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Nov 24, 2020 - 08:00 am .- The Chinese Patriotic Association announced Monday the ordination of a new bishop of Qingdao.
Nov 23, 2020 - 02:30 pm .- Three pro-democracy activists in Hong Kong, including Catholic university student Agnes Chow, pled guilty on Monday for their roles in an “illegal assembly” protest last year in front of a police station.
Nov 13, 2020 - 10:00 am .- The Chinese government’s latest five-year plan proposal contains a birth policy with an emphasis on eugenics, a China scholar said this week.
Nov 4, 2020 - 05:57 pm .- Due to pressure from the Chinese government, eight Catholic nuns have reportedly been forced to leave their convent in the northern province of Shanxi. Their current whereabouts have not been reported.
Oct 28, 2020 - 02:30 pm .- A bipartisan group of senators introduced a resolution on Monday to declare China’s actions against the Uyghur population as genocide. 
Oct 26, 2020 - 01:00 pm .- The Chinese government continued to enforce sweeping restrictions on religious freedom in the weeks prior to the renewal of an agreement with the Vatican on October 22. 
Oct 23, 2020 - 07:00 am .- Taiwan’s foreign ministry responded by the renewal of the Sino-Vatican provisional agreement Thursday by highlighting the worsening religious freedom situation on the mainland.
Oct 22, 2020 - 12:00 pm .- Chinese bishops after the Vatican-China deal: Who was appointed? Whose excommunications were lifted? Who stepped aside?
Oct 22, 2020 - 04:00 am .- The Vatican and China have renewed a provisional agreement on the appointment of bishops for two more years, the Holy See announced Thursday.
Oct 15, 2020 - 04:51 pm .- A human rights group in Cuba criticized the election of China, Cuba, and Russia to the UN Human Rights Council, despite the history of authoritarianism and significant human rights abuses in each country.
Oct 7, 2020 - 04:45 pm .- A recently arrested Hong Kong entrepreneur and media executive said this week that he plans to stay in Hong Kong to face criminal charges stemming from his support for democracy on the island territory. The executive, Jimmy Lai, said that the Chinese Communist Party wants to supplant religion with government control.
Oct 7, 2020 - 08:30 am .- The United States joined 38 other countries Tuesday in signing a joint statement to the United Nations condemning Chinese human rights abuses in Xinjiang and Hong Kong.
Oct 6, 2020 - 12:00 pm .- Ahead of the expected renewal of the Vatican-China deal this month, the former underground bishop of Mindong has announced his complete resignation from public life.
Oct 3, 2020 - 06:10 am .- Cardinal Pietro Parolin defended the Vatican’s controversial deal with China Saturday, saying that all recent popes sought such an agreement on the appointment of bishops.
Sep 29, 2020 - 10:00 am .- A Vatican official hailed the “positive” results of the Holy See’s provisional agreement with China Tuesday amid reports that a Holy See delegation is heading to Beijing to extend the deal.
Sep 24, 2020 - 12:48 am .- The House of Representatives on Tuesday passed a bill to ensure goods sold in the U.S. are not made with forced labor in Uyghur Muslim internment camps in China’s Xinjiang region.
Sep 21, 2020 - 01:30 pm .- The former Bishop of Hong Kong, Cardinal Joseph Zen Ze-kiun, has warned that the Church’s efforts to negotiate an extension to the 2018 provisional agreement with China are harming the evangelization of that country.
Sep 19, 2020 - 04:56 pm .- The Chinese government continues to imprison Catholic clergy - including bishops - who refuse to support the Communist Party, according to a new report out of the province of Jiangxi.
Sep 17, 2020 - 06:10 am .- State-sponsored hackers targeted Vatican computer networks just weeks before the provisional agreement between China and the Holy See is due to be renewed, according to a report released Tuesday.
Sep 15, 2020 - 01:15 pm .- Religious freedom must be the result of any renewed Vatican agreement with China, the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom emphasized on Tuesday, noting that underground Catholics in the country remained “persecuted.”

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