China Detains Church Leaders For Online Service

By Johan Th. Bos, Senior International Correspondent BosNewsLife BEIJING, CHINA (BosNewsLife)-- Chinese security forces have detained six leading members of China's heavily persecuted Early Rain...

NEWS ALERT: China Court Upholds 15 Year Imprisonment For Pastor Yimiti

By BosNewsLife Asia Service
BEIJING, CHINA (BosNewsLife)-- An ethnic minority house church leader remained detained in China's troubled northwestern Xinjiang region Sunday, March 6, after a court rejected an appeal to review his 15 years prison sentence on charges of revealing state secrets to overseas groups.

NEWS ALERT: China Detains More House Church Leaders

By BosNewsLife Asia Service housechurch1BEIJING, CHINA (BosNewsLife)-- Over a dozen Chinese house church leaders faced another day of detention Saturday, and some of them the prospect of years imprisonment, after security forces raided a house church in China's Sichuan province, Christians said. There was also concern over the whereabouts of a prominent human rights lawyer after a Chinese official spoke about his alleged kidnapping by security forces.

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.

BREAKING NEWS: Vietnam, China, Send Top Church Leaders To Jail

By BosNewsLife Asia Service with BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos HANOI/BEIJING (BosNewsLife)-- Two of Asia's most known Christian leaders were detained Tuesday, July 26, with Vietnam confirming it sent ailing Catholic priest and democracy activist Thadeus Thadeus Nguyen Van Ly back to jail, while China reportedly sentenced a top leader of the underground Protest church movement, Shi Enhao, to two years labor camp for "organizing illegal" worship services.  

BREAKING NEWS: China Detains 16 Christians In Henan Province

By BosNewsLife Asia Service YQX017_BishopBEIJING, CHINA (BosNewsLife)-- A group of Chinese house church Christians, including key leaders, remained detained in China's Henan province Tuesday May 5, after security forces raided a house church in Xinye city, rights investigators told BosNewsLife.

Chinese House Church Christian Released After Nearly Dying

By BosNewsLife Asia Service BEIJING, CHINA (BosNewsLife)-- One of 10 Chinese house church Christians sentenced to jail and a labor camp in China's Shanxi province was free on medical parole Friday, May 27, as she nearly died after more than a year in detention, her supporters said.

China Postpones Trial Of Detained Christian Bookstore Owner

By Eric Leijenaar, Senior Special Correspondent BosNewsLife and BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos shiBEIJING, CHINA (BosNewsLife)-- A Chinese court has postponed the trial of an owner of Christian bookstore, who has been detained since last year for the "illegal distribution of Bibles and Christian literature," well-informed observers told BosNewsLife Monday, March 23.

China Government Raids House Churches, Landlords Pressured

By BosNewsLife Asia Service and BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos BEIJING, CHINA (BosNewsLife)-- Chinese authorities pressure landlords to cancel their leases to house churches and security forces are raiding home congregations as part of a government campaign against Christianity, rights activists, and local Christians say.

China Bans Online Churches Despite Coronacrisis

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife BEIJING, CHINA (BosNewsLife)-- China's Communist government halted online church services this Easter, despite the coronavirus pandemic forcing...