Catholics in Vietnam fear new laws on religion

China’s Communist Party bans believers, doubles down on atheism

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Forced abortion highlights abuses in China policy

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Chinese Doctor Admits Selling Patients’ Newborns

China Forces Woman Nine Months Pregnant to Have an Abortion

Chinese journalists face Marxist ideology exam

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The Christian Underground In ‘Atheist’ China

North Korea executes leader’s powerful uncle in public purge

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China Top Court Rules Out Forced Confessions

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80 executed in N. Korea, some for possessing Bibles

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Chinese authorities block internet access to bishop’s pastoral message

The U.S. needs a new strategy in addressing China’s human rights

Five Ways Lenin’s Propaganda Destroyed Marriage And The Family In Russia

    Monica Showalter at Investor’s Business Daily: The focus was on family, not what Marxism could do for the working class. But unlike economic classes such as Kulaks or aristocrats who had fallen into his disfavor, women couldn’t be liquidated. Their favored institutions could, however, and that’s why Lenin specifically targeted marriage and family in his effort to build a “New Soviet Man.” Five elements stand out in how Lenin and his Bolsheviks used propaganda to get women to support his revolution.

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Conviction of Christians for Murder of Hindu Leader in India Biased, Unfounded

China is getting better at influencing media outside China China doesn’t just exert heavy control over state media; its influence over media outlets outside China is expanding, according to a new report by Freedom House . . . Perhaps most remarkable is that the traditionally critical Chinese-language press outside the mainland are starting to fall in line. The report notes that in Hong Kong, influential newspapers like the Ming Pao Daily, Sing Tao Daily and Sing Pao are now controlled by tycoons with core business interests on the mainland and who have close ties to officials.

  • Posted: 10/22/2013
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5 Things To Know About China’s New Aged Care Law

US report says little progress on China rights

Chinese Christian Activist Fights Communist Government to Spread Christianity, Religious Freedom

China family planners storm home, drag off mom to forced abortion

Chinese woman opens up about brutal, 13-day-long forced abortion that nearly killed her

Human Rights Violations in North Korea are “Large-Scale” and “Shocking”

China billionaire businessman detained for ‘dissent’

Chinese Government Collected $2 Billion in One-Child Policy Fines in 2012

Catholic cardinal warns of possible violence in Hong Kong over democracy protest

Anti-abortion activism in China: A new kind of activist | Economist

Relaxing China’s Birth Limits Won’t End Coercion or Abuses, Activist Says

US Official: Human Rights Deteriorate In China

Father of ‘illegal’ child attacks Chinese family planning office, kills two, injures four

Icon Of China’s Anti-labor-camp Lobby Wins Appeal

Tibetan parliament slams Chinese firing on prayer meet

China unofficially allowing monks to ‘revere’ Dalai Lama in Tibet

Law Requires Chinese To Visit Their Aging Parents

Activist Says Human Rights Will Grow In China

Chinese city forces all women of child-bearing age to be fitted with IUDs or sterilized

Letter smuggled from Chinese labor camp reveals suffering Christians

Chen Guangcheng: Chinese Communist influence in academia ‘far greater’ than people believe

Vietnamese authorities rule Christian leader’s prison death a suicide

China Launches Huge Campaign to Force Women to Get IUDs or be Sterilized

Mother of Baby Rescued From Sewage Pipe Victimized by One-Child Policy

Czech court OKs religious compensation plan for Communist seizures

Ukraine: Rectification of communist church confiscations still unresolved

Lessons from France on the Myths of Same-Sex “Marriage”

Chinese City Plans To Fine Unmarried Mothers

China: Mother Dies After Forced Abortion at Six Months

A surprising map of where the world’s atheists live | Washington Post

China: Tight state controls on religious education

    Forum 18: China does not allow religious communities to run schools for children, even though regulations do not forbid the provision of religious education to minors. Nor is religious education provided in state schools. For students beyond school age, only state-approved religious groups affiliated with China’s five state-backed monopoly faiths are allowed to apply to set up institutions for the study of their faith or training of clergy, Forum 18 News Service notes. Restrictions are especially tight in Tibet and Xinjiang. The state limits the number of such institutions and their size. Establishing new colleges is cumbersome and long drawn out, even when successful. Their curricula must include “politics” and “patriotic” education, as defined by the state. The state also discourages religious activity on general university campuses. These restrictions reflect the authoritarian state’s desire to control religious groups, including by intervening in the training of their leaders and the level of education of their members.

  • Posted: 05/17/2013
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Famous Chinese Filmmaker Investigated For Breaking One-child Policy

North Korean reveals cannibalism is common after escaping starving state

North Korea: A Prison without Bars: Religious persecution is all too real under the Kim dynasty.

Rights Groups Urge Us To Raise Concerns With China

Outcry As School Bans Daughter Of China Activist

Chen Guangcheng Shows Congress List of Chinese Officials ‘Responsible for 130,000 Forced Abortions’

Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng wants secret accords revealed

Chen tells US lawmakers China breaking promise

Insight: The backroom battle delaying reform of China’s one-child policy

Chinese woman dies from forced sterilization after doctor’s warning

Tens of Thousands Baptized Catholics on Easter Sunday in Mainland China

Romania’s March for Life looks to stem demographic bomb, protect life

Seven-Month-Old Baby Becomes Victim of Forced Abortion in China

Cuba declares Good Friday a holiday

“A Transgender Elected Official Reflects an Evolving Cuba” | NY Times

China Says It Will Give Nonprofits A Greater Role

Vietnam’s decree is a blow to Christianity