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How China’s Regime is Isolating the Uyghur People

Ethnic Uyghur students and their Han Chinese teacher during class in Korla, 13 September 2003, in western China's Xinjiang region.  (FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)
Ethnic Uyghur students and their Han Chinese teacher during class in Korla, 13 September 2003, in western China's Xinjiang region. (FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)

Recently, municipal authorities of Yining in China’s westernmost province of Xinjiang made a general notice to its 440,000 residents requesting that they hand over their...

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    You Thought Your Cable Was Bad? Try Using China Telecom

    Internet users in China are slated to enjoy faster Internet speeds over the next two years, and service providers have already started slashing prices—claims no... Read more

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    Move Over Walter White—’Breaking Bad’ Chinese Chemistry Professor Cooks Meth

    Reality in China has caught up with American drama. Chinese police recently took out a former chemistry professor who cooked synthetic drugs for a gang,... Read more

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    Industrial Pollution Forces Evacuation of 600-Year-Old Chinese Village

    An ancient Chinese village that had been standing since the 14th century will be leveled and its residents evacuated by the year’s end—an outcome of... Read more

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    A Tale of Two Railways and 30,000 Protesters in Southwest China

    When residents of Linshui County in southwest China were informed that a planned 200-kilometer (124-mile) stretch of railway would be built to bypass their community,... Read more

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    Greetings Cards From China Indicate Practice’s Resilience

    Thousands of notes of greetings and celebration have streamed out from mainland China over the last few days, prepared by practitioners of Falun Gong, a... Read more

  • Photographs procured by Oriental Net, based in Hong Kong, show tourists riding giant tortoises at the Haicang Wildlife Zoo in Xiamen City, Fujian Province, recently. In some of the photographs the riders appear to be holding a screwdriver, used to prod the animal to walk. (Screenshot via Oriental Net)

    Chinese Netizens Call This Zoo an ‘Animal Concentration Camp’

    Tortoises, especially giant ones accepted as diplomatic gifts, aren’t meant to give humans joy rides, or be spurred to do so with sharp objects. This... Read more

  • (L-R) Demos Chiang Yu-bou, great grandson of Chiang Kai-shek, and major general Mao Xinyu, grandson of Mao Zedong. (Screen shot/New Tang Dynasty Television)

    How the Grandsons of Chiang Kai-Shek and Mao Zedong Found Themselves in an Online Beauty Contest

    China’s Communist Party may have won the civil war in 1949, but when it comes to online popularity contests today, the descendants of their enemy,... Read more

  • Falun Dafa practitioners march across the Brooklyn Bridge from Brooklyn into Manhattan, New York, for World Falun Dafa Day on May 13, 2015. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

    Falun Dafa Day Celebrated Around the World

    May 13 marked the 23rd year since Falun Dafa, a traditional Chinese practice of meditation that is now persecuted in its homeland, was taught to... Read more

  • School children leave their elementary school at the end of classes in Beijing on March 13, 2012. A six grade child in an elementary school in China abusing power as the class leader to extort money from classmates, according to state news media on May 8. (Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images)

    Story of Modern China Seen in 12-Year-Old Extortionist

    Where does China’s rampant corruption and abuse of power begin? As news of a six grader who used his position as class monitor to bully... Read more

  • Paramilitary police officers stand guard during the opening session of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on March 3, 2015. (FRED DUFOUR/AFP/Getty Images)

    Cleaning Out Beijing: Anti-Corruption Campaign Nabs 80 Officials in Four Months

    In the first four months of this year, anti-corruption authorities in China’s capital have investigated 80 officials for violation of Communist Party discipline. Three-quarters have... Read more

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    Chinese Banks a Haven for Web Counterfeits

    SHANGHAI—Kim Sbarcea knew exactly what she wanted. She typed “Tiffany Elsa Peretti mesh earrings” into Google and scrolled through impeccable photos of the delicate $450... Read more

  • Paramilitary policemen patrol at Tiananmen Square on November 8, 2013 in Beijing, China. (Feng Li/Getty Images)

    Daughter Takes to Internet to Expose Chinese Police Who Beat Her Parents

    Late last month, a user of China’s social media posted a vivid account of how a group of police officers ate and drank at her... Read more

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    China Uncensored: China Creates Big Brother Rating System for Every Chinese Citizen

    Are you patriotic enough? I often wonder that myself… oh, I don’t mean I wonder about myself. I’m 100% patriotic. I mean, I wonder about... Read more

  • A guard looks around at a securities exchange in Huaibei, central China's Anhui province. (STR/AFP/Getty Images)

    Why Insider Trading Is a Threat to China’s Stock Market

    Small and medium investors are piling into China’s stock bull market, putting aside the painful memories of the past. But they would do well to... Read more

  • A paramilitary police officer crosses a road during the opening session of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on March 3, 2015. (Fred Dufour/AFP/Getty Images)

    Retired Teacher Collects Gifts by Impersonating Chinese Anti-Graft Officer

    Claiming connections to the Communist Party’s anti-corruption agency, a retired teacher in southwest China swindled people by collecting gifts and bribes in exchange for pretending... Read more

  • Two Uyghur men stand in a restaurant in Hotan, in China's western Xinjiang region, April 15, 2015. (Greg Baker/AFP/Getty Images)

    Chinese Regime Forces Muslim Uyghur Shopkeepers to Stock Cigarettes and Alcohol

    In recognition of their abusive and harmful potential, governments worldwide usually restrict the sale of alcohol and cigarettes. But the Chinese Communist Party wants shop... Read more