The leader of a major Christian watchdog organization has pushed back against a recent Pew Research Report that the number of Christians in China is in decline, the Christian Post reports. Citing a survey by the Chinese General Social Survey (CGSS), Pew reported an estimated 23.2 million Christians in China in 2010, compared to some 19.9 million in 2018.
Police in China raided a long-persecuted Christian mission center in Chengdu, Sichuan province earlier this month, arresting a number of church leaders and continuing to detain two of them, China Aid reports.
A long-persecuted evangelical Early Rain Covenant Church (ERCC) in China’s Sichuan province suffered a police raid on a graduation ceremony it was holding, and a number of church members were taken away, the China Aid Christian advocacy group reports.
China’s ruling Communist Party is continuing its crackdown on Christianity by removing crosses from churches and adding new restrictions to religious activities, Missions Box reports.
China’s ruling Chinese Communist Party (CCP) continues its years-long program of suppressing Christianity in the country: Last month, authorities arrested and detained a Christian leader and shut down two churches, the Bitter Winter rights group reports.
A US lawmaker has told a House Select Committee that China’s ruling Communist Party (CCP) government is rewriting parts of the Bible in order to increase its power and suppress the Gospel, International Christian Concern (ICC) reports.
A pastor who led his entire church of over 60 people out of China to escape persecution there has testified to US Congress members that “there is no religious freedom” in his country of origin, the Washington Times reports.
A Christian pastor and three of his church members in China’s Guangdong Province have been in custody for six weeks after being arrested by the ruling Chinese Communist Party on suspicion of conducting “illegal business operations,” China Aid reports.
China’s ruling authoritarian Communist Party (CCP) has begun rolling out a new app that will require citizens to pre-register for approval to attend a religious service.
Five Christians detained since August 2022 for leading Bible studies have been freed on bail by authorities in China’s Yunnan Province, well-informed Christians Wednesday.
China’s ruling Communist Party (CCP) is planning to bring in new regulatory measures that would require all churches and other places of worship to implement CCP propaganda as part of their services, the Bitter Winter Chinese human rights magazine reports.
An entire congregation of more than 60 asylum-seeking Chinese Christians has arrived in the US after their application for refugee status on the grounds of persecution by China’s government was rejected by both South Korea and Thailand, the Washington Times reports.
All 63 Chinese Christian members of the asylum-seeking Shenzhen Holy Reformed Church have been taken into police custody in Thailand, after overstaying the tourist visas on which they sought refugee status from persecution in China, the Associated Press reports.
An evangelical church in China has released a statement detailing torture and maltreatment inflicted on three of the congregation’s leaders who have been in detention since August last year, Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW) reports. China ranks 16th on the US Open Doors World Watch List 2023 of the top 50 countries where Christians are persecuted.
The US-based ChinaAid persecution watchdog organization attests in a new report that China’s ruling Communist Party intensified its notorious harassment and mistreatment of Christians in the country last year, the Christian Post reports.
A U.S. Pastor known for religious rights rallies was nearly detained by U.S. Secret Service personnel after Chinese embassy staff objected to his protest, Worthy News learned Thursday.
China has launched an effort to “erase” all churches and last year saw an increase in the persecution of Christians in the Communist-run nation, according to a new report obtained by Worthy News.
Christians say the health of a Chinese church elder, jailed in China since November 2021, has improved, but he may face ten years imprisonment on ‘fraud’ charges.
A Chinese Christian evangelist jailed for more than half a year on charges linked to his work has returned home to care for his father, who suffers from COVID-19, supporters told Worthy News.
A prominent Chinese church leader has begun serving a two-year prison sentence for what his family and friends view as trumped-up charges of “illegally holding materials promoting terrorism and extremism,” Worthy News learned Wednesday.