In 2000, The Epoch Times was founded to bring truthful and uncensored news to people immersed in the Chinese Communist regime’s propaganda.
Our founder, John Tang, left China after the Tiananmen Square massacre in order to study physics in the United States. He thought he had left the communist system behind.
However, after seeing that the Chinese Communist Party’s propaganda was being spread throughout the world, he started The Epoch Times in his basement in Atlanta, Georgia, to offer a perspective independent of the communist regime.
A few months after we began publishing, our reporters were arrested in China. They were given three- to ten-year prison terms for the “crime” of reporting the truth. Some were tortured.
From the beginning, we’ve been committed to getting the truth out under difficult circumstances.
This is and will forever be part of our DNA.
In America today, fake and biased news that doesn’t give people the full picture is dividing the nation and making us enemies of one another.
Over the last 19 years, we’ve built The Epoch Times into a cornerstone for our republic, a stalwart bastion of news that equips people with the facts—free from ideology—and allows them to make up their own minds on crucial topics.
By exposing unscrupulous people and groups who subvert our society, and by truthfully reporting on the current administration, we’re ensuring a bright future for our children and grandchildren.
We are headquartered in New York City and have grown into an international media outlet that publishes in 21 languages.