The conference in the Sala Alessi

Chinese Refugees: Seeking Asylum in Italy

A conference in Milan’s Town Hall highlights religious persecution in China and the problems encountered by refugees. by Massimo Introvigne Few places are more symbolic of Milan that the Sala Alessi, in the heart of the city’s Town Hall, Palazzo Marino. The magnificent 16th century room is a feast of sculptures of frescos on Greek mythology. […]

Joshua Wong

Hong Kong: Prominent Activist Barred from Elections

Unlawful Political Screening Used to Disqualify Joshua Wong (New York) – The Hong Kong Electoral Affairs Commission (EAC) should immediately reverse its decision to disqualify the candidacy of Joshua Wong, a prominent pro-democracy activist, for upcoming district council elections, Human Rights Watch said today. On October 29, 2019, the EAC notified Wong that his candidacy for the […]

Vice President Michael Pence

VP Pence Takes Aim at Nike, NBA in China Speech

WHITE HOUSE – In a hard-hitting speech on China, U.S. Vice President Mike Pence also criticized American companies for selling out this country’s values to protect their market access in the world’s most populous country. “Far too many American multinational corporations have kowtowed to the lure of China’s money and markets by muzzling not only […]

Sam Brownback, the US Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom, speaks with RFA during an interview in Washington, Oct. 17, 2019.

Interview: ‘I’m Disappointed in Their Silence’

Sam Brownback is a lawyer, former United States Senator and former governor of the state of Kansas who has served as the Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom since February 2018. He spoke with RFA Uyghur Service Director Alim Seytoff on Oct. 17 about U.S. policies in response to the persecution underway in northwestern China’s Xinjiang […]