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Chinese Tourists Caught Trying to Take Toilet Seat From Japanese Hotel

Chinese tourists shop in Akihabara, Tokyo on Feb. 10, 2011. (Toshifumi Kitamura/AFP/Getty Images)
Chinese tourists shop in Akihabara, Tokyo on Feb. 10, 2011. (Toshifumi Kitamura/AFP/Getty Images)

The boorish behavior of some Chinese nationals when traveling abroad has brought such embarrassment to Beijing that China has issued a blacklist and publicized a...

  • A child plays along a railway at a shanty town where residents will move into low-rent apartments provided by the government in Shenyang of Liaoning Province on March 11, 2009. (China Photos/Getty Images)

    Communist Party Officials Cheat the Poor out of China’s Project Housing

    China has low-income housing projects, but it too often happens that instead of going to the poor, the properties end up supplementing the already-generous income... Read more

  • A Chinese worker cares for the babies at an orphanage in Wuhu, in eastern China's Anhui province on August 7, 2009. (AFP/AFP/Getty Images)

    Why Chinese Buy Trafficked Babies Instead of Looking in the Orphanage

    For foreigners looking to adopt Chinese babies, state orphanages are the first stop, but Chinese themselves rarely look there, preferring instead to use social media... Read more

  • Pro-democracy activist Joshua Wong speaks to media after arriving at Hong Kong airport from Bangkok on Oct. 5, 2016. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)

    Thailand Denies Entry to Teen Hong Kong Activist Joshua Wong

    HONG KONG—Thailand stopped Hong Kong teen pro-democracy activist Joshua Wong from entering the country to give a talk and sent him home, raising questions about... Read more

  • Falun Gong practitioners raise awareness about organ harvesting and other human rights crimes in China, with residents and tourists in Santa Monica, Calif., on July 17. (Xu Touhui/Epoch Times)

    Report Focuses on ‘Extreme Torture’ in Chinese Detention Centers

    Editor’s note: This report contains graphic and potentially disturbing material. For the past 17 years, in scores of Chinese prisons and jails, unspeakable forms of torture... Read more

  • Temple of Heaven in haze-covered Beijing on February 24, 2014. (STR/AFP/Getty Images)

    Posts on Weibo Quantify Air Pollution in China

    The social media comments of people in China’s megacities can give environmental scientists information about local pollution levels. A new study shows that the frequency of... Read more

  • An aerial view shows the Five-hundred-meter Aperture Spherical Telescope (FAST) in the remote Pingtang county in southwest China's Guizhou Province on Sept. 24, 2016. China has begun operating the world's largest radio telescope to help search for extraterrestrial life. (Liu Xu/Xinhua via AP)

    China Begins Operating World’s Largest Radio Telescope

    BEIJING—The world’s largest radio telescope began searching for signals from stars and galaxies and, perhaps, extraterrestrial life Sunday in a project demonstrating China’s rising ambitions... Read more

  • Protesters attend a candlelight vigil in support of China’s Wukan village outside the Chinese Liason Office in Hong Kong on Sept. 17, 2017. (Isaac Lawrence/AFP/Getty Images)

    Amnesty International Calls for Release of Detained Wukan Villagers

    Amnesty International issued a statement on Sep. 16 condemning regime violence in what has been known as China’s “democracy village,” after police arrested scores of... Read more

  • A car drives pass a collapsed traffic sign, toppled by strong winds of typhoon Meranti, as it pounded southern China and Taiwan on Sep. 14, 2016. Parts of the regions hit were brought to a standstill as the strongest typhoon of the year skirted past the island's southern tip, knocking out power and water supply for over a million households. (Sam Yeh/AFP/Getty Images)

    Super Typhoon Meranti Hits Southern China After Ravaging Taiwan

    This year’s strongest typhoon to date hit southeastern China on Sep. 14 after it swept through Taiwan and brought many parts of the region to... Read more

  • The Tianjin First Central Hospital. (

    Letter from Former Insider at Chinese Hospital Reports Detail About Organ Harvesting

    A foreign patient receives a life-extending organ transplant in a Chinese hospital. Feeling grateful, he asks a hospital staff member who the donor was so... Read more

  • A Moon Festival greeting card, sent by Falun Gong practitioners from northern China’s Shanxi Province, to the founder of the spiritual practice (

    Moon Festival Greetings Sent to Founder of Falun Gong

    Poems, personal messages, and colored cards are pouring into a Falun Gong website as thousands express their greetings and goodwill to Mr. Li Hongzhi, the... Read more

  • Newly elected LegCo lawmaker, Eddie Chu on Sept 5, 2016. (Song Bilong/Epoch Times)

    Hong Kong Legislator Eddie Chu Says He Will Not Yield Despite Death Threats

    HONG KONG—Eddie Chu Hoi-dick, a newly-elected member of the Legislative Council (LegCo), has reported to the police that death threats have been made against him... Read more

  • Ken Chow Wing-kan from Hong Kong Liberal Party revealed details of the coercion that led him to abandon his election cam[aign to represent the New Territories West constituency in Hong Kong Legislative Council (LegCo) in a press conference on Sept 7, 2016. (Stone Poon/Epoch Times)

    Ken Chow: Three Beijing Strangers Coerced Me to Withdraw From Election in Hong Kong

    A Hong Kong politician who dropped out from the elections for the city’s legislature claims that his actions were the result of intimidation by Beijing... Read more

  • Political party Demosisto's Nathan Law, center, who helped lead the 2014 protests, celebrates with his supporters after winning a seat at the legislative council elections in Hong Kong, Monday, Sept. 5, 2016. A new wave of anti-China activists appeared headed for victory in Hong Kong's most pivotal elections since the handover from Britain in 1997, which could set the stage for a fresh round of political confrontations over Beijing's control of the city. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)

    In Legislative Council Elections, Hong Kong Votes Against Chinese Regime

    In 2014, hundreds of thousands of Hong Kong residents protested Beijing’s denial of genuine democratic reform for the semiautonomous territory. But the Chinese communist regime yielded... Read more

  • Chinese people form lines outside of a construction site waiting to buy quality apartments in Shanghai, China, on March 2, 2005. A rumored new housing regulation has unsettled the city, as the divorce rate surged to a new height. (China Photos/Getty Images)

    Divorce Rate Surges in Shanghai as Couples Rush for Houses

    There seems to be a new trend for Chinese couples: Get a divorce and buy a house. At least this has been the case for... Read more

  • Chinese schoolchildren attended class at the Shiniuzhai Puan Center Primary School in Pingjiang County in China's Hunan Province, on the first day back to school after the national holidays. (Johannes Eisele/AFP/Getty Images)

    The Hidden Costs of Education in China

    “Education shouldn’t be compromised by poverty,” as an old Chinese saying goes. Peasants and intellectuals alike, Chinese parents have been known as “slaves to their... Read more

  • Chinese netizens have raised questions over the security of their personal information amidst a round of telecom fraud targeting Chinese college students.

    Hard-Hit by Scams, Chinese Colleges Teach Students About Fraud

    Incoming freshmen in universities throughout Jiangsu Province were required to pass a test that teaches students how to avoid fraud, after two teen deaths put... Read more

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