(漢化 or中國化). A word used at least since the 17th century to indicate the assimilation of minorities in the Chinese empire into Chinese culture and language, it was adopted by Nationalist China to signify the effort to replace the foreigners who managed business, religions and civil society organizations with Chinese. The CCP, however, gives to the word “sinicization” a different meaning. It is not enough that organizations operating in China, including religions and churches, have Chinese leaders. In order to be accepted as “sinicized,” they should have leaders selected by the CCP and operate within a framework of strategies and objectives indicated by the CCP. In Tibet and Xinjiang, however, the CCP pursues a politics of “sinicization” in the traditional sense of the word, trying to assimilate Uyghurs and Tibetan Buddhists into Chinese culture.« Back to Glossary Index
Are Apostates Reliable? 2. False Apostates
Some who claim to have been members of a religion or movement, and privy to its secrets, are simply lying.
De Gentse uitspraak over Jehovah’s Getuigen: Afwijkend of De nieuwe realiteit?
In een ongekend vonnis interpreteren rechters de artikelen 9, 10 en 11 van het EVRM totaal anders dan al lang gebruikelijk was.
Edward Wilson’s Legacy: Ants and Religion
The great biologist who died the day after Christmas disliked organized religion but was not an atheist, as his tale of believing and atheistic ants demonstrates.
Church of Almighty God Refugees: Favorable Decisions by Italian Supreme Court and Court of Rome
Judges recognized that the CAG is severely persecuted in China, and members are harassed by the CCP even abroad.