Religion

Vietnam orders monks to stop profiting from karma rituals

Mar 23, 2019

Vietnamese authorities have ordered monks at a popular Buddhist pagoda to stop "soul summoning" and "bad karma eviction" ceremonies after an investigation found the rituals were a scam

China says 13,000 Xinjiang 'terrorists' arrested since 2014

Mar 18, 2019

China has arrested nearly 13,000 people it describes as terrorists in Xinjiang since 2014, the government said in a report issued to counter criticism of internment camps and other oppressive security in the traditionally Islamic region

China accuses US of prejudice over human rights issues

Mar 14, 2019

China has responded to new U.S. allegations of widespread human rights abuses with its own accusations of prejudice and interference, saying the situation of rights in the country has "never been better"

China says Muslim 'training' centers will slowly disappear

Mar 12, 2019

China says heavily guarded internment camps for Muslims which it calls vocational training centers will gradually disappear if there comes a time that "society does not need" them

3 Philippine priests say they, Catholic bishops under threat

Mar 11, 2019

Three Philippine Catholic priests say they and some church leaders who are critical of the president's bloody crackdown on illegal drugs have received death threats

60 years after Dalai Lama fled, China defends Tibet policies

Mar 11, 2019

China is defending its often-criticized policies toward Tibet 60 years after the Dalai Lama fled abroad amid abortive uprising against Chinese rule

China protests US criticism of policies on religion

Mar 10, 2019

China has issued a protest over remarks the U.S. ambassador-at-large for international religious freedom made criticizing Beijing's polices toward Muslim and Tibetan Buddhist minorities

Mahathir meets Philippine Muslim rebel chief-turned-governor

Mar 8, 2019

Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad has met a Filipino Muslim rebel leader who has become a regional governor under a Malaysian-brokered peace deal

Mahathir: China should define claims in South China Sea

Mar 7, 2019

Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad says China should define its "so-called ownership" in the disputed South China Sea so other claimant countries can start to gain benefits from the resource-rich waters

Chinese official insists no love for Dalai Lama in Tibet

Mar 7, 2019

China's Communist Party chief for Tibet says the Dalai Lama has not done a "single good thing" for the region

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