Police took Elder Li Yingqiang to prevent him attending church service.
Christian book seller Chen Yu, owner of Wheat Bookstore, has been charged with “illegal business operations” and sentenced to seven years in prison.
Pastor Jin Tianming of Shouwang Church has appeared online after nine years under house arrest
Demolition of government-approved church buildings is becoming a regular occurrence, with three recent demolitions in Henan province.
Xiao Hongliu, wife of imprisoned Early Rain Covenant Church elder Qin Defu, has written a letter pleading for prayer.
Officials in Xiamen, Fujian province, raided a house church injuring church members, confiscating phones and damaging the property during the process.
Six members of Sichuan’s Early Rain Covenant Church were detained on Easter Sunday, and a church building in Qinghai was demolished.
As the Covid-19 pandemic spreads around the globe, some of the countries from which Church in Chains reports regularly have been very badly hit.
Chinese authorities have continued to remove crosses from the tops of church buildings despite the ongoing Covid-19 crisis.
New regulations came into effect on 1 February that will further restrict religious practice in China.