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New restrictions continue to shrink religious freedom

West Huaihai Road Christ Church held a Comprehensive Strengthening of Religious Administration Conference (Photo:Xuzhou Municipal Ethnic and Religious Affairs Bureau website) (Jiangsu, China – September 22, 2022) The city of Xuzhou, Jiangsu Province, issued a notice aimed at tightening comprehensive religious control to limit religious freedom in China in the form of ten strict prohibitions


CCP raids Chinese Presbyterian Church during Sunday service

Pastor Fang Xiaojun of Daoen Presbyterian Church(Photo: ChinaAid source) (Xuzhou, Jiangsu Province—November 2, 2021) On October 31, Chinese Communist Party (CCP) officials raided Daoen Presbyterian Church during Sunday service. They took Pastor Fang Xiaojun and four Christians and recorded personal information of the congregants in attendance.   Daoen Presbyterian Church, a reformed Presbyterian church, was

Image of Abeka Academy used in an article where christians in china were taken away and our still missing because their religious freedoms are being oppressed. Abecca.

Five Christians from Abeka Academy taken away by police

Flier for Abeka, a Christian homeschool organization(Photo: ChinaAid Source) (Suzhou, Jiangsu Province—October 14, 2021) On the morning of October 12, Suzhou police took 5 Christian agents of Abeka Academy— a Christian homeschool education program based in the United States —including Wang Jian.    Abeka was founded 50 years ago in the U.S., affiliated with Pensacola Christian

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WeChat officials suspect Nanjing Union Theological Seminary “of violating laws and regulations”—suspend account

Notice: “Today’s Nanjing Union Life” official WeChat account suspended. (Photo: ChinaAid) (Nanjing, Jiangsu Province—June 17, 2021) “The worst times have yet to come,” a senior Christian observer in China said in response to the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) recent increasingly severe crackdown on China’s internet. Authorities not only blocked the public accounts which non-registered institutions

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Village official asserts that China eradicates and repurposes churches to destroy places Christians meet and help ensure CCP members outnumber Believers

Closed churches in Lianyungang’s Guannan county turned into cultural and entertainment venues. Note: Crosses removed from tops of church buildings. (Photo: Bitter Winter) (China —Nov. 15, 2020) On November 11, Worthy News reported the the Chinese Communist Party (CPP) continues to forcibly shut down churches and repurpose the buildings into entertainment halls, factories, or “cultural


Attorney reports serious health concerns for imprisoned human rights lawyer

            Qilei Lin, Wensheng Yu’s attorney, met with Yu in Xuzhou at city detention center.                                   (Photo: China Aid)  (Xuzhou, Jiangsu Province—October 20, 2020) Qilei Lin, an attorney for Wensheng Yu, a human rights lawyer,


Secretary Pompeo: the Church must support those pursuing freedoms

Secretary Pompeo speaking at the Holy See.(Photo: Creative Commons) (Rome, Italy—Sept. 30, 2020) In his address to the Holy See, Secretary Pompeo spoke about advancing and defending religious freedom through diplomacy. “A Church should permanently engage in support of those who wish to take ‘the risk of freedom’ of which Pope John Paul II spoke, especially,


Activist held for two years

                  Zhu Chengzhi              (Photo: 尹正安推特) (Suzhou, Jiangsu—May 15, 2020) A Chinese activist has been held in prison for more than two years. It is not yet known if he has been sentenced. Zhu Chengzhi was arrested two years ago after mourning the


Professor jailed for criticizing China

Guo Quan (Nanjing, Jiangsu—March 9, 2020) Former professor Guo Quan never came home after going to the public security department on Jan. 31. The department’s personnel asked Guo, who used to teach at Nanjing Normal University, to chat with them. He reportedly left home very happy, but he never returned, and his phone was shut

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Nanjing church demolished

A Christian criesas officials demolisha church in Nanjing.(Photo: ChinaAid) (Nanjing, Jiangsu—Nov. 21, 2019) In the deep of the night in Nanjing, Christians wailed as authorities demolished their church. The building hosted services for more than 1,000 Christians in the area. Some of them were inside the church when the authorities arrived, and the officials dragged

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Church notifies congregation of possible fines for gatherings, saying the rulers should be obeyed.

The Chinese government often persecutes Christians such as those pictured above. (Photo: ChinaAid) ChinaAid (Yancheng, Jiangsu—July 19, 2019) The Chinese authorities sent out a notice to church members saying no house church was allowed in the area of Xiangshui County, which is located in Yancheng, Jiangsu province, because all Christians should obey the ruling party.

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