No opponent coming through, Vijender Singh’s next bout postponed

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No opponent coming through, Vijender Singh’s next bout postponed Vijender Singh was originally scheduled to take on China’s WBO Oriental champion Zulpikar Maimaitiali Vijender Singh is unbeaten after eight bouts and is the reigning WBO Asia Pacific champion. (Source: File) Indian boxing star Vijender Singh’s next bout scheduled on April 1 has been postponed as his promoters are struggling to find an opponent for him. “Right now we are not able to find a decent opponent for him because of his unbeaten record. Boxers in the region seem to be wary…

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Officially, China’s Communist Party believes in atheism, but it makes an exception for two religions

Officially, China’s Communist Party believes in atheism, but it makes an exception for two religions

Officially, China’s Communist Party believes in atheism, but it makes an exception for two religions Officially : China has for decades feared the power of organized religion. But religious suppression has intensified in recent years under the rule of president Xi Jinping—alongside a broader crackdown on civil society—according to a report (pdf) by Freedom House released yesterday (Feb. 28). For example, Chinese authorities have systematically been destroying churches and taking down crosses, while persecution against Muslims in the western Xinjiang region has become “very high.” Buddhism and Taoism, however, are…

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China expands crackdown on Christianity to Hong Kong

China expands crackdown on Christianity to Hong Kong

China expands crackdown on Christianity to Hong Kong The Communist Party’s campaign against Christianity is the latest flashpoint in mainland China’s complex relations with Hong Kong. Chinese authorities are now exerting pressure on Christians in Hong Kong, the latest blow to freedoms and religious liberties in the city, which has traditionally enjoyed some autonomy from the mainland, the New York Times reported. In recent months, Chinese officials have barred mainland residents from attending some religious conferences in Hong Kong, increased oversight of mainland programs run by Hong Kong pastors, and…

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