Group Says China Deporting Missionaries – Alexa Olesen

From AP via Washington Post:

China has kicked out more than 100 suspected foreign missionaries in a campaign to prevent proselytizing ahead of next year’s Beijing Summer Olympics, a U.S. monitoring group said Tuesday.

The government launched “a massive expulsion campaign of foreign Christians” in February dubbed Typhoon No. 5, said the China Aid Association, based in Midland, Texas.

The foreigners, mostly from the United States, South Korea, Singapore, Canada, Australia, and Israel, were expelled or deported between April and June, the group said. [Full Text]

See also Homeward, Christian Soldiers!, from The Opposite End of China blog.

July 10, 2007 11:52 AM
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