East Asia

Top Asian Prelate Speaks Out against Hong Kong Cardinal’s Arrest

This post was originally published on this site05/16/2022 Hong Kong (International Christian Concern) – On May 14, Cardinal Charles Maung Bo, the archbishop of Yangon, who is also the president of the Federation of Asian Bishops’ Conferences (FABC), slams the Chinese authorities for the recent arrest of Cardinal Joseph Zen Ze-kiun, bishop emeritus of Hong…

Chengdu Police Raid ERCC Gathering, Arrest Youth Leader

This post was originally published on this site05/13/2022 China (International Christian Concern) – On May 12, a member of the heavily persecuted Chengdu-based Early Rain Covenant Church (ERCC) was taken away by the police, after his home was raided during a youth gathering. Brother Xiao Luobiao, a leader of ERCC youth, had his house raided…

Hong Kong Pastor Charged with Sedition Repeatedly Denied Bail

This post was originally published on this site05/11/2022 Hong Kong (International Christian Concern) – A Hong Kong pastor who was arrested and detained for sedition last month has been repeatedly denied bail despite his four attempts. Rev. Garry Pang Moon-yuen was arrested by Hong Kong’s national security police on April 6, after his attendance at…

Chinese Christian Arrested for Exposing Pandemic Mismanagement

This post was originally published on this site05/09/2022 China (International Christian Concern) – A Chinese Christian man from a house church in China’s Shenzhen was recently arrested and detained for translating and sharing an audio accusing the Shanghai government of mishandling the pandemic control on social media. Brother Yan Zhihong from Shenzhen Trinity Gospel Harvest…

Chinese Presbyterian Church’s Website Shut Down by the Government

This post was originally published on this site05/03/2022 China (International Christian Concern) – A Presbyterian church that is not sanctioned by the Chinese government has become the latest victim of China’s tightened control of cyberspace for religious groups. Xinguang Presbyterian Church in Shanghai city was already listed as an illegal social organization by the government…

Chinese Preacher and Wife to Attend Court for Administrative Reconsideration

This post was originally published on this site05/01/2022 China (International Christian Concern) – A Chinese preacher and his wife who have received a hefty fine for organizing illegal religious gatherings will soon face court for the administrative reconsideration they had submitted for appeal. Preacher Yang Xibo and his wife Wang Xiaofei from Xunsiding Church in…