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A small Jewish community that settled along the Yellow River more than 1,000 years ago finds itself an unlikely victim in the recent political crackdown

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n Kaifeng, Henan Province, an ancient community of Chinese Jews has not faced arrests, but public gathering places have been abandoned, and the residents feel they are being watched. There is also a rumor that one resident applied successfully for asylum in the United States to escape religious persecution.
10 months ago
Lucas Niewenhuis
By Lucas Niewenhuis
Lucas Niewenhuis is an associate editor at SupChina who helps curate daily news and produce the company's newsletter, app, and website content. Previously, Lucas researched China-Africa relations at the Social Science Research Council and interned at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York. He has studied Chinese language and culture in Shanghai and Beijing, and is a graduate of the University of Michigan.
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