CHINA: Special bimonthly FoRB newsletter (16-30.06.2021)


28.06.21 – The Great Purge of China Legal history

China operated the largest data base of legal decisions in the world. Until it realized it offered ammunition to critics—including Bitter Winter.

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Uyghur Muslims

23.06.21 – Will Hilton Build a Xinjiang Hotel on the Site of a Mosque Demolished by the CCP?

Protests continue after the company’s decision to open a Hampton where the Uyghur Duling Mosque once stood.

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19.06.21 – A house divided: European Union countries and China

While the Czech Republic and Belgium label the horrors of Xinjiang as “genocide,” a strange Italian document vows to go on with the Belt and Road cooperation

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18.06.21 – China policies could reduce millions of Uyghur births in Xinjiang: researcher

China appears to be taking measures to sharply reduce ethnic minority population growth in the southern Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR) under “population optimization” policies amid its crackdown on Uyghurs and other Muslims, according to a new report by a German researcher.

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15.06.21 – Xinjiang: Forced sterilizations, abortions, infanticides—A doctor testifies

Newborn babies were killed by lethal injection to enforce the CCP’s family planning against the Uyghurs.

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Tibetan Buddhists

30.06.21 – “The nerve, how did they even think of this?” Tibetans react to CCP projection into Potala Palace

The Chinese Communist Party’s celebrations have seen coercion and crackdowns across Tibet

Today, 1 July 2021, the Chinese Communist Party marks its 100-year anniversary. Through a series of huge events across China, it will celebrate its foundation in  Shanghai in 1921 through to the power it projects today across China and beyond.

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25.06.21 – Tibetans in Driu county arrested for speaking to Tibetans in exile

In April 2021, Chinese authorities carried out several arrests in Driru County in Nagchu, which is governed as part of the so-called Tibet Autonomous Region. One Tibetan, Gyajin, has been identified while the names of other Tibetans arrested are yet to be ascertained. 

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01.07.21 – Insider information disputes Chengdu Jintang Prison’s claim” “Wang Yi is doing very well…”

 Recent insider information disputes Chengdu Jintang Prison officials’ claim: “Wang Yi is doing very well …, (that he) reads every day, works out, and does physical exercises.” ChinaAid resources, including one individual who closely tracks Wang Yi’s prison situation, reveals reasons that indicate Pastor Wang’s life in prison dramatically differs from the prison’s description.

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29.06.21 – Early Rain Covenant Church family welcomed to the United States

Liao Qiang, a church member of the Early Rain Covenant Church in Chengdu, and his family fled to Taiwan from China in July 2019 after repeated interrogation and harassment by the police. Today, the family of six arrived safely in the United States where they will apply for asylum. 

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28.06.21 – Hunan police arrest street preacher Chen Wensheng again—and again and again

 On June 19, Hengyang Community, United Front Work Department, State Security Department, and Municipal Bureau of Public Security authorities teamed with Ninghai police officers to jointly arrest Chen Wensheng and Brother Shao for preaching the gospel in Zhejiang Province. That night, after officials transported the two Christians back to Hengyang City, Hunan police then transferred them to West Lake Mount Resort. There, State security officers will “watch” Brother Chen and Brother Shao while they are quarantined for 14 days.

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Church of Almighty God

30.06.21 – 1000+ Church of Almighty God members arrested

The crackdown prepared the Chinese Communist Party’s 100th anniversary.

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Falun Gong

01.07.21 – Two inner Mongolia residents sentenced to prison for their faith, with one arrested after a decade of displacement

Two Chifeng City, Inner Mongolia residents were recently sentenced to prison for their faith in Falun Gong, a mind-body practice that has been persecuted by the Chinese communist regime since 1999.

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01.07.21 – Tianjin woman harassed for her faith, son speaks up for her

 The son of a Tianjin resident stopped the police from forcing his mother to sign a statement to renounce her faith in Falun Gong, a spiritual discipline that has been persecuted by the Chinese communist regime since 1999.

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Other religious groups

24.06.21 – 35 Years Ago: The tragedy of the Great Sage Dynasty

Depicted as the quintessential xie jiao, the movement founded in 1986 was eradicated in 1990 and its leader executed. Why do Chinese media remember it now?

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22.06.21. – Manmin Central Church believers detained in different provinces

While the leader is serving a 16-year jail term in Korea for sexual abuse, the church is still active both in its home country and in China.

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21.06.21 – 21 Bloody Holy Spirit members sentenced in Guangxi

As the banned Christian movement continues to be active, persecution intensifies.

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