Chinese Christians Gather En Masse for First Time – Jun Wang
From The New American Media:
Editor’s Note: Christianity in China is showing signs of emerging from the underground. The 5,000-attendee Gospel of China conference held last month in Hong Kong is a perfect example of this new force, writes NAM editor Jun Wang.
Although Christianity is still almost totally invisible in the public sphere some 200 years after it was first introduced to China, the Chinese Christian population is growing as the country opens up economically and spiritually.
More than 5,000 Christians from the mainland poured into Hong Kong at the end of last month to join the Gospel of China Conference organized by the Christian Life Quarterly, a Chinese-language Christian magazine headquartered in Chicago.
“It’s the first time we held this conference out of the United States,” said Jingling Qu, executive editor of the Quarterly. “The audience number doubled that of our former conferences.” [Full Text]