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Globe Trot: 90 percent of orphans have living parents

By Mindy Belz
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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
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Books | Christianity’s impact on early Chinese journalism

Peering into a fiery furnace

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

Midday Roundup: Illness ends writing, teaching career of J.I. Packer

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | End of an era. Theologian J.I. Packer has had to cancel planned speaking and writing engagements after developing macular degeneration, an age-related…

Globe Trot: Christian refugees suffer harassment in Germany

By Mindy Belz
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International | GERMANY: Christian refugees are subject to harassment in refugee camps, said an Orthodox priest and member of Germany’s federal integration committee.

Midday Roundup: World markets panic after Chinese stocks tumble

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Stock market scare. China halted trading today after less than 30 minutes when its stock market tumbled 7 percent after the opening bell this morning. Stock…

China cancels surrogacy ban amid fears over shrinking population

China cancels surrogacy ban amid fears over shrinking population

By Courtney Crandell
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China | China canceled its proposed ban on surrogate motherhood last month just before its one-child policy officially ended Jan. 1. The two policy shifts represent…

Missing booksellers bad news for freedom in Hong Kong

By June Cheng
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China | Five Hong Kong booksellers connected to a publishing house specializing in sensational books critical of China’s top leaders have gone missing, raising…

Globe Trot: Iraq begins to rebuild Ramadi after retaking it from ISIS

By Mindy Belz
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International | IRAQ: Iraqi forces retook Ramadi from ISIS last week and now face the monumental task of rebuilding both the city and its devastated population. Iraq’s…

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