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Hong Kong churches called to stand up for democracy as Beijing tightens its grip

(Photo: Unsplash/Joshua J Cotten)A pastor's son and pro-democracy campaigner has urged Hong Kong churches to do their part in standing up for freedom in the territory. Samuel Chu, whose father Rev Chu Yiu-ming co-founded the Umbrella Movement, said Hong Kong churches had "fallen behind" in the struggle for democracy. Speaking at a webinar organised by... Read more

‘Heartbreaking’ day for Hong Kong as Beijing imposes national security law

Hong Kongers are fearful of their future after the imposition of a new national security law by Beijing(Photo: Unsplash/Han Min T)Christian human rights campaigner Benedict Rogers has spoken of his heartache for the future of Hong Kong after Beijing passed the contentious national security law.  Rogers, East Asia Team Leader at Christian Solidarity Worldwide, said... Read more

Fears for Hong Kong clergy under Beijing national security law

(Photo: Unsplash/Ryan McManimie)A blueprint for a controversial new national security law for Hong Kong, as proposed by China, has caused concerns that the semi-autonomous city's vocal clergy who have supported the democracy movement could be extradited to and tried in mainland China.The Standing Committee of the National People's Congress, China's rubber-stamp legislature, may formally approve... Read more

China locks down Beijing as churches start to reopen – Mission Network News

China (MNN) Bibles are hard to come by in China, and the story of the Gospel is needed in the country now more than ever. China has dealt more quickly with itscoronavirusoutbreak than many other countries, but also with more draconian lockdown measures. For months, China has been free of any severe COVID-19 spikes, but... Read more

Beijing sets its sights on Hong Kong

Turbulent times lie ahead for Hong Kong(Photo: Unsplash/Joshua J Cotten)Just about a year ago, voters in Hong Kong sent a loud and clear message to Beijing: They would not lose the freedoms they enjoyed. In fact, pro-democracy forces there won 389 of 452 parliamentary seats in that election more than 3x their previous total. Even more,... Read more