June Cheng

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

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Hong Kong protesters give city's leader 24 hours to resign

China
by June Cheng
Posted 10/01/14, 02:05 pm

Pro-democracy student leaders threatened to step up their protests by occupying government buildings if Hong Kong’s Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying doesn’t resign by Thursday. Lester Shum, the vice secretary of the Hong Kong Federation of Students, said the occupation could include “essential” government agencies like hospitals and social welfare offices.

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Chinese crackdown on churches continues with arrests, detentions

Persecution
by June Cheng
Posted 9/26/14, 05:12 pm

During a house church service in China’s Guangdong province last Sunday, 200 police barged in and arrested more than 100 church members, including children, according to International Christian Concern (ICC).

The raid was a surprise for the 170-member Mount Olivet Church of Foshan City, which has been around for nearly 20 years. Most of the congregants were released after about 10 to 20 hours, but 30 people were kept for more than 24 hours. As of Friday evening, six pastors and elders are still detained.

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Photo illustration by Krieg Barrie

China's abortion regime

Abortion | And the heroes fighting it—a street-level look translated into the Chinese language
by June Cheng
Posted 9/20/14, 08:51 am

This summer we published one of the most important stories a WORLD reporter has ever produced. Some writers have given us the view of China’s abortion regime from 35,000 feet, but June Cheng went into a dingy abortion facility in southwest China and saw where the operations are performed. She met and wrote about compassionate men and women who are growing an indigenous Chinese pro-life movement. 

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