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Guiyang’s largest house church forcibly closed

Huoshi Church Pastor Su Tianfu, picturedabove, was fined $1,096,499.33 alongwith his colleague, Pastor Yang Hua.(Photo: ChinaAid) ChinaAid (Guiyang, Guizhou—Jan. 30, 2018) Just a few weeks after authorities in China’s Guizhou province fined two house church pastors more than $1,000,000 for collecting offerings, they closed the church down and began confiscating its property. Huoshi Church was

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Imprisoned pastor sues government

Pastors Su Tianfu (left) and Yang Hua (Photo: ChinaAid) ChinaAid (Guiyang, Guizhou—Oct. 27, 2017) An imprisoned house church pastor filed a lawsuit against local government departments in China’s southern Guizhou province on Oct. 10, claiming his religious freedom had been violated and that a fine was wrongly imposed on him, ChinaAid learned recently. Li Guozhi,

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Yang Hua to stand trial

Yang Hua (left) sings at an outdoor service. (Photo: China Aid) China Aid Reported in Chinese by Qiao Nong. Translated by Carolyn Song. (Guiyang, Guizhou—Oct. 26, 2016) A prominent house church pastor from China’s southern Guizhou province might be tried as early as this month, his lawyers recently claimed. On September 30, a pre-trial meeting

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Wife of imprisoned pastor constantly monitored

Wang Hongwu, left, pictured with her two sons. Photo: China Aid China Aid Reported in Chinese by Qiao Nong. Translated by Carolyn Song. Written in English by Brynne Lawrence. (Guiyang, Guizhou—Aug. 29, 2016) The wife of a prominent imprisoned pastor reported that police began monitoring her constantly on Aug. 12. After Wang Hongwu, the wife

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8 months in prison, tortured pastor writes he is ‘brought closer to God’

China Aid Translated by Carolyn Song. Written in English by Brynne Lawrence. Updated on Aug. 4, 2016, at 10:45 a.m. to revise translation (Guiyang, Guizhou—July 21, 2016) A pastor imprisoned in China’s central Guizhou province on a falsified “divulging state secrets” charge penned a letter to his wife on June 30, thanking God for the

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Imprisoned pastor’s letter to wife: ‘Pray and leave other things to God’

China Aid Translated by Carolyn Song. Edited in English by Ava Collins. (Guiyang, Guizhou—June 29, 2016) A house church pastor in China’s central Guizhou province, who has been in detention for more than six months, recently wrote a letter to his wife from prison on June 6. Li Guozhi, also known by his pseudonym Yang

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Tortured pastor’s life threatened, lawyers file lawsuit

China Aid By Brynne Lawrence (Guiyang, Guizhou—June 13, 2016) Documents from a lawsuit filed against authorities in China’s central Guizhou province allege that officers tortured a detained house church pastor and threatened his life and family. The pastor’s two defense attorneys issued the lawsuit after their client testified on May 11 about the abusive treatment

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Anonymous Christian describes persecution in exclusive interview

China Aid By Brynne Lawrence (Midland, Texas—June 10, 2016) China Aid conducted an exclusive interview on May 12 with a member of a serially targeted house church in China’s central Guizhou province. The church member, who requested anonymity, described the church’s current against persecution and detailed how the international community could help. The interviewee, an

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Updated: Guizhou pastor possibly tortured in detention; church group evicted

China Aid Reported in Chinese by Qiao Nong. Translated by Carolyn Song. Written in English by Rachel Ritchie. Updated at 9:32 a.m. on May 20, 2016. (Guiyang, Guizhou—May 17, 2016) The lawyers for an incarcerated house church pastor in Guiyang, the largest city in China’s inland Guizhou province, expressed their belief that their client was

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Lawyer granted permission to meet with incarcerated pastor

Yang Hua, second from left, poses with his family. (Photo: China Aid) China Aid By Brynne Lawrence (Guiyang, Guizhou—April 21, 2016) A lawyer received permission to meet with an incarcerated pastor on Friday, despite previous government refusal. Authorities granted Chen Jiangang permission to meet with his client Yang Hua, the incarcerated pastor of Huoshi Church, on

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Lawyers for detained pastor allowed to meet after multiple failed attempts

Yang Hua poses with his family in an undated photo. (Photo: China Aid) China Aid By Brynne Lawrence (Guiyang, Guizhou—March 26, 2016) Authorities in China’s southern Guizhou province allowed the lawyers of an incarcerated pastor to meet with their client on Wednesday after multiple denied requests. On the morning of March 23, the local Procuratorate

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Lawyers denied meeting with incarcerated pastor

L-R: Chen Jiangang and Zhao Yonglin in front of the Nanming District Detention Center. (Photo: China Aid) China Aid Reported in Chinese by Qiao Nong. Translated by Carolyn Song. Written in English by Brynne Lawrence. (Guiyang, Guizhou—March 21, 2016) The lawyers of an arrested house church pastor in China’s southern Guizhou province were denied a meeting

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