Proposed New Amendments to Religious Laws in China

The Chinese government has released a set of proposed amendments to its rules regulating religious affairs, as President Xi Jinping attempts to exert even greater control over how religion is practised. The new set of amendments, released to the public

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Chinese Church Standing Strong.

According to recent reports by China Aid, China’s crackdown on house churches that are not registered with the official state church is growing and now represents the “greatest challenge” faced by Christians in the region. Some unregistered churches are resisting

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China Tightens Stance on North Korean Refugees

After a period of relative tolerance, the Chinese government has tightened its “hunt” for North Koreans fleeing the dictatorship in Pyongyang. The border authorities near the Tumen River, the border that divides China and North Korea, have issued a “bounty

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Chinese Believers Denied Welfare Payments.

A local governing body in China’s central Guizhou province has stopped paying out welfare benefits to Christians who attend church activities, an action that mirrors a similar incident two years ago. Mou, a house church member, told China Aid, “[Officials

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Church Leader Arrested in China.

A prominent Christian church leader has become the latest to be jailed by Chinese courts, during a week of activist trials and public confessions that have shocked international observers. Hu Shigen, a leader of an underground church, was found guilty

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Chinese Christians Detained for Possessing a Bible.

On 30th May, police in China’s southern Guangdong province detained three Christians for possessing religious materials, including a Bible. China Aid have reported that authorities took two Christians from their workplaces and one from a house, charging them with possessing

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