(地級行政區). The second highest level of the administrative division of China, below the Provincial Level. It includes four units: prefecture-level city (地級市), prefecture (地區), autonomous prefecture (自治州), and league (盟).
Pope Francis and China: A Vatican Mystery and a Proposal
Allegedly, on July 5 a paragraph of a pre-written speech by the Pope where he supported freedom in Hong Kong was not read by Francis. To avoid further wild speculations, the Vatican may publish the text of the 2018 China deal.
Nearly 100 Folk Religion Sites Suppressed in Three Provinces
As a result of crackdowns launched in April in the provinces of Zhejiang, Henan, and Hebei, some temples were demolished while others repurposed for government use.
Poverty Alleviation—Yet Another Tool to Control Xinjiang
In the name of fighting poverty, the CCP moves impoverished households from across China to Xinjiang, while sends Uyghurs to other provinces for forced labor.
CCP Officials Abusing Tibetans Banned from Entering the US
The US State Department issues visa restrictions, stating Washington remains committed to preservation of autonomy, religious identity, and human rights in Tibet.