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About 270 Christian leaders are arrested in Shandong for reading Bible together
The underground Protestant clergymen had gathered in Linyi’s Hedeng district where police, coming from 12 different towns, arrested them. About 150 are still in prison. A secret campaign to “normalise” underground Protestant Churches is still underway.
Chinese Protestants persecuted at Christmas
About 55 members of unofficial Churches are arrested in Xinjiang and Hubei between Christmas and Epiphany as China's anti-Christian crackdown continues.
Underground Protestant clergyman on trial
His trial is set to start tomorrow. The clergyman is accused of "illegal business practices" because he kept Bibles in a cache with the intention of giving them free to the faithful.
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The World Council of Churches visits Protestants in China (but only official ones)
The ecumenical delegation will be in the country from January 7 to 16. Meetings scheduled with the authorities of the Religious Affairs Office and with the Three-Self Patriotic Movement; preaching in the oldest Protestant churches in Beijing; visits to Shanghai and Xian. But unofficial Christians (80 million) are more numerous than the official ones (20 million) and criticize the Movement’s subjection to the Party.
Sciences academic fired for "political" and religious reasons
Fan Yafeng, a model professor, is engaged in the social field of human rights and is leader of an underground Protestant community. The government worried about the alliance between social activism and Christianity.
Christian leaders freed from the laogai, proof of their crimes lacking
An historic sentence is released by the administrative committee for the laogai in the province of Hubei, which has overturned the sentence handed down by a lower committee and has freed four Christian leaders who were arrested while they were praying and accused of being involved in illegal organisations.
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