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Christian stands trial today for “picking quarrels and provoking trouble”

Photo: Long Kehai (left) at the trial for Chang Weiping (ChinaAid source)   (Gansu, China—November 16, 2022) Long Kehai, a Christian from Gansu Province, will be in court today for the crime of “picking quarrels and provoking troubles.” Lawyer Zhang Keke received the notice to appear in court on November 15. The letter requires lawyer


Christian detained after trying to join Early Rain

Long Kehai and his daughter during their birthday party(Photo: ChinaAid source) (Chengdu, China—June 29, 2022) Early Rain Covenant Church disclosed that Long Kehai, a Christian, moved from Gansu province to Chengdu to become a member of Early Rain Covenant Church. National security officers transported him back home before he could finish moving. Nobody could contact


China harasses citizens for reporting on coronavirus

Li Wanhua (second from right) (Photo: ChinaAid) (Beijing—March 4, 2020) China has harassed its citizens for speaking out about the coronavirus. State security officers summoned Li Wanhua, a pastor from Fengle Church in Jiangmen, Guangdong. The reason he was called in pertained to his sharing a social media post from Dr. Li Wenliang, one of

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Gansu authorities demolish mosque

The Chinese government often demolishes religious structures, such as the church above. (Photo: ChinaAid) ChinaAid (Linxia Hui Autonomous Prefecture, Gansu—April 20, 2019) More than 100 government officials sabotaged a mosque in China’s northern Gansu province on April 11, seizing people who circulated the event online. The authorities said the mosque, which was built less than

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Gansu government orders churches to close

Seals such as this one aresometimes placed on churchdoors once authorities orderthe church to stop gathering.(Photo: ChinaAid) ChinaAid (Lanzhou, Gansu—Aug. 21, 2018) A church in China’s north-central Gansu province received a notice from the Xigu District Ethnic and Religious Affairs Bureau on Aug. 17, ordering them to close. Shocked, the church members started fasting and

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Armed officials disrupt church, seize clergy

A Chinese church holds a service in thisundated photo. (Photo: ChinaAid) ChinaAid (Lanzhou, Gansu—May 31, 2018) More than 40 armed police officers along with officials from the local department of religious affairs and the neighborhood committee disrupted and forcibly ended a church service on Sunday at Huoshui Church in China’s northern Gansu province. The government

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Authorities forcibly close four churches in Lanzhou

Unregistered churches, such as this one inShenzhen, Guangdong, are often shut downon false charges of failing to comply withfire safety. The official seal across the door forbids all entry. (Photo: ChinaAid) ChinaAid (Lanzhou, Gansu—March 31, 2018) Authorities closed four churches in China’s north-central Gansu province recently, saying they needed to register with the government and


Radio Free Asia: Self-Immolator’s Wife, Daughters ‘Tortured’ in Detention

Radio Free Asia 2016-12-13 ■ Police in northwestern China’s Gansu province beat and tortured the wife and daughters of Tibetan self-immolator Tashi Rabten after taking them into custody for questioning following Rabten’s fatal protest last week, local sources say. The abuse followed authorities’ demands that the three sign a document declaring that Rabten had set

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Authorities register, threaten church members

Public security officials raid Huoshi Fellowship. (Photo: China Aid) China Aid By Brynne Lawrence (Qingyang, Gansu—June 2, 2016) Public security officials from China’s northwestern Gansu province forced an entire church congregation to register their identification cards and used threats to keep them from holding services last Sunday. Officials raided Huoshi Fellowship, not to be confused


Human rights lawyers win release of teen in Gansu province arrested for violating new anti-rumor guidelines

China Aid Association Yang Hui (Zhangjiachuan, Gansu–Sept. 24, 2013) A 16-year-old boy arrested and charged with “inciting subversion” for a blog post about the police investigation of a suspicious death has been released from a week in a central China jail after human rights lawyers intervened. According to updated information received Tuesday, the police chief


VOA: Chinese Boy Arrested for Spreading Online Rumors Released

China Aid Association (Gansu–Sept. 24, 2013) A 16-year-old Chinese boy, Yang Hui, is one of the first to be arrested following China’s new “anti-rumor” guidelines. According to the guidelines, posting a blog post that is viewed more than 5,000 times or reblogged more than 500 times is  a punishable offense. Yang was arrested following a

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VIDEO: Inner Mongolian house church members arrested

China Aid Association September 9, 2013 In August 2013, Wang Yongfeng and five other Christians in A Lashan county, Inner Mongolia were arrested by local policemen because they continued to have fellowship after being banned by the local Religious Affairs Bureau (RAB). These Christians were fined 500 yuan per person. Three, including Wang were released

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