Kanzhongguo

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Kanzhongguo
FormatWeekly Broadsheet Newsprint
Owner(s)Kanzhongguo Association, Inc.
Editor-in-chiefLily Zhang
Founded2001
LanguageChinese
HeadquartersNew York City
CityAmsterdam, Auckland, Berlin, Boston, Copenhagen, Dublin, Helsinki, Hong Kong, Lima, London, Los Angeles, Madrid, Melbourne, New York, Paris, Rome, San Francisco, Seoul, Sydney, Tokyo, Toronto, Vancouver, Washington DC
CountryAustralia, Canada, China, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Holland, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Korea, New Zealand, Peru, Spain, UK, USA,
Websitewww.secretchina.com (Chinese)
visiontimes.com (English)
Free online archivese-paper.kanzhongguo.com

Kanzhongguo (Chinese: 看中國), also known as Vision Times, is a Falun Gong-affiliated Chinese language weekly newspaper. It was founded in 2001 as a website, www.secretchina.com. In 2006, it began publishing weekly print versions in major U.S. cities and Australia (as Vision China Times) where large Chinese communities exist. In 2007, print versions were launched in Europe.[1] To date, it is published in 23 cities, across 17 countries around the world. It is the largest Chinese language weekly newspaper.[verification needed]

History and operations[edit]

Translated into English, Kanzhongguo means "Watch China". Its content aims to inform overseas Chinese of current events in Greater China and where they live. Its cultural section focuses on traditional Chinese culture; articles often illustrate how traditional Chinese cultural values have applications in modern-day living.[citation needed]

Each local edition of Kanzhongguo is published independently by a local affiliate. One can access all current and past issues of the newspaper online.[citation needed]

The Hoover Institution's 2018 survey of Chinese language media landscape[2] in the United States said, "The space for truly independent Chinese-language media in the United States has shrunk to a few media outlets supported by the adherents of Falun Gong, the banned religious sect in China, and a small publication and website called Vision Times. According to the publisher of its New York edition, Peter Wang, Vision Times was formed expressly to address the issue of the shrinking space for independent Chinese voices in the United States. Since then, it has focused on two areas — human rights reporting and traditional Chinese culture."[3]

Relationship to Falun Gong[edit]

Vision Times is one of the news organizations that Falun Gong's founder Li Hongzhi refers to as "our media".[4] The newspaper's president is the spokesperson for the Falun Dafa Association in New York, and is chair of another Falun Gong group called Quit the CCP.[4] In 2021, The Atlantic called Vision Times a "doppelgänger site" of The Epoch Times.[5]

The publisher of the New York edition, Peter Wang, told the Hoover Institution in 2018 that while some of the staff of the paper may be Falun Gong adherents, the paper is not a Falun Gong operation.[3]

Video channels[edit]

Vision Times operates multiple YouTube channels, including China Insights,[6] and Vision Times Post.[7][non-primary source needed]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 欢迎您在《看中国》时报刊登广告 Publiez vos annonces sur le journal chinois Kan Zhong Guo | 欧洲看中国 Regards sur la Chine - Journal Chinois Kan Zhong Guo. Kanzhongguo.eu. Retrieved 2016-03-04.
  2. ^ Diamond, Larry; Schell, Orville (November 29, 2018). "China's Influence & American Interests: Promoting Constructive Vigilance". Hoover Institution. Retrieved 2020-08-10.
  3. ^ a b Diamond, Larry; Schell, Orville (November 29, 2018). "China's Influence & American Interests: Promoting Constructive Vigilance" (PDF). Hoover Institution.
  4. ^ a b "'Tortured and unspectacular': New government body meant to boost relations with China beset by problems". www.abc.net.au. 2020-08-03. Retrieved 2020-08-10.
  5. ^ Zuylen-Wood, Simon van (2021-01-13). "MAGA-land's Favorite Newspaper". The Atlantic. Retrieved 2021-07-13.
  6. ^ "CHINA INSIGHTS". Vision Times.
  7. ^ https://www.youtube.com/c/VisionTimesNews/about

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