Pastor Yang Xibo and his wife Wang Xiaofei filed an appeal against the unreasonable sanction but lost. The fine was increased.
While in custody, Ye Zhong allegedly died of “sudden myocardial infarction.” His wife “disappeared.”
The historical house church was liquidated in 2019 but its pastor Yang Xibo and his family continue to be harassed.
Propaganda against “xie jiao and illegal religion,” not very successful with adults, now targets children as young as 3.