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‘Red Reign’ and the Umbrella Movement

An operating room from the film "Red Reign." (Red Reign)
An operating room from the film "Red Reign." (Red Reign)

What do the Umbrella Movement and the documentary film “Red Reign” have in common? While this may sound like the setup for a joke, it’s...

  • Screenshot of the Congressional-Executive Commission on China website. (CECC)

    China’s Human Rights Record Worsening, Says US Gov’t Report

    BEIJING—A U.S. report released Thursday says China’s human rights record has worsened in key areas over the past year and that limits on free speech... Read more

  • Persecuted human rights lawyer Gao Zhisheng is seen in his former office in Beijing in a November 2, 2005, file photo. A group of U.S. Senators are requesting Gao's transfer to the United States for medical attention. (Verna Yu/AFP/Getty Images)

    Senators Press Obama to Help Lawyer Gao Zhisheng Reunite With Family

    Senators are asking President Barack Obama to “engage the Chinese government at the highest levels” to bring persecuted Chinese human rights lawyer Gao Zhisheng to... Read more

  • The entrance to the Waldorf Astoria, the landmark New York hotel, is viewed on Oct. 6 in New York City. Hilton Worldwide will sell the Waldorf to the Beijing-based Anbang Insurance Group for $1.95 billion. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

    Waldorf Astoria Sale to Chinese Insurance Company Raises Security Concerns

    Hilton Worldwide announced today that it agreed to sell New York’s famous Waldorf Astoria hotel to China’s Anbang Insurance Group for $1.95 billion. Hilton will... Read more

  • Supporters of Hong Kong's democracy protests gather in Times Square, New York City, on Oct. 1, 2014. The rally was part of a global effort to express solidarity for Hong Kong protestors who have called for universal suffrage by occupying the city's main thoroughfares. (Gary Du/Epoch Times)

    New Yorkers Support Hong Kong’s Push for Universal Suffrage

    NEW YORK—Huddled under open umbrellas in the middle of Times Square, despite the day’s drizzle of rain having already concluded, several hundred people shouted in... Read more

  • Practitioners of Falun Dafa meditate in the William H. Seward park in Chinatown, Manhattan, on Sept. 29, 2014. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

    Practitioners of Spiritual Practice Banned in China Get Harassed in New York

    NEW YORK—It began with a few scribbles on the ground. Written in Chinese with chalk, the messages ranged from the innocuous—disease names and Chinese dish... Read more

  • Alan Adler, executive director of Friends of Falun Gong, 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)

    Rally Near UN Calls for End to Persecution of Falun Gong

    NEW YORK—As the climax to five days of protests, Falun Gong practitioners from the greater New York area gathered together near the United Nations on... Read more

  • A student is taken away by policemen at the government headquarter in Hong Kong, Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014. Riot police in Hong Kong on Saturday arrested scores of students who stormed the government headquarters compound during a night of scuffles to protest China's refusal to allow genuine democratic reforms in the semiautonomous region.(AP Photo/Vincent Yu)

    Hong Kong Police Arrest Student Protesters Calling for Democracy

    HONG KONG — Riot police in Hong Kong on Saturday arrested dozens of students who stormed the government headquarters compound during a night of scuffles... Read more

  • Falun Gong practitioners stage a peaceful protest against China's Vice Premier Zhang Gaoli, who is believed to be guilty of genocide, torture, and other crimes against humanity, during the Climate Summit at the U.N., in New York City, on Sept. 23, 2014. (Dai Bing/Epoch Times)

    Chinese Vice Premier Provokes Chain of Protests Upon Arrival in New York

    NEW YORK—There’s a letter waiting at Chinese Vice Premier Zhang Gaoli’s presidential suite at the Waldorf Astoria, pleading for the release of democracy activist Wang... Read more

  • Grace Gege Ge, daughter of human rights lawyer Gao Zhisheng, speaks at a news conference Sep. 17 outside the Capitol Building in Washington, D.C. Next to her is Congressman Chris Smith (R-N.J.). (Tiffany Wu/ Epoch Times)

    Daughters of Chinese Dissidents Call for Meeting With Obama

    WASHINGTON—With the vocal support of four congressmen, five daughters of political prisoners in China made a plea to the Chinese communist regime to release their... Read more

  • Outside the Hua Tong Express shipping store in Chinatown, Manhattan, on Sept. 17. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

    The Rise of Milk Formula Boutiques in NYC

    NEW YORK—The throughfare in Flushing, Queens, is replete with the kind of shops one expects to see in overseas Chinese communities—restaurants, groceries, bubble tea cafes, more... Read more

  • You could have one spy steal 10,000 documents, or you could have 10,000 spies each steal one document. (Mario Tama/Getty Images)

    Chinese Student Spies Overwhelm US

    Intelligence agencies around the world typically regard China’s approach to spying as sloppy and unprofessional. While many other countries focus on stealth and finesse for... Read more

  • Demonstrators hold signs and flags during the Keep Taiwan Free rally on Times Square in Manhattan on Sept. 13, 2014. (Benjamin Chasteen/Epoch Times)

    Old Pass Torch to Young as Rally Demands ‘Keep Taiwan Free’

    NEW YORK—Taiwan’s story is that of an underdog. A small island gave refuge to individuals escaping communism in mainland China and then stubbornly resisted its... Read more

  • Geng He, wife of disappeared Chinese human rights lawyer Gao Zhisheng, seen on a poster at rear, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2011. On Sept. 9, 2014 Geng He appeared at the National Press Club to appeal for U.S. help for her husband, who was brutalized during 5 years of imprisonment in China. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

    Wife of Tormented Chinese Lawyer Gao Zhisheng Seeks US Help

    WASHINGTON—Traditional Chinese medicine says that the tooth is the strongest bone in the human body. But in the case of Gao Zhisheng, the renowned Chinese... Read more

  • A panoramic view of a Moon Festival cocktail party held by skincare company Erno Lazlo in SoHo, on Sept. 4. (Edward Dai/Epoch Times)

    Preserving Traditions Is Hard, Eating Mooncakes Is Easier

    NEW YORK—The lesser known sister of Chinese Lunar New Year, the Mid-Autumn Moon Festival kicks off this week, with a medley of street fairs, parades,... Read more

  • John Liu in Manhattan in 2012. He said last week in an interview with World Journal, a Chinese language newspaper, that he wasn’t “overly optimistic” about the Asian American vote, or about voters from any particular ethnic group. (Benjamin Chasteen/Epoch Times)

    John Liu Not ‘Overly Optimistic’ About Winning Votes

    NEW YORK—John Liu expressed doubts about his chances of winning the upcoming primary for state senator, according to an interview last week with a Chinese-language... Read more

  • Representatives from the Chinese and Korean community protest John Liu during an August 2009 event in Flushing, Queens, New York. (Epoch Times)

    In NYC Chinatown, Locals Tell a Different Tale of Senate Candidate John Liu

    NEW YORK—During a recent forum for state Senate candidates John Liu and incumbent Tony Avella, two protesters unfurled a large banner calling for the arrest... Read more

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