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.
The persecution of Muslim Uyghurs is the worst public relation disaster for the CCP since the massive repression of Falun Gong in the 2000s. Why are they doing it?
Five different companies continuously bring classical Chinese dance and music to 155 cities around the world. Shen Yun has been founded and is managed by Falun Gong practitioners, and the CCP has repeatedly tried to prevent theaters in the West from hosting it.