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Saturday, 9 August 2008

A different view of China.

This report has been received from "Open Doors" - one of the organisations concerned about the plight of the persecuted church (see the link in My Favourite Links)

Chinese police detained house church leader Zhang Mingxuan, along with his wife Xie Fenlang and co-pastor Wu Jiang He, at a police station in Hebei after a BBC journalist attempted to interview him on Monday, 4 August. BBC International affairs journalist John Simpson phoned Zhang to request an interview, as required in a handbook given to journalists reporting on the Olympic Games in Beijing. Zhang agreed to the interview, but as Simpson traveled to meet him, police seized Zhang and his companions and moved them to a local police station. When Zhang informed Simpson of their whereabouts using a cell (mobile) phone, Simpson drove to the police station and shouted a few questions across the courtyard to Zhang, who was visible through an open window on the second floor of the building, as shown on BBC video footage. Public Security Bureau (PSB) officials had banished Zhang and his wife from Beijing for the duration of the Games, fearing they would try to meet with visiting foreign officials. After forcing Zhang and Xie to leave their home and evicting them from several other temporary residences, on 18 July police entered a guesthouse where they were staying and drove them to Yanjiao in neighbouring Hebei province. Zhang and Xie then moved to another, more remote town to await the completion of the Games. Zhang traveled as an itinerant evangelist throughout China before moving to Beijing in 1998. He is co-founder and president of the China House Church Alliance, established in April 2005 to defend the rights of house church Christians.

Source: Compass Direct
View the story here (the relevant section is the second part):
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/south_asia/7541832.stm

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