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Editor of China’s Top Web Portal Abruptly Resigns

The office entrance of Sina Weibo, known as Chinese Twitter, in Beijing on April 16, 2014. The chief editor and executive vice president of the popular Chinese online media company Sina Corp. abruptly resigned on Oct. 22, 2014. (Wang Zhao/AFP/Getty Images)
The office entrance of Sina Weibo, known as Chinese Twitter, in Beijing on April 16, 2014. The chief editor and executive vice president of the popular Chinese online media company Sina Corp. abruptly resigned on Oct. 22, 2014. (Wang Zhao/AFP/Getty Images)

Chen Tong, the man who gave China the popular microblog Weibo, resigned as chief editor and executive vice president of Sina Corp. An Sina Corp...


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  • Bank of China posted 12.58 billion yuan (US$2 billion) in non-performing loans in the first half of this year. Banks in China are seeing a significant increase in non-performing loans as the country's economy cools. (Greg Baker/AFP/Getty Images)

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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)

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  • A man walks past a Microsoft sign outside a Microsoft office building in Beijing on July 31. Foreign business in China feel less welcomed, as Microsoft and many other U.S. companies are being targeted in anti-trust probes by Chinese authorities. (Greg Baker/AFP/Getty Images)

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  • A visitor walks past a design promoting the recently opened Shanghai Pilot Free-Trade Zone on Nov. 28, 2013. Chinese authorities said they will allow foreign-owned hospitals to operate in seven cities and provinces. (Peter Parks/AFP/Getty Images)

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  • A visitor to the Bowers Museum walks past a row of bronze masks, at the China’s Lost Civilization: The Mystery of Sanxingdui exhibit in Santa Ana, Calif. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

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  • The Chinese character for dream, 夢 (mèng), conveys the idea of not being in the brightness of daylight and thus not seeing clearly. (Epoch Times)

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  • Naxi script. (Mulligan Stu/Flickr)

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  • One minister advised: “Your father was involved in driving him out of the country and now you want him back? It is like playing chess. If you just hold the chess piece and hesitate about your next move, you will surely lose.” (Flora Chung/Epoch Times)

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  • The Chinese character 正 (zhèng) conveys the meaning of “walking in accordance with the Dao.” (Epoch Times)

    Chinese Character for Correct, Upright: Zhèng (正)

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  • Guqin master Yuan Jungping in Feb. 2010, when he held a workshop in New York City. (Henry Chan/Epoch Times)

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  • Xun Shuang wrote about traditional values and etiquette during the Han Dynasty. In his essays, he used many allusions and quotations from the classics hoping to correct the improper notions and actions of the people of that time. (Sandy Jean/Epoch Times)

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  • Su Wu, the faithful diplomat, endured many hardships during 19 years of exile as a testament of his loyalty to his emperor and state. (Yeuan Fang/Epoch Times)

    Historical Figures: Su Wu: Loyal Diplomat and ‘Lonely Shepherd’ for 19 Years

    During the early years of the Han Dynasty (漢朝) (206 B.C.–A.D. 220), there was much turmoil on China’s northern border. The frequent incursions by the... Read more

  • International Classical Chinese Dance Competition winners on stage at BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center in New York on Oct. 12, 2014. (Dai Bing/Epoch Times)

    Classical Chinese Dance Competition Graces Stage

    NEW YORK—As a small child, Kexin Li got to see most of the biggest tourist attractions in China with her mom. Li, 22, especially remembers... Read more

  • (Luis Novaes/Epoch Times)

    Anything for Power: The Real Story of China’s Jiang Zemin – Chapter 14

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  • 文 (wén) is a complementary Chinese concept to 武 (wǔ), which refers to military affairs and martial arts.  (Epoch Times)

    Chinese Character for Language, Culture: Wén (文)

    The Chinese character 文 (wén) stands for language, culture, literature, or a literary composition. As an adjective, it conveys the meanings of being elegant, refined,... Read more

  • The diplomat immediately visited the king of Jin and told him about the couple. He told the king, “Respect is a demonstration of virtue. If one is respectful, he must be virtuous! We should educate our people about this virtue.” (Sandy Jean/Epoch Times)

    Chinese Idioms: Treat Each Other With Respect 相敬如賓

    During the Spring and Autumn Period (770–476 B.C.), the king of the state of Jin sent a diplomat to visit the state of Lu. One... Read more

  • The Chinese character 白 (bái) stands for the colour white. It also refers to being pure, clean, unblemished, and bright, or being clear and plain.  (Epoch Times)

    Chinese Character for White: Bái (白)

    The Chinese character 白 (bái) stands for the colour white. It also conveys the meanings of being pure, clean, unblemished, and bright, or being clear... Read more

  • Main image: Map of China. (Shutterstock*); Left: Photo of an ancient Chinese bronze sword,  similar to the one found at Laozhoulin River in Gaoyou County, China. (Shutterstock*)

    3,000-Year-Old Bronze Sword Discovered in China

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  • The Chinese character 元 (yuán) stands for the beginning or the origin, and the quality of being original, first, primary, the eldest, or the leader.  (Epoch Times)

    Chinese Character for Origin, First: Yuán (元)

    The Chinese character 元 (yuán) stands for the beginning or the origin, and the quality of being original, first, primary, the eldest, or the leader... Read more

  • 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)

    The Chinese character 真 (zhēn), also written as 眞 (zhēn), stands for truth, genuineness, and reality, and being authentic, right, accurate, or correct. It also... Read more

  • 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)

    Wen Yuke (also known as Wen Tong) was an artist during the Song Dynasty (A.D. 960–1279) who was very famous for his bamboo paintings. His... Read more

  • 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)

    During the Warring States Period (475–221 B.C.), there was a minister in the state of Chu named Zhuang Xin. Zhuang worried when he saw the... Read more

  • 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

    Under the reign of Emperor Wu (武) of Han, the Han Dynasty (漢朝) (206 B.C.–A.D. 220) saw a vast territorial expansion as well as a... Read more

  • 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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  • Danielle Wang, daughter of Wang Zhiwen, testifies on Capitol Hill before the House Foreign Affairs Committee on Dec. 5, 2013. On Oct. 18, Wang Zhiwen was abducted to a brainwashing center in Beijing after being released from prison. (Lisa Fan/Epoch Times)

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  • Sonia Zhao gives a speech about the persecution of Falun Gong in China at a rally in Toronto in August 2011. Zhao, a former instructor at McMaster University's Confucius Institute, had to sign a statement before leaving China promising not to practice Falun Gong in order to be hired by the institute. McMaster has since closed the institute due to concerns about its hiring practices. (Gordon Yu/Epoch Times)

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

    The Slaughter: Canadian Book Tour Raises Awareness About China’s Illegal Organ Trade

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  • College students in graduation attire carry yellow umbrellas, symbols of the pro-democracy movement in Hong Kong, as they pose for photos in the Mongkok district of Hong Kong on Oct. 19, 2014. Dozens of students held umbrellas during their graduation ceremony at Lingnan University in Hong Kong to urge the head of the school to host talks between the chief executive and the pro-democracy students fairly. (Alex Ogle/AFP/Getty Images)

    Hong Kong Occupy Central Live Stream and Blog: Day 26 (Oct. 23)

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  • Pro-democracy protesters give thumbs down as they watch a live TV showing talks between Hong Kong government officials and students at an occupied area by the protesters outside the government headquarters in Hong Kong's Admiralty district,Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014.  (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)

    Hong Kong Occupy Central Live Stream and Blog: Day 25 (Oct. 22)

    Follow the latest developments from the Occupy Central movement in Hong Kong. See prior events here.  23:45 HKT [11:45 EDT]  “we want true universal suffrage!” #OccupyHK... Read more

  • A Pro-democracy activist is being arrested by the police for trying to block them from tearing down a barrier  in Mong Kok, Hong Kong, in the early morning of Oct. 18, 2014. (Benjamin Chasteen/Epoch Times)

    Hong Kong Occupy Central Live Stream and Blog: Day 24 (Oct. 21)

    Follow the latest developments from the Occupy Central movement in Hong Kong. See prior events here.  Results of the Student-Government Dialogue  Beginning at 6:00 p.m... Read more

  • Prisoner of conscience Wang Zhiwen in 1997 and 2014. Wang was sentenced to 16 years in prison in 1999 for his practice of the spiritual discipline of Falun Gong. On Oct. 18, Wang was shipped from prison to a brainwashing center. (via Wang’s family)

    When the Communist Regime Makes an Example of You, the Agony Never Ends

    The Chinese regime meant his arrest and show trial to be body blows to the spiritual practice of Falun Gong. After serving 15 years of... Read more

  • 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)

    China: When the Body Becomes a Marketplace for Transplant Organs

    Human dignity is inviolable. It is inseparable from the human being. How incomparably precious human dignity is often becomes clear only when one loses it... Read more

  • Pro-democracy protesters hold their hands up to show they are unarmed to police officers after they tried to shutdown Lung Wo Road for the second night in a row in Hong Kong on Oct. 16, 2014. (Benjamin Chasteen/Epoch Times)

    Hong Kong Leader Says He Will Meet With Students

    HONG KONG—A day after the worst violence used by police so far in the clearance of protesters from a major road, the city’s chief executive... Read more

  • Visitors browse Chinese political books at the Hong Kong Book Fair in Hong Kong on July 18, 2012. Netizens in China say the books of more than 30 outspoken writers have been banned. (Philippe Lopez/AFP/GettyImages)

    Books of Over 30 Outspoken Writers Banned in China, Netizens Say

    Chinese netizens believe that the Chinese state has proscribed the books of over 30 scholars and writers, and statements by publishing houses reported by Chinese... Read more

  • Sinologist Yu Yang-shih. (Screengrab/YouTube)

    Leading Sinologist Comments on Hong Kong Protests, Chinese Regime Censors Him

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  • "The Slaughter" author Ethan Gutmann will travel to eight cities across Canada to promote his new book and speak with interested parties on his findings. (Courtesy of Ethan Gutmann)

    ‘The Slaughter’: Shedding Light on China’s Illegal Organ Trade

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  • Thousands of pro-democratic protesters fill what they are now calling "Umbrella Square," in the Central District of Hong Kong, where all of the Government officers are on Oct. 10, 2014. Thousands came in support of the protest after the Government canceled today's talks with the organizers of the movement. (Benjamin Chasteen/Epoch Times)

    Hong Kong Students Ask Xi Jinping to Dismiss City’s Chief Executive

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  • Several Hong Kong newspapers with reports on Hong Kong’s pro-democracy movement Occupy Central. The tone of a number of Hong Kong media outlets in reporting on Occupy Central has aligned with that of the Chinese Communist Party media outlets in mainland China. (Epoch Times)

    Hong Kong Media Become Propaganda Tool Used to Attack Occupy Central

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  • Attorney José Elías Esteve with Alan Cantos, chairman of the Tibet Support Committee, the Buddhist monk Palden Gyatso, and Jigme Takma Tsnagpo, who spent 37 years in in a neighboring Lhasa prison, at the Spanish High Court  (Audiencia Nacional) in Madrid, Spain. (Esther Lee on Flickr)

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  • On Oct. 3, individuals opposing Occupy Central targeted peaceful protesters in the Mong Kok District and some female protesters were assaulted and sexually harassed. (Poon Zai-shu/Epoch Times)

    Violence in Hong Kong Has Ties to Beijing

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  • Student protesters cross their arms as they call for Hong Kong chief executive Leung Chun-ying to resign during the nation flag raising ceremony at the Golden Bauhinia Square in Hong Kong the morning of Oct. 2, 2014. (Pu Huien/Epoch Times)

    Umbrella Movement Day 4: What Happened (Video)

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

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  • A riot policeman uses his water bottle to rinse the eyes of a protester doused with pepper spray, outside the Central Government buildings in Hong Kong on Sept. 28, 2014. After this photo was posted to the HK Epoch Times Facebook page, it touched a chord in Hongkongers and went viral. (Yu Gang/Epoch Times)

    A Troubled Hong Kong Returns Violence With Compassion

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  • In the wee hours on Oct. 1, students in their raincoats fell asleep in the Admiralty district, Hong Kong. Students withstood heavy rain earlier as they continued to fight for two demands: the resignation of Hong Kong Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying and an apology from the National People’s Congress for denying Hong Kong universal suffrage. (Man Hon-lum/Epoch Times)

    Scenes From Occupy Central, Hong Kong

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  • Hong Kong international actor Tony Leung attending the Chrome Hearts Beijing Store Opening on May 14, 2014 in Beijing, China. (Etienne Oliveau/Getty Images for Chrome Hearts)

    China Blacklists Hong Kong Celebrities Tony Leung Chiu-Wai, Denise Ho, Nick Cheung

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    Xi Jinping Grabs His Umbrella, Joins Occupy Central

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  • (Passion Times/Youtube screenshot)

    WATCH: Anti-Occupy Central Member Stabs Umbrella Movement Protester

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  • Civic Party member Ken Tsang, one of Hong Kong's pro-democracy political groups, is taken away by policemen, before being allegedly beaten up by police forces as seen on local TV footage shot outside the central government offices in Hong Kong on early October 15, 2014. (Philippe Lopez/AFP/Getty Images)

    Leaked: Names, Details of 7 Hong Kong Policemen Who Beat Ken Tsang

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  • Tens of thousands of people gather on Connaught Road Central, near the Chinese People's Liberation Army Forces Building, demanding democracy for Hong Kong, Oct. 4, 2014. (Benjamin Chasteen/Epoch Times)

    China-Controlled Election Committee the Cause of Hong Kong Democracy Protests

    HONG KONG— It’s among the most powerful clubs in this city of enormous wealth and influence. Only 1,200 people are allowed in, and they decide... Read more

  • College students in graduation attire carry yellow umbrellas, symbols of the pro-democracy movement in Hong Kong, as they pose for photos in the Mongkok district of Hong Kong on Oct. 19, 2014. Dozens of students held umbrellas during their graduation ceremony at Lingnan University in Hong Kong to urge the head of the school to host talks between the chief executive and the pro-democracy students fairly. (Alex Ogle/AFP/Getty Images)

    Hong Kong Occupy Central Live Stream and Blog: Day 26 (Oct. 23)

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  • An umbrella, which has become an icon of the protest, reads pro-democracy messages above the student-led protest site in the Mong Kok district of Hong Kong, Monday, Oct. 20, 2014. (AP Photo/Wally Santana)

    More Mainland Chinese Have Universal Suffrage on Their Mind

    October is generally a time of celebration in China. But this year, it has brought the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) much trouble. The call for... Read more

  • Chief Secretary for Administration of Hong Kong Government Carrie Lam speaks to the meidia after the meeting with Hong Kong Ferdatation of Students at Hong Kong Academy of Medicine in Wong Chuk Hang on October 21, 2014 in Hong Kong. Hong Kong Government and Hong Kong Ferdatation of Students held an open political dialogue to discuss 'universal suffrage'. (Photo by Anthony Kwan/Getty Images)

    At Student Talks, Hong Kong Gov’t Slams Brakes on Democracy

    Another dialogue, another opportunity lost for democratic reform in Hong Kong. Three weeks after the Umbrella Movement began, student activists from the Hong Kong Federation... Read more

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    How the Chinese Regime Messed Up Democracy in Hong Kong: Infographic

    If the Chinese Communist Party stuck to a deal it made thirty years ago, there would be no Umbrella Movement in Hong Kong today. The... Read more

  • Pro-democracy protesters stand off with the police after they were trying all night to shutdown parts of Argyle Street and Nathan Road in Mong Kok, Hong Kong, on Oct. 18, 2014. (Benjamin Chasteen/Epoch Times)

    10 Ways to Understand Hong Kong’s Occupy Central

    1. Teens, Youth, and Middle-Aged People Scholarism, the Hong Kong Federation of Students ,and the Troika of Occupy Central are the three major groups that... Read more

  • Students of the Occupy Central movement meet with Government officials on Oct. 21, 2014, in Hong Kong, for the first time since the protests began in September. (Benjamin Chasteen/Epoch Times)

    Hong Kong Holds Long Awaited Dialogue With Student Leaders

    HONG KONG–After nearly a month of civil disobedience, a group of undergraduates finally got their chance, at a meeting held in Hong Kong island’s Aberdeen... Read more

  • (Li Ka Chun/Facebook)

    Even Kim Jong-Un is Laughing at Hong Kong’s ‘Mr. Rubbish Bin’

    It’s not a good day to be Hong Kong lawmaker Lau Kong-wah. The unpopular pro-Beijing politician became the butt of jokes on the Internet after... Read more

  • Pro-democracy protesters watch a live TV showing talks between Hong Kong government officials and students at an occupied area outside the government headquarters in Hong Kong's Admiralty district Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014. Hong Kong officials and student leaders held talks Tuesday to try to end pro-democracy protests that have gripped the southern Chinese city for more than three weeks, but the government refused calls for true democracy. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)

    Hong Kong Officials Talk With Students but Reject Calls for Democracy

    HONG KONG—Hong Kong student leaders and government officials held talks Tuesday to end pro-democracy protests now in their fourth week even as the city’s Beijing-backed... Read more

  • Pro-democracy protesters successfully occupy a portion of Argyle Street after repeatedly failed attempts in Mong Kok, Hong Kong,  on Oct. 18, 2014. (Benjamin Chasteen/Epoch Times)

    Hong Kong Court Bans Protesters From Blocking Streets

    With two injunctions issued Monday evening the High Court in Hong Kong has threatened to take the occupy out of Occupy Central, banning the blocking... Read more

  • A young mainland Chinese man (left) discusses competing ideas on Hong Kong's democracy with a local Hong Kong woman on Oct. 4, 2014. The occupy movement in Hong Kong has taken over key roads around government offices in an effort to push for greater democracy. (Matthew Robertson/Epoch Times)

    Visitors From the Mainland Get Taste of Democracy in Hong Kong

    HONG KONG—In a Cantonese-speaking environment, where sudden glottal stops and seemingly random “laaa” sounds abound, the simple tones of “yi, er, san” — “one, two,... Read more

  • When a force of police and hired thugs came to the village of Fuyou in southwestern China’s Yunnan Province to put an end to a land dispute on Oct. 14, the inhabitants decided to fight back. In the end, 6 police and 2 locals died. (Screenshot/Weibo)

    In Land Dispute in China’s Yunnan Province, Farmers Resist and Execute 5 by Burning

    When a force of police and hired thugs came to the village of Fuyou in southwestern China’s Yunnan Province to put an end to a... Read more

  • A police officer holds down a protester on the ground during a clash in the occupied area in the Mong Kok district of Hong Kong, late Friday, Oct. 17, 2014. New scuffles broke out Friday night between Hong Kong riot police and pro-democracy activists in a district where police cleared protesters earlier in the day. The chaotic scenes unfolded hours after police moved in to clear tents, canopies and barricades at Mong Kok, a smaller protest zone across Victoria Harbor from the main occupied area in the heart of the financial district. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)

    Hong Kong Occupy Central Day 21: Police Injure Protesters With Batons in Mong Kok Standoff (+Photos)

    The Hong Kong police have been resorting to violence in their confrontations with protesters this past week, and their metal night stick appears to be... Read more

  • An pro-democracy activist holds the Captain America sheild a few hours after the Hong Kong police removed all the barriers in the Monk Kok area on Oct. 17, 2014. (Benjamin Chasteen/Epoch Times)

    Three Weeks After the Unfurling of Umbrellas, Hong Kong Remains in Impasse

    HONG KONG—Three weeks ago, students at a rally stormed a fenced-off courtyard outside Hong Kong’s government headquarters, triggering unprecedented mass protests for greater democracy in the semiautonomous... Read more

  • Protesters scuffle with riot policc in the occupied area in the Mong Kok district of Hong Kong Friday, Oct. 17, 2014. New scuffles broke out Friday night between Hong Kong riot police and pro-democracy activists in a district where police cleared protesters earlier in the day. The chaotic scenes unfolded hours after police moved in to clear tents, canopies and barricades at Mong Kok, a smaller protest zone across Victoria Harbor from the main occupied area in the heart of the financial district. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)

    Hong Kong Police, Occupy Central Protesters Engaged in Fresh Fracas in Mong Kok (+Photos)

    HONG KONG—Hong Kong riot police struggled to hold back hundreds of defiant pro-democracy activists who returned to a district that officers had partially cleared earlier Friday. Police... Read more

  • Police and pro-democracy protesters stand off on a small section of Nathan Road after the police came in early in the morning and removed all of the barriers in the surrounding areas in Mong Kok, Hong Kong, on Oct. 17, 2014. (Benjamin Chasteen/Epoch Times)

    Protesters Comment on Clearing of Mong Kok in Hong Kong

    HONG KONG— The hours after dawn have always been the quietest, and therefore most perilous, for the Mong Kok protest site here, which for the last... 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

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    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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    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’

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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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  • 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.

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    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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    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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    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

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

    The Slaughter: Canadian Book Tour Raises Awareness About China’s Illegal Organ Trade

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  • "The Slaughter" author Ethan Gutmann will travel to eight cities across Canada to promote his new book and speak with interested parties on his findings. (Courtesy of Ethan Gutmann)

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

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  • 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 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

    Days after the publication of a new book on state-run organ harvesting of prisoners of conscience in China, Chinese authorities have published a flurry of... Read more

  • 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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  • “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

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  • 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

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