Latest Religion in the People's Republic of China Stories

2006-04-20 11:43:17

By Paul Eckert, Asia Correspondent WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Chinese President Hu Jintao's visit to the White House on Thursday drew hundreds of protesters, from yellow-clad Falun Gong disciples to Taiwanese nationalists waving green flags and Tibetan youth groups. As Hu was welcomed by President George W. Bush, a Chinese woman in the press section began shouting and was escorted away by a uniformed U.S. guard. "President Hu, your days are numbered. President Bush, make him stop...

2005-11-25 02:44:10

By Ben Blanchard BEIJING (Reuters) - Beijing showed off a special team of crack police ahead of the 2008 Olympics on Friday with a Hollywood-style demonstration of riot control, hostage situations and explosions as the city's top policeman vowed a secure Games. With fewer than 1,000 days to go before the opening ceremony, Beijing is keen to show that it can hold a world-class event and protect the safety of the hundreds of thousands of athletes and spectators expected to attend....

2005-11-08 17:39:04

By Paul Eckert, Asia Correspondent WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States on Tuesday named Asian communist states China, North Korea and Vietnam, as well as military-run Myanmar, as serious violators of religious freedom in an annual State Department report to Congress. China and its neighbors joined Iran, Saudi Arabia, Sudan and Eritrea as nations designated "countries of particular concern," the State Department said. "These are countries where governments have engaged in or...

2005-07-05 04:01:51

BEIJING (Reuters) - China, which does not recognize theVatican, has arrested an underground Roman Catholic bishop, aU.S.-based religious rights group said, quashing hopes of anysudden rapprochement between Beijing and the Holy See. China has not had diplomatic relations with the Vaticansince 1951 and believers must attend state-sanctioned churchesled by bishops who pledge loyalty to Beijing. But a parallelchurch loyal to the Pope practises in secret. "Bishop Jia Zhiguo, the underground...

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