China: Prosecutor recommends 15 years imprisonment for Bible seller

A prosecutor in China’s Inner Mongolia has suggested a 15-year prison sentence be given to the first of four Christian defendants arrested for selling Bibles last year, International Christian Concern (ICC). China banned the online sale of Bibles in 2018, and many Bible sellers have been arrested.

China to implement internet ban for house churches

hina’s Communist Party is imposing an oppressive new measure that will isolate Christians by prohibiting unregistered house churches from the online gatherings and teachings that have sustained them through the COVID-19 pandemic, Morning Star News (MSN) reports.

China: Pastor subject to government harassment since release from prison

Chinese government authorities in Zhejiang province are continuing to harass and threaten a house church pastor who was released from a prison sentence in December 2015, International Christian Concern (ICC) reports. China ranks 17 on the US Open Door Watch List 2022 of top 50 countries where Christians are persecuted.

China announces draconian restrictions to online Christian activity

China’s Communist regime has announced harsh new restrictions to online religious activities, effectively banning online church services for Chinese believers that are not part of the state-approved Three-Self church movement, International Christian Concern (ICC) reports. The move follows China’s prior banning of in-person religious gatherings, supposedly due to the pandemic.

Chinese government continues harassment of Christians; “please pray”

China’s ruling Communist Party is continuing its harassment of Christians by raiding house churches and detaining congregants: last month several believers from Shanghai and Sichuan were taken to police stations for questioning, and one woman was charged and detained, International Christian Concern (ICC reports).

China Detains Presbyterian Church Members

Chinese authorities have detained several members of the independent Presbyterianism Early Rain Qingcaodi Church in southwest China on “baseless fraud” charges, Christians say.

China: Wife of pastor sentenced to nine years is finally allowed to visit him

The wife of incarcerated Chinese pastor Wang Yi has been able to visit him for the first time since 2018, when China’s ruling Communist Party sentenced him to nine years in jail for leading the underground Early Rain Church, China Aid reports. Jiang Rong was allowed to see her husband while she herself continues to be placed in de facto house arrest by the government.

China government officials raid church, detain pastor and four congregants

In ongoing efforts to suppress Christianity in China, officials from the ruling Chinese Communist Party (CCP) on October 31 raided yet another church, detaining its pastor and four congregants, China Aid reports. China ranks 17 on the 2021 US Open Doors Watch List of top 50 countries where Christians are persecuted.

China’s government is indoctrinating preschoolers against Christianity

The Chinese communist government has begun indoctrinating kindergarten-age children against what it calls “illegal religion,” a term which specifically includes the Church of Almighty God movement, the largest Christian movement in China, religious rights publication Bitter Winter reports.

China: Government targets Christian schools, detains staff

hinese government authorities in recent days have raided Christian schools and detained staff members who have not been heard of since, International Christian Concern (ICC) reports. It is believed the raids were triggered by the ruling Communist Party’s “Administrative Measures for Religious Institutions” which came into effect on September 1 and which extend governmental control of religious schools in China.

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