Chinese police fail to remove cross Admin Thursday, July 24, 2014 Police in eastern China clashed in the middle of the night with Christian protesters massed around their church Monday, but failed to carry out a government order to remove a cross from the building. © 2023 The Catholic Thing. All rights reserved. For reprint rights, write to: [email protected] The Catholic Thing is a forum for intelligent Catholic commentary. Opinions expressed by writers are solely their own.