China Tries to Disrupt Tibetan Parliamentary Elections

The most serious disruption of the elections happened in Nepal, after a Chinese high-level delegation visited the Himalayan country on December 27, allegedly to help resolving problems between the different factions of the local Communist Party.

New Rules Require Religions to Be Completely Submissive to the Communist Party

VISION TIMES Starting February 1, 2020, China will implement new rules applicable to religious groups. The updated guidelines apparently complete the “Regulations on religious affairs” that was implemented two years back on February 1, 2018. The new religious rules “Every aspect of the life of religious communities — from formation to gatherings, to annual and […]

Merry Christmas from Bitter Winter—and a Prayer for Those in Jail

After a few months, Liu developed a severe case of nephritis, due to overwork and malnutrition. She reported to the camp’s medical personnel but was told she was not sick enough to stop working, and toy horses needed to be produced. When she was released in 2009, her nephritis had become chronic, and she finally died at the First People’s Hospital in Linqing, Shandong on August 20, 2012.

Interview: ‘Time To Push Aggressively on Tibet’

Tashi Wangchuk | Radio Free Asia Sam Brownback is a lawyer, former United States Senator and former governor of the state of Kansas who has served as the U.S. Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom since February 2018.  On Nov. 21, he spoke with RFA Tibetan Service reporter Tashi Wangchuk about his visit at the end […]

Photo Shows Dramatic Demolition of Yachen Gar Buddhist Complex

Kunsang Tenzin | Radio Free Asia Rapid demolition at the Yachen Gar Tibetan Buddhist center in western China’s Sichuan province has raised nearly half of the sprawling complex, leaving a vast patch of grass where thousands of nuns and monks once lived and studied, sources in the region told RFA’s Tibetan Service. “Almost half of […]

Republican National Committee Passes Resolution Against Forced Organ Harvesting in China

Minghui The Republican National Committee (RNC) of the U.S. unanimously passed a resolution on August 2, 2019, to denounce forced organ harvesting in China. The RNC “strongly condemns the practice of China’s involuntary organ harvesting.” The full text of the resolution can be found at the end of this article. Shawn Steel, former chair of […]

Trump Meets With Falun Gong Practitioner, Other Survivors of Religious Persecution

CATHY HE | EPOCH TIMES WASHINGTON—A practitioner of the spiritual discipline Falun Gong who was persecuted in China for her faith was among 27 survivors of religious persecution who met with President Donald Trump at the White House on July 17. Yuhua Zhang, 59, was imprisoned and repeatedly tortured in China for 7 1/2 years for refusing to […]

The US Could Bar Entry to Chinese Officials Involved in Persecution of Falun Gong

CATHY HE and JANITA KAN | EPOCH TIMES The U.S. State Department is looking to increase the enforcement of immigration controls against human rights violators, in a move that could see Chinese officials involved in the persecution of Falun Gong being barred from the United States, according to a statement from a U.S. website that acts as a clearinghouse on […]

US Ambassador Brownback: ‘China is at War with Faith’

Cindy Saine | Voice of America WASHINGTON — Washington’s top diplomat for religious freedom is calling on China to stop its growing oppression of people of faith. Sam Brownback, the U.S. ambassador-at-large for international religious freedom, told journalists, “China is at war with faith, but it is a war they will not win.” “The Chinese Communist […]

China Destroys Buddhist Statue Carved in Cliff

David Jirard| Vision Times On February 2, a statue of the Boddhisatva Guanyin that was carved into a cliff in Hebei Province was detonated and destroyed. The statue took five years to complete and cost approximately 17 million RMB to build, but in just a few moments the statue, which represented traditional Chinese culture, was […]