China’s Christian groups told to ensure ‘strict’ oversight of religion as Communist Party controls tighten

by Amber Wang at Beijing’s top political adviser Wang Huning has urged Chinese Christian groups to ensure “strict” management of religious affairs, seen as the latest effort by the ruling Communist Party to tighten controls on organised religion. The call from Wang, a member of the party’s all-powerful Politburo Standing Committee, came as he met Protestant religious […]

Jimmy Lai’s national security trial: Hong Kong court adjourns ruling on dismissal of sedition charge

by Brian Wong,Jess Ma and Edith Lin at Three judges presiding over the national security trial of Hong Kong media tycoon Jimmy Lai Chee-ying have adjourned their decision on whether to dismiss a sedition charge against him until Friday. The adjournment came after Lai’s counsel made further submissions on Tuesday in support of an […]