China Court Refuses Release Christian Bookstore Owner

By BosNewsLife Asia Service mi20shi20weihanBEIJING, CHINA (BosNewsLife)-- Chinese Christian Shi Weihan, the owner of a Christian bookstore and a well-known house church leader, remained detained Friday, April 17, after a Beijing court refused to immediately rule on his future, trial observers said.

China Christians Detained In Fresh Crackdown On Devoted Churches

By BosNewsLife Asia Service china_prayer_450x4501BEIJING, CHINA (BosNewsLife)-- Several churches in northwest China faced another day of tensions Saturday, August 17, amid a wider government crackdown on devoted Christian groups and the detention of believers, Chinese Christians said.  

Beijing’s Largest House Church Facing Eviction

By BosNewsLife Asia Service BEIJING, CHINA (BosNewsLife)-- Christians of one of China's capital's largest Protestant "house" churches prayed on the last Sunday, April 3, before they face eviction by authorities wary to lose control over religion.

China Detains Church Leaders For Online Service

By Johan Th. Bos, Senior International Correspondent BosNewsLife BEIJING, CHINA (BosNewsLife)-- Chinese security forces have detained six leading members of China's heavily persecuted Early Rain...

China Frees Rights Lawyer But Removes Crosses From Churches

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife indexBEIJING, CHINA (BosNewsLife)-- Prominent Chinese rights lawyer Zhang Kai, who was detained last year after defending some 100 churches affected by an ongoing cross demolition campaign in China, has been released and can celebrate Easter with his family, BosNewsLife learned.

China “Detains, Tortures” Christian Rights Lawyer

By BosNewsLife Asia Service zhengenchong1BEIJING, CHINA (BosNewsLife)-- A Christian human rights attorney was recovering of his injuries Wednesday, June 24, after he was detained, interrogated and tortured by officials of China's Public Security Bureau (PSB), Christians said.

NEWS ALERT: Christians “Disappearing” In China

By BosNewsLife Asia Service YQX017_BishopBEIJING, CHINA (BosNewsLife) Four Christians remained missing Friday, December 12, more than a month after they were detained in China's Hubei province amid a police crackdown on believers, including missionaries, in the region, a house church network said.

NEWS ALERT: China Frees Prominent House Church Leader; Others Detained

By BosNewsLife Asia Service BEIJING, CHINA (BosNewsLife)-- China has unexpectedly released a prominent house church leader from prison amid international concerns about his health, his family and rights activists confirmed Monday, September 19.

Family Visits Jailed Chinese Christian Lawyer Gao After Two Years

By BosNewsLife Asia Service BEIJING, CHINA (BosNewsLife)-- The brother and father-in-law of prominent Christian Chinese rights lawyer Gao Zhisheng has been allowed to meet with him in a remote jail for the first time in nearly two years, "putting to rest fears that he may have died," his family and rights activists confirmed Wednesday, March 28.

China Releases US Preacher; Local Christians Receive Prison Terms

By BosNewsLife Asia Service Dennis_Balcombe 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.