China pastor arrest ‘politically motivated’

The pastor of China’s largest official Protestant church has been detained and accused with embezzling funds. Rights activists claim his detention is “politically motivated”, after he spoke out against the government’s . Gu Yuese is pastor of Chongyi Church in Hangzhou, a government-approved church with around 10,000 members. He was . . . Read More

China’s ‘demolition campaign’ goes on

China is set to continue removing crosses from church rooftops in the eastern province of Zhejiang, despite a bishop’s claim in March that the so-called “demolition campaign” against hundreds of churches had ended. Bishop Paul Meng Qinglu told UCA News the alleged campaign had been stopped after complaints from church . . . Read More

China’s church ‘demolition campaign’ ends

An alleged ‘demolition campaign’ against churches in a province in eastern China has ended, a Chinese bishop has claimed. Bishop Paul Meng Qinglu told UCA News the alleged campaign in Zhejiang province, south of Shanghai, was stopped after complaints from church leaders across China. More than 400 crosses were removed . . . Read More

Plight of Christians in Myanmar under-reported

The Huffington Post reports that, while persecution of the Rohingya Muslim minority in the majority Buddhist country has attracted much international attention, in Chin State – along Myanmar’s northwest border – a predominantly Christian population faces its own challenges and restrictions. “There is no improvement with regard to religious freedom . . . Read More

More destruction of Chinese churches and crosses

Weeks after the demolition of Sanjiang Church on April 28, more than 15 churches have reported maltreatment relating to coastal Zhejiang province’s “Three Rectifications and One Demolition” campaign. Additionally several believers are facing charges, after being detained around the time Sanjiang Church, in Wenzhou was demolished. “Everybody is crying. According . . . Read More