October 20, 2005
Every American Christian knows about the suffering of the church in China, the beatings, the torture, and yes the occasional murder of Christian believers by the Chinese authorities. Recently, however, there has been a sinister new twist to these cruel practices.
In Hunan province in the past month, the authorities have started kidnapping Christian leaders, taking them to hidden locations, and then subjecting them to mind-altering drugs. Several Christians have recovered from stupor, only to discover, to their horror, that they have betrayed their fellow-believers while temporarily under the influence of these malign chemicals.
Senior representatives of China’s official and controlled Protestant church, have consistently denied that any Christian has been imprisoned merely for his faith. Now that lie has now been compounded by the use of old-fashioned gangsterism against China’s Christians.
Beyond the News
China auction Web site offers babies for sale
Reuters News Service
BEIJING - Shanghai police are investigating advertisements offering babies for sale on a Chinese Web site owned by Internet auction power eBay, state media said on Thursday.
Chinese Christian Refugee's Religious Asylum Reinstated
By Allie Martin and Jenni Parker
October 19, 2005
(AgapePress) - After a long legal battle, a Chinese Christian refugee has won the right to stay in the United States rather than be deported back to China where he would likely have faced arrest, persecution and possibly death. His reversal of fortune is the result of a recent decision by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS).