By BosNewsLife Asia Service and BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos BEIJING, CHINA (BosNewsLife)-- Chinese authorities pressure landlords to cancel their leases to house churches and security forces are raiding home congregations as part of a government campaign against Christianity, rights activists, and local Christians say.
BEIJING, CHINA (BosNewsLife)-- Rights activists want China to investigate the "mysterious death" of well-known Christian human rights lawyer Li Baiguang who reportedly passed away in a military hospital despite being in good health just days before. He was 49.
By BosNewsLife Asia Service with reporting from China and BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos BEIJING, CHINA (BosNewsLife)-- Authorities in southeast China are telling Christians to believe in the Communist Party and its leader instead of Jesus Christ, BosNewsLife established.
By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife BEIJING, CHINA (BosNewsLife)-- Prominent Chinese lawyer Gao Zhisheng, who was jailed after defending prosecuted Christians and other minorities, says China now faces its “harshest and most brutal political oppression since the end of Mao Zedong’s rule.”
By BosNewsLife Asia Service BEIJING, CHINA (BosNewsLife)-- Chinese Christians say authorities in China have shut down a church-run academy in the central Henan province as the ruling Communist Party has intensified government control over religious activities ahead of an important political meeting next month.
By BosNewsLife Asia Service BEIJING, CHINA (BosNewsLife)-- A prominent Chinese pastor is “barely alive” after suffering various forms of torture in prison, his family and activists say. Zhang Shaojie of Nanle Country Christian Church in Henan Province is currently serving a 12-year prison sentence which began in 2014
By BosNewsLife Asia Service BEIJING, CHINA (BosNewsLife)-- A Christian aid and advocacy group is raising funds for a Christian human rights defender who is in need of urgent cancer treatment that she cannot afford after a Chinese medical team allegedly canceled a crucial operation because of her work with prominent Christians and activists.
By BosNewsLife Asia Service with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos BEIJING, CHINA (BosNewsLife)-- A Chinese house church pastor who has been detained since December 9, 2015, was sentenced to two years and six months in prison by a court in China’s central Guizhou province on controversial charges of “divulging state secrets,”, trial observers said.
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".