Chinese Regime

Speculation Mounts as Beijing Leaves Top Post in Secret Police Empty

(Wang Zhao/AFP/Getty Images)
(Wang Zhao/AFP/Getty Images)

When China’s Communist Party disciplinary agency announced that Liu Jinguo, head of the shady extralegal force termed “China’s Gestapo” by human rights activists, had stopped...

  • Chinese worshippers sing hymns during the Christmas Eve mass at a Catholic church in Beijing on December 25, 2012. (Wang Zhao/AFP/Getty Images)

    The Chinese Communist Party Is Worried; Officials Are Becoming Religious

    Though the Chinese Communist Party is officially atheist, it has always maintained five state-sanctioned religions, which it uses to buttress its own rule over the... Read more

  • A screenshot from Chinese news portal NetEase shows a group of spouses of Jiangxi government officials wearing red army costumes to receive a special anti-corruption training on May 22, 2015. (Screenshot/Epoch Times)

    China Is Dressing Up the Wives of Officials to Educate Them Against Corruption

    The Chinese Communist Party has tried many ways to warn its officials away from the life of corruption: disappearances in the night, torturous interrogation sessions,... Read more

  • Chinese navy soldiers guard on Navy Battleship of Wenzhou at Qingdao Port on April 22, 2009 in Qingdao of Shandong Province, China. The Chinese regime is furthering its claims in the South China Sea with new civilian buildings. (Guang Niu/Pool/Getty Images)

    China Ups War of Perception in South China Sea

    The perception of peaceful intent is one of the Chinese regime’s main weapons for taking and controlling territory in the South China Sea. On Tuesday,... Read more

  • Over 8,000 Falun Gong practitioners participate in a grand parade for World Falun Dafa Day in 42nd Street, as Chinese Communist members walk in front with hate speech against the practice in Manhattan on May 15, 2015. This photo has been modified to remove the hate speech. (Benjamin Chasteen/Epoch Times)

    A Pro-Beijing Group Is Heckling Falun Gong and Failing at It

    For four days in mid-May, several familiar Chinese faces were harassing the activities of peaceful meditators in the streets of New York. This scene has... Read more

  • Chinese leader Xi Jinping at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on May 17, 2015. (Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images)

    Xi Jinping’s Speech Demands ‘Absolute Faith’ in Exchange for Security

    In an unusually public meeting in Beijing, Communist Party leader Xi Jinping is once again making it clear who calls the shots in the Chinese... Read more

  • Afghan policemen stand guard at a checkpoint in Kunduz on May 23. The Taliban denied rumors it sent delegates to peace talks in China. (Shah Marai/AFP/Getty Images)

    Taliban Says Peace Talks in China Never Happened

    The Taliban is denying reports that it attended peace talks in China with Afghan officials. According to The Wall Street Journal, the Chinese Communist Party... Read more

  • A worker cleans the promenade in Shanghai on July 24, 2014. The Chinese economy faces six major bottlenecks, according to economist He Qinglian. (Johannes Eisele/AFP/Getty Images)

    Six Problems Choking the Chinese Economy

    China’s economy is slowing down—on this fact the data is clear. But the many enormous obstacles China faces in building a healthy economy are not... Read more

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

    Political Commentators: Hong Kong is Less Competitive and it’s China’s Fault

    For the first time in a decade, Hong Kong no longer tops the list of competitive cities in China, and its due to the stifling... Read more

  • Ling Jihua, the former top aide to the head of the Chinese Communist Party, on March 8, 2013 in Beijing. In late 2014 anti-corruption investigators investigated the formerly powerful Ling, leading to his being subjected to abusive interrogation practices reserved for Party officials. (Lintao Zhang/Getty Images)

    The Latest Tactic for Officials in Detention in China: Go Crazy

    Top Chinese officials undergoing Communist Party discipline are often struck with a common malady—temporary insanity. Ling Jihua, the former secretary of the Communist Party’s Central... Read more

  • China's Politburo Standing Committee member Wang Qishan attends the opening session of the National People's Congress at the Great Hall of the People on March 5, 2014 in Beijing. A speech by Wang in late August was aimed at top Jiang Zemin loyalists. (Feng Li/Getty Images)

    China’s Top Anti-Corruption Official May Not Be Coming to the US—Here’s Why

    Months ago it was widely reported that the Chinese Communist Party’s anti-corruption chief Wang Qishan would be visiting the United States to broker an extradition... Read more

  • In this file photo, A China Coast Guard ship (top) and a Philippine supply boat engage in a stand off as the Philippine boat attempts to reach the Second Thomas Shoal, a remote South China Sea a reef claimed by both countries, on March 29, 2014. (Jay Directo/AFP/Getty Images)

    Chinese Navy to US Surveillance Plane: ‘Leave Immediately!’

    The United States has followed up on its commitment to challenge Chinese territorial claims in the South China Sea, recently flying a surveillance plane over... Read more

  • People's Liberation Army Navy sailors stand on the deck of a Chinese missile frigate in Manila on April 13, 2010. The Chinese regime is holding joint naval exercises with Russia in the Mediterranean. (Ted Aljibe/AFP/Getty Images)

    China Holds Naval Exercises in Mediterranean Trade Chokepoint

    The Chinese regime is increasing its military presence around North Africa. It is trying to acquire a military base in Djibouti in the channel between... Read more

  • A Vietnamese coast guard officer takes a picture of a China Coast Guard ship in the South China Sea on May 14, 2014, off Vietnam's central coast. The Chinese regime is now defending airspace over the region. (Hoang Dinh Nam/AFP/Getty Images)

    China Claims Airspace Over Its Self-Made Islands, Says It’s ‘Entitled’

    The Chinese regime is chasing away foreign aircraft over the islands it built in the South China Sea. On Thursday, its Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua... Read more

  • Police stand outside the Intermediate People's Court in Jinan, Shandong Province on Aug. 21, 2013. (Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images)

    Why Do Chinese Lawyers Bother to Defend Corrupt Officials?

    The defendants can be distrustful, the job doesn’t pay, and there is practically no chance of overturning the verdict and sentence. Still, Chinese lawyers show... Read more

  • Zhou Yongkang, the then Chinese Communist Party Politburo Standing Committee member in charge of security at the 18th Communist Party Congress in Beijing on Nov. 14, 2012. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

    China Uncensored: How to Blame China’s Entire Illegal Organ System on One Guy

    It was in May 2013, almost exactly two years ago, that I first predicted that Zhou Yongkang, former security czar of China, would end up... Read more

  • Australia's warship HMAS Leeuwin sails during the 2013 International Fleet Review in Sydney on October 5, 2013. Australia is considering sending navy ships to help challenge the Chinese regime's claims in the South China Sea. (Saeed Khan/AFP/Getty Images)

    Australia Considers Sending Warships to Counter China

    Australia may send military aircraft and ships to help the United States challenge the Chinese regime’s territorial claims in the South China Sea. The military... Read more