Religion

China says foreign concerns over Muslim rights unwarranted

Nov 15, 2018

China says 15 foreign ambassadors exceeded their diplomatic roles by issuing a letter expressing concern about the incarceration of hundreds of thousands of members of the country's Muslim minorities in re-education camps

Former Chinese internment camp detainee denied US visa

Oct 19, 2018

An outspoken former detainee in China's internment camps for Muslims says his application for a visa to visit the United States was rejected despite an invitation to speak at Congress about his ordeal

China says interning Muslims brings them into 'modern' world

Oct 17, 2018

China characterized its mass internment of Muslims as bringing into the "modern, civilized" world a destitute people who are easily led astray, a depiction seen as having troubling colonial overtones

US lawmakers call on Trump to help detained Chinese Muslims

Oct 10, 2018

U.S. lawmakers are calling on President Donald Trump to condemn "gross violations" of human rights against Muslim minorities in China's Xinjiang region

Japan urges Myanmar to conduct credible Rohingya probe

Oct 9, 2018

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has told Myanmar's leader that a credible investigation into alleged human rights violations against Rohingya Muslims is key to resolving tensions in the country's Rakhine state

Seoul says Kim Jong Un wants Pope Francis to visit N. Korea

Oct 9, 2018

South Korea says North Korean leader Kim Jong Un wants Pope Francis to visit the North

The Latest: No Vatican comment on possible NKorea pope visit

Oct 9, 2018

The Vatican has no immediate comment on a statement from South Korea that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un wants Pope Francis to visit

Vatican agreement with China draws concerns amid crackdown

Sep 27, 2018

The Vatican's breakthrough agreement China over bishop appointments has received a decidedly mixed reception, with some labeling it a virtual surrender to the atheist ruling Communist Party

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