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China Changes Bible Story, Says Jesus Killed Woman Caught in Adultery: I, Too, Am a Sinner

China Changes Bible Story, Says Jesus Killed Woman Caught in Adultery: I, Too, Am a Sinner The biblical story of Jesus saving the woman caught in adultery has been twisted and given a new ending in a Chinese textbook, with Jesus killing the woman and telling her that He, too, is a sinner, according to... Read more

China Censors Teachers from Mentioning God

China Censors Teachers from Mentioning God A new report from the Center for Studies on New Religion's publication Bitter Winter reveals China is spying on and censoring any religious teacher to make sure they don't mention God.The Center for Studies on New Religion, a human rights organization focusing on abuses by the Chinese Communist Party's... Read more

Will politics and the pandemic reshape ministry in China? – Mission Network News

China (MNN) — Tension between the U.S. and China remains at an all-time high. Saber-rattling from China and a U.S. ban on Chinese social media are the latest developments in a year of division. Analysts say investments have fallen to a new nine-year low as U.S. companies feel pressured to leave Chinese markets. How do... Read more

Vatican challenged over secret deal with China

The human rights situation in China has "rapidly and significantly deteriorated" under President Xijinping.REUTERS/Damir SagoljThe Vatican has been criticised over plans to extend an agreement with the Chinese government on the appointment of bishops.  Vatican officials are reported to have told journalists this week that the arrangement, due to expire in October, will be renewed.  Reuters... Read more

Churches in China need Bibles following historic floods – Mission Network News

China (MNN) — Parts of China saw once-in-a-century flooding in recent weeks. Above-average rainfall and subsequent flooding affected 70 million people throughout the country; damages cost at least $29 billion. The deluge caused more financial difficulties this year compared to previous seasons, Chinese officials report. Kurt Rovenstine of Bibles for China says rural church partners... Read more

China Bans Massive House Church after They Refused to Install Surveillance Cameras Inside the Church

China Bans Massive House Church after They Refused to Install Surveillance Cameras Inside the Church China has banned the house church Zion, a 1500-member congregation, after they refused to install surveillance cameras in their church. China threatened to close down the church if they did not comply and have now come through on their threat.According... Read more

‘China Is an Atheist Country’: Communist Nation Expands Ban on Christian Funerals

'China Is an Atheist Country': Communist Nation Expands Ban on Christian Funerals Chinas communist government has expanded its ban on Christian funerals in recent months, continuing to use laws prohibiting religious activities outside of churches to also outlaw religious-themed ceremonies for the dead, according to a new report.Bitter Winter first reported on the ban in... Read more

China tries to erase Inner Mongolian culture – Mission Network News

China (MNN) — Students and parents from Inner Mongolia gathered to protest a new Chinese policy that would require students to use Mandarin textbooks, rather than learn in Mongolian. Joe Handley of Asian Access describes Inner Mongolia (not to be confused with the independent country of Mongolia to the north) and its relation to China.... Read more

Bible distribution picks up as lockdown restrictions lift in China – Mission Network News

China (MNN) Lockdowns and restrictions around the world have put a pause on everyday life, and ministries have not been exempt from its affects. Bibles for China has seen some those restrictions lifted and resumed Bible distribution. Some churches are starting to open up, function a little more towards normal, Kurt Rovenstine says. “So from... Read more

China Forcibly Removes 900 Church Crosses in a Single Province, Threatens Christians

China Forcibly Removes 900 Church Crosses in a Single Province, Threatens Christians Chinas government forcibly removed crosses from more than 900 churches in a single province the first half of this year, warning church members that opposition would lead to dire consequences, according to a new report.Bitter Winter, which monitors religious liberty violations within China,... Read more

China Fines Christian Man $2,870 for Holding Online Bible Study, Violating Anti-Religion Law

China Fines Christian Man $2,870 for Holding Online Bible Study, Violating Anti-Religion Law A Chinese government agency last week fined a Christian man $2,870 for holding an online Bible study it says violated a new anti-religion law.The man, Zhang Wenli, lives in Yunnan province and was contacted Aug. 11 by the Ethnic and Religious Affairs... Read more

Criminal charges brought against online churches in China – Mission Network News

China (MNN) — Concerning accounts are pouring from China that have nothing to do with a physical virus. Many local believers are reporting crackdowns on the underground Churchs digital presence in China in the form of arrests and criminal charges. Restrictions on digital Christian content are nothing new; some local believers already change their websites... Read more

Christians in China Forced to Replace Christian Items with Portraits of President

Christians in China Forced to Replace Christian Items with Portraits of President August 12, 2020 (Morning Star News) An 84-year-old Christian in Shanxi Province, China was among people in at least five provinces ordered to remove Christian imagery from their homes and replace them with pictures of President Xi Jinping, religious rights magazine... Read more

There is a genocide in China and the international community needs to do something about it

(Photo: Reuters)The United Nations "Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide" went into effect in 1951. At the time, the Convention defined "genocide" as actions "committed with intent to destroy, in whole or in part, a national, ethnical, racial or religious group." This definition includes "deliberately inflicting on the group conditions... Read more

Dozens of faith leaders call for action to stop ‘genocide’ of Uighars in China

FILE PHOTO: Workers walk by the perimeter fence of what is officially known as a vocational skills education centre in Dabancheng in Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region, China September 4, 2018.(Reuters/Thomas Peter/File Photo)The former Archbishop of Canterbury, Rowan Williams, is among the dozens of faith leaders to have signed a letter demanding action to stop atrocities... Read more

Ministry in China looks different post-pandemic – Mission Network News

China (MNN) — Around the world, countries like China are rolling back pandemic-related restrictions. During the journey back to a new normal, many ministries are finally able to return to the methods theyre used to for doing ministry. But not everything is simply going to revert back to pre-pandemic ministry. In fact, China Partner reports... Read more

Seminaries reopen in China – but where are the students? – Mission Network News

China (MNN) — While most of the world is still in the trenches with COIVID-19, some regions are starting to look to the future. China, once ground zero for the pandemic, has seen loser lockdown restrictions and fewer cases as the country attempts to move back toward regular life. That includes seminaries that China Partner... Read more

China Is ‘No Longer a Safe Place to be a Christian,’ Chinese Christian Asserts

China Is 'No Longer a Safe Place to be a Christian,' Chinese Christian Asserts Christians are seeking asylum in the United States after enduring religious persecution in China by communist officials.According to Baptist Press, in a video interview by International Christian Concern released last week, a Christian named Liao Quiang, alongside his daughter... Read more

China taking children away from Christian parents, threatens to send them to re-education camps

Early Rain Covenant Church members in China.Facebook/Early Rain Covenant ChurchChina has threatened to send children from Christian families to re-education camps, according to alarming reports from a member of a local church in the country. A member of China's Early Rain Covenant Church has described the intensifying persecution of Christians by the Chinese Communist Party,... Read more

‘Thank You That We Live in the U.S.A.,’ Pastor Greg Laurie Prays before Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s Speech on Communist China

'Thank You That We Live in the U.S.A.,' Pastor Greg Laurie Prays before Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's Speech on Communist China Pastor Greg Laurie prayed at an event on Thursday where Secretary of State Mike Pompeo implored world leaders to demand change from China.Lord, today we come before you to thank you that... Read more

The Uighurs of China: A People in Peril

The Uighurs (pronounced “Wee-gers”) are a Central Asian people group relatively unknown to the Western world. The majority of them live in northwest China, in an area known as the Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region, which is their ancestral homeland. Xinjiang is home to about 10 million Uighurs. In ethnolinguistic terms, the Uighurs are a Turkic... Read more

China tells Christians to renounce faith in Jesus & worship President Xi Jinping instead

China's President Xi Jinping is seen in this file photo.ReutersChina has ordered Christian villagers to renounce their faith and worship the nation's Communist Party leaders instead. Chinese authorities visited Christian homes in Linfen in the northern province of Shanxi in April and told residents who were on welfare benefits that they had to take down... Read more

At Least 400 Churches Closed or Destroyed in China

At Least 400 Churches Closed or Destroyed in China Christians across China continue to be persecuted by Communist officials in the ongoing crackdown against houses of worship.Bitter Winter reports that at least 400 Three-Self and house churches were either demolished, shut down or repurposed in Shangrao City of Jiangxi Province. Additionally, video footage... Read more

Churches in China Allowed to Reopen Only after Showing Loyalty to the Communist Party

Churches in China Allowed to Reopen Only after Showing Loyalty to the Communist Party As COVID-19 restrictions continue to be lifted in China, churches across the country are starting to plan their reopening.It appears, however, some churches are not being allowed to reconvene until congregants sing the national anthem and the national flag... Read more

Church Members Hospitalized as 200 Officials Destroy Church in China

Church Members Hospitalized as 200 Officials Destroy Church in China One church has been demolished by officials using cranes and heavy-duty machinery as Christians in China continue to be persecuted.ChinaAid, a non-profit Christian organization for the human rights of Chinese citizens, reported that 200 communist officials stormed into Sunzhuang Church in Henan province... Read more

Christian Missionary Opens Up about Life in China amid the Coronavirus Pandemic

Christian Missionary Opens Up about Life in China amid the Coronavirus Pandemic As China recovers from COVID-19, the lingering effects of the virus on the country and believers in China can still be felt. Recently, Christian Headlines was granted an exclusive interview with an underground missionary and resident of China to help explain... Read more

China locks down Beijing as churches start to reopen – Mission Network News

China (MNN) Bibles are hard to come by in China, and the story of the Gospel is needed in the country now more than ever. China has dealt more quickly with itscoronavirusoutbreak than many other countries, but also with more draconian lockdown measures. For months, China has been free of any severe COVID-19 spikes, but... Read more

Hundreds of crosses removed from churches in China despite pandemic

Workers removed a cross from the top of a church in the Lu'an-administered Shu County in a video posted to YouTube on June 10, 2020, by Bitter Winter.(Photo: YouTube/Bitter Winter)Crosses were removed from over 250 state-sanctioned churches in China's Anhui province between January and April as the Communist Party's years-long crackdown on church crosses continues,... Read more

China Forcibly Removes Crosses from 250 Churches in a Single Province

China Forcibly Removes Crosses from 250 Churches in a Single Province Chinese officials forcibly removed the crosses from more than 250 churches in one region early this year even though the congregations are registered with the government and are legal, according to a new report.Religious liberty watchdog Bitter Winter says from January through... Read more

China Bulldozes, Shuts Down Churches amid Pandemic: ‘The Government Has Gone Insane’

China Bulldozes, Shuts Down Churches amid Pandemic: 'The Government Has Gone Insane' The coronavirus that devastated Chinas population hasnt stopped the communist government from shutting down and even razing churches across the country.The persecution has impacted state-run churches and underground house churches alike, according to the watchdog Bitter Winter, which monitors religious freedom... Read more