Tag: China

‘China’s Christian future’
Opinion

‘China’s Christian future’

[notice]Despite rampant persecution carried out against Christians by China’s Communist leaders, a leading Chinese writer has argued that Christianity – not Confucianism, Communism, or Atheism – is the country’s future. Yu Jie, a best-selling Chinese author and one of the foremost critics of the country’s leadership, recently penned in an op-ed […]

Christian church leader jailed in Chinese human rights crackdown
Asia

Christian church leader jailed in Chinese human rights crackdown

Originally published in The Guardian A prominent Christian church leader has become the latest to be jailed by Chinese courts during a week of activist trials and public confessions that have shocked international observers. Hu Shigen, a leader of an underground church movement, was found guilty of subversion, sentenced to […]

China: Three Christians arrested for possessing religious materials
Asia

China: Three Christians arrested for possessing religious materials

Originally published in China Aid Local police detained three Christians in China’s southern Guangdong province on May 30 for receiving various religious materials, including a Bible. On the evening of May 30, authorities took two Christians from their workplaces and one from a residence for possessing religious literature. Shortly afterwards, […]

China: Christians replace crosses that were removed under government order
Asia

China: Christians replace crosses that were removed under government order

Originally published in Gospel Herald Christians in China’s Zhejiang province have challenged local authorities of the Communist Party by putting back crosses knocked down in the government’s campaign. The cross is considered a traditional symbol of Christianity. In an exclusive report by Robert Marquand of the Christian Science Monitor, police […]

China marks 24th anniversary of brutal Tiananmen crackdown
Asia

China marks 24th anniversary of brutal Tiananmen crackdown

  Beijing bans discussion of event, arrests activists and censors social media Originally published in VOA China is marking the 24th anniversary of the bloody Tiananmen Square crackdown, amid tight security in Beijing and stifling censorship on the web. Authorities every year work hard to prevent memorials and ban public […]

Asia

China has aborted 336 million babies in barely 4 decades

 Originally published in Christian Telegraph China has aborted 336 million unborn children, many of them forcibly, during slightly more than four decades, the government has announced. The staggering number of abortions should prompt mourning for the victims, but it should not be shocking, said pro-life observers of China’s policy, because […]

Asia

Empire strikes back: China assaults home churches

By Lyn Leahz — Originally published in Christian News Source for Life China’s crackdown against its thriving home-church movement is surging, only a few months after it was reported the communist nation’s attacks on Christians had subsided, according to a new report from the Chinese-focused human rights group China Aid. […]

Asia

National Review: China’s Christians thrive, despite increase in persecution

Originally published in Chinaid News Throughout 2012, Chinese persecution of Christians intensified, according to a new report from ChinaAid, a Texas-based organization that monitors religious freedom. The number of persecution cases increased in 2012, the seventh consecutive year where there’s been an uptick. But despite that persecution, Christianity is thriving […]