June Cheng

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

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China’s tortured Christians tell their stories

China | A new book confirms reports that China abuses imprisoned believers
by June Cheng
Posted 2/02/17, 01:53 pm

U.S. publishers released an English translation of a memoir by Gao Zhisheng, a Chinese Christian dissident lawyer Tuesday. The book, which details his decade in detention and his hopes for a post-Communist China, follows recent reports that government agents continue to torture Chinese human rights activists while in custody.

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Chinese Catholics caught in Vatican-Beijing tug-of-war

China | After signs of improving relations, government and papal representatives at odds again over church control
by June Cheng
Posted 1/05/17, 12:52 pm

The warming relations between the Holy See and Beijing cooled late last month after a top Chinese leader stressed the need for the Catholic Church in China to promote socialism and remain independent from outside forces.

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Three Chinese human rights advocates disappear

China | Observers say they are likely detained, at risk of torture
by June Cheng
Posted 12/02/16, 10:54 am

A prominent Chinese Christian human rights lawyer and two publishers of human rights news websites in China disappeared in the past two weeks, renewing fears of a crackdown on human rights defenders.

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