CHINA: Special weekly FoRB newsletter (31.12.2020- 08.01.2021)

The best news from Bitter Winter

01.01.21 – Dr. Gulshan Abbas sentenced to 20 years in jail

The world has understood. Through this absurd decision, the CCP is punishing her sister Rushan, for her brave campaign on behalf of the persecuted Uyghurs.

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02.01.21 – A great gift idea for the New Year: the CCP anti-Xie-Jiao calendar

Say good-bye to 2020 and welcome 2021 with something reminding you every day that the persecution of banned religions should be supported—or else.

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04.01.21 – Trade deals and Human Rights: The scramble for high moral ground in dealing with China

The battle lines are drawn. Europe ignores human rights concerns and finalizes “the trade deals of all trade deals with China,” US and UK try to resist.

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06.01.21 – Church of Almighty God members “deprogrammed” in jail

Under CCP’s “transformation” program, CAG members are abused and tortured, until they sign the “three statements,” promising to give up their belief.

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07.01.21 – Panchen Lama: Tibetans forced to worship the false one at gunpoint

 Gyaltsen Norbu toured Tibet this year and talked to captive audiences, compelled to listen to him by the CCP security.

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31.12.20 – Bishop Andrew Han Jingtao, a ‘giant of culture and faith’ of the underground Church, dies

A great scholar, he spent 27 years in a forced labour camp, and later taught at a university. He was also appreciated by prison authorities. Upon becoming bishop in 1982, he divided his time between academic and pastoral work.

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31.12.20 – PSB officers raid home Bible study; arrest Xuncheng Reformed Church Pastor An Yankui and five other Christians

At 10:45 pm on December 30, after Public Security Bureau (PSB) officers raided the home Bible study of Pastor An Yankui, minister of Xuncheng Reformed Church in Taiyuan, Shanxi Province, Ms. Yao Congya, Pastor An’s wife posted an urgent prayer request.

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04.01.21 – Chinese Communist Party officials continue to detain two nuns who work in Hong Kong under house arrest in Hebei Province

Although Chinese Communist Party (CCP) officials arrested two nuns visiting their home in Hebei Province in May, this information did not become public until December 30.

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