Tag: China

Catholic religious leader stands trial in Hong Kong

The ninety-year-old cardinal pleaded not guilty. 

A house church has been closed by Chinese authorities

Pastor Wang Yi from Early Rain Covenant Church, was sentenced to nine years in jail for “incitement to subvert state power”.

Xi Jinping declined Pope Francis’ request for a meeting

The underground Chinese Catholics continue to face crackdown from Beijing in the past years.

Imprisoned Yunnan Christian faces formal arrest in China

Wang Shungping's lawyer submitted a legal opinion to the procuratorate.

Pope Francis announced his readiness to go to China

Since the beginning of the 1950s, there has been no official relationship between the Vatican and Beijing.

South Korea rejects asylum claims of Christians who fled China

The group feared retaliation from the Chinese government and stood little chance of having their asylum claims granted.

ERCC member released after almost two weeks of detention

Xing Hongwei expressed his gratitude to his lawyers for defending him, so he could be released in such a short time.

At teast three churches were raided in China and several leaders arrested

According to ICC, the Chinese government “is fearful of many things; one thing being people with religious beliefs.”

The Chinese embassy in France has published an anti-Catholic, blasphemous satire

China's ambassador to France, Lu Shaye, previously stated that Nancy Pelosi's visit to Taiwan was an unnecessary provocation.

Two detained Christians have been released in China

Chinese Christians are often oppressed by the authorities for refusing to join the state-approved Three-Self church.