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China To Pope Francis: Don't ‘Interfere' With Our Country's Religion

Religion News Service | Josephine McKenna | Posted 08.24.2014 | Religion

VATICAN CITY (RNS) China has reacted cautiously to a bid by Pope Francis to open new dialogue with Beijing, with some officials quick to warn the Vati...

China Arrests 'Nearly 1,000' Members Of Illegal Religious Cult

Reuters | Posted 10.19.2014 | World

BEIJING, Aug 19 (Reuters) - Chinese authorities have arrested "nearly a thousand" members of a banned religious group, state media said on Tuesday, ...

Matt Sheehan

Why Christ, Mao And The Buddha Are Making A Comeback In China

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sheehan | Posted 08.07.2014 | World

BEIJING -- The dominant political narrative in China today is one of resounding triumph: targets for economic growth achieved, rival countries overtak...

World's Largest Christian Country Might Not Be The U.S. By 2025

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 04.22.2014 | Religion

Just a few decades ago some wondered whether religion would survive Communist rule at all. However, as of 2010 there were 68 million Christians in Chi...

Shanghai Surprises: Religious Tourism in the 'New New York'

Noel Irwin Hentschel | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Noel Irwin Hentschel

China's government understands the importance of tourism and they are making the investments necessary to prepare a multi-lingual, service-trained work force to compete globally for tourist dollars.

China Furious Over U.S. Report On Religion

AP | Posted 07.31.2012 | World

BEIJING -- China said Tuesday that a U.S. report describing repression of religion in China and elsewhere is a political tool based on groundless accu...

The Surprising, Enormous Influence Of The I Ching

Posted 04.09.2012 | Religion

The following is an excerpt from 'The I Ching: A Biography' by Richard J. Smith. What makes a classic? First, the work must focus on matters of gre...

Protest Or Sacrifice? China's Anti-Imperialist Propaganda Backfires In Tibet

Rebecca Novick | Posted 02.08.2012 | World
Rebecca Novick

With TIME magazine hoisting the self-immolations in Tibet as the top most underreported story of 2011, suddenly there is a window of attention on this disturbing trend.

Underground Protestant Leader Sent To Chinese Labor Camp

AP | By CHRISTOPHER BODEEN | Posted 09.25.2011 | World

BEIJING -- An underground Protestant leader has been sentenced to two years in a labor camp as China cracks down on unapproved churches that are getti...

The Relation Between Religion And Government In China

Thomas David DuBois | Posted 07.23.2011 | Religion
Thomas David DuBois

Many international observers fail to appreciate that religion in China has never been treated as a matter of personal choice. It's hard to imagine that the current regime would suddenly start to view things differently.

Being Jewish In China And Discovering What Really Matters

Alan Paul | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Alan Paul

The familiar melodies and rhythms pulled me in and offered a profound sense of relief and comfort; they were a safe harbor in a world turned upside down.

7 Ways To Advance Religious Harmony In China And Around The World

washingtonpost.com | Tony Bliar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

We know religion has the power to do good. We know religion also has the power to inspire acts of terrorism and evil. We know something else. Religious affiliation in our world today is growing.

WaPo 'On Faith': 'Astonishing' Growth Of Religion In China

The Washington Post | Tony Blair | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

Some in the West may find the idea of debating religion in China strange. They will cite, for example, that proselytising in public places in China re...

China Cracks Down On Christian "House Church" Movement

AP | CHRISTOPHER BODEEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

LINFEN, China — Towering eight stories over wheat fields, the Golden Lamp Church was built to serve nearly 50,000 worshippers in the gritty hear...

China Takes Away Bibles From American Christians

AP | GILLIAN WONG | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

BEIJING — A group of American Christians who had more than 300 Bibles confiscated by Chinese officials when they arrived in China is refusing to...