China

Catholic News Service August 28, 2019
Antonio Yao Shun has been consecrated bishop in the first ordination since last year’s Vatican-China deal.
A protester waves a U.S. flag as hundreds of protesters gather outside Kwai Chung police station in Hong Kong on July 30. Protesters clashed with police again in Hong Kong on Tuesday night after reports that some of their detained colleagues would be charged with the relatively serious charge of rioting. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
Verna Yu July 30, 2019
Protests in Hong Kong have entered their eighth week and are showing no signs of abating. As the government has refused to acknowledge the protesters’ demands, tensions and tactics have escalated.
An exhibit on Chinese empresses featured a rare display by two Jesuit missionaries whose artwork was in the past largely seen only by royalty and high government officials.
Two new reports conclude that China is engaging in organ harvesting and a child separation campaign against the country’s Uighur Muslim minority.
China's ruling Communist Party has carried out a widespread crackdown on all religious institutions in recent years.
Gerard O’Connell June 28, 2019
The Holy See also calls on the Chinese authorities to refrain from using “intimidatory pressures” on the members of the underground church communities.