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China - Latest News
Apr 2, 2020 - 08:30 am .- Poor countries are suffering from the coronavirus because of the Chinese Communist Party’s negligence and repression, a cardinal from Burma said Thursday
Apr 1, 2020 - 04:00 pm .- Chinese authorities have been accused of forcing Muslim Uyghurs to work in factories as the coronavirus pandemic spread in the country. One religious freedom expert told CNA that the Communist government could be trafficking in slave labor.
Mar 21, 2020 - 12:19 am .- Cardinal Joseph Zen published Saturday a blog post accusing the Vatican’s secretary of state of manipulating Pope Francis, and continuing his ongoing criticism of the Holy See’s approach to the Catholic Church in China.
Mar 12, 2020 - 03:00 pm .- Political, ethnic and religious prisoners are being used as forced labor in China, making goods that end up in U.S. supply chains, a new report from the U.S. China Commission has found.
Feb 28, 2020 - 11:00 am .- U.S. Ambassador at Large for Religious Freedom Sam Brownback has warned that religious persecution is spreading worldwide, and highlighted the examples of anti-Christian violence in Nigeria and a growing religious surveillance state in China.
Feb 26, 2020 - 12:30 pm .- The Diocese of Hong Kong has told Catholics to make use of online resources following the cancellation of Masses in response to the coronavirus.
Feb 18, 2020 - 02:41 pm .- American bishops and leaders of Catholic aid agencies have praised Vatican and U.S. responses to the coronavirus outbreak, and encouraged the faithful to stay informed about the disease.
Jan 31, 2020 - 04:27 pm .- As the deadly coronavirus continues to spread in China, church services in some areas have been cancelled for this weekend.
Jan 22, 2020 - 08:00 am .- Taiwan president Tsai Ing-wen has written to Pope Francis describing China’s aggression and persecution of religion as “obstacles to peace,” and detailing the Communist regime’s "abuses of power."
Jan 15, 2020 - 11:00 am .- More than a dozen members of Congress have asked President Trump to press for the release of U.S. pastors imprisoned in China, as the two countries sign phase one of a trade agreement today.
Jan 14, 2020 - 08:00 am .- The Chinese Government have announced that, as of May 1, new policies to “strengthen ethnic unity” will go into effect in Tibet. 
Jan 6, 2020 - 05:00 pm .- China will enforce new restrictions on religious groups, organizations, meetings, and other related events starting on Feb 1. 
Dec 10, 2019 - 07:00 pm .- A Uighur-American whose mother has been held captive in a Chinese detention camp was one of several witnesses to testify on Tuesday before the House Committee on Foreign Affairs on the unfolding human rights crisis in China. 
Dec 6, 2019 - 07:30 am .- The House of Representatives this week passed legislation recognizing the mass detention of Uyghurs and other abuses committed by the Chinese government in the province of Xinjiang.
Nov 25, 2019 - 03:00 pm .- Leaked government documents from China have shed light on the country’s extensive network of internment camps for religious minorities, and exposed the use of an algorithm to determine who will be arrested and detained. 
Nov 21, 2019 - 09:30 am .- A Catholic bishop is China is reportedly on the run from state authorities after refusing to register with the state-sponsored Church.
Nov 7, 2019 - 05:26 pm .- An award named after Mother Teresa was given this week for outstanding efforts in social justice to a U.S.-based non-profit that has unmasked forced organ harvesting in China.
Nov 4, 2019 - 08:00 pm .- Chinese authorities have offered a compensation to a Catholic community for the destruction of their church. The offer comes after parishioners barricaded themselves in the Church building overnight in protest of the demolition. 
Oct 18, 2019 - 12:54 pm .- A court in Hong Kong has ruled against the recognition of same-sex partnerships, upholding the government’s policy of not recognizing same-sex marriage or civil unions.
Oct 10, 2019 - 04:30 pm .- Human rights lawyer and former political prisoner Chen Guangcheng said Wednesday that “anything that threatens Communist power will be a target for violence.”