The First Emperor’s legacy reveals a great deal about China’s history, as well as the sophistication of ancient Chinese craftsmanship and its advanced metallurgy technology in use 2,000 years ago. (Image:Pixabay / CC0)

The Terracotta Warriors

In 1974, when a group of farmers were digging a well in Xi’an, Shaanxi Province in the northwest of China, little did they know that they were about to unearth the key to one of of the greatest and most…

A re-education campaign during the Cultural Revolution. (Image: Vision Times)

The Black Wall

It is rather unusual for a book launch to take place in a small Australian country town, but The Black Wall is a rather unusual book. It is an autobiography that tells the true story of a young woman’s “decade…

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Chinese Blogger Arrested for Online Comments

Well-known Chinese blogger and Twitter commenter Wu Bin (@xuicai1911 @秀才江湖) was arrested by Shenzhen national security police on April 27 for making online comments, according to a report from Canyu, a…

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Chinese Lawyer Tortured While Detained

To the relief of family and supporters, respected Chinese civil rights lawyer Li Heping was released from detention May 9. But they found a man who had aged considerably during…

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The Terracotta Warriors

In 1974, when a group of farmers were digging a well in Xi’an, Shaanxi Province in the northwest of China, little did they know that they were about to unearth…

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China’s Famous Landmarks: Mount Huangshan

Among China’s famous landmarks is Mount Huangshan, known as “the loveliest mountain of China,” which has been acclaimed through art and literature during a good part of Chinese history (e.g.,…

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The Black Wall

It is rather unusual for a book launch to take place in a small Australian country town, but The Black Wall is a rather unusual book. It is an autobiography…

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China’s Famous Landmarks: Leshan Giant Buddha

The Leshan Giant Buddha, located in China’s Sichuan Province, is the world’s largest stone Buddha, and is one of China’s famous landmarks. The statue faces Mount Emei, and is located…

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Famous Landmarks in China: Putuo Mountain

Putuo Mountain is one of the four famous Buddhist Mountains in China, making it one of the most famous landmarks in China. Putuo became renowned both at home and abroad,…

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Cracks in China’s Crackdown

The state crackdown on the spiritual practice of Falun Gong has been recognized by scholars as one of the worst instances of religious persecution in China since the Cultural Revolution*.…

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The Decline of Commercial Media in China

In a democratic society, a free and unhindered press is referred to as the “fourth power” for the role it plays in monitoring the execution of power, overseeing the environment,…

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China’s Famous Landmarks

The Palace Museum in Beijing, also known as “The Forbidden City,” was the Emperor’s Palace in both the Ming and Qing dynasties (AD 1368-1912). And it’s one of China’s famous…