By BosNewsLife Asia Service BEIJING, CHINA (BosNewsLife)- China has unexpectedly released the deputy chairman of a major organization representing the country's growing number of house churches, after he served six months of a two-year "re-education through labor" sentence, rights activists told BosNewsLife Tuesday January 24.
By BosNewsLife Asia Service BEIJING, CHINA (BosNewsLife)-- The wife of Chen Guangcheng, a blind human rights lawyer under house arrest in China's Shandong province, has urged the international community to intervene, amid concerns about his health.
By BosNewslife Asia Service with additional reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos at BosNewsLife News Center and reporters in Hong Kong and mainland China BEIJING, CHINA (BosNewsLife)-- Christians in China are preparing for the funeral of Catholic Bishop Thomas Zhang Huaixin who died at age 90 after a turbulent life that included decades of persecution for his devoted faith in Christ and rejection of government control over church affairs.
By BosNewsLife Asia Service BEIJING, 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.
By church member Elizabeth special to BosNewsLife BEIJING, CHINA (BosNewsLife Columns)-- Since the embattled Beijing Shouwang Church had its first outdoor public Sunday service in a snowstorm on November 1, 2009, the world has been watching. Now Beijing's largest underground "house" church is making headlines again. Some 300 parishioners have been arrested these last two Sunday's for worshiping outdoors, without state permission. Why would its members insist to pray in the open air and risk being detained, fired, threatened, or forced to move out of their rented homes?
By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife BEIJING, CHINA (BosNewsLife)-- The health of the jailed founder of one of China's largest evangelical house-church denominations is "rapidly deteriorating" and he may die due to a lack of medical care, his daughter and other Christians confirmed Thursday, July 3.
By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife and BosNewsLife Asia Service BEIJING, CHINA (BosNewsLife)-- A Christian woman and pro-democracy activist in southern China says...
By BosNewsLife Asia Service BEIJING, CHINA (BosNewsLife)-- Chinese security forces violently removed two more church crosses in China's eastern coastal province of Zhejiang, injuring five senior church members, as part of a wider crackdown in the region, rights activists say.
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.