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United Nations Building and the flags in Geneva Switzerland.

In letter to UN, US 'categorically rejects' right to abortion

Aug 31, 2020

The United States sent a strongly-worded letter to several UN committees in early August rejecting any implication that there is... Read more

Chen Guangcheng speaks at the Catholic University of America, Oct 9, 2019.

Who is Chen Guangcheng? Chinese human rights activist to speak at RNC

Aug 26, 2020

By Jonah McKeown

One of the featured speakers at the Republican National Convention on Aug. 26 will be Chen Guangcheng, a Chinese lawyer... Read more

Hong Kong media tycoon and Apple Daily founder Jimmy Lai (C) is escorted by the police after his Aug. 10 arrest.

Arrested Hong Kong Catholic ‘chose those handcuffs,’ for justice, godfather says

Aug 18, 2020

By Jonah McKeown

The godfather of an arrested Hong Kong Catholic pro-democracy advocate says he hopes Jimmy Lai’s courageous example will inspire more... Read more

Street with market stalls with Chinese flags on every booth, Xinjiang, China.

Hospital worker: China forces abortion, infanticide on Uyghurs

Aug 18, 2020

Hospitals in China’s Xinjiang province regularly committ forced late-term abortions on Uyghur women and killed newborn Uyghur babies to enforce China’s... Read more

14Jul2019: Hongkongers march in Sha Tin against Hong Kong's extradition bill.

HK Catholic activists arrested, US lawmakers sanctioned in China crackdown

Aug 10, 2020

Chinese authorities arrested pro-democracy activists in Hong Kong and imposed new sanctions on American lawmakers August 10, as part of... Read more

Photo: Cardinal Charles Maung Bo, archbishop of Yangon.

Cardinals condemn China’s ‘potential genocide’ of Uyghurs

Aug 10, 2020

By Courtney Mares

The Chinese government’s treatment of Uyghurs is “one of the most egregious human tragedies since the Holocaust,” two Asian cardinals... Read more

Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lamb.

US sanctions Hong Kong chief executive over National Security Law

Aug 7, 2020

The United States announced sanctions against Carrie Lam, the leader of the government of Hong Kong, as well as other... Read more

Cathedral of St. Francis, Xi'an, China.

Chinese bishop denies government has plans to demolish cathedral

Aug 4, 2020

A Catholic bishop in China has denied that the government plans to tear down his cathedral, after local Catholics expressed... Read more

Crowds in Shenzhen, China.

China offers rewards for reporting underground churches

Jul 31, 2020

The Chinese Communist Party is offering monetary rewards to those who report the presence of home churches in their communities.  Read more

Bishop James Su Zhimin. Image from Congressional - Executive Commission On China Political Prisoner Database.

Congressional hearing highlights case of missing Chinese Catholic bishop

Jul 30, 2020

By Matt Hadro

The fate of a long-imprisoned Catholic bishop in China was the focus of a congressional hearing on Thursday, amid growing... Read more

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China accused of hacking Vatican ahead of negotiations

Jul 29, 2020

State-sponsored hackers have reportedly targeted Vatican computer networks in an attempt to give China an advantage in negotiations to renew... Read more

Chineses, Taiwanese and Vatican flags. Image via Shutterstock

Analysis: The Vatican and China Part III, Taiwan

Jul 24, 2020

By Ed Condon

With negotiations ongoing for an extension of the 2018 Vatican-China deal, the fate of Vatican-Taiwan relations may prove inextricable from... Read more

Hong Kong and Vatican flags. Image via Shutterstock

Analysis: The Vatican and China Part II, Hong Kong

Jul 23, 2020

By Ed Condon

As the Vatican and China negotiate an extension of the controversial 2018 deal, the Diocese of Hong Kong is at... Read more

CCTV surveillance cameras in Tiananmen Square.

China turns surveillance state on religious gatherings

Jul 22, 2020

By Matt Hadro

China is using advanced technology to monitor both public and private religious gatherings, witnesses told a federal hearing on Wednesday.  Read more

People praying in Shanghai, China.

Chinese Christians told to replace Christ with Mao or lose government support

Jul 21, 2020

Government authorities in Shanxi, China, have ordered people who receive government assistance to replace religious symbols in their homes, including pictures... Read more

A pro-democracy supporter takes part in a rally to support teachers at Edinburgh Place in the Central district of Hong Kong on January 3, 2020.

Hong Kong diocese targeted by Chinese hacking attempts

Jul 17, 2020

The Diocese of Hong Kong has been targeted by “spear-phishing” operations from the Chinese government, a technology publication is reporting.  Read more

Empty cradle. Stock image via Shutterstock.

Baby bust: New report predicts global population crash

Jul 15, 2020

A new study published in a leading British medical journal predicts that the total fertility rate worldwide will drop well... Read more

Uighurs learn gardening at reeducation camp (vocational skills training center) in Moyu County, Hotan Prefecture in Xinjiang.

State Department: ‘Threats’ from China won’t stop US fight for Uyghur human rights

Jul 14, 2020

By Matt Hadro

The State Department on Monday said that Chinese sanctions of U.S. officials will not stop the U.S. from holding China... Read more

Chinese President Xi Jinping.

China sanctions U.S. religious freedom ambassador over Uyghurs

Jul 13, 2020

Chinese sanctions against Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom Sam Brownback, Sen. Ted Cruz , Sen. Marco Rubio, and Rep. Chris... Read more

Joe Biden during his visit to Kiev and meeting with President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko in 2016.

Biden condemns forced sterilizations by China

Jul 2, 2020

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden condemned China’s forced sterilizations of Uyghur women on Wednesday—nine years after he told a Chinese... Read more