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British human rights campaigner Benedict Rogers

‘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

Flags of China and Vatican City.

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

Uighur farmers in Xinjiang Provence, China.

US bill against Uyghur forced labor gets corporate lobbyist attention

After legislation aiming to counter forced labor in the Chinese province of Xinjiang saw success in the U.S. House of... Read more

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

Cardinal Zen: Jimmy Lai arrest is part of campaign of ‘political intimidation’

Cardinal Joseph Zen Ze-kiun has warned that the recent arrest of Jimmy Lai shows a rise in “political intimidation” against... Read more

Hongkongers march on streets of Tsim Sha Tsui in Kowloon, July, 2019.

Hong Kong democracy protestors sentenced to months in prison

Three Hong Kong pro-democracy activists, including a Catholic university student, were sentenced to prison on Wednesday for participating in illegal protests.  Read more

The episcopal ordination of Thomas Chen Tianhao in Qingdao Cathedral, China, on Nov. 23, 2020.

Chinese Patriotic Association announces ordination of new bishop

The Chinese Patriotic Association announced Monday the ordination of a new bishop of Qingdao.  Read more

Hongkongers march in Victoria Park, Hong Kong, July 2019

Catholic student jailed in Hong Kong for pro-democracy protest

Three pro-democracy activists in Hong Kong, including Catholic university student Agnes Chow, pled guilty on Monday for their roles in... Read more

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China’s five-year plan proposal stresses eugenics in birth policy, says expert

The Chinese government’s latest five-year plan proposal contains a birth policy with an emphasis on eugenics, a China scholar said... Read more

Report: Catholic nuns in China forced out of convent amid government harassment 

Due to pressure from the Chinese government, eight Catholic nuns have reportedly been forced to leave their convent in the... Read more

Uighur farmers in Xinjiang Provence, China.

Senators condemn Chinese 'genocide' against Uyghurs

A bipartisan group of senators introduced a resolution on Monday to declare China’s actions against the Uyghur population as genocide.   Read more