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‘For the sake of the gospel’

International | Hundreds of Chinese Christian leaders take a stand against government crackdown
by Mindy Belz
Posted 9/14/18, 05:20 pm

CHINA: At least 279 Christian leaders across China have issued a statement decrying the government’s crackdown on Christians, calling it “an abuse of government power” that has led to conflict. “For the sake of the gospel, we are prepared to bear all losses—even the loss of our freedom and our lives,” they said. Read it all here.

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Australia’s new prime minister promises stability

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 8/24/18, 11:56 am

Australia’s new prime minister, Scott Morrison, was sworn in on Friday, pledging political stability in the country, after a week in which his predecessor left office and 13 government ministers resigned. Australian lawmakers earlier in the day voted out former Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull from office, saying they lost faith in his leadership. Turnbull is the fourth prime minister removed from office by his party since 2010.

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A ‘No Trespassing’ law Down Under

Australia | Australia’s new foreign influence law was written with China in mind
by June Cheng
Posted 7/04/18, 09:56 am

The Australian Parliament passed strict new legislation last week to prevent interference by foreign entities, a measure responding to rising concerns over Chinese interference in Australia. China sharply criticized the law and claimed a “Cold War mentality” was undermining Sino-Australian relations.

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