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RUSSIA - CHINA
A Russian Orthodox Book of Prayers published in Chinese
The Russian Orthodox Church is slowly re-emerging in China. In Shanghai a church used as a night club could be put to more proper use.
Prison for clerics but some in the West prefer to think about oil
A Pentecostal pastor, Salavat Serikbayev, was sentenced to two years in prison because he was “teaching religion” in a house. In Uzbekistan, persecution continues against pastors and human rights activists. But some in the EU are considering toning down sanctions imposed after the Andijan massacre, not least because this may give them access to energy sources.
Three Chinese Protestant leaders arrested
Christians injured in violent attack denied medical care in Hanoi
A number of hospitals in the Vietnamese capital refuse to admit three Baptists injured in a targeted attack. Eventually, they were hospitalised in an undisclosed facility in Ho Chi Minh City. The attack was triggered by the evangelisation work of a former Communist Party official who had been recently baptised.
Party's secret directives on how to eradicate religion and ensure the victory of atheism
The Department of Propaganda has prepared a new paper to promote atheism and ban religions and superstitions. It is intended to stop conversions among leading party cadres and youth.
Violence against Christians in Vientiane and Luang Phrabang
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