Religious freedom

China Arrests over 1,000 Christians Prior to Communist Party Birthday

China watchdog organization Bitter Winter reported on Wednesday that Chinese security forces conducted a massive crackdown against the Church of Almighty God (CAG) in the northern province of Shanxi over the past two weeks. State security officials said over a thousand arrests were made in the interest of “maintaining social order” during the Chinese Communist Party’s centennial celebration.

BEIJING, CHINA - DECEMBER 24: Catholis pray during a Christmas Mass at a church on December 24, 2004 in Beijing, China. Though Christmas is not officially celebrated in China, the holiday is becoming increasingly popular as Chinese adopt more Western ideas and festivals. (Photo by Guang Niu/Getty Images) *** Local …

China Plans Olympic Ski Events in Region Noted for Persecuting Catholics

Human rights watchdog group Bitter Winter noted on Wednesday that while China’s hosting of the 2022 Winter Olympics has been roundly criticized over Beijing’s abuse of Uyghur Muslims, a less well-known outrage is China’s decision to hold skiing competitions in the Chahar region, where Catholics were brutally oppressed after World War II.

Skiers hold a banner which reads "14th Chongli International Ski festival" at a ski resort in Zhangjiakou in northern China's Hebei province on Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014. Zhangjiakou is the site for the Nordic events for Beijing's bid to host the 2022 Winter Olympics. Beijing, which hosted the 2008 Summer …

China Stages Fake Eid Celebrations to Hide Uyghur Genocide

The World Uyghur Congress, an advocacy group for the persecuted ethnic minority, accused the Communist Party of China on Thursday of staging fake celebrations for Eid, the Muslim holiday celebrating the end of the holy month of Ramadan, to disguise its brutal oppression of Muslims.

BEIJING, CHINA - MAY 13: Hui Muslim men gather during Eid al-Fitr prayers at the historic Niujie Mosque on May 13, 2021 in Beijing, China. Islam in China dates back to the 10th century as the legacy of Arab traders who ventured from the Middle East along the ancient Silk …