US Department of State Condemns Conviction, Sentencing of Chinese Pastor Wang Yi, Calls for ‘Immediate, Unconditional Release’

US Department of State Condemns Conviction, Sentencing of Chinese Pastor Wang Yi, Calls for ‘Immediate, Unconditional Release’

 WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of State has issued a statement condemning the conviction and sentencing of Early Rain Covenant Church pastor Wang Yi, who was tried in secret in China on Dec. 26 and sentenced to nine years in prison days later for “inciting subversion of state power” and so-called “illegal business activities.” […]

China Announces New Measures to Govern Religious Groups

China Announces New Measures to Govern Religious Groups

(International Christian Concern) – On Dec. 30, China’s state-run media Xinhua reports that as of February 1, 2020, new administrative measures will come into force for any religious groups operating in China. Two years after the 2018 revised Regulations on Religious Affairs have been put in place, the new “Administrative Measures for Religious Groups,” which […]

Chinese Court Sentences Early Rain Covenant Church Pastor Wang Yi to 9 Years in Prison

Chinese Court Sentences Early Rain Covenant Church Pastor Wang Yi to 9 Years in Prison

 (Church in Chains) — Pastor Wang Yi of Early Rain Covenant Church (ERCC) in Chengdu, capital of Sichuan province, has been sentenced to nine years in prison following a secret trial on Dec. 26. The People’s Intermediate Court in Chengdu found the pastor guilty of “inciting subversion of state power” and “illegal business operations.” […]

More Chinese House Churches Subjected to Violent Attacks and Seizures

More Chinese House Churches Subjected to Violent Attacks and Seizures

(Bitter Winter) — Religious groups in China are forced to submit to the CCP and organize activities following the Party’s policies; otherwise, they will be identified as unlawful and targeted for eradication. On Oct. 16, more than 20 government officials from the Cangshan district in Fuzhou, the capital of the southeastern province of Fujian, force-entered […]