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News Report Suggests Chinese Leadership Disavows Persecution of Falun Gong

Former leader of China Jiang Zemin (L) and current leader Xi Jinping. (Wang Zhao & Hagen Hopkins/Getty Images)
Former leader of China Jiang Zemin (L) and current leader Xi Jinping. (Wang Zhao & Hagen Hopkins/Getty Images)

The anti-corruption campaign of Chinese Communist Party leader Xi Jinping is entering its fourth year. Tens of thousands of CCP officials have been investigated, and...




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    Huang Jiefu’s Sleight of Hand: Hiding the Organ Harvesting Taking Place in Plain Sight

    Dr. Huang Jiefu, Beijing’s point man for selling its murderous organ transplantation system to the world, has been on a roll. In October, Beijing Youth... Read more

  • A pregnant woman stands in front of the entrance of Hong Kong Immigration Department on June 29, 2007, in Hong Kong, China. (M.N. Chan/Getty Images)

    Chinese Women Should Be Wary of C-Section

    In China, an increasingly high number of Cesarean births (C-sections) are being practiced in the country. The situation has reached epidemic proportions, and some of... Read more

  • Workers check deliveries in Beijing in 2013 the day after "Singles Day," which falls on Nov. 11 each year. Chinese are increasingly spending big in online shopping on Singles Day. (STR/AFP/Getty Images)

    Why More People Shop Online in China Than the United States

    In the United States, online shopping on Black Friday grew 14 percent year-on-year, reaching $2.72 billion, according to data from 4,500 online shopping sites. But... Read more

  • Canada's Miss World contestant Anastasia Lin speaks to media after she was denied entry to mainland China, at Hong Kong International Airport in Hong Kong, Thursday, Nov. 26, 2015. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)

    The Real Reason China Had to Ban Miss World Canada

    Anastasia Lin, a 25-year-old Canadian actress who holds the title of Miss World Canada, has made headlines for the last week after being denied an invitation letter,... Read more

  • A Chinese paramilitary police officer stands guard outside Tiananmen Gate in Beijing, China, on Nov. 22, 2014. (Kevin Frayer/Getty Images)

    Did the Chinese Regime Admit Torture?

    On Nov. 18, the United Nations Committee Against Torture had a hearing on China that revealed more than the Chinese delegation may have intended about... Read more

  • Hamlet, Horatio, Marcellus, and the Ghost, on platform before the Palace of Elsinor; from "Hamlet, Prince of Denmark," Act I, Scene IV by Henry Fuseli, on Sept. 29, 1796, after a 1789 painting by Kaufmann. (Library of Congress)

    To Be, or Not to Be: A Question for Modern China

    “To be, or not to be: that is the question.” This is the most famous line in all of English literature. Yet, it also has... Read more

  • Chinese leader Xi Jinping. (Feng Li/Getty Images)

    Editorial: Xi Jinping’s Choice and the Future of the Chinese People

    The troubled events of Xi Jinping’s almost three years in power are now coming to a head. Xi has a choice. He can protect his... Read more

  • Visitors line up to enter Tiananmen Square, next to the Great Hall of the People, the venue for upcoming meetings of China's legislature in Beijing on March 2, 2015. (Greg Baker/AFP/Getty Images)

    What’s Missing in the Way We See China and Communism

    Imagine this: A prestigious German university is offering an online audiovisual course to help both Germans and foreigners learn about “National Socialist Thought” (that is,... Read more

  • Tsering Tunduk fled Tibet in 1959 after Chinese soldiers executed his parents. (Nolan Peterson/The Daily Signal)

    A CIA-Trained Tibetan Freedom Fighter’s Undying Hope for Freedom

    PANGONG LAKE, India—At dawn, the old man stood outside his home on the Indian side of Pangong Lake, thumbing his prayer beads and chanting, “Om... Read more

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    Masters of Psychological Warfare: How the Chinese Are Winning a Secret War

    The comprehensive nature of issues discussed during Xi Jinping’s visit once again illuminated the extent of China’s political and social influence in the United States... Read more

  • Dong Zhen shares her tale of imprisonment and torture in China for her practice of Falun Gong. She took part in a march through the streets of Toronto in support of others who have faced similar fates in China. (Matthew Little/Epoch Times)

    A Story of Persecution and Persistence in Modern-Day China

    TORONTO—It was six months living in Canada before Zhen Dong stopped looking over her shoulder, stopped wondering if the person walking behind her might work... Read more

  • President Barack Obama (R) and Chinese President Xi Jinping (L) arrive for a joint press conference in the Rose Garden at the White House, in Washington, D.C., on Sept. 25, 2015. (Win McNamee/Getty Images)

    Victims of China’s Religious Liberty ‘Crackdown’ Appeal to Obama—But Will He Help?

    Earlier this week, as devout American Catholics took to the streets of Washington to celebrate the arrival of Pope Francis, four Chinese human rights activists... Read more

  • Brand new cars parked in Tianjin port are seen badly damaged at the site of the massive explosions in Tianjin on Aug. 13, 2015.  (STR/AFP/Getty Images)

    Tianjin Blast Reverberates Through Chinese Regime

    The explosions rocking China recently may signal a turning point for the Chinese regime. As this article is being written, a huge blast tore through... Read more

  • Xie Weiguo stands second from left in Brisbane on July 14, 2015. With him are, left from right, John Meng, Qiu Cuiliang, and Yu Ping, all of whom filed criminal complaints against former Chinese leader Jiang Zemin recently. (Minghui.org)

    On July 20, 1999, My Life and My Nation Changed

    My life changed on July 20, 1999. The events that began on that date are the most painful and indelible in my memory. But mine... Read more

  • A mental patient lies in bed with arms and legs being bound at the Anxian Mental Hospital, in Sichuan Province, China, on Aug. 24, 2008. Beginning in 2000, the Chinese regime began the widespread use of mental hospitals to detain and punish dissidents. (China Photos/Getty Images)

    Healing Betrayed: The Perversion of Psychiatry in China

    The mystery of a disappeared democracy activist in China was recently solved: although healthy, he has spent the last 5 years locked up in a... Read more

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    Here’s What’s Wrong With China’s Report on US Human Rights

    Pick out the most damning cases of human rights abuse in the United States as reported in American media, government documents, and academic articles. Add... Read more


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