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The Telegraph: Chinese preacher arrested for hymn session

A Chinese preacher is suing police after a public session of hymn singing saw him imprisoned for 12 days for allegedly "harming social order".   By Tom Phillips, Shanghai4:24PM GMT 06 Feb 2013 Cao Nan, a 39-year-old charity worker from the southeastern city of Shenzhen, was detained on December 15 last year after meeting with

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National Review: China's Christians Thrive, Despite Increase in Persecution By Jillian Kay Melchior   February 4, 2013 12:10 P.M. 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

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ChinaAid Exclusive: An open letter to brothers and sisters worldwide from the Kachins of Myanmar, calling on just-peace

China Aid Association (Kachin, Burma – Feb. 01, 2013) China Aid Association is the only authorized media to publish this letter of appeal below. In collaboration with house church leaders in China and China Association of Christian Journalists, China Aid Association in the past year sent journalists to the frontlines of fighting to conduct interviews,

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Bloomberg: Apple Urged by China Activist to Act on One-Child Rule

Bloomberg  By Sara Forden and Adam Satariano – Sep 6, 2012 2:06 AM ET Chen Guangcheng, the Chinese dissident whose flight to the U.S. in April roiled U.S.-China relations, said iPhone-maker Apple Inc. (AAPL) should take a more outspoken role criticizing China for its one-child policy. Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng, second from left, is escorted

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The Attorney General of the Kachin Independent Government responds to China’s forced refugee repatriation

China Aid Association (Laiza, Kachin—Sept. 4, 2012) On August 31, 2012, the Attorney General of the Kachin Independent Government gave a detailed description of the Chinese government’s forced repatriation of Kachin refugees and gave detailed answers to this journalist’s questions. This journalist visited the Commission of Refugee Reception in Laiza prior to the official work


RFA: Christian Summer Camp in Shaanxi Banned; More Churches in Guangdong Shut Down, Pastors Apply for Administrative Review (photo)

Radio Free Asia Mandarin, August 29, 2012    Translate by China Aid Association Police raided and broke up a summer camp organized by a house church in Lounan county, Shaanxi province, confiscating church property and hauling off the organizer to a police station for questioning. In Guangdong province, more house churches in the town of Huangjiang,

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China continues repatriating Kachin refugees forcibly

China Aid Association (Yuannan, China — August 31, 2012) On August 21, 2012, the Chinese government began to forcibly repatriate the Kachin refugees who had sought refuge in Yunnan province. Though the battles between the Kachin Independence Army and the Burmese government army continue, a large number of refugees have been forced to return to

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Former Sec of State Condi Rice mentions Advocating for Religious Dissident in China

Transcript of Condoleezza Rice speech at the RNC Published August 29, 2012 The following is a transcript of a speech that former secretary of state Condoleezza Rice gave at the Republican National Convention on Aug. 29, 2012.  RICE:  Thank you.  Thank you.  Thank you.  Thank you very much. Thank you.    (APPLAUSE)    Thank


URGENT: Lawyers for jailed Christian lawyer Gao Zhisheng barred from prison visit

China Aid Association   (Shaya, Xinjiang—Aug. 28, 2012) Two lawyers for jailed Christian lawyer Gao Zhisheng were denied a meeting with him Monday by authorities at the prison in far west China where he has been held since last December, following years of being “disappeared” into police custody.  ChinaAid learned that prominent Beijing human rights

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