China To Sentence Uyghur Christian To Labor Camp, Mother Says

By BosNewsLife Asia Service

sonBEIJING, CHINA (BosNewsLife)-- The mother of imprisoned Uyghur Christian Alimujiang Yimitihas urged the international community to help "rescue her son" after learning that China's main law enforcement agency plans to sentence her son "secretly to three years of re-education through labor" because of his Christian activities.

NEWS ALERT: North Korea Releases Detained Australian Missionary

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife missionaryBEIJING/PYONGYANG (BosNewsLife)-- North Korea has released an elderly Christian missionary who was jailed for promoting Christianity in the isolated Communist-run nation after he allegedly "apologized" for his actions.

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.

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.

Worldwide Christians Pray For “Persecuted Church”

By BosNewsLife News Center in Budapest with Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife BUDAPEST, HUNGARY (BosNewsLife)-- Millions of Christians around the world were expected Sunday, November 13, to participate in the 'International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church' (IDOP), amid mounting concerns over a global crackdown on devoted believers.  

North Korea, Iran World’s “Top Persecutors” Of Christians, Report Says

By BosNewsLife News Center with BosNewsLife's Senior Special Correspondent Johan Th. Bos reporting from the Netherlands korea_north_kimjongilAMSTERDAM/WASHINGTON D.C. (BosNewsLife)-- One of the world's largest mission agencies, Open Doors, named North Korea and Iran Wednesday, November 6, as "the worst persecutors of Christians".

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.

BREAKING NEWS: China Detains Dozens Of Church Workers, Pastor

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife policenowBEIJING, CHINA (BosNewsLife)-- A major Christian church in China's central Henan province was "paralyzed" Sunday, November 17, after its pastor, his sisters and dozens of church workers were detained, local Christians told BosNewsLife.

BREAKING NEWS: Massive Arrests Of Christians In China

BosNewsLife Asia Service chinaBEIJING, CHINA (BosNewsLife)-- Over a dozen Christians will spend Christmas behind bars in China after police raided a Christian leaders gathering in Henan privince, while in the capital Beijing two officials of the banned Chinese House Church Alliance were detained, an advocacy group and Chinese Christians confirmed Thursday, December 18.

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.