CATHOLIC NEWS OF THE WEEK . Saturday, 18 June 2016

HONG KONG (SE): China passed two new regulatory laws this year, one aimed at the operations of charities, both foreign and local, and the other at foreign non-government organisations (NGO), of which there are an estimated 7,000 operating in the country.

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HONG KONG (UCAN): The anti-corruption watchdog of the Chinese Communist Party released a critical report on the State Administration for Religious Affairs accusing its leadership of being weak and failing to pay adequate attention to the activities of national...

HONG KONG (SE): China is spending US$3.5 billion ($27.1 billion) to turn Yinchuan, the capital of the Hui Muslim-governed Ningxia province, into a World Muslim City.

Quartz reports that the new city will be...

HANDAN (AsiaNews): Police and the Religious Affairs Bureau in Handan, Hebei province, prevented the local Catholic communities from gathering for a day of prayer and fasting after the tabernacle of the church was desecrated on June 3.

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HONG KONG (UCAN): Each evening, Maria Dong prays with some 20 classmates in a lecture room at a university in Hebei, a northern Chinese province that is home to nearly a million Catholics.

“There is no explicit rule,...

HONG KONG (SE): The co-compiler of a Chinese textbook used in Beijing secondary schools defended the inclusion of a story from the bible in a textbook, which he said is intended to teach students about western myths.

The...