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Israel Epstein

CCP Chairman Mao Zedong with Israel Epstein (first left), Soviet agents Anna Louise Strong (third left), Frank Coe (second right), and Solomon Adler (first right). Coe and Adler also were New Deal economists in the Administration of President Franklin Roosevelt

Israel Epstein (April 20, 1915 - May 26, 2005) went to China with his parents at the age of two. He began to work for China's revolution in 1933 and became a Chinese citizen in 1957. The noted propagandist once served as editor-in-chief of China Reconstructs (China Today) magazine. From 1983 on, he served as an elected member of the Standing Committee of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, the top advisory body in China.

When serving as correspondent of the United Press International and the Allied Labor News of the United States, Epstein visited North Shaanxi Province and Shanxi-Suiyuan Areas, and interviewed Mao Zedong, Zhou Enlai and other CCP leaders, along with a delegation of Chinese and foreign journalists. In 1947 Epstein wrote a book called Unfinished Revolution, a bitter, violent book broadly biased on the side of Communist China.[1]


  1. While You Slept : Our Tragedy in Asia and Who Made It, John T. Flynn, New York : The Devin - Adair Company, 1951, pgs. 67, 129, 133 pdf.