From dpa, via The China Post:
It is a country where people caught smuggling religious texts or organizing illicit services can face years in jail. Yet China is about to become home to the world’s biggest Bible factory, producing a staggering 1 million copies a month.
The aircraft hangar-sized plant on an industrial park outside the eastern city of Nanjing will be capable of producing more than one Bible every second and is expected to supply one quarter of all the world’s Bibles by 2009.
Amity Printing — a joint venture between a Chinese Christian charity and the UK-based United Bible Societies — is already printing up to 800,000 Bibles a month, 80 percent of which are distributed to officially-approved churches across China. [Full Text]