CATHOLIC NEWS OF THE WEEK . Saturday, 23 May 2015

Hong Kong (UCAN): Catholic and Protestant leaders in Zhejiang province, China, have criticised a draft legislation by that seeks to impose a ban on rooftop crosses while claiming to “protect freedom of religious belief.” 

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Xian (UCAN): Shaanxi Normal University in Xian, central China, has sparked controversy after issuing a rare order banning female students from wearing headscarves on campus.

The university, which is located in a city with a...

Hong Kong (SE): In a report titled, Tiger Chairs and Cell Bosses: Police Torture of Criminal Suspects in China, the New York-based Human Rights Watch detailed the Chinese government’s failure to deal with abusive interrogations of criminal suspects by the police...

Beijing (UCAN): “The sole purpose of abducting the Panchen Lama is to deprive him of Buddhist studies and thereby hindering his spiritual influence on the future Tibetan generations,” Penpa Tsering, speaker of the Tibetan parliament in exile, said in a...