China Society

Chinese Professor Fired for Anti-Mao Remarks

Mao Zedong's portrait in Tiananmen Square on Mar. 10, 2015. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
Mao Zedong's portrait in Tiananmen Square on Mar. 10, 2015. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)

A Chinese professor was removed from his job after criticizing founding Chinese Communist Party chairman Mao Zedong on what would have been the dictator’s 123rd birthday. Deng...

  • Fu Xinuo, a Chinese child made deaf due to unsafe medication, gives a warning  in September about unsafe medication in China that is harming tens of thousands of children annually. (

    Tens of Thousands of Children in China Go Deaf Annually Due to Unsafe Drugs

    In a public announcement, China’s state-run television CCTV has a simple message to parents: children are not miniatures of adults when it comes to taking... Read more

  • (R-L) Pro-independence lawmakers Baggio Leung and Yau Wai-ching speak to the press outside the High Court in Hong Kong on November 15, 2016. (Anthony Wallace/AFP/Getty Images)

    Hong Kong Pro-Independence Lawmakers Lose Legal Fight Over Oaths

    HONG KONG—Two Hong Kong separatist lawmakers who altered their oaths by adding anti-China insults were disqualified by a judge from taking office. On Nov. 15,... Read more

  • Chinese motorists get out of their cars to check on a massive traffic jam at a toll booth on the outskirts of Beijing on October 2, 2010. (STR/AFP/Getty Images)

    What China’s ‘Highway Robbery’-Style Toll Roads Say About its Economy

    Why is China’s huge toll road system running massive losses despite billions of income from toll fees? It’s another strategy devised by the communist regime... Read more

  • Xinming Hospital after the explosion on Oct. 24, 2016. (Sina Weibo)

    Censors Suppress Discussion of Deadly Northwest China Explosion

    A huge explosion that killed at least 14 people and injured over 150 has seen the Chinese regime’s heavy-handed moves to marginalize the incident, which... Read more

  • Chinese tourists shop in Akihabara, Tokyo on Feb. 10, 2011. (Toshifumi Kitamura/AFP/Getty Images)

    Chinese Tourists Caught Trying to Take Toilet Seat From Japanese Hotel

    The boorish behavior of some Chinese nationals when traveling abroad has brought such embarrassment to Beijing that China has issued a blacklist and publicized a... Read more

  • Xin Xiulu with his erhu in Flushing, New York, on Sept. 29, 2016, for donations to support jailed human rights lawyers in China. Xin was once a famed professional musician in China but since has been labeled a counterrevolutionary rebel for helping wounded students during the Tiananmen Square Massacre in China in 1989. (Benjamin Chasteen/Epoch Times)

    The Chinese Musician Who Chose Conscience Over Communism

    NEW YORK—At 72, Xin Xiulu plays the erhu, an ancient two-stringed Chinese instrument, on the streets of Flushing, Queens, collecting crumpled bills from passers-by. It’s... Read more

  • Chinese medical personnel prepare swine flu medicine at a hospital in Hefei in eastern China's Anhui province on November 25, 2009. (STR/AFP/Getty Images)

    Fraud and Corruption in Chinese Clinical Trials Cast Doubts on Drug Safety

    China’s research industry is booming, but not necessarily advancing, in light of a state report showing that over 80 percent of the country’s clinical trials... Read more

  • In this June 27, 2016 photo provided by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, a member of the RCMP opens a printer ink bottle containing the opioid carfentanil imported from China, in Vancouver. Drug dealers have been cutting carfentanil and its weaker cousin, fentanyl, into heroin and other illicit drugs to boost profit margins. (Royal Canadian Mounted Police via AP)

    Chemical Weapon for Sale: China’s Unregulated Narcotic

    SHANGHAI—It’s one of the strongest opioids in circulation, so deadly an amount smaller than a poppy seed can kill a person. Until July, when reports... Read more

  • A child plays along a railway at a shanty town where residents will move into low-rent apartments provided by the government in Shenyang of Liaoning Province on March 11, 2009. (China Photos/Getty Images)

    Communist Party Officials Cheat the Poor out of China’s Project Housing

    China has low-income housing projects, but it too often happens that instead of going to the poor, the properties end up supplementing the already-generous income... Read more

  • A Chinese worker cares for the babies at an orphanage in Wuhu, in eastern China's Anhui province on August 7, 2009. (AFP/AFP/Getty Images)

    Why Chinese Buy Trafficked Babies Instead of Looking in the Orphanage

    For foreigners looking to adopt Chinese babies, state orphanages are the first stop, but Chinese themselves rarely look there, preferring instead to use social media... Read more

  • Pro-democracy activist Joshua Wong speaks to media after arriving at Hong Kong airport from Bangkok on Oct. 5, 2016. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)

    Thailand Denies Entry to Teen Hong Kong Activist Joshua Wong

    HONG KONG—Thailand stopped Hong Kong teen pro-democracy activist Joshua Wong from entering the country to give a talk and sent him home, raising questions about... Read more

  • Falun Gong practitioners raise awareness about organ harvesting and other human rights crimes in China, with residents and tourists in Santa Monica, Calif., on July 17. (Xu Touhui/Epoch Times)

    Report Focuses on ‘Extreme Torture’ in Chinese Detention Centers

    Editor’s note: This report contains graphic and potentially disturbing material. For the past 17 years, in scores of Chinese prisons and jails, unspeakable forms of torture... Read more

  • Temple of Heaven in haze-covered Beijing on February 24, 2014. (STR/AFP/Getty Images)

    Posts on Weibo Quantify Air Pollution in China

    The social media comments of people in China’s megacities can give environmental scientists information about local pollution levels. A new study shows that the frequency of... Read more

  • An aerial view shows the Five-hundred-meter Aperture Spherical Telescope (FAST) in the remote Pingtang county in southwest China's Guizhou Province on Sept. 24, 2016. China has begun operating the world's largest radio telescope to help search for extraterrestrial life. (Liu Xu/Xinhua via AP)

    China Begins Operating World’s Largest Radio Telescope

    BEIJING—The world’s largest radio telescope began searching for signals from stars and galaxies and, perhaps, extraterrestrial life Sunday in a project demonstrating China’s rising ambitions... Read more

  • Protesters attend a candlelight vigil in support of China’s Wukan village outside the Chinese Liason Office in Hong Kong on Sept. 17, 2017. (Isaac Lawrence/AFP/Getty Images)

    Amnesty International Calls for Release of Detained Wukan Villagers

    Amnesty International issued a statement on Sep. 16 condemning regime violence in what has been known as China’s “democracy village,” after police arrested scores of... Read more

  • A car drives pass a collapsed traffic sign, toppled by strong winds of typhoon Meranti, as it pounded southern China and Taiwan on Sep. 14, 2016. Parts of the regions hit were brought to a standstill as the strongest typhoon of the year skirted past the island's southern tip, knocking out power and water supply for over a million households. (Sam Yeh/AFP/Getty Images)

    Super Typhoon Meranti Hits Southern China After Ravaging Taiwan

    This year’s strongest typhoon to date hit southeastern China on Sep. 14 after it swept through Taiwan and brought many parts of the region to... Read more

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