Asia

Leaked Document Shows How Beijing Woos Foreign Firms to Prop Up Free-Trade Zones

The Chinese regime has been rolling out free-trade zones (FTZs) in recent years in an effort to entice foreign investments in the country. Since its initial effort in Shanghai in 2013, China has now expanded to about 20 FTZs. A leaked document recently obtained by The Epoch Times reveals how the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) went about wooing foreign

‘Defiance in the Kingdom of Fake News’: Six Chinese Achieve the Impossible

In China, six people hijacked the cable TV airwaves on March 5, 2002, to broadcast uncensored information that exposed a state-sponsored lie; the lie was exposed in two cities for 50 minutes, but at the cost of their lives. “Defiance in the Kingdom of Fake News,” a mini-documentary recently produced by FalunInfo TV, presents the

Xi Jinping’s BRI Speech at Bo’ao Forum for Asia Reveals CCP’s Global Ambitions

News Analysis  Xi Jinping, leader of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), delivered a speech at the Bo’ao Forum for Asia (BFA) 2021 via video on April 20, promoting the CCP’s Belt & Road Initiative (BRI)—also known as “One Belt, One Road” (OBOR)—and the expansion of communism. The Bo’ao Forum for Asia (BFA) 2021, which is an

620,000 Koreans Call for End to CCP’s ‘Cultural Aggression’ in South Korea

Anti-CCP (Chinese Communist Party) sentiment among the South Korean people is rising. More than 627,000 Koreans have signed a petition demanding the government cancel a “Chinatown” project in the resort city of Gangwon following last year’s “Han clothing vs. hanbok” and “kimchi” incidents. On March 29, a petition was registered on the South Korean government’s

CCP Military Expert: Deadline for Taiwan Issue May Be as Soon as Tomorrow, or as Late as 2050

Chinese officials reiterate commitment for so-called national reunification with Taiwan, a democratic island that Beijing claims as its own, amid heightened tensions in the Taiwan Strait. On April 16, Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Le Yucheng told The Associated Press: “China’s national reunification is an unstoppable historical process and trend.” When asked if the Chinese side

Leaked Documents Reveal Cases of Adverse Reactions to Chinese-Made COVID-19 Vaccines

People injected with Chinese-made vaccines have experienced a range of adverse reactions, including fever, nausea, and diarrhea, according to internal documents recently obtained by The Epoch Times. The documents, obtained by a trusted source, also reveal the case of a fully vaccinated Chinese man who later repeatedly tested positive for COVID-19. An April 8 document titled “Statistical

Chinese Regime Cannot Be Trusted on Climate Pledges: GOP Lawmakers

As Chinese Leader Xi Jinping made his first appearance with President Joe Biden at the White House’s virtual global climate summit on April 22, Republican lawmakers are warning his administration against cooperating with Beijing on climate change. Citing the regime’s long track-record of breaking its promises, they say the Chinese regime cannot be trusted to act upon

Jack Ma Was Right When He Said, ‘Chinese Entrepreneurs Really Don’t End Up Well’

“Chinese entrepreneurs really don’t end up well.” This statement, made 10 years ago by Jack Ma the founder of Alibaba Group, recently went viral on the internet. It seems that Ma’s casual but ominous words have come true, and his current situation is a true reflection of what he said at that time. On April 12, Hong Kong-based Initium

The 5 Things the Chinese Regime Fears Most

Commentary On April 16, the Hong Kong court officially sentenced key pro-democracy activists who were convicted last month. Most of their sentences are around a year to 18 months in prison. The “crime” for which the people were found guilty was illegal assembly without permission for a large-scale protest in August 2019 that was attended

Taiwanese President Warns About the Chinese Regime’s Psychological Warfare

The Taiwanese president warned people that the Chinese regime launched psychological warfare campaign against the independent island on the late night of April 15. Taiwan’s President Tsai Ing-wen clarified in a Facebook message that the psychological warfare the Chinese regime launched against Taiwan has more forms that are harder to recognize and which aim at

Chinese Netizens Welcome Pfizer Vaccines, Pass Up Free Chinese Vaccines

On April 13, Shanghai Fosun Pharmaceutical Group (Fosun Pharma) announced that the first batch of Pfizer vaccines had arrived in China and clinical applications were to be strictly monitored by China’s National Medical Products Administration (NMPA).  Many netizens planned to get the imported Pfizer vaccine, even at their own expense, foregoing the potentially free domestic vaccine. The

Huarong Turmoil Tests Limits of Chinese Government Support

News Analysis Financial problems at a Chinese state-owned financial firm could make foreign investors reevaluate their risk tolerance for Chinese corporate bonds. One of China’s four massive asset management companies created around the turn of the century, China Huarong Asset Management Co., has been rumored to be on the verge of insolvency. As one of

Hong Kong Officials, Beijing-Backed Media Threaten to Shut Apple Daily Newspaper

outlets. Apple Daily was founded by Hong Kong media tycoon Jimmy Lai, who on April 16 was sentenced to 14 months in prison for participating in Hong Kong’s mass anti-Beijing and pro-democracy protests in 2019. During the opening ceremony of Hong Kong’s newly introduced “National Security Education Day” on April 15, the city’s chief executive, Carrie

Hong Kong’s Fall a Harbinger of Communist China’s Takeover of Free World: Epoch Times HK Director

The suppressive climate in Hong Kong cultivated by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP)—under which attackers can rampage the printing press of one of the city’s independent newspapers with impunity—is what Beijing hopes to foist on the West, according to the Guo Jun, director of the Hong Kong edition of The Epoch Times. Once hailed for its democratic freedoms, Hong Kong has

Taiwan President Warns Over Beijing’s Regional Threat While Welcoming US Delegation

TAIPEI, Taiwan—Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen warned on April 15 that China’s military activities against the self-ruled island pose a threat to regional peace. “Recently, China has frequently dispatched military vessels and aircraft to carry out maneuvers in waters and airspace surrounding Taiwan. These actions alter the status quo in the Indo-Pacific and threaten regional peace and stability,” Tsai said at

Attack on Epoch Times Printing Press Fueled by HK Government Inaction: Media Advocacy Group

The Hong Kong government, through its inaction, was “encouraging” the recent violent attack on the printing press of the city’s edition of The Epoch Times, media advocacy group Reporters Without Borders (RSF) said in a statement condemning the incident. Around 4 a.m. on April 12, four armed men barged into the Hong Kong edition’s printing warehouse. They smashed equipment with

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