Exposing Religious Persecution Leads to Harsh Punishment in China

“Why would I want to remove the cross?” the church director asked angrily afterward. “Officials threatened to demolish my house if I refused. They are defying the laws by making me do that. Religious liberty in China is merely a show for foreigners.”

In China, Believers Tortured to Renounce Their Faith in Xinjiang’s Camps

XIANG YI | BITTER WINTER Along with Muslims, members of The Church of Almighty God, Jehovah’s Witnesses, and other persecuted groups are also sent to internment camps for “transformation.” “In the camp, more than a dozen ‘students’ live in one small room, less than 20 square meters in size. With toilet inside, foul smells permeate […]

Police in China's Chengdu Raid Online Easter Church Service

Qiao Long  | Radio Free Asia Police in the southwestern Chinese province of Sichuan detained at least eight people in an Easter Sunday raid on the homes of Early Rain Covenant Church members, RFA has learned. Police raided an online meeting of the church in a simultaneous operation targeting church deacons, ministers, volunteers and regular members in their homes Sichuan’s provincial […]

Si Weijiang: The Church Standing by a Chimney

Si Weijiang | ChinaAid Ezhou, Hubei— ChinaAid note: The following is a piece written by Chinese Lawyer Si Weijiang regarding the persecution of three Christian women in China’s Hubei province. One of the women, the church’s pastor, Hao Zhiwei, could face more than 10 years in prison on a fraud charge for collecting offerings. Is a […]

China: Believers Brutally Tortured for Their Faith

XIN LU | BITTER WINTER The Church of Almighty God (CAG) is the most persecuted single religious movement in China whose members are often tortured during detention, the police forcing them to disclose information about the Church or sign statements renouncing their faith. Starved for 82 days “I felt that I was dying from starvation, often […]

Xiamen Churches Stand Strong Despite Mass Sweeps by Authorities

ChinaAid  Xiamen, Fujian — Authorities in China’s Fujian province carried out campaigns against Christian house churches to meet a July 1 goal of clean-up and rectification. As part of their efforts, authorities dispatched police to Xinzao Church to monitor the location each day. Officials issued an administrative shutdown notice against the church on June 19, citing the […]

Officer Beats Elderly Mother of Imprisoned Pastor

ChinaAid Chengdu, Sichuan – A Chinese police officer beat the elderly mother of an imprisoned church pastor as she withdrew money from the bank this morning. The woman, who is caring for her grandson, the child of incarcerated Early Rain Covenant Church pastor Wang Yi, is nearly 70 years old and was entering her password […]

China Targeted by Canadian Coalition on International Human Rights Day

RAHUL VAIDYANATH  |  EPOCH TIMES Canadian government urged to stand firm on arrest of Huawei executive OTTAWA—A number of groups subjected to human rights abuses by China’s ruling communist regime urged the Canadian government to take action on Dec. 10—International Human Rights Day. At a press conference on Parliament Hill, led by One Free World International (OFWI), […]

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 […]

Many house churches under government crackdown

ChinaAid Xuchang, Henan—The crackdown on Christian house churches in mainland China is becoming more ferocious. Chinese authorities have been checking Christian church venues on a large scale and shutting many down. The Liaoning Province government in northeastern China launched a campaign against venues for Christian gatherings; three gathering venues of Daoen Church located in Xuzhou, […]