China

Pro-democracy lawmakers in Hong Kong react to the Legislative Council’s passage on June 14 of a bill giving China jurisdiction over a train station connecting the city to the mainland’s high-speed rail network. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
Verna Yu July 03, 2018
The heavy hand of Beijing in political and economic affairs has more people in Hong Kong exploring the possibility of escape.
Thousands attended an annual candlelight vigil in Hong Kong on June 4 in Victoria Park, remembering the victims of the Tiananmen Square massacre in Beijing in 1989. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
Verna Yu June 05, 2018
Hong Kong people fear Beijing’s promotion of Mandarin over Cantonese is just another step to suppress Hong Kong’s unique culture and values.
Altar servers lead a Palm Sunday procession March 25 in Youtong, in China's Hebei province. (CNS photo/Damir Sagolj, Reuters)
Gerard O’Connell May 23, 2018
The pope appeared to be alluding to the fact that since February there has been a crackdown by the Chinese authorities on religion in the mainland.
 A woman prays during Holy Thursday Mass March 29 at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Beijing. (CNS photo/Damir Sagolj, Reuters)
Michael Ryan May 08, 2018
In Poland, the church created the space for people to breathe—physically, intellectually and spiritually.
In this March 31, 2018, file photo, Chinese acolytes pray during a Holy Saturday Mass on the evening before Easter at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, a government-sanctioned Catholic church in Beijing. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein, File)
Verna Yu May 01, 2018
The Chinese Communist Party sees young people turning to religion as an alarming trend.
Catholic News Service April 19, 2018
A clampdown on religious freedom has intensified in the province in recent months.