China: Persecution News Update


The links below are to articles reporting on persecution news from China (the most recent are at the top).

For more visit:
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/08/27/world/asia/hong-kong-christian-groups-feel-new-scrutiny-from-mainland.html
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/lawyer-08262015111356.html
http://sinosphere.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/08/24/human-rights-lawyer-prevented-from-flying-out-of-beijing/
http://www.christiantoday.com/article/why.are.churches.still.being.demolished.in.china/62650.htm

China: Persecution News Update


The links below are to articles reporting on persecution news from China.

For more visit:
http://www.ucanews.com/news/china-faces-increasing-pushback-on-cross-removals/74102
http://www.ucanews.com/news/hong-kong-cardinal-calls-china-cross-removals-an-insult-to-the-faith/74094

China: Persecution News Update


The links below are to articles reporting on persecution news from China (the most recent are at the top).

For more visit:
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/08/14/world/asia/obama-is-set-to-discuss-rights-issues-with-china.html
http://www.asianews.it/news-en/Hong-Kong-cardinals,-Catholics-and-Protestants-denounce-the-sufferings-of-Zhejiang-crosses-35035.html
http://www.asianews.it/news-en/Chinese-activists-call-for-action-to-prevent-the-failure-of-the-China-US-Human-Rights-Dialogue-35025.html
http://www.chinaaid.org/2015/08/authorities-release-wenzhou-pastor.html
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/08/11/world/asia/chinese-christians-resist-government-plan-to-remove-crosses.html
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/08/09/world/asia/yu-wensheng-chinese-rights-lawyer-is-unexpectedly-freed.html

China Explosion Death Toll Rises to 112 as Investigation Begins


Originally posted on TIME:

(TIANJIN, China) — Authorities pulled more bodies from a massive blast site at China’s Tianjin port, pushing the death toll to 112 on Sunday as teams rushed to clear dangerous chemicals and prosecutors prepared an investigation into those responsible for the disaster.

More than 700 people were injured and 95 people, including dozens of firefighters, are missing after a fire and rapid succession of blasts late Wednesday hit a warehouse for hazardous chemicals in a mostly industrial area of Tianjin, 120 kilometers (75 miles) east of Beijing.

By Sunday, authorities confirmed there were “several hundred” tons of the toxic chemical sodium cyanide on the site at the time of the blasts, although they said there have not been any substantial leaks.

Sodium cyanide is a toxic chemical that can form a flammable gas upon contact with water, and several hundred tons would be a clear violation of rules cited by…

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China: Persecution News Update


The links below are to articles reporting on persecution and associated news from China (the most recent are at the top).

For more visit:
http://www.voanews.com/content/china-ordains-new-catholic-bishop-amid-tensions/2902519.html
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-33783463
http://www.ucanews.com/news/protests-over-chinas-cross-removals-gain-steam/74018
http://www.chinaaid.org/2015/08/zhejiang-officials-secretly-remove.html
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/china-olympics-07312015103401.html

China: Persecution News Update


The links below are to articles reporting on persecution and associated news from China (the most recent are at the top)

For more visit:
http://www.chinaaid.org/2015/07/zhejiang-officials-continue-removing.html
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/china-crosses-07292015101743.html
http://www.voanews.com/content/chinas-president-uses-law-to-tighten-grip-on-power/2883135.html
http://chinachange.org/2015/07/29/interview-with-a-wenzhou-pastor-the-chinese-governments-large-scale-destruction-of-crosses-in-zhejiang-province/
http://www.ucanews.com/news/crackdown-on-christianity-in-china-but-for-what-purpose/73986
http://www.chinaaid.org/2015/07/officials-detain-members-of-recently.html
http://www.asianews.it/news-en/Christians-respond-to-demolitions-in-Zhejiang-with-a-%E2%80%98Make-and-carry-the-cross-campaign-34884.html

China: Persecution News Update


The links below are to articles reporting on persecution news from China, including associated reports of human rights abuses (the most recent are at the top).

For more visit:
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/china-churches-07272015103543.html
http://www.chinaaid.org/2015/07/china-aid-president-testifies-at.html
http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/07/23/us-china-rights-idUSKCN0PX0UN20150723
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/china-lawyers-07212015140342.html
https://www.hrw.org/news/2015/07/20/china-secretly-detained-lawyers-risk-torture
http://www.chinaaid.org/2015/07/shaanxi-police-shut-down-summer-camp.html

China: Persecution News Update


The links below are to articles reporting on persecution news from China (the most recent are at the top).

For more visit:
http://www.ucanews.com/news/chinese-authorities-confiscate-church-councils-official-seal/73946
http://www.ucanews.com/news/china-defends-crackdown-on-human-rights-lawyers/73935
http://www.chinaaid.org/2015/07/wave-of-cross-demolitions-continues-in.html
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/china-set-to-try-jailed-u/1983626.html
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-07-13/u-s-calls-on-china-to-release-detained-human-rights-advocates
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/asia/china-bans-tibetans-and-other-religious-minorities-from-having-passports-10384709.html
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/1837022/about-50-human-rights-lawyers-and-law-firm-staff-held