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Canadian Politicians Call for Release of Chinese Prisoner

Huang Jinling holds a banner at a press conference in Calgary, Canada on April 15, calling for help to rescue her daughter Chen Yinghua. (Wu Weilin/Epoch Times)
Huang Jinling holds a banner at a press conference in Calgary, Canada on April 15, calling for help to rescue her daughter Chen Yinghua. (Wu Weilin/Epoch Times)

Two Members of Parliament in Canada have made a public and forceful call for the Chinese authorities to release a Falun Gong practitioner who has...


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    Chinese Characters: Ink (墨)

    The character 墨, pronounced mò, means ink, or ink stick, and consists of two parts. The upper part is the character 黑, hēi, which means... Read more

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    Chinese Characters: Sweep (掃)

    The character 掃 (sǎo), to sweep, is the evolved replacement of the original form 帚. The original character 帚 can be traced back to an... Read more

  • The next year, Chong Er, the king of the state of Jin, visited Jie’s tomb. To their surprise, they discovered that the burned willow tree was alive and full of new branches with green leaves. It was as if Jie was greeting them and encouraging the king to remain pure and bright. (Zhiching Chen/Epoch Times)

    Cultural Observances

    The Qīngmíng Festival (清明), also referred to as Pure Bright Day or Tomb-Sweeping Day, is another important traditional Chinese festival. It is celebrated on the... Read more

  • Chunyu Kun advised the King of Qi: “When you drink you get so drunk that you lose your senses. Once joy reaches its height, then it is sorrow’s turn. Extreme joy gives rise to sorrow. This is a universal rule.” (Zhiching Chen/Epoch Times)

    Extreme Joy Begets Sorrow (樂極生悲)

    The Chinese expression “樂極生悲” (lè jí shēng bēi) literally means “extreme joy begets sorrow.” It first appeared in the Huaji biographies of the Sh? jì... Read more

  • Chinese Characters: ? (Stele)

    The character 碑 (bēi) is a noun, and means “stele.” The left side is the stone radical 石, shi1, which indicates its material composition. The... Read more

  • An Internet beauty contest ranks Chinese cities according to the beauty of their women.

    Find Out Where China’s Most Beautiful Women Reside

    An annual Internet beauty contest ranks Chinese cities according to the beauty of their women.  Casting their votes during 2013, netizens across China, for the... Read more

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    Chinese Characters: 斷 (Judge, Decide)

    The original meaning of the character 斷, duàn, is very clear in the seal script where the left part of the character graphically depicts silk... Read more

  • In ancient Chinese culture, the dragon holds a prominent position and is regarded as an auspicious symbol. Falun Gong practitioners are performing a dragon dance in Washington DC on July 4th 2013. (The Epoch Times)

    When the Dragon Raises Its Head

    The second day of the second lunar month is traditionally celebrated as the Zhonghe Festival, or the day the “Dragon Raises its Head.” Chinese folklore... Read more

  • The story of Xiao Yixin, a woman from the Liao Dynasty, tells of traditional morality and etiquette, the bonds of family, mutual respect between husband and wife, and mutual support in time of need—essential principles that were cherished in ancient China. (Xixinxing/Photos.com)

    Story From Ancient China: The Traditional Virtues of a Chinese Lady

    Xiao Yixin (蕭意辛), the wife of Ye Lunu, an official of the Liao Dynasty (遼朝) (A.D. 916—1125), was known as a female role model in... Read more

  • Bo Le saw something special in the struggling horse and approached it. Credit: Zhiching Chen/Epoch Times

    Chinese Idioms: Bo Le Appraised the Horse (伯樂相馬)

    According to Chinese legend, Bo Le (伯樂) was originally the name of a god in charge of the horses of Heaven. He was the master... Read more

  • “A broken mirror joined together” metaphorically means the reunion of husband and wife after a forced separation. It originated from a story about true love. (Sherry Hsiao/Epoch Times)

    A Broken Mirror Joined Together (破鏡重圓)

    During the late Southern and Northern Dynasties (A.D. 420–581), in the state of Chen, there lived a princess named Lechang who was known for her... Read more

  • Caligraphy of Huang Tingjian. (Internet photo)

    How a Chinese Poet Found His Mother From a Past Life

    A gifted Chinese poet in the Northern Song Dynasty, guided by a dream, found his mother from his previous life, fulfilling a vow he had... Read more

  • In China’s mythology, Goddess Nu Wa is seen as the Goddess of Creation and a Master God. As an almighty goddess, she is able to create and transform all matters; she used clay to create humans and melted down stones to repair the broken sky.

    Human Day Missing During Chinese New Year Celebrations

    During the Southern and Northern Dynasties, the legend of Human Day was considered one of the most important celebrations in China. Unfortunately this deep and... Read more

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    5 Unusual Coincidences in This Year of the Horse

    Entering the Year of the Horse, netizens are finding that this Horse year is a very special year with five extraordinary facts.  1. In the... Read more

  • During this Lantern Festival, wishing everyone a bright and joyful time in the year ahead. Credit: Cindy Sheu/Epoch Times

    Chinese Lantern Festival Customs: A Closer Look

    The Lantern Festival is one of the most important of five traditional festivals in China. Always on the 15th day of the first month of... Read more

  • Chinese traders set off fireworks to acknowledge the 'god of wealth' outside the Silk Market and bring their businesses prosperity and good fortune on the fifth day of the lunar New Year in Beijing on Feb. 14, 2013. China is welcoming the Year of the Snake and tradition proclaims that a snake in the house is a good sign because it means the family will not starve and children born in the Year of the Snake will be cunning, intelligent and wise (MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images)

    Chinese New Year Custom: Crush Poverty, Welcome Prosperity

    During Chinese New Year, the ancient Chinese custom of sending away the five ghosts of the poor and welcoming the god of wealth is still... Read more

  • Badaling sector of Great Wall, Brijing, China. (*Shutterstock)

    Lessons for Leaders from Ancient China: Where There’s a Will, There’s a Way

    Rude. Fierce. Unscrupulous. These are the words one would use to describe famed Chinese official Zhou Chu in his younger days. Zhou lived during the... Read more

  • Chinese farmer at work in Southwestern China (Chinese Farmer Image via Shutterstock*)

    Lessons for Leaders From the Ancients: Mayor Learns From Farmer What Being Virtuous Really Means

    Zhang Yong had a most curious dream. He had arrived in a heavenly palace, and was about to be seated when a deity called out... Read more

  • Worshippers pray and carry incense sticks at the Tin Hau Temple in the Yau Ma Tei area of Hong Kong on the fourth day of the Lunar New Year holiday on Feb. 3, 2014. During the New Year, Chinese observe various tradit

    15 Taboos You Avoid on Chinese New Year Day

    There are many taboos during Chinese New Year according to traditional Chinese culture, and people still take them seriously. Here are 15 top things that... Read more

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    The Chinese Character That Brings Blessings

    The Chinese character “Fu” (blessing) symbolizes a positive, joyful atmosphere. As the Chinese New Year approaches, Chinese families traditionally hang up this character hoping for... Read more

  • This picture taken on November 28, 2012 shows a pregnant woman talking on a mobile phone outside a water birth room at Antai Hospital in Beijing. (Wang Zhao/AFP/Getty Images)

    China’s Babies At Risk from Soot, Smog

    China’s smoke-belching coal plants and heavy traffic may be signs of a bustling economy but health experts fear the country’s dirty air is hurting its... Read more

  • A chemical plant on fire after an explosion at 10 a.m. in Rugao City of Jiangsu Province on April 16. At least 5 people were killed. (Screenshot/Weibo.com)

    Chemical Plant Explosion in China Kills at Least Five

    The explosion of a chemical plant and subsequent fire killed at least five people in the city of Rugao, in China’s eastern Jiangsu Province, on... Read more

  • Citizens carry bottled water out of a supermarket in Lanzhou, northwest China's Gansu Province, on April 11, 2014, after tap water in a Lanzhou was found to contain excessive levels of the toxic chemical benzene. (STR/AFP/Getty Images)

    Polluted Drinking Water Panics Chinese City

    Four days after a cancer-causing chemical was discovered in the drinking water of the northwestern Chinese city of Lanzhou, local officials on Monday said that... Read more

  • A screenshot from CCTV showing the haul of guns from a recent bust in China that captured 15,000 guns and 120,000 knives. (Screenshot/CNTV.com)

    China Reports Large Gun Bust

    Ordinary citizens in China do not have ready access to firearms. So it was considered front-page news recently when police announced that they had broken... Read more

  • Students protesters walk out from the parliament building after they ended an occupy protest over a contentious trade pact with China, in Taipei on April 10. (SAM YEH/AFP/Getty Images)

    Taiwan Students Exit Parliament, Vowing Battle Not Over

    Taiwan’s student protesters peacefully vacated the parliament building, called the Legislative Yuan, Thursday evening, after occupying it for 24 days in protest against the Taiwanese... Read more

  • The collapsed residential building in Fenghua city, Zhejiang Province, April 4. One died and six were seriously injured in a case that has cast a harsh light on the whole industry. (ChinaFotoPress via Getty Images)

    China’s Apartments Built ‘Fast Food Style’ Starting to Crumble

    An apartment block that was built in the 1990s suddenly collapsed on April 4 in Zhejiang Province, on China’s coast, burying seven people, one of... Read more

  • Workers protest in front of the local government reception building against evil forces, after 300 people pretending to be police smashed a construction site and injured more than 70 workers on April 7 in Lanzhou of Gansu Province. (Screenshot/JCRB.COM)

    ‘Fake Cops’ in China Smash a Construction Site

    On April 7, around 300 individuals dressed as police officers began attacking workers at the construction site of a large commercial building in Lanzhou City... Read more

  • Central, Hong Kong: Business hub or central business district of Hong Kong located on the north shore of Hong Kong Island. Government headquarters, Consulate Generals of many countries, and multinational financial services corporations have headquarters at Central. (Epoch Times)

    Hong Kong’s Economy Grows at Snail’s Pace Since 1997

    Hong Kong—The governments of China and Hong Kong don’t seem to want to mention the situation of Hong Kong’s sluggish economic growth, and even Hong... Read more

  • Student protest leader Chen Wei-ting (R) speaks during a protest against a contentious trade agreement with China inside the Legislative Yuan in Taipei on April 7, 2014. Taiwanese protesters said they would leave on April 10. (Mandy Cheng/AFP/Getty Images)

    Taiwan Protesters End Occupation of Parliament

    Taiwan student leaders announced Monday that they would put an end to their occupation of the Legislative Yuan, the country’s parliament, at 6 p.m. on... Read more

  • Residents protest against PX plant and violent crackdown in front of government building of Maoming city, Guangdong Province, April 3. (Weibo)

    Chinese Police Arrest 44 as Chemical Plant Protests Intensify

    Police in a southern Chinese city sentenced 18 protesters to criminal detention and gave administrative penalties to 26, for “disturbing social order in crowds,” “causing... Read more

  • The cover of the Antarctic thriller, “Thirst,” by Australian author L.A. Larkin. A condensed version of the book was removed from Reader’s Digest due to pressure from China. (Courtesy of L.A. Larkin)

    Chinese Censors Twist Arm of Reader’s Digest

    Australian thriller novelist L.A. (Louisa) Larkin was working on her next novel on March 24, when the phone rang. On the line was a senior... Read more

  • Lawyers and citizens protest outside a detention center that detained four rights lawyers in Jiansanjiang, Heilongjiang Province, on March 28, urging the police to allow visits for detained rights lawyers. (Zhang Lei)

    Official Claims on Arrests Brings Chinese Lawyer’s Retort

    Chinese authorities made their first official statement on the detention of four lawyers in the northern province of Heilongjiang recently. It quickly met with the... Read more

  • Chang An-lo, a pro-China activist also known as the 'White Wolf', gestures as he speaks during a demonstration to support the government and a controversial Taiwan-China trade pact in Taipei on April 1, 2014. (Sam Yeh/AFP/Getty Images)

    A Ruffian From China Menaces Taiwanese Students

    A known criminal who goes by the name of “White Wolf” attempted to crash the party of Taiwanese students currently occupying the country’s legislature, but... Read more

  • Beijing's PM 2.5 Under Microscope (Screenshot from Sina.com)

    Beijing’s PM 2.5 Pollution Under the Microscope: Ugly, Diverse (Photos)

    How does Beijing’s notorious PM 2.5 pollution look under the microscope? A Chinese blogger calling himself “Zhang Chao” on Sina Weibo conducted an experiment: When... Read more

  • A dead tiger being butchered in China. (Screenshot/Sina News)

    Businessmen Bribe Officials With Tiger Meat and Bones in China

    Half a dozen men are crowded into a small concrete room, standing around a helpless tiger trapped in a cage. A loud electrical generator is... Read more

  • Police respond to a protest in Serta town, Sichuan Province, a partially-Tibetan populated area of China on Jan. 24, 2012. Chinese tourists are shocked at the militarization of Tibet, and their frank Internet posts show how the reality differs from official propaganda. (Students for a Free Tibet)

    Chinese Social Media Reveals Militarization of Tibet

    They come expectantly, Chinese tourists anticipating the fresh, clear air, the breathtaking Potala Palace, the happy natives grateful to the Chinese Communist Party for lifting... Read more

  • A man from Hong Kong tried to smuggle 7,443 diamonds and 10 pieces of jewelry across the border to mainland China by hiding them in his underwear. (Screenshot/Guangzhou Daily)

    Smuggler Caught With Diamonds in Underwear at Chinese Border

    Customs officers in Shenzhen caught a Japanese man from Hong Kong attempting to smuggle thousands of diamonds in his underpants, after they noticed he was... Read more

  • A Chinese migrant worker's 12-year-old daughter tried to get her mother to come home using arson, and caused damage to three neighbor's properties. (Screenshot/ecns.cn)

    Left-Behind Chinese Girl Starts Fire to Bring Mother Home

    A migrant worker’s 12-year-old daughter, who stays in the countryside with her grandparents, tried to get her mother to come home using an act of... Read more

  • Protesters are sprayed by a water cannon during a demonstration outside the Executive Yuan in Taipei early on March 24. The protests followed Taiwan President Ma Ying-jeou's refusal to scrap a contentious trade agreement with China. (STR/AFP/Getty Images)

    Tensions Increase in Taiwan After Violent Dispersal

    The atmosphere in Taiwan has intensified after the rough eviction of students from the executive building in the early hours of March 24. Scenes of... Read more

  • The cover page of an "Intro to Computing" class at China's China's East China University of Science and Technology. The document calls on Chinese students to guard China in cyberspace and engage in cyberwar. (Epoch Times)

    Slideshow Outlines Cyberwar Training for Chinese Students

    Computer science students in China are exhorted to “shoulder the responsibility of safeguarding [China’s] cyber sovereignty, and engage in the arduous task of cyber battle,”... Read more

  • Ding Hongfeng (with flowers) celebrates her release from detention in March 2014. Activist Ding was taken away from her home by police again on April 14, 2014, with no warrant. (Boxun)

    Police Snatch Chinese ‘Black Jail’ Activist

    Police broke into the apartment of activist Ding Hongfen and took her away with no warrant, China Human Rights Defenders (CHRD) reported.  Friends who were... Read more

  • A microblogger who goes by the name of Qin Huohuo online plead guilty to all charges at trial on April 11, 2014, in Beijing. He was accused of using the Internet to spread rumors. (Screenshot/CCTV)

    Trial of Young ‘Rumor’ Monger Tries to Chill Internet in China

    The first public trial in China that would use a unique interpretation of the law to criminalize “rumors” began Friday in Beijing. Microblogger Qin Zhihui... Read more

  • Chinese citizens welcome lawyer Tang Jitian (back, second from right) and lawyer Wang Cheng (back, third from right) at the Beijing Airport on April 6. Three rights lawyers were released on Sunday after two weeks detention in a labor camp in northern Heilongjiang Province. (Twitter)

    Lawyers Expose Torture After Attempt to Rescue Falun Gong

    On April 6, after 15 days of detention by security forces in the north of China, three human rights lawyers were released, quickly telling the... Read more

  • Doctors are pictured performing surgery on the website cntransplant.com, which advertises organs for international recipients, in contravention of Chinese commitments to the global medical community. Two top organ transplantation groups recently penned an open letter to Xi Jinping, head of the Communist Party, to clean up the country's abusive organ transplant regime. (Screenshot/www.cntransplant.com)

    International Transplant Community Raises Voice Against China’s Abuses

    Two foremost international transplant organizations have penned an open letter to Xi Jinping, the leader of the Chinese Communist Party, calling China’s system of organ... Read more

  • Vani Selvarajah (centre left) addresses the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva on March 20, 2014. (Epoch Times/screenshot/webtv.un.org)

    Canadian NGO Raises China’s Forced Organ Harvesting from Falun Gong at UNHRC

    The Chinese regime’s macabre practice of killing Falun Gong practitioners for their organs was raised before the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva recently... Read more

  • Zhuang Liehong, a village leader from Wukan, Guangdong, has asked for asylum in the United States, fearing he too will be arrested, after two other leaders were arrested recently. Villagers listen to a speech by Wukan village leader Lin Zuluan (L) at a rally on Dec. 21, 2011. (Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images)

    Village Leader Seeks U.S. Asylum Before Elections

    A candidate for election in China’s test-bed for village democracy has applied for asylum in the U.S., afraid that he, like two other village leaders,... Read more

  • Hong Kong pop star Anthony Wong Yiu-ming thanked Alpais Lam Wai-sze and Jenny Ng Pui-ying, who are under suppression for speaking out in support of Hong Kong human rights. (Internet photo)

    Celebrity Thanks Two Hong Kong Women for Defending Human Rights

    HONG KONG—Hong Kong pop star Anthony Wong Yiu-ming publicly thanked two well-known heroines for speaking the truth in the face of government suppression.  Wong held... Read more

  • Six Chinese lawyers hold banners in front of the Qinglong Detention Center in Jiansanjiang City, Heilongjiang Province on March 25. Lawyers began a hunger strike after the detention center refused to allow them to visit illegally detained rights lawyers. (Li Jinxing)

    Night Protests and a Hunger Strike Against Arrest of Rights Lawyers in China

    Dozens of activists and rights lawyers from around China traveled through the bitter cold of northern China to converge on a police detention facility on... Read more

  • Chinese Man Jailed for 18 Months for Permit Application, Photo Sharing

    It is legal in China to hold a protest, as long as you’ve been issued a permit—but if you apply for a permit, you might... Read more

  • Mainland human rights lawyers (L–R) Jiang Tianyong, Tang Jitian, Wang Cheng, and Zhang Junjie stand outside a brainwashing center before being arrested. They are still in custody. (Courtesy of the subjects)

    Lawyers Detained in China for Attempting to Free Falun Gong Practitioners

    Four prominent rights lawyers were detained Friday in China for attempting to free Falun Gong practitioners held in a brainwashing center.  Lawyers Jiang Tianyong, Tang... Read more

  • Activists gather at the Beijing hospital where Cao Shunli was hospitalized in critical condition on Feb. 16. She had been denied medical treatment while in detention, and was in a coma by the time authorities took her to an emergency facility. UN experts criticized China for the death of rights defender Cao Shunli Tuesday in a UN Human Rights Council meeting. (Sound of Hope Radio)

    UN Experts Slam China for Death of Activist Cao Shunli

    The recent death of Chinese human rights defender Cao Shunli has brought a cascade of censure on China, including at Tuesday’s United Nations (UN) Human... Read more

  • Shanghai Bishop Joseph Fan Zhongliang, of the unapproved Roman Catholic Church, died Sunday at age 97, under house arrest since 2002. Here, a man walks past the state-sanctioned St. Joseph's Catholic Cathedral in Beijing. There are two Catholics churches in China: the officially sanctioned, Communist Party-controlled one, and an unofficial 'clandestine' Roman Catholic Church that is loyal to the pope and the Vatican. (Frederic J. Brown/AFP/Getty Images)

    Chinese Bishop Under House Arrest Dies in Shanghai

    At the age of 97, Joseph Fan Zhongliang, the Vatican-approved Bishop of the Diocese of Shanghai, died in his apartment on Sunday evening. Before removing... Read more

  • Canada’s representative on human rights to the United Nations, Anne-Tamara Lorre, raised the issue of organ harvesting without consent within China at the U.N. Human Rights Council meeting on March 12, 2014. (Screenshot via webtv.un.org)

    Canada Raises Organ Harvesting at UN

    OTTAWA—Canada formally acknowledged reports that the Chinese regime is engaged in organ harvesting without consent for the first time at the United Nations on Wednesday. ... Read more

  • Huang Qi, the editor of the 64 Tianwang website. Huang was detained in Chengdu, Sichuan Province, after the website last week published photos that were considered unflattering to the Chinese Communist Party. (Screenshot/64 Tianwang)

    Founder of Chinese Human Rights Website Arrested

    Police have detained the founder of a human rights website and at least four writers after the site reported on a self-immolation in Beijing’s Tiananmen... Read more

  • In this Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014 photo, Xiao Yifei, former deputy head of an industrial park in Ningyuan county, talks about his torture by Communist Party anti-graft investigators in 2012, during an interview in Changsha in central China's Hunan province. Xiao said he was hooded, handcuffed and shackled and then beaten by an interrogator who went by the nickname Tang the Butcher. He said water was poured down his nose and metal clips used to pinch sensitive parts of his body. "Inside, you are like a small ant, anyone can crush you," he said. "You have absolutely no freedom. You have no hope. You have no future....Even the right to cry is taken from you." (AP Photo/Andy Wong)

    In China, Graft Confessions Are Extracted Via Brutal Torture

    LILING, China— The local Chinese official remembers all too clearly the panic he felt in Room 109. He had refused again and again to confess... Read more

  • Italian Senate Passes Resolution on Organ Harvesting in China

    A commission on human rights inside the Italian Senate passed a resolution recently that declared that the Chinese Communist Party has harvested the organs of... Read more

  • Human rights lawyer Cheng Hai (far left), who is a signatory of the letter to delegates to the 12th Congress, and other human rights defenders, hold a banner asking officials to disclose their assets at the trial of rights defender Xu Zhihong in Beijing on Jan. 22, 2014. Lawyers in China have recently spoken out against the crackdown on these activists. (Boxun.com)

    Lawyers Urge Delegates to Pursue Reforms, Rule of Law

    In an open letter to the delegates of the Chinese regime’s National People’s Congress, civil rights lawyers have urged them to safeguard citizens’ constitutionally protected... Read more

  • Wukan villagers listen to a speech by village leader Lin Zuluan in Wukan, Guangdong Province, Dec. 21, 2011, prior to democratic elections. Village chief Lin Zuluan has angered other elected village officials with lack of transparency in conducting village committee business, and not informing them that fired Party bosses had been re-appointed. (Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images)

    Old Guard Cadres Come Back for Elections in China’s Wukan

    When the villagers in southern China’s Wukan, Guangdong Province, held landmark democratic elections in 2011, they thought they would get their confiscated land back. The... Read more

  • Human rights lawyer Cheng Hai (far left) and other human rights defenders hold a banner demanding officials to disclose their assets, at the trial of rights defender Xu Zhihong in Beijing on Jan. 22, 2014. (Boxun.com)

    China Dream Became ‘Nightmare’ for Rights in China, Report Says

    Last year was the worst for human rights since at least 2008, says an annual report from Chinese Human Rights Defenders. The signature “Chinese Dream”... Read more

  • upporting Human Rights In China, has made ​​a spoof of Volvo's latest commercial with Zlatan showing what "made in China" looks like (Youtube.com. screenshot)

    Zlatan’s Volvo Ad: It Looks Like a Swedish Dream, but It’s Really a Chinese Nightmare (Video)

    Volvo’s new ad featuring soccer superstar Zlatan Ibrahimović looks like a dream. It features Sweden’s great outdoors in all its glory. But Volvo is only Swedish in... Read more

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    ‘We want to quit from the evil party’

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

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

    140 Million Chinese Withdraw from Embattled Communist Party

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

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

    Tuidang Statements May 20-23

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

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

    Chinese Quit Communist Party, Heralding a New China

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

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

    Selected Tuidang Statements, May 8

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

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

    Selected Tuidang Statements in April 2013

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

  • 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)

    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

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

    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

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

    ‘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

  • The Red Army kidnapped one person from every rich family in the clan. Those kidnapped were kept alive to be ransomed back to their families for continued monetary support for the Red Army.

    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

  • Commentary 6: On How the Chinese Communist Party Destroyed Traditional Culture

    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

  • Wang Haibo (Screenshot/CCTV)

    Top Chinese Transplant Official Says There’s No Plan to Stop Using Prisoner Organs

    Wang Haibo, an unofficial spokesperson on China’s organ transplant policies, recently told a well-known German journalist that the Chinese regime had no intention of announcing... Read more

  • Doctors are pictured performing surgery on the website cntransplant.com, which advertises organs for international recipients, in contravention of Chinese commitments to the global medical community. Two top organ transplantation groups recently penned an open letter to Xi Jinping, head of the Communist Party, to clean up the country's abusive organ transplant regime. (Screenshot/www.cntransplant.com)

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  • Vani Selvarajah (centre left) addresses the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva on March 20, 2014. (Epoch Times/screenshot/webtv.un.org)

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  • Former Chinese Vice Minister for Health Huang Jiefu attends a meeting organized by The World Health Organization in 2006. Huang recently justified the expanded use of prisoner organs, a backwards step from China's promised reforms. (Raveendran/AFP/Getty Images)

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  • (L-R): Shiping (Sarah) Lu, Chinese labor camp survivor;  Roy Bar-Ilan, Manager, Falun Dafa Israeli Information Center; Member of Parliament Moshe Feiglin, Deputy Speaker of Israeli Parliament; David Kilgour; Ethan Gutmann, investigative journalist and author of "Losing the New China." (Courtesy of David Kilgour)

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  • Actors re-enact organ harvesting and torture being done on Falun Gong practitioners, while demonstrators hold signs at a press conference to support House Resolution 281 against organ harvesting in China, at San Francisco City Hall, Sept. 5, 2013. (Epoch Times)

    In China, Harvesting Organs Is Government Policy

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  • People use their computers at a cafe in Beijing, Nov. 2, 2012. Recently, a Chinese blogger has been arrested for a post that warned of forced organ harvesting taking place in Shanxi Province. (WANG ZHAO/AFP/Getty Images)

    Blogger in China Mentions Organ Harvesting and Is Arrested

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  • Stephen Petro signs the petition in support of H.Res. 281 to stop forced organ harvesting of Falun Gong practitioners in China, on the stairs of Low Memorial Library at Columbia University, New York, where the Falun Dafa Club was collecting signatures on Oct. 15. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

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  • European Union member countries' national flags wave in front of the European Parliament on Oct. 12, 2012 in Strasbourg, eastern France. On Dec. 12, 2013 the EU Parliament passed a resolution expressing "deep concern" over “credible reports of systematic, state-sanctioned organ harvesting from non-consenting prisoners of conscience.” (Frederick Florin/AFP/Getty Images)

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  • Jennifer Zeng, a best-selling author who was featured in the award-winning film “Free China,” spoke at the rally on Dec. 10 in Los Angeles, Calif. Zeng was victim of the persecution of Falun Gong in China. (Robin Kemker/The Epoch Times)

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  • Valérie Boyer, Member of Parliament for the Bouches-du-Rhône (R) and Dr. Harold King, DAFOH contact in France, during the panel discussion at the National Assembly, Nov. 27, 2013 in Paris, France. (Laurent Gey / Epoch Times)

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    PARIS—A panel discussion on organ transplant trafficking and tourism at the French National Assembly addressed the ethical issues involved in organ trafficking abroad, and, in particular,... Read more

  • This composite image shows human rights lawyer David Matas in the bottom lef-hand corner and Hong Kong's Queen Mary Hospital in the background. The hospital holds a liver transplant registry, which, if opened to the public, could provide important information about forced organ harvesting in China. (Poon Chai-Shu/Epoch Times)

    Hong Kong Hospital Keeps Organ Harvesting Evidence Secret

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    Canadian MP Aims to Curb Gruesome Trade

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  • A passerby in Sydney, Australia, signs a petition calling for an end to the atrocity of forced organ harvesting of Falun Gong practitioners in China, on July 6, 2013. The signature is one of nearly 1.5 million from across the world presented to the office of the U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights on Dec. 9, 2013. (Minghui.org)

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  • Doctors Against Forced Organ Harvesting (DAFOH) held a forum on organ tourism at Hong Kong’s Legislative Council (LegCo) Building on Nov. 28. (Pan Zaishu/Epoch Times)

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  • David Matas, award-winning Canadian human rights lawyer and co-author of “Bloody Harvest: Organ Harvesting of Falun Gong Practitioners in China.” (Woody Wu/AFP/Getty Images)

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  • Greens MP David Shoebridge, Jennifer Zeng, Zeng's daughter, Melody, and director Michael Perlman at the Australian premier of 'Free China: The Courage to Believe' at Events Cinema, Bondi Junction, Nov 11. (Shar Adams/Epoch Times)

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  • Boats preparing for the Rolex China Sea Race at the Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club on Wednesday April 16. (Bill Cox/Epoch Times)

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  • Tonga on the way to defeating No.1 seed USA 28-22 in the IRB JWRT at HKFC on Tuesday April 15, 2014. Despite the two nations finishing on equal points, Tongas victory booked them a berth in the Cup Final against Japan on Saturday, April 19, 2014. (Bill Cox/Epoch Times)

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  • Defending champions will be back again this year hoping to go back-to-back ... Leicester City celebrates winning the 2013 HKFC Citibank International Soccer Sevens Cup Final against Newcastle 2-nil on May 26, 2013. (Bill Cox/Epoch Times)

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  • Too strong ... Despite a spirited effort by Hong Kong, which saw the score at 8-nil at half-time, USA were able to power away in the second half to win 37-nil, in their Hong Kong hosted IRB JWR Trophy Day-1 match at the HKFC on Monday, April 7, 2014. (Bill Cox/Epoch Times)

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  • Sold out ... The 40,000 seat Hong Kong Stadium bulged at the seams as the final matches were played at the Cathay Pacific/HSBC Hong Kong Sevens on Sunday Mar 30, 2014. South Africa’s Kwagga Smith won this line-out against Wales in the Plate Final. His team won 19-14. (Bill Cox/Epoch Times)

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  • Hong Kong Stadium during the 2013 Hong Kong Sevens. (RICHARD A. BROOKS/AFP/Getty Images)

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  • Hong Kong pop star Anthony Wong Yiu-ming thanked Alpais Lam Wai-sze and Jenny Ng Pui-ying, who are under suppression for speaking out in support of Hong Kong human rights. (Internet photo)

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  • Hat-trick on ... Osea Kolinisau scores his second of three trys as Fiji steam-roll Wales in the second half of the Cup Final of the Cathay Pacific/HSBC Hong Kong Sevens on Sunday March 24, 2013. Kolinisau will skipper Fiji in their campaign to win three consecutive HK 7’s this weekend.
Image credit. (Bill Cox/Epoch Times Staff)

    Magnificent Sevens Hong Kong Style

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  • A protester displays a placard during a rally to support press freedom in Hong Kong on March 2, 2014, following the attack of former editor of local Ming Pao newspaper Kevin Lau. (Philippe Lopez/AFP/Getty Images)

    Hong Kong Media Executives Beaten With Metal Pipes

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  • The Honorable Andrew Li Kwon-nang (C) gave a speech at the opening ceremony of De Lege Lata (The Law As It Is) on March 13, 2014, urging Hong Kong people to come forward to defend freedom. (Hong Kong University)

    Hong Kong Police Commissioner’s ‘Breakthrough’ Announcement Fizzles

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  • More than 400 men and women bowlers participated in the annual Tiger Bowls tournament last weekend at various venues throughout Hong Kong. The 2-day competition is the only commercial bowls event in Hong Kong and attracts bowlers from a number of countries to join. The men’s competition was won by the China team and the women’s title was won by Club de Recreio. Photo shows China player Ye Sui Ying delivering in the Final against Kowloon Cricket Club. (Mike Worth)

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  • Former editor of the Ming Pao newspaper, Kevin Lau, speaks in a video for the “Kevin Lau concern group” urging the Hong Kong police to ascertain the masterminds behind the attack on him. Lau was stabbed and slashed in Hong Kong last month. (Screenshot/Mingpao.com/Epoch Times)

    Nine Arrested in Slashing Attack of Hong Kong Editor

    Nine suspects have been apprehended in China for their involvement in the slashing and stabbing of a former editor of a Hong Kong newspaper, police... Read more

  • The chairman of Hong Kong Television Network Ricky Wong denounces the Government at the press conference held on March 11. HKTV has been driven into a corner by the Government stopping
its launch. (CS POON/EPOCH TIMES)

    Hong Kong Television Chairman May Sue Government Over Unfair Law

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  • Li Wei-ling holds a sign that reads "Without press freedom, Hong Kong is in catastrophe," during the “Free Speech, Free Hong Kong” march on Feb. 23, 2014. (Epoch Times)

    As Press Freedom Is Silenced, Hong Kong People Must Beware

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  • Members of the Hong Kong Youth Care Association normally dress in green uniform, but are now wearing yellow clothes to assume Falun Gong practitioners’ identities. They distribute flyers at the Falun Gong’s truth clarification sites defaming Falun Gong.

    Hong Kong’s Leader Has Cronies on the Streets in Disguise Defaming Falun Gong

    Harassing and interfering with Falun Gong practitioners’ public activities in Hong Kong is not enough for members of Hong Kong Youth Care Association (HKYCA). They’ve... Read more

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  • HKYCA members are harassing a Falun Gong demonstration by using yellow slanderous banners to cover Falun Gong practitioners, who are demonstrating to raise awareness of live organ harvesting—the most inhuman crime now happening in China. The alerted police do not take any action to enforce the law. The general public consider this a typical example of selective law enforcement of the Leung government. (Epoch Times)

    Hong Kong Police Selectively Enforce Public Order Laws

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  • Gathering prior to march at Charter Gardens February 23, 2014. (Epoch Times)

    6,000 Rally for Hong Kong’s Press Freedom

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