One of the Hong Kong protesters who spoke to The Irish Times. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

CHINESE POLITICAL ACTIVISTS LIVING IN IRELAND CLAIM THAT OTHER CHINESE PEOPLE HERE ARE ‘KEEPING AN EYE ON EVERYONE’ FOR SIGNS OF DISLOYALTY TO THE (...)

A Chinese Catholic is baptised during at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Beijing. The total number of Catholics in China is estimated at between 12 million and 30 million. Photograph: Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images

The Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Beijing, China’s oldest Catholic church, has been at the burning heart of struggles between religious co(...)

German novelist and poet Herta Müller reads some of Liu Xiaobo’s poems at  a memorial service for the late Chinese Nobel Peace Prize laureate in Gethsemane Church in Berlin on Friday. Photograph: Jens Schlueter/EPA

Nearly 1,000 human rights supporters, exiled dissidents and friends of Liu Xiaobo attended Berlin’s Gethsemane Church for a calm but defiant ceremony (...)