(中央防範和處理邪教問題領導小組). Originally known as the Central leading group for handling the Falun Gong question (中央處理法輪功問題領導小組), its name was subsequently changed to indicate it should deal with all xie jiao, not only Falun Gong. The anti-xie-jiao Central leading group set up the policies and the closely connected Office 610 implemented them. On March 19, 2018, it was announced that this Central Leading Group, together with the associate central Office 610, will be disbanded and its functions transferred to staff of the Central Political and Legal Affairs Commission, as well as the Ministry of Public Security.« Back to Glossary Index
- Ghent Decision Overturned on Appeal: Jehovah’s Witnesses’ Shunning Can Be Freely Taught and Practiced in Belgium
The Court of Appeal of Ghent criticizes the first degree judgement and concludes shunning is protected by religious liberty principles.
- Xi Jinping Explains the CCP Theory of “Human Rights” with Marx and Confucius
An important theoretical article published on June 15 evidenced once again that Xi uses “human rights” with a different meaning than the rest of the world.
- In Search of China’s Secret Societies. 6. The Once and Future Secret Society
The religious and ritual features of groups such as the Tiandihui did not resist the competition of Christianity, Communism, and the new religions. In the end, only the criminal element remained.
- Hazaras: Persecution Denounced in the Italian Parliament
The Shiite minority is discriminated both in Afghanistan and Pakistan. It is time for governments that send humanitarian help to ask that it reaches the Hazaras as well.