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Report: Hundreds of mosques in China converted or closed since 2018

Radio Free Asia reported in 2021 that between 400 and 500 mosques faced closure in Ningxia, which had 4,203 mosques as of 2014

China’s top patriotic bishop stresses unity, sinicization to guide evangelization

Sinicization is a process by which religious practice is enculturated into the context of Chinese society so that it is assimilated within the local customs

4 Tibetans sentenced to prison for 2nd time for religious activities

They were detained until July 2023, when they were released, though it is not known why they were freed

Thailand backs away from Chinese police patrol plan amid furor

Thai Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin said Monday there was no plan to station Chinese police in the country for joint patrols. 

Beijing prelate visits Hong Kong diocese

Cardinal Chow expressed hope for more intense collaborations and exchanges among Catholic communities in Hong Kong, Beijing

China forcibly repatriates North Korean refugees—especially Christians 

Refugees who get in contact with religion there, which mostly means Christian churches, may be jailed for life if they are repatriated.

Thai government considers bringing in Chinese cops to allay tourists’ safety...

Chinese tourists accounted for a quarter of nearly 40 million tourist arrivals in 2019, before the pandemic hit.

Explainer: Hong Kong’s first ‘patriots-only’ District Council race

The sharp drop in voters was seen as an indication that the public felt their votes would not have any real influence

Hong Kong rejects global appeal for release of Jimmy Lai, citing...

The bishops emphasized that Lai had been prosecuted for supporting democracy through his media outlets and public interventions

China’s new ‘Patriotic Education Law’ places further limits on religious instruction

Patriotic education has been an imperative of the CCP since the Maoist Revolution to inculcate the party’s official ideology

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