June Cheng

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

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Backpedaling the birth policy

China | Will the Chinese government soon nix its longstanding birth limits for families?
by June Cheng
Posted 6/15/18, 11:51 am

The Chinese government is contemplating ending all birth limits on its citizens. The proposal would end a nearly 40-year policy that has led to millions of abortions, abandoned babies, forced abortions and sterilizations, and “hidden children” who live without documentation or access to healthcare, schooling, or jobs.

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Selective remembrance

Persecution | As Chinese activists commemorate Tiananmen Square, the government remains silent about the 1989 massacre
by June Cheng
Posted 6/05/18, 03:45 pm

For the past 29 years, members of the Tiananmen Mothers group have urged the Chinese government to acknowledge, investigate, and apologize for the Tiananmen Square massacre, when China’s People’s Liberation Army (PLA) shot and killed hundreds or even thousands of students. The response: silence and the continued persecution of those who speak out. 

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The modern Chinese house church

Evangelicalism | In China, “house churches” can be more sophisticated than many outsiders realize
by June Cheng
Posted 5/31/18, 10:31 am

What comes to mind when you hear the term “house church”? Perhaps you visualize a dozen believers secretly gathered in an apartment, singing hymns a cappella, listening to a short sermon, sharing a meal, and then going off their separate ways.

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