|Damage to Early Rain Covenant Church in December 2018.
(Photo: China Aid)
(Chengdu, Sichuan—Aug. 26, 2020) Authorities have placed Jiang Rong, the wife of Pastor Wang Yi, under house arrest. Jiang had previously freed on bail.
Although the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) officials released Jiang on bail, they now bar her from interacting with family, friends, and church members.
On Dec. 9, 2018, officials arrested around 100 members of Early Rain Covenant Church, including Jiang and Wang. Jiang’s underage son, Wang Shuya, went to live with his grandparents.
Wang Shuya has since been reunited with his mother. However, authorities are closely monitoring them, and prohibiting them from interacting with others.
In the meantime, Wang Yi is serving a nine-year prison sentence behind prison walls bordered by electric barbed wires.
The following photos show damage to Floors 19 and 23 of Early Rain Covenant Church after CCP officials raided it during the 2018 crackdown. Authorities have forcibly occupied and rented out the property.