Posts Tagged ‘Chinese Communist Party’

Visit of Premier of China – the cost of speaking up

Thursday, June 13th, 2024

In the coming days, the Premier of China will be visiting New Zealand and Australia. This is significant, although the role of the Premier—nominally number two in the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) hierarchy—is not quite as important as some may think. Much of the power is now deeply centralised in President Xi Jinping. Don’t get Read more

Vatican and China seek improved relations

Monday, May 27th, 2024
Vatican and China

The Vatican and China are signalling a potential thaw in their historically strained relationship, with both sides expressing a willingness to work together. Cardinal Pietro Parolin, the Vatican’s Secretary of State, has proposed the establishment of a permanent Vatican office in Beijing. This is a significant gesture towards deeper diplomatic ties. Parolin reaffirmed that the Read more

Why China feels threatened by the moral authority of a 90-year-old Catholic bishop

Thursday, September 29th, 2022

Cardinal Joseph Zen trial began on Sept. 19, 2022, in Hong Kong for his role as a trustee of the 612 Humanitarian Relief Fund. This organisation paid legal fees and medical bills for Hong Kongers protesting the Extradition Law Amendment Bill. This 2019 legislation would have allowed extradition to the People’s Republic of China. Many Read more

New Chinese Catholic leaders to follow Communist Party principles

Thursday, August 25th, 2022

Two state-sponsored church bodies in China have elected new leaders who promised to invigorate the Catholic faithful pastorally in line with the socialist principles of the Chinese Communist Party. The three-day 10th National Congress of Catholicism in China ended in Wuhan, the capital of Hebei province in central China, in August. The national conference is Read more

Catholics still persecuted in China, confirms Taiwan Government

Monday, July 25th, 2022

China’s persecution of Catholics has escalated, according to Taiwan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs. This comes even as one Vatican official said the two sides are talking about opening a representative office in Beijing. According to spokesperson Joanne Ou, the Vatican has been requesting China’s permission for a representative office to be established since 1999. Yet, Read more

China imposes sanctions on leading British Catholic human rights campaigner

Monday, March 29th, 2021

The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) imposed sanctions Friday on David Alton, a leading British Catholic human rights campaigner who highlighted widespread abuses in Xinjiang. The Chinese authorities announced the measures on March 26 against Alton and eight other U.K. citizens, as well as four institutions critical of the country’s human rights record. The individuals are Read more

China to teach ‘masculinity’ education for boys

Monday, March 8th, 2021
China masculinity education

The Education Ministry of China has published plans to ‘cultivate masculinity’ in schoolboys. The policy has inflamed debate across the country. The plan follows a warning from one of China’s top political advisers that the nation is experiencing a national “masculinity crisis.” “Chinese boys have been spoiled by housewives and female teachers,” the adviser, Si Read more

China to ‘improve population’ with eugenics plan

Monday, November 23rd, 2020
China eugenics plan

China will place emphasis on eugenics by encouraging a certain type of women to have more babies in its new five year plan. Eugenics is the study of how to manage reproduction within a human population to increase desirable heritable characteristics. Among the Chinese Communist Party’s goals listed in its policy blueprint for the years Read more

Bishop’s resignation undermines Sino-Vatican pact

Thursday, October 22nd, 2020

A Chinese bishop has resigned after the Vatican announced plans to renew its pact with China. This is a move which observers say is a setback to China’s hopes of implementing the deal smoothly. The deal was signed secretly in September 2018, and no details have yet been released. Its key provision is believed to Read more

Asian cardinal swipes at China’s government over COVID-19

Monday, April 6th, 2020

The Chinese Communist Party (CCP)  is “morally culpable” through its negligence and repression, lies and propaganda for allowing coronavirus (COVID-19) to spread. It is having a lethal effect on the world’s poor, a cardinal from Myanmar says. “The Chinese regime led by the all-powerful Xi Jinping and the CCP — not its people — owes Read more