VATICAN CITY (RNS) Is Beijing sending only a chill wind in return? The pontiff’s impassioned praise of China this week is the strongest sign of his ambitious agenda to do what he can to transform the historically fraught relations between China and Rome.
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BEIJING (Reuters) – China’s Communist Party boss in Tibet has urged the Panchen Lama, the second-highest figure in Tibetan Buddhism, to reject the Himalayan region’s exiled spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, state media said on Tuesday. Controversy surrounds the position of the Panchen Lama since the boy the Dalai Lama named as the reincarnation of […]
The 80-year-old Nobel Peace Laureate canceled planned visits in the United States in October at the advice of doctors who urged him to rest for several weeks.
(RNS) Among those countries frequently cited by human rights groups with the most aggressive laws banning free expression are China, Pakistan and Saudi Arabia.
The Global Times, a nationalist tabloid owned by the ruling Communist Party’s official newspaper the People’s Daily, called the Nobel Peace Prize Laureate a “cheater” and a “cruel ruler in exile.”
They are being held for suspected crimes including embezzlement, state media. One of their lawyers called it a “smear campaign” as part of the Chinese government’s efforts to obliterate signs of Christianity.
Korean-American Peter Hahn’s case is seen as part of a sprawling crackdown had forced hundreds of Christian missionaries out of China,
A spokesman for the exiled World Uyghur Congress, condemned the event as “an open provocation to the Islamic faith.”
BEIJING (Reuters) A youth named by China as the second-highest figure in Tibetan Buddhism, but reviled as a fake by many Tibetans, told President Xi Jinping he would strive to meet the Communist Party’s expectations.