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Screws tightened on House Church

BEIJING (AsiaNews): An intimidation campaign has been launched against a House Church in Guizhou province, with local authorities threatening to sue its members and bar their children from tertiary education.

The United States of America-based ChinaAid said in a press release on July 16 that people attending the Huaqiu Church were told that if they didn’t stop bringing their children to Church, they would not be admitted to any university or military academy.

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Court overrules appeal on house church closure

BEIJING (Agencies): A court in Guizhou, China, has ruled against an appeal by a Christian community disputing an order that a house church must be closed.

China Aid reported that members of the Huaqiu House Church raised 50,000 yuan ($62,500) and built a church in May 2014 after receiving a certificate of approval for the self-financed project.

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State washes its hands of children’s tragic deaths

 

HONG KONG (UCAN): The posting of a notice on rubbish collection units in Bijie, Guizhou province, reading, Humans and animals are forbidden to enter. The consequences of violating this order are your own responsibility, in the wake of the deaths of five homeless children from carbon monoxide poising seems a bit heartless.

The children were taking shelter from the bitter cold in the rubbish collection unit and lit a fire out of paper to try and keep warm in November last year.

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