AllSides gives The Epoch Times an initial media bias rating of Lean Right. We have rated The Epoch Times with low confidence. More research is needed.
The Epoch Times has a self-proclaimed anti-communist bias and stands for traditional values and awareness of virtues.
"We stand against the systematic destruction of traditional culture by destructive ideologies such as communism, which continues to harm societies around the world," according to The Epoch Times "About" page. "We are inspired in this mission by our own experience. The Epoch Times was founded in 2000 to bring honest and uncensored news to people oppressed by the lies and violence of communism. Fulfilling this mission is our passion and our greatest honor."
"Having witnessed events like Tiananmen Square and the persecution of the spiritual group Falun Gong, and at a great risk to themselves and their loved ones, a group of Chinese-Americans started publishing The Epoch Times in Chinese in May 2000 in New York City," its website reads. "Some reporters in China were jailed, and some suffered severe torture. Yet despite the risks, they could see the growing need for uncensored coverage of events in China."
About The Epoch Times
The Epoch Times, published by The Epoch Times Association, Inc., a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. On its website, it says it is "dedicated to seeking the truth through insightful and independent journalism."
According to The Epoch Times, it is the largest Chinese-language newspaper outside of Mainland China and Taiwan. The English edition of The Epoch Times launched in September 2003 on the web, and in August 2004 as a newspaper in New York.