Chinese Regime

  • Falun Dafa Association of Canada president Li Xun speaks during a rally outside the Chinese Embassy in Ottawa on June 26, 2017, calling for the release of Canadian citizen Sun Qian who is currently detained in China for practising Falun Gong. (Donna He/The Epoch Times)

    Nationwide Rallies Appeal for Release of Canadian Detained in China

    Starting June 25 and continuing for the next few days, rallies appealing for the rescue of a Canadian citizen detained in China are being held... Read more

  • China in Context

    Factional Agenda and Political Credibility

    Two years ago, this newspaper reported on fugitive Chinese billionaire Guo Wengui’s unsavory business and political dealings. Guo, we noted, had the patronage of Zeng... Read more

  • The Sydney Harbour Bridge, Opera House and Skyline is seen illuminated prior to the Earth Hour 2009 power switch off in Sydney, Australia on March 28, 2009. (Brendon Thorne/Getty Images)

    Chinese Front Operations Exposed in Australia Part of a Global Problem

    Front operations of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) are coming to light in Australia, where a stream of local media reports are exposing the CCP’s... Read more

  • China's President Xi Jinping waits to meet FIFA President Gianni Infantino at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on June 14, 2017.
Chinese President Xi Jinping met with FIFA chief Gianni Infantino on June 14 as the football world watches for signs that the Asian giant will make a bid to host a World Cup. / AFP PHOTO / POOL / Fred DUFOUR        (Photo credit should read FRED DUFOUR/AFP/Getty Images)

    Xi Jinping Takes ‘First Step’ in Gaining Further Control Over China’s Domestic Security

    In recent weeks, many senior officials in the Chinese regime’s security apparatus have been reshuffled or suddenly dismissed from their posts. Most significantly, all provincial... Read more

  • A worker processes silk at the Kim Jong Suk Silk Mill in Pyongyang, North Korea on February 21, 2017. 
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    China Is Targeting North Korea’s Expatriate Labor, Says Source

    On June 19, Japan’s Nikkei Asian Review reported that Chinese authorities had instructed a number of domestic companies not to hire any workers from North... Read more

  • Panama's Vice President and Foreign Minister Isabel de Saint Malo (L) and Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi chat during a ceremony on establishing diplomatic relations on June 13, 2017 in Beijing, China (Greg Baker - Pool/Getty Images)

    Taiwan Vows Defiance After China Takes Over Relations With Panama

    After Panama cut diplomatic ties with Taiwan and switched recognition to the Beijing regime in China, Taiwan’s government and public vowed to defy China’s latest... Read more

  • Chen Zhimin, a vice minister of public security, was suddenly dismissed from his post on June 9. (

    In a Sensitive Period, China’s Security Vice Minister is Dismissed

    A top Chinese domestic security official and crony of a political faction that seeks to sabotage the current Chinese leadership was abruptly removed from office... Read more

  • China in Context

    A Warning for Conspirators?

    Making sense of news from Hong Kong political magazines is tricky business. Details of high-level, internal discussions of the Chinese leadership have for decades surfaced... Read more

  • Beijing Party secretary Cai Qi attends a meeting of Beijing Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference in Beijing on Jan. 12, 2017. (Reuters)

    Why Non-Elite Chinese Officials Are Being Picked for Top Offices

    Cai Qi spent 14 years in several modest official positions in the eastern Chinese province of Zhejiang. Finally, in 2013, he became a deputy to the... Read more

  • China in Context

    Can China Be a World Leader?

    In recent months, mainstream media outlets have rushed to laud China as the new “world leader” after moves by U.S. President Donald Trump. Trump emphasizes... Read more

  • Several hundred of 200,000 pro-democracy student protesters face to face with policemen outside the Great Hall of the People in Tiananmen Square in Beijing on April 22, 1989. (Catherine Henriette/AFP/Getty Images)

    The Clash of ‘Party Character’ and Human Nature at Tiananmen

    Twenty-eight years ago, China—along with the Soviet bloc—seemed to be on the cusp of political change. Beginning with college students and university staff around the... Read more

  • The Shanghai Bund on March 14, 2016. (JOHANNES EISELE/AFP/Getty Images)

    Confined Shanghai Lawyer Unmasks Elite Backers of Disgraced Shanghai Prosecutor

    Shanghai Political and Legal Affairs Commission (PLAC) officials belonging to the cohort of ex-Shanghai chief prosecutor Chen Xu are “all rotten,” said Zheng Enchong. “There... Read more

  • Former statistics bureau chief Wang Baoan attends a news conference in Beijing on Jan. 13, 2010. (Reuters/Stringer)

    China Sentences Six Ex-Top Chinese Officials in One Day

    On May 31, courts across China separately found six disgraced high-ranking Chinese officials guilty of corruption and issued sentences. All six officials are either associated... Read more

  • Zhang Dejiang, a member of the Politburo Standing Committee and Hong Kong overseer, in Hong Kong on May 18, 2016. (Isaac Lawrence/AFP/Getty Images)

    Outgoing Chinese Politburo Member Zhang Dejiang Reiterates Hardline Stance on Hong Kong

    Zhang Dejiang, the third-ranked Chinese Communist Party leader who holds the portfolio for Hong Kong-related affairs, stressed Beijing’s political authority over politics and law in... Read more

  • China in Context

    Anti-Corruption and Its Discontents

    A lengthy list of purged officials—that’s the only concrete achievement Xi Jinping can wave about after nearly five years in office, as a direct result... Read more

  • Zhao Liping, the former police chief of Inner Mongolia. (

    Former Chinese Police Chief Executed for Bribery and Murder

    Two years ago, a Chinese man in his 60s stabbed and shot a young woman, allegedly his mistress, and then burned her body. Upon investigation,... Read more

  • Chen Xu, the former  Prosecutor General of the Shanghai People's Procuratorate. (

    Former Prosecutor With Ties to Shanghai Gang to Be Charged for Corruption

    Chen Xu, Shanghai’s former top prosecutor, was expelled from the Chinese Communist Party on May 25 following a three-month investigation that found him guilty of... Read more

  • Wei Minzhou, the former Shaanxi People’s Congress deputy head. (

    Top Chinese Official Purged Hours After Appearing on Television

    Wei Minzhou, the deputy head of a northwestern Chinese provincial legislature attended several official functions on May 23. That evening, he was even featured on... Read more

  • China in Context

    Gauging Xi Jinping’s Political Strength

    Just how much control over China does Xi Jinping have? One view holds that Xi is the most powerful Communist Party leader in decades, taking... Read more

  • A World Health Organization (WHO) logo at their office in Beijing on April 19, 2013. (Ed Jones/AFP/Getty Images)

    China Blocks Taiwan From Attending World Health Assembly

    The World Health Assembly (WHA), a meeting of the member states of the World Health Organization (WHO), is set to convene this week in Geneva,... Read more

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