Senator Marco Rubio is chairman of the bipartisan commission that issued the statement condemning China. Photo: Reuters

US congressional panel assails China for ‘severe religious freedom violations’ for detaining Christians and closing churches

  • Statement by bipartisan commission follows Beijing’s closure of three Protestant churches
  • Commission blames Xi Jinping for ‘devastating toll’ of efforts to ‘sinicise’ religion
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Senator Marco Rubio is chairman of the bipartisan commission that issued the statement condemning China. Photo: Reuters
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Robert Delaney

Robert Delaney

Robert Delaney is the Post’s North America bureau chief. He spent 11 years in China as a language student and correspondent for Dow Jones Newswires and Bloomberg, and continued covering the country as a correspondent and an academic after leaving. His debut novel, The Wounded Muse, draws on actual events that played out in Beijing while he lived there.