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Vibrant Religion Remains in China: Review of Johnson’s The Souls of China: The Return of Religion After Mao
Vibrant Religion Remains in China: Review of Johnson’s The Souls of China

Ian Johnson’s The Souls of China: The Return of Religion After Mao provides a picture of the vibrant and varied religious faith in China, demonstrating that even after Mao Zedong’s campaign against religion and the devastation of the Cultural Revolution, religion has not only reemerged in some parts of China but is thriving.

What You Should Know About the India-China Border Standoff
What You Should Know About the India-China Border Standoff

While most of the world has been focused on tensions between the United States and North Korea, another flash point is heating up on the India-China border.

Far from Civilized: Religious Liberty in China
Far from Civilized: Religious Liberty in China

July was not good for those yearning for religious freedom and other basic human rights inside the People’s Republic of China.

China and the Law of Unintended Consequences One-Child Policy
China and the Law of Unintended Consequences

China plans to introduce rewards for parents to have a second child, after ending the one-child policy in 2015. Someone in Beijing must have realized industrial-scale social engineering has enormous unintended consequences.

China Sees Space on the High Moral Ground Xi Jinping Davos Switzerland World Economic Forum
China Sees Space on the High Moral Ground

At Davos on January 17, President Xi Jinping spoke of China’s determination to play a responsible role to “secure peace and reduce poverty.” Xi was applauded. Yet China abuses the fundamental human rights of its people, undermines international human rights institutions, and indeed subverts the very concept of individual human rights.

Birthday with Hitler

There was an interesting exchange of articles recently about Pope Pius XII and Finnish WWII leader Marshal Carl Gustaf Emil…

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