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Grinch China: Three Decades of China’s Problem with Christianity
December 27, 2018

Grinch China: Three Decades of China’s Problem with Christianity

By Bonnie Girard
A brief history of China's delicate dance with Christianity at Christmas.

Religion Is ‘Spiritual Anesthesia’: The Ideology Behind China’s Uyghur Crackdown
October 17, 2018

Religion Is ‘Spiritual Anesthesia’: The Ideology Behind China’s Uyghur Crackdown

By Bonnie Girard
Xinjiang’s Muslims are just the latest victim of the CCP’s contempt for religion.
China Could Get a Lot More Than We Think from a Deal with the Vatican
May 04, 2018

China Could Get a Lot More Than We Think from a Deal with the Vatican

By Gabriel Alvarado and Greg Levesque
A possible deal between the Holy See and Beijing could have wide-ranging consequences.

China’s Thriving Underground Churches In Danger
September 28, 2017

China’s Thriving Underground Churches In Danger

By Eugene K. Chow
Some predict that by 2030, China will have more than 247 million Christians.

The Soft Power Limits of Chinese Theravada Buddhism
August 15, 2017

The Soft Power Limits of Chinese Theravada Buddhism

By Zi Yang
Chinese Theravada Buddhism is in no position to serve as a tool of soft power for the state.

Ian Johnson on Religion in China, Past and Future
April 11, 2017

Ian Johnson on Religion in China, Past and Future

By Young China Watchers
"Religion and the search for values are moving back to the center of a national discussion in China."

Why the Mormon Church Benefits from Good US-China Ties
June 14, 2016

Why the Mormon Church Benefits from Good US-China Ties

By Robert Farley
The Mormon church's success in Asia has largely coincided with the ebbs and flows of U.S. power in the region.
The Apocalypse Psyche: A Look at Chinese Eschatology
November 10, 2015

The Apocalypse Psyche: A Look at Chinese Eschatology

By Tomás Swinburne
In China, the end times has very much its own significance.

Can Atheistic China Play Conflict Mediator in ‘God’s Century’?
February 26, 2015

Can Atheistic China Play Conflict Mediator in ‘God’s Century’?

By James Chen
As China becomes more involved in international conflicts, it will need to understand the role of religion.

China’s Not So Secret War on Religion
June 16, 2014

China’s Not So Secret War on Religion

By Steve Finch
‘Recent developments indicate increased measures to control Islam and Christianity.’

Is Communist China Christianity’s Future?
April 26, 2014

Is Communist China Christianity’s Future?

By Zachary Keck
New estimates predict China will soon be home to the world’s largest Christian community.
Pope Francis' China Challenge
April 07, 2014

Pope Francis' China Challenge

By Justin McDonnell
China and the Vatican don't have the best of historical relationships. Could Pope Francis change that?

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