China: Protestant pastor found guilty of ‘intentionally divulging state secrets’

China: Protestant pastor found guilty of ‘intentionally divulging state secrets’
The pastor of a high-profile church in China has been sentenced to one year in prison, suspended for two years, with a further six months’ residential surveillance, for “intentionally divulging state secrets”. Pastor Su Tianfu of Huoshi (Living Stone) Church in the south-western province of Guizhou had already been under . . . Read More

China: 6 Christians jailed as pressure on churches increases

Group of Christians praying together in Beijing. (Photo: World Watch Monitor)
A Chinese court in the southwestern province of Yunnan sent six Protestant Christians to prison last week for their membership of an “evil cult”. The verdict comes as part of a provincial crackdown on cults, as the ruling Communist Party continues its national campaign to restrict unregistered churches before new religious . . . Read More

China church raided during opening ceremony

One of the biggest churches in China’s Guizhou province is coming under increasing pressure from the authorities. Huoshi Church in Guiyang, which has around 300 members, was raided by police during the opening ceremony of its new venue in commercial premises, attended by hundreds of guests, including several foreigners. The . . . Read More