Posts Tagged ‘China’

Cash for information in China’s religion crackdown Comments 0

Monday, April 1st, 2019

A southern Chinese city is offering cash rewards for information about “illegal religious groups” as the ruling Communist Party continues to tighten its grip over faith communities. A notice posted on the official website of the Guangzhou Department of Ethnic and Religious Affairs said up to 10,000 yuan ($15,000) would be paid for verified information Read more

Human rights and Ardern’s visit to China Comments 0

Thursday, March 28th, 2019

Fairly and otherwise, the media often gets criticized for not speaking truth to power, especially on human rights issues. At this week’s post-Cabinet press conference, PM Jacinda Ardern gave us a glimpse into how formulaic the raising of such concerns has become. Read more Related Posts:Does prime minster Ardern pray?Human rights report finds women trafficked Read more

Human rights report finds women trafficked into sexual slavery Comments 0

Monday, March 25th, 2019

A new Human Rights Watch report says young Burmese women are being trafficked to China as ‘brides’ then locked in rooms and raped until they become pregnant. Read more Related Posts:Bishop says China’s one-child policy leads to…Abortion lobby group complains to Human Rights CommissionLiberal prostitution laws make Switzerland trafficking hubManus refugee nominated for human rights Read more

Vatican says China should not fear Church Comments 0

Monday, March 18th, 2019

A Vatican official says China’s government should not fear “distrust or hostility” from the Roman Catholic Church, amid speculation over whether President Xi Jinping will meet Pope Francis this week. Read more Related Posts:Vatican mishandling ChinaChina’s five year plan to develop Catholic ChurchBeijing deal silences Vatican on repression for nowChinese bishops praise Pope and Vatican-China Read more

Western powers use religion for subversive purposes Comments 0

Thursday, March 14th, 2019

Western powers are trying to use Christianity to influence China’s society and even subvert the government, says the head of the National Committee of the Three-Self Patriotic Movement of the Protestant Churches in China. Xu Xiaohong is vowing to rid Christianity in the country of any Western “imprint,” calling for further “sinicisation” of religion. Xu Read more

Turkey urging China to close mass detention camps Comments 0

Thursday, February 14th, 2019

Turkey is urging China to close mass detention camps estimated to hold 1 million people. Turkey, which is a majority-Muslim country, says China’s mass repression of its Uighur Muslim ethnic minority is a “great shame for humanity”. Read more Related Posts:Vatican mishandling ChinaEight priests, nuns and teachers expelled from MyanmarHow Xi Jinping is attacking religion Read more

How Xi Jinping is attacking religion in China Comments 0

Monday, December 10th, 2018
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China is waging an unprecedented war on religion. Over the past year alone, China has detained Muslims because of their faith, forced Buddhists to pledge allegiance to the Chinese Communist Party, and coerced Christian churches to take down their crosses or shut down. The sinicization of religion The Party, which is officially atheist, has for Read more

Bishop says China’s one-child policy leads to trafficking Comments 0

Thursday, October 25th, 2018

China’s one-child policy is leading to human trafficking, says Cardinal Charles Bo of Myanmar. Speaking at the current synod on youth taking place in Rome, Bo says during synod he was reflecting on the situation for young people in Myanmar. He says the position young people in Europe are in is “quite different” from young Read more

Eight priests, nuns and teachers expelled from Myanmar Comments 0

Thursday, October 18th, 2018

Eight priests, nuns and teachers have been expelled from Myanmar’s northern Shan state. China-backed ethnic minority Wa State Army have ordered them to leave the Wa Hills, which border China. They were only allowed to take what they could carry. Read more Related Posts:Christians forced to pledge they will pray only at homeCardinal Bo calls Read more

The Vatican’s deal with China Comments 0

Thursday, September 27th, 2018
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Finally, the Vatican has done a deal with China, or rather with the ruling Chinese Communist Party that has been conducting an escalating program of repression against religion. The deal is already drenched in controversy and opposed by many Chinese Catholics and anti-pope conservatives. But the Vatican hopes it is just the first fruit of Read more