Beijing increases control over Hong Kong, Christians “cannot see any possibility of political resolution”

Apr 7, 2021 by

by Jonatán Soriano , Evangelical Focus: China passed a reform of Hong Kong’s election law to evaluate the “patriotism” of the candidates. “Many people do not agree with the government”, says a Christian in the city. The escalation of political repression in Hong Kong continues to grow. After passing the controversial National Security Law on 1 July 2020, which among other things has limited demonstrations in the city, China’s National People’s Congress recently approved a...

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Why China is terrified of Christianity

Feb 17, 2021 by

by Benedict Rogers, UnHerd: From destroying churches to jailing priests, the Communist Party is bent on eliminating religion. Religious freedom in China is facing the most severe crackdown since the Cultural Revolution — and most people don’t even realise. Yes, in the past year, the plight of the predominantly Muslim Uighurs has drawn increasing attention. At least a million, perhaps as many as three million, have been incarcerated in prison camps, where they face systematic torture, rape,...

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‘Sinicization’: A New Ideological Robe for Religion in China

Feb 1, 2021 by

by Tom Harvey, Oxford House Reasearch: In the history of the Peoples Republic of China (PRC), Xi Jinping (b. 1953) is the first paramount leader on record to give prominence to religion in word and policy. In a watershed speech given in May 2016, President Xi called for the ‘sinicization’ of religion in China led by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) to ‘guide that adaptation of religions to China’s socialist society.’ This was followed up in 2018 by the National People’s Congress and the...

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Why does China feel so threatened by Christians?

Jan 26, 2021 by

from Christian Today: Each January, Open Doors released its 2021 World Watch List of the 50 countries where Christians suffer the worst persecution. This year, China ranked 17th – the first time in a decade that the communist country has re-entered the top 20. The coronavirus pandemic made life hard enough for people, but for Christians there were additional pressures as the state increasingly used it as a pretext to increase surveillance and tighten its grip on churches. Dr Ron...

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Jewish leaders use Holocaust Day to decry persecution of Uighurs

Jan 24, 2021 by

by Harriet Sherwood, Guardian: UK community speaks out in effort to pressure government to take stronger stance. Leading figures in the UK Jewish community are using Holocaust Memorial Day on 27 January to focus on the persecution of Uighur Muslims, saying Jews have the “moral authority and moral duty” to speak out. Rabbis, community leaders and Holocaust survivors have been at the forefront of efforts to put pressure on the UK government to take a stronger stance over China’s brutal treatment...

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China will trample all over Biden

Jan 18, 2021 by

by Karen Harradine, The Conservative Woman: THE Left continually see danger in the wrong places. While they seek to punish President Donald Trump and conservatives the real danger to us all is being ignored. While most of the West crashed their economies in their self-destructive ‘war’ against Covid-19, China is set to become the world’s biggest economy, and thus the new superpower.  Trump was the only global leader capable of holding regimes like China and Iran at bay. Now that he is no...

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