Taiwan’s Dajia Matsu Pilgrimage Procession to take place April 7 -16

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan’s Dajia Matsu Pilgrimage Procession, hailed as one of the world’s three largest religious activities by Discovery Channel and included in the UNESCO Int...

China says Muslim 'training' centers will slowly disappear

BEIJING (AP) — China says heavily guarded internment camps for Muslims which it calls vocational training centers will "gradually disappear" if there comes a day that "society does not need" them. ...

China: West is using Christianity to subvert state power

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Chinese authorities have claimed the West is inseminating China with influence in an attempt to undermine its government through Christian church groups. Reuters report...

Taiwan's Tainan offers package tours for Yanshui Beehive Fireworks Festival

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Tourism Bureau of Tainan City Government teams up with six travel agencies to offer package tours for attending this year’s Yanshui Beehive Fireworks Festival, w...

Communist party members in Tibet irk Beijing by engaging with religion

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – According to reports, the Chinese communist party is having trouble trying to keep party members in Tibet from engaging in religious activities and adopting attitudes symp...

Tourist hopspot in southern Taiwan: Wanchin Basilica

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Wanchin Basilica of the Immaculate Conception, the oldest Catholic Church structure located in Taiwan’s southernmost county of Pingtung, has become a tourist hot...

The Latest: No Vatican comment on possible NKorea pope visit

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The Latest on South Korea saying that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un wants Pope Francis to visit (all times local): 6:15 p.m. The Vatican...

Seoul says Kim Jong Un wants Pope Francis to visit North Korea

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea says North Korean leader Kim Jong Un wants Pope Francis to visit North Korea. South Korea's presidential office said in a statement Tuesday that Kim ...

Pakistan urges China to ease pressure on Muslims minority

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan is urging China to ease pressures on the country's Muslim minority amid warnings by rights groups that the Uighurs in China face restrictions on religious activities and mass...

China to regulate online religious activity amid crackdown

BEIJING (AP) — China is rolling out new rules on religious activity on the internet amid an ongoing crackdown on churches, mosques and other institutions by the officially atheist Communist Party. ...

Christian heartland opens window into fight for China's soul

NANYANG, China (AP) — The 62-year-old Chinese shopkeeper had waited nearly his entire adult life to see his dream of building a church come true — a brick house with a sunny courtyard and spacious hal...

Christians in Beijing issue statement condemning Communist suppression

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – In Beijing, China an alliance of underground churches have issued a joint public statement condemning the unwarranted interference of the Communist state in their religiou...

China: Tibetan students banned from religious activities

BEIJING (AP) — Children in traditionally Buddhist Tibet have been banned from taking part in religious activities over the summer holidays, an official Chinese Communist Party newspaper has repo...

Extremist attacks rise in energy-rich province in Mozambique

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Mozambique's government has been shaken by beheadings and other deadly attacks by suspected Islamic extremists in a northeastern region touted internationally for its offshore rese...

Son carries gods 600 km across Taiwan to give thanks for curing mother of cancer

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) --  A community leader from Minzuli in Hualien City went on a 17 day journey across Taiwan carrying the statues of several Taoist gods half of Taiwan to thank them ...