Thinking About China

A Taiwanese Wallet vs. Mainland Chinese ‘Theft-Proof’ Underwear

Chen Guangchen, Rights Lawyer; Jennifer Zeng, author of "Witnessing History: One Chinese Woman’s Fight for Freedom and Falun Gong"; Kean Wong, Producer of "Free China: The Courage to Believe" at Visual Artist Guild NYC Freedom of Speech Award Ceremony, June 1st, 2013. (Gary Du/The Epoch Times)

In early December of 2014, as one of the main characters in the award-winning documentary, “Free China: The Courage to Believe,” co-produced by New Tang Dynasty...

  • A cleaner walks past a Microsoft office building in Beijing on July 31, 2014. (Greg Baker/AFP/Getty Images)

    China Uncensored: Why Western Companies Are Being Targeted in China

    We all know the conventional wisdom about Western businesses in China. They’re highly respected, Western businessmen are welcomed with open arms, and so on. But... Read more

  • Hong Kong Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying delivers his annual policy address at the legislative council in Hong Kong on Jan. 14, 2015. (Philippe Lopez/AFP/Getty Images)

    Why Is Hong Kong’s Chief Executive Provoking Hongkongers?

    Commentary Hong Kong’s chief executive Leung Chun-ying was supposed to appease the city’s citizens with solutions to their political and social angst in his annual... Read more

  • Exiled Tibetans at an event honoring the 78th birthday of the Dalai Lama, at Manag monastry in Kathmandu, India, on July 6, 2013. (Prakash Mathema/AFP/Getty Images)

    Bearing Witness to Tibet: A Memoir and Protest

    From Delhi to Peking I was 15 years old in January of 1973 when my father was appointed U.S. Ambassador to India. I had been... Read more

  • The Plaza Theater marquee advertises Sony Pictures' release of 'The Interview,' Christmas Day, Dec. 25, 2014 in Atlanta, Georgia. Commentators described the attempt to prevent the screening of the movie as a new threat on the American way of life. (Marcus Ingram/Getty Images)

    Sony and the Ongoing War for U.S. Opinion

    America was shocked. A major Hollywood film maker had its proprietary information hacked—personal emails, scripts, unreleased footage—and spilled out onto the web. The criminals wanted... Read more

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    China Uncensored: Top 10 Craziest Stories From China in 2014

    Nazi Aliens run the US? A ban on puns? Underwater trains to America? These are just a few of the unbelievable stories that have come... Read more

  • Chinese President Xi Jinping delivers a keynote speech at a celebration gathering marking the 15th anniversary of Macao's return to Beijing, in Macau Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014. (AP Photo/Xinhua, Li Tao)

    What Xi Jinping Really Means by ‘One Country, Two Systems’

    When Chinese leader Xi Jinping was in Macau for the 15th anniversary of the territory’s return to China last week, he rehashed a familiar refrain:... Read more

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    China Uncensored: China’s Giant Spider Tank the Future of War?

    Okay, that was just an attention grabbing headline. China is not building a spider tank. Spiders have 8 legs. This tank has 11. Which is... Read more

  • Director of Central Intelligence Agency John Brennan takes questions from reporters during a press conference at CIA headquarters in Langley, Virginia, December 11, 2014. (Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images)

    China Uncensored: How China Turned CIA Torture Report into Propaganda

    So there are some reasons why you might think the horrendous acts of torture committed by the CIA in the name of the War on Terror... Read more

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    China Uncensored: The Truth Behind Traditional Chinese Kung Fu

    There’s a lot of mystery surrounding traditional Chinese martial arts. Is kung fu really as powerful as karate, muay thai or jiu jitsu? Or is... Read more

  • Police officers take away a protester at the occupied area outside government headquarters in Hong Kong Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)

    China Uncensored: Democracy Is Dead in Hong Kong

    Well those pesky protesters who have harmed the good people of Hong Kong, blocking traffic, hurting business, have finally been cleared. The good guys lost... Read more

  • David Kilgour (L) with David Matas (C) and Ethan Gutmann (R), author of ‘The Slaughter: Mass Killings, Organ Harvesting, and China’s Secret Solution to Its Dissident Problem’ (Simon Gross/Epoch Times)

    A History of Organ Pillaging in China

    The Slaughter: Mass Killings, Organ Harvesting, and China’s Secret Solution to Its Dissident Problem By Ethan Gutmann, Prometheus Books, 2014, 355 pages Author Ethan Gutmann... Read more

  • Falun Gong practitioners gather in a park in Chengdu City, China, for morning exercises some time in the 1990s, before the persecution against the meditation practice began. (

    Silent Summer

    I stood transfixed at the lone white notice posted at eye level on the thin evergreen’s trunk, the sole trace of human hands in this... Read more

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    China Uncensored: The Police Brutality of Hong Kong’s Umbrella Movement (+Ken Tsang Interview)

    One of the criticisms I often get from the thoughtful and polite commentariat on this show is, why don’t I see things from the perspective... Read more

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    China Uncensored: Hong Kong Wet Market – OMG Is That Still Alive?!

    While I was in Hong Kong, I went to a local wet market in Mong Kok in search of coffee. But what I found was... Read more

  • A police officer (C) pushes pro-democracy protesters out of a road during an attempt by members of the movement to re-occupy a major protest site that was cleared earlier in the day by police in the Mongkok district of Hong Kong on November 26, 2014. (Anthony Wallace/AFP/Getty Images)

    China Uncensored: Amazing Black Friday Sales in Mong Kok, Hong Kong!!

    The Mong Kok protest site that has withstood many battles over the past two months, in just two days, with a final 90 minute push... Read more

  • Guests watch a recorded video of China's Premier Li Keqiang (top C) during the launch of the Shanghai-Hong Kong Stock Connect in Hong Kong on Nov. 17, 2014. Officials had threatened that the opening of the new exchange would be delayed by the Umbrella Movement, which legislator Sin Chung-kai was part of an attempt to threaten Hong Kong into abandoning the movement. (Philippe Lopez/AFP/Getty Images)

    Chinese Regime’s Tactics Force ‘Party Culture’ Upon Hong Kong

    The Chinese regime has been trying to suppress Hong Kong’s student-led pro-democracy movement using many of the same scare tactics the regime has always used... Read more