Fan Changjiang, a journalist for the reputable Ta Kung Pao newspaper in republican China, was a loyal communist and proud of it. He once boasted that...
The Spirit of April 25 Will Change China and the World
Eighteen years ago on April 25, together with 10,000-plus Falun Gong practitioners, I stood quietly on Fuyou Street outside the Zhongnanhai Communist Party leadership compound... Read more
Deciphering Trump’s Optimism for China’s Xi Jinping
On the presidential campaign trail, Donald Trump promised to get tough with China on currency and trade issues. President Trump, however, appears to have changed... Read more
Will the Trump Administration Wield a Stick?
China has muscled, conned, bullied, grabbed, extorted, and feigned its way to the top of the global supply chain over the last twenty years. It... Read more
Two Messages for President Trump to Deliver to Counterpart Xi Jinping
WASHINGTON—Ms. Yu Zhenjie traveled from Flushing, New York, to Washington on April 4 to deliver a message to President Donald Trump. Yu did not meet... Read more
An Open Letter to President Trump on the Occasion of Chairman Xi Jinping’s Visit
Dear President Trump: I send my most sincere greetings to you! I am a former official in both China’s government and the Communist Party, a... Read more
In Communist Massacre, the Elderly and Infants Weren’t Spared
In a few months, it will be the 100th anniversary of the communist Bolshevik Revolution in Russia—and it’s worth revisiting one incident that occurred decades... Read more
China Says It Has Stopped Harvesting Organs, but Evidence Belies Its Claim
The Chinese government has claimed the country no longer harvests organs from prisoners. But recent revelations about two leading Chinese researchers indicate this may not... Read more
Paid Insert in Wall Street Journal Carries Chinese Propaganda
The Chinese Communist Party has sought to attack Shen Yun Performing Arts, the premier classical Chinese dance and music company, since its inception. Run by... Read more
Playing the Taiwan Card, Trump Changes the Game With China
By accepting a phone call, Donald Trump has disrupted relations with China. And the United States and the Chinese people may be the better for... Read more
Was Trump’s Taiwan Call a Shrewd Test?
United States president-elect Donald Trump’s unexpected telephone conversation with Taiwan president Tsai Ing-wen has been a hotly debated topic. Some speculate that the call is... Read more
Newly Created State Supervision Commission Is Major Systemic Reform
Xi Jinping, the new “core” leader of the Chinese Communist Party, is rolling out a new state supervision commission, with a pilot program now in... Read more
Think Tank That Embraces Senselessness
It doesn’t take a genius or someone with supernormal ability to tell that our world is in much chaos today, not minor or trivial chaos,... Read more
The Conundrum of Chinese Manufacturing
Chinese manufacturing brings to the world a double edged sword: sheer pleasure in affordable shopping, and painful witness of closed factories. The world seems to... Read more
Why Is China After Power and Not Greatness?
American scholars would usually use “great power” to denote China and Russia, those countries that rank as second tier in the rank of all nations... Read more
Ending Organ Tourism to China
In 2006, the Washington-based Coalition to Investigate the Persecution of Falun Gong in China asked Canadian lawyer David Matas and me to investigate as volunteers... Read more
Organ Harvesting: The Abuse Continues
My wife and I first encountered organ harvesting (the removal of vital organs from unwilling, living victims who were killed in the process) in summer... Read more