China Sentences House Christians To Long Prison Terms

By BosNewsLife Asia Service china_christianity BEIJING, CHINA (BosNewsLife)-- Seven members of a house church in China's Henan province spent Sunday, June 2, behind bars after they were sentenced to long prison terms on charges of "cult activity", a leading rights activist told BosNewsLife.

Chinese Christian Lawyer “Held Hostage” For 50 Days

By BosNewsLife Asia Service gaoBEIJING, 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.

NEWS WATCH: US Host Families Mourn Loss China Christian Students In Plane Crash

By BosNewsLife North American and Asian Services with local news reportingcrash BEIJING/SAN FRANCISCO (BosNewsLife)-- Mourning families from a major evangelical church in the San Fernando Valley of southern California were worshiping Sunday, July 14, without three Christian Chinese students they had been expecting.

BREAKING NEWS: China Topples Cross From Church In Massive Crackdown

By BosNewsLife Asia Service China_Christians_AP_360_1 (1)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.

China Court Case Against Officials Banning Worship Services

By BosNewsLife Asia Service china24BEIJING, CHINA (BosNewsLife)-- In a unprecedented move, a Chinese court has agreed to hear a case filed by a pastor against government officials who prohibited worship services in his house church, observers familiar with the trial said Wednesday, December 31.

BREAKING NEWS: China Releases Four House Church Leaders

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife CB013130BEIJING, CHINA (BosNewsLife)-- Chinese authorities have released the last four house church leaders who were among dozens of evangelical officials detained in Central China this month, an advocacy group told BosNewsLife Tuesday, February 24.

BREAKING NEWS: China Detains Members Of Largest House Church

By BosNewsLife Asia Service BEIJING, CHINA (BosNewsLife)-- Chinese police detained "over 100 members" of one of China's largest unregistered Protestant churches Sunday, April 10, after its members tried to hold an open-air prayer meeting in the capital Beijing, a Christian rights group said.

China Expels Christians, Church Leaders From 60th Anniversary Celebrations

By BosNewsLife Asia Service with BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos china-art2_1492832c1BEIJING, CHINA (BosNewsLife)-- An ex-house church pastor who currently leads a major Christian rights group has urged the world Thursday, October 1 "to see beyond the fireworks" on the 60th anniversary of Communist Party rule in China, amid reports that Christians have been detained and churches closed ahead of the celebrations.

China Detains Dozen Beijing House Christians

By BosNewsLife Asia Service chinaBEIJING, CHINA (BosNewsLife)-- A dozen Chinese Christians remained detained, three weeks after their evangelical house church in China's capital Beijing was targeted by police, well-informed Christians said.

Chinese Lawyer, Husband, Receive Long Prison Terms

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.