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Larry Ong is a New York-based journalist with Epoch Times. He writes about China and Hong Kong. He is also a graduate of the National University of Singapore, where he read history.
August 23, 2017
China’s Leadership Structure Could Change at Fall Congress
News Analysis The Politburo Standing Committee has been the Chinese regime's top decision-making body in recent history. Thus, ...
August 17, 2017
North Korea Escalation Will Hinge on China’s Factional Struggle
News Analysis President Donald Trump's warning to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, promising "fire and fury," gained ...
August 7, 2017
How the Chinese Leadership Could Take Shape at a Key Political Meeting
The Chinese Communist Party elite have a decades-old habit of determining policies and key political appointments while vacationing ...
July 24, 2017
End and Disband?
Holding the corner of a banner under the intense midday sun on a 100-plus-degree day, Chinese-American medical scientist ...
July 24, 2017
Why Xi Jinping Removed a Potential Candidate for the Party Leadership
Midway through 2017, the trajectory of high-ranking Chinese Communist Party official Sun Zhengcai suggested that he would have ...
July 20, 2017
Before Anniversary of Falun Gong’s Persecution, Xi Jinping Stresses Importance of Helping Petitioners
When practitioners of one of China's largest spiritual communities first learned that they were being targeted for persecution ...
July 18, 2017
Reining in North Korea, With Chinese Characteristics
Since meeting Chinese leader Xi Jinping at Mar-a-Lago in April, President Donald Trump has maintained that China is ...
July 11, 2017
Purge of Former Top Shanghai Property Developer Signals Decline of Political Clan
Chinese leader Xi Jinping recently took out yet another key member of a rival political faction—one whose name, ...
July 10, 2017
Encircling a Consigliere
Chairman Mao Zedong's ruthless running of China might have come to a premature end if he had had ...
July 3, 2017
Former Chinese State Asset Regulator Deputy Head Purged
The deputy head of China's state asset manager, and the world's largest controlling company, was recently arrested for ...
July 3, 2017
Reading Xi Jinping’s Hong Kong Speeches
Official speeches by Chinese officials are sleep-inducing stuff—until you get past the obligatory Communist Party rhetorical verbiage and ...
June 27, 2017
Confined Shanghai Lawyer Suffers Abuse After Exposing ‘Shanghai Gang’
Zheng Enchong, a Shanghai-based human rights lawyer, has been under house arrest for over a decade. Local security ...
June 26, 2017
Factional Agenda and Political Credibility
Two years ago, this newspaper reported on fugitive Chinese billionaire Guo Wengui's unsavory business and political dealings. Guo, ...
June 21, 2017
Xi Jinping Takes ‘First Step’ in Gaining Further Control Over China’s Domestic Security
In recent weeks, many senior officials in the Chinese regime's security apparatus have been reshuffled or suddenly dismissed ...
June 12, 2017
A Warning for Conspirators?
Making sense of news from Hong Kong political magazines is tricky business. Details of high-level, internal discussions of ...
June 6, 2017
Why Non-Elite Chinese Officials Are Being Picked for Top Offices
Cai Qi spent 14 years in several modest official positions in the eastern Chinese province of Zhejiang. Finally, ...
June 5, 2017
Can China Be a World Leader?
In recent months, mainstream media outlets have rushed to laud China as the new "world leader" after moves ...
June 2, 2017
Confined Shanghai Lawyer Unmasks Elite Backers of Disgraced Shanghai Prosecutor
Shanghai Political and Legal Affairs Commission (PLAC) officials belonging to the cohort of ex-Shanghai chief prosecutor Chen Xu ...
May 31, 2017
China Sentences Six Ex-Top Chinese Officials in One Day
On May 31, courts across China separately found six disgraced high-ranking Chinese officials guilty of corruption and issued ...
May 29, 2017
Human Rights Music Festival Blacklisted in Los Angeles Chinatown
A music festival that seeks to raise human rights issues in China was blocked from its original venue, ...
May 29, 2017
Anti-Corruption and Its Discontents
A lengthy list of purged officials—that's the only concrete achievement Xi Jinping can wave about after nearly five ...
May 23, 2017
Terry Branstad Confirmed as US Ambassador to China
The U.S. Senate voted overwhelmingly on May 22 to confirm former Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad as President Donald Trump's ...
May 22, 2017
How China Uses Its ‘Social Stability Maintenance’ Fund in Hong Kong
HONG KONG—They came in the hundreds in their lime-green T-shirts. Lining up on the sidewalks, they made threatening ...
May 22, 2017
Gauging Xi Jinping’s Political Strength
Just how much control over China does Xi Jinping have? One view holds that Xi is the most ...
Asia & Pacific
May 19, 2017
Chinese Embassy Letter Exposes Effort to Block Shen Yun in Thailand
Shen Yun Performing Arts, the premier classical Chinese dance company, was set to perform in Thailand for the ...
May 17, 2017
Missing Chinese Billionaire Agreed to Be Taken Away, Source Says
HONG KONG—Xiao Jianhua, the Chinese billionaire whose abrupt disappearance from Hong Kong in January made waves internationally, had ...
May 15, 2017
The Most Underreported Story in Modern China
On May 13, 1992, a youthful-looking, 41-year-old Chinese northeasterner began lecturing on traditional morality and cosmic principles in ...
White House Counsel Don McGahn Exits After String of Judicial Confirmation Victories
President Donald Trump’s White House counsel, GOP establishment lawyer Donald F. McGahn II, resigned from his post Oct. ...
Trump Seeks to Remake 9th Circuit Court of Appeals
Frustrated by Congress’s failure to break up the overworked, often-overruled U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, ...
Trump Vows to Cut More Red Tape to Fuel Economic Growth
WASHINGTON—Economists are divided over the impact of regulations on economic growth. The Trump administration, however, sees strong evidence ...
Meet Morgan Murtaugh, the Youngest Candidate Running for Congress
Morgan Murtaugh is likely the most unusual candidate running this election cycle—at 26, she's the youngest one running ...