Viewpoints


  • Sporting his Che Guevara T-shirt, musician Carlos Santana and his wife Deborah King Santana arrive at the 77th Annual Academy Awards in February 2005.  (Frank Micelotta/Getty Images)

    Che Guevara: Hypocritical Darling of Pop Culture

    He was chief executioner for the Castro regime, responsible for the murder of thousands of Cubans. He was by all accounts cruel, self-centered and incompetent... Read more

  • Dr. Sen Nieh, Professor at Catholic University of America, and from Global Mission to Rescue Persecuted Falun Gong Practitioners. (Gary Feuerberg/Epoch Times)

    Beginning of a New Era for Human Rights

    WASHINGTON—As the new Obama administration gets into gear, hopes are running high among many in Congress and some non-government organizations (NGOs) that the United States... Read more

  • Macedonians dressed as ancient spearmen drag a 'Trojan horse' during the Strumica carnival, in February 2004. (Robert Atanasovski/AFP/Getty Images)

    Some Gifts Best Declined

    In English we have an old saying, “Don’t look a gift horse in the mouth,” meaning that one should not be ungrateful for a gift... Read more

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    Losing Affection for the Irish Chancer

    Is there something intrinsic in the Irish persona that doomed the Celtic Tiger to have a hard crash rather than a soft landing, or is... Read more

  • Palestinian security forces keep watch during a Hamas demonstration in the West Bank city of Hebron on January 02, 2009. Thousands of Palestinians held angry protests after Hamas called for a 'day of wrath' against Israel's Gaza campaign.    (Hazem Bader/AFP/Getty Images)

    Analysis: Hamas Victimizes Citizens to Establish its Reign

    TEL AVIV—Hamas did not receive the support it had hoped for from other Arab governments after the Israeli raids in Gaza. The Israeli Air Force... Read more

  • Overseas Chinese challenges protesters during the Olympic Torch Relay on April 9, 2008 in San Francisco. (Getty Images)

    Western Nations Unaware of ‘Red Infiltration’

    In May 2005, at the invitation of Deutsche Welle (Voice of Germany) and the Chinese Association of Berne, I attended a symposium titled “The Cultural... Read more

  • Human Rights—Gentlemen Crimes by the Powerful

    Totalitarian regimes, such as China, are grand masters of propaganda and deception. They create artificial sympathy towards the powerful and stir up hatred towards their... Read more

  • G. Richard Wagoner Jr., chairman and CEO of General Motors, testifies at a hearing on the U.S. auto industry on Capitol Hill on December 5, 2008 in Washington, DC.  (Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images)

    GM’s Wagoner: Washington’s Scapegoat

    General Motors Corp. Chairman Rick Wagoner looked weary last week in Washington, as he and fellow “Big Three” executives met with Congress over federal funding... Read more

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    Fixing Somali Piracy the ‘Jefferson’ Way

    The growth and sheer audacity of Somali piracy, is fast becoming an international crisis in the making.  Yet mainstream consciousness remains dangerously opaque to the... Read more

  • Chinese Communist Party’s Search for a Bogeyman

    Recent official announcements and news reports suggest an unprecedented challenge is developing for the Chinese Communist Party (CCP).  Growing unemployment may challenge its legitimacy. In... Read more

  • President-elect Barack Obama. (Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images)

    Against 90’s Nostalgia: Obama Should Avoid Clintonian Foreign Policy

    Hillary Clinton for America’s chief diplomat? It’s true that President-Elect Obama appears to be embarking on something of a “Clinton Restoration” of a number of... Read more

  • Numerous 2009 Ford F-150 trucks are parked in a lot before being shipped on November 21, 2008 in Detroit, Michigan. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

    The Gordian Knot of the Big Three Automakers

    Last week’s hearings before the United States Congress did not address the real issues facing GM, Ford and Chrysler. There’s no question that bankruptcy in... Read more

  • Deer watch tourists from the brush in the Shenandoah National Park November 1, 2008.    (Karen Bleier/AFP/Getty Images)

    Spending Tax Dollars to Kill Wildlife

    CHICAGO—The goldfish and koi started surrendering to the surface around Halloween. Bass, crappie, catfish and the distinctive sunfish/bluegill hybrids that inhabited the pond for 140... Read more

  • A news ticker displays the latest financial news in New York's Times Square on Oct. 27, 2008.  (Stan Honda/AFP/Getty Images)

    Fixing the Crisis Is Not So Easy

    NEW YORK—Most Americans know the phrase, “If it ain’t broke don’t fix it.” In the good times, when the economy boomed and Wall Street prospered,... Read more

  • Can the Social Media Community Defend Itself?

    Canada has a remarkably vibrant social media community. According to media expert Michael Geist, we have the second highest per capita usage of Facebook in... Read more

  • President-elect Barack Obama holds his first post-election press conference at the Hilton Hotel flanked by his vice president-elect Joe Biden (2nd L) and members of his Transition Economic Advisory Board November 7, 2008 in Chicago, Illinois.    (Scott Olson/Getty Images)

    Wei Jingshen on the 2008 US Election

    The U.S. presidential election is only more than a week behind us, and Democratic nominee Barack Obama was elected to be the 44th President. The... Read more

  • Poverty in Africa is often correlative to war (WALTER ASTRADA/AFP/Getty Images)

    Bioenergy is Not the Cause of Hunger

    Recently Brazilian President Lula de Silva declared, "I am offended when people point their fingers at clean biofuels — those fingers that are besmirched with... Read more

  • The Reckoning: Can Obama Transform an Economy in Free Fall?

    After Barack Obama’s inspirational address to the adoring minions in Sweet Home Chicago, the loudspeakers erupted with Bruce Springsteen’s prayerful post-911 anthem, “The Rising.” Yes,... Read more

  • U.S. President elect Barack Obama stands on stage along with his wife Michelle and daughters Malia (red dress) and Sasha (black dress) during an election night gathering in Grant Park on November 4, 2008 in Chicago, Illinois.    (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

    The Dream Finally Realised

    Just over 45 years ago, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. gave his famous “I have a dream” speech in Washington, D.C., where he said: “I... Read more

  • ASEM Summit and China’s Role (Part II)

    The Epoch Times presents the second part of this interview with Joerg Rudolph, an expert in China affairs.  Epoch Times (ET): What was the outcome... Read more

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