Posts Tagged ‘China’

Organ harvesting: Unmatched wickedness Comments 0

Thursday, July 18th, 2019
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Two new reports conclude that China is engaging in organ harvesting and a child separation campaign against the country’s Uighur Muslim minority. China’s ambassador to the U.K., Liu Xiaoming, has denied a BBC investigation’s findings, which concluded that Muslim children in the Uighur-majority region of western Xinjiang are being systematically separated from their parents. The Read more

Philippine bishops decry China’s ‘continuous bullying’ Comments 0

Monday, June 17th, 2019

At least three Filipino Catholic bishops have joined growing protests in Manila against what they described as China’s “continuous bullying of the Philippines.” Bishop Arturo Bastes of Sorsogon said the sinking of a Filipino fishing boat and the abandonment of its crew by a Chinese vessel last week was a “manifestation” of China’s lack of Read more

Chinese Christians controlled by high-tech surveillance Comments 0

Monday, May 27th, 2019

In China, the Communist Party’s high-tech means to control Chinese Christians’ religious observance include facial recognition surveillance and a smartphone app that ranks citizens’ party loyalty. Chinese authorities in the Xinjiang region use high-tech surveillance with facial recognition and an app tracking its user’s location to monitor the Uyghur ethnoreligious minority intensely. Between 800,000 to Read more

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