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Church-State Clash in China Coalesces Around a Toppled Spire

Video | China Chafes at Christianity’s Growth As Christianity continues its rapid rise in China, some believers feel discriminated against by public policies and say that the government favors traditional Chinese religions.

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Chinese Government Limits Online Selling of Christian Books

More Zhejiang demolitions; overseas Christian books banned from Amazon-like site

ICC Note:

The article discusses the ongoing church demolition in Zhejiang province, China, and the government’s action in limiting the online selling of overseas Christian books. Last month, the government also stopped the Amity Foundation, the largest printer for Bibles.

05/15/2014 China (ChinaAid)- Two more churches were demolished in China’s coastal Zhejiang province last week in a continuation of the province’s campaign to demolish “illegal structures,” and persecution has spread to the web.

Less than two weeks after Sanjiang Church, a large Protestant church, was demolished in Yongjia County, Wenzhou, and less than one week after numerous other demolitions in Zhejiang, authorities tore down Shangwan Church and Hebin Churcn in Longwan District, Wenzhou (see http://www.chinaaid.org/2014/04/zhejiang-christians-fear-sanjiang.html and http://www.chinaaid.org/2014/05/more-zhejiang-churches-report-threats.html).

On May 8, authorities arrived at Hebin Church and claimed the church building was an “illegal structure.” Believers said that construction workers completely razed and cleared the site in just two hours. Then, Shangwan Church, which was built in 1868, was demolished on May 9 in drizzling rain.

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