. Kitchee scored... Read more

  • Gold Winners at China National Bocce Elite 2014, Hong Kong Team, (L to R), Walter Kwok, Manager, Jason Choi, C.T. Wong, Vivian Yip, Christina Yeung and Danny Ho, Coach, on Sunday Sept 14, 2014. (Mike Worth)

    Gold for Hong Kong Lawn Bowlers

    HONG KONG—With a change of players and venue, the Hong Kong Team won the 2014 National Bocce Elite Championships in Wuyuan, Jiangxi Province, China last... Read more

  • Francesca Schiavone of Italy in play during her Semi Final Match against Sabine Lisicki of Germany at the Prudential Hong Kong Tennis Open 2014 at Hong Kong Tennis Stadium, Victoria Park on Saturday Sept 13, 2014. (Bill Cox/Epoch Times)

    Lisicki and Schiavone Enthral, Light-up Hong Kong Tennis

    HONG KONG—The Semi Final between No 1 Seed Sabine Lisicki and Francesca Schiavone of Italy lit-up the Prudential Hong Kong Tennis Open with a fine... Read more

  • ‘Dexter II’ followed by ‘Talkinghead’ approaching the Bay Island Mark during Day-2 of the Hebe Haven Sails East Port Shelter Regatta on Sunday Sept 7, 2014. (Bill Cox/Epoch Times)

    Variable Conditions Provide Good Racing Test

    HONG KONG—The HHYC Sails East Port Shelter Regatta held on Saturday Sept 6 and Sunday Sept 7 brings to a close a 14-week summer season... Read more

  • Sabine Lisicki of Germany returns a shot to Maria Sharapova of Russia during their US Open 2014 women's singles match at the USTA Billie Jean King National Center Aug 29 in New York. Lisicky is a late entry as No.1 Seed at the Hong Kong Open. (DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)

    Lisicki Heads Tennis Open Draw

    HONG KONG—German Sabine Lisicki, World Ranked No.31, is an exciting late addition to the WTA Prudential Hong Kong open currently being played at Victoria Park... Read more

  • Rowan Varty of Hong Hong fends off Japan captain Katsuyuki Sakai in the cup final of the ARFU Malaysia Sevens in Kuala Lumpur on Sunday Sept 7, 2014. (ARFU)

    Second Win for Hong Kong in Asian Sevens Series

    HONG KONG—Hong Kong put in another impressive performance in the ARFU Malaysian Sevens in Kuala Lumpur on Sunday Sept 7 to take their second consecutive... Read more

  • Hong Kong Football Club’s Camilla Leung (delivering) on her way to defeat Hong Kong international Angela Chau, who represents United Service Recreation Club in the ladies Premier League. HKFC recorded an 8-0 victory at home to consolidate their leading position. (Stephanie Worth)

    Leaders Widen the Gaps

    HONG KONG—The Premier League table remained unchanged for the first time this season after the top two teams and the bottom two teams all registered... Read more

  • HKFA First Division Season Commences

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  • People flock to Victoria Park to join the July 1, 2014, march to protest against the communist regime. (Poon/Epoch Times)

    Chinese Regime Powerless to Fix Hong Kong’s Situation

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  • The Last Governor of Hong Kong Christ Patten is welcomed by Hong Kongers when he attends the opening of Maritime Museum in Central on March 20, 2014. (Poon/Epoch Times)

    Chris Patten Speaks Out for Hong Kong on Political Reform

    HONG KONG—The ruling issued by the National People’s Congress (NPC) in Beijing on Aug. 31 came as a critical blow to those fighting for universal... Read more

  • Hong Kong Federation of Students Union, a Hong Kong student organization, announced its planned strike by university students on Sept. 7, 2014 in Hong Kong. Hong Kong’s Occupy Central organizers also shaved their heads on Tuesday to express their determination of fighting for universal suffrage against Beijing’s restriction. (Lam Yik Fei/Getty Images)

    Hong Kong Protest Leaders Shave Heads for Democracy

    The three initiators of Hong Kong’s Occupy Central movement and 40 others shaved their heads on Tuesday to express their determination to fight for universal... Read more

  • Hong Kong rally on Tamar Park outside the Central Government Offices on Aug 31, 2014, held to protest Beijing’s decision to continue to restrict democracy in Hong Kong. Protesters wave lighted mobile phones as candles to show their commitment to civil disobedience. (Poon/Epoch Times)

    Hong Kongers Have Had Enough of Beijing’s Deception

    HONG KONG—For decades Hong Kong democrats have dreamed of universal suffrage. On Aug. 31, the Chinese communist regime officially shut the door on this possibility... Read more

  • Democratic Party founding chairman, Martin Lee Chu-ming, calls upon Hong Kongers not to give up hope, to fight for democracy, during a rally held on the evening of Aug. 31, 2014. (Poon/Epoch Times)

    China’s White Paper ‘Unreasonable,’ Says Hong Kong Democracy Leader

    HONG KONG—When two Beijing professors spoke at a lunch event about their opinions on China’s controversial white paper, Hong Kong Democratic Party founding chairman Martin... Read more


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