NEW YORK—A time for renewal and reflection emerged as key themes for adherents of the spiritual practice Falun Gong who participated in Flushing’s Lunar New Year parade on Jan. 21 to usher in the year of the rabbit. Hundreds of Falun Gong practitioners formed several segments of a thousands-strong parade that marched through the heart […]
The House Oversight Committee will investigate President Joe Biden and his involvement in his son Hunter’s foreign business deals, Reps. James Comer (R-Ky.) and Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) announced on Nov. 17 ahead of the GOP retaking the chamber in the new year. Contrary to the president’s claims, the elder Biden was directly involved in Hunter’s […]
NEW YORK CITY, N.Y.—Heavy rain and cold winds did not deter hundreds of Falun Gong practitioners from parading down Brooklyn’s Chinatown on Oct. 2 to call for an end to the Chinese Communist Party’s 23-year-long persecution of the spiritual group. Participants, drenched by the rain despite many of them wearing yellow plastic rain jackets, held […]
More than 30 Republican senators have called on Attorney General Merrick Garland to give the federal prosecutor investigating Hunter Biden special counsel protections, arguing that such a move would help assure the American people that the probe is free from political influence amid widespread allegations of bias at the Department of Justice (DOJ). The president’s […]
The Chinese regime said on Sept. 16 that it is sanctioning top executives of two U.S. arms firms in retaliation for recently selling arms to Taiwan. The sanctions were imposed on Gregory J. Hayes, CEO of Raytheon Technologies Corporation, and Theodore Colbert, CEO of Boeing Defense, Space and Security, for the involvement of their companies […]
The former head of security at Twitter was told earlier this year by the U.S. government that there was at least one agent of China’s top intelligence agency, the Ministry of State Security (MSS), working as an employee at the company. This was one of the revelations made by Peiter “Mudge” Zatko, a whistleblower who served […]
Former Trump administration strategist Steve Bannon said fresh New York state charges against him over a scheme to raise money to build border barriers on private land are an attempt to silence him ahead of the November midterms. “They’ve got a populist revolt that’s out of control, and they’re trying to take me out of […]
Sens. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) and Maggie Hassan (N.H.) are set to lead the first congressional hearing on gain-of-function research as part of his ongoing efforts to investigate the origins of the COVID-19 pandemic. The hearing, scheduled for Aug. 3, comes amid intensifying Republican scrutiny on whether a leak from the Wuhan Institute of Virology (WIV) […]
President Joe Biden said Nov. 18 that the White House is considering a diplomatic boycott of the Beijing Winter Olympics over Beijing’s human rights abuses. Such a move would mean that the administration would not send dignitaries to the Games, but American athletes would still be allowed to complete. Speaking to reporters as he hosted […]
President Joe Biden, at a summit of East Asian leaders on Oct. 27, said the United States was deeply concerned by the Chinese regime’s “coercive” actions in the Taiwan Strait. His comments came weeks after Beijing deployed a record number of aircraft into Taiwan’s air defense zone, prompting sharp protest from the self-ruled island and […]
The United States on Oct. 3 urged the Chinese communist regime to stop its “provocative” military activities near Taiwan, after Beijing sent nearly 100 aircraft into the island’s air defense zone over a three-day period. On Friday, Saturday, and again on Sunday, Chinese military planes flew into the zone, prompting Taiwan to scramble its fighter […]
Psychological warfare. Public opinion warfare. Legal warfare. Known as the “three warfares” doctrine and relatively unknown in the West, these concepts serve as key strategies guiding the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) in its quest to win a war against the free world without firing a single shot. Psychological warfare seeks to demoralize the enemy; public […]
Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio), the ranking member of the House Judiciary Committee, has asked Attorney General Merrick Garland to explain why prosecutors have dropped a series of cases connected with the Justice Department’s (DOJ) clampdown on Chinese espionage. In July, federal prosecutors filed motions to dismiss charges against six Chinese researchers who had been accused […]
World Bank leaders, including then-Chief Executive Kristalina Georgieva who is now the managing director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), applied “undue pressure” on staff to boost China’s standing in the bank’s “Doing Business 2018,” according to an investigation related on Sept. 16. The report (pdf), prepared by outside law firm WilmerHale at the request of […]
The United States, the UK, and Australia on Sept. 15 announced a new trilateral security partnership for the Indo-Pacific, amid rising Chinese assertiveness in the region. The first move under this partnership, called “AUKUS,” would be for the United States and the UK to help Australia acquire nuclear-powered submarines, according to a joint statement by the […]
Despite the Chinese regime banning fentanyl and its analogues in 2019, China remains the primary source of illicit fentanyl and fentanyl-related substances being trafficked into the United States, according to a new report by a U.S. congressional advisory body. Chinese traffickers have found sophisticated ways to circumvent these regulations, said an Aug. 24 U.S.–China Economic and […]
News Analysis The United States is likely to intensify efforts to strengthen alliances aimed at countering the Chinese regime, in the wake of blistering criticism over how Washington handled its withdrawal from Afghanistan, experts say. The United States’ pullout from Afghanistan was intended to align with the Biden administration’s efforts to shift its focus to […]
President Joe Biden intends to nominate veteran U.S. diplomat Nicholas Burns to serve as U.S. ambassador to China, the White House announced on Aug. 20. If confirmed by the Senate, Burns would be the first career diplomat to fill the role in recent years, as the position has been occupied by former politicians over the […]
A centenary of Chinese Communist Party (CCP) existence is no cause for celebration, U.S. lawmakers said, but rather, a time to remember the millions of victims murdered and brutalized by the regime. On July 1, the CCP held a large-scale event in Beijing’s Tiananmen Square marking its 100th birthday, including military jet flybys, cannon salutes, […]
House Republicans have vowed to take a series of actions to hold the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) accountable for its coverup of the COVID-19 outbreak that spurred the global pandemic, and get to the bottom of how the disease started spreading among humans. House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy on June 23 laid out an eight-pronged […]
Chinese leader Xi Jinping is not President Joe Biden’s “old friend,” Biden said on June 16 as he raised concerns about Beijing’s willingness to help find the origins of the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus pandemic. Asked if the president would call Xi and ask him “old friend to old friend” to re-admit World Health […]
NATO will for the first time confront the Chinese regime’s growing military ambition, the 30-nation Western alliance said on June 14, describing Beijing as presenting “systemic challenges” to the global order.
Group of Seven (G-7) leaders on June 13 called out the Chinese regime over its rights abuses in Xinjiang and Hong Kong, vowed to counter Beijing’s unfair trade practices, and demanded a thorough investigation into the origins of the COVID-19 pandemic in China. After discussing how to come up with a unified position on China, leaders […]
Chinese leader Xi Jinping personally directed the communist regime to focus its efforts to control the global internet, displacing the influential role of the United States, according to internal government documents recently obtained by The Epoch Times. In a January 2017 speech, Xi said the “power to control the internet” had become the “new focal […]
The House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed a resolution on April 19 condemning the communist Chinese regime’s continued trampling of freedoms in Hong Kong. The resolution, passed by a vote of 418-1, was intended to “send a strong bipartisan message demanding that the Chinese and Hong Kong governments respect the will of the Hong Kong people,” […]
While the Trump administration drew fire for propelling economic decoupling with the Chinese regime, it is in fact Beijing that is pursuing a campaign of “offensive decoupling” against the world, according to former deputy national security advisor Matthew Pottinger. “Beijing intends to decrease China’s dependency on the world while making the world increasingly dependent on […]
U.S. lawmakers on April 12 decried the latest attack on The Epoch Times’ printing press in Hong Kong, saying it would not be a surprise if the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) was behind the incident in an attempt to silence reporting critical of the regime. In the early hours on Monday, four men wearing face […]
Secretary of State Antony Blinken said on April 11 that it would be a “serious mistake” for the Chinese regime to attack Taiwan and expressed “real concern” about Beijing’s growing intimidation against the island. Blinken, in an interview on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” however, stopped short to saying if the United States would respond militarily […]
The United States is in discussions with allies coordinating an approach to the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics, a State Department spokesperson said on April 6. The remarks come amid growing calls for a boycott of the Games over the Chinese regime’s severe human rights violations. Asked at a regular briefing if the United States was […]
Chinese tech giant Huawei has conceded that U.S. sanctions have hurt its smartphone business after posting revenue declines in overseas markets on March 31. Huawei was put on an export blacklist by then-U.S. President Donald Trump in 2019 and later barred from accessing critical technology of U.S. origin, affecting its ability to design its own […]
The first face-to-face talks between the Biden administration and Beijing on March 18 got off to a testy start after Chinese Communist Party (CCP) officials lashed out at the United States over a range of alleged infractions. Secretary of State Antony Blinken and White House national security advisor Jake Sullivan met Chinese foreign minister Wang […]
The Chinese regime’s top diplomat on March 7 warned the Biden administration to undo former President Donald Trump’s “dangerous practice” of supporting Taiwan, the democratic island that Beijing claims as its own territory. Wang Yi, the regime’s foreign minister, also called on the United States to remove “unreasonable” curbs to cooperation as soon as possible. […]
Secretary of State Antony Blinken on March 3 listed managing the United States’ relationship with the Chinese regime as a top priority of the Biden administration, describing it as “the biggest geopolitical test of the 21st century.” Blinken, in his first speech outlining the Biden administration’s foreign policy strategy, said the challenge posed by the […]
With less than a year until the Winter Olympics in Beijing, calls are mounting from around the globe for countries to boycott the Games over the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) ongoing abuse of human rights.
President Joe Biden’s CIA director nominee William Burns told a Senate Committee on Feb. 24 that the Chinese regime’s “adversarial, predatory” leadership poses the “greatest geopolitical test” to the United States. Burns, 64, a former career diplomat who has worked in both Democratic and Republican administrations, said his four top priorities if he is confirmed […]
The Biden administration will run for a seat on the UN Human Rights Council, U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinkon announced on Feb. 24, unwinding the Trump administration’s decision to withdraw from the body in 2018.
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) said on Tuesday he has directed lawmakers to draft a package of measures investing in cutting-edge technologies to “out-compete” China. The announcement comes as President Joe Biden has vowed to engage in “extreme” competition with the Chinese regime by boosting critical domestic sectors. Countering threats posed by Beijing also […]
A researcher at Stanford University has been indicted on charges of lying and destroying evidence of her status as a member of the Chinese military. Song Chen, a 39-year-old visiting medical researcher at the university, was charged last July over allegedly lying on a visa application about her membership in the People’s Liberation Army (PLA). […]
Former President Donald Trump on Feb. 17 expressed dismay at the Biden administration’s stance toward the Chinese regime, pointing to the Biden family’s business ties with China. When asked about President Joe Biden’s comments on Tuesday that appeared to repeat Chinese Communist Party (CCP) talking points used to justify its repression of Uyghur Muslims in […]
The Chinese regime will face consequences for its human rights abuses, President Joe Biden said, when asked about Beijing’s repression of Uyghur Muslims in the far-western region of Xinjiang during a televised event on Feb. 16.
A Republican congressman on Feb. 15 introduced a resolution calling on the United States to boycott the 2022 Winter Olympics if it’s not moved out of China, due to the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) significant human rights abuses. The resolution, introduced by Rep. Michael Waltz (R-Fla.), urged the U.S. Olympic Committee to propose that the […]
The Chinese regime has banned BBC World News over what it described as “serious violations” of regulations, in apparent retaliation to the UK canceling the license of Chinese state-run CGTN last week. The regime’s broadcasting regulator, in a statement released in the early hours of Feb. 12 local time, said an investigation found that BBC […]
Secretary of State Antony Blinken said he thinks the United States should provide refuge for Hongkongers fleeing the Chinese regime’s widening suppression of the city’s freedoms. “We’ve seen China act egregiously to undermine the very commitments it made during the handover of Hong Kong … from Britain,” Blinken said in an interview with MSNBC aired on […]
As President Joe Biden was sworn into office, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) announced sanctions on former Trump administration officials, including former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and former national security adviser Robert O’Brien, in response to their tough-on-China policies. The move came a day after Pompeo declared the CCP’s repression of Uyghur Muslims in […]
President-elect Joe Biden’s nominee for secretary of state, Antony Blinken, said Jan. 19 he agreed with the Trump administration’s tougher stance toward the Chinese regime, though he disagreed with the approach. “President Trump was right in taking a tougher approach to China. I disagree very much with the way he went about it in a […]
The Trump administration has determined that the Chinese regime has committed “genocide” and “crimes against humanity” against Uyghur Muslims in the region of Xinjiang, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced on Jan. 19. The move, made on the eve of President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration, marks one of the administration’s toughest measures to condemn the […]
President Donald Trump on Jan. 15 directed federal agencies to look at ways to reduce purchases of goods and services from China, in a bid to guard against espionage risks posed by the regime. Trump instructed departments and agencies to conduct a review and propose “regulatory and policy changes, including potential executive actions” to “minimize” […]
The United States on Jan. 15 sanctioned six Chinese and Hong Kong officials in response to mass arrests of pro-democracy figures in the city last week. Among those sanctioned is a high-ranking Chinese Communist Party (CCP) official You Quan, who heads the Party agency that oversees foreign influence operations. Hong Kong authorities arrested 53 pro-democracy […]
The Chinese regime has this past year broadened its repression of groups domestically while ramping up human rights violations around the world, a bipartisan U.S. congressional commission warned in its annual report. The Congressional-Executive Commission on China (CECC) said in the report released on Jan. 14 that the “Chinese Communist Party has taken unprecedented steps […]
The United States announced on Jan. 13 it will ban all imports of cotton and tomato products from China’s Xinjiang region, in the widest action yet to crack down on the use of forced labor of Uyghur Muslims. Customs and Border Protection (CBD) officials at all U.S. ports of entry will be required to detain […]
A group tied to Beijing has organized trips to China for more than 120 journalists from almost 50 U.S. media outlets since 2009, as part of a broad campaign to deepen the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) influence in the United States. Called the China-United States Exchange Foundation (CUSEF), the group is a Hong Kong-based nonprofit […]
A planned trip to Taiwan by the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Kelly Craft has been canceled. She would have been the third senior American official travel to the island in less than six months. Craft was due to visit Taiwan from Wednesday to Friday, but Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said in a […]
The United States will remove all “self-imposed restrictions” on contact with Taiwanese officials, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced on Jan. 9, laying the groundwork for closer relations with the democratic island. The announcement, made during the final days of President Donald Trump’s term, marks the latest move to deepen ties with the self-governed island. […]
President Donald Trump on Dec. 18 signed into law bipartisan legislation that forces foreign companies listed on American exchanges to observe U.S. accounting rules—a move that could see Chinese companies being delisted from U.S. exchanges. The Holding Foreign Companies Accountable Act will require Chinese companies to comply with U.S. auditing and reporting standards or face […]
American colleges are becoming “hooked on Chinese Communist Party cash,” while Beijing works to siphon cutting-edge U.S. research to China, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo warned on Dec. 9. “So many of our colleges are bought by Beijing,” Pompeo said during a speech at the Georgia Institute of Technology, outlining Beijing’s aggressive efforts targeting U.S. […]
The Chinese communist regime exerted influence over the United States for decades through its “old friends” in Wall Street, but this scheme was disrupted by President Donald Trump’s election in 2016, a Chinese professor recently revealed at a seminar. Over the past 30 to 40 years, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) “took advantage of the […]
The U.S. House of Representatives on Dec. 7 passed a bill that would provide temporary refuge for Hongkongers in the United States, as Beijing steps up its crackdown on pro-democracy protesters. The House by voice vote passed the Hong Kong People’s Freedom and Choice Act of 2020 that would grant temporary protected status to Hong Kong residents […]
The United States on Dec. 7 imposed sanctions on 14 Chinese officials over their role in curtailing freedoms in Hong Kong, the latest response by the Donald Trump administration to Beijing’s widening crackdown on the city since it imposed a draconian national security law earlier this year.
The College Board, a nonprofit organization that administers AP and SAT exams, said it will end its partnership with a Chinese government agency at the end of the year amid growing concern about the Chinese regime’s influence in the U.S. education system. The decision follows an Oct. 26 letter from seven Republican senators to College […]
Among abdominal transplant surgeon Dr. Alexander Toledo’s first patients at UNC Medical Center was a 41-year-old mother of three diagnosed with liver cancer. The woman’s only hope for survival was a liver transplant. But that wasn’t an option because she failed to meet transplant criteria—a conclusion validated at several other medical centers. Meanwhile, non-curative treatments might […]
The U.S. state department has designated the U.S. operations of six China-based media companies as foreign missions, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced on Oct. 21. The designations were applied to: Yicai Global, Jiefang Daily, Xinmin Evening News, Social Sciences in China Press, Beijing Review, and Economic Daily, the department said in a statement. The Department […]
Hunter Biden’s business associates helped secure meetings between Chinese tycoons and high-level Obama-era White House officials in 2011, according to emails obtained by author Peter Schweizer and seen by The Epoch Times. Biden’s then-business associates Devon Archer and Bevan Cooney facilitated a group of Chinese business and political elites from the exclusive China Entrepreneur Club […]
House Republicans on Sept. 30 released a report described as a “comprehensive blueprint” to counter a range of threats posed by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). The China task force, after a months-long probe, made more than 400 recommendations to respond to the regime’s malign actions against the United States and the free world, dubbing […]
Five Chinese nationals and two Malaysians have been indicted on charges relating to sprawling hacking campaigns to steal trade secrets and sensitive information from more than 100 companies and entities worldwide, the U.S. justice department announced on Sept. 16. The five Chinese nationals were part of a hacker group known as “APT41” that stole source […]
The Trump administration has banned imports of cotton, hair products, clothing, and other products made with forced labor from China’s Xinjiang region, where the regime has detained more than 1 million Uyghur Muslims and other Muslim minorities. The U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) on Sept. 14 issued five Withhold Release Orders against various goods […]
The U.S. ambassador to China is stepping down. The U.S. embassy in Beijing says he called President Trump last week to confirm his decision.
The U.S. embassy in China has announced that ambassador Terry Branstad will retire and leave Beijing early next month.
More than 160 human rights groups have demanded the International Olympic Committee (IOC) pull the 2022 Winter Olympics from China, citing the Chinese regime’s broadening campaign of repression since the 2008 Olympic Games. A coalition of rights campaigners, including Tibetan, Uyghur, and Hong Kong groups, urged IOC President Thomas Bach in a letter delivered on […]
Disney is drawing fire for shooting parts of its live-action remake of “Mulan” in the Chinese region of Xinjiang, where a million Uyghur Muslims are being detained in internment camps. The film’s credits thanks several government agencies in the northwestern region, including the police bureau in Turpan, a city in eastern Xinjiang, as well as […]
The Chinese regime has the “most massive” program among countries seeking to interfere in the U.S. election, and has taken the most active role in political influence efforts, White House national security adviser Robert O’Brien said on Friday.
Senior Chinese diplomats in the United States will now have to apply for permission to visit American college campuses and meet with local officials, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced on Sep. 2, a move he described as an attempt to restore reciprocity in the bilateral relationship.
A Texas A&M University (TAMU) professor has been arrested and charged in connection with hiding his funding from China while working as a researcher for NASA, the Justice Department announced on Aug. 24. Cheng Zhengdong, 53, a professor of engineering at TAMU for years, deliberately concealed his ties to Chinese universities, a Chinese company, and […]
The U.S. State Department has drafted a letter urging colleges to review their relationships with Chinese-backed Confucius Institutes and to “move quickly” to guard against the Chinese regime’s theft of U.S. research. The call was made days after the department designated the Confucius Institute U.S. Center (CIUS) a Chinese diplomatic mission, a move that restricts […]
The communist regime’s tightening grip on Hong Kong entered into a new phase after police arrested media mogul Jimmy Lai and raided the newsroom of his media outlet, stoking fears that Beijing is intent on extinguishing press freedoms. Lai, a strident critic of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), was arrested on Aug. 10, along with […]
Hundreds of millions of U.S. taxpayer dollars went to Chinese companies from the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) that was designed to help small businesses survive during the pandemic, according to a new report.
The U.S. academic community has extensively collaborated with Chinese researchers affiliated with the Chinese military, jeopardizing national security, according to a new report. Analysts at think tank Hoover Institution at Stanford University found 254 papers in which U.S. researchers collaborated with counterparts from seven top universities in China affiliated with the regime’s military, the People’s […]
More than three-quarters of Americans blame the Chinese regime for the global spread of the CCP Virus, according to a new survey by the Pew Research Center, which also found that unfavorable U.S. views of China reached historic highs.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the Trump administration is ramping up efforts to counter Beijing’s expanding influence at international organizations, as part of the United States’ “multi-front” campaign against the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), which he described as the “central threat of our times.”
Chinese diplomatic missions are a hotbed of spying and malign activity aimed at subverting the United States, experts warn, after the United States recently took unprecedented action in ordering the closure of the Chinese consulate in Houston.