China
Kiran Ridley

Prayers for PolyU

Hong Kong | During a recent police siege of a Hong Kong university, some community members offered spiritual intercession
by Joyce Wu
Posted 12/06/19, 02:31 pm

On Nov. 17, police surrounded the campus of Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) in Kowloon City and launched one of the fiercest confrontations with protesters since Hong Kong’s pro-democracy demonstrations began in June. Protesters’ Molotov cocktails, bricks, and bows and arrows went up against police officers’ tear gas, rubber bullets, and sponge grenades.

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Vincent Yu/AP

State of distortion

Media | Chinese propaganda is targeting Hong Kong’s pro-democracy protesters and the churches that support them
by June Cheng
Posted 12/04/19, 06:24 pm

At 8 a.m. on a Sunday, a line of people outside of St. Eugene de Mazenod Oblate Primary School in Kowloon City snaked past apartment buildings, breakfast shops, and real estate offices. White-haired grandmothers in wheelchairs, young people staring at their cell phones, and parents holding tight to wriggly children waited for nearly an hour to vote for their local district councilor. 

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Associated Press/Photo by Ng Han Guan (file)

House bill condemns Uighur persecution

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 12/04/19, 11:17 am

The U.S. House of Representatives approved legislation on Tuesday calling for “targeted sanctions” against senior Chinese officials, including the Communist Party’s secretary in the Xinjiang region, Chen Quanguo. The Uighur Human Rights Policy Act would require President Donald Trump to condemn the crackdown in Xinjiang and call for the closure of the detention camps. China is holding as many as 1 million Uighurs and other Muslim minorities in so-called reeducation camps.

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