Some dioceses of the government-controlled Patriotic Catholic Church in Henan Province informed of having received notices from municipal authorities requesting them to collect data on the backgrounds of their congregations, especially those from poor families, reports ucanews.com.
Archives for July 2018
On June 6, 2018, four Christians from a house Church in the city of Yicheng, Hubei Province were arrested by police and had their homes searched. To date, one of them is still being held illegally.
Source: Radio Free Asia Date: July 8, 2018 Radio Free Asia reports that Chinese human rights activist Ma Yongtao, who led several public protests against China in Europe, was about to be forcibly repatriated from the Netherlands to China, after his request for political asylum was denied. The deportation was stopped at the last minute thanks to […]
Source: Direct Reports from China Date: July 8, 2018 Japanese and South Korean missionaries were deported from China on May 17 and were prohibited from entering the country for five years. Before the deportation, they were kept in detention for fifteen days.
Source: Direct Reports from China Date: July 7, 2018 Over two hundred Muslim Uyghur children, from seven to seventeen-years-old, ended up in the welfare system of the Xinjiang’s city of Bole because their parents and relatives have been arrested and sent to the so-called “re-education camps.” Thirty teachers are responsible for the care of the children.
Source: O Clarim Date: July 6, 2018 On July 6, 2018, O Clarim, a Catholic magazine distributed in Macau and Hong Kong, published an interview with Bitter Winter’s editor-in-chief, Massimo Introvigne, about why Bitter Winter was created and what he expects of it. The interview was published in English, with a shorter version in Portuguese. O […]
RefuSource: Libero Date; July 6, 2018 The Italian national conservative newspaper Libero has joined the international campaign in favor of Sister Zou Demei, a regional leader of The Church of Almighty God, a Chinese Christian new religious movement.
Source: Lantos Foundation Date: July 6, 2018 The Lantos Foundation for Human Rights & Justice, one of the most important American non-governmental organizations in the field of human rights and religious liberty, added its signature on July 5 to the open letter sent to President Donald Trump about the case of Sister Zou Demei.
Source: The Globe and Mail Date: July 5, 2018 Chinese officials have denied the existence of the re-education camps and refused to accept inspections from foreign countries, which adds to the concerns over human-rights violations in China, reports Canadian daily The Globe and Mail. A growing body of evidence shows that such centers are widespread […]