Tag: Religious Policy

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Sorting Rumor from Fact?

Look for the Red Chop

Distinguishing facts from rumors is never an easy endeavor, but it is even more difficult in China, where official information is often lacking.

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Old Rhetoric, New Normal

What's really new in the "new normal" of today's China?

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Get Back in the Sandbox!

Is Christianity being singled out for pressure, harassment, and restriction. Or is part of something bigger?

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A “New” New Normal?

Management of religious affairs will be shifted from, SARA to the United Front Work Department—what questions should we be asking? 

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Persecution or Potential?

The voice of one of many Chinese Christians who are calling for believers to step into the NGO space as a means of extending the church’s witness in society and establishing its credibility in the eyes of the government.

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7 Trends: Why You Need to Pay Attention

The lines for foreign involvement in China are being redrawn, it seems, on an almost daily basis. Being aware of this changing environment is crucial for those who seek to remain relevant.

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Religious Regulations and the Cross

Believers in the West have much to learn about suffering from our brothers and sisters in China. 

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China’s Church at the Threshold

Over the course of 2016, as I have had the opportunity to participate in various gatherings of Chinese Christians, I have heard two conversations going on simultaneously.

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Top 10 Posts of 2016

It’s time for our annual look back at the most popular posts on our From the West Courtyard blog in 2016. Here is what you, our readers, particularly liked this past year:

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4 Drivers of Change for Foreign Workers in China

A look at the underlying "drivers" that are affecting ministry opportunities and personnel in China.