Tag: China

Chinese government shuts down 48 churches in two weeks

Originally published in Christian Headlines As coronavirus restrictions lift in China, the communist government remains steadfast in its ongoing persecution of local Christians. In April, the local government in Yugan County shut down at least 48 Three-Self churches, according to Bitter Winter, a magazine on religious rights and human rights in […]

Chinese Christians warn religious persecution much worse than indicated by new US report

By Calvin Freiburger — Originally published in LifeSiteNews The US Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) has released its annual report on religious persecution around the world, and while it calls attention to ongoing abuses at the hands of the Chinese government, Chinese Christians say the situation on the ground […]

Hong Kong formally withdraws Extradition Bill

By Gina Goh –Originally published in Persecution.org / International Christian Concern On October 23, Hong Kong’s legislature formally withdrew the extradition bill that led the autonomous region into a four month period of unrest. The Fugitive Offenders and Mutual Legal Assistance in Criminal Matters Legislation Bill 2019, commonly known as […]

China installs surveillance cameras in churches to monitor Christians

  By Michael Foust — Originally published in Christian Headlines China’s Orwellian-like network of surveillance cameras now includes churches. Most churches within the Protestant Three-Self Patriotic Movement in one major Chinese city, Huai’an, have government-mandated surveillance cameras that allow the communist government to monitor the congregation’s every move, Bitter Winter […]