June Cheng

June is the East Asia correspondent for WORLD Magazine. Follow June on Twitter @JuneCheng_World.

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Suppressing religion online

Persecution | A draft law threatens the future of Christian websites in China
by June Cheng
Posted 10/18/18, 03:42 pm

I’ve written in the past about the plethora of Chinese Christian media online, providing Christians with video sermons, written testimonies, movie reviews, and in-depth theological articles. As long as these media outlets stay away from politics and breaking news, they’re allowed to publish content that enriches and informs their readers. Most post content on the ubiquitous Chinese social media app WeChat.

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Every tribe and tongue

Asia | Christianity has transformed many minority Hmong communities in Vietnam, and now the Hmong are spreading the Word
by June Cheng
Posted 10/11/18, 02:09 pm

In a residential neighborhood in Hanoi, Vietnam, church leaders of the Dao ethnic group gather in a newly built classroom to learn about Christian leadership.

Afterward they stream downstairs to a communal kitchen where attendees of a women’s training program are eating lunch, the room filled with sounds of Vietnamese and the Dao’s local dialect.

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Gloves come off

Politics | Forceful Pence speech raises range of grievances against China
by June Cheng
Posted 10/11/18, 01:03 pm

On Oct. 4 as American citizens were gripped by the drama surrounding Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation and Chinese citizens took time off for a weeklong national holiday, Vice President Mike Pence gave the administration’s strongest rebuke of the Chinese Communist Party and how it engages its own citizens and the rest of the world.

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