While many expected that the agreement between the Vatican and China would cause a conservative schism in Chinese Catholicism, in fact the first signs of a possible schism are appearing among the pro-government Patriotic Association.
Every five years, all countries should submit to a review of their human rights record by the United Nations. China’s review is November 6, next and the first report highlights its egregious violations of religious liberty.
International scholars start asking the question whether what China is doing to the Uyghurs, members of Falun Gong, and other groups, should be properly qualified as genocide
China had long denied that “transformation through education” camps for Muslims exist in Xinjiang. Now it announces that all is well, since a new law made them legal.
Two Italian court decisions quote scholarly studies to reject the fake news depicting The Church of Almighty God as “against the family”
Refugees start to arrive in Europe after a nationwide crackdown on yet another banned Christian group, founded in Henan by Xu Yongze
Demonstrations in Canada support Chen Huixia, who has been sentenced under Art. 300 of the Chinese Criminal Code for “using a xie jiao”.
An article in Foreign Policy lifts the veil on how China uses his economic influence to prevent foreign media from reporting about religious persecution.
Talking with journalists, the Pope claimed he was personally responsible for the agreement with China and that he will have the last word in the choice of bishops.
How China and other totalitarian regimes persecute religious minorities by claiming they are not “real” religions. The paper by Massimo Introvigne in the side event “Myth/Reality? Freedom of Belief, No Discrimination and Tolerance in the OSCE Area,” at the OSCE (Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe) Human Dimension Implementation Meeting, Warsaw, September 13, 2018.