A Taiwanese Christian pastor was detained for singing the worship song “Jesus Love You” in Zhengzhou, Henan, in China, which officials there have branded as an “illegal religious activity.”
ChinaAid, which reports on persecution and human rights abuses in the world’s most populous nation, said Pastor Xu Rongzhang from Taiwan was detained on Saturday, the day before Easter, because he led a group of Christians in Zhengzhou to sing the song.
Xu was released later on the same day, though his identification documents and permit to travel to mainland China were not returned until Monday.
Local officials never explained why singing “Jesus Loves You” is now deemed to be an illegal activity, though several Christians across China in recent months have been arrested and even sentenced to prison for participating in religious activities…. read more
(Wenzhou, Zhejiang—April 10, 2017) Authorities in China’s coastal Zhejiang province carried out violent attacks against churches refusing to install surveillance cameras in late March.
Local government departments began carrying out a missive from the Zhejiang provincial government to install cameras within churches that would assist authorities in monitoring religious activities. This command triggered an outpouring of threats against individual churches, stating that if they refused to set up the surveillance system voluntarily, officials would do so forcibly. In response, several churches in Wenzhou, a city in Zhejiang, have confronted government personnel, and members of Chenming Church demanded to know the legal bases for these measures. ChinaAid does not know the reasoning they were given… read more
lhwm notes: This is starting in China but know it will happen in other countries as well. Our hearts and prayers are lifted and Lord we pray you hear their prayers. Watch over them Lord and help them in Jesus name Amen.
April 3 (UPI) — Christian churchgoers in China were recently wounded after fighting with officials enforcing new regulations: the installation of surveillance cameras inside churches.
The ordinance to place closed-circuit television cameras in Protestant and Roman Catholic churches was issued in late 2016 by authorities in Zhejiang Province, South China Morning Post reported Monday.
The law comes two years after Chinese authorities ordered churches in the coastal province to remove conspicuous neon crosses from buildings, a movement that began in 2014, according to the report…. read more
Proverbs 21:30-31 There is no wisdom, understanding, or advice that can succeed against the Lord. 31 You can get the horses ready for the day of battle, but it is the Lord who gives the victory.
(Natural News) Do you really know what is going to be on your plate when you purchase seafood? There’s a good chance you don’t — and maybe you don’t want to know. Seafood laced with antibiotics is flooding the marketplace here in the U.S., and if that isn’t disturbing enough, most of this seafood is coming from China — where it was most likely raised on pig feces.
Upwards of 80 percent of the seafood in the U.S. is imported, and a good portion of that is of Chinese origin. In 2016, it was estimated that nearly 30 percent of the seafood Americans eat actually comes from China. In 2014, $2.9 billion worth of seafood was imported from the nation, making it the third largest importer to the States.
As Bloomberg describes, livestock pens are scattered among the Chinese fisheries. To feed the fish, they simply wash the feces down a pipe that empties out into a pond, and the fish are taken care of. Would you knowingly eat fish that had spent its life in a pond of excrement? Probably not. But, this method of “recycling” has been used in Chinese agriculture for thousands of years. What fattens the pigs also fattens up the fish. Beyond the sanitary concerns of such a process, the introduction of antibiotics to animal feed has served to create an even bigger threat to public health…. [read more]
China has reportedly tested a new modification of its Dongfeng-5 ICBM capable of carrying a payload of 10 individual warheads. The test may indicate a shift in China’s nuclear policy or an attempt to put pressure on the Trump administration, experts say.
In the flight test of the DF-5C missile conducted in January, the rocket was fired from the Taiyuan Space Launch Center in central China and to an impact range in the western Taklamakan desert, reports the Washington Free Beacon’s senior editor, Bill Gertz, citing US defense sources…. [read more]