» 12/27/2014, 00.00
As police stops woman who tried to "bring the Gospel" to Xi Jinping, Wenzhou bans Christmas celebrations in schools and universities
The woman, a member of an underground Protestant community, denies having mental problems, but wants to spread the Gospel to change party members' "corrupt thoughts". In Wenzhou (Zhejiang), the authorities crack down on Christmas celebrations, deemed "Western spiritual pollution". Surveys indicated that some 60 per cent of university students want to learn about Christianity. In Beijing, 3,000 people are baptised on Christmas night. Zhejiang supplies 60 per cent of the world's Christmas decorations.
Concerts and e-cards: the mission to explain the birth of Jesus in China
Protestant congregations used social media and e-invitations to draw family and friends to events on 24 and 25 December. Artistic performances and concerts are tools “to spread the Gospel”. Slides and carols express the true meaning of Christmas. “Snow? Gifts?” The real meaning of Christmas is the birth of Jesus.
Chinese Catholics celebrate Christmas in the cold winter of religion
Despite a highly commercialised atmosphere, the Saviour's birth was celebrated across the nation. Meanwhile, as more and more Chinese mark the event, the authorities try to restrict Church activities.
Government and police like Japanese invaders
Abortions and forced sterilisations, fines worth years of wages, homes ransacked for not paying them are but some of the atrocities inflicted by the authorities on the residents of Bobai County in the last two months of one-child policy enforcement. Among locals a silent pledge of unity and resistance to such violence prevails.
16/03/2009 TIBET – CHINA
Panchen Lama praises Beijing as arrests continue in Tibet
Appointed by Beijing 15 years ago in lieu of the Panchen Lama recognised by the Dalai Lama, Gyancain Norbu sees everything as rosy. But in China’s Tibetan regions the list of the arrested gets longer by the day.
Muslim commitment ensures peaceful Christmas
Representatives of the country’s most influential Muslim organizations participated in Christmas celebrations held by Christians and supplied 1,500 volunteers to patrol places of worship.
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