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Beijing Zion Church raided during Sunday service

Beijing Zion Church’s prayer request letter (Photo: ChinaAid source) (Beijing, China – August 17, 2022) On August 14, Beijing Zion Church’s branch in the Mentougou district was raided during Sunday service.       When Pastor Yang Jun was preaching around 10 AM, more than 10 individuals from the Mentougou District Culture and Tourism Bureau, community

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Elder of Beijing Shouwang Church detained in his house, members summoned to police station

Elder You Guanhui of Beijing Shouwang Church (Photo: ChinaAid source) (Beijing, China – August 16, 2022) Last Thursday, Elder You Guanhui of Beijing Shouwang Church found himself forbidden from leaving his house early in the morning by the local authorities. Furthermore, another member of the church, sister Xiaojuan, was called to the police station at

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Protesting mother censored and suppressed

Xie Xinai, daughter of Yuan Shanshan, holds a placard that reads “Educational discrimination, I want to go to school” (Photo: ChinaAid source) (Beijing, China—July 25, 2022) Yuan Shanshan, the wife of Beijing human rights lawyer Xie Yanyi, recently disclosed that her six-year-old child has reached school age and was refused admission because their house is

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Authorities demolish venue for underground Catholic Church

St. Peter’s square (Photo: Lusco, FreeImages) (Hebei province, China—July 25, 2022) Chinese authorities forcibly demolished a gathering venue for a Catholic church in Shijiazhuang, Hebei province. The church had refused to join the Chinese Patriotic Catholic Association. The bishop of the diocese revealed that more than 100 local priests had registered to join the patriotic

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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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Opinion: Students continue to pave the way for freedom

Hong Kong protestor waves an American flag, 2019(Photo: Flickr) Thirty-three years ago, winds of change blew through China. I remember a time when the hope of freedom lifted the spirits of everyone around me. Passion stirred in my fellow classmates, including one who wrote “Liberty” on his bedsheets with his own blood. I organized a

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Li Qiaochu officially charged with “inciting subversion of state power”

Li Qiaochu, Chinese Women’s Rights activist and researcher of workers’ issues(Photo: ChinaAid source) (China – March 25, 2022) After being detained for more than two years, Chinese authorities have recently charged rights activist Li Qiaochu with “inciting subversion of state power.”  The People’s Procuratorate of Linyi City, Shandong Province, submitted the indictment against Li Qiaochu

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Provinces across China work to implement internet restrictions

China flag(Photo: FreeImages) (China—March 24, 2022) On March 1, the Chinese Communist party’s “Measures for the Administration of Internet Religious Information Services” came into effect. Chinese provinces began to process applications of “Internet Religious Information Service Licenses,” as well as applications for “information auditing” training sessions for their work units, and other relevant works have

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Wife of activist under house arrest for trying to visit husband

Xing Wangli (in prison) and Xu Jincui (under house arrest) when they visited Jiang Tianyong(Photo: Jian Xing’s Twitter) (Beijing—March 14, 2022) Xu Jincui, the wife of human rights activist Xing Wangli from Xinyang, Henan province, was forcibly placed under house arrest by local government officials. Authorities warned Xu Jincui not to contact human rights lawyer

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Christian detained after preaching gospel to Xi Jinping

Dated February 21, Zhou Jinxia received a Notice of Criminal Detention on suspicion of “picking quarrels and provoking trouble.”(Photo: ChinaAid source) (Dalian, Liaoning province—March 9, 2022) Authorities in Dalian, Liaoning province arrested local Christian Zhou Jinxia after she returned from preaching the gospel to Xi Jinping and his wife Peng Liyuan in Beijing.    On

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House church members under house arrest during Winter Olympics

Elder Xu Yonghai studying the Bible in his home(Photo: ChinaAid source) (Beijing, China—February 28, 2021) The Beijing Winter Olympics held its opening ceremony in Beijing on February 4. Elder Xu Yonghai and several members of a house church in Beijing were taken against their will from their homes by the police and placed under house

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Diverse Coalition Condemns Corporate Sponsorship of China’s Genocide Games

(ChinaAid, Midland, TX—February 21, 2022) Before the closing ceremony of the Beijing Winter Olympics, ChinaAid and a coalition of human rights groups condemned the games and the corporations that supported them. You can find the full statement below:    For too long, multinational corporations have willingly turned a blind eye to China’s myriad atrocities, putting

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