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Chinese Christian fined over $10,000 for renting out venue to Church School

Photo: Subpoena to Huang Yuanda from the Jimei District Court of Xiamen (ChinaAid source) (Xiamen, China—November 10, 2022) Huang Yuanda, a Christian from the Xunsiding Church in Xiamen, was fined ¥100,000 (~$13,800) by the Xiamen Siming District Ethnic and Religious Affairs Bureau for providing a rented house for the church school to use.    The

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Ethnic and Religious Affairs officials deliver two-year-old penalty notice to House Church Minister Yang Xibo

First page of the Exigent Notice of Administrative Penalty Enforcement. (Photo: ChinaAid resource) (Xiamen, Fujian Province —August 30, 2021) On August 28, Chinese Communist Party (CCP) officials from Xiamen City Siming District Bureau of Ethnic and Religious Affairs delivered an Exigent Notice of Administrative Penalty Enforcement to Yang Xibo, minister of Xunsiding Church, a renowned house church in

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Court fails to reach ruling regarding hearing for Yang Hui, charged with selling old books

A partial list of Lawyer Yang Hui’s books that CCP officials confiscated. (Photo: ChinaAid resource) (Xiamen, Fujian Province—May 28, 2021) On April 23, the human comprehensive law enforcement team of the Xiamen ‘s cultural market delivered “The Notice of Administrative Penalty” to Yang Hui, a Christian, human rights lawyer for registering, purchasing, and selling used

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Police persecution of Xiamen Xunsiding Church “backfires”

Police during raid on Xiamen Xunsiding Church. (Photo: ChinaAid resource) (Xiamen, Fujian Province—April 19, 2021) On April 17, police again raided Xiamen Xunsiding Church at the newly rented venue in Pacific Rim Hotel. As dozens of police officers blocked the entrance to the conference hall, they checked each church member’s temperature, noted their ID numbers,

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House churches in various provinces experienced persecution in March

Notice from Guiyang Municipal Bureauof Religious Affairs in Yunyan District. (Photo: ChinaAid) (April 1, 2021–Guiyang City, Guizhou) In the past week, several house churches across various provinces experienced strong opposition from the Chinese government. Reports from Guiyang City, Guizhou stated that on March 17, Guiyang Municipal Bureau of Religious Affairs in Yunyan published a notice announcing

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CCP strengthens screening of reportedly “illegal religious activities”

July 2020: Police raid Xingguang Church. (Photo: ChinaAid resource) (Xiamen, Fujian Province—March 24, 2021) On March 19, Siming District United Front Work Department sent a notice to each neighborhood committee, asking them to strengthen the screening of unregistered churches. Consolidating the prohibition of “illegal religious activities,” the lead department asserts, will help prevent the recurrence

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Siming District Religious Affairs Bureau notice to wife of Minister Yang Xibo: “You have violated Articles 20, 21, 22, 40 and 41 of….”

Siming District Religious Affairs Bureau Administrative punishment notice to Wang Xiaofei.  (Photo: Minister Yang Xibo) (Xiamen, Fujian Province—March 01, 2021) On February 24 (the fifteenth day of 2021 on the lunar calendar), Siming District Religious Affairs Bureau issued an Administrative punishment notice to Wang Xiaofei, wife of Minister Yang Xibo of Xiamen Xunsiding Church. According to

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Christmas Eve: Chengdu police raid homes of Early Rain Covenant Church members; Xiamen police interrupt and disband Christmas Eve concert at Xiamen Wanda Plaza

Police raiding home of Brother Xiao Luobiao home on Christmas Eve. (Photo: Chengdu Early Rain Covenant Church)  (Chengdu, Sichuan, and Xiamen, Fujian—Dec. 27, 2020) Despite it being Christmas Eve, on December 24, Chengdu police raided the home of Early Rain Covenant Church (ERCC) member Brother Xiao and on that same day, Xiamen police interrupted and disbanded


CCP fines hotel for allowing Christians to hold religious activities

Xiamen Sea View Garden Hotel. (Photo: China Aid) (Xiamen, Fujian Province—Oct. 25, 2020) On October 16, the Bureau of Culture and Tourism of Siming District, Xiamen and Municipal Bureau of Ethnic and Religious Affairs of Xiamen jointly issued a notice, charging that Xiamen Sea View Garden Hotel Co., Ltd. violated the Regulations on Religious Affairs.

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Xiamen Huoshi Church insists on requesting a hearing

ChinaAid (Xiamen, China—July 24, 2019) The shutdown Xiamen Huoshi Church has been insisting on requesting a hearing. While they do not give in, authorities used the transcript by the neighborhood committee as accusatory evidence. In Xiamen, Fujian, Huoshi Church which was shut down in a mass crackdown on June 16, insists on requesting a hearing

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Police form human wall surrounding Xunsiding Church after shutdown

ChinaAid Officials stand guard outside of Xunsiding Church. (Photo: ChinaAid) (Xiamen, Fujian—July 6, 2019) Police and security officials staked out the location of Xunsiding Church for at least a month after the house of worship was shut down in May. Previous reporting from ChinaAid focuses on administrative actions against Xunsiding Church. The wife of Xunsiding

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Xiamen churches stand strong despite mass sweeps by authorities

ChinaAid  Chinese Christians meet to study the Bible. (Photo: ChinaAid) (Xiamen, Fujian—July 3, 2019) Authorities in China’s Fujian province carried out campaigns against Christian house churches to meet a July 1 goal of clean-up and rectification. As part of their efforts, authorities dispatched police to Xinzao Church to monitor the location each day. Officials issued

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