Once a hub for Reformed thought and a waystation for immigrants, a New York City congregation finds itself at the center of a property dispute. Queens Christian Reformed Church—one of the first Chinese American churches in the Reformed tradition established in the United States—is waiting with bated breath to find out what the future holds. Some are worried the Christian Reformed Church in North America (CRCNA) is going to evict the congregation and sell the Briarwood, Queens, property to developers—in the process erasing an important part of Chinese American church history in New York City. Others say they don’t know…

Chinese and Indian soldiers fought Monday along the disputed border in the Galwan Valley. Beijing is increasingly pressing its territorial claims.

Attendance has dropped as much as 50 percent this year. There has been no sustained community transmission of the coronavirus in the United States so far, and many Chinese churches such as Raleigh Chinese Christian Church (RCCC) are doing their best to keep it that way. Taped to the entrance of the church’s glass doors is a yellow notice with the word “ATTENTION” in capital letters. It warns parents not to bring their children to church if they’ve traveled to Asia in the past 14 days. Churches such as RCCC—a nondenominational congregation with services in Mandarin, Cantonese, and English—have taken…

Beijing is intensifying efforts to shape its image abroad – and not just for Chinese-speaking audiences.