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Chinese lawyer’s ‘confession’ chills church

By June Cheng
Posted

China | Few Christians want to speak out after the Chinese government imprisoned an attorney who tried to help them

Globe Trot: Iraq recalls turmoil on 25th anniversary of the First Gulf War

By Mindy Belz
Posted

International | IRAQ: Sunday marked the 25th anniversary of a ceasefire in the 1991 Gulf War. Even as President George H. W. Bush announced to the American people,

China cracks down on press freedom

By June Cheng
Posted

China | Under new rules, foreign companies are banned from publishing content online and journalists must pledge loyalty to the Communist Party

Chinese kids flock to U.S. Christian schools

By Samantha Gobba
Posted

Education | A majority of student visas are going to foreign high schoolers coming to U.S. religious schools

Globe Trot: ISIS now using chemical weapons in Iraq

By Mindy Belz
Posted

International | IRAQ: Islamic State used chemical weapons in an attack on Kurdish forces near Sinjar—the city once the center of Yazidi life—on Feb. 11, firing 30 mortar…

Globe Trot: Iranian-backed militias taking Christian property in Iraq

By Mindy Belz
Posted

International | IRAQ: Reports surfaced this week of Iranian-backed militias in Baghdad—not ISIS affiliates but those supporting the Iraqi government—seizing Christian…

Globe Trot: 90 percent of orphans have living parents

By Mindy Belz
Posted

International | ORPHANS: Of 150 million orphans we hear about worldwide, 90 percent have a living parent, according to UNICEF—a detail that popped up at me reading the Global…

Press pioneers of the Orient

Press pioneers of the Orient

By Marvin Olasky
Posted

Books | Christianity’s impact on early Chinese journalism

Peering into a fiery furnace

By June Cheng
Posted

China | Big chunks of the world’s future may depend on what happens in China over the next two decades. Growing Chinese nationalism portends militarism; but if…

China detains pastor of largest state-sanctioned church

By June Cheng
Posted

Persecution | Chinese officials detained the pastor of the country’s largest state-sanctioned church last week, likely as a punishment for speaking out against the…

China detains foreigners in crackdown on human-rights advocates

By June Cheng
Posted

China | China’s crackdown on human-rights lawyers and book publishers recently expanded to include Swedish and British citizens, a concerning move as China…

Taiwanese election snubs Chinese overtures

By Angela Lu
Posted

Taiwan | The youth who helped elect Taiwan’s first female president expect her to resist China’s bid for closer ties between the countries

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