» 11/09/2007, 00.00
Banning the Bible during the Olympics just business as usual
Athletes and visitors can bring into China only one Bible for “personal use.” Having more than that will be considered propaganda, something punishable under China’s laws. Falun Gong literature and meeting underground religious communities will also be strictly forbidden. Thus the whole world will now learn what ‘Made in China’ religious repression actually means.
Beijing launches massive "security campaign," restricts business visas
The real aim seems to be that of repressing all dissent and social protests. Experts: as a major economic power, China cannot continue to isolate itself from the world.
Religious freedom continues to decline in Asia
Serious and systematic violations of religious freedom are on the rise, including on the part of the authorities. This is the conclusion of the annual report of the U.S. State Department. Over the past year, there have been systematic persecutions in China and Myanmar, but the situation in India is also extremely serious.
China: three lawyers arrested for defending the rights of Falun Gong members
CHRD denounces "a progressive deterioration of the situation" for lawyers who fight for human rights in China”. One of the three arrested had already been sentenced in 2005 to one year of re-education through forced labour for the same reason.
New wave of arrests against Falun Gong
A million members leave the Party
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