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.
On 30 December, Pastor Wang Yi of Early Rain Covenant Church in Chengdu was sentenced to nine years in prison.
On 26 December, the long-awaited trial of Wang Yi, pastor of Early Rain Covenant Church, was held in secret in Chengdu, capital of Sichuan province.