By BosNewsLife Asia Service BEIJING, CHINA (BosNewsLife)-- Two members of the Laojie Christian Church in the village of Sangdong in China's Henan province have been detained, just days after authorities officially banned their church for a second time, BosNewsLife learned Tuesday, August 18.
By BosNewsLife Asia Service with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos BEIJING, CHINA (BosNewsLife)-- A young mother who received three years imprisonment for printing Bibles and Christian books in China has been released early, BosNewsLife learned late Wednesday, March 21, but activists said the news is tempered by reports that other Christians were sentenced to a forced labor camp and other detention centers.
By BosNewsLife Asia Service BEIJING, CHINA (BosNewsLife)-- Chinese security forces took down a church's cross in eastern China early Monday, July 28, as part of a government crackdown on church buildings in a coastal region where thousands of people are embracing Christianity, Christians said.
BosNewsLife Asia Service with BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos BEIJING, CHINA (BosNewsLife)-- The wife of a detained Christian in China's Xinjiang Uyghur Antonymous Region said Tuesday, March 17, she has not heard from her husband for nearly ten months because authorities do not allow her to meet him.
By BosNewsLife Asia Service BEIJING, CHINA (BosNewsLife)-- A prominent member of a house church movement has been told to leave his home this week after Chinese officials and security forces raided his rented apartment in the capital Beijing, representatives told BosNewsLife Tuesday, September 15.
By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife BEIJING, CHINA (BosNewsLife)-- Wang Yi, the pastor of one of China's largest unregistered churches, has begun serving...
Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife with BosNewsLife Asia Service. BEIJING, CHINA (BosNewsLife)-- Amid mounting international pressure the frail Christian activist Shuang Shuying, 79, was released Sunday, February 8, after spending two years in prison, and went immediately to see her dying husband, Hua Zaichen, 91, in a Beijing hospital, BosNewsLife learned.
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.
By BosNewsLife Asia Service BEIJING, CHINA (BosNewsLife)-- Two more Christians detainees from 'Nanle County Christian Church' (NCCC) in China's central Henan province have been released, just days after Pastor Zhang Shaojie was sentenced to 12 years imprisonment, representatives confirmed Wednesday, July 9.
By BosNewsLife Asia Service BEIJING, CHINA (BosNewsLife)-- Abducted Chinese Christian human rights attorney Gao Zhisheng was missing 50 days on Thursday, March 26, amid "increasing concern for his life," human rights investigator said.