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China: attack seen on TV

An attack on lawyers hired to defend 17 detained Christians in central China, shown around the world on Sky TV on December 13, drew attention to a case which may not be as clear-cut as it has been reported.

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The church leader at the centre of the dispute, Pastor Zhang Shaojie, appears to have been pushing the boundaries of what might be deemed ‘appropriate’ for a church leader within the government-sanctioned Three Self Patriotic Movement (TSPM), not least in hiring lawyers known to be close to the China Aid Association.