China Aid Association
Photo: Pastor “Bike” Zhang Mingxuan
China Aid has learned that Zhang Mingxuan, pre sident of the Chinese house church alliance, has issued an open letter to the international community, informing the world to the sufferings and persecutions he has endured at the hands of the CPC. Detailed in his 3rd open letter are the many hardships and injustices pastor Zhang has had to endure throughout the years since becoming an outspoken evangelist and leader of the house church alliance. Since his conversion to Christianity in 1986, Pastor Zhang has been arrested, beaten and incarcerated 12 times. Most recently, PSB and State officials forced Zhang to close the orphanage he had been running with his two sons. Zhang and the orphans have continued to look for places of residence, but have been refused several times by landlords who have been threatened by officials not to lease to Zhang. Currently, Zhang has been separated from his two sons, who were also forced to move by PSB officials.
In his first two open letters, Zhang appealed to President Hu Jintao, to rectify the wrongs being done by corrupt Government officials. To this date Zhang has received no response. In his latest appeal, Pastor Zhang has written to the international community encouraging them to pray for the upcoming Beijing Olympics and to press the Chinese Government to realize true freedom of religion and rule of law. It is Zhang’s hope, along with millions of other persecuted Christians, that the World’s attention on the Olympic Games will bring the Chinese Government to realize the wrongs it has done and allow the house church alliance to help build a true “harmonious society”.
To view the complete text of Pastor Zhang’s letter, [click here]
To voice your concern over the injustices Pastor Zhang has been forced to endure please contact:
Chinese Embassy in Washington DC
Address: 2201 Wisconsin Avenue, N.W., Washington D.C. 20007
Tel: (202) 338-6688, (202)5889760
Fax: (202) 588-9760
Issued by CAA, February 18, 2008
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