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Dec 10, 2019 - 07:00 pm .- A Uighur-American whose mother has been held captive in a Chinese detention camp was one of several witnesses to testify on Tuesday before the House Committee on Foreign Affairs on the unfolding human rights crisis in China. 
Dec 6, 2019 - 07:30 am .- The House of Representatives this week passed legislation recognizing the mass detention of Uyghurs and other abuses committed by the Chinese government in the province of Xinjiang.
Nov 25, 2019 - 03:00 pm .- Leaked government documents from China have shed light on the country’s extensive network of internment camps for religious minorities, and exposed the use of an algorithm to determine who will be arrested and detained. 
Nov 21, 2019 - 09:30 am .- A Catholic bishop is China is reportedly on the run from state authorities after refusing to register with the state-sponsored Church.
Nov 7, 2019 - 05:26 pm .- An award named after Mother Teresa was given this week for outstanding efforts in social justice to a U.S.-based non-profit that has unmasked forced organ harvesting in China.
Nov 4, 2019 - 08:00 pm .- Chinese authorities have offered a compensation to a Catholic community for the destruction of their church. The offer comes after parishioners barricaded themselves in the Church building overnight in protest of the demolition. 
Oct 18, 2019 - 12:54 pm .- A court in Hong Kong has ruled against the recognition of same-sex partnerships, upholding the government’s policy of not recognizing same-sex marriage or civil unions.
Oct 10, 2019 - 04:30 pm .- Human rights lawyer and former political prisoner Chen Guangcheng said Wednesday that “anything that threatens Communist power will be a target for violence.”
Oct 8, 2019 - 03:18 pm .- The US Commerce Department on Monday added 28 Chinese organizations to a blacklist barring them from buying products from US companies, saying they co-operate in the detention and repression of Uighurs in the country's northwest.
Oct 2, 2019 - 06:00 am .- U.S. Secretary of State Michael Pompeo spoke out Wednesday about China’s religious freedom violations during a visit to the Vatican.
Oct 1, 2019 - 04:32 pm .- On Tuesday, the People’s Republic of China marked the 70th anniversary of the founding of the country’s communist regime. While some world leaders offered congratulations, others reflected on the nation’s long history of human rights abuses.
Sep 30, 2019 - 04:00 pm .- The persecution of Catholics in mainland China is increasing after prominent Catholic figures in Hong Kong continue to speak out against the communist regime, according to reports.
Sep 26, 2019 - 03:30 pm .- The Chinese government is harvesting organs from religious and ethnic minorities, a human rights organization told the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva on Tuesday. 
Sep 25, 2019 - 04:16 pm .- As China's detention of Muslims of the country's northwest in re-education camps continues, few countries are openly denouncing the practice in the face of the clout of the world's second-largest economy.
Sep 23, 2019 - 05:00 pm .- Christian churches in China have been ordered to take down displays of the Ten Commandments and replace them with quotes from Chinese President Xi Jinping, according to reports. 
Sep 4, 2019 - 03:49 pm .- Despite Hong Kong’s chief executive announcing that she will withdraw a controversial extradition bill, protests are continuing, with demonstrators demanding additional government and police reforms, said the leader of local Catholic student group.
Sep 4, 2019 - 03:01 am .- As widespread protests continue in Hong Kong, a local bishop is urging people to pray and fast for peace, while speaking up against injustice and corruption.
Sep 3, 2019 - 05:01 pm .- As part of its crackdown on religion, the Chinese Communist Party is requiring healthcare workers to grill gravely ill patients about their religious beliefs before treating them, human rights advocacy group Bitter Winter has reported.
Aug 29, 2019 - 04:05 pm .- Although China announced it was ending its one-child policy in 2015, the effects of the communist regime’s controversial measure will be felt for generations to come, an expert has warned. 
Aug 27, 2019 - 10:44 am .- A new bishop was consecrated Monday in Inner Mongolia, China, becoming the first bishop to be consecrated in the country after a deal on bishop appointments was made with the Vatican last year.