Pastor Wang Yi of the Early Rain Covenant Church in Chengdu, China. Photo: Facebook

Chinese pastor Wang Yi gets nine years in jail for ‘inciting subversion’

  • Early Rain Covenant Church founder had been detained for 12 months after being picked up during overnight raids
  • Wang also convicted of illegal business operations, according to court judgment
Topic |   Human rights in China

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Pastor Wang Yi of the Early Rain Covenant Church in Chengdu, China. Photo: Facebook
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Linda Lew

Linda Lew

Born in China and raised in New Zealand, Linda joined the Post as a reporter in 2018. Previously, she freelanced for Chinese technology media site TechNode. She holds bachelor's degrees in arts and commerce from the University of Auckland, and has a master's in global business journalism from Tsinghua University.

Guo Rui

Guo Rui

Guo Rui is a China reporter covering elite politics, domestic policies, environmental protection, civil society, and social movement. She is also a documentary filmmaker, recording modern Chinese history and social issues through film.