China Launches New Crackdown on Unofficial Churches

Townhall.com Staff
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Posted: Nov 01, 2013 10:19 AM
China’s communist government launched a new crackdown on unofficial Christian churches in October, claiming the groups are illegal for operating outside of government control, according to a Chinese dissident. Bob Fu, head of a Christian activist group ChinaAid and a house church leader once based in China, said a secret directive was issued in October by the State Council, the Communist Party-controlled central government organ, that calls for closing down, and in some cases destroying, residences used by Christians who hold unofficial church services and meetings.