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Human rights activist to China: Don’t wait till 2025 to lift all birth restrictions

For decades, China has enforced draconian population policies. Read more

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Hong Kong advocacy organization condemns China's refusal to allow commemoration of Tiananmen Square protests

An organization aiming to support the democratic movement and religious freedom in Hong Kong spoke out on Thursday against China’s... Read more

China unveils 3-child policy amid sharp drop in births

The country recorded 12 million births in 2020, the lowest number recorded since the 1960s. Read more

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Hong Kong Catholic churches plan Masses commemorating Tiananmen victims

The churches will offer a Mass for the Dead on the night of June 4. Read more

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Pope Francis: Pray for China’s Christians

The pope made the appeal after his Regina Coeli address. Read more

Members of Congress call for boycott of 2022 Olympics in Beijing

Congressional leaders called for a boycott of the 2022 Winter Olympics – if they are held as scheduled in Beijing... Read more

Hong Kong Bishop-elect Stephen Chow Sau-yan.

Hong Kong bishop-elect: I am not afraid, but I believe prudence is a virtue

Bishop-elect Stephen Chow was speaking a May 18 press conference. Read more

Gulchehra Hoja speaks at a U.S. Embassy to the Holy See virtual event on May 11, 2021.

Uyghur journalist: ‘The Chinese government sees any religion as a threat to its rule’

Gulchehra Hoja spoke at a virtual event hosted by the U.S. embassy to the Holy See. Read more

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‘It would make a big difference’: Human rights activist urges Vatican to change tack on China

Benedict Rogers talks to CNA about the Holy See, China, and the search for the next Catholic bishop of Hong... Read more

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Who will be the next Bishop of Hong Kong?

In the wake of the sentencing of several pro-democracy figures, one observer said this week that this would be an... Read more

After China retaliates with sanctions, U.S. religious freedom advocates say they won’t be silenced

After China announced retaliatory sanctions against U.S. human rights advocates this weekend, advocates responded they would not be silent about... Read more

Uyghur women work in a cloth factory in Hotan county, Xinjiang province, China.

China blacklisting companies that have stopped sourcing from Xinjiang

U.S. companies must stand strong and ensure their supply chains in China are not tainted with forced labor, one human... Read more

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China imposes sanctions on British Catholic human rights campaigner

The Chinese Communist Party has imposed sanctions on a British Catholic human rights campaigner who highlighted widespread abuses in Xinjiang. Read more

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Senator Rubio: China is depriving Uyghurs of their ‘humanity’

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) lambasted the Chinese authorities for restricting the religious practices of the largely-Muslim Uyghur population, at a... Read more

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Report: Vatican not mentioned in China’s new rules on bishop appointments

According to new rules which will reportedly take effect on May 1, China’s state-run Catholic Church and bishops’ conference will... Read more

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Report: Uyghur women subject to systemic rape in China’s detention camps

Uyghur women interned in China’s “re-education” camps are subjected to systemic rape by Chinese soldiers, a former camp detainee told... Read more

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US recognizes China’s treatment of Uyghurs as ‘genocide’

The United States has declared that the Chinese government’s actions against the Uyghur population amount to genocide and crimes against... Read more

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Congressional report: Biden administration should push Vatican to ‘reevaluate’ China deal

A new congressional report calls for U.S. diplomatic engagement with the Vatican to “reevaluate” its 2018 agreement with China on... Read more

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China deemed a top religious freedom concern in 2021

China remains a primary human rights concern in 2021, a federal religious freedom commissioner told CNA this week.  Read more

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International court declines to investigate China for Uyghur persecution

The International Criminal Court has declined to investigate the Chinese government for their detention of ethnic and religious minorities, but... Read more