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CHINA: China bans children – and their teachers – from churches

September 11, 2017 by admin

World Watch Monitor (08.09.2017) – http://bit.ly/2wRyGN5 – Unofficial estimates say that there are close to 100 million Christians in China, more than are members of its Communist Party, due to hold its 19th five-yearly National Congress in mid-October.

China passes new religious regulations 'to prevent extremism'

September 11, 2017 by admin

World Watch Monitor (08.09.2017) – http://bit.ly/2gW0d9C – China has passed a new set of rules regulating religious affairs, a year after the proposed amendments were released to the public for the first time.

Missing Christian human rights lawyer surfaces in secret agent custody

September 11, 2017 by admin

(Beijing—Sept. 7, 2017) Beijing authorities confirmed today that a renowned Christian human rights lawyer and two-time Nobel Peace Prize nominee who vanished from his home nearly a month ago was kidnapped and is currently incarcerated somewhere in the capital city.

New regulations forecast grim future for China’s religious freedom

September 11, 2017 by admin

(Beijing—Sept. 7, 2017) China’s State Council released a new set of revisions to China’s Regulations on Religious Affairs today, tightening the government chokehold on religious freedom.

Reuters: China tightens regulation of religion to 'block extremism'

September 11, 2017 by admin

BEIJING (Reuters) - China’s cabinet on Thursday passed new rules to regulate religion to bolster national security, fight extremism and restrict faith practiced outside organizations approved by the state.

Radio Free Asia: Chinese Police Detain Another Dissident Over Seashore Memorial For Liu Xiaobo

September 11, 2017 by admin

Authorities in the southern Chinese province of Guangdong have been holding an activist for more than a month since he took part in a seashore memorial for late Nobel peace laureate and political prisoner Liu Xiaobo, his wife told RFA.

Statement from wife reveals Taiwanese activist to stand trial soon

September 11, 2017 by admin

(Yueyang, Hunan—Sept. 7, 2017) The wife of a pro-democracy activist released a statement revealing that her husband’s trial would take place on Sept. 11, the first word she’s had of his condition since he disappeared 172 days ago.

Laogai Research Italia Newsletter

September 11, 2017 by admin

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UN: China Blocks Activists, Harasses Experts

September 11, 2017 by admin

Beijing Should End Campaign to Weaken Vital Rights Mechanisms

China Targets Kazakh Ethnic Group

September 11, 2017 by admin

A number of reports this month further indicate that Chinese authorities in are increasingly targeting the Kazakh minority in East Turkestan. The Kazakhs are Turkic people and predominately Muslim, like the Uyghurs, who also constitute a sizable ethnic group in China, with between 1.25-1.5 million reportedly living in East Turkestan.


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