Tag Archives: Wenzhou

The Case of Zhang Kai: Refuting Lies, Clarifying the Facts, and Setting the Record Straight

Zhang Kai

Zhang Kai. Photo via his blog, with the tag “Hope.”

Lawyer Zhang Kai was taken into police custody in Wenzhou on August 25, 2015. He was placed in residential surveillance in a designated location for six months, after which he appeared on Chinese television to make a “confession” on February 25. Continue reading

Interview with a Wenzhou Pastor: The Chinese Government’s Large-Scale Destruction of Crosses in Zhejiang Province

By Yaxue Cao, published: July 29, 2015

Yaxue spoke with Pastor L in Wenzhou on July 26.

YC: I began paying attention to the demolition of churches and tearing-down of crosses in Zhejiang last year after reading many international media reports on the demolition of the Sanjiang Church (三江教堂) in Wenzhou. Recently there’s been a resurgence of cross-removals, and the daily news items and images of this are quite shocking. It seems the Chinese government is determined to tear down every cross in Zhejiang!

I’ve also read the statements issued both this year and last year Continue reading

Minitrue: Crosses Removed from Churches

The following censorship instructions, issued to the media by government Continue reading

China Removes Crosses From Two More Churches in Crackdown


The Wuxi Christian Church in China’s Zhejiang Province. The authorities have issued demolition notices to more than 100 churches in the area.

JULY 28, 2014
BEIJING — In another sign of the authorities’ efforts Continue reading

Crosses in China’s Wenzhou City Fall Amid Widening Crackdown on Churches


Officials check vehicles leading to the town of Oubei, outside the city of Wenzhou on April 30, 2014, where Chinese authorities began demolishing a Christian church two days earlier.
Authorities in the eastern Chinese province of Zhejiang Continue reading

Chinese church’s fightback fails to stop cross removal

Another Chinese church is stripped of its cross as a Communist Party ‘anti-church’ demolition campaign continues in Zhejiang province

A crane winches a large red cross from one of three domes on the Guantou church in Wenzhou

By Tom Phillips, Shanghai9:14AM BST 17 Jun 2014

Nearly a week after Chinese Christians thwarted Continue reading

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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Zhejiang: list and pictures of 64 demolished Christian churches

05/21/2014 14:03

The campaign of persecution against Christians in Zhejiang has led to the destruction of places of worship, the removal or obliteration of crosses, and a month-long clashes between Christians and police over churches and other places of worship. Meanwhile, the plan to demolish the “Jerusalem of the East” moves on relentless.
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