China’s southeastern province continues to intensify religious persecution measures after coronavirus lockdown measures were lifted.
Local Church in China
The CCP treats any link the Chinese believers have with abroad as “foreign infiltration” that threatens its regime. Any such tie is investigated and severed.
An interview with J. Gordon Melton, one of the world’s leading scholars of contemporary religion, who explains the differences between the different groups in the tradition of Chinese Protestant preacher Witness Lee.
The leader of a Chinese religious movement was detained and later imprisoned.
Since the end of March, the Chinese authorities have forbidden the sales of the Bible online and restricted the distribution of religious literature, closing down numerous sellers. Individuals who ordered religious texts have also been apprehended and monitored.
A Local Church preacher and five other Christians were arrested; the preacher has been kept in custody for over eight months.
Law enforcement officers apprehended an Evangelical preacher during her father-in-law’s funeral.
On the run for over ten years, preacher Shi Yuliang from Zhejiang Province is unable to come home, and his family is constantly harassed by the police.
Wang Zhaogang (pseudonym, 53) was a co-worker in the Local Church and owned his own factory in the Lanshan District of Shandong Province’s Linyi city. In June 2014, the police closed down his factory under a pretext of conducting a tax inspection. While searching the factory, they found nearly 4,000 spiritual books that Wang Zhaogang was […]