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Remembering Tiananmen Square Anniversary With Creator of ‘Tank Man’ Documentary

SANTA CLARA, Calif.—This year marks the 31st anniversary of the Tiananmen Square student pro-democracy movement. The creator of the documentary “Tank Man” about the Tiananmen Square Massacre shared with The Epoch Times about the importance of the film and the difficulties he went through in making it. On June 4, 1989, students gathered at Tiananmen…

Grassley Places Hold on Two Trump Nominees, Pending Rationale for Watchdog Firings

Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) said he’s placing holds on two of President Donald Trump’s nominees because he hasn’t received sufficient justification for the firing of two inspector generals. Grassley in a statement Thursday said he’s ramping up pressure on the president and top administration officials “until I get reasons” for the firings “as required by…

Mall Owner Sues Gap for Rent on CCP Virus-Shuttered Stores

People walk past a store in Miami Beach, Fla., on June 16, 2015. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images) NEW YORK—Gap Inc. is being sued for refusing to pay rent for stores temporarily closed during the CCP virus pandemic. Mall owner Simon Property Group said in a lawsuit filed this week that the clothing retailer owes three months…

Chinese Dissident Xu Zhiyong to Be Honored by PEN America

NEW YORK—Xu Zhiyong, a prominent Chinese activist and legal scholar detained by the Chinese communist regime since earlier this year, is being honored by PEN America. The literary and human rights organization announced on June 4 that Xu is this year’s winner of the PEN/Barbey Freedom to Write Award, which recognizes those imprisoned for free…

Project Veritas Infiltrates Antifa, Reveals Organized Training in Violent Action

At least some parts of the anarcho-communist movement Antifa are highly organized, including initiation procedures, security protocols, and “lectures” on violent action, according to an undercover reporter who infiltrated one of the Antifa cells on behalf of Project Veritas, an investigative journalism nonprofit. The reporter, who concealed his face on camera and didn’t reveal his…

Huawei Hid Business Operation in Iran After Reuters Reported Links to CFO

LONDON/DUBAI—China’s Huawei Technologies acted to cover up its relationship with a firm that had tried to sell prohibited U.S. computer gear to Iran, after Reuters in 2013 reported deep links between the firm and the telecom-equipment giant’s chief financial officer, newly obtained internal Huawei documents show. Huawei has long described the firm—Skycom Tech Co Ltd—as…

Navy Veteran Michael White Released by Iranian Authorities: Trump

An American detained in Iran in 2018 was released by Iranian authorities and is headed back to the United States, President Donald Trump announced June 4. “I am to happy announce that Navy Veteran, Michael White, who has been detained by Iran for 683 days, is on a Swiss plane that just left Iranian Airspace….

New York Councilman Urges Trump to Revoke Benefits of People Arrested for Looting

New York councilman Joe Borelli has called on President Donald Trump to “immediately revoke” the $600 federal unemployment benefits for those who are arrested for looting amid mass protests throughout the city. Borelli said that several nights of looting and violence across the city, prompted by the death of African American man George Floyd last…

George Floyd’s Death Renews Calls to Revisit ‘Qualified Immunity’ for Police Misconduct

Nationwide protests against police violence are still persisting more than a week after George Floyd died while taking a knee to the neck by a Minneapolis police officer. His death has ignited more than just protests and riots—the ongoing debate on a Supreme Court-made legal doctrine that insulates police officers from civil liability has reached…

China’s Official Narrative on Wuhan Wet Market Contradicted by Leaked Document

The suggestion by the Chinese regime that the CCP virus originated from the Huanan Seafood Wholesale Market in Wuhan, which sold seafood, wild animals, and fresh produce, is contradicted by an internal investigative report dated Jan. 22 that was reviewed recently by The Epoch Times. While some of the city’s first cases were connected to…

Missing Mexican Lawmaker’s Body Found Following Abduction

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador speaks during the laying of the first stone of the “Tren Maya” tourist train, in El Ideal, Quintana Roo State, Mexico, on June 1, 2020. (Elizabeth Ruiz/AFP/Getty Images) MEXICO CITY—The body of a missing Mexican congresswoman from the western state of Colima has been found in a hidden grave…

Armed Man Dressed in Military Fatigues Arrested During Riots

A man dressed similar to National Guard forces was arrested in California after a member alerted police officers to the man’s appearance. Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) officers stationed at 1st and Main Street were told early Tuesday by a California National Guard member that a man dressed in military fatigues arrived downtown in a…

Pentagon Moves Troops Into Washington Region Amid Riots

The Department of Defense moved about 1,600 troops near Washington as rioting continued in multiple U.S. cities. The movement was described as “a prudent planning measure in response to ongoing support to civil authorities operations” by Pentagon spokesman Jonathan Rath Hoffman. Movement took place by military aircraft. Infantry troops assigned to a force based at…

No Tear Gas Used Ahead of Trump’s Church Visit: Police

White House counselor Kellyanne Conway said Trump did not decide on how to secure his movement to the church Authorities did not use tear gas in efforts to hold back protesters, some of whom were violent, at Lafayette Park ahead of President Donald Trump’s visit to St. John’s Church on Monday, according to the United…

Joe Biden Wins 7 States in Democratic Presidential Primaries

Former US Vice President and Democratic presidential hopeful Joe Biden speaks about COVID-19, known as the Coronavirus, during a press event in Wilmington, Delaware on March 12, 2020. (Photo by SAUL LOEB / AFP) (Photo by SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images) Joe Biden has scored a clean sweep of the seven states conducting Democratic presidential…

Minneapolis Department of Human Rights Files Civil Rights Charge Against Police

The Minnesota Department of Human Rights announced it filed a civil rights charge against the Minneapolis police in the wake of George Floyd’s death, according to the governor. The investigation will be carried out to deal with “systemic racism that is generations deep,” Gov. Tim Walz told reporters. That probe will go back 10 years…

Arrest Warrants Issued for 6 Officers in Atlanta Excessive Force Case

Fulton County District Attorney Paul Howard said June 2 that six Atlanta police officers will be charged for using excessive force during the arrest of two college students during protests. The officers were seen in Atlanta breaking the windows of a vehicle before tasing a man and pulling out a woman. Arrest warrants were issued…

5 Police Shot During Violent Riots

WASHINGTON/MINNEAPOLIS—At least five police were hit by gunfire during violent protests over the death of a black man in police custody. Demonstrators set fire to a strip mall in Los Angeles, looted stores in New York City, and clashed with police in St Louis, Missouri, where four officers were taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries….

Uncertainties Loom Around Hong Kong Election

After the so-called “national security” law for Hong Kong was approved by China’s rubber-stamp legislature the National People’s Congress (NPC), many are concerned over the future of Hong Kong’s elections, currently scheduled for Sept. 6. U.S. State Secretary Mike Pompeo said on June 1 that the United States is worried that if Hong Kong’s Chief…

Derek Chauvin’s Wife Requests to Change Her Last Name in Divorce Filing

In her filing for divorce from former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, Kellie Chauvin requested a last-name change and the titles to both of their homes. Kellie Chauvin separated from her husband on May 28, the day before he was charged with third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter for the death of George Floyd, according to…