June 17, 2014

China's Not So Secret War on Religion

Steve Finch, The Diplomat

The Associated Press

While Chinese authorities have typically played to the majority in announcing measures against this Muslim minority, when it comes to growing crackdowns against Christianity – quite widely practiced by Han Chinese – Communist authorities have generally proven less forthcoming.

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TAGGED: Christianity, Uighurs, Xinjiang, China


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June 4, 2014
Tiananmen Still Colors U.S.-China Relations
Tom Malinowski, WaPo
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June 4, 2014
The Tanks and the People
Liao Yiwu, New York Review of Books
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The East China Sea Boils
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China initially argued the Japanese aircraft entered an area where China and Russia were conducting joint naval exercises, thereby forcing China to scramble jets to meet the Japanese aircraft that were monitoring and interfering... more ››
June 4, 2014
What China Loses by Forgetting
Ai Weiwei, Bloomberg View
Modern China’s forgetfulness did not start or end with Tiananmen. Even before the summer of 1989, dozens of darker, crueler incidents lay hidden in Chinese history. Today’s leaders cannot acknowledge their stated... more ››