Chinese authorities clamp down on tiny Jewish community

In China, only five religions are officially recognised by the state and Judaism is not one of them. The eastern city of Kaifeng is home to a tiny Jewish community that dates back a thousand years. But in recent months, local authorities have erased all traces of their existence and heritage. The Kaifeng Jews are forced to practice their religion in secret and some have even left the country.

Advertising

A programme prepared by Patrick Lovett, Elom Marcel Toble and Claire Pryde.

 

Daily newsletterReceive essential international news every morning