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Pope Francis addresses pilgrims during his Nov. 11, 2015 general audience in St. Peter's Square.

Pope stresses balance of work, family in new interview with Chinese paper

Feb 2, 2016

As the Chinese New Year approaches, Pope Francis has granted an interview to Hong Kong’s Asia Times in which he... Read more

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China's abuses take spotlight on Human Rights Day

Dec 10, 2015

By Matt Hadro

As the world observes Human Rights Day, advocates have turned their focus to China for its egregious abuses, particularly the... Read more

China replaces one-child policy with two-child policy

Oct 29, 2015

The Chinese government has moved its cap on the number of children per family from one to two, the state’s... Read more

Why is Christianity growing so quickly in mainland China?

Aug 17, 2015

By Carl Bunderson

Christianity is spreading rapidly in China, and it could be because of how well the faith fits in with modern... Read more

A passenger ship carrying 458 people sinks in Yangtze River in Jingzhou, China on June 2, 2015.

Pope offers prayers for victims of China's ferry disaster

Jun 3, 2015

By Ann Schneible

Pope Francis on Wednesday expressed his condolences to the people of China following a ferry capsizing earlier this week which... Read more

Why no one wants to talk about China's female suicide problem

May 24, 2015

By Elise Harris, Kate Veik

Zhang Xihuan doesn't know what was going through her mind when she swallowed a mouthful of the pesticide stored behind... Read more

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Despite changes, 'genocide' of China’s one-child policy endures, activists say

May 11, 2015

Human rights advocates told a congressional commission of the “terrifying” practices of China’s coercive one-child policy and lamented forced abortion... Read more

How Chinese Catholics around the world are renewing their commitment to the Bible

May 8, 2015

On the 25th anniversary of the United Chinese Catholic Biblical Association, groups across the globe are reaffirming their dedication to... Read more

Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama, won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1989.

Francis lauds Nobel Peace laureates, declines to meet with Dalai Lama

Dec 12, 2014

By Andrea Gagliarducci

Following the reception of the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize by two south Asians this week, Pope Francis has praised Nobel... Read more

Cardinal Joseph Zen Ze-kiun speaks at the Asianews Conference at the Pontifical Urbaniana University in Rome, Nov. 18, 2014.

What's the biggest threat to Asia? Atheism, this cardinal says

Nov 21, 2014

By Elise Harris

Hong Kong's retired prelate Cardinal Joseph Zen said that amid decades of communist rule in China, human values are at... Read more

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From bad to worse – religious persecution growing in China

Oct 17, 2014

By Matt Hadro

The state of religious freedom in China is moving from bad to worse, said U.S. Rep. Chris Smith (R-N.J.), responding... Read more

Giovanni Pan, on (L) in pink, prays with Pope Francis as he leads Asian youth in Our Father Aug. 15, 2014.

Chinese youth moved to tears by Pope's informal remarks

Aug 15, 2014

By Elise Harris

A young man from Hong Kong was moved by Pope Francis’ off-the-cuff remarks during the opening celebration of the 6th... Read more

Pope Francis addresses the bishops of Korea in Seoul, Aug. 14, 2014.

Vatican 'shares the sadness' of Chinese youth barred from visiting Korea

Aug 14, 2014

Holy See press officer Fr. Federico Lombardi said Thursday that “we share the sadness” of the young people from mainland... Read more

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Ramadan fasting ban in China draws criticism

Jul 17, 2014

By Kevin J. Jones

A Chinese province’s ban on the observance of the Ramadan fast among Muslim university students ignores the importance that religion... Read more

Zhang Ruli (L) and Zhang Anni (R) speak with CNA on May 5, 2014

China's youngest detainee decries torture of father

May 8, 2014

By Elise Harris

Dubbed as “China’s youngest prisoner of conscience,” Zhang Anni and her sister Ruli have voiced their opposition to the government’s... Read more

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Church bulldozing in China prompts religious freedom worries

May 6, 2014

Chinese authorities’ bulldozing of a large Protestant church shows the need for greater respect for religious freedom in the country,... Read more

Msgr. Matthew Koo speaks with CNA on March 19, 2014.

Priest who survived labor camp recalls suffering as gift

Apr 2, 2014

By Elise Harris

Monsignor Matthew Koo recounted being detained in a Chinese labor camp for thirty years due to his Marian devotion, noting... Read more

St. Ignatius Cathedral in Shanghai, China.

Underground Chinese bishop in Shanghai dies at 97

Mar 18, 2014

Bishop Joseph Fan Zhongliang, a bishop of Shanghai in the People’s Republic of China who spent decades under arrest for... Read more

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Institute rallies activism against China's one-child policy

Mar 14, 2014

The Population Research Institute has launched a new campaign to encourage effective human rights activism among those concerned about the... Read more

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China one-child policy denounced as violating women's rights

Aug 31, 2013

By Adelaide Mena

As stories of forced abortions continue to surface in China, a women’s rights activist is arguing that the nation’s one-child... Read more