China

Religious persecution in China ‘intensifies’

Source: CNN According to a new report from US-based NGO Freedom House, persecution of Chinese Christians and other faith groups has “intensified” in recent years. “Combining both violent and nonviolent methods, the (Communist) Party’s policies are designed to curb the rapid growth of religious communities and eliminate certain beliefs and […]

China to crack down further on ‘cult’ activities

Source: Reuters China will crack down further on what it calls “cults” with a new judicial interpretation released on Wednesday mandating harsh punishments for groups proselytising to government officials or children or linking up with foreign groups. China’s officially atheist Communist Party does not tolerate challenges to its rule. It […]