Chinese Government Closes 125 Christian Meeting Places

November 20, 2003

Source: Yahoo! News

On November 20, 2003 Yahoo! News ran an Associated Press story that reported, "Authorities in an east China province have sealed off 125 Christian gathering places since July, cutting off 3,000 believers from their places of worship, a human rights organization said Thursday. The makeshift churches in Jiangsu province were ordered closed by local officials seeking to crack down on what they deem to be underground religious activity, the Hong Kong-based Information Center for Human Rights and Democracy said."