Tag Archives: Hangzhou

In China, a church-state showdown of biblical proportions

Christianity is booming in China, propelling it toward becoming the world’s largest Christian nation. But as religion grows, it spurs a government crackdown. Robert Marquand, Christian Science Monitor HANGZHOU, CHINA — There’s nothing secret about Chongyi Church, one of the largest in China. Its lighted steeple and giant cross penetrate the night sky of Hangzhou,

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The cars that are eating China

Michael Sainsbury Tianjin is the latest major Chinese city to issue guidelines to restrict new car sales. Political pressure is slowing mounting on Beijing over the environment with about one quarter of all protests being about environmental issues. Tianjin is the port that services Beijing and is home to more than 10 million people. The charming former

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