After a long resistance, a final crackdown has ended 25 years of history of one of the largest house church congregations in China.
A new law promises to “sinicize” Chinese Muslims outside Xinjiang in five years. The text is secret, but is already being enforced.
Kazakhstan is becoming the epicenter of a dramatic confrontation between Muslim activists, human rights defenders, and Chinese blackmail-style diplomacy.
A new app for smartphones, the use of which is mandatory for CCP members, takes the personality cult of President Xi Jinping to new, unprecedented heights.
Senator Marco Rubio, co-chair of the U.S. Congressional Executive Commission on China, is pressuring the International Olympic Committee asking that the city of Beijing be deprived of the hosting rights for the 2022 Winter Olympics games. Rubio argues that the gross violations of human rights in China, particularly in the field of religious liberty, are incompatible with the Olympic spirit.
A book by American political scientist Carsten Vala answers the question why some house churches are “tolerated” and others are persecuted in China.
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.