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‘Shackled’ and ‘beaten’: An inside look at China’s ‘concentration camps’ for Muslims

The Chinese government recently allowed journalists to tour high-security facilities housing countless Muslim religious minorities in an attempt to paint institutions that the U.S. government labels “concentration camps” as “training” schools helping terrorists get on the right path.  In a documentary last month, BBC reporter John Sudworth highlighted his experiences as one of just a few journalists …

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China raids another Christian church, detains ‘many’ worshipers: report

Another underground church in China was raided this week by government authorities who arrested worshiping Christians as the country’s Communist crackdown continues, China Aidreports.  The Christian persecution watchdog group, which seeks to expose religious freedom abuses in China, reports that Morningstar Church in China’s southern Guangxi province was raided on Wednesday morning.  Many Christians present, including …

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US-China trade war could lead to shortage on Bibles, Christian books, publishers say

Book publishers worry President Trump‘s proposed tariffs on Chinese goods could lead to an increase in the cost of Bibles printed in China, possibly leading to a U.S. shortage. As the United States and China go back and forth with tariffs ahead of Trump’s meeting with Xi Jinping, the latest proposal is a 25 percent tariff on $300 …

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China vows to develop ties with Iran after attack on tankers

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Friday met with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani at a summit in Kyrgyzstan and reaffirmed Beijing’s willingness to develop ties with the country even as the U.S. placed the blame squarely on Tehran for the attack on two oil tankers near the Strait of Hormuz. Xi met with Rouhani privately at …

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Leading Lawyer Defending Crosses in ‘China’s Jerusalem’ Jailed Before Meeting US Ambassado

China has arrested the leader of “Lawyers for Protection of the Cross.” The group defends churches whose crosses have been forcibly removed amid a government campaign to strip skylines of Christian symbols. Zhang Kai is the latest of more than 250 attorneys, pastors, and human rights activists detained or arrested since July in connection with …

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