Mindy Belz

Mindy is senior editor of WORLD Magazine and the author of They Say We Are Infidels. Follow Mindy on Twitter @mcbelz.

Unorthodox legislation

International | Bill to restrict foreign missionaries is headed for Yeltsin's desk
by Mindy Belz
Posted 7/12/97, 12:00 am

Russia's State Duma passed overwhelmingly in June a bill that threatens the activities of most Christian organizations and

churches established since the fall of communism.

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So long Hong Kong

| As China prepares to gobble up the once-free Hong Kong, Congress is considering whether to put Beijing on a diet-
by Mindy Belz
Posted 6/28/97, 12:00 am

Earlier this year, Tung Chee-hwa, the Beijing-appointed governor of Hong Kong after July 1, announced he could not move into the British governor's official residence because he'd heard the feng shui ("fung-shway") was not good. Debates about feng shui-the ancient Chinese art of harmonizing man and his surroundings-are swirling around Hong Kong as it heads into next week's handover to mainland China. Gov. Tung brought in his own feng shui master before deciding on a downtown suite with the proper arrangement of entrances, light, and reflection.

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No right turn

International | France's left turn threatens to provoke an E.U.
by Mindy Belz
Posted 6/14/97, 12:00 am

Like Canadian Prime Minister Jean Chretien, French President Jacques Chirac called elections nearly a year early to reignite support for his own parliamentary agenda. Unlike Mr. Chretien, Mr. Chirac badly miscalculated the mood of his country. The day before the June 1 elections, his conservative coalition had 464 seats in the National Assembly; the day after, it had 253.

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