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Oct 4, 2019 - 07:01 pm .- A diocese in southern China expressed disappointment this week regarding a patriotic light-show that had been projected on the remains of a famous Catholic church.
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.
Jul 30, 2019 - 11:01 am .- Government officials from China's Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region said Tuesday that the area's re-education camps for Muslims have been successful, with most of those held having been reintegrated into Chinese society.
Jul 24, 2019 - 12:15 pm .- An article published Wednesday in a state-run paper from mainland China repeated government talking points regarding the situations of the Uighurs, a Muslim ethnoreligious group in the country's northwest.
Jun 22, 2019 - 04:04 pm .- An investigative tribunal has said that forced harvesting of organs for transplant continues in China, with religious minorities especially targeted.
Jun 17, 2019 - 03:52 pm .- Though a proposed change to extradition laws in Hong Kong is on hold for now, Christian leaders and advocacy groups are continuing to speak out, warning that under the proposal those in Hong Kong who support Chinese Christians could be unjustly brought to mainland China for trial.
Jun 11, 2019 - 07:01 pm .- Islamic countries should be more vocal in criticizing China's mistreatment of the Uyghurs, a Muslim ethnoreligious group, the US ambassador-at-large for International Religious Freedom said Monday.
May 23, 2019 - 03:01 pm .- As the 30th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square protests approaches, the Chinese Communist Party is utilizing authoritarian tactics old and new to crack down on Christians.
Apr 1, 2019 - 04:20 pm .- Guangzhou, the capital of China's Guangdong province, is offering to pay citizens in exchange for information on “illegal religious groups” as the Communist Party of China continues to crack down on all forms of religious activity.
Mar 25, 2019 - 06:01 pm .- Wang Yi and more than 100 members of his congregation were detained in China's Sichuan province in early December. Some were released the next day, but then put under house arrest. Wang, his wife, and nearly 10 others remain in detention, charged with inciting subversion.
Nov 16, 2018 - 05:01 pm .- A Vatican-appointed Chinese bishop has reportedly been taken into custody by the government and is undergoing “isolation and indoctrination.”
Nov 8, 2018 - 03:28 pm .- Four priests from the underground Catholic Church in China's Hebei province have been taken into police custody for indoctrination, AsiaNews reported Monday.
Sep 25, 2018 - 06:01 pm .- U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Sept. 21 joined voices from Pakistan and around the world in denouncing Chinese repression against a Muslim minority, as China continues to put pressure on almost all religions within its borders.
Sep 25, 2018 - 03:06 pm .- Pope Francis took responsibility Tuesday for the agreement between the Holy See and the People's Republic of China, noting that in any such negotiation, “both sides lose something.”
Aug 10, 2018 - 04:01 pm .- Officials in an autonomous region of northwest mainland China intended to demolish a mosque on Friday, but were met by hundreds of protesters. The move comes amid a nation-wide effort to clamp down on free religious expression.
Jul 2, 2018 - 05:29 pm .- The Catholic Church in Hong Kong is called to speak out in case of injustices, but it does not compete with the government, the bishop of the Chinese territory told CNA on the occasion of his ad limina visit to Rome.
Jun 8, 2018 - 03:39 pm .- The sanctuary of Our Lady of Mount Carmel in China's Henan province is a popular pilgrimage site for many Catholics, where thousands have journeyed since its founding in 1903 to pray and walk the shrine’s Way of the Cross.
Apr 4, 2018 - 04:15 pm .- As the Holy See reportedly negotiates a deal with the government of mainland China,  some Catholic residents of a town in the country's Hebei province are raising concerns over the anticipated agreement.
Apr 3, 2018 - 07:00 pm .- A Chinese government official who oversees religious affairs said Tuesday that government restrictions on bishop appointments are not a violation of religious freedom, as he emphasized that religions in China must “adapt to socialist society.”
Mar 27, 2018 - 11:53 am .- Police have detained a Catholic bishop at the center of controversy over a possible agreement between the Vatican and China.