ZGBriefs from 2012

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December 27, 2012

For the Holidays, Hong Kong Decks Its Skyscrapers in Lights (December 24, 2012, The New York Times)

But this time of year, the spectacle ratchets up several notches. Out come vast, multicolored, complex designs that span many floors and make the Rockefeller Center in New York and Oxford Street in London pale by comparison. Frolicking reindeer, bobble-hatted snowmen, enormous Christmas trees adorn dozens of buildings, sometimes to startling effect.


December 20, 2012

China to Speed Up Hukou System Reform (December 18, 2012, China Digital Times)

The National Development and Reform Commission announced Tuesday that the government will speed up reform of Chinas household registration or hukou system, following up on pledges by incoming leaders to emphasize urbanization and improve opportunities for rural citizens.


December 13, 2012

Beijing targets those who cross the street 'with Chinese characteristics' (December 11, 2012, Christian Science Monitor)

Beijings finest, ever vigilant on the law-and-order front, have set themselves a challenging new task: to eradicate the phenomenon known as crossing the road, Chinese-style. A new strike hard campaign, launched last week, is aimed at bringing order to traffic and security at the citys intersections, according to the Beijing municipal police website. Good luck to them.


December 6, 2012

FEATURED ARTICLEKey Issues for the Church in China: A Local Perspective (December 5, 2012, ChinaSource)If you asked most Christians in the west to identify the major issues facing the Chinese Church, the answer would probably be persecution and lack of Bibles. But what about Chinese Christians? What challenges do they see? One of the sister […]


November 29, 2012

FEATURED ARTICLEOverseas Missions: The Chinese Church in Action (November 26, 2012, Chinese Church Voices)When you see the local need it will become clear: The Chinese church does not lack people or money. What we lack is love. These are the heartfelt words of a Chinese missionary to Pakistan. During a recent church service at Yingshang […]


November 22, 2012

FEATURED ARTICLEWhat China’s Seven New Rulers Mean for Its 80 Million Christians(November 20, 2012, Christianity Today)The once-a-decade transition in the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the Chinese Communist Partyis important to China’s 80 million Christians. They have enjoyed greater openness and toleration during the past 20 years, yet still must navigate a complicated […]


November 15, 2012

FEATURED ARTICLEThe Nature of the Chinese Protestant Two Organizations: Evidence from the Incident of Chinese Delegates being stopped from Attending the Lausanne Conference (Pacific Institute for Social Sciences)The Chinese government successfully launched a campaign to stop almost all of the Chinese delegates from attending the Third Lausanne Congress on World Evangelization in Cape Town by […]


November 8, 2012

FEATURED ARTICLEFour Issues for the Chinese Church (November 5, 2012, Chinese Church Voices)Today in China, a rising urban church has appeared suddenly and is undergoing a refining process. What path will the Chinese Church choose? This is a question that the entire Chinese Church needs to consider. Although each church has their own vision, the […]


November 01, 2012

FEATURED ARTICLESpecial Series from National Public Radio: China: Change or Crisis?Part 1: As Economy Slows, China Looks For A New ModelPart 2: In China, A Ceaseless Quest To Silence DissentPart 3: China’s New Leaders Inherit Country At A Crossroads (October 29, 2012, NPR) GOVERNMENT / POLITICS / FOREIGN AFFAIRS‘One party, two coalitions’China’s factional politics (October […]


October 18, 2012

FEATURED ARTICLEA Point Of View: Making sense of China(October 12, 2012, BBC)The great task facing the West over the next century will be to make sense of China – not in our terms but in theirs. We have to understand China as it is and as it has been, not project our own history, culture, […]