(观音). In Chinese Buddhism, the name given to the bodhisattva of compassion Avalokiteśvara, who in other cultures is more often represented as male but in China, where she is immensely popular, is normally represented as female. Guanyin is also venerated in Taoism and in Chinese folk religion as an immortal or a goddess.
Must Raise National Flag and Sing Anthem to Reopen Church
Some state-run churches were allowed to reopen in China after a 5-month lockdown. But only after proving their loyalty to the Communist Party.
Mahire: A Uyghur Mother Punished for Her Care
She sent her son to study abroad, believing she was preparing a better future for the family. For this “crime,” she should now spend sixteen and a half years in prison.
House Churches Suppressed, Believers Arrested in Chongqing
Since the coronavirus restrictions started to be lifted in March, the CCP intensified attacks on Protestant venues that are not part of the state-run church.
‘This Is No Longer the Xinjiang of My Memories’
An ethnic Han man shares his impressions of Xinjiang after visiting it many years since his first encounter with the Uyghur region.