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International News by Andrew Halloway
The Chinese regime’s new security restrictions on Hong Kong have made Christians in the city afraid for the future.
China has effectively stripped Hong Kong residents of their freedom of speech and legal right to …
Last updated on June 21st, 2020 at 06:44 pm
After a brief period of respite during the Covid-19 lockdown, churches are suffering state persecution again in China.
There are many reports of church raids, cross removals and violence against Christians.
Last updated on April 3rd, 2020 at 04:03 pm
Deserted streets in the quarantined city of Wuhan (SISTEMA 12)
Christians at the epicentre of the coronavirus outbreak are standing firm in their faith.
The Root and Foot Christian Church (RFCC), …
A Chinese megachurch pastor, Wang Yi, has been jailed for nine years for “subversion of state power” and “illegally operating a business”.
According to Faithwire, Yi, the lead pastor of Early Rain Covenant Church in Chengdu (the capital of Sichuan …
Last updated on December 6th, 2019 at 03:30 pm
Bulldozers started demolishing the 3,000-seat Fuyang Christian Church in Fenan, Anhui province, during a worship service, while congregants were inside.
Not only were no legal papers presented, but it was a …
Last updated on August 9th, 2019 at 01:06 pm
Hong Kong anti-extradition law protest on 16 June
WHILE the British media have rightly highlighted the pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong this summer, they have been peculiarly quiet about the faith …
Churches in China are being forced to sing songs praising the state instead of God.
The communist government is banning traditional hymns and ordering registered churches to use a new ‘hymnbook’.
Religious liberty magazine Bitter Winter reports that the Religious …
Last updated on June 12th, 2019 at 11:59 am
China turns pastors into political pawns
The Chinese government is reportedly employing ordinary citizens as paid informants to report on church activities, in addition to police and secret services.
According to China Aid, a church elder from Kaifeng, Henan, said that officials in his area recruit one person from each village to spy on churches. He also said the spies are supposed to report Christians who take children to church.
“Bold and compassionate”: the late Dr Li Baiguang (left) defended Chinese pastors
An internationally-recognised Chinese human rights lawyer has died suddenly under suspicious circumstances.
Dr Li Baiguang, 49, an outspoken legal advocate for Christian pastors under arrest, is said …