Our Story

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 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 North America and 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 mission.

In Canada and North 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 20 years, we’ve built The Epoch Times into the fastest growing independent media that reports on the Truth and protects Traditional Canadian values. We bring you honest and unbiased news free of any political influence, and allow you to make up your 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, with our Canadian headquarters in Toronto, and currently publish in 22 languages in 36 countries. 

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