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Beijing to restrict NGO activities
A new law introduces restrictions on how independent Chinese NGO can get foreign funding. Experts say authorities are increasingly intolerant of independent groups in every sector of society, including charities.
04/10/2016 15:26:00 CHINA
Online donation scams of false priests and Christians thrive in internet boom
There are priests and lay people who collect funds online and give transparent account of the projects, receipts and expenditure. But there are also many who steal the digital identity of priests and nuns to raise money, telling of illnesses, problems or the desire to study abroad. The story of Mr. Jing. Among the easiest victims: rich and middle-aged women. The Church needs to be careful and cautious.
01/09/2011 CHINA – PAKISTAN
Xinjiang: China-Eurasia Expo opens under the shadow of Uyghur Muslim separatists
Pakistan President Zardari, who was present at the ceremony inaugurating the first expo set for 1-5 September in Urumqi, said his country is ready to cooperate with Beijing against Muslim extremism. The latter, however, is a pretext to crack down on minority Muslim Uyghurs. China’s main airports are put on high alert.
27/06/2011 CHINA – VATICAN
Hebei: ordination of Handan bishop cancelled, it had Holy See approval
The ordination was scheduled for 29 June, feast day of Sts Peter and Paul. The priest had just completed his spiritual retreat and was preparing to go back to his diocese. Police detained him and took him to an unknown location. Meanwhile, the current bishop, who was set to preside over the ceremony, suffered a heart attack.
Mosques closed in Urumqi while China fights "terrorism"
The places of worship and the main roads of the city are patrolled by tens of thousands of soldiers. The Politburo has announced a hard line against "extremists, separatists, terrorists."
Nobel Prize to Liu Xiaobo, a gift for China and the West
The prize is a comfort to all signatories of Charter 08. Respect for human rights and religious freedom are the only way to save China from pending disaster signs of which are already visible today. A warning for Beijing, but also for the West, which only sees the Chinese giant as a means to solve economic problems.
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