Chinese Regime

610 Office, ‘China’s Gestapo’, Is Criticized by Party Investigators

Anti-corruption chief Wang Qishan at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on March 5, 2014. Recently, anti-corruption investigators criticized the 610 Office, an extralegal Party organization that oversees the persecution of Falun Gong, in a feedback report. (Feng Li/Getty Images)
Anti-corruption chief Wang Qishan at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on March 5, 2014. Recently, anti-corruption investigators criticized the 610 Office, an extralegal Party organization that oversees the persecution of Falun Gong, in a feedback report. (Feng Li/Getty Images)

Working with the Chinese police, agents of the “610 Office” would break into the homes of Falun Gong practitioners, ransack the place, and make arrests...

Chinese Regime

Former Chinese Provincial Party Boss Sentenced to Death

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  • (L-R) Politburo Standing Committee member Zhang Dejiang and Hong Kong Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying visit a public housing block in Hong Kong on May 19, 2016. (Anthony Wallace/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Communist Party Officials Cheat the Poor out of China’s Project Housing

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    Why a Pro-Beijing Newspaper Is Attacking Hong Kong’s Overseer

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  • Chinese leader Xi Jinping and Chinese premier Li Keqiang at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on March 3, 2016. (Johannes Eisele/AFP/Getty Images)

    A Response to a Reader’s Queries on Factional Struggle in China

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  • Torsten Trey, the executive director of Doctors Against Forced Organ Harvesting, speaks at an event in Taipei on Feb. 27, 2013. (Chen Pochou/Epoch Times)

    A Day to Remember Victims of Organ Harvesting in China

    Doctors Against Forced Organ Harvesting, a nongovernmental coalition of medical professionals, has declared the date of Oct. 1 the “International Day Against Forced Organ Harvesting.”... Read more

  • A group of potential real estate buyers look at an estate plan by a local developer at a property exhibition in Shanghai on March 19, 2006. (Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images)

    Why China’s Real Estate Bubble Is Still Going Strong

    Editor’s note: For a number of years, both Chinese and Western economists have commented on China’s out-of-control real estate bubble. According to all indications, the... Read more

  • (L-R) Former Chinese Communist Party leader Hu Jintao, incumbent Party Xi Jinping, and former Chinese premier Wen Jiabao in the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on March 3, 2013.  (Feng Li/Getty Images)

    Why China’s Former Leader and Premier Are Getting Publicity Ahead of Key Plenum Meeting

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    How a Factional Struggle May Be Setting Beijing’s Stance on North Korea

    News analysis Ma Xiaohong, a well-presented businesswoman from Liaoning Province in China’s northeast, enjoyed over a decade of success with her export firm, the Hongxiang... Read more

  • Chinese recycling tycoon  Chen Guangbiao sings karaoke in a hotel near Central Park, New York City, on June 7, 2014. On Sept. 20, 2016, mainland Chinese financial magazine Caixin outed Chen as a fraud, and revealed his ties with high-level Chinese officials. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

    Chinese Tycoon, Known for New York Publicity Stunts, Meets With Scrutiny

    News Analysis In 2014, Chinese recycling tycoon Chen Guangbiao journeyed to New York City, making a stir by performing the same theatrics he’d become famous... Read more

  • Chinese Chairman Xi Jinping delivers his closing statement for the G20 Summit in Hangzhou on Sept. 5, 2016. (Johannes Eisele/AFP/Getty Images)

    Editorial on Reform Comes as a Political Signal Following Chinese Regional Purge

    Hu Shuli, the woman who founded the Beijing-based financial and business media group Caixin, recently published an editorial in which she called for the “construction... Read more

  • Zhang Dejiang, chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress, delivers a work report in Beijing on March 9, 2014. Zhang recently qualified the demand that Hong Kong's new chief executive be "patriotic." (Goh Chai Hin/AFP/Getty Images)

    Sacking of Northeastern Legislators Strengthens Xi’s Position Ahead of Party Conclave

    News Analysis A recent vote-buying scandal in China’s national legislature and a provincial congress, which has led to the sacking or resignation of hundreds of... Read more

  • Chinese activist lawyer Xia Ling in a July 14, 2011 file photo. Xia was sentenced to 12 year in prison on fraud charges on Sept. 22, 2016. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)

    Chinese Activist Lawyer Sentenced to 12 Years on Fraud Charges

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  • Huang Jiefu, the spokesperson on Chinese transplantation issues, dodges reporters at The Transplantation Society’s recent biennial conference in Hong Kong on Aug. 19. (Yu Kong/Epoch Times)

    Deleting a Question and Declining an Answer on Organ Transplant Reform in China

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  • David Matas testifies at a U.S. Congressional hearing on organ harvesting. (Lisa Fan/Epoch Times)

    Trudeau Must Address Forced Organ Harvesting With Chinese Premier, Says Renowned Human Rights Lawyer

    When Prime Minister Justin Trudeau meets with Chinese Premier Li Keqiang this week, he must address forced organ harvesting in China, says international human rights... Read more

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