Attacks on the rise against Christians and House Churches in China

Source http://www.religiontoday.com photo via http://www.persecution.org

Washington, D.C. (ICC) – A recent spate of attacks against Christians and house churches in China underlines the country’s relentless habit of persecuting Christians, even at the cost of its own reputation in the international community.

Christians Beaten in Hainan Province

On Aug. 14, a number of Christians in Lingao town, Lincheng county, Hainan Province, were violently beaten by urban management officers when they tried to prevent construction at a building site.

The Christians were looking forward to a church that was originally intended to be constructed at the site, but when local government secretly sold the site to developers, they were left floundering in the dark. As they protested the construction, the violence began and several children and elderly people were injured, with two women going into a coma as a result of the retaliation. When the Christians informed the police, they refused to address the attack.

House Church Pastor Abducted and Assaulted

Also on Aug. 13, Li Shuangping, leader of Linfen house church, was abducted and beaten by agents of the local government. Li was reportedly driving home when he was forced to stop because a young man, who appeared to be intoxicated, staggered into the path of his car. As soon as he stopped, a black sedan drove up next to him and three men got out of the car. Along with the „intoxicated” young man, the four of them dragged Li out of his car, forced him into the black sedan, blindfolded him and restrained him with a rope.

When one of the men drove the car, the other three held him down in the backseat and assaulted him, punching and kicking him in the head, neck and torso. As he was being beaten, they were launching all manner of threats against him and his family, asking whether he would like to die as a result of leading a house church. When the car finally stopped, he was thrown into a cornfield and left alone to find his way home. Li believes that the events of Aug. 13 were secretly ordered by the local government, to threaten him and other house church leaders and to suppress the house church movement.

Local Church Victimized by Repeated Vandalizing

On Aug. 3, in the wee hours of the morning, in Zhengzhou, capital of Henan Province, unknown vandals sealed off the entrance to the Sunzhuang Christian church with tons of dirt, rock and debris that was piled up at the doorway, forcing the church shut. It is suspected that AR1933 vehicles, owned by the Henan province, were used to transport the debris and cut off access to the church. This was not the first time it has happened.

On July 24, the church had to face the same situation when the entrance was sealed off by a mountain of debris, until forklifts were dispatched from the Zhengzhou Bureau of Religious Affairs to clear away the rubble.

Despite receiving official recognition by the Three-Self Patriotic Movement when it gained approval to build a new church building, local government has made every effort to displace the Christians from the village, without the villagers’ consent or any legal permits. As demolition efforts began, the church has faced numerous setbacks, including loss of power and water, without any meaningful intervention from local authorities.

Christians are continually facing persecution, while local authorities remain passive, indifferent and even culpable at times. As Ryan Morgan, International Christian Concern’s regional manager for China, said, „Across China, Christians continue to face harassment, intimidation, assault and even abduction at the hands of local authorities who seem to have little concern of suffering consequences for their actions.”

Christians Detained and Intimidated by Local Authorities

On Aug. 22, the social networking site of a Chinese human rights lawyer reported that local officials in the city of Tongren, Guizhong Province, interrupted a house church gathering, detaining the preacher along with members who had organized the gathering. The Christians were released after hours of interrogation and harassment.

During the interrogation, officials demanded that the preacher join the Three-Self Patriotic church, the only state-recognized Protestant church in China, accused of being an instrument for the government that persecutes Christians outside of it.

The General Situation in China

An estimated 20 million people belong to the Three-Self Patriotic Movement, while the majority of Christians are part of separate house churches that are frequently targeted by the state for persecution. The highest figure of Christians in China has been suggested to be 130 million, although the state prefers the official number of 67 million.

Although some Christians are free to express their faith in certain regions of the country, the overall picture of Christian persecution in China is only worsening. According to the annual report of ChinaAid, a Texas-based Christian non-profit organization, it examined 132 persecution cases involving 4,919 people, finding that incidents of persecution rose 41.9 percent from 2011. Additionally, the number of people sentenced in cases relating to religious persecution rose by 125 percent from 2011.

If left unchecked, religious freedom for Christians in China is set to decay even further, as local authorities continue to get away with determined acts of violence against innocent citizens. China needs to pay more attention to the outcry against its poor record of providing religious freedom to its citizens. As Ryan Morgan says, „We call on the central government in Beijing to immediately step in and prevent the grave abuses against religious minorities being reported on a weekly basis. How can China claim to allow religious freedom when worshiping with fellow citizens in your own home or unsanctioned church means risking a police raid? It is unconscionable.”

International Christian Concern is a Washington, D.C.-based human rights organization that exists to help persecuted Christians worldwide. ICC provides awareness, advocacy and assistance to the worldwide persecuted church.

 

China incredibila: peste 30,000 de avorturi la zi si aprox. 500 de femei pe zi se sinucid

Niste statistici de la un sait crestin – http://allgirlsallowed.org. Poti sa faci click pe sait si autorul blogului da citatii pentru fiecare afirmatie.

Sinuciderea femeilor in China

  1. In China, rata de sinucidere este mai mare la femei decat la barbati, in timp ce in tot restul lumii rata de sinucidere este mai mare la barbati.
  2. Beijing Suicide Research and Prevention Center a raportat ca in anul 2009 rata de sinucidere la femei a fost de trei ori mai mare ca a barbatilor.
  3. Suicide is the leading cause of death for adult women living in rural areas in China. Sinuciderea este motivul #1 a decesurilor femeilor in satele din China.
  4. Din numarul total de sinucideri de femei 56% au loc in China, desi doar 19% din femeile lumii locuiesc in China. 56% of the world’s female suicides occur in China, but only 19% of the world’s population lives in China.
  5. 500 de femei se sinucid in China zilnic (majoritatea se otravesc). 
  6. Steven Mosher spune ca nu este o coincidenta ca femeile din China au rata cea mai mare de suicid si rata cea mai ridicata de cancer la san, consecinte a omorarii pruncilor in pantec de un stat (tara) care prin forta controleaza prin forta rata de nastere.

Statistici despre Avort in China

  1. 13 milioane de avorturi anual =  aprox. 35,000 de avorturi zilnic, majoritatea se crede ca sunt avorturi fortate. Chinese data show that 13 million abortions are performed each year, for an average rate of 35,000 abortions per day.
  2. Din 1971, doctorii din China au  efectuat  336 de milioane de avorturi, au sterilizat 196 million de persoane, si au implantat  403 million de intrauterine devices. (In comparatie, in SUA, a carei populatie este un sfert din populatia Chinei, se estimeaza ca au avut loc 50 de milioane de avorturi din 1973 pana in prezent.)
  3. 55% dintre toate femeile din China au facut un avort si 27.3% dintre femei intre  20-30 de ani—adica, cam 27.3 milioane de femei—au avut un avort.
  4. In anul 2000, mai mult de 50% dintre avorturile din China au fost facute pentru ca copilul nu a fost baiat.
  5. 8 milioane de femei au avort in fiecare an in China.
  6. In Shanghai, Beijing si alte orase mari rata repetarii avorturilor este peste 50%.

China’s draconian forced abortion policies and suicide rates for women

Meanwhile, look at these whopping statistics that I have come across at this Christian website – http://allgirlsallowed.org. By the way, if you click on the original page, you can access citations for every one of these deplorable statistics:

Female Suicide in China

  1. In China, suicide rates are higher for women than men, while in all other countries (with the exception of the small island nation of Sao Tome and Principe) the suicide rate is higher for men than for women.
  2. In fact, the Beijing Suicide Research and Prevention Center reported in 2009 that the suicide rate for females was three times higher than for males.
  3. Suicide is the leading cause of death for adult women living in rural areas in China.
  4. 56% of the world’s female suicides occur in China, but only 19% of the world’s population lives in China.
  5. In more rural areas of China, suicide accounts for one third of all female deaths.
  6. 500 women commit suicide in China each day.
  7. Easy access to pesticides contributes to the prevalence of suicides among rural women.
  8. Violence against women and girls, discrimination in education and employment, the traditional preference for male children, birth-limitation policies, and other societal factors contribute to the high female suicide rate.
  9. According to researcher Steven Mosher, it is no accident that, “China’s women have the highest suicide rate in the world, not to mention the highest rates of breast cancer, all in consequence of having had their babies killed in utero by a state ruthlessly bent on population control.”

Abortion Statistics in China

  1. Chinese data show that 13 million abortions are performed each year, for an average rate of 35,000 abortions per day.
  2. One field researcher has concluded that he is fairly certain that most of the 13 million annual abortions are forced.
  3. According to Steven Mosher, most of the millions of abortions carried out in China have the character of a rape; that is, they were performed on women who were ordered, or even physically forced, to submit to the knife.
  4. Since 1971, doctors have performed 336 million abortions, have performed 196 million sterilizations, and have inserted 403 million intrauterine devices. (For comparison, in the US, where the population is about one-quarter the size of China’s, an estimated 50 million abortions have been performed since 1973.)
  5. 55% of all women in China have had an abortion and 27.3% of women in their 20’s—about 27.3 million women—have had an abortion.
  6. In 2000, more than half of all abortions in China were a result of prenatal sex selection.
  7. One survey of 8,846 women showed that of those women who have had one abortion, 35.97% have another abortion shortly after the first one.
  8. An average of 8 million women undergo abortions every year in China.
  9. The abortion rate among women in China is 29.3%, which far exceeds the average level of other developed nations; in the population of 20-29 year-old young women, the abortion rate is 62%.
  10. In Shanghai, Beijing and other large cities, the rate of repeat abortion is higher than 50%.
  11. Regulations requiring women who violate family-planning policy to terminate their pregnancies still exist in the 25th, 42nd, and 22nd provisions of the Population and Family Control Regulation of Liaoning, Jilin, and Heilongjiang provinces, respectively. An additional 10 provinces–Fujian, Guizhou, Guangdong, Gansu, Jiangxi, Qinghai, Sichuan, Shanxi, Shaanxi, and Yunnan–require unspecified „remedial measures” to deal with unauthorized pregnancies.
  12. While some researchers have suggested that Hepatitis is responsible for the high sex ratio, this is not supported by the evidence.  Looking at the 2000 census data, if a second child is a male it will arrive, on average, 4 months later than a second born female.  This delay in birth indicates that there is human intervention, abortions or infanticide, taking place before the birth of a male second child.

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