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Hong Kong Financier: Hongkongers Are Not China’s Enemies

Edward Chin, organizer of 2047 HK Finance Monitor. (Image provided by Edward Chin)
Edward Chin, organizer of 2047 HK Finance Monitor. (Image provided by Edward Chin)

The Chinese regime shouldn’t see the people of Hong Kong as bitter foes, says a local financier, because they are only asking for what has...


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  • Ma Jisheng, then Chinese ambassador to Iceland, in a meeting at the Iceland's Foreign Ministry, in Reykjavik, on Dec. 18, 2012. Ma was taken away by the Ministry of State Security in early 2014 reported Sina. (Halldor Kolbeins/AFP/Getty Images)

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  • Chinese Communist Party leader Xi Jinping speaks during a Korea-China Investment Forum at Shilla Hotel on July 4, 2014, in Seoul, South Korea. Xi spoke at the Fifth Plenary Session of the Central Commission for Discipline and Inspection, the anti-corruption watchdog in China, on Jan. 13. (Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images)

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  • North Korean dictator Kim Jung Un is shown inspecting the North Korean army’s command, in an undated photo released from the state-run Korean Central News Agency on Jan. 12, 2014. The Chinese regime is propping up North Korea, states a recent report. (AFP/KCNA VIA KNS)

    China Props Up North Korea, Says Congressional Report

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  • A worker of an Industrial and Commercial Bank of China Ltd (ICBC) branch counts money as she serves a customer in Shanghai on Sept. 24, 2014. (JOHANNES EISELE/AFP/Getty Images)

    In China, Bank Robberies Are Committed by the Bankers

    Banking scams, fake banks, naked robbery of hundreds of millions of yuan—all are dismissed by the Chinese regime’s banking authorities as “isolated incidents.” Victims don’t... Read more

  • A staff member counts money at a branch of the Bank of China in Lianyungang, Jiangsu Province of China. Increasingly, other currencies including the Canadian dollar will be taking the US dollar’s place in exchange for renminbi. (ChinaFotoPress/Getty Images)

    The Chinese Economy Debunked (+Video)

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  • A man uses his smartphone on a hazy day outside the Forbidden City in Beijing on Nov. 20, 2014. (Kevin Frayer/Getty Images)

    Technical Report Accidentally Reveals Police in China Monitoring Phones

    Recently the Chinese regime in southeast China’s Wenzhou City accidently admitted that it was using a Trojan Horse virus to monitor the public’s phones in... Read more

  • Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg

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    We probably should have seen the signs when Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and his newly-wedded wife accidentally photo-bombed a Chinese TV news report about China’s... Read more

  • In this file photo, a worker counts currency in a bank in Shanghai, China. There have been a string of failures by private lending firms in China, leaving those who had invested their savings in the companies protesting to get their money back. (Johannes Eisele/AFP/Getty Images)

    Chinese Investors Protest as Lending Industry Collapses

    Private lending firms in China have been going bankrupt one after another. The bankruptcies have prompted mass protests by thousands of people who have lost... Read more

  • The 2013 audit of the revenue and expenditure of 38 central sector units show billions of illegal income, according to official reports. (Sam Yeh/AFP/Getty Images)

    Phony Chinese Bank Cheated Depositors Out of $32 Million

    BEIJING—Chinese police said Friday they’ve arrested five people in connection with a phony bank that used bogus offices and tellers to bilk depositors out of $32 million. More... Read more

  • Christopher Croutier gives his remarks at the Brooklyn Law School panel on China/U.S. trade relations in New York on January 21, 2014. (Gary Du/Epochtimes)

    Trade Expert Says China Still a Threat

    NEW YORK—A panel of lawyers, judges, and consultants deliberated, at the Brooklyn Law School on Jan. 21, over the question of whether China still poses a... Read more

  • Tourists are silhouetted against the distorted Hollywood sign on June 28, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. The Motion Picture Association of America is suing China's Xunlei for violating an anti-piracy deal. (Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

    Hollywood Studios Suing China’s Xunlei for Breaking Anti-Piracy Deal

    One of China’s top Internet companies, Xunlei, also runs one of its top tools for downloading pirated films. The Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA)... Read more

  • The door of Fantasia’s office in Causeway Bay was locked during office hours. (Ku Gong/Epoch Times)

    Chinese Property Companies in Hong Kong Head Downhill With Jiang Faction

    HONG KONG—Fantasia Holdings is having trouble, along with many other Chinese property companies that have connections to the Jiang Zemin faction of the Chinese Communist... Read more

  • Former chief of the United Front Work Department, Ling Jihua, at the plenary session of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference on March 8, 2013, in Beijing. The United Front is involved in political agitation and propaganda activities inside and outside China. (Lintao Zhang/Getty Images)

    Official Protectors Purged, Taiwanese Businessmen Leave China

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  • People walk past a vendor waits for customer to sell bags on a pedestrian overhead bridge along a city link road in Beijing, China, Nov. 17, 2014. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)

    China’s First GDP Miss in 17 Years

    For the first time since 1998, China’s GDP came in below the target of the communist regime, rising 7.4 percent in 2014. The Communist Party... Read more

  • A cleaner walks past a Microsoft office building in Beijing on July 31, 2014. (Greg Baker/AFP/Getty Images)

    China Uncensored: Why Western Companies Are Being Targeted in China

    We all know the conventional wisdom about Western businesses in China. They’re highly respected, Western businessmen are welcomed with open arms, and so on. But... Read more

  • Hong Kong tycoon Li Ka-shing (R) listens to his son Victor Li Tzar-kuoi during a press conference in Hong Kong on Jan. 9, 2015. Li recently announced plans to reorganize two companies, Cheung Kong Holdings Limited and Hutchison Whampoa Limited, into two new Hong Kong-listed entities. (Phillipe Lopez/AFP/Getty Images)

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  • Costa Rica’s President Luis Guillermo Solis (L) gestures during talks with Chinese Premier Li Keqiang held at the Great Hall of the People on Jan. 8 in Beijing, China. The Chinese regime is investing in cash-strapped Latin American countries. (Ng Han Guan-Pool/Getty Images)

    Chinese Regime Buys Influence in Latin America

    The Chinese regime is tightening its grip around Latin America. Chinese Communist Party leader Xi Jinping promised over 10 years a $250 billion of investment... Read more

  • Chairman and CEO of China Unicom Chang Xiaobing speaks during a press conference in Hong Kong on Aug. 8, 2013. The company is alleged to be able to spy on its users, according to a Chinese security website. (Dale de la Rey/AFP/Getty Images)

    China Unicom Could Monitor Any of Its Cellphones, Researcher Found

    China Unicom one of China’s largest state-run telecommunications firms has systems in place to listen in on phone calls and track the locations of its... Read more

  • Laborers work in a shoe factory in Jinjiang, south China's Fujian province on Sept. 17, 2013. A large number of major original equipment manufacturers have shut down in China recently. (STR/AFP/Getty Images)

    China’s Reputation as ‘The World’s Factory’ Fades

    An increasing wave of original equipment manufacturers in China declared bankruptcy, shut down, or moved out of the country in the second half of 2014,... Read more

  • Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro (R) walks with Chinese President Xi Jinping (L) as they review an honor guard during a welcoming ceremony at the Great Hall of the People on Jan. 7, 2015, in Beijing, China. (Andy Wong/Getty Images)

    China Wants to Buy Out Latin America

    When you are dealing with China everything is big, especially numbers. Now China announced another big number, a $250 billion investment program for South America... Read more

  • Security guard personnel stand guard as people line up to complain or seek help with customer service outside a Best Buy outlet store, which closed its doors earlier in the week, in Shanghai on Feb. 25, 2011. Best Buy opened and closed most of its stores inside China within a span of a few years. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)

    Amid Failed Promises of Reform, US Companies Leave China

    Failed dreams and broken promises are all that remain of the hope that led the United States to open free trade with China in 2001... Read more

  • An office worker talks on a mobile phone in front of a China Unicom logo, California-based Apple's partner in China, in Beijing on Jan. 5, 2012. An anti-corruption investigation has yielded arrests of two executives, so far. (Liu Jin/AFP/Getty Images)

    Apple Partner in China Busted by Anti-Corruption Campaign

    Chinese anti-corruption investigators are savaging China Unicom, the second-largest (and state run) telecommunications firm in China and a major partner of Apple. A deputy general... Read more

  • Avon has agreed to pay a total of US$135 million for violating the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act by bribing Chinese officials. (Epoch Times)

    Avon Fined by US Watchdog for Bribing Chinese Officials

    Cosmetics giant Avon has agreed to pay a total of US$135 million to settle charges by the U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. Securities... Read more

  • Confucius, 1770. (The Granger Collection, New York via Wikimedia Commons)

    Improve Your Resolve With Ancient Chinese Wisdom

    Have you made headway on your New Year’s resolutions, or have they faded from view already? A journey of a thousand miles begins with a... Read more

  • Former Vice Chairman of the National Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference, Ling Jihua, on March 8, 2013, in Beijing. Ling has been stripped of his position as the vice chairman and his staggering illegitimate wealth has been exposed by Hong Kong and U.S. Chinese-language media. (Lintao Zhang/Getty Images)

    Media Reports Hu Jintao’s Top Aide Amassed Staggering Amounts of Wealth

    Chinese investigators hauled away six-truck loads of gold, calligraphy works, and antiques from a secret stash. The valuables, worth 83.7 billion yuan (about $13.4 billion),... Read more

  • The Chinese character 世 (shì) stands for world, an age or era, or a generation. (Epoch Times)

    Chinese Character for World: Shì (世)

    The Chinese character 世 (shì) stands for world, an age or era, or a generation. The world is typically referred to as 世界 (shì jiè)... Read more

  • With a river behind them, Han Xin’s soldiers had no choice but to fight desperately, and they eventually crushed the Zhao army. (Jane Ku/Epoch Times)

    Chinese Idioms: Battling With One’s Back To The River (背水一戰)

    Han Xin (about 256–195 B.C.) was a military strategist and general who contributed greatly to the founding of the Han dynasty (206 B.C.– A.D. 220)... Read more

  • Photoillustration by Epoch Times, MLK: AFP/Stringer

    Philosopher Mo Zi: The MLK of Ancient China

    Since 1971, the third Monday of each January has been a U.S. federal holiday dedicated to Martin Luther King Jr., the great American civil rights... Read more

  • The Han Hao Bird believed it was the most beautiful bird in the world, even more beautiful than the phoenix. Instead of working hard to build a nest for the winter, it spent its time showing off its glamorous coat, muddling along day after day, until it finally froze staff one night in the icy cold.(insima/iStock/Thinkstock)

    Story From Ancient China: The Han Hao Bird

    According to legend, on Wutai Mountain there lived a creature called the Han Hao Bird (寒號鳥), a bird very different from other birds. Not only... Read more

  • Right: A depiction of Zhang Guo Lao riding backward on his donkey. (Yeuan Fang/Epoch Times) Background: A Lakota camp, c. 1891. (John C. Grabill via Shutterstock*)

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    Are you moving forward or backward in life? Some ancient cultures had figures that literally moved backward to remind the people around them to pay... Read more

  • When Master Qiu gave them a lesson, Student Ah listened attentively and was single-heartedly devoted to learning. Student Bi, however, seemed to be listening, but his mind was on something else. ( Jane Ku/Epoch Times)

    Chinese Idioms: Single-Hearted Devotion (專心致志)

    A long time ago, there was a chess master named Yi Qiu (弈秋). He was famous for being the most expert chess player of the... Read more

  • Shao Yong, the great philosopher and cosmologist. (Jane Ku)

    Historical Figures: Shao Yong, Great Chinese Philosopher and Cosmologist

    Shao Yong (A.D. 1011–1077) was a philosopher, poet, and cosmologist of the Northern Song Dynasty. In his youth, he was extraordinarily intelligent and became determined... Read more

  • (Sun Mingguo/Epoch Times)

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  • The merchant’s boast of having the most durable shield and the most effective shield-piercing spear was such a contradiction that it made people laugh. (Zona Yeh/Epoch Times

    Chinese Idioms: Use One’s Spear Against One’s Own Shield (自相矛盾)

    During the Warring States period (475–221 B.C.), there was a weapons merchant in the state of Chu who specialized in selling spears and shields. One... Read more

  • The Chinese character 公 (gōng) stands for being fair or just and also describes what is public or common to all people. It is used to refer to a duke or lord.  (Epoch Times)

    Chinese Character for Fair, Public: Gōng (公)

    The Chinese character 公 (gōng) as an adjective stands for being fair, just, equitable, or impartial, and also describes what is public or common to... Read more

  • The Tang Dynasty was widely regarded as the peak of Chinese civilization. (Shutterstock*)

    Winter Verses From the Tang Dynasty

    With winter’s chill comes an overbearing stillness. Just as the whiteness of snow reduces the complexities of our world to a common state of frozen... Read more

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    China Uncensored: The Truth Behind Traditional Chinese Kung Fu

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  • The Chinese radical/character 田 (tián) stands for arable land, cultivated ground, or agricultural fields. (Epoch Times)

    Chinese Character for Fields: Tián (田)

    The Chinese radical/character 田 (tián) stands for fields, arable land, or cultivated ground. 田 (tián) is a pictogram that depicts plots of cultivated farmland, with... Read more

  • Justice Bao, the symbol of Justice and fairness. (SM Yang)

    Historical Figures: Bao Zheng, Symbol of Justice and Fairness

    Bao Zheng (A.D. 999–1062) was a well-known official and judge in the Northern Song Dynasty. During his service, he fought vigorously against corruption, solved many... Read more

  • The silly monkeys were quite happy with receiving three chestnuts at dawn and four at dusk, even though they had been unhappy with getting four chestnuts in the morning and three in the evening.
(Mei Xiu/Epoch Times)

    Chinese Idioms: Three at Dawn and Four at Dusk (朝三暮四)

    During the Spring and Autumn period (770–476 B.C.), there lived an old man in the state of Song. He was very fond of monkeys and... Read more

  • Detail of a mural from an Eastern Han tomb (25–220 A.D.) at Zhucun, Luoyang, Henan Province, China. The painting utilizes Han purple and Han blue pigments. (Wikimedia Commons)

    Han Purple: A 2,800-Year-Old Artificial Pigment That Quantum Physicists Are Trying to Understand

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  • “Good advice jars the ear yet is beneficial for guiding one’s behavior; effective medicine tastes bitter yet is good for curing one’s illness,” Zhang Liang said to, Liu Bang. “What the general said to you was good advice.” (Catherine Chang/Epoch Times)

    Chinese Idioms: Good Advice Jars the Ear (忠言逆耳)

    Prior to the end of the Qin Dynasty (221–206 B.C.), the leader of the rebellion troops, Liu Bang, occupied the Qin palace. Liu was amazed... Read more

  • The Chinese character 字 (zì) stands for a word or character and is formed by placing 子 (zi), the character/radical for child or son, under 宀, the radical for roof. The character symbolizes a child in a house. (Epoch Times)

    Chinese Character for Word, Character: Zì (字)

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  • Hong Kong media tycoon Jimmy Lai on Dec. 11, 2014. His mansion and the Next Media building were firebombed on Jan. 12, 2015, and Hong Kong people are concerned the attacks were connected to the Chinese regime. (Yu Kong/Epoch Times)

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  • Chinese human rights lawyer Wang Yonghang is paralyzed after being severely tortured since being imprisoned in prison in China since 2009. (New Tang Dynasty Television)

    Torture Paralyzes Chinese Lawyer Who Defended Falun Gong

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  • "The Politburo's Predicament," a recent report by Freedom House researcher Sarah Cook. (Teresa You/Epoch Times)

    Waiting for the ‘Backlash’ in China

    In a recent radio interview, the French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve explained why the country’s anti-terrorism forces were unable to catch the recent Charlie Hebdo... Read more

  • Police nab a pedestrian in Mong Kok, Hong Kong on Nov. 26, 2014. (Poon Cai Shu/Epoch Times)

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  • Du Bin tells about the crimes committed at Masanjia Labor Camp in his new book, “The Roar of Masanjia.” (Poon Zaishu/Epoch Times)

    The Story Behind a Letter From Hell

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  • In this file photo, police stand guard at the Intermediate People's Court in Jinan, Shandong Province on Aug. 24, 2013. (Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images)

    Secret Trials Held Against Persecuted in China

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  • Falun Dafa practitioners hold a candlelight vigil as a peaceful protest near the Chinese Consulate in New York, on April 25, 2014. The protest is against the Chinese regime’s 15-year persecution of the practice. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

    Report: Persecution of Falun Gong Continues in China

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  • Law professor Zhang Qianfan at China’s Peking University Law School harshly criticized the anti-constitutional standpoint of Chinese Communist Party state-run media in an op-ed published in the Chinese edition of the Financial Times on Jan. 5. (Screenshot/law.ytu.edu.cn)

    Chinese Law Professor Offers Staunch Defense of Constitutionalism

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  • Chinese Christians pray during a service at an underground independent Protestant Church on Oct. 12, in Beijing, China. China, an officially atheist country, places a number of restrictions on Christians and allows legal practice of the faith only at state-approved churches. (Kevin Frayer/Getty Images)

    China’s Christians May Soon Face Harsher Crackdown

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  • Tibetan writer Tsering Woeser. (Courtesy of Tsering Woeser)

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  • Taipei mayor Dr. Ko Wen-je (center, red tie) surrounded by reporters on his first day in office on Dec. 25, 2014. (CNA News)

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  • Foreign journalists work in Tiananmen Square on Nov. 9 in Beijing. (Fred Dufour/AFP/Getty Images)

    China Takes ‘Worst Jailer of Journalists’ Title in 2014

    The Chinese regime has locked up the highest number of journalists in the world this year. In its annual report, the Committee to Protect Journalists... Read more

  • Tian Yunhai, who has been illegally imprisoned for 10 years in China because of his beliefs. (Courtesy of Pan Qi)

    Manhattan Resident Seeks to Rescue Fiancé Tortured in China

    After serving nine and one-half years in a Chinese prison for remaining true to his beliefs, a former railway manager may now face even more... Read more

  • Chinese policemen patrol outside a courthouse in Shandong Province, China. On Dec. 20, 2014, in southern China's Guangdong Province, police threw the lawyer Liu Zhengqing out of court for attempting to defend his client, a Falun Gong practitioner. (Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images)

    Lawyer Tossed Out of Chinese Court for Defending Falun Gong Practitioners

    When two practitioners of the spiritual discipline Falun Gong went on trial for their beliefs in southern China’s Guangdong Province on Dec. 20, the presiding... Read more

  • Canadian citizen Li Zhe, along with other Falun Gong practitioners, hold an event in front of the Chinese consulate in Toronto to seek the release of his father, Li Xiaobo, who has been detained since April 2014 in China for his belief in Falun Gong. During that time he has not been permitted any outside contact, including with a lawyer or family members. (Allen Zhou/Epoch Times)

    Canadian Citizen to Beijing: ‘Release My Father’

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  • "Thou shalt not pass Macau customs... if you're called *insert HK pro-democracy supporter name here*" (Isaac Lawrence/AFP/Getty Images)

    HK People: 1-Year-Old Baby Deemed Security Threat, Banned From Macau

    These days, no one’s too young to be a radical troublemaker. Baby Ho Chun-yan was supposed to visit Macau with his parents on Friday, Dec... Read more

  • Bulgarian practitioners of Falun Gong speak during a press conference at the Bulgarian Telegraph Agency Pressclub in Sofia, Bulgaria, on Dec. 18, 2014. They revealed facts about their illegal detention in Serbia and shared that after being held for three days in a Serbian arrest, they feel that the persecution ongoing in China is not as far away as they thought. (NTD Television)

    Bulgarian, Russian Falun Gong Adherents Released from Illegal Detention in Serbia

    After international pressure was applied, seven Bulgarian and two Russian adherents of Falun Gong were released following three days of illegal detention in the outskirts... Read more

  • A group of Chinese lawyers went on hunger strike in front of Jiansanjiang Detention Center in March 2014, urging the authorities to release four rights lawyers illegally detained for defending Falun Gong practitioners. (Screenshot/Weibo.com)

    Eight Lawyers Brave Possible Beatings to Defend Falun Gong Practitioners in China

    Nine months after four Chinese rights lawyers were detained and brutally beaten by police for attempting to defend Falun Gong practitioners detained in Jiansanjiang of... Read more

  • Counterfeit toys made in China and seized by Customs are displayed at Ministere des Finances on April 22, 2010 in Paris, France. The CECC holds hearing on deplorable labor conditions in China’s toy industry, finding industry’s response ineffective. (Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)

    Chinese Made Toys: Forced Labor and Violations of Local Law 

    WASHINGTON—As the holiday season descends upon us, Americans will be heading to the stores and making purchases of toys. Where do the toys come from?... Read more

  • A worker of an Industrial and Commercial Bank of China Ltd (ICBC) branch counts money as she serves a customer in Shanghai on Sept. 24, 2014. (JOHANNES EISELE/AFP/Getty Images)

    In China, Bank Robberies Are Committed by the Bankers

    Banking scams, fake banks, naked robbery of hundreds of millions of yuan—all are dismissed by the Chinese regime’s banking authorities as “isolated incidents.” Victims don’t... Read more

  • Chinese lawyer Zhang Weiyu holds banner saying: “I want to defend rights,” in front of the Heilongjiang provincial government on Jan. 20. The president of the Supreme People's Court in China has recently told judges to stop expelling lawyers from the court room. (Epoch Times)

    President of China’s Supreme Court Admonishes Judges

    Zhou Qiang, the top Chinese judicial official, gave an uncommon reprimand of justices around China at a conference recently, demanding that they adhere to due... Read more

  • Chinese prisoners are lined up in Qingchuan County of Sichuan province on May 8, 2009. Chinese media exposed chaotic phenomenons such as sex scandals and high rate of unnatural death in Nehe Prison in northern China’s Heilongjiang Province. (Peter Parks/AFP/Getty Images)

    Sexual Scandal, Suicide, and Murder at Chinese Prison

    A prison in northeastern China has been at the center of a media storm as news organizations throughout China have been carrying stories about misdeeds... Read more

  • A pond has a pink color because of pollution by a nearby plastic waste factory in northern China's Hebei Province, on Oct. 22, 2014. (Weibo.com/u/1083369547)

    State-run News Agency: China Is “Global Backyard for Trash”

    China’s trash problem is so bad that regime mouthpiece Xinhua published an article on Jan. 6 headlined “Not a Rumor, China is the Global Backyard... Read more

  • The border between Russia and China. (Wikipedia Commons)

    Chinese Netizens Angry at Russia’s Development of Island Formerly Belonging to China

    A seemingly innocent announcement—the development of a large island in the scenic Far East with cooperation of the two neighboring countries Russia and China—brought reactions... Read more

  • Hong Kong media tycoon Jimmy Lai on Dec. 11, 2014. His mansion and the Next Media building were firebombed on Jan. 12, 2015, and Hong Kong people are concerned the attacks were connected to the Chinese regime. (Yu Kong/Epoch Times)

    Violence Against Media in Hong Kong Is Seen as Tied to China

    The recent spate of violence against media companies in Hong Kong is being understood as a new round of raw intimidation by the Chinese regime,... Read more

  • Chinese paramilitary police officers stand guard in Beijing on Oct. 24, 2014. (Greg Baker/AFP/Getty Images)

    A Spate of Female Missing and Murder Cases in China in 2014

    Since last summer, a spate of female missing and murder cases in China has prompted widespread concern. Some attribute the trend to the general decline... Read more

  • Leading pro-democracy activists, Chan Kin-man (L), Benny Tai Yiu-ting (C) and Chu Yiu-ming hold a banner in front of the Wanchai police station in Hong Kong on Jan. 24, 2015. (Philippe Lopez/AFP/Getty Images)

    Occupy Central Leaders ‘Arrested’ and Let Off for Hong Kong Protests

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  • Democratic Party chairwoman Emily Lau speaks in a press conference on Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015. (Choi Man Man/Epoch Times)

    Call to Pass China Security Laws in Hong Kong Slammed by All Sides

    Pointless. That’s what Hong Kong lawmakers of all stripes feel about a call to impose China’s national security laws in the city. The Basic Law—Hong... Read more

  • A woman collects a sample of the red polluted water flowing from a sewer into the Jian River in Luoyang, in central China's Henan Province, on Dec. 13, 2011. Pollution from a medicine factory in Daliuying Village in Henan Province creates a sour smell in the air, and makes underground water salty and unclear, state news media recently reported. (STR/AFP/Getty Images)

    Pollution Forces Pregnant Women to Leave Chinese Village

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  • Former Hong Kong Chief Executive Tung Chee-hwa speaks during a press conference in Hong Kong on Sept. 3, 2014. (Xaume Olleros/AFP/Getty Images)

    Umbrella Movement Inspires Talk on China Security Laws in Hong Kong

    In view of recent pro-democracy demonstrations, a Hong Kong deputy to China’s faux legislature and a former Chief Executive are backing the introduction of Chinese... Read more

  • A Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) soldier stands guard at the entrance to the PLA's Hong Kong Garrison headquarters in Hong Kong on Aug. 29, 2014. (Alex Ogle/AFP/Getty Images)

    Student Unwittingly ‘Joins’ Secretive New Hong Kong Army Cadet Group

    Jackie really didn’t sign up for it. The college student decided to attend the inauguration ceremony for the brand new Hong Kong Army Cadet Association... Read more

  • A Chinese identification card. The State Internet Information Office vowed recently to force users to register with their real names and IDs when they use Internet platforms. (Epoch Times)

    China Says It Will Force Internet Users to Register Their Names

    China is going to “thoroughly implement” a long-discussed real name registration system on the Internet in 2015, signaling the latest attempt by the authorities to... Read more

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  • 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)

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  • 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)

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  • The Hong Kong Falun Dafa Association held an experience sharing conference in Kowloon on Jan. 18, 2015, with attendees numbering in the thousands. (CS Poon/Epoch Times)

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  • Ethan Gutmann, whose book 'The Slaughter: Mass Killings, Organ Harvesting, and China's Secret Solution to Its Dissident Problem' was published in August 2014. (Courtesy of Ethan Gutmann)

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  • Huang Jiefu talks to the press, in a picture published in the China Medical Tribune. The publication is an indication that the Chinese authorities may be shifting their propaganda strategy on the evidence of organ harvesting from Falun Gong prisoners of conscience. (Screenshot/cmt.com.cn)

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  • Participants in the World Transplant Congress sign a petition calling for the end of forced organ harvesting in China, on July 27, 2014, in San Francisco. (Zhou Rong/Epoch Times)

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  • Brent Rathgeber, MP for Edmonton-St. Albert and chair of the Parliamentary Friends of Falun Gong, speaks at a rally organized ahead of Prime Minister Stephen Harper's visit to China at the Alberta Legislature in Edmonton on Nov. 4, 2014. The rally was held by the Falun Dafa Association of Edmonton to ask the prime minister to publicly ask Chinese authorities to release imprisoned Falun Gong practitioners, to end the persecution of Falun Gong, and to end the practice of forced organ harvesting from living prisoners of conscience. (Shar Chen/Epoch Times)

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  • (L-R) Green Party deputy leader Bruce Hyer, Falun Dafa Association of Canada president Xun Li, and Falun Gong practitioners He Lizhi and Paul Li look on as David Kilgour, organ harvesting investigator and former Secretary of State (Asia Pacific), speaks at a press conference on Parliament’s Centre Block, Nov. 4, 2014. (Matthew Little/Epoch Times)

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  • Two doctors perform surgery in southwest China’s Chongqing, on Aug. 9, 2013. A patient received a matching liver and kidney for transplant surgeries within only a month in Tianjin City, according to New Tang Dynasty Television. (Peter Parks/AFP/Getty Images)

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  • President of The Transplantation Society Dr. Francis L. Delmonico (far R) observes the signing of the Hangzhou Resolution in China on Oct. 29, 2013. Chinese health authorities later reneged on the promises made then, which made participation in this year's China Transplant Congress 2014 impossible for international transplantation organizations. (Screenshot/declarationofinstanbul.org)

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