Persecutions and closings of Chinese Christian churches
September 27, 2019... At least two police officers have stood guard in front of the 69-year-old Xunsiding Church every day since its closure earlier this year. When the pastor’s wife tried to host a dinner in the building, officers formed a human wall preventing her and her guests from entering.
Like many unregistered churches in China, the influential Xunsiding Church was closed for refusing to submit to government registration or abide by new regulations on religious affairs.
Chinese Christians are now experiencing a new wave of government persecution, and Xunsiding is just one of many churches facing problems. Chinese authorities have closed churches in every province, imprisoned some pastors and closed Christian schools and seminaries.
(Source: The Voice of the Martyrs/China Aid)