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CCP Media Outlet Continues Paying US Counterparts Millions to Publish Its Propaganda

China Daily, the Chinese regime’s propaganda outlet, has spent millions for the past six months on U.S. publications, according to its statement (pdf) filed last week with the Department of Justice under the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA). According to the statement, China Daily’s overall expenses from May 1 to Oct. 31 this year were above

Shanghai Airport Plunged Into Chaos as New Infections Reported in China

A chaotic night unfolded at Shanghai’s international airport after officials suddenly ordered airport-wide COVID-19 testing. The unexpected announcement also turned into a war of words on China’s social media, as netizens debated the government’s actions. On Nov. 22, Shanghai’s health commission reported two locally-transmitted COVID-19 cases at the city’s Pudong International Airport. The first case involved a

China Must End Its ‘War on Faith,’ US Ambassador Brownback Says

U.S. ambassador for international religious freedom Sam Brownback renewed his call for Beijing to end its “war on faith” on Nov. 17, including the persecution of adherents of Falun Gong. “I think in particular what China is doing is absolutely wrong. It’s one of the worst religious persecution situations in the world today, if not the worst,” Brownback said, in response to a

Beijing Sees Biden as Someone Susceptible to Its Influence: Victor Davis Hanson

The Chinese regime would be happy to see a new U.S. administration without President Donald Trump, according to historian Victor Davis Hanson. If Democratic Party candidate Joe Biden wins the election, Beijing would also press harder on U.S. allies in the Asia-Pacific region, said Hanson, who is a senior fellow at the Stanford University-based think tank Hoover

Chinese Regime Mandates Journalists and Monks Study Communist Ideology

The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) recently ordered all monks at a famous Buddhist monastery to study political ideology, while thousands of the country’s journalists had to take tests on communist ideology in order to obtain their government-registered press passes. Back in October 2019, the Party required all reporters and editors to pass a test on “Xi Jinping’s

Shanghai COVID-19 Outbreak Spreads to Nearby Province

A new wave outbreak of COVID-19 in Shanghai has spread outside the city’s borders while another metropolis, Tianjin, has entered “wartime” mode after a cluster of infections. Shanghai authorities first confirmed a set of domestic COVID-19 patients on Nov. 9. A day later, Anhui Province—about a five-hour drive away—claimed that a new local CCP virus patient contracted the disease in Shanghai. Meanwhile,

Chinese State Media Touts a Biden Win, Indicates Hope for Pro-Beijing US Administration: Analyst

Though Democratic Party presidential candidate Joe Biden has not been declared a winner by the U.S. statutory electoral authority, Chinese state media have touted his declared victory and expressed hopes for a cozier U.S.–China relationship under a Biden administration. According to a Nov. 6 report by Radio Free Asia, Chinese authorities gave an order to domestic news outlets, forbidding them from forwarding U.S.

China’s ‘Dollar Diplomacy’: Generous Student Scholarships for Countries Participating in Belt and Road

In recent years, the Chinese communist regime has been aggressively pushing “dollar diplomacy” in countries participating in its Belt and Road Initiative (BRI)—Beijing’s grand foreign policy project that the Council on Foreign Relations has cautioned might be a “Trojan horse” for China-led regional development, military expansion, and Beijing-controlled institutions. Its “dollar diplomacy” has seen various grants and scholarships

Understand Tibet to Understand China, Tibetan President-in-Exile Says

BY VENUS UPADHAYAYA NEW DELHI—The world must understand the issue of Tibet to be able to understand what’s happening in contemporary China, the president of the Central Tibetan Administration (CTA), also called the Tibetan Government-in-Exile, says. “Unless you know Tibet, you won’t fully understand China,” Dr. Lobsang Sangay told The Epoch Times in an exclusive email

US, EU Voice Concern After 8 Pro-Democracy Politicians Arrested in Hong Kong

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has condemned the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and the pro-Beijing Hong Kong government after eight opposition members, including five sitting lawmakers, were arrested over a dramatic scuffle in the Legislative Council in May as they fought for control of a key chairperson position that would determine if Beijing set the agenda for laws in the

A Popular ‘Boycott China’ Campaign Emerges From a Conflict Zone in India

LEH, India—Since India and China’s war-like buildup on the disputed border in Ladakh, an innovator and education reformist has been reminding people in a series of popular videos to deal with China through their wallets rather than bullets. Sonam Wangchuk, an engineer who holds a special voice in contemporary India’s social innovation landscape, has been

People Leaving Xinjiang City Forced Into Quarantine, Fed Unknown Drugs

The outbreak of COVID-19 in Xinjiang’s Kashgar has worsened. Official data from the Chinese communist government has seen an increase of nearly 200 Chinese Communist Party (CCP) virus cases in the past few days. The local area has activated a first-level emergency response. People from other areas who have traveled to Kashgar recently have been traced by the authorities and

Pompeo Criticizes Beijing, Hong Kong Government Over Use of National Security Law Against Student Activists

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has condemned Beijing and the Hong Kong government over its recent arrest and detention of three student activists, saying that they should be freed immediately. “The Beijing-controlled Hong Kong government continues to stifle dissent, repress public opinion, and use law enforcement for political purposes,” Pompeo stated on Oct. 29. “The People’s Republic of China has

The Global Supply Chain and the Consumer Boycott of China: Impact of COVID-19

Most books on the supply chain and globalization take the consumer for granted and ignore the fact that at the end of every supply chain is the customer. A new worldwide change in economics is occurring in response to the behaviour of the Chinese communist government in releasing and denying responsibility for the COVID-19 pandemic.

Beijing Presents Itself as Climate Steward as China-Borne Pandemic Continues to Rage

Commentary As European countries ponder the re-imposition of lockdowns and other drastic measures to confront a second wave of COVID-19, and U.S. officials fear a similar outbreak on this side of the Atlantic, China—where the pandemic originated—has decided to change the subject, to climate change. On Oct. 19, Beijing’s Foreign Affairs Ministry issued a broadside against U.S. climate

CCP Tightens Ideological Grip Over Chinese Society, Leaked Documents Reveal

Since the 18th National Congress, a Chinese Communist Party (CCP) conclave held in 2012, Xi Jinping and his regime have pushed for tightening the Party’s control over society—to maintain the Party’s rule over all levels of government and its people. The Epoch Times has obtained three government documents from a trusted source that reveal the

Philippines Communist Rebel Group Takes Aim at Chinese Firms

Communist guerrillas in the Philippines have trained their sights on Chinese state-owned firms building infrastructure and military bases in the country, projects that have the backing of President Rodrigo Duterte. The Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) has ordered its military wing, the New People’s Army, to target firms involved in the construction of seven Chinese military bases

Thousands March in Taiwan To Demand that Beijing Release 12 Detained Hongkongers

TAIPEI, Taiwan—About 3,000 people took part in a march in downtown Taipei on Oct. 25 afternoon, voicing support for 12 Hongkongers who have been held by mainland Chinese authorities for over 2 months. Among those taking part were a Hong Kong couple surnamed Wong and their two sons. Mrs. Wong told the Taiwan branch of

Chinese Governments Spend Millions on Social Media Promotion of Their Propaganda

The Chinese regime considers popular social media platforms as key tools for promoting its agenda. The regime refers to these platforms as “convergent media”: forms of media that combine the functions of radio, television, and the internet. Internal government documents that The Epoch Times recently obtained reveal that local governments have been paying these private apps considerable

What Is Behind Xi Jinping’s Speech on Economic Reform During His Southern Tour?

Commentary China’s official mouthpiece Xinhua News Agency revealed on Oct. 11 that Chinese leader Xi Jinping would be visiting Shenzhen city to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Special Economic Zone. Shenzhen is an industrial hub in China’s southern Guangdong Province that links Hong Kong to the mainland. Crisis of Losing the People’s Trust The

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