The Epoch TimesÂ is an international newspaper founded by members of the Falun Gong movement.Â The paper offers coverage onÂ general interest issues, China, and human rights, with a slant that reflects the admitted bias of the publication’s founders.
A winner of several international human rights in journalism awards, The Epoch Times has gained a solid reputation for levying criticism against theÂ Chinese Communist Party (CCP), as well as theÂ policies of the Chinese government.
Headquartered in New York City, the newspaperÂ maintains local bureaus and a network of local reporters throughout the world. It is either sold or distributed free-of-charge in roughly 30 countries worldwide, and maintains editions in English, Chinese, nine other languages in print, and 17 on the web.
The paper’s worldwide circulations was listed as 1.3 million in 2009, with aÂ Chinese-language circulation of 105,000 in the New York City area alone.
An interview with my co-author, Tang Baiqiao, as well as an overview of “My Two Chinas” dominated the front page of The Epoch Times North American Chinese-language edition on November 23, 2010.
“My Two Chinas: The Memoir of a Chinese Counterrevolutionary” recounts my co-author Tang Baiqiao’s experiences as a student leader during the Tiananmen Square protests of 1989; how he was subsequently hunted by the Chinese government and jailed for his pro-democracy activities; the physical and mental tortures he endured while in prison; his release, and eventual flight to the U.S.
Despite living in exile these past 21 years, Tang Baiqiao hasÂ never relented in his campaign to bring human rights and freedom to his homeland, and throughout the world.
“My Two Chinas” features a foreword by His Holiness, Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama.Â
Prof. Robert Thurman, noted expert on China and Tibet, will contribute an introduction.Â
Jeff Widener, the world-renowned photojournalist and Pulitzer-finalist who took the iconic “Tank Man” photo has contributed a preface.
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Prometheus Books will release â€œMy Two Chinasâ€ in hardcover (and e-book) in March, 2011.
It’s already posted on services like Amazon.com for advanced orders.
You can download the publisherâ€™s press release as a PDF by clickingÂ here.
For a copy of the press release in Chinese, click here.
For a copy of the press release in French, click here.
For a copy of the press release in Dutch, click here.
To see a list of Advance Endorsements, click here.