Religious Persecution in China

Pope’s deal “makes faith less pure”

In 1947 when Chiang Kai-shek was in power, Bishop Cosmas Shi Enxiang was ordained by the Vatican. Two years later (1949), Mao’s Communist Party seized power and set about jailing Christian leaders, driving out missionaries and dismantling churches. In 1954, when the atheist Communist Party formally severed ties with the Vatican, Bishop Shi was arrested […]

Human Rights Violations in China Political Repression in China

Chinese Government Jails Founder of “Civil Rights & Livelihood Watch” Website

On a burning hot summer morning, in South-central China Hubei Province, approximately three hundred community schoolteachers (non-public schoolteachers) gathered in front of the City Government office building, sitting quietly and pleading with the government to fulfill a promise made decades ago. The government promised that each year, from 1996 to 1998, 500 community schoolteachers would […]