China

West to East

Source: Medium By Alex Hacillo The US continues to flag as the world’s last superpower, and critics fret that China is poised to take over the reins. Should its perceived […]

Nervous China ramps up religious persecution

Source: Asia Times: President Xi Jinping’s China is becoming a more fearful place. The government has cracked down both on dissent and contact with the West. Religious persecution also is rising: the communist god that failed fears competition. A new Freedom House report details how “the authorities have intensified many […]

China is banning beards and veils in Xinjiang

Source: CNN No long beards. No veils in public places. No home-schooling. China is intensifying its crackdown against what it deems religious extremism in the far-west province of Xinjiang, which is home to 10 million Muslims. The latest measures — outlined in a sweeping new anti-extremism legislation — take effect […]

When Marx Meets Islam

A Chinese regulation would prohibit online insults based on religion. Some decry it as antithetical to Communist values. BY MA TIANJIE MARCH 31, 2017 Almost every Chinese person with even a middle school education must, at some point, run into the famous statement about religion by Karl Marx: “Religion is the […]