Posts Tagged ‘China’

Police use excessive force at Church arrest Comments 0

Monday, November 18th, 2019
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Police are being accused of using excessive force in arresting protesters at Holy Cross Catholic Church, Hong Kong. CNA reports the excessive force was deployed as peaceful pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong escalated into violence. Video on social media shows at least four riot police officers entering offices at the Church and violently subduing a Read more

Chinese churches made to replace Ten Commandments with Xi Jinping quotes Comments 0

Thursday, September 26th, 2019

Christian churches in China have been ordered to take down displays of the Ten Commandments and replace them with quotes from Chinese President Xi Jinping, according to reports. According to Bitter Winter, a magazine covering religious liberty and human rights in China, churches belonging to the country’s state-run “Three-Self Patriotic Movement” Protestant denomination have been Read more

Hong Kong-China protests at Auckland Uni ongoing Comments 0

Thursday, August 15th, 2019

Opposing student sentiments at The University of Auckland (UoA) are causing ongoing protests between those supporting mainland China’s right to rule Hong Kong and those against it. The university has launched an investigation after Chinese students were filmed verbally threatening another group of students who were protesting against a proposed extradition bill in Hong Kong. Read more

China: Xi Jinping ramps up religious persecution Comments 0

Monday, August 5th, 2019

Over the past decade, rash optimism that China was finally moving past the era of former Communist dictator Mao Tse-tung’s influence has given way to president Xi Jinping’s reconsolidating his power. One of the major ways he’s done that: persecuting religious believers. Demanding psychological submission to the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), teachers in China are Read more

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