Politics & Society Dispatches
Verna YuApril 28, 2017
Forty years after the end of the Cultural Revolution, schoolchildren in China are once again being mobilized for an anti-espionage drive reminiscent of the Mao era.
Politics & Society Dispatches
Verna YuMarch 20, 2017
A draconian law adopted by the National People’s Congress is aimed at preventing Chinese citizens from challenging the Communist Party’s version of history.
Worshippers pray during a Dec. 4 Mass in the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Beijing. (CNS photo/How Hwee Young, EPA)
Faith Dispatches
Gerard O'ConnellFebruary 09, 2017
One fruit of this Sino-Vatican agreement, which neither side has confirmed, will be that “from now on, there will be no more the crisis of a division between the open and underground communities in the church in China,” wrote Cardinal Tong.
Professor Huang Jiefu, Chairman of the Chinese National Organ Donation and Transplantation Committee, talks during an interview with The Associated Press, at the Chinese embassy to Italy, in Rome, Monday, Feb. 6, 2017. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
Politics & Society News
Chinese officials say the country has stopped using executed prisoners as organ donors, but the international medical community remains skeptical.
Politics & Society Dispatches
Verna YuJanuary 26, 2017
"Every time I think of my husband and imagine what torture would have made him into, my heart aches."
China's President Xi Jinping speaks in the house of parliament during his two days state visit to Switzerland, in Bern, Switzerland, on Sunday, Jan. 15, 2017. (Peter Klaunzer/Pool Photo via AP)
Politics & Society Dispatches
Verna YuJanuary 23, 2017
"We must never fall into the trap of erroneous Western thinking and judicial independence."