June Cheng

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

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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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Rome meets Beijing

China | The Vatican’s new deal with China gives Communist leaders more control over Catholicism in the country
by June Cheng
Posted 9/28/18, 11:30 am

As the Chinese government demolishes crosses, closes unregistered churches, and controls religion more tightly than at any time since the Cultural Revolution, the Vatican has reached a provisional deal with Communist officials that could lead to the establishment of diplomatic ties between China and the Catholic Church.

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