Chinese Officials Raid Kindergarten Established by Fujian Church

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XIAMEN, Fujian (ChinaAid) Officials from a local religious affairs bureau and ministry of education in China’s eastern Fujian conducted a two-hour investigation of a kindergarten established by a local church on April 16.

The kindergarten, which wishes to remain anonymous to avoid further scrutiny, was established by a church in Xiamen. On the morning of April 16 at 9 a.m., 10 officials from the ministry of education entered the building and inspected the classes, books, supplies, and rosters. Though the administration protested the intrusion, the investigation lasted almost two hours.

After the initial inspection, another 10 officials were summoned from the religious affairs bureau. Upon hearing the news that the school was being investigated, some of the parents of the students came to see what was happening. Though many demanded answers from the officials regarding the reason behind the raid, there was no intense clash between the groups.

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