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Wenzhou city released a pledge for kindergarten parents not to hold religious beliefs
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Kindergarten parents must pledge not to hold religious beliefs

Photo: Wenzhou city released a pledge for families not to hold religious beliefs (ChinaAid source)   (Zhejiang—March 20, 2023) Parents of Wenzhou City, Zhejiang Province, were asked to sign a “Pledge Form of Commitment for Family Not To Hold Religious Beliefs.” A preschool teacher in Wenzhou confirmed that this mandate is the first of its

Bishop Peter Shao Zhumin of Wenzhou Diocese, member of the “underground” church
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Bishop Peter Shao Zhumin taken by authorities

Photo: Bishop Peter Shao Zhumin of Wenzhou Diocese, member of the “underground” church (ChinaAid source)   (Zhejiang – February 18, 2023) Peter Shao Zhumin, Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Wenzhou, was taken away again. So far, there has been no news indicating that he has been released. Bishop Shao’s recent arrest On February 2,

The cross of a church in Yuhuan, Taizhou was forcibly demolished during the 2015 Zhejiang Demolition Movement
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Yuhuan Church raided during Sunday service— three leaders arrested

Photo: The cross of a church in Yuhuan, Taizhou was forcibly demolished during the 2015 Zhejiang Demolition Movement (ChinaAid source) (Taizhou, Zhejiang province—February 17, 2023) So-called street and community workers disturbed Yuhuan Church’s Chengguang Branch during Sunday worship. Three church leaders were arrested and taken away for questioning; however, authorities released them later that afternoon.

Armed police demolish Nangang Church overnight
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Armed police demolish Nangang Church overnight

(Wenzhou, China – January 13, 2023) On the evening of January 11, the Ruian County government of Wenzhou City, Zhejiang Province forcibly demolished the Nangang Church, located in Nangang Village, Feiyun Street, to build commercial buildings. The church covered an area of ​​8 acres. A church worth tens of millions of RMB was ordered to

Chen Ziliang, a member of the China Democracy Party
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Chen Ziliang passes in detention center

Photo: Chen Ziliang (ChinaAid)   (Zhejiang – Janurary 2, 2023) Chen Ziliang, a member of the China Democracy Party’s Zhejiang Preparatory Committee, passed away on December 24, 2022, while in custody at the Jinyun County Detention Center in Lishui, Zhejiang province.      The notice from police The Jinyun County Public Security Bureau informed the

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Seminary raided, pastor and three teachers arrested

(Wenzhou, Zhejiang Province, China—September 27, 2022) The National Security Department and Bureau of Religion raided Canaan Seminary on September 20. They destroyed all the equipment in the church and took Pastor Huang Jianle and three teachers. All seminarians were asked to move back home.   Recently, Christian seminaries in Wenzhou, Zhejiang Province have been raided


Wenzhou Bible School banned by authorities

A copy of the ban notice. (Wenzhou, Zhejiang—August 24, 2022) On August 8, 2022, the Civil Affairs Bureau of Lucheng District, Wenzhou City, Zhejiang Province issued an announcement on the banning of Wenzhou Bowen Bible School and Wenzhou Bible School. The official notice was dated as August 5, 2022 and cites the church’s school as


Catholic bishops and priests have forcibly disappeared across China

The Vatican(Photo: FreeImages)   (Zhejiang, Hebei, China – April 21, 2022) Ahead of this year’s Easter, the Chinese regime has launched a new crackdown on the “unofficial” (underground) church recognized by the Vatican but not by Beijing.       According to Asia News, on April 7, the Chinese authorities in Zhejiang forced Bishop Shao Zhumin of


Chinese pastor harassed for six years after his release from custody

Pastor Huang Yizi with his family(Photo: ChinaAid source) (Wenzhou, Zhejiang Province—January 31, 2022) Recently, Huang Yizi, the pastor of Feng Wo Tang Church, disclosed to independent media that he had been relentlessly harassed in the past 6 years since his release. Huang Yizi was imprisoned twice for fighting against the government’s forcible removal of crosses.


Case of Christian bookstore handled in a bizarre way; family continues to appeal

Sister Zheng Jinmei, mother of Chen Yu(Photo: ChinaAid source) (Taizhou, Zhejiang Province—January 13, 2022) The verdict of the second trial of Chen Yu and “Xiaomai Bookstore” upheld its original sentencing. However, the verdict was first posted by an official WeChat account called “Zhejiang Crackdown on Pornography and Illegal Publications” on January 5, which is against


COVID protocols weaponized against Christians in Zhejiang

  A cross was forcibly demolished in Zhejiang Province(Photo: Flickr) (Zhejiang Province, China—January 11, 2022) In December last year, a new round of COVID infections broke out in Ningbo, Shaoxing, Hangzhou, and other places in Zhejiang province. Authorities shut down Christian church activities in Zhejiang province, claiming that it was for preventing COVID. All religious


Verdict upheld for Christian bookstore

Logo of “Xiaomai Bookstore” (Wheat Bookstore)(Photo: ChinaAid source) (Linhai, Zhejiang Province—January 10, 2022) At the end of 2021, the second trial of the case of Chen Yu and “Xiaomai Bookstore” in Linhai, Zhejiang Province, began. Chen Yu’s lawyer, Deng Qinggao, and Chen Yu’s parents attended the trial. Both Deng’s lawyer and Chen Yu himself made

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