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Feb 15, 2021 - 05:00 pm .- According to new rules which will reportedly take effect on May 1, China’s state-run Catholic Church and bishops’ conference will select, approve, and ordain episcopal candidates—with no mention of the Vatican’s involvement in the process.
Feb 3, 2021 - 03:30 pm .- Uyghur women interned in China’s “re-education” camps are subjected to systemic rape by Chinese soldiers, a former camp detainee told the BBC.
Jan 19, 2021 - 11:18 am .- The United States has declared that the Chinese government’s actions against the Uyghur population amount to genocide and crimes against humanity.
Jan 14, 2021 - 03:33 pm .- A new congressional report calls for U.S. diplomatic engagement with the Vatican to “reevaluate” its 2018 agreement with China on the ordination of bishops.
Jan 13, 2021 - 12:13 am .- China remains a primary human rights concern in 2021, a federal religious freedom commissioner told CNA this week.
Dec 15, 2020 - 05:00 pm .- The International Criminal Court has declined to investigate the Chinese government for their detention of ethnic and religious minorities, but left the complaint open for the possibility of future action.
Dec 14, 2020 - 06:07 pm .- After legislation aiming to counter forced labor in the Chinese province of Xinjiang saw success in the U.S. House of Representatives, significant corporate lobbying has targeted the legislation in the Senate.
Dec 10, 2020 - 11:00 am .- Cardinal Joseph Zen Ze-kiun has warned that the recent arrest of Jimmy Lai shows a rise in “political intimidation” against journalists in Hong Kong, part of a systematic erosion of basic freedoms, including religious freedom, by the Chinese government in recent months.
Dec 2, 2020 - 01:05 pm .- Three Hong Kong pro-democracy activists, including a Catholic university student, were sentenced to prison on Wednesday for participating in illegal protests.
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.