China: grip tightened China tightened its ‘choke-hold’ on churches across the country in recent months, according to China Aid. Morning Star News Chinese President Xi Jinping | photo: BBC Bans on unregistered church worship and on teaching Christianity to children, ‘as if intending to eliminate all house churches at once,’ have startled Christians. subscribe now Join today to gain access to the rest of this article and many others. more info login If you are already a subscriber, log in to continue. log in access code If you have an access code, enter it here: Go free trial Get free access for 14 days: Sign up Click here to find out how we take care of your personal data.