economics


China to protect inland shipping

China is to prohibit domestic companies from operating foreign-made ships on domestic waterways and will block foreign shipping service firms from selling services in China, according to regulations issued by China’s State Council. The rules protect the domestic shipping indu...

Industrial Production Slows in China, Inflation Rises

An industrial area as seen from the Western Mountains on Sept. 13, 2012 in Beijing, China. In September, China’s CPI increased 1.9 percent over last year. (Lintao Zhang/Getty Images) China’s stagflation, that is, high inflation and low growth, may create social turmoil if it drags on, accordin...

These people will walk away from scene of the crash

Is it time to put the Great Recession behind us? Not in terms of the economy – which remains bogged down with high unemployment, low growth and other aftershocks – but rather when it comes to demanding a rigorous effort to hold Wall Street bankers, traders and executives ac...

trade


Beijing Hosts APEC Summit

As leaders from member countries gather in Beijing for the APEC summit, China is reportedly taking advantage of the opportunity to promote its plans for a Free Trade Area of the Asia Pacific (FTAAP) as an alternative to the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) being negotiated by the United States which excludes China. However, Beijing's attempts to include calls for an FTAAP feasibility study (with a target date of 2025) in the communiqué to be distributed to leaders at the end of the session was thwarted by the US, with a US trade representative spokesman announcing that the two countries will b...

Trade Drops for Phase 1 of Canton Fair 2014

Held twice a year in the city of Guangzhou, capital of the Guangdong province, the Canton Fair has been running since 1957 and is considered to be the largest trade fair in China. The Canton Fair (full name being China Import and Export Fair) is organized by China Foreign Trade Center and supported ...

China’s e-Commerce Market Booming

As Chinese e-commerce company Alibaba prepares for its IPO through the New York Stock Exchange, the Dalian Wanda group in China announced on Friday that it would be entering into an e-commerce joint venture with Baidu and Tencent Holdings to be registered in Hong Kong. Wanda will own 70 percent of t...

culture


politics


China’s Secret State Transplant Business (Video)

It’s being called “abhorrent” and a “crime against humanity.” Allegations of forced organ harvesting in China started to surface in 2006. Since then, mounting evidence suggests these allegations are true—and even worse than originally suspected. Prisoners of conscience—especially Falun Gong practitioners—are being killed for their organs. Starting in 1999, the number of transplant centers in China increased by 300% in just 8 years, even though China has no effective national organ donation system. 1999 was the year the Chinese regime began persecu...

Chinese Regime’s Honors for Sihanouk Annoy Netizens

A convoy taking the body of Norodom Sihanouk to Beijing's airport en route back to his homeland, on Oct. 17, 2012. (Ed Jones/AFP/Getty Images) Many Chinese netizens were outraged at the Communist Party’s display of honors for the deceased Cambodian ruler Norodom Sihanouk, who died on Oc...

‘The Evil Party Treated Us Worse Than Animals’

The Chinese characters say 'Renounce the Chinese Communist Party.' (The Epoch Times) Editor’s note: The Epoch Times publishes here direct translations of statements made by Chinese people who renounced the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and its subordinate organizations. Statements such a...

Grandfather of Tibetan Religious Figure Self-Immolates

An exiled Tibetan holds a photograph of Sangay Gyatso during a candlelight vigil in solidarity the 27-year-old's self-immolation that resulted in his death. Another Tibetan man set himself on fire in Gansu Province over the weekend. (STR/AFP/GettyImages) An elderly Tibetan man who is the grand...