Jin Tianming

Four leaders go in church split

One of the mainland's most influential unofficial churches, which has had hundreds of its members detained, placed under house arrest and harassed over the past nine weeks, is facing a fresh crisis after four of its leaders left.

Monday, 6 June, 2011, 12:00am

Over 30 Christians detained as church clampdown continues

More than 30 Christians from one of the mainland's most influential unofficial churches were detained and dozens were confined to their homes yesterday, after they tried to worship outdoors in defiance of government orders amid a crackdown that has continued for four Sundays.

2 May 2011 - 12:00am

Pastor still held after crackdown

A pastor in Beijing remains detained while most of his nearly 170 worshippers were released after a weekend crackdown on underground house churches in Beijing, a church leader said yesterday.

12 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

Fears of new crackdown as 160 Christians held

More than 160 Christians were taken away by Beijing police yesterday as they tried to attend an outdoor service after being evicted from their usual place of worship, the church's pastor said, in what appears to be the largest crackdown on unofficial churches in years.

11 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

Fears of more pressure on underground churches

Fears that a crackdown on underground churches is under way have increased, with one of the largest house churches on the mainland soon to be evicted, a Guangzhou house church ordered to stop meeting and another driven out of one of its rented premises.

1 Apr 2011 - 12:00am