SHENZHEN, Guangdong (China Aid) — Government officials in China’s southern Guangdong coerced a landlord and corporation to terminate the rental contracts of a house church, leaving them without a place to hold religious services.
Initially, the landlord notified Huaqiao City Church that, due to pressure from the authorities, they would not be allowed to renew their lease when it ended earlier this year. The electricity was shut off for three weeks, and a pastor from this church surnamed Li petitioned the relevant branches of government for it to be temporarily restored.
Guo Yongfeng, a Christian from Shenzhen, added that, “…they must unconditionally move out by January 2016. If they don’t move out, [the officials] could carry out enforcement methods.”