URGENT BREAKING NEWS: China Releases Elderly Prisoner To See Dying Husband

Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife with BosNewsLife Asia Service. 2007-8-30-3931941hua-zai-cheng-150x150BEIJING, 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.

NEWS ALERT: China Detains Would-be Easter Congregants

By Peter Simpson, Voice of America Correspondent in Beijing, special to BosNewsLife BEIJING, CHINA (BosNewsLife)-- Police deployed in large numbers early Sunday, April 24, in northwest Beijing, where the independent Shouwang Church planned to hold an outdoor service to mark the most important day of the Christian calendar.

China Urged To Release Detained House Church Leader

By BosNewsLife Asia Service
BEIJING, CHINA (BosNewsLife)-- A major rights group urged China Wednesday, August 3, to release the deputy chairman of one of China's largest umbrella groups of house churches who was sentenced last month to two years labour camp.

Clinton Urged To Discuss China’s “Harassment” Of Christians And Activists

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife with BosNewsLife Asia Service clintonBEIJING/WASHINGTON (BosNewsLife)-- Sixteen members of the United States Congress have urged U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton to discuss human rights with her Chinese counterpart, amid fresh reports that Chinese house church Christians and pro-democracy activists were harassed during her recent visit to China.

‘China Removes Church Crosses In Crackdown’; 5 Injured

By BosNewsLife Asia Service china BEIJING, CHINA (BosNewsLife)-- Chinese security forces violently removed two more church crosses in China's eastern coastal province of Zhejiang, injuring five senior church members, as part of a wider crackdown in the region, rights activists say.

China “Detains, Tortures” Christian Rights Lawyer

By BosNewsLife Asia Service zhengenchong1BEIJING, CHINA (BosNewsLife)-- A Christian human rights attorney was recovering of his injuries Wednesday, June 24, after he was detained, interrogated and tortured by officials of China's Public Security Bureau (PSB), Christians said.

China Returns Cross To Evangelical Church

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife BEIJING, CHINA (BosNewsLife)-- An evangelical church in China says it has received back a cross and other...

China President Urged To Release Stroke-Stricken Pastor

By BosNewsLife Asia Service pastorinjail BEIJING, CHINA (BosNewsLife)-- Family members of Pastor Gong Shengliang, whose house church movement was banned as a cult in China, have renewed calls for his release from prison after he apparently suffered a stroke but was denied medical treatment.

NEWS ALERT: Chinese Christian Bookstore Owner To Stand Trial

By BosNewsLife Asia Service mi-shi-weihan-and-familyBEIJING, CHINA (BosNewsLife)-- A house church leader and founder of a Christian bookstore, who has been detained since last year for the "illegal distribution of Bibles and Christian literature," was to stand trial Wednesday, April 9, Chinese Christians said.

URGENT BREAKING NEWS: China Releases Key House Church Leaders; Massive Detentions Continue

By BosNewsLife Asia Service BEIJING, CHINA (BosNewsLife)-- Chinese authorities released two key leaders of the country's underground house church movement from a forced labor camp and prison before their detention terms expired, but elsewhere security forces launched a massive crackdown on worship services and Christian students, an American advocacy group said Thursday, December 4.