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Zhang Qiang awaits his second trial

(Guangzhou, China – September 29, 2022) Authorities charged Zhang Qiang, a Christian from Guangzhou Bible Reformed Church, with picking quarrels and provoking trouble for questioning the government on social media. Sentenced to two years, Zhang filed a court appeal and now waits for a second trial.  On September 22, Guangzhou Bible Reformed Church sent out a

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CCP Court finalizes trial date despite scheduling conflicts

Zhao Weikai (Photo: ChinaAid source) (Lvliang, Shanxi province—September 27, 2022) Zhao Weikai, a coworker of Zion Reformed Church in Taiyuan, Shanxi Province who is suspected of spreading terrorism and extremism, will be tried soon. Fang Xiangui, Zhao’s defense attorney, was removed from Chinese social media for criticizing the court’s conduct in the case.  Notice of

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Linfen Covenant House Church’s Li Jie criminally detained on suspicion of “fraud” 

Preacher Li Jie’s criminal detention notice (Photo: ChinaAid source) (Linfen, Shanxi province – September 8, 2022) Authorities criminally detained Linfen Covenant House Church’s preacher Li Jie on suspicion of “fraud” at Yaodu District Detention Center. His wife Li Shanshan received the detention notice issued by Linfen public security bureau. Li Jie’s family and another preacher

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Guo Feixiong’s health in jeopardy due to hunger strike

Guo Feixiong, also known as Yang Maodong(Photo: ChinaAid source) (Guangzhou, Guangdong province— July 15, 2022) Chinese human rights activist Guo Feixiong (formerly known as Yang Maodong) went on a hunger strike in prison. His weight plummeted to less than 110 pounds. His sister warned that his life could be in danger if he continued to

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“Remember their names”: Early Rain survivor testifies to persecution in China

Ren Ruiting (center) at IRF Summit 2022(Photo: ChinaAid) (Washington, D.C.—July 14, 2022) At the 2022 IRF Summit, ChinaAid invited Ren Ruiting, a former member of the Early Rain Covenant Church in Chengdu, Sichuan Province, to give a presentation. Ren gave a three-part testimony on her personal experience of the Chinese government’s persecution of Christian faith communities

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Former Vatican Envoy in Hong Kong: Religious freedom is over

Saint John’s Cathedral in Hong Kong(Photo: Anthony Ivanoff) (Hong Kong—July 14, 2022) Msgr. Javier Herrera-Corona, the Vatican’s unofficial representative of the Holy See’s expedition to Hong Kong, warned more than 50 missionary groups in Hong Kong to prepare for tighter religious control in China.      Reuters reported that Msgr. Javier Herrera-Corona, the former Vatican envoy

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25 years after the Hong Kong handover: religious freedom at risk

Cardinal Joseph Zen in 2014(Photo: Iris Tong) (Hong Kong—July 13, 2022) Most Hong Kong dissidents have been silenced after continuous suppression. The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) abandoned Beijing’s commitment to “One Country, Two Systems,” the agreement for Hong Kong to exercise its autonomy, and the promise of 50 years without change. Chinese government loyalists now govern

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Religious Persecution in Xi’s Digital Tyranny

Ovalbek Turdakun (Joseph) gave his testimony at the ChinaAid side event(Photo: ChinaAid) (Washington, D.C.—July 13, 2022) As the 2022 IRF Summit wrapped up, ChinaAid hosted a side event highlighting “Religious Persecution in Xi’s Digital Tyranny.”        China has turned into a nation of digital oppression, with facial recognition cameras, data tracking, and biometrics beginning

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Imprisoned lawyer subject to forced labor

Shi Minglei (left) and her imprisoned husband Cheng Yuan (right)(Photo: ChinaAid source) (Hunan province, China—July 12, 2022) On July 5, the family of Cheng Yuan—one of the founders of Changsha Funeng Organization, an NGO in Hunan, Changsha— received three letters from him. The letters exposed inside stories of his experience in Hunan Chishan Prison. His

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Peaceful protest dissolves into police violence

Screenshot from the protest in Zhengzhou(Photo: Twitter) (Zhengzhou, Henan province—July 11, 2022) Chinese government authorities crushed a demonstration of bank depositors. The group gathered in previous months but faced opposition from the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). Their demonstration yesterday was the largest yet with over a thousand in attendance.   Chinese banks froze the accounts

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Christian banned from platform for “illegal religious content”

DingTalk bans a Christian for “illegal religious content”(Photo: Burst) (China—July 7, 2022) Since the implementation of the Administrative Measures for Internet Religious Information Services on March 1, China’s online religious information has been severely censored, and Chinese cyberspace continues to shrink.    A Christian in China has been banned from using a smart platform for

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WSJ: The Hong Kong Handover at 25

Hong Kong(Photo: Ming-yen Hsu) The Hong Kong Handover At 25 By Benedict Rogers The following article was posted by the Wall Street Journal on June 30 as an op-ed. Benedict Rogers is chief executive of Hong Kong Watch and author of “The China Nexus: Thirty Years in and Around the Chinese Communist Party’s Tyranny,” forthcoming

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