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Wenzhou city released a pledge for kindergarten parents not to hold religious beliefs
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Kindergarten parents must pledge not to hold religious beliefs

Photo: Wenzhou city released a pledge for families not to hold religious beliefs (ChinaAid source)   (Zhejiang—March 20, 2023) Parents of Wenzhou City, Zhejiang Province, were asked to sign a “Pledge Form of Commitment for Family Not To Hold Religious Beliefs.” A preschool teacher in Wenzhou confirmed that this mandate is the first of its

Wang Bingzhang, an imprisoned Chinese activist, with his three children before being arrested
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Wang Bingzhang update: in need of medical care

Photo: Wang Bingzhang with his three children before his arrest (ChinaAid source) (Guangdong province— March 20, 2023) Wang Bingzhang, a well-known Chinese dissident and pro-democracy activist, recently had eight of his teeth fall out while imprisoned in Shaoguan, China. His other teeth also have issues, and he constantly experiences dental pain. Update from Wang Bingzhang’s

Li Benli, an Early Rain member, evicted from his home
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Chinese police forcibly evict Early Rain member after violent crackdown

Photo: Li Benli, an Early Rain member, evicted by police (ChinaAid source) (Chengdu, China—March 17, 2023) Police evicted Li Benli, a member of Early Rain Covenant Church before his lease ended. Li’s landlord threatened him to move out on March 12, after police violently raided Early Rain’s Sunday service. On March 15, police with the

New Citizens’ Movement activists Dr. Xu Zhiyong and lawyer Ding Jiaxi
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Ding Jiaxi Update: poor food in prison

Photo: New Citizens’ Movement activists Dr. Xu Zhiyong and lawyer Ding Jiaxi (ChinaAid source) (Shandong province— March 16, 2023) Imprisoned human rights activist Ding Jiaxi met with his lawyer via video chat at the Public Security Bureau of Linshu County, Shandong Province. According to the lawyer’s report, the meals at the prison are of poor

Alimujiang Yimiti, a Uyghur Christian, was released after serving a 15 year prison sentence
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Uyghur Christian released after 15-year sentence

(Xinjiang—March 15, 2023) ChinaAid confirmed that Uyghur Christian Alimujiang Yimiti was released from prison after his 15-year sentence. While other details are unconfirmed, the Uyghur house church pastor is home with his family. Background Alimujiang Yimiti, also known as Alim, converted from Islam to Christianity in 1995 and served as a house church pastor to

Elder Hao Ming reads in prison, an encouraging report for Christians
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Hope in prison: encouraging reports from a Chinese defense lawyer

Photo: The retired elder of Qingcaodi Church, Hao Ming, continues to read in prison (ChinaAid source) (Deyang, Sichuan province—March 14, 2023) Elder Hao Ming, the imprisoned former elder of Qingcaodi Church, met with his defense attorney this week. The lawyer also met with other individuals that all brought encouraging news. Editor’s note: Because the Chinese

Members of persecuted Early Rain Covenant Church wait outside Yongquan Police Station for fellow believers
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Report: Nine days of persecution for Early Rain Covenant Church before violent raid

Photo: Members of Early Rain Church waiting outside the Yongquan Police Station for summoned Christians (ChinaAid source) (Sichuan province, China—March 14, 2023) Leading up to a violent raid on Early Rain Covenant Church on March 12, authorities harassed the church for nearly nine days.  March 5: canceled venue On March 5, Early Rain Covenant Church’s

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Chinese police torture elderly Christian for 24 hours

(Xi’an, Shanxi province—March 9, 2023) Local police summoned an elderly Christian to fabricate charges against arrested pastors of Xi’an Church of Abundance. Authorities tortured the believer during a 24-hour detention, but he never betrayed the church’s pastors.   Tortured elderly Christian: Brother Wang  Xi’an Church of Abundance referred to the tortured believer as Brother Wang. According

Zhang Haitao, a Chinese dissident detained in Xinjiang
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Chinese prison allows Zhang Haitao visit for the first time in almost five years

Photo: Zhang Haitao, a Chinese dissident imprisoned in Xinjiang (Zhang Haitao’s family) (Xinjiang—March 7, 2023) Zhang Haitao, a dissident detained in Xinjiang, was finally allowed to meet his older sister via video chat after almost five years.   Four years and 10 months Zhang Haitao’s older sister, Zhang Qingzhen, posted on the Chinese social media

Authorities raid a church in China’s Henan province in 2018
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“Smart Religion” app: Christians must submit online form to attend church

Photo: Authorities harass Henan Christians during a Sunday service in 2018 (ChinaAid) (China—March 6, 2023) Christians in Henan province, China, must complete an online form and receive approval to attend church services. Officials refer to applications for church gatherings as a form of governance for “Smart Religion,” but no legal basis has been provided for

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Residential area around Chinese Cathedral demolished

Photo: The Cathedral of the Immaculate Heart of Mary (source: 猫猫的日记本) (Shanxi province—March 3, 2023) The police of Datong, Shanxi province, demolished the residences used by priests and nuns of the local Catholic diocese. The historic Cathedral of the Immaculate Heart of Mary was temporarily spared. Why the Cathedral was spared The cathedral and abbey

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