Volunteers welcome visitors to a Christmas Eve service at Asbury Church in Beijing. Photo: Liu Zhen Volunteers welcome visitors to a Christmas Eve service at Asbury Church in Beijing. Photo: Liu Zhen
Volunteers welcome visitors to a Christmas Eve service at Asbury Church in Beijing. Photo: Liu Zhen

Christmas celebrations in full swing in Beijing despite China’s festive crackdown

  • Christmas celebrations still can be found in Beijing – with either a religious or commercial tone – while some other Chinese cities are banning them
  • Communist Party stresses ‘traditional Chinese values and cultures’ amid a tide of nationalism stoked by the country’s trade war with the US

Topic |   Christmas
Volunteers welcome visitors to a Christmas Eve service at Asbury Church in Beijing. Photo: Liu Zhen Volunteers welcome visitors to a Christmas Eve service at Asbury Church in Beijing. Photo: Liu Zhen
Volunteers welcome visitors to a Christmas Eve service at Asbury Church in Beijing. Photo: Liu Zhen
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