BREAKING NEWS: Family Of Dead Chinese Christian Prisoner Wants Independent Autopsy

By BosNewsLife Asia Service with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos BEIJING, CHINA (BosNewsLife)-- Family members are demanding an independently-conducted autopsy following the mysterious death of a long-term jailed Christian and outspoken human rights activist.

NEWS ALERT: ‘China Killing Christians And Other Minorities For Organs’

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife indextradeLONDON/BEIJING (BosNewsLife)-- Devoted house church Christians and other prisoners of conscience are targeted and killed for a massive gruesome trade in human organs in China, according to new reports released this week.

China Catholics Mourn Persecuted Bishop Zhang Huaixin Amid Concerns Over Detained Leaders

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 dps-ch_anyang_thomas_zhang_huaixinBEIJING, 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.

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.

Yes, The News Is Good (COLUMN)

By Martin Roth, BosNewsLife Senior Columnist China_Christians_AP_360_1 (1)MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA (BosNewsLife Columns)-- As Christians celebrate the risen Christ it is a period to remember that the news is good, not bad. The victory is won, the strongholds have been defeated. So at a time when the news media seem to be relaying little but relentless disaster, it is worth looking instead at some good news.

China Detains Christian Activists,Lawyers

By BosNewsLife Asia Service china_christianity1BEIJING, CHINA (BosNewsLife)-- At least fifteen Chinese human rights lawyers and activists, including Christians, have been detained on suspicion of “subversion of state power” or “inciting subversion of state power” as part of an ongoing crackdown on people deemed dangerous to China's Communist leadership, well-informed Christians said.

Catholic Group Says Christians Face Eradication In Several Nations

By Stefan J, Bos, Chief Internationalk Correspondent BosNewsLife aidtochurchLONDON/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife) -- An influential Catholic charity and advocacy group warns in a new report that Christianity may be "eradicated" in several nations as persecution of Christians has worsened over the last two years in countries such as China, Indonesia, Iraq, Nigeria, North Korea, Pakistan, Sudan and Syria.

China Facing Spiritual Void (Column)

By Martin Roth, BosNewsLife Senior Columnist Martin Roth BEIJING, CHINA (BosNewsLife)-- As Christianity grows powerfully in China, it should come as no surprise that many new converts are prominent members of the country’s ruling Communist Party elite, along with their families

China’s Top Body Warns Communists Against Christianity, Religion

By Martin Roth, BosNewsLife Senior Special Correspondent china_christianity BEIJING, CHINA (BosNewsLife)-- China's top anti-corruption body has warned Communist Party members – the elite of the nation – that they must refrain from religious activities amid concerns over the rapid spread of Christianity here.

Elderly US Missionary Awaits Trial In China Amid Health Concerns

By BosNewsLife Asia Service with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos hahninprisonBEIJING, CHINA (BosNewsLife)-- A frail elderly Korean-American aid worker is awaiting trial in China on what supporters believe are trumped up charges linked to his Christian activities on the border with North Korea.