Category Archives: religious freedom

US State Department agrees with China on religious freedom

Per CNS, with links to the relevant US State Department documents: The U.S. State Department removed the sections covering religious freedom from the Country Reports on Human Rights that it released on May 24, three months past the statutory deadline … Continue reading

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Chinese Embassy in USA Says Gao Zhisheng is in Urumqi

The following is the Chinese translation of a Reuter’s report published earlier today.  The translation is done for the benefit of my Chinese friends at Twitter who want to find out more about the latest news about Gao Zhisheng.  For … Continue reading

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Mass Incident in Urumqi Claims Many Lives

A mass incident of seismic proportion broke out in the evening of 5 July 2009 at Urumqi, the capital city of Xinjiang.   ABC China correspondent Stephen McDonell filed this report from Beijing for the PM program. ABC – PM | … Continue reading

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Happy rule for the Easter day of undead

From:    China Religion Affair Office To:          Jesus Christ This important rule for son of god on  Easter day of undead: 1.      Do not talk about politics. 2.     Do not mention your unmarried mother or else corrupt moral of China youth. … Continue reading

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China catches up to 17th century Russia

From Radio Free Asia: Authorities in China’s westernmost city of Kashgar are stepping up pressure on government employees to go clean-shaven, and the city’s large ethnic Uyghur population, whose adult males overwhelmingly sport moustaches, aren’t happy about it, residents say. … Continue reading

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The Vatican: An Unlikely Victim of China’s Anti-pornography Censorship

Today’s AsiaNews.it reports that China has lately been blocking many Catholic websites.  The report puts forward this question to China’s censorship authorities: “is this how you fight pornography?” As we know, China’s censorship authorities have stepped up the censoring and … Continue reading

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Zeng Jinyan’s Visit to Hu Jia Obstructed

Zeng Jinyan expressed disappointment in her latest blog post that she was once again forbidden to see Hu Jia, even though her mother-in-law was finally allowed to meet with her son last Thursday.  This is the second month in a … Continue reading

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Computer Hacking Scandal and the CCP’s Culture of Secrecy around Tibet

Back in November last year, I published a short post about an alleged computer hacking scandal that had presumably led to the removal of Bi Hua from her position as a top Tibetan affairs negotiator in the CCP’s United Front … Continue reading

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Tibetans Face Arrests and Tough Sentences for Spreading “Rumours”

Just in the last few days, more news has come out of China about further arrests and jail sentences of Tibetans for alleged “rumour mongering”.  The unusually tough sentences, in particular, indicate Beijing’s determination to block news about the 3.14 … Continue reading

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Hu Jia’s wife Zeng Jinyan Sent a Video Message to the Sakharov Prize Award Ceremony

From the European Parliament: The award of the 2008 Sakharov prize for human rights to jailed Chinese dissident Hu Jia took place at midday Wednesday. In his absence his wife gave an emotional and moving video message from under house … Continue reading

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