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Secretive US Space Command Breaks Silence to Warn Off China

The Long March-2F rocket carrying China's manned Shenzhou-10 spacecraft blasts off from launch pad at Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center on June 11, 2013 in Jiuquan, Gansu Province of China.  (ChinaFotoPress/Getty Images)
The Long March-2F rocket carrying China's manned Shenzhou-10 spacecraft blasts off from launch pad at Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center on June 11, 2013 in Jiuquan, Gansu Province of China. (ChinaFotoPress/Getty Images)

An otherwise silent branch of the U.S. military has suddenly decided to speak out. Air Force Space Command is in charge of watching for one...


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  • A guard stands in front of an electronic board at the entrance of a bank in Beijing, April 23, 2013. If the PBOC starts quantitative easing, bankers will keep looking happy. (WANG ZHAO/AFP/Getty Images)

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  • Chinese Finance Minister Lou Jiwei attends a press conference in Beijing on March 5, 2015. Lou warned that China could be headed toward “middle-income trap.” (Wang Zhao/AFP/Getty Images)

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  • Chinese sales staff walk along an aisle paved with gold bars at a gold exchange house in Kunming, China, Dec. 11, 2012. (STR/AFP/Getty Images)

    China Uses Gold to Pursue Global Power

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  • Numis International Inc. owner Jacob Notowitz displays antique gold coins at his store in Millbrae, Calif., on Nov. 5, 2014 . (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

    How IMF Dealings Influence China’s Gold Reserves

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  • A man looks towards chimney stacks in a field outside a power plant in Xingtai, Hebei province, on March 10, 2013. (Ed Jones/AFP/Getty Images)

    Buying Dinner for the Right Official Could Reduce Your Electricity Bill in China

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  • Visitors look around at the IBM stand at the 2014 CeBIT technology Trade fair on March 10, 2014 in Hanover, Germany. IBM is now transferring its technology to Chinese companies looking to replace it. (Nigel Treblin/Getty Images)

    China Looks to Replace IBM, With Help From IBM

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    As part of its ambitious plans to create a new Silk Road, the Chinese regime plans to connect Pakistan and China with roads, rails, and... Read more

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  • Alibaba Group Executive Chairman Jack Ma attends the 2015 CeBIT technology trade fair on March 16, 2015 in Hanover, Germany. (Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

    Alibaba to Aid Sinopec With Computing Services

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  • Women stand next to Maserati cars ahead of the 16th Shanghai International Automobile Industry Exhibition in Shanghai on April 19, 2015. (JOHANNES EISELE/AFP/Getty Images)

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    China Removes Some Hot Money From Stock Market, Encourages Short Selling

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  • A man looks at an electronic stock indicator of a securities firm in Tokyo, Japan, on April 15, 2015. Japan surpassed China as the top foreign holder of U.S. debt for the first time since the 2008 financial crisis. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)

    Japan Surpasses China as Top Foreign Holder of US Debt

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  • A Chinese construction worker yawns as he paints the exterior of a new apartment complex on Aug. 29, 2014 in Beijing, China. Rapid construction and widespread over-investment in Chinese property created a bubble that continues to deflate. (Kevin Frayer/Getty Images)

    The Chinese Economy Besieged and Embattled: the Real Estate Market

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    China Trade Collapses in March to a Six-Year Low

    During its rise to become the second largest economy, China employed a very simple mercantilist strategy: undervalue your currency and grow through exports. In 2015,... Read more

  • An investors stands in front of a stock ticker board on April 7 in Huaibei, Anhui Province, China.(ChinaFotoPress / Stringer)

    China’s First Bond Default Suggests a Reform Attempt

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  • Firefighters battle a blaze after an explosion at a plant producing paraxylene - a chemical commonly known as PX - in Zhangzhou, east China's Fujian province on April 7, 2015. (STR/AFP/Getty Images)

    Air of Conspiracy Surrounds China’s Exploded Chemical Plant

    A toxic chemical plant producing paraxylene that blew up in China recently is both hazardous to the environment and was constructed under a cloud of... Read more

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    Massive Blast, Fire Reported at China Chemical Plant in Zhangzhou

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  • Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff attends a ceremony to announce a package of anti-corruption bills, at the presidential palace in Brasilia, on March 18, 2015. (Evaristo Sa/AFP/Getty Images)

    China: Latin America’s Financier

    When Brazil’s largest and most valuable company saw a corruption scandal threaten its financial health, it called on China for help. China was happy to... Read more

  • A forest area in Morowali, Central Sulawesi, that has been cleared by a mining company. Photo: Christopher Paino

    Chinese-Backed Mining Causing Indonesian Locals Concern

    As a pair of Chinese-controlled mining companies proceed with plans to construct nickel smelters in Indonesia’s Central Sulawesi province, in line with a national edict... Read more

  • A view of a section along the Yangtze River, China, c. 1920s. (Collection of Peter Shay)

    Photographer Hunts Down China’s Next Endangered Species: Architecture

    “Out with the old, in with the new” has been the Chinese communist regime’s general attitude toward the country’s architectural heritage. In recent memory, there... Read more

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    How to Say ‘Epic Fail’ in Chinese

    “Military tactics on paper” is a four-character idiom from ancient China originally used to describe the fate of a foolhardy Chinese general. Now the saying... Read more

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    Work Less, Play More, and Other Productivity Hacks From a Manchurian Emperor

    If you’ve read our article “A Day in the Life of a Chinese Emperor,”  it may have struck you just how little actual work Emperor... Read more

  • Participants take part in a rally in Montreal on April 4 to mark the milestone of 200 million people having renounced their membership of the Chinese Communist Party and its affiliated organizations. The sign in French says, “Quit the Chinese Communist Party and recover your inner peace.” (Nathalie Dieul/Epoch Times)

    Breaking Ties With Tyranny

    Some lingering snow still butters the streets and sidewalks of Montreal but the thaw is well underway. Another figurative thaw is also underway in China... Read more

  • Kite flying is a popular activity during the traditional Chinese Qingming Festival, which falls on Sunday, April 5, this year. An old Qingming custom involves writing down all of one’s misfortunes on the kite, often shaped like a hawk, and then cutting the string while the kite is flying high, which symbolizes letting troubles and illnesses be gone with the wind. (Zhiching Chen/Epoch Times)

    Qingming Festival: ‘Pure Brightness Day’ Evokes Joy, Remembrance

    Rain drizzles ceaselessly at the time of Qingming Festival, The traveller on the road is nearly spirit-broken. Courteously inquiring where a tavern could be found,... Read more

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    China Uncensored: The Giant Gerbil Plague of China

    The Chinese Communist Party has a glorious history of waging war on tiny woodland creatures. In 1958, Mao Zedong launched the Four Pest Campaign as... Read more

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    Managers, Trust Your People: An Ancient Chinese Leadership Parable

    The Chinese have this saying: “If you doubt someone, don’t use him; if you use someone, don’t doubt him.” It could also be translated as... Read more

  • The Chinese character 早 (zǎo) stands for morning, early, previous, or soon. (Epoch Times)

    Chinese Character for Morning, Early: Zǎo (早)

    The Chinese character 早 (zǎo) as a noun stands for morning. It is formed with the character for the sun, 日 (rì), at the top... Read more

  • A portrait of Confucius decorates a Chinese folding fan. In the “Analects (論語) of Confucius,” the sage advised rulers, “To govern a large country, handle affairs in a prudent and serious manner and always be sincere, honest, and trustworthy.” (Fotolia)

    Sheep Stories Impart Ancient Chinese Wisdom for Managers

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  • With all matters and concerns dealt with in a careful and thoughtful way, Meng Changjun is able to rest easy and live a peaceful and worry-free life. (Mei Hsu/Epoch Times)

    Chinese Idioms: Fluffing up the Pillows for Sleep With No Worries (高枕無憂)

    The Chinese idiom “fluffing up the pillows to sleep with no worries” originates from a story about the wisdom of being prepared and having options... Read more

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    A Ghost Reaps His Due: A Reincarnation Tale

    The Chinese have traditionally believed in the principle that the good are blessed with virtue and that the wicked are brought to justice. With the... Read more

  • Chinese Emperor's daily routine. (Epoch Times)

    A Day in the Life of a Chinese Emperor

    China’s last imperial dynasty, the Qing, was founded with a shock. In the 17th century, Manchurian warriors, hailing from the chilly northeast, breached the Great... Read more

  • Immigration Minister Christopher Alexander chats with other guests at Taiwan night at the Fairmont Chauteau Laurier hotel in Ottawa on Wednesday night. (Matthew Little/Epoch Times)

    Shared Values and Soft Power

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  • Falun Gong practitioners held a parade at downtown San Francisco to celebrate the new year on Feb. 28, 2015. Families of Falun Gong practitioners in China wrote online missives wishing the founder of Falun Gong a happy New Year during the Lantern Festival. (Zhou Rong/Epoch Times)

    Families of Persecuted Faith Send Their Thanks From China

    People across China took the opportunity of the traditional Lantern Festival, a time of family reunions and gatherings, to thank an inspirational figure—the founder of... Read more

  • The full moon lights up the sky on the evening of the Lantern Festival. The Chinese greeting says, "May you have good luck according to your wishes." (Sherry Hsiao/Epoch Times)

    8 Lantern Riddles to Celebrate the Chinese Lantern Festival

    The Chinese Lantern Festival, which falls on the 15th day of the first month on the Chinese lunar calendar, or March 5 in 2015, marks... Read more

  • Firecrackers and bright, colourful lanterns light up the evening as children celebrate the Lantern Festival. The Chinese greeting says, "Happy Lantern Festival." (Cindy Sheu/Epoch Times)

    The Chinese Lantern Festival Marks End of New Year Celebrations

    According to tradition, Chinese New Year celebrations continue until the Lantern Festival, which falls on the 15th day of the first month on the Chinese... Read more

  • The Chinese idiom “9 shepherds for 10 sheep” is used to describe a situation where there are too many people giving orders and not enough people to carry them out. (Zhiching Chen/Epoch Times)

    Chinese Idioms: 9 Shepherds for 10 Sheep (十羊九牧)

    The idiom “9 shepherds for 10 sheep,” which originates from a story about a senior official’s report to an ancient Chinese emperor, contains wisdom and... Read more

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    Why the Chinese Get Up Early

    Zhu Xi, a 12th-century scholar whose teachings and interpretations of the Confucian texts influenced many generations of Chinese, once wrote: “The essence of the day... Read more

  • Energetic lion dancers present a modern couplet. The complementary pair translate as: Praise truthfulness, compassion, and tolerance; Purify body, mind, and spirit. (Lin Weiyu/Epoch Times)

    Chinese New Year 2015: The New Year Couplets

    In regard to Chinese New Year decorations, one of the most important is the antithetical couplet posted in red on both sides of the main... Read more

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    Jing Ke: The Man Who Tried to Kill China’s First Emperor

    The last and by far most famous of assassins in Sima Qian’s chronicles is Jing Ke, the man who tried and nearly succeeded in killing... Read more

  • Dr. Damon Noto of Doctors Against Forced Organ Harvesting (DAFOH) speaks at a rally in Flushing 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. (Benjamin Chasteen/Epoch Times)

    How Did Falun Gong Commemorate April 25 Worldwide?

    On April 25, practitioners of Falun Gong around the globe held commemorative events to remember a historic incident that unfolded sixteen years ago. Two days... Read more

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    This Women’s Rights Activist Was Threatened With Rape by Chinese Police

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  • Adherents of Falun Gong, also called Falun Dafa, gather across the street from the Chinese embassy in Ottawa on April 24, 2015, to commemorate the peaceful protest 16 years ago, on April 25, 1999, when 10,000 Falun Gong practitioners gathered in Beijing to call on the central government to allow them to practice their faith free from harassment. (Pam McLennan/Epoch Times)

    Falun Gong Marks 16 Years Since April 25 Peaceful Protest in China

    OTTAWA—Ottawa Falun Gong practitioners as part of a nationwide and worldwide demonstration took to the grassy area across the street from the Chinese embassy on... 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

  • 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

  • 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

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  • A Chinese paramilitary soldier yawns as he stands at attention while guarding in Tiananmen Square on Oct. 20, 2014 in Beijing, China. (Kevin Frayer/Getty Images)

    In China, the Party Can Call Anything a State Secret, Including Public Information

    Two current legal cases in China have shone a light on a vaguely-worded, but highly powerful instrument wielded by the Communist Party: State Secrets. One... Read more

  • Chinese journalist Gao Yu attends an opening ceremony of Chinese artist Liu Xia's photo exhibition in Hong Kong on June 9, 2012. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)

    Chinese Regime Sentences Senior Journalist to 7 Years on Charges of Leaking State Secrets

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  • 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

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  • Ethan Gutmann in a video about his interview with the Taiwanese surgeon Dr. Ko Wen-je. (Ethan Gutmann)

    Media, Organ Harvesting, and China: An Interview With Ethan Gutmann

    An award winning journalist and author reviews the international press on forced organ harvesting in China. Ethan Gutmann is the author of “The Slaughter” (Prometheus, 2014) and “Losing... Read more

  • Zhang Jing Rong at the booth for the Global Service Center for Quitting the Chinese Communist Party in Flushing, New York City, on June 23, 2014. (Joshua Philipp/The Epoch Times)

    Two Hundred Million Chinese Choose Freedom

    Beginning in 2004, thousands, then tens of thousands, then over one hundred thousand Chinese people began renouncing the Chinese Communist Party every day. The service... Read more

  • A Chinese security guard talks on his cell phone in Beijing on Oct. 10, 2014. (FRED DUFOUR/AFP/Getty Images)

    Telephone Marathon Into China Targets Persecutors

    When Chen Guangcheng, the famous, blind Chinese rights activist, was in Linyi Prison in Shandong Province, a prison guard he was conversing with suddenly received... Read more

  • Li Ding Yun, who was visiting the US from China, was one of the 100 people who decided to quit the Chinese Communist Party after watching and listening to Tuidang rally in Flushing, New York, on April 28, 2012. (Benjamin Chasteen/Epoch Times)

    In Their Own Words: Chinese People Renounce the Party

    People from all walks of life renounce the Communist Party, thus joining the Tuidang movement. From students to farmers, Christians to atheists, civilians to Party... Read more

  • Women at the Global Service Center for Quitting the Chinese Communist Party in Flushing, New York, June 25, 2014. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

    What Is ‘Tuidang?’

    Tuidang, meaning “Quit the Party” in Chinese, is the largest grassroots movement in history. Started in 2004, it has helped 200 million Chinese people renounce... Read more

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    Thousands of Chinese Sign Petition to Release Prisoners of Conscience

    Practitioners of the Falun Gong spiritual discipline remain persistent in their nonviolent resistance efforts while facing persecution by the Chinese regime. And they aren’t alone... Read more

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    Persecution of Falun Gong Continues Into 2015

    Chinese regime authorities continue to arrest and torture, sometimes to death, practitioners of the traditional meditation practice Falun Gong over the first three months of... Read more

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    Rising Chinese Genius Found Dead in Well After Years of Persecution

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  • An artist’s rendering of the National Memorial to Victims of Communism slated to be built this year. Despite the controversy over the memorial’s location, Minister responsible for the National Capital Commission Pierre Poilievre says it will be built in the chosen location near the Supreme Court of Canada. (ABSTRAKT Studio Architecture)

    Victims of Communism Memorial Will Go Ahead in Current Location: Poilievre

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  • A doctor stands over an empty Styrofoam box used for transporting human organs as part of a media event in an operation room at the Vivantes Neukoelln clinic on Sept. 28, 2012, in Berlin, Germany. (Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

    Doctors Cast Doubt on China’s Promises of Organ Transplant Reform

    Recent promises by Chinese officials to cease the use of executed prisoners as a source for transplant organs has attracted the scrutiny of a Washington,... Read more

  • Nepalese students and Chinese students gathering to pray for Nepal in Nanhua University in Hengyang, central China's Hunan province on April 26, 2015. (STR/AFP/Getty Images)

    Did Nepal Just Reject Earthquake Relief to Avoid Offending China?

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  • Dr. Damon Noto of Doctors Against Forced Organ Harvesting (DAFOH) speaks at a rally in Flushing 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. (Benjamin Chasteen/Epoch Times)

    How Did Falun Gong Commemorate April 25 Worldwide?

    On April 25, practitioners of Falun Gong around the globe held commemorative events to remember a historic incident that unfolded sixteen years ago. Two days... Read more

  • This picture taken on February 24, 2014 shows visitors wearing masks in Temple of Heaven in haze-covered Beijing. (STR/AFP/Getty Images)

    China Needs 2 Trillion Yuan Annually to Combat Pollution

    A report by China’s central bank says that the country needs 2 trillion yuan (about $322 billion) every year for the next five years if... Read more

  • A Chinese investor visits an overseas property and immigration exhibition in Beijing on July 4, 2014. (Wang Zhao/AFP/Getty Images)

    Chinese People’s Wish to Move Overseas Leads to a Scam

    Thousands of Chinese eager to leave the country and find their futures elsewhere seem to have been taken advantage of by an unscrupulous Chinese businessman... Read more

  • Wu Rongrong in an undated photo. (Screen shot/Amnesty International)

    This Women’s Rights Activist Was Threatened With Rape by Chinese Police

    A Chinese female rights activist who was recently released from detention said recently that police threatened to throw her in a male prisoners’ cells to... Read more

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    After Bee Die-Off, Chinese Apple Farmers Resort to Hand-Pollination

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  • Chinese women washing seeds on Nov. 27, 2014 in a disused Beijing canal. (GREG BAKER/AFP/Getty Images)

    Chinese Groundwater Continues Deteriorating Trend, State Report Says

    Water in China is dirty, in short supply, and the situation isn’t getting better, a state report says. The groundwater pollution report, published April 22... Read more

  • A nurse looks after a rescued baby in a hospital in Xichang, southwest China's Sichuan province, on Dec. 18, 2012. A baby smuggling ring was recently broken up in China. (STR/AFP/Getty Images)

    Chinese Baby Traffickers Make Pregnant Women Hide in Pig Farms

    Police in China recently broke up a baby trafficking ring that operated in six provinces, arresting 171 suspects and rescuing 64 traded infants. These traffickers... Read more

  • CEO of Jaguar Land Rover Ralf Speth looks on during a visit by Business Secretary Vince Cable at the Halewood assembly plant on March 2, 2011, in Halewood, England. Jaguar Land Rover will not sue a Chinese company that released a copy of the Evoque. (Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

    Land Rover CEO Declares ‘No Laws’ in China, as Lawsuit Drops

    Jaguar Land Rover has taken a hard lesson on copyright protection in China, and has announced it will not pursue legal action against Jiangling Motors... Read more

  • Senior postdoctoral fellow Xiaofang Wang pulls out frozen stem cells in a lab at the University of Connecticut`s (UConn) Stem Cell Institute at the UConn Health Center on August 27, 2010 in Farmington, Connecticut. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

    China Pushes ‘Brave New World’ of Genetically Modified Embryos

    On Wednesday, reports emerged that Chinese researchers had conducted germline editing—the modification of non-somatic sex cells and embryos—for the first time, attempting to remove a... Read more

  • Chinese environmental activist Wu Lihong checks the water quality in an irrigation channel outside a chemical factory beside a rice paddy and on the edge of Taihu Lake in Yixing in Jiangsu Province on September 14, 2011. (MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images)

    How an Official’s Tearful Confession Shows the State of China’s Environmental Bureau

    At the trial of a former county-level official working for China’s environmental authorities, the defendant broke down crying as he confessed the extent of the... Read more

  • A smartphone shows the two taxi-hailing apps, Kuaidi Dache and Didi Dache in Hangzhou, China's Zhejiang province on Feb. 14. Another app, Didi Da Ren, played on the popularity of Didi Dache, yet allowed users to hire thugs. (STR/AFP/Getty Images)

    Uber for Goons App in China Became Mobile Store for Thugs and Hitmen

    A mobile app in China mimicked the model for Uber, a tool that let’s users hire taxis, and turned it into a tool for hiring... Read more

  • Chinese paramilitary police stand guard in the Muslim Uighur minority area of Urumqi, Xinjiang Province on June 30, 2013. (Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images)

    Dissidents Say Chinese Officials Blackmailed Them to Spy on Canada

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  • 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)

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  • A Chinese worker uses scissors to cut up used syringes (Screenshot/Apple Daily)

    Syringes, Underwear, and the Business of Recyling in China

    In China, many make their living by procuring and re-purposing trash. Not all of it is actually safe, especially when the trash in question comes... Read more

  • Pro-democracy protesters hold yellow umbrellas, a symbol of the pro-democracy protests, during a demonstration outside Legislative Council in Hong Kong on April 22, 2015 in Hong Kong. (Lam Yik Fei/Getty Images)

    Defiant Hongkongers Resist Embrace of Mainland China

    HONG KONG—All around Chow Tak-yee’s neighborhood in the working-class edges of Hong Kong, the 26-year-old can feel the spreading influence of nearby mainland China on the prosperous,... Read more

  • Chinese farmers store wheat after harvesting in Zouping, Shandong province in Northeast China on June 13, 2012. (STR/AFP/Getty Images)

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    The Chinese regime claims China has the world’s largest grain reserves, but dishonest government warehouse operators leave a big question mark over the state of... Read more

  • Some of the more than 20,000 pairs of counterfeit luxury shoes seized on Aug. 14, 2012 in Long Beach, Calif., from a shipment from China U.S. Earlier this month Spanish authorities intercepted 11 containers from China with counterfeit shoes, clothing, electronics, and other items. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)

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  • Thousands of Chinese high school students surround an official vehicle in Zhaoyang District, Yunnan Province,  on April 17, 2015.

    These Chinese Students Had Enough of Police Bullying a Grandma Selling Bananas

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  • Chinese journalist Gao Yu attends an opening ceremony of Chinese artist Liu Xia's photo exhibition in Hong Kong on June 9, 2012. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)

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  • 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

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  • 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.”
(CS Poon/Epoch Times)

    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)

    First Post-Soviet President of Ukraine Praises “Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party”

    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

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

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

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

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

    ‘Heaven Will Destroy the Chinese Communist Party’

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

  • 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

  • Ge Jianxiong, a member of the standing committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference, calls for the exposure of mass murder through organ harvesting. (Screen shot/Fudan Development Institute)

    Chinese Official Calls for Exposure of Former Security Chief’s Role in Organ Harvest

    A leading member the Chinese Communist Party’s top advisory body took to the airwaves of a dissident TV station to describe the regime’s former security... Read more

  • A doctor stands over an empty Styrofoam box used for transporting human organs as part of a media event in an operation room at the Vivantes Neukoelln clinic on Sept. 28, 2012, in Berlin, Germany. (Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

    Doctors Cast Doubt on China’s Promises of Organ Transplant Reform

    Recent promises by Chinese officials to cease the use of executed prisoners as a source for transplant organs has attracted the scrutiny of a Washington,... Read more

  • Jennifer Zeng, at Washington DC, Candle Light Vigil. (NTD Television)

    Free China Screening Celebrates Magna Carta’s 800 Years of Liberty and Justice

    WILMINGTON, Del.—It’s unusual for a documentary film to tour the film festival circuit for over a year, and, if lucky, to show on movie screens... Read more

  • MP Scott Reid, chair of the Canadian Parliament’s Subcommittee on International Human Rights (C), speaks with Dr. Damon Noto of Doctors Against Forced Organ Harvesting (L) and investigative journalist Ethan Gutmann, author of “The Slaughter: Mass Killings, Organ Harvesting, and China's Secret Solution to Its Dissident Problem,” on Oct. 21, 2014. On Feb. 2, 2015, the committee passed an amended motion to name Falun Gong as being among the prisoners of conscience subjected to forced organ harvesting in China. (Donna He/Epoch Times)

    Falun Gong Named as Organ-Harvested Group in Amended Parliamentary Motion

    The Parliamentary Subcommittee on International Human Rights has amended a motion to name Falun Gong adherents as being among the groups of prisoners of conscience... Read more

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

    China’s Former Security Chief Implicated in Organ Harvesting

    In a surprising shift in a public narrative, China’s top organ transplantation official blamed the former chief security boss and longtime Jiang Zemin loyalist, Zhou Yongkang, for... Read more

  • “Mr. Wang” (an alias) stands for a photograph in Toronto, Canada, recently. As an intern doctor in China in the 1990s, Mr. Wang said he witnessed the harvesting of organs from a living person. (Yi Ling/Epoch Times)

    Former Chinese Hospital Intern Recounts a Live Organ Harvest

    TORONTO—Mr. Wang (an alias) has lived in Canada for years, but only recently came forward with a harrowing episode he experienced around two decades ago... Read more

  • Ms. Tian on Feb. 13, 2015 in Philadelphia. Ms. Tian was once held in a hospital in China where she believes doctors were planning on harvesting her organs. (Friends of Falun Gong)

    Chinese Refugee Once ‘Kept Like an Animal For Harvest’

    Ms. Tian, a 71-year-old political asylee from China, once spent a week tied to a hospital bed, silently wondering every day whether that day would... Read more


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