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BEIJING | Thousands in mosque standoff in China over demolition plan

BEIJING— Thousands of Muslims gathered at a mosque in northwestern China on Friday to protest its planned demolition in a rare, public pushback to the government’s efforts to rewrite how religions are practiced in the country. A large crowd of Hui people, a Muslim ethnic minority, began congregating at the towering Grand Mosque in the … Continue reading BEIJING | Thousands in mosque standoff in China over demolition plan

NANYANG, China | ‘We must pay so dearly’: China’s churches raided, silenced

NANYANG, China — The 62-year-old Chinese shopkeeper had waited nearly his entire adult life to see his dream of building a church come true — a brick house with a sunny courtyard and spacious hall with room for 200 believers. But in March, about a dozen police officers and local officials suddenly showed up at … Continue reading NANYANG, China | ‘We must pay so dearly’: China’s churches raided, silenced