The Epoch Times to Host Press Conference April 13 at 1:30 pm at the National Press Club
On April 12, for the fifth time since 2006, the Hong Kong Epoch Times’ printing plant was attacked. This attack forced the temporary closure of the paper and occurred just days ahead of court appearances by key Hong Kong pro-democracy activists.
On April 13 at 1:30 p.m. in the Murrow room of the National Press Club, June Guo, the director of the Hong Kong Epoch Times office, will provide details regarding the attack and discuss the situation the paper faces in Hong Kong.
These attacks are part of the constant pressure put on press freedom in Hong Kong by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), pressure that has intensified since the Chinese regime has passed legislation restricting civil liberties in Hong Kong.
Founded in the United States in 2000, The Epoch Times began publishing in Hong Kong in 2001. It is one of the few independent media outlets in Hong Kong, and the Hong Kong people have come to look upon it as a staunch friend. The Epoch Times was on the streets covering the recent democracy protests when most media outlets kept their distance.
Hong Kong senior journalist Wong Ngon-yin told the Epoch Times on April 12: “The Epoch Times is the hope of Hong Kong. If you are still here, Hong Kong still has hope.”
However, this hope is under attack. Recently, mainland Chinese police threatened Hong Kong Epoch Times talk show host Rachel Wong. The police sent her a message: “Stop broadcasting programs, or face arrest under the new national security law.”
The Epoch Times is known for its uncensored coverage of China, including political infighting within the CCP, the regime’s human rights violations against ethnic minorities and religious groups, its global objectives, and Beijing’s propaganda and influence operations abroad.
The Epoch Times publishes in 22 languages and 36 countries.
The Murrow Room is on the 13th floor of the National Press Building (529 14th St. NW, Washington, D.C.). We will be following CDC COVID-19 protocols including temperature check and health questionnaire.
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