Chinese Regime

  • Poster for "The Founding of an Army," a propaganda feature film that has flopped badly at the Chinese box office. (MediaAsia)

    Propaganda Blockbuster With Heavy Regime Backing Flops at Chinese Box Office

    Despite the Chinese regime’s extensive efforts to bolster its latest patriotic war film, movie-goers in China were not impressed with the propaganda piece, which has... Read more

  • Party officials gathered in Beijing for an emergency meeting on July 26 and 27. (CCTV)

    Emergency Meeting in Beijing Signals Growing Intensity of Xi’s Political Campaign

    Days before top sitting and retired leaders of the Chinese regime headed off to Beidaihe to enjoy the resort and discuss political arrangements, hundreds of... Read more

  • Xu Chensheng before she was persecuted by the Chinese regime for practicing the spiritual discipline Falun Gong. (

    In Rare Decision, China Compensates Persecution Victim’s Family

    In an unprecedented decision, a Chinese court has ordered that significant compensation be paid to the family of a prisoner of conscience who died in... Read more

  • Chinese J-20 stealth fighter jets fly past during a military parade at the Zhurihe training base in China's northern Inner Mongolia region on July 30, 2017.
China held a parade of its armed forces on July 30 to mark the 90th anniversary of the People's Liberation Army (PLA) in a display of military might. / AFP PHOTO / STR / China OUT        (Photo credit should read STR/AFP/Getty Images)

    ‘Live’ Broadcast of Chinese Regime’s Grand Military Parade Pre-recorded

    A huge annual military parade held at the Zhurihe training base in remote Inner Mongolia was a propaganda set piece, showing off the Chinese regime’s military... Read more

  • Former Chongqing boss Sun Zhengcai, 53, was put under investigation on July 24. (

    After Fall of Chongqing Party Boss, Chinese Officials Clamor to Demonstrate Loyalty

    A number of Chinese officials from several provinces have hastened to show their support for the investigation into Sun Zhengcai, a powerful cadre who headed... Read more

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    China Tests Anti-Ballistic Missile Amid Escalating Tensions in the Region

    China appears to have conducted an anti-ballistic missile (ABM) test in western China on the night of July 23, according to numerous reports and photos... Read more

  • A man uses a computer in an internet cafe in Beijing on June 1, 2017.
 (GREG BAKER/AFP/Getty Images)

    Chinese Regime Cracks Down on Internet Freedom, but Resistance Continues

    The Chinese regime is now seeking to shut down the programs that have kept open a window to the world for China’s internet users, but... Read more

  • Wu Tianjun stands trial on July 20, 2017. (Xiangyang Intermediate Court )

    Ex-Communist Party Legal Affairs Chief in Henan Province Pleads Guilty to Corruption Charges

    Following six months of investigation, a senior official in Henan Province, central China, was formally prosecuted for corruption, including the amassing of 11.05 million yuan... Read more

  • Hundreds of Falun Dafa practitioners hold a candlelight vigil in Washington on July 20, 2017 to remember the victims of the Chinese regime’s persecution of the practice that began on July 20, 1999. The candles in the front form the Chinese characters for truthfulness, compassion, and tolerance, the three main tenets of Falun Dafa. (Benjamin Chasteen/The Epoch Times)

    End and Disband?

    Holding the corner of a banner under the intense midday sun on a 100-plus-degree day, Chinese-American medical scientist and Falun Gong practitioner Hu Zongyi shared... Read more

  • Former Chongqing Party secretary and Politburo member Sun Zhengcai in the Great Hall of the People on Mar. 6, 2016. Sun was officially investigated for corruption on July 24, 2017. (Lintao Zhang/Getty Images)

    Why Xi Jinping Removed a Potential Candidate for the Party Leadership

    Midway through 2017, the trajectory of high-ranking Chinese Communist Party official Sun Zhengcai suggested that he would have a bright future in the regime. Sun... Read more

  • Chinese leader Xi Jinping speak to the press during a press statement at the German chancellery in Berlin on July 5, 2017. On July 19, Xi called on petition work officials to “make ‘every possible effort’ to solve public grievances.” (Michele Tantussi/Getty Images)

    Before Anniversary of Falun Gong’s Persecution, Xi Jinping Stresses Importance of Helping Petitioners

    When practitioners of one of China’s largest spiritual communities first learned that they were being targeted for persecution on July 20, 1999, they presumed that... Read more

  • A North Korean military officer (R) and a North Korea man (L) standing behind a pile of coal along the banks of the Yalu River in the northeast of the North Korean border town of Siniuju, on December 14, 2012. On Feb. 18, the Chinese Commerce Ministry announced a suspension of all North Korean coal imports. (Wang Zhao/AFP/Getty Images)

    Chinese Trade With North Korea has Dropped, Beijing Says

    North Korean exports to China fell by 13.2 percent in the first half of 2017, Chinese customs authorities said at a recent news conference. The... Read more

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    China Blocks WhatsApp in the Latest Crackdown on Internet Freedom

    Amidst the Chinese regime’s ever-escalating crackdown on free speech and freedom of the internet, WhatsApp has become the latest victim, as users in China report... Read more

  • Wang Sanyun, former provincial secretary of Gansu, in a political consultative conference on January 10, 2017. (Gansu Daily)

    Chinese Authorities Take Down Communist Party Secretary of Gansu Province

    Ninety days after being demoted this April to serve on a special committee of the Chinese national legislature, former Gansu Province Communist Party secretary Wang... Read more

  • North Korean leader Kim Jong Un (L) inspects a Hwasong-12 strategic ballistic rocket at an undisclosed location in
this picture released by North Korean state media on May 15.
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    Reining in North Korea, With Chinese Characteristics

    Since meeting Chinese leader Xi Jinping at Mar-a-Lago in April, President Donald Trump has maintained that China is trying to help stop North Korea’s nuclear... Read more

  • Chongqing Mayor Huang Qifan attends the Chongqing delegation's group meeting during the annual National People's Congress on March 6, 2013 in Beijing, China.  (Photo by Feng Li/Getty Images)

    Chinese Authorities Close In on Communist Party ‘Elder’ in Chongqing

    Chinese official Huang Qifan holds the distinction of having served as mayor or vice-mayor of China’s southwestern megalopolis of Chongqing across the successive terms of... Read more

  • The test fire of a ballistic missile at an undisclosed location in North Korea in an undated photo released by North Korea’s official Korean Central News Agency on May 30, 2017.
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    A Fading Alliance Between China and North Korea

    Prospects for an amicable resolution to the North Korean nuclear and ballistic missile crisis faded on July 4, when Pyongyang launched its latest Hwasong-14 intercontinental ballistic missile. Dictator... Read more

  • The Yinchuan (175), a Type 052D destroyer of China's People's Liberation Army Navy (PLAN), provides an escort ahead of the Liaoning aircraft carrier into the Lamma Channel as it arrives in Hong Kong territorial waters on July 7, 2017. 
 (TENGKU BAHAR/AFP/Getty Images)

    Chinese Destroyer Breaks Down in Indian Ocean, Say Military Observers

    One of China’s most advanced navy destroyers may have suffered a serious technical problem and broken down while passing through the Indian Ocean, according to... Read more

  • Zheng Enchong, a Shanghai-based human rights lawyer. (Epoch Times)

    Purge of Former Top Shanghai Property Developer Signals Decline of Political Clan

    Chinese leader Xi Jinping recently took out yet another key member of a rival political faction—one whose name, incidentally, somewhat resembles his own. The downfall... Read more

  • China in Context

    Encircling a Consigliere

    Chairman Mao Zedong’s ruthless running of China might have come to a premature end if he had had a less capable right-hand man than Premier... Read more

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