Chinese Regime

  • Zhou Hongxu, a former Chinese student in Taiwan, has been arrested on the charge of espionage. (Source: A screenshot from Zhou’s Facebook profile)

    Taiwan Arrests First Chinese Student on Espionage Charge

    Taiwan might have just unraveled its first ever Chinese spy case where the suspected Chinese agent has been posing as a student from the mainland... Read more

  • Former Shanghai People's Procuratorate chief Chen Xu. (People's Daily)

    Probe of Former Prosecutor Signals Wane of Shanghai Gang

    Chen Xu, Shanghai’s former public prosecutor, unveiled the plaque for a new state-run legal research association on the morning of March 1. Come seven o’clock... Read more

  • Hong Kong Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying at a press conference in Hong Kong on June 20, 2016. (Anthony Wallace/AFP/Getty Images)

    Hong Kong’s Chief Executive in the Hot Seat

    Back in November, this newspaper anticipated the political downfall of outgoing Hong Kong chief executive Leung Chun-ying. We wrote that Leung, a deeply loathed figure... Read more

  • Chinese Red Guards, high school and university students, waving copies of Chairman Mao Zedong's "Little Red Book," parade in Beijing's streets at the beginning of the Cultural Revolution on June 1966. During China's Cultural Revolution (1966-1976), under the command of Mao, Red Guards rampaged through much of the country, humiliating, torturing, and killing perceived class enemies, and pillaging cultural symbols that were deemed as not representative of the communist revolution. (Jean Vincent/AFP/Getty Images)

    Principal Was Beaten to Death During Cultural Revolution. A School Called It a Suicide

    For more than 50 years, a Chinese man’s painful memories of his father’s death have lingered in the back of his mind. Cheng Zhangong says... Read more

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    No City for Fair Elections

    Trusting the Beijing leadership to strictly adhere to the 1997 British handover arrangement with Hong Kong would be misguided, given the Chinese Communist Party’s penchant... Read more

  • View of Central Hong Kong from Kowloon Aug 1, 2014. (epoch times)

    Factional Struggle in Beijing Will Sway Hong Kong Leader Elections

    For every election of Hong Kong’s chief executive since the region’s handover to China, Li Ka-shing, Asia’s most prominent billionaire, has publicly backed a candidate... 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)

    The Reasons Behind China’s Import Ban on North Korean Coal

    The Chinese regime recently said that it would suspend all coal imports from North Korea for a year. The move, according to analysts, could be... Read more

  • The UK's Daily Telegraph newspaper carried the China Watch supplement on 17 January 2017 (Jane Gray/Epoch Times)

    Daily Telegraph’s Links With Chinese Communist Party Run Deep

    The Chinese Communist Party is well known to fund “soft power” to influence other countries, and its deal with the UK’s Telegraph newspaper is a... Read more

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    Documentary Shows China’s Propaganda Reach in Canada

    A Canadian-made documentary that shines a light on one of China’s largest soft-power initiatives is starting to pick up awards as it makes its rounds... Read more

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    Retired Chinese Official Predicts ‘Big Activity’ Before Key Political Meeting

    The months leading up to the Chinese leadership’s five-yearly political reshuffle are the most intriguing for observers of elite Chinese politics. Chinese officials get promoted... Read more

  • Chinese leader Xi Jinping attends the World Economic Forum in Davos on Jan. 17, 2017. (Fabrice Coffrini/AFP/Getty Images)

    Analysis: Behind Xi Jinping’s Risky Grab of Chinese Billionaire Xiao Jianhua

    In seeking to consolidate power and erode the influence of a rival political faction, Chinese leader Xi Jinping has elected to go slow and steady... Read more

  • A man walks through the newsroom in the Washington Post's new building March 3, 2016 in Washington, DC.
A view of the Washington Post's new building March 3, 2016 in Washington, DC. / AFP / Brendan Smialowski        (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

    Washington Post: Arm of Beijing’s Grand Propaganda Strategy?

    WASHINGTON—Falun Gong practitioners called for the Washington Post to cease publishing the advertising supplements of the China Daily which are inserted into its print editions... Read more

  • Xiao Jianhua, a Chinese-born Canadian billionaire, reads a book outside the International Finance Centre in Hong Kong in December 2013. (AP Photo/Next Magazine)

    Chinese Billionaire Xiao Jianhua Being Investigated in Beijing, Source Says

    HONG KONG—Xiao Jianhua, the Chinese billionaire who recently went missing from his luxury apartment in Hong Kong, is currently assisting the top Chinese leadership with... Read more

  • Former Shanghai Mayor Yang Xiong at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on Mar. 6, 2016. Yang resigned his post on Jan. 17. (Lintao Zhang/Getty Images)

    Confined Shanghai Lawyer Gets Early Tip-Off on Mayor’s Sudden Resignation

    News that former Shanghai mayor Yang Xiong resigned from his post was formally announced on Jan. 17. But Zheng Enchong, a Chinese human rights lawyer... Read more

  • The Four Seasons Hotel building in Hong Kong on February 1, 2017.
A Chinese billionaire has been abducted in Hong Kong by mainland agents, according to reports on January 31. (Anthony Wallace/AFP/Getty Images)

    A Backgrounder on the Missing Chinese Billionaire Xiao Jianhua

    Xiao Jianhua, the Chinese billionaire who recently made headlines after going missing from his apartment in Hong Kong, has long been involved in the dealings... Read more

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    Report: China Tests Long-Range, 10-Warhead-Capable Missile

    China has tested a new version of a long-range missile that can hold 10 nuclear warheads, according to a report on Tuesday. The test of the... Read more

  • (L-R) Mao Zedong, Deng Xiaoping, and Jiang Zemin. (AFP/Getty Images, John Giannini/AFP/Getty Images, Feng Li/Getty Images)

    China’s Butchers-in-Chief: Mao Zedong, Deng Xiaoping, and Jiang Zemin

    School children in China are taught that the red in the Chinese regime’s flag represents the blood of communist martyrs. No mention is made of... Read more

  • Police detain a Falun Gong protester in Tiananmen Square on Oct. 1, 2000. In January 2017, the Chinese regime appeared to publicly indicate that the persecution campaign remains an official policy. (AP Photo/Chien-min Chung)

    Analysis: Behind the Chinese Regime’s Latest Treatment of Falun Gong

    Over the past four years, the administration of Chinese leader Xi Jinping has not appeared very interested in playing up the persecution of Falun Gong,... Read more

  • The Chinese regime's Ministry of Public Security building on Sept. 25, 2006. (Shizhao/CC BY 2.5)

    Xi Jinping Is Scrubbing the Chinese Regime’s Security Apparatus, Says Source

    Chinese leader Xi Jinping is preparing to remove security officials who are resisting his policies, among a series of other changes to the political and... Read more

  • The Great Hall of the People in Beijing, where the  Chinese legislature holds its sessions. (Greg Baker/AFP/Getty Images)

    Chinese Regime to Launch New Anti-Corruption Body in 2018

    The Chinese regime has announced a rollout date for a state-run anti-corruption body, a new governing institution that has been met with both skepticism and... Read more

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