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News China » Religion: China’s Hui Muslims fearful Chinese New Year education ban a sign of curbs to come

News channel or source: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-islam/chinas-hui-muslims-fearful-chinese-new-year-education-ban-a-sign-of-curbs-to-come-idUSKCN1G1040
Publication date: Friday 16 February 2018

The Linxia prefecture government, which oversees Linxia city and Guanghe, did not provide details of the policy, but said China’s constitution required separation of religion and education. “Religious affairs management ... adheres to the direction ...

News China » Religion: Expert says religious freedom critical for Vatican-China bishop deal

News channel or source: https://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/expert-says-religious-freedom-critical-for-vatican-china-bishop-deal-36541
Publication date: Wednesday 14 February 2018

Cervellera told CNA that the Chinese government has tended to view religions as dangerous sources of terrorism and division, which threaten societal coexistence. For that reason, he said, making a concession for the sake of a deal is “likely the step ...

News China » Religion: Battleground Malaysia: China extends crackdown on Uygurs across borders

News channel or source: http://www.scmp.com/week-asia/geopolitics/article/2133964/battleground-malaysia-china-extends-crackdown-uygurs-across
Publication date: onday 19 February 2018

religion, tribes, terrorists, and Western intervention” as well as security. “The security situation is the worst in recent years,” the plan said. Chinese concern about Uygur militancy, particularly foreign fighters who have left Syria and Iraq ...

News China » Religion: Chinese Catholics will not gain freedom from a Vatican-China deal

News channel or source: https://www.ucanews.com/news/chinese-catholics-will-not-gain-freedom-from-a-vatican-china-deal/81547
Publication date: Saturday 17 February 2018

Otherwise, any agreement on the appointment of bishops between the Vatican and China would be merely formalistic, since the substantial practices which violate freedom of religion among Chinese Catholics remain. Lessons from Hong Kong A senior Vatican ...

News China » Religion: Public religion across the world topic of Rice U. talk Feb. 21

News channel or source: http://news.rice.edu/2018/02/14/public-religion-across-the-world-topic-of-rice-u-talk-feb-21/
Publication date: Wednesday 14 February 2018

HOUSTON – (Feb. 14, 2018) – The global impact of Christianity, particularly in China and other Asian countries, will be addressed by a panel hosted by Rice University’s Religion and Public Life Program (RPLP) Feb. 21 at 7 p.m. in Herring Hall ...

News China » Religion: Catholics warn of church schism if Vatican makes a deal with China

News channel or source: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/worldviews/wp/2018/02/12/catholics-warn-of-church-schism-if-vatican-makes-a-deal-with-china/
Publication date: Sunday 11 February 2018

They warned that a deal with the Chinese government could do irreparable harm and that recent regulations put into effect this month allow for even greater government scrutiny over religion in China. The Communist Party in China, under the leadership of ...

News China » Religion: Once barred from practicing religion, North Koreans find faith and family in LA church

News channel or source: https://www.scpr.org/news/2018/02/16/80767/once-barred-from-practicing-religion-north-koreans/
Publication date: Sunday 18 February 2018

Hyun said his late mother was caught practicing Christianity in China and repatriated to North Korea. There, he said, she was thrown into jail for her beliefs and beaten, and later died from a brain injury she suffered. He said he didn't become a Christian ...

News China » Religion: Hong Kong Catholics hold prayer vigil to oppose Vatican capitulation to China

News channel or source: https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/hong-kong-catholics-hold-prayer-vigil-to-oppose-vatican-capitulation-to-chi
Publication date: onday 12 February 2018

“In recent months Catholics in China had anticipated the upcoming February 1 implementation of the government’s new, stricter regulations on religion with a sense of foreboding,” says John Lindblom, writing for Notre Dame University’s Church Life ...

News China » Religion: Chinese authorities seek whistleblowers’ help to counter “separatists”

News channel or source: http://www.phayul.com/news/article.aspx?article=Chinese+authorities+seek+whistleblowers%e2%80%99+help+to+counter+%e2%80%9cseparatists%e2%80%9d&id=40126
Publication date: onday 12 February 2018

With an aim to counter ‘ethnic extremism’, the authorities are targeting those who in their view are threatening China’s political stability or driving people against the government under the disguise of religion. “Hostile forces and some intellect ...

News China » Religion: Cardinal Rebukes Vatican-China Deal

News channel or source: https://chinadigitaltimes.net/2018/02/cardinal-rebukes-vatican-china-deal/
Publication date: uesday 13 February 2018

In China, 44 percent of religiously unaffiliated people have ... might remind young people of the rituals they see their parents perform—rituals they don’t see as connected to religion. “The more you see things that are heavily ritualized, the ...