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Chinese Farmers Cry For Help as Rice Crops are Ruined Due to Flooding

After severe flooding in central and southern China, ruined rice crops have left many farmers struggling. After heavy rainfall in the past half-month, some rice crops began to sprout, meaning they can no longer be harvested. China’s National Meteorological Center has forecasted that more rain…

Huawei Lab Building in China Catches Fire, Killing Three

A building within Huawei’s lab campus in southern China’s Dongguan city caught on fire on Sept. 25 afternoon, killing at least three people. The city government claimed that the building has no relationship with laboratories, but Chinese media quoted Huawei employees who said the facility…

Student Backlash Over Lockdowns Spreads to Guangzhou as Trash Piles Up, Food Prices Soar

China’s “one-size-fits-all” approach to mandatory COVID-19 lockdowns at universities across the country has triggered increasing dissatisfaction and protests among college students. After Xi’an International Studies University students were reported shouting from their dormitories against the campus lockdown, students at Guangzhou Institute of Technology (GIT) followed…

Trump’s UN Address Contrasts US Environmental Record to China’s

In his address to the United Nations on September 22, U.S. President Donald Trump contrasted the United States’ environmental record with that of the world’s largest polluter, China. “Every year, China dumps millions and millions of tons of plastic and trash into the oceans, overfishes…

College Students Protest Harsh COVID-19 Lockdown Measures in Xi’an, China

A video of loud midnight protests at college dorm buildings in China’s southwestern Xi’an city recently went viral on Chinese social media. On Sept. 20, at around 11:30 p.m., students at the Xi’an International Studies University (XISU) who were under COVID-19 lockdown broke out into…

Latest ‘Virtual Kidnapping’ Scam Claims $200,000 From Concerned Parents

SYDNEY—An international Chinese student has been found safe after an elaborate “virtual kidnapping” incident in Sydney that saw a family in China pay more than $200,000 in “ransom” money. The 18-year-old woman was reported missing on Sept. 8 to New South Wales (NSW) Police by…

Owner of China-Listed Finance Company Indicted for Organized Crime

Several major news websites in mainland China reported on Sept. 17 that the China-listed investment holding company China Create Capital Limited announced its owner, Zhang Wei, has been indicted on 11 counts of heading a “mafia-style gang” and illegally raising public funds. As previously reported …

China in Focus: Chinese Scientists Create Man-Made Virus

Whistleblower Dr. Yan Limeng attests the CCP-virus was made in a lab. But in 2013, Chinese scientists already created a virus that many warned could lead to a global pandemic. China’s e-commerce giant Alibaba’s financial affiliate Ant Group is set to go public in Hong…

Beijing Further Cracking Down on P2P Industry and Its Victims: Leaked Documents

China has started shutting down the popular internet finance platform P2P (peer-to-peer lending) since 2018. Just five years ago, P2P, with the backing and promotion of the Chinese regime, became the cutting-edge investment product in China, drawing trillions of funds from private investors. However, P2P…

COVID-19 Reinfection Case Prompts Lockdown of Village in Shandong, China

Chinese authorities unexpectedly locked down a village in China’s eastern Shandong Province on Sept. 15, after a villager was found to have been reinfected with the CCP virus. Jiji village, which is subject to the restrictions, is part of Wangji town in Cao county. The…

Pro-Beijing Businessman Exposes Chinese Authorities’ COVID-19 Quarantine Extortion

An online post warning Chinese travelers about extortion in the guise of COVID-19 testing and isolation when transiting through China’s Fujian Province went viral recently. The message was posted on Chinese social media on Sept. 5 by Wang Lizhi, a pro-Beijing businessman who currently resides…

China in Focus: Twitter Suspends Chinese Whistleblower Account

A fruit vendor was attacked by a police-like official and defended herself with a knife. Thanks to the leaking of a surveillance video clip, and the pressure of public opinion, she avoided being sent to a detention center. A Chinese city with over 200,000 people…

Taiwanese Businesswoman Thanks Local Epoch Times for Truthful Coverage of Pandemic 

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected Japan’s economy, crippling businesses, especially in the restaurant industry. Tse-Min Chin (also known as Tammy Kawamura), wife of the chairman of Japanese restaurant giant Tentsusaikan Group, told The Epoch Times the difficulties faced by the restaurant industry and what people…

China Installs Cameras Inside People’s Homes, Expanding Its Surveillance Network

The world depicted in George Orwell’s “1984” and “Animal Farm” is often used as an analogy for totalitarian states, such as China. Recently, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) is taking the “big brother” tactic of surveillance and control of citizens to a new level, building…

Chinese Official on the Run From Interpol, Charged for Taking Bribes

A provincial Chinese communist official who amassed millions of dollars in bribes while in office is now facing imprisonment and is wanted by Interpol. His wife and younger brother, both co-conspirators to the alleged crimes, also face similar charges. Local authorities in Hunan Province accused…

Chinese City Goes on Full Lockdown After Confirming Two CCP Virus Infections

Chinese authorities locked down Ruili city in southwestern Yunnan Province on Sept. 14, mandating that anyone who wants to enter or leave the city must apply for a special permit. Yunnan governor Ruan Chengfa announced on Monday that regions that border Burma, Laos, and Vietnam…

The Inside Story on How Chinese Authorities Suppress Negative Publicity Online

A series of internal government reports have revealed in greater detail how Chinese authorities censor and suppress negative news stories, especially incidents that could draw scrutiny of officials. According to the Chinese regime’s own estimates, as of 2019 there were more than 850 million internet…

Desperate Cry From China’s Xinjiang Region Amid Strict Lockdown (1)

The same tragic story that happened in Wuhan six months ago is now occurring again in the Xinjiang region, as thousands of residents in high rise buildings shouted and screamed into the night in despair. Xinjiang’s capital city Urumqi has been under strict lockdown for…

Chinese City Launches, Then Cancels App to Rank Citizens’ Level of Civility Amid Backlash

China’s social credit system has often been criticized for utilizing artificial intelligence to conduct mass surveillance and assign points on citizens’ behavior—creating a dystopian world similar to what George Orwell described in the novel “1984.” During the COVID-19 pandemic, a “health code” app was launched…

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