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

Senate sends Uyghur forced labor bill targeting China to Biden’s desk

Dec 16, 2021

By Katie Yoder

The U.S. Senate passed a bipartisan bill on Thursday, Dec. 16 banning goods made with forced labor in the Chinese... Read more

Jimmy Lai Chee Ying arrving at the West Kowloon Magistrates' Court, Hong Kong, Oct. 15, 2020.

Catholic pro-democracy figure Jimmy Lai gets jail time for involvement in Hong Kong Tiananmen Square vigil

Dec 13, 2021

By Jonah McKeown

Jimmy Lai, a Catholic and prominent figure in the ongoing pro-democracy movement in Hong Kong, has been sentenced to a... Read more

St Paul's Cathedral in Wenzhou.

Authorities kidnap Catholic bishop in China, says report

Oct 27, 2021

By Jose Torres, Jr.

Chinese authorities have kidnapped Catholic Bishop Shao Zhumin of Wenzhou, according to a report by AsiaNews on Tuesday, Oct. 26. Read more

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How the Chinese Communist Party sees organized religion

Oct 18, 2021

By Matt Hadro

The Chinese Communist Party is targeting organized religion as a threat – even seeking to “change” or “transform” it into... Read more

Catholics carry a portrait of the Virgin Mary in China’s Hebei Province on May 26, 2013.

Catholics in China told to celebrate communist party and forgo Marian pilgrimage

Aug 13, 2021

By Courtney Mares

Catholic dioceses across China hosted celebrations of the 100th anniversary of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) this year, while pilgrimages... Read more

Vatican says 5th Catholic bishop consecrated under China agreement

Jul 28, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

Bishop Li was ordained July 28, after being appointed by Pope Francis in January. Read more

Hong Kong’s Bishop-elect Stephen Chow, S.J.

Hong Kong’s new bishop says he wants to bring unity. Why are local Catholics divided?

Jul 28, 2021

By Courtney Mares

The city is filled with Catholic institutions, from hospitals to schools and universities. Read more

Senate passes legislation restricting imports from Uyghur forced labor

Jul 15, 2021

By CNA Staff

A bipartisan bill to prohibit goods made by enslaved Uyghurs from entering the United States passed the Senate on Wednesday,... Read more

Member seeks House vote on US boycott of 'Genocide Games' in Beijing

Jul 14, 2021

By CNA Staff

A member of Congress is seeking a vote by the entire U.S. House to require the Biden Administration to push... Read more

Tursunay Ziyawudun at the International Religious Freedom Summit in Washington, D.C.

Uyghur survivor of China’s detention camps testifies to their brutality

Jul 14, 2021

By Christine Rousselle

A two-time survivor of China’s detention camps in Xinjiang described suffering physical and sexual violence at the hands of camp... Read more

Chinese pilgrims attend the general audience in St. Peter's Square, Oct. 12, 2016.

Feast of Chinese Martyrs an opportunity to pray for persecuted Christians in China

Jul 9, 2021

By Alejandro Bermudez

Today, July 9, the Church celebrates the feast day of Chinese Martyrs, 120 faithful Catholics assassinated for their faith between... Read more

Pope Francis greets Secretary Antony Blinken at the Vatican on June 28, 2021.

Pope Francis meets Secretary Antony Blinken at Vatican

Jun 28, 2021

By Courtney Mares

Secretary Blinken and Pope Francis discussed China, as well as "the humanitarian crises in Lebanon, Syria, the Tigray region of... Read more

Archbishop Paul Richard Gallagher, Secretary for Relations with States within the Holy See's Secretariat of State, at the Vatican Oct. 27, 2017.

Vatican ‘foreign minister’ doubts speaking out on Hong Kong ‘would make any difference whatever’

Jun 25, 2021

By Courtney Mares

Archbishop Paul Gallagher said: “Obviously Hong Kong is the object of concern for us.” Read more

An elderly Chinese woman walks with her granddaughter.

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

Jun 18, 2021

By Courtney Mares

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

Officers patrol Tiananmen Square in Beijing, May 2013.

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

Jun 3, 2021

By Jonah McKeown

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

May 31, 2021

By CNA Staff

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

Officers patrol Tiananmen Square in Beijing, May 2013.

Hong Kong Catholic churches plan Masses commemorating Tiananmen victims

May 26, 2021

By Courtney Mares

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

Pope Francis delivers his Regina Coeli address at the Vatican, May 23, 2021.

Pope Francis: Pray for China’s Christians

May 23, 2021

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

Members of Congress call for boycott of 2022 Olympics in Beijing

May 18, 2021

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

May 18, 2021

By Courtney Mares

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