Religion

US lawmakers urge export restrictions targeting Xinjiang

Sep 12, 2018

Two U.S. lawmakers are urging the extension of American export restrictions to prevent sales of equipment that could be used in China's massive security clampdown targeting the Xinjiang region's native Muslim population

China to regulate online religious activity amid crackdown

Sep 11, 2018

China's government is proposing new regulations on religious activity online amid an ongoing crackdown on churches, mosques and other institutions by the officially

Group: Officials destroying crosses, burning bibles in China

Sep 10, 2018

A group that monitors Christianity in China says the government is ratcheting up a crackdown on congregations in Beijing and several Chinese provinces, destroying crosses, burning bibles and ordering followers to sign papers renouncing their faith

43 suspects in deadly Philippine bombings face criminal raps

Sep 10, 2018

The Philippine police chief says criminal complaints have been filed against 43 Muslim militants from two armed groups linked to the Islamic State group for two bomb attacks in the south, including a suspected suicide bombing that killed 11 people

China rejects US lawmakers' sanctions call over Muslim camps

Aug 30, 2018

China says U.S. lawmakers are wasting taxpayer money by urging President Donald Trump's administration to impose sanctions on Chinese officials allegedly tied to the mass internment of ethnic minority Muslims in camps in the far west

China blames local officials for protest over mosque razing

Aug 30, 2018

Chinese authorities have blamed a rare public protest by Hui Muslims on local officials' recklessness, but they didn't settle the community's concerns a large mosque in the northwestern region would be razed

Catholic priest says life in danger for criticizing Duterte

Aug 27, 2018

A Roman Catholic priest who was one of the earliest critics of the Philippine president's deadly crackdown on drugs has gone into hiding due to what he says were signs he's being targeted by motorcycle-riding hitmen

China leader calls for 'anti-separatism efforts' in Tibet

Aug 27, 2018

A top Chinese leader has called for "advancing anti-separatism efforts" in Tibet, in a sign of continued high-pressure tactics in ruling the Himalayan region

Police probe sexual misconduct claims against Chinese monk

Aug 23, 2018

Chinese police have opened an investigation into sexual misconduct allegations against a well-known Buddhist monk accused of harassing nuns

China denies visa for BuzzFeed writer in likely retaliation

Aug 23, 2018

China has refused to renew the journalist visa for an American reporter with BuzzFeed News in what appeared to be punishment for her reporting on sensitive subjects