Persecuted Christians in China: Does our Society care?

Let’s say you’re a journalist in China who is working on a story about Christians who worship in underground churches. This is the official response you can expect:

(The reporter here is Stephen McDonell of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation.)

Now let’s say you’re a journalist in China who wants to do stories about cheetahs and lovely landscapes. This is the official response you can expect:

Chris Johns & Terry Adamson shake hands with our new publishing partners in Beijing (2007).

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Dear John,
Do you believe freedom of religion in China is important
to our society — and our Society?

If so, why does the National Geographic Society’s official journal ignore the subject?
If not, why not?

NO NEW POSTS will be published here after February 6, 2014. THIS IS WHY.