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China: Church faces ongoing crackdown, church leaders and members slapped with trumped-up charges and detained

For background on Orthodox Christianity in China, see here.

For previous coverage of the persecution of Christians in China, see here.

“Linfen House Church Faces Ongoing Persecution,” International Christian Concern, November 8, 2022:

11/08/2022 China (International Christian Concern) – A house church in southwest Shanxi province continues to face an ongoing crackdown, as church leaders and members are slapped with trumped-up charges and detained by the authorities.

Linfen Holy Covenant Church already has its leaders taken away on Aug. 19 and charged with “fraud” in late September. Now, even the members of the house church are targeted.

On October 27, Wu Tingting, a coworker at the church was placed under Residential Surveillance at a Designated Location (RSDL) for her alleged involvement in “fraud.”

On November 1, Wang Qiang, another coworker from the church was intercepted by the police and taken away before he could notify his family. A day later, his wife Wen Huijuan received a notice from the police that Wang has been placed under RSDL for “fraud.”…

Linfen Holy Covenant Church is a brother church of the heavily persecuted Shanxi Xuncheng (Zion) Reformed Church. Both churches have been targeted since late 2018 and are subject to arbitrary arrests, harassment, raids, and fabricated charges.

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