CHINA: The Bible According to Confucius
  • 12 September 2019

Three-Self church clergy are being forced to interpret the Bible through the prism of traditional Chinese culture as part of CCP’s campaign to make religions “more Chinese”. On 18 July, the Religious Affairs Bureau of Yuzhou city in the central province of Henan distributed to all local Three-Self preachers, a copy of the book entitled […]

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CHINA: Wang Yi Unable to Meet with Lawyer as Investigation Ends
  • 12 September 2019

Court agents informed the lawyer for imprisoned pastor, Wang Yi that the government’s investigation into the pastor has concluded – even though the pastor’s lawyers have not met with him since his arrest. Pastor Wang’s lead lawyer, Zhang Peihong, said he applied to visit his client on 17 July, but the receptionist at the Chengdu […]

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CHINA: Human Rights Lawyer Still Missing After Two Years
  • 29 August 2019

Gao Zhisheng, a prominent human rights lawyer, has experienced persecution for many years. Since 2006, he has been released and re-arrested numerous times, often disappearing to undisclosed locations at the hands of the authorities. When Gao had gone missing on 13 August 2017, family and friends had assumed he had been apprehended by the authorities […]

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CHINA: Sichuan Church Elder Released on Bail
  • 21 August 2019

Elder Li Yingqiang from Early Rain Covenant Church (ERCC) in Sichuan was released on bail and sent back to his hometown in Hubei province. Li has lost some weight but is overall healthy and remains in high spirits. Together with elder Qin Derfu, Li was accused of “picking quarrels and stirring up trouble” and “running […]

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CHINA: Exorbitant Fines Imposed on Landlords of Religious Venues
  • 08 August 2019

A new strategy has raised the level of fear among the church in China. Anyone renting to a house church can be punished with a steep fine – up to $45,000. The measure, supported with much publicity, has left many churches homeless. A Christian from an impoverished household in Luanchuan County used to host small […]

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