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Rev. Jesse Jackson Praises Teens Making 3,000-Mile Ride2Freedom

Ride2Freedom leader Annie Chen (Center) addresses the audience at Rainbow/Push headquarters while the Rev. Jesse Jackson (Left) and Rep May Flowers look on. (Chris Jasurek/Epoch Times)
Ride2Freedom leader Annie Chen (Center) addresses the audience at Rainbow/Push headquarters while the Rev. Jesse Jackson (Left) and Rep May Flowers look on. (Chris Jasurek/Epoch Times)

CHICAGO, Ill.—On July 4, the Ride2Freedom cyclists visited the Chicago headquarters of civil and human rights leader the Rev. Jesse Jackson’s Rainbow/PUSH organization for the...


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  • Robert Johnson of the Institute of New Economic Thinking spoke to the Epoch Times about issues ranging from American income inequality to Chinese fish farms. (EpochTimes)

    Robert Johnson Says China Becoming Part of the International Reserve Currency SDR ‘Long Overdue’

    On the surface, Robert Johnson’s career looks like the stereotypical case of somebody who has made it in finance. Educated at the country’s elite schools... Read more

  • Bay Area Falun Gong practitioners gather at the Chinese Consulate on Laguna St. on July 1 to support lawsuits against dictator Jiang Zemin. (Mark Cao/Epoch Times)

    Lawsuits Pile Up in China Against Former Head Jiang Zemin

    San Francisco—Over 200 Bay Area Falun Gong practitioners gathered for a rally in front of the Chinese Consulate on Laguna St. in San Francisco on... Read more

  • (Leo Timm/Epoch Times)

    5 Chinese Prisons That Are the Size of Small Towns

    Spanning China is a vast network of labor camps and prisons, administered by the communist regime’s powerful internal security agencies. They hold men and women,... Read more

  • Members of Congress leave after a series of votes effecting the fast tracking of the Trans-Pacific Partnership on Capitol Hill June 12, 2015 in Washington, DC. (Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images)

    Congress to Condemn Organ Harvesting in China With New Resolution

    Congress has introduced a resolution that would condemn the Chinese Communist Party for harvesting the organs of prisoners of conscience. If it passes a vote,... Read more

  • In the procession, a young lady holds a placard that reads, ‘Step Down, Leung Chun-ying. No Communist Party’ on July 1, 2015 in Hong Kong. (Epoch Times)

    Thousands Take to the Streets for Democracy in Hong Kong

    Thousands of protesters gathered on July 1 at Victoria Park to take part in a march to express their grievances against social injustice and their... Read more

  • Chinese security guards stand outside a meeting of the National People's Congress in Beijing on March 10. The Chinese regime passed a new national security law that undermines foreign businesses. (Fred Dufour/AFP/Getty Images)

    China Uses Loophole for Protectionism in New National Security Law

    Under the veil of national security, the Chinese legislature passed a broad law on Wednesday which experts say is designed to undermine foreign companies while... Read more

  • A man looks at his laptop computer with a magnifying glass at a cafe in Beijing. (Wang  Zhao/AFP/Getty Images)

    China’s National Security Laws Are Now More Intrusive

    China’s rubber-stamp legislature passed sweeping laws on Wednesday, July 1, that increase the Communist Party’s control and politicization of all aspects of society, including cyberspace,... Read more

  • Protesters attend a pro-democracy rally in Hong Kong on July 1, 2015, traditionally a day of protest which also marks the anniversary of the handover from Britain to China in 1997, under a "one country, two systems" agreement.  (Anthony Wallace/AFP/Getty Images)

    In Annual March, Thousands in Hong Kong Rally for Democracy

    HONG KONG—Tens of thousands of Hongkongers took to the streets Wednesday to renew their call for full democracy but the turnout was noticeably lower than in... Read more

  • The Kangxi Emperor on tour, early 18th century, Qing Dynasty, China. (Wikimedia Commons)

    The Chinese Emperors Who Succeeded in Winning the Hearts and Minds of Generations

    Leaders of all types—presidents, CEOs, managers, parents—all grapple with the challenge of gaining and maintaining influence. Terrorists employ fear and desperation; politicians do it through... Read more

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    5 Expensive Chinese Construction Projects That Are Useless

    Deserted streets, unfinished high-rises, and uninhabited apartment complexes characterize China’s “ghost cities,” built solely to stimulate economic growth. While sleek and prestigious, these ghost cities,... Read more

  • Chinese policemen guard outside the Jinan Intermediate People's Court, on August 25, 2013 in Jinan, China. (Feng Li/Getty Images)

    China Proposes New Laws to Silence Lawyers

    Lawyers in China are being told to think very carefully what they say inside the courtroom from now on, with a new proposed law that... Read more

  • European Union flags are pictured outside the European Commission building on Oct. 24, 2014 in Brussels, Belgium. (Carl Court/Getty Images)

    EU Should Stand Firm Against Chinese Censorship

    While many once believed access to the Internet would usher in universal human rights and democracy, in the hands of China and other tyrannical governments... Read more

  • The New York University in Shanghai in this file photo. (Public domain/CC0)

    Is Academic Freedom in US Universities in China Secure?

    WASHINGTON—Several academic institutions of higher learning are opening satellite or branch campuses in China, and the number is growing fast. Many China observers, particularly college... Read more

  • North Korea, China, and Iran were the three countries to have the highest number of people imprisoned for their religion or belief in 2014, according to a report launched at The House of Lords on June 24, 2015. The launch was arranged by the cross-party group on the Freedom of Religion or Belief and Human Rights Without Frontiers. (Jose CABEZAS/AFP/Getty Images)

    Jailed For Their Belief

    LONDON—Dolkun Erkin, 26 years old of Gulja city, China, was charged with splitting the state and sentenced to 10 years in prison, according to the... Read more

  • Demonstrators hold banners with slogans to protest against a paraxylene (PX) project in Jinshan district in Shanghai on June 23, 2015. (Vicente Miña/AFP/Getty Images)

    China Uses Tactics From 1950s Against Shanghai Chemical Plant Protesters

    In response to a protest movement in Shanghai that is deeply infused with contemporary sentiment, police in China’s largest city have resorted to a 1950s... Read more

  • Tiffany Tang poses for a picture on the red carpet at The 18th Shanghai International Film Festival on June 13, 2015 in Shanghai, China. (Kevin Lee/Getty Images)

    Chinese Actress Tiffany Tang Wears Counterfeit Elie Saab Dress on Red Carpet

    NEW YORK—Chinese actress Tiffany Tang, also known as Tang Yan, was left feeling embarrassed after it was discovered that she had worn a counterfeit high-end... Read more

  • Members of Congress leave after a series of votes effecting the fast tracking of the Trans-Pacific Partnership on Capitol Hill June 12, 2015 in Washington, DC. (Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images)

    Congress to Condemn Organ Harvesting in China With New Resolution

    Congress has introduced a resolution that would condemn the Chinese Communist Party for harvesting the organs of prisoners of conscience. If it passes a vote,... Read more

  • U.S. Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter (2nd L) and Gen. Fan Changlong (L), Vice Chairman of the Chinese Central Military Commission of People's Liberation Army, listen to the U.S. national anthem as they participate in an honor cordon June 11, 2015 at the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia. (Alex Wong/Getty Images)

    Obama Snubs Chinese Propaganda General

    President Barack Obama allegedly declined to meet with Gen. Fan Changlong, vice chairman of the Chinese regime’s Central Military Commission (CMC). For nearly two decades,... Read more

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    8 Made-in-China Kid’s Products That Can Injure or Kill

    In the summer of 2007, American consumers were shocked to hear Mattel Inc., the largest U.S. toy company, had recalled over 10.5 million toys manufactured... Read more

  • People walk past a McDonald's restaurant in Shanghai on July 22, 2014. (Johannes  Eisele/AFP/Getty Images)

    Latest Scary Meat Scandal in China a Reminder of Supply Woes That Hit McDonald’s

    Sales at America’s most well-known burger place are down, and most of us have heard a lot about it. McDonald’s Corp. says overall sales have declined... Read more

  • A researcher at security company DBI searches the Darknet. Governments, law enforcement agencies, and private industries are turning to the Darknet to to investigate terrorist organizations, organized crime, and cyberattacks. (DBI)

    Cybertheft Adds to US-China Tensions Ahead of Upcoming Talks

    WASHINGTON—Tensions between the U.S. and China are growing over its island-building in the South China Sea and over suspicions that Beijing was behind a massive... Read more

  • A window display at Bergdorf Goodman on 5th Avenue in New York City on April 10, 2013. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

    How New York’s Iconic Bergdorf Goodman Store Became Popular in China

    NEW YORK—Luxury retailers and brand owners the world over have been vying for years for a bigger share of the highly lucrative Chinese consumer spend. Three-quarters of Chinese consumers’... Read more

  • Tsai Ing-Wen, presidential nominee of Taiwan’s Democratic Progressive Party, meets with supporters after arriving at Penn Station at 4 p.m. on June 5, 2015 (Dai Bing/Epoch Times)

    Taiwan President Nominee Looks to New York for Inspiration

    NEW YORK—A candidate for the president of Taiwan in a speech in Brooklyn before 1,200 supporters looked to New York City for inspiration for her... Read more

  • Shoppers browse a clothing store in the Ginza shopping district on February 20, 2015 in Tokyo, Japan. Tourists celebrating the Lunar New Year are visiting Japan, where the weak yen attracts shoppers. With eased visa conditions for Chinese tourists, department stores, hotels and other outlets nationwide are swarming with customers from China, Taiwan and Singapore.  (Photo by Chris McGrath/Getty Images)

    Chinese Shoppers Go Abroad in Search of Quality and Safety

    For a growing number of Chinese, travelling abroad isn’t just about seeing sights, studying, or finding work, but finding good shopping deals. Aside from prices,... Read more

  • This picture taken on November 9, 2013 shows Chinese shoppers walking past a Gucci shop in Nanjing, east China's Jiangsu province.  (STR/AFP/Getty Images)

    Gucci, Luxury Brands Sue Alibaba Over Counterfeits

    NEW YORK—Gucci and other luxury brands owned by the Paris-based Kering Group are suing Alibaba in an effort to stem the counterfeit products sold through... Read more

  • Images of China’s land reclamation activities on Mischief Reef in the Spratly Islands, as of early 2015. The United States has warned that it would not respect the claims to sovereignty and territorial waters that China expects the islands to assert. (Screenshot via Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative)

    John Kerry’s Message to China Didn’t Make It Through the Censors

    When Secretary of State John Kerry visited China and met with top officials there recently, he had a key message to deliver: that the Chinese... Read more

  • Over 8,000 human rights activists, members of The Global Service for Quitting the Chinese Communist Party, and Falun Gong practitioners, hold a rally in front of the United Nations in New York on May 15, 2015, celebrating over 200 million Chinese people who have quit the Chinese party. (Youth Ma/Epoch Times)

    8,000 in New York Rally to Support 200 Million Chinese Who Have Quit Communism

    NEW YORK—Gathering near the United Nations in Dag Hammarskjold Park, around 8,000 people attended a rally supporting Tuidang, the movement dedicated to ending the Chinese... Read more

  • Falun Dafa practitioners cross the Brooklyn Bridge from Brooklyn into Manhattan, New York, on May 13, 2015. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

    From Europe to Brooklyn: Hundreds Stream Across Brooklyn Bridge for Human Rights in China

    NEW YORK—They flew in from over the Atlantic to Brooklyn, and silently marched across one of America’s oldest suspension bridges bearing a simple, poignant message:... Read more

  • The littoral combat ship USS Fort Worth conducts patrols in international waters of the South China Sea near the Spratly Islands. The patrol may be the first of many, as the U.S. considers enforcing freedom of transit in the region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Conor Minto/Released)

    US Completes Landmark Naval Patrol in Push-Back Against Chinese Aggression

    In what may be the first of many to come, a U.S. Navy littoral combat ship, the USS Fort Worth, was sent to patrol the... Read more

  • Falun Gong practitioners create a character formation of a lotus flower and of the Chinese Characters of "Zhen-Shan-Ren" (Truth-compassion-tolerance), the principals of the practice, at Long Island City, Queens, for World Falun Dafa Day on May 13, 2015. (Larry Dai/Epoch Times)

    Truthfulness, Compassion, Tolerance Make Appearance in Gantry Park

    NEW YORK—On the morning of May 13, over a thousand yellow-clad men and women gathered in a riverside park opposite Manhattan’s skyline to form three... Read more

  • U.S. Marine Corps personnel represent Nationalist Chinese forces as Japanese officers sign surrender documents at the end of World War II in August 1945. (U.S. Marine Corps)

    Lost History of World War II: US Marine Reveals Truth of Japan’s Surrender to China

    This year’s May 8 and May 9 marked the 70th anniversary of the Allied victory in World War II over Nazi Germany in 1945. As... Read more

  • A deactivated Titan II nuclear ICMB is at at the Titan Missile Museum in Green Valley, Ariz., on May 12, 2015. The museum is located in a preserved Titan II ICBM launch complex and is devoted to educating visitors about the Cold War and the Titan II missile's contribution as a nuclear deterrent. (Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images)

    The US Is Hiding Its Nukes so Poorly, It Undermines the Point of Having Them

    The United States has a growing weakness in its nuclear arsenal of defensive intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs), and some experts warn the gap is a... Read more

  • Female security personnel patrol on segway-type vehicles around Tiananmen, the location for the ongoing National People's Congress in Beijing on March 4, 2011. (STR/AFP/Getty Images)

    China Uncensored: China’s Fake Segway to Buy Real Segway

    The future of transportation is a thing of the past! China’s bootleg Segway is making a segue into the Segway market by buying Segway! Like... Read more

  • This picture taken on April 16, 2015 shows chickens standing amongst strawberries inside a greenhouse in Xiqiantou, a town near Wuxi in Jiangsu province. (Johannes Eisele/AFP/Getty Images)

    US Chicken Trade to China Catches the Flu

    Disputes between the United States and China over chicken trade have been especially tense in recent months.  After avian flu broke out in some U.S. commercial poultry flocks... Read more

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    China Uncensored: How China Is Weaponizing Your Computer With the ‘Great Cannon’

    Don’t worry, the Internet is not about to explode. China just has a new Internet weapon researchers have taken to calling the Great Cannon. The... Read more

  • 2,000 people march in a parade in Flushing, New York, on April 25, 2015, calling for an end to the persecution of Falun Gong in China and celebrating 200 million people who have quit the Chinese Communist Party since 2004. (Edward Dye/Epoch Times)

    New York Parade Marks Ongoing Changes Begun 16 Years Ago in China

    NEW YORK—Sun rays were glittering on the polished brass instruments as a 120-strong marching band made its way through Flushing, Queens, on Saturday noon. Tailing... Read more

  • Robert Johnson of the Institute of New Economic Thinking spoke to the Epoch Times about issues ranging from American income inequality to Chinese fish farms. (EpochTimes)

    Robert Johnson Says China Becoming Part of the International Reserve Currency SDR ‘Long Overdue’

    On the surface, Robert Johnson’s career looks like the stereotypical case of somebody who has made it in finance. Educated at the country’s elite schools... Read more

  • Bay Area Falun Gong practitioners gather at the Chinese Consulate on Laguna St. on July 1 to support lawsuits against dictator Jiang Zemin. (Mark Cao/Epoch Times)

    Lawsuits Pile Up in China Against Former Head Jiang Zemin

    San Francisco—Over 200 Bay Area Falun Gong practitioners gathered for a rally in front of the Chinese Consulate on Laguna St. in San Francisco on... Read more

  • (Leo Timm/Epoch Times)

    5 Chinese Prisons That Are the Size of Small Towns

    Spanning China is a vast network of labor camps and prisons, administered by the communist regime’s powerful internal security agencies. They hold men and women,... Read more

  • Chinese security guards stand outside a meeting of the National People's Congress in Beijing on March 10. The Chinese regime passed a new national security law that undermines foreign businesses. (Fred Dufour/AFP/Getty Images)

    China Uses Loophole for Protectionism in New National Security Law

    Under the veil of national security, the Chinese legislature passed a broad law on Wednesday which experts say is designed to undermine foreign companies while... Read more

  • A man looks at his laptop computer with a magnifying glass at a cafe in Beijing. (Wang  Zhao/AFP/Getty Images)

    China’s National Security Laws Are Now More Intrusive

    China’s rubber-stamp legislature passed sweeping laws on Wednesday, July 1, that increase the Communist Party’s control and politicization of all aspects of society, including cyberspace,... Read more

  • This updated photo received on September

    5 Expensive Chinese Construction Projects That Are Useless

    Deserted streets, unfinished high-rises, and uninhabited apartment complexes characterize China’s “ghost cities,” built solely to stimulate economic growth. While sleek and prestigious, these ghost cities,... Read more

  • Chinese policemen guard outside the Jinan Intermediate People's Court, on August 25, 2013 in Jinan, China. (Feng Li/Getty Images)

    China Proposes New Laws to Silence Lawyers

    Lawyers in China are being told to think very carefully what they say inside the courtroom from now on, with a new proposed law that... Read more

  • The New York University in Shanghai in this file photo. (Public domain/CC0)

    Is Academic Freedom in US Universities in China Secure?

    WASHINGTON—Several academic institutions of higher learning are opening satellite or branch campuses in China, and the number is growing fast. Many China observers, particularly college... Read more

  • Demonstrators hold banners with slogans to protest against a paraxylene (PX) project in Jinshan district in Shanghai on June 23, 2015. (Vicente Miña/AFP/Getty Images)

    China Uses Tactics From 1950s Against Shanghai Chemical Plant Protesters

    In response to a protest movement in Shanghai that is deeply infused with contemporary sentiment, police in China’s largest city have resorted to a 1950s... Read more

  • Police patrol at the gate of Kunming's Intermediate Court in Kunming, southwest China's Yunnan province on Sept. 12, 2014. (STR/AFP/Getty Images)

    5 Ways Political Court Cases Are Sabotaged in China

    In China, justice does not prevail in the court of law. Instead, sabotage, threats, and underhanded tactics decide the ultimate fate of defendants in politically... Read more

  • Hu Ping (C), founding editor of the Beijing Spring magazine, gives a speech at a rally against the persecution of Falun Gong in front of the United Union in New York City on Sept. 22, 2011. (Huang Yiyan/Epoch Times)

    Magazine Editor: Lawsuits Against Former Party Leader Need World’s Attention

    Since the end of May, over 10,000 Chinese citizens have filed criminal charges against Jiang Zemin, the former head of the Communist Party. It is... Read more

  • Delegates from Chinese People's Liberation Army attend the second plenary session of China's parliament on March 8 in Beijing, China. The Chinese regime is shifting its military focus to cyber and space. (Lintao Zhang/Getty Images)

    Chinese Military Officially Shifts Focus to Cyberwarfare and Space Warfare

    In the Chinese regime’s first official military guidelines under its current leader, Xi Jinping, it shifted its focus to “winning informationized local wars.” In the... Read more

  • DUBLIN, IRELAND - MAY 23:  In this handout image provided by The White House, U.S. President Barack Obama talks on the phone with Missouri Governor Jay Nixon, during his visit May 23, 2011 in Dublin, Ireland. The President extended his condolences to all impacted by the deadly tornadoes in Joplin, Mo. (Photo by Pete Souza/The White House via Getty Images)

    When President Obama Stays in New York, He Won’t Stay at the Waldorf-Astoria

    NEW YORK—It has long been tradition for the President of the United States to take up accommodations in the Waldorf-Astoria when in New York. However,... Read more

  • A logo is displayed at the State Grid vehicle battery recharging and exchange station in Beijing on May 30, 2012. (Ed Jones/AFP/GettyImages)

    Probe Into Electricity Chief May Foreshadow Downfall of Former Powerful Party Official

    An investigation into the head of China’s largest state-owned electric utilities company could signal the beginning of the end for the Chinese regime’s powerful former... Read more

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    Top 10 Most Surprising Things Banned in China

    The Chinese regime is known for its control over all aspects of society. Here’s a list of 10 of the most surprising things banned in China.  1. “The... Read more

  • A group of elderly retirees from the Prison department in Liaoning Province, northeast China, stage a sit-down protest outside the Chinese Ministry of Justice in Beijing on Nov.8, 2011, over their unpaid pensions. Under former department head Zhang Jiacheng, many prisoners of conscience have been tortured and abused in Liaoning’s prisons. (Goh Chai Hin/AFP/Getty Images)

    Downfall of a Chinese Torturer Signals Winds of Change in Chinese Politics

    The most powerful judicial official in a populous northeastern Chinese province has been suddenly felled from his post after being hauled in for questioning by... Read more

  • Television talk show host Bai Yansong carries the Olympic Flame on the Torch Relay leg between Lytham St Anne's and Manchester on June 23, 2012 in Manchester, England. (Paul Thomas/Getty Images)

    Chinese Censors Put Foot Down on Errant Television Hosts

    The difference between a host on a television program, a guest on that same program, and the nebulous category of a “guest host” has just... Read more

  • Wang Qishan, China’s anti-corruption chief, attends a press conference in Beijing, China on April 15, 2008. (Minoru Iwasaki-Pool/Getty Images)

    New Anti-Corruption Targets in China: People’s Daily, and Aerospace

    Despite speculation in overseas Chinese media and by many commentators that the Chinese Communist Party’s anti-corruption campaign is slowing down, the regime’s disciplinary chief just... Read more

  • BEIJING, CHINA - NOVEMBER 20: A Chinese man wears a mask to protect against pollution as he uses his smartphone on a hazy day outside the Forbidden City November 20, 2014 in Beijing, China. United States President Barack Obama and China's president Xi Jinping agreed on a plan to limit carbon emissions by their countries which are the world's two biggest polluters at a summit in Beijing last week. (Photo by Kevin Frayer/Getty Images)

    Anti-Corruption Campaign Has an App in China

    First, Chinese citizens held protests calling for Communist Party officials to disclose their assets—they were summarily arrested and some sent to jail. Later, a group... Read more

  • A Chinese stock investor monitors share prices at a securities firm in Fuyang, in China's Anhui province on June 19, 2015. (STR/AFP/Getty Images)

    China’s Stock Market Won’t Save China’s Economy

    The following is an abridged translation of a recent lecture given by Chinese economics professor Xu Xiaonian. With China’s economic slowdown, Chinese leaders have come... Read more

  • Robert Johnson of the Institute of New Economic Thinking spoke to the Epoch Times about issues ranging from American income inequality to Chinese fish farms. (EpochTimes)

    Robert Johnson Says China Becoming Part of the International Reserve Currency SDR ‘Long Overdue’

    On the surface, Robert Johnson’s career looks like the stereotypical case of somebody who has made it in finance. Educated at the country’s elite schools... Read more

  • This updated photo received on September

    5 Expensive Chinese Construction Projects That Are Useless

    Deserted streets, unfinished high-rises, and uninhabited apartment complexes characterize China’s “ghost cities,” built solely to stimulate economic growth. While sleek and prestigious, these ghost cities,... Read more

  • The headquarters of the People's Bank of China, the Chinese central bank, in Beijing on Aug. 7, 2011. (Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images)

    China Makes Fourth Recent Cut in Interest Rate to Boost Economy

    China’s central bank announced Saturday the fourth round of interest cuts in seven months and lower deposit-reserve ratios for some banks to lend to small... Read more

  • A canal used for South-to-North water Diversion plan in Nanyang, central China's Henan province, on Sept. 27, 2013. The colossal project is said to have become a waste of taxpayer money (AFP/AFP/Getty Images)

    How China Wasted 80 Billion Dollars Building Water Canals

    It appears that the Chinese regime’s grandiose South–North Water Diversion Project, which aimed to annually transfer billions of cubic meters of freshwater from the Yangtze... Read more

  • This photo taken on June 26, 2015 shows investors checking the share prices in a stock firm in Fuyang, east China's Anhui province.  (STR/AFP/Getty Images)

    China’s Central Bank Is Running Out of Time to Avert a Crisis

    In another “first since the financial crisis” event, China’s central bank moved to cut interest rates to a record low and lowered certain bank reserve... Read more

  • A Chinese stock investor checks share prices at a securities firm in Fuyang, in China's Anhui province on June 19, 2015. (STR/AFP/Getty Images)

    Chinese Learn About Margin Calls as Stocks Drop Most Since 2007

    Many people thought China’s stock market would be a one-way street straight up to trader heaven with free money for everyone. One farmer recently said that... Read more

  • Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang (L) and Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras take part in a joint press conference at the Maximos Mansion in Athens after a meeting, on June 19, 2014. (Louisa GouliamakiAFP/Getty Images)

    China and Greece Show Not All Debt Is Created Equal

    If Greece was China, debt would not be an issue. Both countries have a total debt load several times of GDP and only Greece keeps tinkering... Read more

  • Awoman looking at a piece of jewelry at the China International Jewellery Show in Beijing, Dec. 16, 2012.  (STR/AFP/Getty Images)

    If You Think the Chinese Economy Is Crashing, The New China Beige Book Report Will Change Your Mind

    Ever since China missed its first quarter GDP target, the China bears have come out in full force. They said years of overspending and over... Read more

  • A Chinese stock investor monitors share prices at a securities firm in Fuyang, in China's Anhui province on June 19, 2015. (STR/AFP/Getty Images)

    China’s Stock Market Won’t Save China’s Economy

    The following is an abridged translation of a recent lecture given by Chinese economics professor Xu Xiaonian. With China’s economic slowdown, Chinese leaders have come... Read more

  • Residents walk past the Bank of China branch in downtown Milan, Italy, on April 15. Italian prosecutors are seeking to indict over 200 people and the Bank of China in connection with a massive money-laundering investigation. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni, File)

    Italian Prosecutors Seek to Indict Bank of China and 297 People for Money Laundering

    ROME—Italian prosecutors are seeking to indict 297 people and the Bank of China in connection with a massive money-laundering investigation reported earlier this month. The... Read more

  • In this file photo, a boy waves a wand of bubbles up in the air in Hong Kong. (Anthony Kwan/Getty Images)

    Did the Chinese Stock Bubble Just Burst?

    The Shanghai Composite Index dropped 6.4 percent last Friday, capping a 13 percent decline during a week, which some believe is the beginning of China’s... Read more

  • A Chinese man wears a mask to protect against pollution as he uses his smartphone on a hazy day outside the Forbidden City November 20, 2014 in Beijing, China. (Kevin Frayer/Getty Images)

    China’s Anti-Corruption Campaign Moves to the Telecom Sector

    State-owned companies are next on the Chinese regime’s anti-corruption watchdog inspection list, and the feedback given to one particular sector—telecommunications—could herald the start of a... Read more

  • A Chinese military policeman stands guard in front of the US embassy in Beijing. (Stephen Shaver/AFP/Getty Images)

    China’s Proposal to Spy on US Technology Firms Is Not Dead

    The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) is creating new laws that could give it legal ground to spy on users, undermine the security of U.S. technology,... Read more

  • Chinese overseas investment since 2005. (Heritage Foundation)

    This Is What Chinese Overseas Investments Look Like in 2 Charts

    Chinese are big on investment—the world knows that. They like building bridges, airports, factories, trains, residential real estate, pretty much everything. That’s why investment still... Read more

  • A man walks past the Bank of China Tower in Hong Kong on August 23, 2012. (Philippe LOopez/AFP/GettyImages)

    While We Focus on the AIIB, China Is Increasing Its Power in the Western Financial System

    After the first concrete details about the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank emerged last week, this Chinese project has taken center stage. The broad consensus on... Read more

  • A man walks past a showroom exhibition by French luxury brand Louis Vuitton in Beijing on April 9, 2015.  China is widely considered the world's biggest luxury market as a rising middle class and corrupt officials drive a shopping frenzy, but domestic prices are high due to hefty import taxes and huge retail mark-ups. (Wang Zhao/AFP/Getty Images)

    Newly Discerning Chinese Are Driving Luxury Sales Declines

    NEW YORK—While the anti-corruption campaign in China has been blamed for stalling luxury brands’ expansion plans, the political climate is not entirely to blame. The... Read more

  • A bank teller counts stacks of US dollars and Chinese 100-yuan notes at a bank in Hefei, Anhui province, China, on Jan. 16, 2011. (STR/AFP/Getty Images)

    These Numbers Reveal China’s Capital Flight Is Accelerating

    Sometimes accounting can hide an issue, sometimes it can bring problems to light. In China’s case of buying and selling U.S. Treasurys through Belgium, we... Read more

  • A cargo ship is preparing to leave the Qingdao port in China, March 7, 2014 (STR/AFP/Getty Images)

    Three Things China Has to Do If It Wants to Develop Further

    Before we go right ahead and see what China has to do to further its development, let’s focus first on what China is up against... Read more

  • DAVOS/SWITZERLAND, 23JAN13 - Xu Xiaonian, Professor of Economics and Finance, China Europe International Business School (CEIBS), People's Republic of China. (Wikimedia Commons)

    For China’s Economic Reform to Succeed, Its Entrepreneurs Need an ‘Inner World’

    With China’s economy contracting, Chinese business owners are facing an urgent need to adopt new business models. This entails thinking more creatively and moving from... Read more

  • Chinese Vice-Premier Li Keqiang (R) in talks with European Council President Herman Van Rompuy at the Great Hall of the People, during the European Union (EU)-China summit on February 15, 2012 in Beijing, China. (How Hwee Young/Getty Images)

    For European Firms, Doing Business in China Is a Half-Empty Glass

    European companies are less optimistic about doing business in China, Europe’s largest business group in China finds in a recent survey, which also identifies key... Read more

  • The Kangxi Emperor on tour, early 18th century, Qing Dynasty, China. (Wikimedia Commons)

    The Chinese Emperors Who Succeeded in Winning the Hearts and Minds of Generations

    Leaders of all types—presidents, CEOs, managers, parents—all grapple with the challenge of gaining and maintaining influence. Terrorists employ fear and desperation; politicians do it through... Read more

  • The New York University in Shanghai in this file photo. (Public domain/CC0)

    Is Academic Freedom in US Universities in China Secure?

    WASHINGTON—Several academic institutions of higher learning are opening satellite or branch campuses in China, and the number is growing fast. Many China observers, particularly college... Read more

  • Whenever the name of Yi Zong was mentioned in the region, guilty people would become frightened and they would shiver though they weren’t cold. (Mei Hsu/Epoch Times)

    Chinese Idioms: Shiver Though Not Cold (不寒而慄)

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  • This picture taken on June 20, 2015 shows dragon boats setting off on the annual race along a river in Binzhou, northeast China's Shandong province.  Dragon boat racing dates back over 2,000 years and has now developed into a serious sport on the calendar of many countries around the world. (STR/AFP/Getty Images)

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  • Murong Xuecun, social critic, and one of China’s first Internet-based writers, had about 8.5 million followers on Weibo, before censors shut down his accounts in May 2013. Murong Xuecun is the pen name for Hao Qun.  He spoke May 28 at Freedom House, on “Culture and Control: The tightening grip of censorship in Xi’s China.” (Gary Feuerberg/ Epoch Times)

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  • Sima Guang compiled the monumental historical chronicle “Zizhi Tongjian,” or the “Comprehensive Mirror to Aid in Government,” to serve as a reference for emperors in governing the country. (Zona Yeh/Epoch Times)

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  • Xun Shuang wrote about traditional values and etiquette during the Han Dynasty, quoting the classics in hopes of correcting the improper notions and actions of the people of his time. (Sandy Jean/Epoch Times)

    Chinese Idioms: Quoting the Classics or Authoritative Works (引經據典)

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    Move Over, Tiger Moms: Meet Three Amazing Mothers of Ancient China

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  • Nicholas Eberstadt, demographer, American Enterprise Institute; Reggie Littlejohn, founder and president, Women's Rights Without Frontiers; Chai Ling, founder, All Girls Allowed; and Chen Guangcheng, Chinese legal advocate and activist, visiting fellow, Catholic University of America, speak April 30, at a Congressional Executive Commission on China hearing on "Population Control in China." (Gary Feuerberg/ Epoch Times)

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    How to Say ‘Epic Fail’ in Chinese

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  • Bay Area Falun Gong practitioners gather at the Chinese Consulate on Laguna St. on July 1 to support lawsuits against dictator Jiang Zemin. (Mark Cao/Epoch Times)

    Lawsuits Pile Up in China Against Former Head Jiang Zemin

    San Francisco—Over 200 Bay Area Falun Gong practitioners gathered for a rally in front of the Chinese Consulate on Laguna St. in San Francisco on... Read more

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    5 Chinese Prisons That Are the Size of Small Towns

    Spanning China is a vast network of labor camps and prisons, administered by the communist regime’s powerful internal security agencies. They hold men and women,... Read more

  • Chinese policemen guard outside the Jinan Intermediate People's Court, on August 25, 2013 in Jinan, China. (Feng Li/Getty Images)

    China Proposes New Laws to Silence Lawyers

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  • European Union flags are pictured outside the European Commission building on Oct. 24, 2014 in Brussels, Belgium. (Carl Court/Getty Images)

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  • North Korea, China, and Iran were the three countries to have the highest number of people imprisoned for their religion or belief in 2014, according to a report launched at The House of Lords on June 24, 2015. The launch was arranged by the cross-party group on the Freedom of Religion or Belief and Human Rights Without Frontiers. (Jose CABEZAS/AFP/Getty Images)

    Jailed For Their Belief

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    5 Ways Political Court Cases Are Sabotaged in China

    In China, justice does not prevail in the court of law. Instead, sabotage, threats, and underhanded tactics decide the ultimate fate of defendants in politically... Read more

  • Hu Ping (C), founding editor of the Beijing Spring magazine, gives a speech at a rally against the persecution of Falun Gong in front of the United Union in New York City on Sept. 22, 2011. (Huang Yiyan/Epoch Times)

    Magazine Editor: Lawsuits Against Former Party Leader Need World’s Attention

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  • Police recruits shout vows as they join the Beijing Public Security Bureau on February 18, 2011. (ChinaFotoPress/Getty Images)

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  • The US and Chinese flags flying outside an office building in the downtown area of Chongqing on Feb. 3, 2013. (Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images)

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  • Michel Juneau-Katsuya, former Asia-Pacific bureau chief for the Canadian Security Intelligence Service, in Ottawa on June 23, 2015. Juneau-Katsuya says warnings from the national intelligence agency about agents of influence shouldn't be taken lightly. (NTD Television)

    Former Spy: CSIS Warnings on Agents of Influence Should Be Taken Seriously

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  • Former President Jiang Zemin attend the closing session of the 18th National Congress of the Communist Party of China on Nov. 14, 2012, in Beijing, China. Names of Jiang was absent from a mourning list of dozens of high level leaders and retired officials, hinting a fading power of Jiang. (Feng Li/Getty Images)

    Nearly 10,000 Chinese Have Filed Legal Complaints Against Former Party Leader

    First they came in a trickle, then a flood: complaints by persecuted Chinese citizens, submitted through the regime’s own legal channels, accusing the former leader... Read more

  • Former Polish president Lech Walesa attends the "Walesa: Man Of Hope" premiere during the 70th Venice International Film Festival at the Palazzo del Cinema on September 5, 2013, in Venice, Italy. Walesa recently sent a letter supporting the peaceful Tuidang movement to end communism in China. (Andreas Rentz/Getty Images)

    Nothing Can Stop China’s Quit Communism ‘Tsunami,’ Says Former Polish President Lech Walesa

    A movement is quietly changing China. By April more than 200 million Chinese people joined the Tuidang movement, where they are withdrawing from the Chinese... Read more

  • Han Guangsheng, formerly a judicial Party official in Shenyang City, Liaoning Province, northeast China, speaks to Epoch Times in an interview on June 10, 2015. (Zhou Xing/Epoch Times)

    ‘Unprecedented': Former Chinese Official on Campaign to Sue Former Dictator

    Some Chinese citizens from a brutally persecuted group who filed lawsuits against a former regime leader recently are being acknowledged by the Chinese legal apparatus—an... Read more

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    David Matas: Life as a Human Rights Defender

    At some point in our lives we all face difficult choices that test our ability to judge right from wrong. David Matas, a Winnipeg lawyer... Read more

  • Chinese troops take position outside a court building prior to the sentencing of three people over a wave of syringe attacks blamed on Muslim separatists, in Urumqi, farwest China's Xinjiang region on September 12, 2009. A Chinese court sentenced three people to up to 15 years' jail for the mysterious assaults which provoked demonstrations by Han Chinese demanding the government improve safety in the regional capital Urumqi, which has been tense since ethnic unrest in July which left nearly 200 dead. CHINA OUT AFP PHOTO (Photo credit should read STR/AFP/Getty Images)

    Why China’s New Regulation on Lawsuits Won’t Make China Any Freer

    A recently passed piece of Chinese legislation has been touted by the communist regime’s state-run media as an “important step in judicial reform,” but legal... Read more

  • Bao Tong, formerly an advisor to deceased reformist Chinese leader Zhao Ziyang, in Beijing, 2008. (Wikimedia Commons)

    An Old Chinese Political Reformer Weighs in on Lawsuits Against Former Leader

    Bao Tong was once the director of a political reform commission of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) during the late 1980s. He served under general... Read more

  • Former Chinese human rights lawyer, Tang Jingling, holds a poster in early 2014 in support of protesters killed at Tiananmen during the 1989 massacre (AP).

    Chinese Lawyer, Activists to Stand Trial for ‘Plotting to Overthrow Socialism’

    Three Chinese activists are being charged for “inciting subversion of state authority” for supporting democracy in China, a human rights organization reported. The closed-door trial... Read more

  • A mental patient lies in bed with arms and legs being bound at the Anxian Mental Hospital in Anxian County of Sichuan Province, China on Aug. 24, 2008. (China Photos/Getty Images)

    How China’s Regime Is Using Nerve-Damaging Drugs to Make Dissidents Insane

    Just when the Chinese regime patted itself on the back for making great progress in human rights last year in a white paper, reports detailing... Read more

  • Chinese policemen guard outside the Jinan Intermediate People's Court, on August 25, 2013 in Jinan, China. (Feng Li/Getty Images)

    Chinese Officials, Arbiters of Repression, Now Seek Aid From the Lawyers Who Defended Their Victims

    An anonymous Chinese human rights lawyer and long-time defender of prisoners of conscience has recently received many phone calls from former Chinese regime security officials requesting legal services... Read more

  • Student displays a banner with one of the slogans chanted by the crowd of some 200,000 pouring into Tiananmen Square 22 April 1989 in Beijing in an attempt to participate in the funeral ceremony of former Chinese Communist Party leader and liberal reformer Hu Yaobang during an unauthorized demonstration to mourn his death. (Catherine Henriette /AFP/Getty Images)

    The Killing Didn’t End After Tiananmen

    WASHINGTON—The Tiananmen Square massacre occurred 26 years ago this week when protests peacefully demanding political reform and democracy swelled throughout the country. While the protests... Read more

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    5 Chinese Prisons That Are the Size of Small Towns

    Spanning China is a vast network of labor camps and prisons, administered by the communist regime’s powerful internal security agencies. They hold men and women,... Read more

  • In the procession, a young lady holds a placard that reads, ‘Step Down, Leung Chun-ying. No Communist Party’ on July 1, 2015 in Hong Kong. (Epoch Times)

    Thousands Take to the Streets for Democracy in Hong Kong

    Thousands of protesters gathered on July 1 at Victoria Park to take part in a march to express their grievances against social injustice and their... Read more

  • Protesters attend a pro-democracy rally in Hong Kong on July 1, 2015, traditionally a day of protest which also marks the anniversary of the handover from Britain to China in 1997, under a "one country, two systems" agreement.  (Anthony Wallace/AFP/Getty Images)

    In Annual March, Thousands in Hong Kong Rally for Democracy

    HONG KONG—Tens of thousands of Hongkongers took to the streets Wednesday to renew their call for full democracy but the turnout was noticeably lower than in... Read more

  • Chinese policemen guard outside the Jinan Intermediate People's Court, on August 25, 2013 in Jinan, China. (Feng Li/Getty Images)

    China Proposes New Laws to Silence Lawyers

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  • Demonstrators hold banners with slogans to protest against a paraxylene (PX) project in Jinshan district in Shanghai on June 23, 2015. (Vicente Miña/AFP/Getty Images)

    China Uses Tactics From 1950s Against Shanghai Chemical Plant Protesters

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  • Tiffany Tang poses for a picture on the red carpet at The 18th Shanghai International Film Festival on June 13, 2015 in Shanghai, China. (Kevin Lee/Getty Images)

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  • Hu Ping (C), founding editor of the Beijing Spring magazine, gives a speech at a rally against the persecution of Falun Gong in front of the United Union in New York City on Sept. 22, 2011. (Huang Yiyan/Epoch Times)

    Magazine Editor: Lawsuits Against Former Party Leader Need World’s Attention

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  • Demonstrators hold banners with slogans to protest against a paraxylene (PX) project in Jinshan district in Shanghai on June 23, 2015. (STR/AFP/Getty Images)

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  • Chinese policeman (C) instructs drug rehab patients to practice marching in a compound at the Kunming Municipal Compulsory Rehabilitation Center on July 8, 2005 in Kunming, Yunnan Province, China.  (Guang Niu/Getty Images)

    China Has Drug Users—A Lot of Them—Says New Report

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  • This picture taken on June 17, 2015 shows dog meat on sale at a market in Yulin, in southern China's Guangxi province. (STR/AFP/Getty Images)

    China’s Dog Meat Festival Sparks Campaign of Outrage

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  • A pro-democracy protester raises a yellow umbrella in front of a Chinese national flag and a Hong Kong flag after lawmakers voted against the election reform proposals in Hong Kong, June 18, 2015. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)

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  • People queue to get better numbers on a waiting list for new apartments after the local government announced the demolition of an old central part of Tongzhou, in the western suburbs of Beijing on April 8, 2010. (STR/AFP/Getty Images)

    How a Chinese Official Used ‘Rule of Law’ to Get His Way

    As a weeping Ms. Pan watched her home being razed to the ground, she begged Hua Guojun, the official ordering the demolition, to stop. “If... Read more

  • Pro-democracy lawmakers display a yellow umbrella and a banner stating "Reopen political reform to protect Hong Kong, never give up to fight for true universal suffrage" after 28 lawmakers voted against the election reforms proposals at the Legislative Council in Hong Kong, June 18, 2015. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)

    No ‘Fake Democracy': Hong Kong Rejects Beijing-Backed Election Plan

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  • People play on the frozen Haihe River on January 26, 2009 in Tianjin, China. (China Photos/Getty Images)

    Antibiotics Are Filling Chinese Waterways and Creating Dangerous Resistance to Disease

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  • Over 8,000 human rights activists, members of The Global Service for Quitting the Chinese Communist Party, and Falun Gong practitioners, hold a rally in front of the United Nations in New York on May 15, 2015, celebrating over 200 million Chinese people who have quit the Chinese party. (Youth Ma/Epoch Times)

    8,000 in New York Rally to Support 200 Million Chinese Who Have Quit Communism

    NEW YORK—Gathering near the United Nations in Dag Hammarskjold Park, around 8,000 people attended a rally supporting Tuidang, the movement dedicated to ending the Chinese... Read more

  • Ms. Jiang Xiuju, a 58 years old Han-Chinese woman, detained at Hwaseong Fortress Foreigners' Detention Center in South Korea since July 2014, is currently facing deportation back to China despite letters from members of the U.S. Congress and European Union Parliament sent earlier against  deportation. (Epoch Times)

    56 Falun Gong Practitioners in South Korea Face Deportation to Persecution in China

    Fifty-six Chinese practitioners of Falun Gong, a traditional meditation practice, are on the brink of deportation from South Korea to China where they would face... Read more

  • The cover of the book, "Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party," by Epoch Times. The book started the "Tuidang" (Quit the Party) movement in China. (Epoch Times)

    Where the ‘Nine Commentaries’ Ends, the ‘Tuidang’ Movement Begins

    In 2004, the Chinese edition of Epoch Times published its defining editorial series, the “Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party“. By writing honestly about the brutality and deception the... Read more

  • ong Yi, chairperson of the Tuidang Center (L), presents a certificate to a Chinese student during a rally near the United Nations in New York on Sept. 28, 2014. Many Chinese people risk arrest for taking part in the Tuidang movement. (Edward Dai/Epoch Times)

    Uttering ‘Tuidang’ in China Can Get You Arrested

    The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) doesn’t acknowledge the existence of the Tuidang Movement—the grass-roots movement born in 2004 that helps Chinese quit the Communist Party and... Read more

  • 2,500 people took part in a rally and a parade in Taipei to celebrate more than 100 million Chinese people who have quit the CCP on Sept. 4, 2011. (Courtesy of Tuidang.org)

    200 Million Chinese Renounce the Communist Party

    Tuidang, Chinese for “Quit the Party,” is likely history’s largest grass-roots movement. First started in 2004, as of April 14 it has garnered 200 million... Read more

  • Falun Gong practitioners hold a banner condemning the 610 Office in a protest opposite the Chinese Embassy in Washington, D.C., on April 21. (Minghui.org)

    Office Persecuting Falun Gong in China Reports Failure

    In 1999, Chinese communist leader Jiang Zemin decided to destroy Falun Gong, a peaceful spiritual practice based on traditional Chinese principles. A shadowy Communist Party... Read more

  • John Nania, editor-in-chief of the English-language editions of the Epoch Times, speaking at the Nine Commentaries 10th anniversary forum in the Capitol Visitor's Center in Washington, D.C., on Dec. 3, 2014. (Lisa Fan/Epoch Times)

    The ‘Nine Commentaries’ Shows the Path to China’s Future

    Twenty-three years ago this month, thousands of intelligent and well-educated expert watchers of the Soviet Union were caught like deer in the headlights when they... Read more

  • A rally is held in North Point, Hong Kong, on Dec. 7 to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the publication of the “Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party.”
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    Hong Kong Rally Commemorates ‘Nine Commentaries’

    People from all over the world rallied in Hong Kong’s North Point on Dec. 7 to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the book Nine Commentaries... Read more

  • (L to R) Richard Fisher, John Nania, Joseph Rees, Wei Jingsheng (with interpreter and colleague Huang Ciping), Joseph Bosco, and Charles Lee, prepare to speak at a forum on the publication of the "Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party" at Capitol Hill on Dec. 3. (Lisa Fan/Epoch Times)

    Rebuilding China, One Renunciation at a Time

    WASHINGTON, D.C.—Ten years ago, this newspaper published a no-holds-barred editorial series examining and criticizing the Chinese Communist Party, the political regime that has ruled China... Read more

  • Leonid Kravchuk, the first president of independent Ukraine and a former Soviet official who resigned from the communist party in 1991, speaks in an interview with NTD Television (Screenshot/NTDTV)

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    In 1991, the communist leader of Ukraine, Leonid Kravchuk, renounced Marx and declared his republic’s independence from the disintegrating Soviet Union, becoming the first president... Read more

  • Illustrations by "Daxiong" (pen name of Guo Jingxiong), art and composition by Luis Novaes. (Epoch Times)

    The Book That Is Changing China Is Ten Years Old

    On Nov. 19, 2004 the Chinese-language Epoch Times published the first part in a nine-part editorial series called “Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party.” By... Read more

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

    ‘We Have Been Deceived All Our Lives’

    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

  • 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

  • United Nations headquarters in Geneva on June 24, 2015. (Davide Giannotti / Epoch Times)

    United Nations Called Upon to Act on China Organ Trafficking

    GENEVA—A group of doctors, lawyers, and international activists met in the Palais des Nations, the headquarters of the U.N., to review what they said was... Read more

  • Falun Gong practicioners act out a scene of stealing human organs to sell during a demonstration in Taipei on July 20, 2014. (Mandy Cheng/AFP/Getty Images)

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  • Chinese policemen guard outside the Jinan Intermediate People's Court, on August 25, 2013 in Jinan, China. (Feng Li/Getty Images)

    Chinese Officials, Arbiters of Repression, Now Seek Aid From the Lawyers Who Defended Their Victims

    An anonymous Chinese human rights lawyer and long-time defender of prisoners of conscience has recently received many phone calls from former Chinese regime security officials requesting legal services... Read more

  • Dr. Robert Hickey (L) with his kidney donor, Robert Smitty. Hickey found Smitty, who donated his kidney altruistically, through the website www.matchingdonors.com. Since then, Hickey has worked to shed light on the dark and corrupt aspects of the international organ trade, while also trying to make it easier to obtain ethical organ transplants. (Courtesy of Dr. Robert Hickey)

    Selling the Human Body: Piece by Piece

    Dr. Robert Hickey is a retired clinical psychologist who specialized in addiction medicine. He directed substance abuse treatment programs at two medical schools and served... Read more

  • Zhou Yongkang, the then Chinese Communist Party Politburo Standing Committee member in charge of security at the 18th Communist Party Congress in Beijing on Nov. 14, 2012. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

    China Uncensored: How to Blame China’s Entire Illegal Organ System on One Guy

    It was in May 2013, almost exactly two years ago, that I first predicted that Zhou Yongkang, former security czar of China, would end up... Read more

  • Doctors carry fresh organs for transplant at a hospital in Henan Province, China, on Aug. 16, 2012. (Screenshot via Sohu.com)

    Chinese Hospitals Pegged for Corruption Were Also in Illicit Organ Trade

    The vice principal of a major Chinese medical university has been put under investigation for severe violations of discipline and the law, a byword for... Read more

  • Falun Dafa practitioners hold a candlelight vigil as a peaceful protest near the Chinese Consulate in New York, on April 25, 2014. Falun Gong practitioners have peacefully exposed the persecution of their beliefs in China. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

    Australian Officials Condemn the Chinese Regime’s Forced Organ Transplants

    The Chinese Communist Party has been using prisoners of conscience–mainly Falun Gong practitioners, but also Tibetans, Uyghurs, and Christians–as living and unwilling sources for organ... Read more

  • Washington, UNITED STATES: Falun Gong demonstartors dramatize an illegal act of paying for human organs during a protest 19 April 2006 in Washington, DC in conjuction with the visit by Chinese President Hu Jintao to the US. A team of US officials has found no evidence in northern China to support claims by the Falun Gong spiritual group that thousands of its followers have been killed and their organs harvested in concentration camps, the US government said last week. Despite such a finding, State Department spokesman Sean McCormack said Washington has taken the Falun Gong's charges "seriously" and has urged the Chinese government to probe the claims. AFP PHOTO/Jim WATSON (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

    Organ Sourcing in China: The Official Version

    The following are remarks prepared by David Matas, a human rights lawyer, for a symposium in Bern, Switzerland, on April 16, 2015. Matas is the... Read more

  • A poster of the film Human Harvest depicts a meditating Falun Gong practitioner, with prices attached to her organs. (Flying Cloud Productions)

    Organ Harvest Documentary Wins Prestigious Peabody Prize

    An unflinching documentary about mass murder for profit in modern China has been granted one of the most prestigious awards in television and broadcast, the... Read more

  • Xin Ziling in an undated photograph. (Apollo Net)

    Maverick Retired Chinese Official Opens Taboo Topic

    A former Chinese defense official recently condemned the persecution of the Chinese spiritual discipline Falun Gong, one of the most politically sensitive and highly censored... Read more

  • Jöelle Hivonne, with European External Action Service, speaks at a recent workshop about organ harvesting in China held by the European Parliament  on April 21 in Brussels, Belgium.  (Epoch Times)

    European Parliament Wrestles With Accountability for Organ Harvesting in China

    After passing a resolution that condemned organ transplant abuses in China in late 2013, the European Parliament returned to the issue recently, with a detailed... Read more

  • Former Masters student, Jintao Liu (C) at a rally in Sydney, April 16. Beaten and tortured in a Chinese labour camp for practising Falun Gong, he recalls a police officer yelling out to the prison thugs beating him not to damage his organs. (Shar Adams/Epoch Times)

    Calls to Stop Illegal Organ Harvesting in China

    SYDNEY—Australian politicians should be more outspoken about China’s abusive organ-harvesting trade otherwise they risk being complicit in one of the worst crimes against humanity, say... Read more

  • Protesters line Fallsview Blvd. in Niagara Fall, Ontario on April 17, 2015, to protest Premier Exhibitions’ Bodies Revealed show, which displays around 100 plasticized corpses skinned to display muscles and organs. (Matthew Little/Epoch Times)

    Hundreds Protest ‘Bodies Revealed’ Exhibit of Plastinated Corpses in Niagara

    NIAGARA FALLS, Ont.—It was two-for-one to see Premier Exhibitions’ skinned and plasticized corpses in Niagara Falls on April 17, but two security guards at the... Read more

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

    Chinese Woman Sentenced for Demanding to Visit Imprisoned Father

    Chinese authorities sentenced Bian Xiaohui to over three years in prison after being arrested in March 2014. She was trying to see her jailed father. Her... Read more

  • The attempted defection by former Chongqing police chief Wang Lijun (first domino) set in motion a chain of events exposing and inflaming the Communist Party’s internal strife, which has come to a head presently. The once powerful Bo Xilai (second domino) is facing criminal charges, and the man Bo was to succeed as the powerful domestic security czar, Zhou Yongkang (third domino), has been stripped of real power. (Bo and Wang—Feng Li/Getty Images; Zhou—Liu Jin/AFP/Getty Images; graphics by Vadim Berestetsky/The Epoch Times)

    Major Changes in China Will Impact Hong Kong and Japan

    On Feb. 18, 2015, Epoch Times Hong Kong branch president Ms. Guo Jun gave a speech in Tokyo’s Shinjuku Keio Plaza hotel on the current... Read more

  • Dr. Damon Noto, spokesperson for Doctors Against Forced Organ Harvesting, at a rally near the United Nations in New York on Sept. 27, 2014, calling for the end to the persecution in China. (Edward Dai/Epoch Times)

    China’s Horrific Live Organ Harvesting Revealed in Documentary

    SYDNEY—A harrowing documentary on forced organ harvesting from live prisoners in China has highlighted concerns that the state sanctioned practice continues despite claims by Chinese... Read more

  • In the procession, a young lady holds a placard that reads, ‘Step Down, Leung Chun-ying. No Communist Party’ on July 1, 2015 in Hong Kong. (Epoch Times)

    Thousands Take to the Streets for Democracy in Hong Kong

    Thousands of protesters gathered on July 1 at Victoria Park to take part in a march to express their grievances against social injustice and their... Read more

  • Protesters attend a pro-democracy rally in Hong Kong on July 1, 2015, traditionally a day of protest which also marks the anniversary of the handover from Britain to China in 1997, under a "one country, two systems" agreement.  (Anthony Wallace/AFP/Getty Images)

    In Annual March, Thousands in Hong Kong Rally for Democracy

    HONG KONG—Tens of thousands of Hongkongers took to the streets Wednesday to renew their call for full democracy but the turnout was noticeably lower than in... Read more

  • A pro-democracy protester raises a yellow umbrella in front of a Chinese national flag and a Hong Kong flag after lawmakers voted against the election reform proposals in Hong Kong, June 18, 2015. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)

    Cheers, Tears, and Jeers, What’s Next for Hong Kong Post-Election Plan Veto

    News analysis Little fanfare or drama was expected on June 18 when Hong Kong politicians cast their vote on a political reform plan for Hong... Read more

  • Pro-democracy lawmakers display a yellow umbrella and a banner stating "Reopen political reform to protect Hong Kong, never give up to fight for true universal suffrage" after 28 lawmakers voted against the election reforms proposals at the Legislative Council in Hong Kong, June 18, 2015. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)

    No ‘Fake Democracy': Hong Kong Rejects Beijing-Backed Election Plan

    HONG KONG—Hong Kong lawmakers defeated the government’s Beijing-backed election plan Thursday, vindicating pro-democracy activists who flooded the streets last year in protest but leaving the city’s long-term... Read more

  • A woman stands in front of yellow umbrellas, a symbol of the pro-democracy movement, stuck on a tent outside the government headquarters in Hong Kong on June 13, 2015. (Dale de la Rey/AFP/Getty Images)

    Hong Kong Is About to Vote on Beijing’s Election Proposal. Here’s Why It Matters

    Before the week is out, Hong Kong lawmakers will cast their vote for a Beijing-backed election reform plan—one that sparked the international financial hub’s biggest... Read more

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    Thousands Rally as Hong Kong Braces for Democracy Showdown

    HONG KONG—Thousands of people, many holding yellow umbrellas, marched in Hong Kong on Sunday to urge lawmakers to vote down Beijing-backed election reforms that sparked huge street... Read more

  • A boy holds a banner reading “Vindicate the June 4 Movement, We Demand Democracy and True Universal Suffrage” on June 4, 2015. (Epoch Times)

    Hong Kong Remembers Tiananmen Square Massacre With Candlelight Vigil

    HONG KONG—On the evening of June 4, the 26th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square Massacre, 135,000 people gathered for a candlelight vigil in Hong Kong... Read more

  • People take part in a candlelight vigil in Hong Kong on June 4, 2015, to mark the crackdown on the pro-democracy movement in Beijing's Tiananmen Square in 1989. (Dale de la REY/AFP/Getty Images)

    In Hong Kong, Tens of Thousands Remember Tiananmen Massacre

    HONG KONG—Tens of thousands of Hongkongers joined a candlelight vigil Thursday to mark the suppression of the 1989 student-led Tiananmen Square protests, an annual commemoration... Read more

  • 3,000 Hongkongers take to the street to commemorate the 26th anniversary of Tiananmen Square Massacre and to protest for democracy and human rights on May 31, 2015. (Epoch Times)

    3,000 Hongkongers March in Memory of Tiananmen Massacre

    HONG KONG—Thousands marched through Hong Kong streets on May 31 to commemorate the 26th anniversary of the June 4, 1989 Tiananmen Square Massacre and to... Read more

  • Pro-democracy lawmaker "Long Hair" Leung Kwok-hung attends a May Day rally in Hong Kong on May 1, 2015. (Anthony Wallace/AFP/Getty Images)

    Malaysia Denies Entry to Hong Kong Pro-Democracy Lawmaker

    HONG KONG—Malaysian authorities denied entry to an outspoken Hong Kong lawmaker at Kuala Lumpur’s airport on Friday, the second time this week they have barred one of... Read more

  • Hong Kong student activist Joshua Wong talks to the media at the international airport in Hong Kong on May 26, 2015. Wong was barred from entering Malaysia at Penang airport on May 26 where he was scheduled to attend forums on June 3, the eve of the 26th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square events in China. (Philippe Lopez/AFP/Getty Images)

    This 18-Year-Old Hong Kong Democracy Activist Can’t Enter Malaysia

    Joshua Wong, a prominent teenage democracy activist from Hong Kong, was barred from Malaysia on Tuesday. Wong and Malaysian human rights lawyers suspect political interference by... Read more

  • The skyline of Hong Kong seen from Victoria Peak on Nov. 9, 2014. (Benjamin Chasteen/Epoch Times)

    Political Commentators: Hong Kong is Less Competitive and it’s China’s Fault

    For the first time in a decade, Hong Kong no longer tops the list of competitive cities in China, and its due to the stifling... Read more

  • Falun Gong practitioners do exercises at Edinburgh Place outside City Hall in Central District, Hong Kong, on the morning of May 10, 2015. (Epoch Times)

    Hongkongers Celebrate World Falun Dafa Day

    May 13 is World Falun Dafa Day, the 23rd anniversary of the day Falun Dafa was made public. It also marks the birthday of Falun... Read more

  • About 800 Falun Gong practitioners from Hong Kong and neighboring countries participate in a parade in Hong Kong Island on April 26, 2015, to commemorate the 16th anniversary of the peaceful protest of Falun Gong practitioners in Beijing on April 25, 1999, to defend their legal right to religious freedom and call for the release of fellow practitioners arrested for their faith. The parade starts in North Point, finishes in Central. The parade has impressed many tourists from mainland China. (Epoch Times)

    Falun Gong Commemorates April 25 Peaceful Protest With Marches in Hong Kong

    Falun Gong practitioners in Hong Kong and worldwide held marches and rallies this past weekend to mark the 16th anniversary of their peaceful petition at... Read more

  • A view of the TVB City in Tseung Kwan O on January 7, 2014 in Hong Kong. (Lam Yik Fei/Getty Images)

    Red Airwaves? China’s Rupert Murdoch and Party Official Now Controls a Hong Kong Television Station

    China media mogul Li Ruigang’s takeover of a free-to-air Hong Kong station with a dominant share of the market has left Hongkongers worried that political... Read more

  • Pro-democracy lawmakers walk out of the legislative chamber after Chief Secretary Carrie Lam unveiled the Beijing-backed election reform package details in Hong Kong  April 22, 2015. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)

    Hong Kong Pan-Democrats Refuse to Change Stance on Reform Proposal

    HONG KONG—The Beijing political reform proposal that would restrict Hongkongers’ universal suffrage was tabled at Hong Kong’s Legislative Council (LegCo) after a second round of... Read more

  • Staff of Legislative Council sit beside placards left by pro-democracy lawmakers, after they left to boycott Hong Kong Chief Secretary Carrie Lam during a Legislative Council meeting on April 22, 2015 in Hong Kong. (Lam Yik Fei/Getty Images)

    Hong Kong Government Election Plan Faces Opposition From Democrats

    HONG KONG—Hong Kong’s government unveiled election reform proposals Wednesday, setting the stage for another round of confrontation with pro-democracy activists and lawmakers opposed to Beijing-mandated restrictions on... Read more

  • Mainland Chinese tourists queue up outside a luxury brand boutique at a shopping district in Hong Kong, April 12, 2015. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)

    China Moves to Restrict Entry to Hong Kong After Protests

    China will rein in visits by residents of the southern city of Shenzhen to nearby Hong Kong, but local activist groups remain unconvinced that the... Read more

  • Hong Kong Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying answers questions during a press conference in Hong Kong on Oct. 16, 2014. (Philippe Lopez/AFP/Getty Images)

    Hong Kong’s Leader Calls on Voters to Oust the Opposition

    Hong Kong’s chief executive Leung Chun-ying has a knack for angering his constituents. At a recent investment conference, he encouraged voters to “punish” the opposition... Read more

  • Protestors clash with pro-government supporters in Yuen Long during a rally against parallel-goods trading on Mar. 1, 2015 in Hong Kong. (Lam Yik Fei/Getty Images)

    This Is How Much Hong Kong Doesn’t Like Chinese Shoppers

    HONG KONG—There are better ways to spend a Sunday in Hong Kong than standing on cramped sidewalks, shouting at shoppers dragging suitcases, and dodging police... Read more


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