Clergy taking part in an officially sanctioned Christmas service in Beijing this year. Members of illegal churches, not recognised by the authorities, often meet in people's homes. Photo: Associated Press

Chinese Christians forced to celebrate Christmas in secret

Members of illegal churches in China fear they face stronger crackdowns from the authorities as the government adopts a more nationalist tone

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Clergy taking part in an officially sanctioned Christmas service in Beijing this year. Members of illegal churches, not recognised by the authorities, often meet in people's homes. Photo: Associated Press
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