Report: Local Chinese Government Terminates Welfare for Christians

China guards pdZUNYI, Guizhou (Mission Network News) A local governing body in China’s central Guizhou province announced the termination of welfare for Christians who attend church activities on July 2, mirroring a similar incident that occurred two years prior.

Mou, a house church member, said, “[Officials verbally] announced on July 2 that Christians could not have welfare or any old-age insurance … Now, the county [government] called on the government in the towns and villages to order believers to sign [a guarantee], stating that if they gathered again, their welfare would be cut off.”

This kind of pressure is reminiscent of an ongoing persecution case in China’s inland Sichuan province. On Sept. 28, 2014, 36 Miao Christians, an ethnic minority in China, were detained and then individually released 5-11 days afterward. Since that time, the government interrupted their welfare payments.

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  • D Sims

    China is once again revealing that they are blind and truly believes it is punishing those that follow Jesus. This is just another opportunity for the Father to show forth His great name as He has so many times throughout history in China.

  • axelbeingcivil

    I believe the Chinese government would note this to be illegal if it were forced to confront it formally, but whether it actually would or will confront this formally, I don’t hold my breath… It’s persistently worrying to see a national power that has so little concern for human rights continually rising in strength. Then again, I guess an autocratic power doesn’t need to worry overmuch about votes or human misery when it comes to strengthening its nation.

  • Grace Kim Kwon

    Atheism has no human rights. God feeds His people.