China Confiscates Bibles From American Christians

From AP: Chinese customs officials confiscated more than 300 Bibles on Sunday from four American Christians who arrived in a southwestern city with plans to distribute them, the group’s leader said. The Bibles were taken...

China Set to Become Top Bible Maker

Even though Chinese Christians are still a religious minority that can only legally obtain Bibles from state-approved churches, the economies of Bible printing seem to be loosening these restrictions. From the Los Angeles Times:...

Religion Flourishes in China

Independent Television News shows an internet video on China’s largest bible factory. Despite tight restrictions on religion in China, the country’s largest bible factory prints more than six million religious books...

Keeping the Faith in China

Millions of Christians in China practice their religion in secret to avoid persecution by the Communist Party. The BBC’s James Reynolds reports from Beijing on underground churches. Underground Christians make the Chinese...

Religious Texts Allowed At Beijing Olympics, But For Personal Use Only; Falun Gong Excluded – AP

From AP, via International Herald Tribune: Outraged Beijing Olympic organizers sought Thursday to refute allegations of religious intolerance, saying Bibles and other religious items for personal use are welcome at next year’s Beijing Olympics. That latitude, however, does not extend to the Falun Gong spiritual movement, banned eight years ago as an “evil cult” and […]

Hotels Told to Stock Bibles for Olympic Visitors – Wu Jiao

From China Daily: Hotels in Beijing should provide Bibles for foreign visitors during the upcoming Beijing Olympic Games, a Chinese political adviser said… Beijing is expected to receive about 500,000 to 550,000 overseas visitors during the 29th Summer Olympiad, which opens on August 8, 2008 and will run until August 24… At least 40 million […]

Christianity in China – Beijing Review

Articles from the Beijing Review about Christians, Christianity and its development in China: – Becoming a Believer: The Bible has a major influence on many Chinese, including those who are not raised as Christians. [full text] – Translation of the Bible in China: History of the Bible’s Chinese version and early missionaries in China [full […]

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