Thinking About China

Gao Zhisheng’s 8-Year Ordeal Expected to End

Gao Zhisheng with his wife Geng He and their two children. (Hu Jia)
Gao Zhisheng with his wife Geng He and their two children. (Hu Jia)

The family of Chinese human rights lawyer Gao Zhisheng, along with his many admirers and supporters around the world, are anxiously looking forward to Aug...

  • Former Chinese regime domestic security czar Zhou Yongkang is pictured at the National People's Congress on March 5, 2012. The announcement on July 2, 2014 of three of Zhou's former secretaries being purged from the Party is another sign that Zhou himself is being targeted. (Liu Jin/AFP/Getty Images)

    Party’s Birthday Marked by Secretary Gang’s Fall

    July 1 is the date the Chinese Communist Party chose long ago to celebrate as its birthday. The date was meant to be devoted to... Read more

  • The entrance to the China exhibit from the annual Smithsonian Institute Folklife Festival on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., on June 28, 2014. (Epoch Times)

    China Uncensored: DC Celebrates 4th of July with Maoist Propaganda!

    What a 4th of July! Fireworks, barbecue, truly a day for people all around the United States of America celebrate freedom from tyranny and oppression... Read more

  • A Chinese homebuyer makes inquiries about a new apartment project on display at a real estate fair in Yichang, in central China’s Hubei Province on May 18, 2012. (AFP/AFP/Getty Images)

    The Secret of China’s Housing Bubble Revealed

    Editor’s note: Since 2008, experts have predicted that a massive housing bubble in China was on the verge of bursting, yet the day of reckoning... Read more

  • An activist distributes leaflets asking residents of Hong Kong to cast ballots for a June 22 referendum concerning universal suffrage, on June 12, 2014. A white paper on Hong Kong issued by the Chinese regime appears to have aroused people's interest in the referendum while simultaneously alienating the people of Taiwan. (Philippe Lopez/AFP/Getty Images)

    White Paper on Hong Kong Pushes Taiwan Away

    A white paper meant to chasten democratic longings in Hong Kong has alarmed Taiwan, pushing its people farther away from the People’s Republic of China... Read more

  • David Kilgour is co-chair of the Canadian Friends of a Democratic Iran and a director of the Washington-based Council for a Community of Democracies (CCD). (Epoch Times)

    Taiwan, China, and Governance

    It was a privilege to revisit Taipei in early April to support the “Sunflower Movement” and its well-founded concerns about Taiwan as a democratic and... Read more

  • One-Eyed Jack (Courtesy of the owner of One-Eyed Jack)

    China Uncensored: Dog Beaten to Death Before Owner’s Eyes

    If you’re ever in China, you might want to keep an eye out for anyone with a uniform from the chengguan.  “Chengguan” roughly means “urban... Read more

  • Buildings are seen in the central business district in Beijing on June 6, 2014. After years of boom that have seen prices rocket, the prospect of a bust is looming over China's vast property sector, with authorities hoping to avoid a meltdown that could send shock waves through the world's second-biggest economy. (Greg Baker/AFP/Getty Images)

    Striking a Deal With Mephistopheles Won’t End Well

    It is a hidden rule generally observed by the international business sector and investment banks that for the sake of interests, kowtowing to Beijing, whether... Read more

  • Chen Guangcheng, Chinese human rights activist and target of the notorious 610 Office, in Washington, D.C., April 9, 2013. (Karen Bleier/AFP/Getty Images)

    China Uncensored: China’s Gestapo, the 610 Office

    It’s been a month of anniversaries for China! Twenty-five years since the Tiananmen Square massacre and 15 years since the creation of China’s very own... Read more

  • An estimated 180,000 people gather in Hong Kong's Victoria Park for a candlelight vigil memorializing the victims of the Tiananmen Square massacre and calling for the overthrow of the Chinese Communist Party, on June 4, 2014. (Phillipe Lopez/AFP/Getty Images)

    Hong Kong is China’s West Berlin

    Hong Kong’s system of freedom has made its 1997 return to the People’s Republic of China a nightmare for the Chinese Communist Party. On July... Read more

  • Chinese para-military police stand guard in Beijing on Nov. 8, 2013. The Ministry of Public Security turned the investigation of a murder in Shandong Province into an anti-cult campaign, the likes of which had not been seen for ten years in China. (Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images)

    Murder Opens Up China’s Deepest Wound

    First the authorities tried to downplay the murder. Then they played it up. In the end, the Chinese people were only reminded of the high... Read more

  • This May 16, 1989, photo shows medics rushing a Beijing University student from Tiananmen Square after he collapsed on the third day of a hunger strike. A quarter century after the Communist Party’s attack on demonstrations centered on Tiananmen Square on June 4, 1989, the ruling party prohibits public discussion and 1989 is banned from textbooks and Chinese websites. (AP Photo/Sadayuki Mikami)

    Tiananmen Square in Context

    In the spring of 1989, following the death of the former reform-minded Party Secretary Hu Yaobang, hundreds of thousands of Beijing residents took their complaints... Read more

  • Chinese tourists visit the Montmartre neighborhood in the city of Paris on May 16, 2014. (Fred Dufour/AFP/Getty Images)

    Beijing on the Seine

    The French newspaper, Libération, which began as a Maoist publication, waxed indignant recently about Chinese police working alongside French cops in Paris. The article began... Read more

  • Belgium's King Philippe (L) and China's top leader Xi Jinping at the Concert building of Bruges on April 1, 2014, on the last leg of Xi's tour of Europe. (Yves Logghe/AFP/Getty Images)

    The Bamboo Curtain Between EU and China

    Throughout history, perhaps no one traveled the Silk Road and toured China more than the great Venetian trader and explorer Marco Polo, whose legendary tale... Read more

  • Gerardo Aziakou Dock workers walk at the port of Santos, some 60 km of Sao Paulo, Brazil, on April 1, 2013. Santos port, the biggest in Latin America, is responsible for 25 percent of Brazil's foreign trade. (Nelson Almeida/AFP/Getty Images)

    China Trades Up in Latin America

    In the past 15 years, China has gone from being a relatively insignificant economic partner in Latin America to the number-one trading partner of some... Read more

  • China Uncensored: China’s Executing One of Its Richest Men

    Billionaire Liu Han, one of the richest men in China, was sentenced to death last week. It turned out that Liu had some rather unique... Read more

  • Hong Kong-based economist Larry Lang on the cover of his latest book “Can the 'New Regime' Change China?" in which he takes a look at the alarming extent and forms of corruption in China. (

    The 3 Types of Corruption That Plague China

    This article is a translated excerpt from a new book by Larry Lang, a Hong Kong-based economist, titled “Can the ‘New Regime’ Change China?” published... Read more