Tag: China

Chinese Christians forced to install surveillance cameras in their churches
Asia

Chinese Christians forced to install surveillance cameras in their churches

Originally published in Christian Today Authorities in China’s coastal Zhejiang province carried out violent attacks against churches refusing to install surveillance cameras in late March, according to persecution watchdog China Aid. The Zhejiang provincial government had instructed local authorities to install security cameras in churches with the aim of helping […]

Chinese house churches to experience ‘unprecedented suppression’
Asia

Chinese house churches to experience ‘unprecedented suppression’

Originally published in China Aid Christian house churches in China should brace themselves for “unprecedented suppression” that a change in government policy will bring about, a new report has warned. In its latest report on the implementation of the new Regulations on Religious Affairs, China Aid expressed fears that Christian […]

Chinese authorities forcefully close house church, replace crosses with national flag
Asia

Chinese authorities forcefully close house church, replace crosses with national flag

Originally published in The Gospel Herald Chinese authorities closed down a prominent house church in the country’s coastal Zhejiang province for organising “Christian activities without permission” and attempted to replace crosses with the national flag amid an ongoing crackdown on believers. According to China Aid, Chinese authorities have increased pressure […]

‘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 […]