Thinking About China

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...

  • Workers sort parts at an electronics company in Tengzhou, in China’s eastern Shandong province on Feb 1, 2016.  (STR/AFP/Getty Images)

    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

  • Independence Day parade in Washington DC on July 4, 2016. (Larry Dye/Epoch Times)

    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

  • Members of Falun Gong spiritual movement perform against organ deprivation of Falun Gong followers during a rally of the International Society for Human Rights (ISHR) on April 14, 2012 in Cottbus, eastern Germany. (ROBERT MICHAEL/AFP/Getty Images)

    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

  • Screenshot of "Davids and Goliath," a documentary movie about organ harvesting from live prisoners of conscience. The film won best documentary at the Hamilton Film Festival in Canada on Nov. 9, 2014. (Epoch Times)

    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

  • Chinese doctors carry fresh organs for transplant at a hospital in Henan Province on Aug. 16, 2012. (Screenshot/

    G-20 Leaders Need to Talk With Their Hosts About Genocide

    Twenty of the world’s heads of state are descending on Hangzhou, China, on Sept. 4–5 for the G-20. When they want to take a break from... Read more

  • Beidaihe at sunset. (Internet photo)

    Beidaihe: Not Just a River

    It is customary for top leaders of the Chinese Communist Party to go on vacation at the resort town of Beidaihe in the province of... Read more

  • Beidaihe in Hebei Province, northern China. (ScreenShot)

    Speculations About Secretive Seaside Meeting Shed Light on Political State of Chinese Regime

    The Chinese Communist Party’s meeting at Beidaihe is underway. Every summer, high-level Party cadres hold a secretive summit in the resort town of Beidaihe in... Read more

  • China's then-Vice Minister for Health Huang Jiefu attends a meeting in New Delhi, India, on July 28, 2006. (Raveendran/AFP/Getty Images)

    The PR Man for China’s Organ Transplantation Is Not Believable

    For years, gaining attention for forced organ harvesting in China was difficult to achieve because the crime itself was too horrible to believe. This understandable... Read more

  • Hong Kong singer Denise Ho arrives at the 25th Golden Melody Awards in Taipei on June 28, 2014. (Pochou Chen/Epoch Times)

    Why Are Beautiful Women Always Getting on the CCP’s Nerves?

    Why are beautiful women always on CCP’s nerves? No, I am not talking about Chinese Communist Party carders’ lust and avariciousness over women and sex, or... Read more

  • The People's Liberation Army Navy training ship Zheng He at Pearl Harbor. (U.S. Navy)

    Chinese Ballistic Missile Submarines Should Definitely Cause Concern

    As the United States continues to struggle with adequately funding its armed forces, other nations around the world are developing impressive military capabilities. Case in... Read more

  • Chinese Red Guards, high school and university students, waving copies of Chairman Mao Zedong's "Little Red Book," parade in Beijing's streets at the beginning of the Cultural Revolution on June 1966. During China's Cultural Revolution (1966-1976), under the command of Mao, Red Guards rampaged through much of the country, humiliating, torturing, and killing perceived class enemies, and pillaging cultural symbols that were deemed as not representative of the communist revolution. (Jean Vincent/AFP/Getty Images)

    China: (Not) Talking About a Revolution

    Fifty years ago on May 16 the Cultural Revolution began. Don’t expect this event to be given much attention in China itself, though. The reality... Read more

  • Zhang Yue as security boss of Hebei province, China. (NTDTV)

    China’s Media Reports Uncover Inside Story of the Purging of Officials

    Zhang Yue, security boss of Hebei province, has been arrested for “serious violation of Party discipline” and is currently being investigated, according to news from... Read more

  • A South Korean activist wearing a mask of North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un holds a mock missile during a rally denouncing North Korea's rocket launch and the three-generational dictatorship, in Seoul on April 15, 2012. (JUNG YEON-JE/AFP/Getty Images)

    Why China Is Willing to Work With United States to Sanction North Korea

    North Korea has been harassing its neighbors for quite a long time. For powerful countries, it is just like a ringworm problem. But because it... Read more

  • Investors check share prices in a stock firm in Fuyang, Anhui Province, east China. (AFP)

    China’s Circuit Breaker Won’t Brake

    In the first week of the New Year, the freshly installed circuit breaker of China’s stock market went into effect four times in 2 days... Read more

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

    News Report Suggests Chinese Leadership Disavows Persecution of Falun Gong

    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... Read more

  • Tsai Ing-wen (L), chairwoman from Taiwan's main opposition Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) and the party's candidate for in the Jan. 2016 presidential election, speaks to supporters next to running mate Chen Chien-jen (R) during a campaign fundraiser in Taipei on Dec. 20, 2015. About 1,000 supporters gathered at the fundraiser for Taiwan's main opposition party as the month-long presidential election campaign period kicked off. (Sam Yeh/AFP/Getty Images)

    China’s Nightmare: The Mainland Dreads a DPP Victory in Forthcoming Election in Taiwan

    Although we hear a great deal about China’s naval-military build-up in the South China Sea to assert its “historic claims” over the oil and gas-rich... Read more

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