China's officially atheist government is wary of organised religious movements outside of its control

Chinese Officials Burn Bibles, Close Churches in Crackdown on Christianity

The Chinese government’s campaign to “Sinicize” organized religion – in other words, make religion completely subordinate to the Communist Party – grew more aggressive this year and featured the destruction of Bibles, crosses, and entire churches. Religious freedom activists call it the worst crackdown on Christianity since religious freedom was nominally granted by the 1982 Chinese constitution.

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Report: India’s Modi Mulling Surrendering Dalai Lama to China

The future of the Dalai Lama, who has received shelter in India since Beijing launched a crackdown on Tibetans nearly 60 years ago, reportedly surfaced as the predominant subject of discussion between China and India at a recent summit as both sides try to mend their tumultuous relationship, according to a report in Indian media this week.

XILINGOL, CHINA - JULY 30: The flag guard formation holding the flag of the Communist Party of China, the national flag and the flag of the PLA attends a military parade at Zhurihe military training base to mark the 90th birthday of Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) on July 30, …

World View: How China Would Lose a War with the United States

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German automaker Mercedes-Benz has apologised for "hurting the feelings" of people in China after its Instagram account quoted Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama

China: Mercedes-Benz Quoting Dalai Lama in Car Ad Was Like Quoting Hitler

Not content with squeezing an apology from Mercedes-Benz for the crime quoting the Dalai Lama on Instagram, China excoriated the automaker in an editorial at the Communist Party’s People’s Daily on Wednesday, comparing the Dalai Lama citation to quoting Hitler in an automobile ad.

A deliveryman walks away from the entrance of a JW Marriott hotel in Beijing, Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018. The Marriot hotel chain apologized Thursday to China's government for referring to Tibet and self-ruled Taiwan as countries in a customer survey that news reports said Chinese police investigated as a possible …

Western Companies Bow to Chinese Bullying, Censor Mentions of Taiwan, Tibet on Websites

Marriott International was one of several companies caught up in China’s crackdown on foreign corporations that allegedly insult its territorial integrity by treating controversial or semi-autonomous regions like Tibet, Hong Kong, Macao, and especially Taiwan as separate “countries” on their websites. Days after the story broke, Marriott is still offering fulsome apologies and implementing a draconian “eight-point rectification plan” to get right with Beijing.

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China: India ‘Slapping Own Face’ in Border Dispute

The Chinese Foreign Ministry blasted India over the Doklam border dispute on Thursday, accusing the Indian government duplicity and “slapping its own face” by planning to build a road in contested territory – much as China has already done.

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Chinese State Media Rails Against ‘Hindu Nationalism’ as Beijing Fortifies Indian Border

China’s state-run media is accusing Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi of stoking “intense nationalism” in the country and taking advantage of anti-Chinese sentiment to amass power in columns published this week. The articles follow a month-long dispute along the mutual border near Bhutan exacerbated by China’s recent haul of major military hardware towards India.

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China Launches Campaign to Impose Mandarin on Language Minorities Nationwide

The Chinese government has announced a new policy initiative to impose Mandarin on all regions of China, including many where the majority of the population have their own mother tongues. The edict also claimed the government would take measures to protect languages in danger of extinction.

The Dalai Lama takes to the stage to address the faithful in Aldershot on June 29, 2015 which has a large Nepalese Buddhist community made up mainly of serving and retired Gurkha soldiers. AFP PHOTO / BEN STANSALL (Photo credit should read BEN STANSALL/AFP/Getty Images)

China: Fighting Dalai Lama Influence ‘Highest Priority’ in Tibet

Chinese communist officials have admitted that diminishing the influence of the Dalai Lama, the highest authority in Buddhism, is their “highest priority” for governing Tibet, as Chinese state media attempts to elevate the profile of a rival, state-approved Buddhism authority.