Date: May 19, 2023
Thank you for your prayers and support as we stand for freedom and liberty across China in 2023. We'll keep you updated as we stand together with the persecuted faithful this year. You can make a gift to let the persecuted know they are not alone by clicking here.
Here's the latest on religious freedom, human rights, and the rule of law across China.
Guo Feixiong Sentenced To Jail
Well-known human rights activist Guo Feixiong was sentenced to eight years in jail for allegedly "inciting subversion of state power." Guo was arrested in January 2022 after the death of his wife Zhang Qing in January and was banned from coming to the United States to bury her and comfort his children. Read Guo's 'eulogy made of tears with blood' to his wife.
Pray for Guo, his family, and his CCP persecutors.
Five Christians Released On Bail
ChinaAid's media team reported on the release of five ethnic Nu Christians who were arrested on the charge of "organizing and funding illegal gatherings." All of these Christians returned home safely and were able to see their families. Here's a photo of one of the several Christian Chinese attorneys who worked very hard to support these five Nu Christians.
Pray for these five Christians, their attorneys, and their families.
No Tiananmen Square Memorial Mass
News emerged that the Catholic Diocese of Hong Kong will not hold a June 4th memorial mass to commemorate the victims of the Tiananmen Square massacre. There was not a mass in 2022, but 2021's commemoration had all seven churches in the diocese full, with believers paying their respects outside. Learn how the CCP has taken control of Hong Kong churches.
Pray for all Christians in Hong Kong and their persecutors.
More Early Rain Members Persecuted
Police in Dayi County searched the home of an Early Rain Covenant Church couple and took them to a local police station. Shen Bing and Li Xiaofeng have been steadfast servants of Early Rain's Dayi branch. Here's how CCP officials have persecuted Early Rain Covenant Church members for several years.
Pray for Shen and Li, all Early Rain Church members, and their persecutors.
- Taiwan News and Focus Taiwan mention ChinaAid amid reporting on Taiwanese Legislative Speaker You Si-kun's visit to Washington D.C. this week.
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