Chinese believers face new obstacles

Iain Taylor  |  World
Date posted:  1 Feb 2024
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Chinese believers face new obstacles

Preacher Dai Zhichao and his wife. (photo: China Aid )

Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW) reports that authorities in Chengdu, in China’s Sichuan Province, have employed a series of ‘unlawful expedients’ to prevent Christians taking part in an online prayer meeting.

The prayers were held to mark the fifth anniversary of a government campaign against the Early Rain Covenant Church (ERCC), when over 100 members were arrested.

Furthermore, the church’s pastor, Wang Yi, and elder Qin Defu were detained on trumped-up charges before being sentenced to nine and four years in prison respectively. Pastor Wang is still serving his sentence and the UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention has said his detention is arbitrary.

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