Arrested Early Rain Covenant Church Pastor: My Declaration of Faithful Disobedience

Pastor Wang Yi  |  ChinaAid ChinaAid note: Pastor Wang Yi penned this statement before his arrest this past Sunday, anticipating that he might be someday imprisoned. He asked that it be distributed should he be incarcerated for more than 48 hours. Wang, along with around 100 members of his congregation, was seized by authorities, beginning on Dec. 9. […]

Crackdown on Christian Churches Intensifies in China

Joyce Huang  |  Voice of America Authorities in central China’s Henan province are ratcheting up pressure on unregistered religious establishments with the intent of shutting down at least two-thirds of Christian churches there. Observers say the aim of the policy from China’s top leader, Xi Jinping, appears to be to contain the growth and spread […]

China’s Communists Declare Religious Freedom While Banning Online Bible Sales

VISION TIMES As the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) issued a paper describing how it protects the religious freedoms of the Chinese people, online sales of the Bible were banned in the country. The state’s April 3 release of the white paper, titled China’s Policies and Practices on Protecting Freedom of Religious Belief, came just days […]

A Secret Memoir Smuggled out of China

 Jinghong Cai  |  Freechinablog (I would like to express my special thanks to the American Bar Association and Carolina Academic Press for kindly providing me with a review copy of Mr. Gao’s memoir. This blog is the first part of my book review of “Unwavering Convictions: Gao Zhisheng’s Ten-Year Torture and Faith in China’s Future.” […]

The Shepherds of Living Stone Church

Yaxue Cao  |  ChinaChange This article was first published in China Change web site on December 25, 2016 On December 9, 2015, after dropping their two sons off at school, Pastor Yang Hua and his wife Wang Hongwu of the Living Stone house church in Guiyang, made their way to the 24th story of Guiyang International […]

Triad Boss-Turned-Christian Beaten to Death in Chinese Prison for Hiding Bible, Says Asylee

Juliet Song  |  Epoch Times Once a gang leader whose authority extended through nine counties in southeast China, Huang Chuanchan died not protecting his accomplices, but a Bible. Serving a life sentence for murder, Huang converted to Christianity in prison, says Li Jiangfeng, another Chinese Christian and former judge who recently gained asylum in Canada. Li […]

In China, Congressman Chris Smith Discusses Human Rights Issues

Chris Smith,U.S. Congressman U.S. Congressman Chris Smith spent five days in a human rights mission to China.  Smith, Chairman of the bipartisan Congressional-Executive Commission on China (CECC), gave a speech titled “Duty to Defend Universally Recognized Human Rights”, at the New York University (NYU) campus in Shanghai. It was the first public speech by an elected […]