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  • Christian, ethnic persecution ‘nightmare’ in China

    October 11 2018 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 1 comments
    Christian, ethnic persecution ‘nightmare’ in China

    Christians and ethnic minorities are living a “nightmare” in China under President Xi Jinping, a congressional commission report released Oct. 10 documents. Jinping’s unmerciful program to “Sinicize” religion into a government-controlled framework, marginalize ethnic minorities including Uyghur Muslims, and redefine human rights intensified in 2018, making life a nightmare for civilians …

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  • China shutters churches, demands recant of faith

    September 13 2018 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    China shutters churches, demands recant of faith

    China is raiding and shuttering churches, assaulting worshipers, destroying crosses and burning Bibles in escalating persecution of Christians under a Communist constitution that claims to grant religious freedom. Police shut down the largest house church in Beijing Sunday (Sept. 9), the multisite Zion Church, Reuters reported.

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  • ChinaAid to launch petition for imprisoned pastor

    August 3 2018 by Morgan Collier, Baptist Press | with 1 comments
    ChinaAid to launch petition for imprisoned pastor

    The human rights organization ChinaAid is initiating a petition drive to free John Cao, a Chinese pastor who has been imprisoned since March 2017. According to ChinaAid, Cao was “unjustly framed” – sentenced to seven years in prison and fined $3,000 – for “organizing illegal border crossing” …

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  • China banning online Bible sales ‘absurd’

    April 10 2018 by Aaron Earls, Facts & Trends | with 0 comments
    China banning online Bible sales ‘absurd’

    China is purportedly the largest publisher of Bibles in the world, but the communist nation has now apparently blocked online Bible purchases for its residents. Beginning last week, searches for Bibles at leading online retailers in China came up empty, according to reports from The New York Times and CNN.

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  • ChinaAid: Government likely killed Christian lawyer

    March 7 2018 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    ChinaAid: Government likely killed Christian lawyer

    Religious freedom advocates are calling for an investigation into the mysterious death of noted Christian human rights attorney Li Baiguang, who died Feb. 26 in a Chinese military hospital after recent good health. The Chinese Communist Party likely killed 49-year-old Li, ChinaAid President Bob Fu said in a Feb. 26 news release.

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  • U.S. pastor among ChinaAid top 10 persecution cases

    February 16 2018 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    U.S. pastor among ChinaAid top 10 persecution cases

    A Virginia pastor interrogated and evicted from China during a discipleship seminar he led in the nation is among ChinaAid’s top cases of Christian persecution there in 2017. Wang Zhiyong was interrogated for four hours and ordered to immediately leave China after police interrupted his seminar in Guangdong in April.

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  • Cloned monkeys spur warnings against human cloning

    January 26 2018 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Cloned monkeys spur warnings against human cloning

    The first-ever primates cloned through a technique that produced Dolly the sheep have been cited by Christian bioethicists as a potentially valuable development in animal research. But they warned that two monkeys engineered by Chinese researchers must not become a step toward cloning humans.

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  • China bombs megachurch in drive to silence Christianity

    January 17 2018 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    China bombs megachurch in drive to silence Christianity

    The bombing demolition of a megachurch in China is indicative of a rush to silence Christianity under new laws that will heighten religious persecution, according to human rights group ChinaAid. The Golden Lampstand Church in Linfen, Shanxi, was home to some 50,000 worshippers before the Chinese government bombed and demolished the church.

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  • Kidnapped Chinese Christian lawyer details persecution

    October 23 2017 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Kidnapped Chinese Christian lawyer details persecution

    A kidnapped Chinese Christian attorney held in Beijing chronicles China’s religious persecution in a book smuggled from the country and published in the U.S., even as Chinese President Xi Jinping pledges to control religion there. Renowned attorney Gao Zhisheng’s book was released just days before Xi delivered an hours-long speech encouraging the purest Marxist communism.

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  • China tightens worship, Sunday school restrictions

    September 18 2017 by Morning Star News, Editor | with 0 comments
    China tightens worship, Sunday school restrictions

    China startled Christians by tightening its “choke-hold” on churches there in September, banning Christian education for children and unregistered church worship “as if intending to eliminate all house churches at once,” China Aid told Morning Star News.

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  • China releases American accused of spying

    May 9 2017 by June Cheng, WORLD News Service | with 0 comments
    China releases American accused of spying

    After more than two years spent imprisoned in southern China on spying charges, American Sandy Phan-Gillis finally returned to U.S. soil on Friday, reuniting with her husband and family in Los Angeles. In a few days, they will head home to Houston.

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  • Trump administration denies funds to UNFPA

    April 10 2017 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Trump administration denies funds to UNFPA

    The Trump administration’s reactivation of another international pro-life policy – this time by withholding funds for a controversial United Nations family planning agency linked to the support of China’s coercive, population-control program – has drawn praise from pro-life advocates.

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  • Religious liberty in China ‘rapidly deteriorating’

    March 16 2017 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Religious liberty in China ‘rapidly deteriorating’

    The persecution of Christians in China has increased, and is expected to continue to do so, as a result of a dramatic policy change by the communist government, according to the human rights organization China Aid. Chinese President Xi Jinping signaled the change when he stressed the significance of religions “persistently following the path of Sinicization.”

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  • Houston man pleads for wife detained in China

    March 14 2017 by June Cheng, WORLD News Service | with 0 comments
    Houston man pleads for wife detained in China

    For the past two years, Texan Sandy Phan-Gillis, a naturalized U.S. citizen, has endured torture and imprisonment without trial in China, for unsubstantiated spying charges. Despite media campaigns and help from the U.S. State Department, Phan-Gillis remains in captivity, and the Chinese government has not suffered any consequences.

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  • Prayers for life on Children’s Day in China

    June 7 2016 by June Cheng, World News Service | with 0 comments
    Prayers for life on Children’s Day in China

    June 1 is Children’s Day in China, a holiday filled with children’s events, reduced entrance fees at tourist attractions and student performances. Yet for the past five years, Jonny Fan of Chengdu Early Rain Reformed Church has striven to make the celebration include unborn children as well, with his “Don’t Abort on Children’s Day” campaign.

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