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.
By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife with BosNewsLife Asia Service BEIJING, CHINA (BosNewsLife)-- China's Christian "prisoner-of-conscience" Peng Ming spent another day behind bars Tuesday, July 2, despite mounting concerns about his health after nine tortuous years in captivity, his Chinese friend and former house church pastor told BosNewsLife.
By BosNewsLife News Center with reports from Africa and Asia JAKARTA/ABUJA/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife)-- North Korea leads a list of nations where "Christians face the most severe persecution", but "Muslim-majority" countries represent nine of the top 10 amid spreading Islamic extremism around the world, a major Christian watchdog said in comments obtained by BosNewsLife Thursday, January 5.
By BosNewsLife Asia Service BEIJING, CHINA (BosNewsLife)-- Chinese human rights lawyer Ni Yulan was spending Friday April 20 in prison as she was sentenced to two years and eight months in jail, Christian trial observers told BosNewsLife.
By BosNewsLife Asia Service BEIJING, CHINA (BosNewsLife)-- A group of Chinese house church Christians, including key leaders, remained detained in China's Henan province Tuesday May 5, after security forces raided a house church in Xinye city, rights investigators told BosNewsLife.
By Martin Roth, BosNewsLife Senior Columnist MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA (BosNewsLife Columns)-- As Christians celebrate the risen Christ it is a period to remember that the news is good, not bad. The victory is won, the strongholds have been defeated. So at a time when the news media seem to be relaying little but relentless disaster, it is worth looking instead at some good news.
By BosNewsLife Asia Service BEIJING, CHINA (BosNewsLife)-- Well-known American church leader Dennis Balcombe was back at his evangelical church in Hong Kong Sunday, April 28, following a turbulent week in mainland China where he was held by police after a raid on a house church gathering.
By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife BEIJING/WASHINGTON (BosNewsLife)-- As Chinese President Hu Jintao’s state visit to the United States ended Friday, January 21, Chinese Christians and rights activists urged China to release jailed Christians, including a prominent human rights lawyer who defended house churches and other religious groups.