Shock: Chinese Father Goes on Deadly Rampage Over Country’s One Child Policy

Details:  A man who was told by officials they couldn’t register his fourth child because he didn’t pay a penalty for breaking China’s family planning laws stabbed to death two government workers and injured four others, state media and an official said. Footage of police trying to subdue the man outside a family planning office [Read More...]

Culture of Death: Rescuers in China Save Newborn Flushed Down Toilet—UPDATED

Details: Chinese firefighters have rescued a newborn boy from a sewer pipe below a squat toilet, sawing out an L-shaped section and then delicately dismantling it to free the cocooned baby, who greeted the rescuers with cries. A tenant heard the baby’s sounds in the public restroom of a residential building in Zhejiang province in [Read More...]

Chinese priest reported missing ahead of illicit ordination

Details: Father Giuseppe Zhao Hongchun, apostolic administrator of Harbin, has been “missing” since the afternoon of July 4, where he went to attend an appointment arranged by religious affairs officials. Local sources told AsiaNews that they believed he has been under house arrest, but his whereabouts is not known to them. This event is related [Read More...]

Shock: child hit by van, left for dead, bystanders do nothing

What happens when a country like China has widespread abortion and a “one-child” policy? Things like this: It begins last Thursday when a two-year-old girl totters into a narrow lane in a wholesale market in the thriving industrial city of Foshan in Guangdong Province and is hit by a small, white van. The driver pauses, [Read More...]

Reports: Chinese priests detained

From the Associated Press: A number of priests and laymen in China’s underground Catholic church have been detained in the country’s northwest in a struggle over the appointment of a new bishop, overseas reports said Wednesday. Catholic news agencies AsiaNews and ucanews said security officials rounded up men from the underground community in the city [Read More...]

Counting the cost of China's one-child policy

It may be having an impact that extends further, and deeper, than some people realize. The Wall Street Journal notes: Is one really best? New census data from China suggest the economic costs of Beijing’s one-child policy are more serious than the government is prepared to acknowledge. The government claims the fertility rate, the number [Read More...]

Too many men: the shocking effects of abortion in Asia

A new study out of Canada paints a grim picture: Abortions of female fetuses have led to a massive surplus of young unmarried men in India and China, raising fears of an outcast group that could threaten the social fabric, a study said Monday. The trend took root in the 1980s when ultrasound technologies made it [Read More...]

In atheist China, religion is winning

That’s one surprising and uplifting discovery in a new study on religious belief in China. Details: One of the last great efforts at state-sponsored atheism is a failure. And not just any kind of failure. China has enforced its anti-religion policy through decades of repression, coercion and persecution, but the lack of success is spectacular, [Read More...]