Leaked Report: China’s Christians Face Worst Persecution In Decades
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.”
China Court Case Against Officials Banning Worship Services
By BosNewsLife Asia Service BEIJING, 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.
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 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.
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.
China Christian Activist Ni Yulan ‘Denied Medical Parole’
By BosNewsLife Asia Service BEIJING, CHINA (BosNewsLife)-- Christian rights activists on Friday, July 7, condemned China's decision to refuse jailed Christian housing activist Ni Yulan medical parole, despite suffering from "serious health problems" including an untreated thyroid tumor.
BREAKING NEWS: China’s Influential Christian Leader Sun Yi-yin Dies At 76
By BosNewsLife Asia Service BEIJING, CHINA (BosNewsLife)-- One of the "most significant leaders" in China's Christian history, Sun Yi-yin, also known 'Freddie Sun', has died of cancer at the age of 76, his colleague said Thursday, August 23.
BREAKING NEWS: China Release Christian Lawyer Gao Zhisheng
By BosNewsLife Asia Service BEIJING, CHINA (BosNewsLife)-- One of China's most prominent Christian rights lawyers, was with family Friday, August 8, after he was released from prison, his brother confirmed. Gao Zhiyi said Gao left the Xinjiang prison early Thursday local time and was now at his father-in-law's home in Urumqi, ending years of imprisonment.
China Police Crackdown On Christians In Henan Province
By BosNewsLife Asia Service BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos BEIJING, CHINA (BosNewsLife)-- Christian rights activists have condemned Chinese police and government agencies for reportedly attacking church members, lawyers and Christians in central China, where they visited the family of detained Protestant Pastor Zhang Shaojie.
NEWS WATCH: US Host Families Mourn Loss China Christian Students In Plane Crash
By BosNewsLife North American and Asian Services with local news reporting 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.
China Detains Christian Activists,Lawyers
By BosNewsLife Asia Service BEIJING, 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.