NEWS ALERT: Trial Of Detained Chinese Uyghur Christian To Start Tuesday

By BosNewsLife Asia Service christianBEIJING, CHINA (BosNewsLife)-- Uyghur Christian prisoner Alimujiang Yimiti was to appear in front of a Chinese court Tuesday, July 28, on what human rights groups have described as “false charges” of “revealing state secrets or intelligence to overseas organizations,” but his wife and children are not allowed to monitor the hearing, Christians said.

BREAKING NEWS: Frail Chinese Christian Activist “Near Death”

BosNewsLife Asia Service with BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos 2007-8-30-3931941hua-zai-chengBEIJING, CHINA (BosNewsLife)-- A frail elderly Christian man, known for his work among reportedly persecuted believers, was "near death" Thursday, January 29, but authorities denied him a final meeting with his imprisoned Christian wife, friends told BosNewsLife.

China Suspends Trial Of Detained Pastor; Lawyers “Mistreated”

By BosNewsLife Asia Service china_prayer_450x450BEIJING, CHINA (BosNewsLife)-- Authorities in central China have suspended the trial of a prominent evangelical church leader, while lawyers investigating the jailing of Christians in an "illegal detention center" have been tortured, trial observers and rights activists said Thursday, April 17.

China Releases Key Christian Leader

BEIJING, CHINA (BosNewsLife)-- A key leader of China's rapidly growing underground house church movement who disappeared last month, was free Saturday, November 8, after Chinese authorities released him and other family members, Chinese Christians confirmed. Pastor 'Bike' Zhang Mingxuan, his wife and her sister were released October 27 from detention in the city of Nanyang in China's Henan province, said China Aid Association (CAA), a Christian rights group. "It is believed that the three were being held to prevent them from attending the third anniversary of the Chinese House Church Alliance which was held in Beijing on October 20," CAA added. Pastor Bike, who leads the Alliance and also works as an evangelist, was reportedly one of some 300 delegates invited to attend the celebration. "Because of police harassment," only about 100 delegates reached the Chinese capital, Chinese sources said. Pastor Bike was first detained on October 16, after his sons, Zhang Jian and Zhang Chuang, were beaten by police and his wife was evicted from their apartment, US and other officials explained. WOMEN DETAINEDThe two woman were brought to Nanyang city, while Pastor was held in the PSB office of Shilin city of Yunnan province, allegedly with some 15 PSB officers watching and questioning him.Although the pastor and his family, including his sons, are now free to move in Nanyang city, theystill suffer of harsh police treatment, CAA claimed. Especially his two sons "are still recovering from their injuries," the group said. Yet Pastor Bike's younger son, Zhang Chuang, has been ordered by his landlord to leave his Beijing apartment, Christians said. "The landlord has been under pressure from PSB officers to formally evict Zhang Chuang to force him permanently out of Beijing," CAA noted. Zhang Jian, Pastor Bike's oldest son, was evicted from his apartment immediately following the October 16 police attack. CAA linked the crackdown to a government backed directive which requires Beijing citizens to "report those engaging in activities that endanger state security by utilizing religions." China's Communist government has denied human rights abuses, saying Christians are free to worship within the state-run churches. END

Catholic Group Says Christians Face Eradication In Several Nations

By Stefan J, Bos, Chief Internationalk Correspondent BosNewsLife aidtochurchLONDON/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife) -- An influential Catholic charity and advocacy group warns in a new report that Christianity may be "eradicated" in several nations as persecution of Christians has worsened over the last two years in countries such as China, Indonesia, Iraq, Nigeria, North Korea, Pakistan, Sudan and Syria.

Worldwide Christians Pray For “Persecuted Church”

By BosNewsLife News Center in Budapest with Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife BUDAPEST, HUNGARY (BosNewsLife)-- Millions of Christians around the world were expected Sunday, November 13, to participate in the 'International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church' (IDOP), amid mounting concerns over a global crackdown on devoted believers.  

China Christian Peng Ming In Poor Health After 9 Years Imprisonment

By Stefan J. Bos,  Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife with BosNewsLife Asia Service PENGMINGBEIJING, 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.

NEWS ALERT: China Security Forces Destroy Church

BosNewsLife Asia Service 56005638MWX025_ChristianBEIJING, CHINA (BosNewsLife)-- Chinese police and some 1,000 government supporters destroyed a large church and beat believers in China's Jiangsu province, despite court orders to protect the building, Chinese Christians said Monday, December 22.

NEWS ALERT: China Officials Destroy Church

By BosNewsLife Asia ServiceNumber of Christians growing in China, despite reported persecution, Christian rights activists say. BEIJING, CHINA (BosNewsLife)-- Devoted Christians in southern China were left with a pile of rubble Wednesday, April 30, after local authorities demolished their church building, Christians said.

China Postpones Trial Of Detained Christian Bookstore Owner

By Eric Leijenaar, Senior Special Correspondent BosNewsLife and BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos shiBEIJING, CHINA (BosNewsLife)-- A Chinese court has postponed the trial of an owner of Christian bookstore, who has been detained since last year for the "illegal distribution of Bibles and Christian literature," well-informed observers told BosNewsLife Monday, March 23.