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China Is Selling US Treasuries and the Impact Could Be Huge

U.S. dollar notes are counted next to stacks of Chinese 100 yuan (RMB) bank notes at a bank in Huaibei, in eastern China's Anhui province, on Sept. 23, 2014. (STR/AFP/Getty Images)
U.S. dollar notes are counted next to stacks of Chinese 100 yuan (RMB) bank notes at a bank in Huaibei, in eastern China's Anhui province, on Sept. 23, 2014. (STR/AFP/Getty Images)

People have said for a long time China could get the United States in trouble by selling vast quantities of its Treasury holdings. Now China...


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  • 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)

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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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  • A man who is suspected as a CCP agent, has been recognized participating in the July 26 City-forum program recording site. During the recording of the City-Forum program, the man shouted loudly against host Tse Chi-fung.  (Epoch Times)

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    Recent Drawings of Torture in China Cause Stir—But They’re Not the First

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  • UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein gives a speech on March 2, 2015 at the opening day of the UN Human Rights council session at the United Nations offices in Geneva. (Fabrice Coffrini/AFP/Getty Images)

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  • Falun Gong practitioners march in a parade in Washington calling for an end to the persecution that is now entering its 16 year inside China on July 16, 2015. (Edward Dye/Epoch Times)

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  • CCP supported group Hong Kong Youth Care Association (HKYCA) set information booths next to Falun Gong’s and use their own banners, loudspeakers and flyers to castigate and mock Falun Gong. In the photo, the HKYCA members in green are holding slanderous flyers at Mong Kok on April 16, 2015. (Epoch Times)

    Hong Kong Court Rules Falun Gong Practitioners Wrongly Accused

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    Chinese Police Arrest 44 Who Attempted to Sue Former Regime Leader

    Chinese communist authorities have arrested several dozen Chinese who attempted to lodge legal complaints against the former Party leader Jiang Zemin, according to an overseas... Read more

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    Profile: Meet China Rights Activist Wu Gan the ‘Butcher’

    BEIJING—Bearded, bald and burly ex-soldier Wu Gan calls himself The Ultra Vulgar Butcher. He poses for online portraits brandishing knives in both hands that he... Read more

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    Anniversary of Falun Gong Persecution Sees Wave of Lawsuits Against Main Persecutor

    More than 103,000 people in China and around the world have filed criminal complaints against former Chinese leader Jiang Zemin for his lead role in... Read more

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    Congressional Hearing: Attacks on Freedom of Belief Escalate in China

    WASHINGTON—Freedom of religion has always been restricted in communist China, but in recent months, state control and interference have never been worse since the Cultural... Read more

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    Chinese State Media Slanders Prominent Rights Lawyer

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    Wei Jingsheng, Father of Chinese Democracy Movement, Supports Campaign to Prosecute Former Party Chief

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  • Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei walks near a playground outside a shopping mall in Beijing on March 24. (Andy Wong/AP Photo)

    Ai Weiwei, Chinese Artist and Critic, Gets Back His Passport

    BEIJING—Ai Weiwei has gotten back his passport four years after it was confiscated by Chinese authorities and is expected to attend a London exhibition this... Read more

  • 10 Hong Kong Falun Gong practitioners gather in front of the post office in Central before mailing their indictments and criminal complaints against Jiang Zemin to the Supreme People’s Court and the Supreme People’s Procuratorate on July 16. (EpochTimes)

    Hong Kong Falun Gong Practitioners Sue Former Chinese Dictator

    HONG KONG—At least 14 Falun Gong practitioners from Hong Kong have joined the wave of lawsuits against former Chinese Communist Party leader Jiang Zemin that... Read more

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    Rally in San Diego Calls for Justice for Persecuted

    SAN DIEGO—Practitioners of Falun Gong and their supporters gathered at the scenic La Jolla Cove on the 16th anniversary of Chinese Communist Party’s severe suppression... Read more

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    Meditators in Stockholm Petition for Persecution to End

    STOCKHOLM—On the sixteenth anniversary of a brutal persecution in China, a group of meditators in the capital of Sweden carried out simple but purposeful activities... Read more

  • A female soldier from the People's Liberation Army attends a training session for the Sept. 3 military parade to mark the 70th anniversary of China's victory in World War II at a military base in Beijing, China on Aug. 22, 2015. (ChinaFotoPress/Getty Images)

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  • A family member (C) of a missing firefighter from the recent explosions at a chemical warehouse protests outside a hotel where authorities are holding a press conference in Tianjin on August 16, 2015. Furious, frustrated and fearful, relatives of the missing in the giant explosions in Tianjin besieged officials demanding answers on their loved ones's fates - only for security to intervene instead. The death toll from two massive explosions in the Chinese port of Tianjin has risen to 112, an official said on August 16. CHINA OUT AFP PHOTO (Photo credit should read STR/AFP/Getty Images)

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  • In this combination of Aug. 12, 2015, images taken from video provided by Dan Van Duren a warehouse explodes in Tianjin, China, as filmed from a nearby residential building. Tianjin is the world's 10th largest port.  (Dan Van Duren via AP)

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  • Rescuers work at the site of the explosions in Tianjin on Aug. 14, 2015. (STR/AFP/Getty Images)

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  • A firefighter walks past damaged vehicles after a series of explosions at a warehouse hit the city of Tianjin on August 13, 2015. (STR/AFP/Getty Images)

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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)

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  • 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

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    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)

    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

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    ‘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

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    ‘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

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    ‘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

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    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

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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. Falun Gong practitioners have peacefully exposed the persecution of their beliefs in China. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

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  • 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)

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  • 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)

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  • 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)

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  • 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)

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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)

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  • Student protesters Joshua Wong (centre L) and Nathan Law (centre R) stand outside the Wanchai police station in Hong Kong on August 27, 2015. (Philippe Lopez/AFP/Getty Images

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  • Posters showing pictures of the eyes of pro-democracy protesters are displayed in the Admiralty district of Hong Kong on Nov 11, 2014. (Philippe Lopez/AFP/Getty Images)

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  • CCP supported group Hong Kong Youth Care Association (HKYCA) set information booths next to Falun Gong’s and use their own banners, loudspeakers and flyers to castigate and mock Falun Gong. In the photo, the HKYCA members in green are holding slanderous flyers at Mong Kok on April 16, 2015. (Epoch Times)

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  • 10 Hong Kong Falun Gong practitioners gather in front of the post office in Central before mailing their indictments and criminal complaints against Jiang Zemin to the Supreme People’s Court and the Supreme People’s Procuratorate on July 16. (EpochTimes)

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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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  • 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)

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  • 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)

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

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  • 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)

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  • 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)

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