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Outcome of Chinese human rights lawyer Qin Yongpei’s trial remains unknown

Qin Yongpei, Chinese human rights lawyer. (Photo: ChinaAid Resource) (Nanning, Guangxi Province—January 11, 2022) The outcome of the secret trial of human rights lawyer Qin Yongpei held in Nanning Intermediate People’s Court on December 31, 2021, remains unclear. The British Embassy in Beijing tweeted that some Chinese authorities routinely prosecute human rights defenders during Christmas,


Schools in Guangxhi, China prohibited from celebrating Christmas

Chinese directive to ban Christmas Eve and Christmas(Photo: ChinaAid source) (Liuzhou, Guangxi Province—December 22, 2021) On December 20, 2021, the Education Bureau of Rong’an County in Liuzhou issued a directive to “disseminate traditional Chinese culture and prohibit the celebration of western festivals.” All primary, secondary, and Kindergarten schools, teachers, and students are banned from participating

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Chen Jiahong pleads guilty in trial

Chen Jiahong(Photo: 中国政治犯关注网) (Yulin, Guangxi—July 6, 2020) Guangxi Lawyer Chen Jiahong pled guilty to an incitement charge on June 23. His supporters believed he may have been forced to do so. Chen attended the trial via the internet due to the ongoing pandemic. Another attorney, Xie Yang, said that the court had opened the hearing


Mother faces court for choosing Christian schooling

Fan Ruzhen (right) sits with her lawyer at court. (Photo: ChinaAid) (Beihai, Guangxi—March 20, 2020) This week, a Christian mother faced a court because she chose not to send her child to public schools. Fan Ruzhen refused public education for her child, choosing homeschooling or Christian schooling instead. Because of this, officials summoned her several

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Lawyer detained, denied contact

(Nanning, Guangxi—Nov. 8, 2019) Authorities in China’s Guangxi province detained a human rights lawyer on Oct. 31. After being placed behind bars, the lawyer was not allowed to contact his family or meet with an attorney. The detained, Qin Yongpei, had been involved with several cases considered “sensitive” by the Chinese government. Officials seized him

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Human rights lawyer’s case goes to procuratorate for review

ChinaAid (Nanning, Guangxi—Aug. 22, 2019) The case of a human rights lawyer China’s southern Guangxi region was handed over to the procuratorate for review and prosecution on Aug. 1. Despite this advancement in the case, the attorney, Chen Jiahong, has not been allowed to meet with his legal representation, with officials denying his representative’s applications


Officials raid church, detain many Christians

Officials seize a church pastor during a church raid in this undated photo. (Photo: ChinaAid) ChinaAid (Beihai, Guangxi—June 27, 2019) Authorities raided Morningstar Church in China’s southern Guangxi province at 10:00 a.m. Beijing time yesterday and detained many Christians present. Among those taken into custody were the church’s leaders and most prominent attendees. As of

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Pastor stoned, property destroyed in attacks on church

China Aid By Brynne Lawrence (Fulong, Guangxi—June 14, 2016) A pastor sustained serious injuries when local residents, led by a regional Communist Party official, stormed a church on May 1, destroying property. After several Christians entered the building to pray, other villagers stormed inside and tore Bibles and hymnals, the church’s website reported on May

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Authorities harass kindergarten teacher and husband; family forced to leave town

Cheng Jie, in detention for “illegal business practices.” (Photo: China Aid) China Aid Reported and written in Chinese by Qiao Nong. Translated by Carolyn Song. Edited in English by Ava Collins. (Liuzhou, Guangxi—Feb. 24, 2016) The husband of a recently-released kindergarten teacher said on Sunday that their family will be leaving the city of Liuzhou in


Christian Today: Director of church-run nursery released after two years in prison in China

Christian Today By Ruth Gledhill  19 February 2016 ■ The director of a nursery run by a church in China has been released from prison after serving two years for “engaging in illegal business operations”, the charity China Aid reported. Cheng Jie, director of the Hualin Foreign Language Experimental Kindergarten in Guangxi, was picked up from

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Church-run kindergarten director released after serving two-year prison sentence

China Aid By Rachel Ritchie (Liuzhou, Guangxi—Feb. 17, 2016) The director of a church-run kindergarten in China’s southern Guangxi was released from prison today after serving two years for “engaging in illegal business operations.” Cheng Jie, the director of the Hualin Foreign Language Experimental Kindergarten, was released today and was picked up from the prison

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Officials close kindergarten, bar teachers from taking jobs

Cheng Jie pictured with her husband, Du Hongbo, and their two sons. (Photo: courtesy of Du Hongbo) China Aid  Reported by Qiao Nong. Translated by Carolyn Song. Written in English by Brynne Lawrence. (Liuzhou, Guangxi—Jan. 11, 2016) A court in China’s southern Guangxi ruled to officially close a church-run kindergarten this summer after persecution against

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