Shandong Province

Nobel Laureate Mo Yan Hopes for Liu Xiaobo’s Freedom

In a press conference on Friday, Nobel Literature prizewinner Mo Yan gave an unexpected expression of support for fellow laureate Liu Xiaobo, the imprisoned winner of the 2010 Peace Prize. Mo’s statement has dampened fierce criticism from dissidents, raised questions about how he might use his...

‘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...

Chinese Regime Courts Africa With Confucius Institutes and Scholarships

An statue of Confucius in Beijing in 2008. Critics of the regime say that the real purpose of its recent awarding of scholarships and setting up of Confucius Institutes in Africa is to gain political influence in the region. (Frederic J. Brown/AFP/Getty Images) In a move that critics say is meant ...