China Launches Christmas Crackdown On Christian Worship
By BosNewsLife Asia Service BEIJING, CHINA (BosNewsLife)-- Christians in several parts of China were behind bars on Christmas Day after a police crackdown on worship services and Bible study, a Christian advocacy group said Thursday, December 25.
China Arrests Overshadow Release Of Long-Time Prisoner
By BosNewsLife Asia Service with BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos BEIJING, CHINA (BosNewsLife)-- News that China released a Christian woman after serving over two and a half years in prison for protesting the destruction of a mega-church has been overshadowed by the ongoing detention of Christians in a similar case, Chinese Christians and rights investigators said Wednesday, June 24
NEWS ALERT: China Detains Evangelical Church Leaders
Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife with reporting from China BEIJING, CHINA (BosNewsLife)-- Over 60 Christian leaders, including two South Korean pastors and an elderly well-known evangelical believer, were detained in Central China as part of a crackdown on unauthorized worship, a religious advocacy group said Wednesday, February 18.
BREAKING NEWS: China Police Raid Beijing House Churches; Bibles Confiscated
By BosNewsLife Asia Service BEIJING, CHINA (BosNewsLife)-- Chinese security forces have raided several house churches in China's capital Beijing where they confiscated Bibles and in at least one case destroyed equipment, well-informed Christians told BosNewsLife.
URGENT BREAKING NEWS: China Releases Elderly Prisoner To See Dying Husband
Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife with BosNewsLife Asia Service. BEIJING, CHINA (BosNewsLife)-- Amid mounting international pressure the frail Christian activist Shuang Shuying, 79, was released Sunday, February 8, after spending two years in prison, and went immediately to see her dying husband, Hua Zaichen, 91, in a Beijing hospital, BosNewsLife learned.
China Police Detain Over A Dozen House Christians
By Joseph DeCaro, BosNewsLife International Correspondent BEIJING, CHINA (BosNewsLife)-- Chinese police have detained 16 more members of Beijing's largest 'house' church and placed others under house arrest, Christians said Tuesday, June 21. Two were reportedly held in protective custody while the rest were sent to 10 different police stations; most were released by Sunday morning.
Elderly US Missionary Awaits Trial In China Amid Health Concerns
By BosNewsLife Asia Service with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos BEIJING, CHINA (BosNewsLife)-- A frail elderly Korean-American aid worker is awaiting trial in China on what supporters believe are trumped up charges linked to his Christian activities on the border with North Korea.
China Detains Prominent Church Leader During Restaurant Raid
By BosNewsLife Asia Service BEIJING, CHINA (BosNewsLife)-- Chinese security forces detained a prominent house church leader Thursday, March 4, at a restaurant in southern China where he and a dozen other Christians had lunch, Chinese Christians said.
‘China Woman 3 Years In Jail For Holding Bible Study Meeting’
By BosNewsLife Asia Service with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos BEIJING, CHINA (BosNewsLife)-- A local court in China’s western Xinjiang province has reportedly sentenced a Christian woman to three years in prison for holding a Bible study meeting "without government approval" and "gathering a crowd to disturb public order".
China Releasing Christian Rights Activist
By BosNewsLife Asia Service BEIJING, CHINA (BosNewsLife)-- A Chinese Christian has been released after completing a two-and-a-half year sentence on charges linked to her human rights work, but concerns remain over an illness left untreated during her imprisonment, Christian activists confirmed Wednesday, October 9.