Samuel Lamb

Police 'ransack Guangzhou church'

Police have been accused of ransacking a house church run by a Christian preacher in Guangzhou.

Li Dexian said more than 20 uniformed officers went to the church yesterday in Yongming village, part of the suburb of Huadu.

Tuesday, 12 October, 1999, 12:00am

House church leader seized in Guangzhou

Guangzhou house church leader Li Dexian has been taken into custody, Christian sources said yesterday.

Li, 47, was taken away on Tuesday when dozens of police officers raided his 'meeting place' in the outskirts of the city's Huadu district, the sources said.

The officers confiscated bibles and other property, including chairs.

3 Dec 1998 - 12:00am

Police question five Christians

FIVE Christians were detained in their house-church for more than four hours by police in the Guangdong city of Zhengcheng, sources said. Bibles and religious material was confiscated.

One of them was a member of a Guangzhou house-church while the other four were local Christians.

17 Aug 1994 - 12:00am

Police raid two house churches in Guangzhou

GUANGZHOU police raided two unregistered house churches last month, detaining the leaders and accusing them of holding ''illegal'' religious meetings.

According to a report by the News Network International (NNI), at least five church leaders were taken into custody and interrogated. They were later released, the report said.

13 Oct 1993 - 12:00am

Beijing eases up on priest

THE lack of media exposure has created opportunities for Beijing to continue its crackdown on the underground church movement in China, according to mainland Christians.

However, well-known religious figures, such as the Reverend Samuel Lamb Xianggao, who runs the Damazhen House Church in Guangzhou, are being treated relatively well by the authorities.

10 Aug 1993 - 12:00am