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Forced COVID-19 Vaccination Widespread in China, Sources Say

The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has been imposing COVID-19 vaccinations upon the public, amid concerns over efficacy and health implications, according to people familiar with the situation. A female netizen named Duan Da Dan posted in Chinese on social media site Weibo on March 31: “I’m really annoyed that my employer forces me to receive

Opinion: The Slow Death of Hong Kong

Commentary On April 1, better known as April Fools’ Day, a Hong Kong court issued an unjust but unsurprising verdict. Seven Hong Kong democratic leaders were convicted of organizing unauthorized assemblies. These refer to the mass pro-democracy marches that took place during the summer of 2019. The official sentences of the seven charged activists will be announced

China ‘Copied Its Way’ to Economic Success, Chinese Professor Boasts

A Chinese professor recently bragged in front of a mainland Chinese audience that China had successfully “copied its way to the world’s front row,” which has emboldened the regime to take a more aggressive line towards the United States. For the past 40 years, the Chinese regime only did one thing: plagiarize, Zang Qichao, a prominent marketing

Burmese Sink Into Despair as Military Crackdown Continues

A Burmese (also known as Myanmar) military source recently told The Epoch Times in an exclusive interview that despair is spreading amongst Burmese people as the expected international support has not arrived and they are faced with an ongoing ruthless military crackdown. The source, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, said that for more

China Signs Economic, Security Agreement With Iran in Challenge to US

China and Iran signed a 25-year-long “strategic partnership” agreement on March 27, by which both states would cooperate to challenge the United States, such as against U.S. sanctions on selling oil from Tehran to Beijing. The deal covers politics, economy, and security, according to Chinese state-run CGTV. Iranian Tasnim reported that the agreement also included judiciary, defense, human and cultural, and

China Could Invade Taiwan in Near Future: US Admiral

Taiwan is facing a more imminent threat from a possible Chinese invasion than most people realize, said U.S. Adm. John Aquilino during his nomination hearing on Tuesday. Aquilino is nominated to become commander of the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command (INDOPACOM), succeeding current commander Adm. Philip Davidson. On Tuesday, while testifying before the Senate Armed Services Committee, Aquilino was asked

LINE Messaging App Exposed Users to Data Access by China-Based Company

Japan’s popular messaging app LINE recently admitted that its users’ personal data stored on its server in Japan could be accessed by China-based engineers that the company had outsourced to. In an official response, LINE admitted that user data had been accessed more than 32 times and that it is now setting up a committee to rectify

China Eases Visa Rules to Entice Visitors to Take Homegrown Vaccines

Foreigners seeking to enter China can now get a Chinese COVID-19 vaccine shot to lessen their load of visa paperwork, the Chinese foreign ministry stated on March 15. The new visa rule, which took effect on March 15, marks Beijing’s latest attempt to win international appeal for its homegrown vaccines. Foreign travelers who visit China for work

Silence for Hong Kong

Commentary On Jan. 7 in the early morning, Hong Kong National Security Department dispatched more than 1,000 police to raid multiple homes and offices, and arrested 53 Hong Kong pan-democratic political activists. In March, the Hong Kong Department of Justice prosecuted 47 of them, accusing them of subverting state power, a charge based on the latest Hong

China Increases Defense Budget, Premier Orders the Military to Prepare for War

China will increase its military budget to 1.35 trillion yuan (about $207.8 billion) in 2021, which is 6.8 percent higher than 2020, Chinese state-run media reported on Mar. 6. One expert told The Epoch Times that the Chinese Communist Party (CCP)’s top priority is to strengthen its military. During the ruling party’s most important annual meeting, known as the

Mass Rape, Sexual Abuse: Communist China’s Genocidal Tool to Eliminate Faith

As the world is celebrating International Women’s Day, let’s not forget the horrifying abuses that mothers and sisters, and even grandmothers, are subjected to in the land of communist China. Since the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) came to power in 1949, it has been employing unethical ways to persecute citizens and suppress spiritual groups. Recently,

Beijing Views Taiwan as ‘Next Big Prize’ After Hong Kong, Xinjiang Crackdowns: Former National Security Adviser

The threat of a Chinese invasion of Taiwan makes the island the world’s “most significant flashpoint” that could lead to a “large-scale war,” according to former national security adviser H.R. McMaster. McMaster, speaking before a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on March 2, said that Chinese Leader Xi Jinping views Taiwan as the “next big prize” after solidifying the

Investigative Report: The Reason Behind Blackouts Across China

By Jennifer Zeng Epoch Times Staff  and Kate Jiang  /author] The recent blackout in Texas in the United States has drawn a lot of attention from all over the world, but not many people know that similar blackouts have happened in many cities in China since the end of last year, nor do they realize

Top Beijing Official Says Hong Kong Should be Ruled by ‘Patriots’

The recent speech of Beijing’s highest-level official in charge of Hong Kong affairs signals that the Chinese regime may be planning on revising the city’s election law to support pro-China candidates. Critics are concerned that his move could rule out candidates from the pro-democracy camp, and that Beijing will pass new election rules to tighten its grip

Taiwan Vulnerable to China’s Aggression

Commentary Consider Taiwan, the former Formosa, a tiny democratic and capitalist country that endures constant harassment from communist China, the third largest country in the world, a mere 90 miles away. For that matter, consider the 1.4 billion people of China who endure abuses and threats or face the ultimate cancellation by their own regime, as many

WHO Adviser: Wuhan COVID-19 Probe ‘Done by Chinese Authorities’

World Health Organization (WHO) adviser Jamie Metzl has said that the international body’s investigation into the origins of the CCP virus was in fact conducted by Chinese authorities. The probe, which also considered whether the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus could have accidentally leaked from the Wuhan Institute of Virology that had been studying coronavirus spread from bats to humans, was carried out by

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