In 2019, the world celebrates the 30th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square Protest of 1989. Few however realize that what happened then determined the fate of religion in China in the next 30 year.
China’s wide-ranging crackdown against religious groups has hit a tiny Jewish community in Kaifeng, where an atmosphere of fear and paranoia has set in.
A daring AsiaNews analysis of the cost-effectiveness of the 2018 Vatican-China Deal recalls the sad precedent of the Napoleonic attempt to subdue the Church.
A new book helps understanding why the atheist Chinese Communist Party claims it has the right to decide which Buddhist lamas are authorized to reincarnate.
Cultural Revolution technique revived from the 1960s pits masses against masses, brother against brother, faith against faith, to control belief.
Chinese anti-cult scholars and activists denounce the movement as a dangerous cult, but how active it is today is unclear.
In March 1959, China suppressed a protest in Lhasa by slaughtering thousands of civilians and, in breach of the agreements it had subscribed in 1951, dissolving the Tibetan government and converting Tibet into a Chinese province. It was the beginning of a policy where CCP decided to ignore international law and answer the world’s protests mostly by fabricating fake news.
CCP’s ban on Winnie the Pooh, in force since the character has been compared to President Xi Jinping in 2013, reaches new extremes.
Periodically, alleged members of the banned religious movement Three Grades of Servants are arrested in China. However, it is possible that the group no longer exists.