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  1. Devil is in the detail of new rules on religion, say analysts

    Posted Jan 12th 2005, 12:00am by Nailene Chou

    ... is the absence of any reference to the five religions of Buddhism, Taoism, Islam, and Protestant and Catholic Christianity, with experts saying they give much broader scope to include faiths ... stability. 'The authorities were playing a game of words, but the new rules are no better than the old ones,' said a scholar who had championed the enactment of a law on religion. ...

  2. Religious regulation to finally get nod

    Posted Nov 15th 2004, 12:00am by Nailene Chou

    ... Nailene Chou Wiest in Beijing A long-awaited regulation for managing religious activities is expected to be issued soon, government sources say. Known as the Regulation Governing the Religious Activities of Chinese Nationals Within China, it will replace a patchwork of local administrative decrees. While it will fall short of being a definitive 'religion law', ...

  3. Where is Dennis?

    Posted Aug 07th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Young Post mascot Dennis is travelling around the world this summer. Be the first to guess where he is, and discuss your favourite travel destinations with YP readers. Go to yp.scmp.com > Over to You > YP forum to post your answer. Each week, for th ...

  4. Religious freedom plea goes to Beijing

    Posted May 13th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Verna Yu Leaders of 20 unofficial churches and Christian groups across the mainland have made an unprecedented appeal to lawmakers calling for their right to worship freely to be upheld. It is the first time the burgeoning unregistered churches in the cit ...

  5. Beijing greets talks proposal by Vatican

    Posted Jan 24th 2007, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... Ambrose Leung and Kristine Kwok The Foreign Ministry yesterday welcomed a Vatican initiative to continue dialogue to resume diplomatic relations, saying it 'appreciates' the gesture and urged the Holy See to recognise Beijing's efforts to i ...

  6. Cadres learn to become spin doctors to handle foreign media in Tibet

    Posted Apr 26th 2011, 12:00am

    ... in Tibetan history and society and Tibetan Buddhism. The basic approach towards religion, according to Tanzen Lhundup, a researcher with the China Tibetology Research Centre, is that religions were protected by law and would continue to flourish along with the country's development. 'Calling religion 'the people's opium' was a practice in the Cultural Revolution [in ...

  7. News - China

    Beijing appoints teenager to Tibetan CPPCC

    Posted Jan 29th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... "keep the Reting lineage of patriotism and the love for the religion". There was no mention of the Dalai Lama in the article and his latest blog post was quoted as saying: "Don't ...

  8. Church links

    Posted Feb 25th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Beijing says the Vatican is prepared to sever ties with Taiwan and is willing to discuss Beijing's demand that administration of the Catholic Church on the mainland is an internal matter. What do you think? Write to us. ...

  9. Choice of bishop a sign sides are edging closer

    Posted Sep 22nd 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the church's expanding flock on the mainland. In any event, as the state loosens its control over religions, there is less need to worship underground, and it is only natural for the underground ...

  10. Mainland protests

    Posted Aug 22nd 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Are protests like those by Taishi villagers in Guangdong a positive sign or just a problem for Beijing? Special police are to handle protests, which grew to 74,000 last year from 10,000 in 1994. Write to us ...




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