Worthy Christian News » Christian Persecution » China » Private Christians across China to face public persecution

Private Christians across China to face public persecution

Wednesday, May 7, 2014 | Worthy News / China, Christian Persecution


By Joseph DeCaro, Worthy News Correspondent

map-chinaBEIJING, CHINA (Worthy News)-- Thousands of Christians who worship in private "underground" churches across China are now facing public persecution, according to International Christian Concern.

Last week, China's Communist Party banned any publication of the schedule for Shouwang Church's outdoor services. While Shouwang has been a target of the Communists for years, this latest move is just part of a wider crackdown on dissidents since Xi Jinping first came to power in 2012.

After its eviction, the Shouwang Church has openly posted both its outdoor services and its objections to the treatment given it by local authorities.

Denied the required permits to build a church, or even rent another building, Shouwang has held outdoor worship services. The Church has conducted almost 200 such services regardless of the weather and despite official restrictions on their public activities.

But after the sudden demolition of the state sanctioned Sanjiang Christian Church in Wenzhou by Chinese authorities, Xi Jinping's new regime is now targeting any organization it perceives as a threat to Chinese Communist Party policy.

Copyright 1999-2015 Worthy News. All rights reserved.
Fair Use Notice:This site contains copyrighted material the use of which has not always been specifically authorized by the copyright owner. We are making such material available in our efforts to advance understanding of environmental, political, human rights, economic, democracy, scientific, and social justice issues, etc. We believe this constitutes a 'fair use' of any such copyrighted material as provided for in section 107 of the US Copyright Law. In accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107, the material on this site is distributed without profit to those who have expressed a prior interest in receiving the included information for research and educational purposes. For more information go to: http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/17/107.shtml. If you wish to use copyrighted material from this site for purposes of your own that go beyond 'fair use', you must obtain permission from the copyright owner.

Worthy Christian News » Christian Persecution » China » Private Christians across China to face public persecution

Leave a Comment