CHINA: Imprisoned with Serious Health Concerns
  • 05 December 2019

Hu Shigen was taken into custody in July 2015 and was convicted of “subversion of state power” the following year. A photo of his baptismal ceremony was used as evidence against him, resulting in a sentence consisting of seven-and-a-half years. While in prison, Hu suffered a heart attack, as well as other health complications. Due […]

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CHINA: Nanjing Church Demolished
  • 28 November 2019

In the deep of the night in Nanjing, Christians wailed as authorities demolished their church. The building hosted services for more than 1,000 Christians in the area. Some of them were inside the church when the authorities arrived, and the officials dragged them out. Government agents beat some of them and then blocked off the […]

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CHINA: Chengdu Pastor to be Tried
  • 21 November 2019

Sichuan authorities moved ahead with the prosecution of Early Rain Covenant Church pastor, Wang Yi on Friday. His trial is expected to be held soon. Wang has been in custody since 9 December 2018, when officials seized around 100 members of his church. He was charged with “inciting subversion of state power”, for his Christian […]

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CHINA: New Measures Forbid Baptism
  • 06 November 2019

Authorities in China’s Zhejiang province have forbidden baptism in a new set of measures. Changes in church location, church growth, adjustment of service times, and offering boxes have also been forbidden. Other prohibited items include an individual bank account for the church and donations from other countries. Local community directors have been charged with overseeing […]

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CHINA: Officials Demolish Megachurch and Arrest Leaders
  • 31 October 2019

Chinese Christians in Anhui are said to be “outraged” after their state-registered megachurch was demolished and their pastors arrested. Demolition work began at Funan County Christian Church last Friday, partway through a worship service. Elderly church members knelt down in front of the church, begging officials not to destroy the building. Several fainted and required hospital […]

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