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Report details widespread Chinese torture in police detention

Source: BBC The torture of suspects in police detention is widespread in China with implements like spiked rods and torture chairs regularly deployed to extract confessions, a report alleges. The Amnesty International report is based on interviews with nearly 40 Chinese human rights lawyers. Despite China’s top court banning torture in 2013 and criminal justice […]

This fascinating map shows the new religious breakdown in China

  Alana Yzola Aug. 23, 2015 China has historically followed ancient religions like Buddhism and Taoism for about 2,000 years, according to China’s State Council. But a recent map published by Reuters shows that the country’s belief systems have become increasingly diverse. Fenggang Yang/ReutersThis map shows the new religious make up of China. The map, based on […]

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More young Chinese embracing religion

Islam and Catholicism were found to have the highest proportion of believers under the age of 30 …………. According to a recent survey by Renmin University, religious Chinese are getting younger, with more than half of them under 60 years old. China’s five official religions are Buddhism, Taoism, Catholicism, Protestantism and Islam. This finding echoes […]

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Islam in China

The ‘Great Mosque of Guangzhou’ is also known as Huaisheng Mosque which means ‘Remember the Sage’ (A Memorial Mosque to the Prophet) and is also popularly called the ‘Guangta Mosque’ which translates as ‘The Beacon Tower Mosque’. Huaisheng Mosque is located on Guantgta Road (Light Pagoda Road) which runs eastwards off Renmin Zhonglu. Prior to […]


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