Joshua Philipp is an award-winning national security reporter at Epoch Times, the English edition of the largest Chinese newspaper independent of the Communist Party. Epoch Times was founded in 2003 and publishes in 21 languages in 35 countries across five continents.

Mr. Philipp is a recognized expert on Chinese spy operations around the world, including its use of cyberattacks for economic theft, and extending to its numerous uses of hybrid warfare around the world. His work focuses on topics rarely reported elsewhere, including Chinese systems to monitor expatiates, its human spy operations targeting foreign businesses, and its programs to infiltrate or influence political circles around the world.

Mr. Philipp has worked for Epoch Times since 2006, and began his beat in 2008 with on-the-ground investigations into the connections between Chinese consulates, spy networks, and organized crime circles in New York City.


New York Press Association, Best News or Feature Series, Second Place

Judges said: “The staff not only looks into the allegations surrounding comptroller John Liu, but it also exposes his links within Queens to nonprofits and those connections to Beijing. Exceptional reporting.”

Award-winning stories:

John Liu’s relationship to Chinese regime FBI Evidence Links John Liu to Chinese Front Groups (Read it here)

John Liu Shuns Former Aide at Fujianese Meeting (Read it here)

Exposing the Chinese Regime’s Influence in NYC (Read it here)

In Backing Disgraced Treasurer John Liu Sticks Close to Beijing (Read it here)

Speeches and Expert Testimony on Chinese Security Issues:

ICIT, presentation at event on “China’s Espionage Dynasty: Economic Death by a Thousand Cuts,” July 28, 2016, (video and slideshow below)

Committee for Monetary Research & Education, University Club, June 2016. (Talk details)

Air University, U.S. Air Force, May 2016.

Threat Intelligence Forum, Pace University, October 2015. (Talk details)

China Investment Group, New York, September 2014.

Select Interviews:

Steel On Steel with John Loeffler, July 9, 2016.

Steel On Steel with John Loeffler, June 25, 2016.

Unredacted with Rachel Marsden, April 19, 2016. (Listen here)

Unredacted with Rachel Marsden, June 16, 2015. (Listen here)

China Uncensored, September 11, 2015. (Watch here)

Barry Farber on CRN, August 18, 2014. (Listen here)

Notable Citations:

U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission report, “Meth Precursor Chemicals from China: Implications for the United States,” July 2016 (Report here) (Report cites my investigations on Chinese “drug warfare,” and how it supplies drug cartels with meth precursors)

Institute for Critical Infrastructure Technology (Washington-based think tank) report, “China’s Espionage Dynasty: Economic Death by a Thousand Cuts,” July 2016. (Report here) (Report cites my investigations on Chinese front groups and overt espionage departments)