Call to Vietnamese Government to Revise new Religious Laws.

Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW), together with over 50 civil society organisations and Vietnamese religious groups, has called upon the Vietnamese government to further revise its draft Law on Belief and Religion, to conform with Vietnam’s obligations under international human rights law.

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Proposed New Amendments to Religious Laws in China

The Chinese government has released a set of proposed amendments to its rules regulating religious affairs, as President Xi Jinping attempts to exert even greater control over how religion is practised. The new set of amendments, released to the public

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Pray for Believers in Laos

Patrick Klein of Vision Beyond Borders has been visiting Laos for 20 years and says ministry to this area of the world is no cake walk. Klein says Laos and Vietnam often take their cues from China, so when China tightens the

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Chinese Church Standing Strong.

According to recent reports by China Aid, China’s crackdown on house churches that are not registered with the official state church is growing and now represents the “greatest challenge” faced by Christians in the region. Some unregistered churches are resisting

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China Tightens Stance on North Korean Refugees

After a period of relative tolerance, the Chinese government has tightened its “hunt” for North Koreans fleeing the dictatorship in Pyongyang. The border authorities near the Tumen River, the border that divides China and North Korea, have issued a “bounty

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Chinese Believers Denied Welfare Payments.

A local governing body in China’s central Guizhou province has stopped paying out welfare benefits to Christians who attend church activities, an action that mirrors a similar incident two years ago. Mou, a house church member, told China Aid, “[Officials

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