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Two teachers formally charged with “illegal business operations”

(Wuhu, Anhui province—March 16, 2022) Recently, an anonymous Christian in Wuhu posted a prayer request letter on social media, urging other Christians to pray for Wan Hongxia and Wang Minghai of Jordan River Learning Center. They have been formally prosecuted by the local Procuratorate. Their case has been transferred to court, pending trial.    On

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Two teachers released on bail, two teachers arrested with no update

Downtown Wuhu(Photo: Flickr) (Wuhu, Anhui province—March 4, 2022) Han Yanlei and Xie Zhifeng, two teachers of Jordan River Learning Center, were released on bail. There is no update about the two other teachers suspected of “illegal business operations,” Wan Hongxia and Wang Minghai. The two released Christians disclosed that they experienced God’s presence in their nine-month

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Persecution in Wuhu—a call to prayer

Downtown Wuhu(Photo: Flickr) (Wuhu, Anhui Province— November 1, 2021) On October 30, an anonymous Christian posted a prayer request letter on social media. In their open letter, they listed the government’s persecution against Wuhu Jiamishan (translation: Mount Carmel) Christian church and its affiliated school, Xuan De Learning Center, in the past several months.    On

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Procuratorate officially arrests Wang Minghai, Wan Hongxia, Han Xuelei, and Xie Zhifeng, four house church schoolteachers detained in Wuhu

“Saint James Middle School,” first church school missionaries established  in Wuhu 100 years ago. (Photo: ChinaAid resource) (Wuhu, Anhui Province—August 09, 2021) Earlier in August, the procuratorate officially arrested Wang Minghai, Wan Hongxia, Han Xuelei, and Xie Zhifeng, four house church teachers in Wuhu, Anhui Province, charging them of “illegal business operations.” Chinese Communist Party

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Fuyang Intermediate People’s Court overturns lower court’s sentence for Pastor Sun Yongyao, pastor of forcibly demolished church

Church of Pastor Sun Yongyao being demolished in November 2019.  (Photo: ChinaAid) (Funan, Anhui Province—Dec. 22, 2020) On December 21, ChinaAid received the news that last week, the Fuyang Intermediate People’s Court had overturned the Funan People’s Court three-and-a-half-year prison sentence for Pastor Sun Yongyao.* Pastor Sun’s legal defense team, Wang Cheng, Xiang Li, Xu Weijin,

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Catholic couple missing

(Huainan, Anhui—Aug. 3, 2020) A couple is missing after Christians sat outside a church for two weeks to protect its cross from demolition. The Christians gathered outside of Shiwan Christian Church in July and sang hymns as they tried to block demolition crews. After two weeks, officials came and took away one the church’s preachers,

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Updated: Megachurch demolished, pastors detained!

The church is demolished. (Photo: ChinaAid) Updated at 5:26 p.m. on Oct. 23, 2019 (Funan, Anhui—Oct. 19, 2019) SWAT team members and anti-riot police destroyed a church in China and detained its pastors this week. No legal papers ordering the church’s demolition were provided, but the officials tore it down on Friday. It could seat

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Chinese authorities fail to compensate church after demolition

Christians worship in the rubble of a demolished church in this undated photo. (Photo: ChinaAid) ChinaAid (Funan County, Anhui—April 27, 2019) Several hundred Christians were left without a place to worship when authorities in China’s eastern Anhui province tore down a church on Sept. 12, ChinaAid recently learned. When authorities demolished the building, known as

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Anhui authorities raid church

Authorities remove achurch cross in thisundated photo.(Photo: ChinaAid) ChinaAid (Lu’an, Anhui—Dec. 23, 2018) More than 30 officials from China’s Anhui province broke into Capernaum Church on the morning of Dec. 16. The authorities, who were from the local religious affairs bureau and the Gulou police department, confiscated the church’s music equipment, projectors, computers, tables, chairs,

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Church warned not to allow children in services

Chen Shixin photographed in January 2017. (Photo: ChinaAid) ChinaAid (Huaibei, Anhui—Nov. 25, 2018) Authorities in China’s eastern Anhui province warned an unregistered church that its attendees would be prohibited from attending services if children continued to attend their church. An anonymous person who attends Caili Church said, “Recently, the district religious affairs bureau sent officials

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Officials interrupt Guangdong Bible study, close church

The Chinese government often attackschurches such as this one.(Photo: ChinaAid) ChinaAid (Zhanjiang, Guangdong—Nov. 6, 2018) Government personnel in Zhanjiang, Guangdong, closed a church in China’s southern Guangdong province on Oct. 24, notifying the landlord that the property should not be used for church activities. On that evening, the members of Renew Church said they had

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